Ninety-five British Superbike Championship races have taken place at Oulton Park since 1996 – in that time there have been 29 different race winners and 44 different podium finishers.
With 11th and 13th at Silverstone last weekend, James Ellison became only the 8th rider in BSB history to score more than 2400 points.
Niall and Tarran Mackenzie are the first father and son combination to finish on the podium in BSB history.
Tarran became the 73rd rider to stand on a BSB podium since 1996.
Leon Haslam’s advantage of 45 points is the highest ever in the nine years of the Showdown being contested. The previous best total was in 2014 when Shane Byrne was 26 points clear of Josh Brookes.
This year’s Showdown features four of the six riders who contested last year’s Showdown – Haslam, Jake Dixon, Brookes and Peter Hickman.
Glenn Irwin and Bradley Ray will contest the Showdown for the first time in their BSB careers.
Five manufacturers are represented in the Showdown – Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati and BMW.
For the second year running, Peter Hickman is the only BMW representative in the Showdown.
Josh Brookes has contested the Showdown every year since it was introduced in 2010 with the exception of 2016 when he was contesting the World Superbike Championship.
His eight appearances in the Showdown is a record number, one ahead of Shane Byrne.
Brookes took his 114th BSB podium at Silverstone and whilst this keeps him third on the all-time list, he closed to within one of John Reynolds’ total of 115.
Leon Haslam now has 97 BSB podiums to remain in fifth overall on the all-time list but needs just three more to become only the fourth rider to score more than 100 podiums in the BSB Championship. Michael Rutter currently sits in fourth overall with 99.
Ryuichi Kiyonari is the most successful rider at Oulton Park with 12 wins followed by Shane Byrne (11), Leon Haslam (9), Steve Hislop (7), John Reynolds and Tommy Hill (both 5) and Leon Camier and Josh Brookes (both 4).
Byrne has taken the most podiums with 33 followed by Reynolds and Brookes (both 23), Haslam (17), Michael Rutter (15), Kiyonari and Ellison (both 14), Hislop (12), Hill (11) and Chris Walker (10).
Haslam did the double at Oulton earlier this year, scoring a maximum of 50 points and was followed by Dixon (36), Jason O’Halloran (31), Byrne (29), Ray (22), Brookes (20) and Danny Buchan (17).
Seventh in race two at Silverstone was Gino Rea’s best result of the 2018 BSB season.
Ducati are the most successful manufacturer at Oulton with 27 wins followed by Yamaha (19), Honda (18), Kawasaki (16), Suzuki (11) and BMW (4).
Kawasaki’s last win was in 2018 with Leon Haslam.
Honda’s last win at Oulton Park was in 2017 with Dan Linfoot.
Ducati last won at Oulton in 2017 with Shane Byrne.
BMW’s last win at Oulton came in 2016 with Richard Cooper.
Yamaha’s last victory at Oulton was in 2015 with Josh Brookes.
Suzuki’s last victory at Oulton was in 2013, also with Brookes.