Full television coverage ensures that this is a prime showcase for riders, sponsors, and bikes.
The Streetfighter class was a big hit. It was conceived to give spectators something different to watch other than fully-faired sportsbikes, with lower costs too. It certainly achieved that and along the way it delivered some of the most entertaining racing of the year, making it essential viewing for fans and an ideal target for sponsorship. Its popularity is set to increase further in 2009.