1991 Superbike World Championship

1991 Superbike World Championship
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The 1991 Superbike World Championship was the fourth FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 1 April at Donington Park and finished on 19 October at Phillip Island after 13 rounds.

Doug Polen won the riders' championship with 17 victories and Ducati won the manufacturers' championship.

The third round of the championship at Mosport was boycotted by the regular riders on safety grounds.[1]

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team
1 R1   Donington 1 April   Doug Polen   Stéphane Mertens   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Doug Polen   Stéphane Mertens Total Wanty Mertens Racing
2 R1   Jarama 28 April   Doug Polen   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
3 R1   Mosport 2 June   Tom Kipp   Pascal Picotte   Pascal Picotte Fast Yamaha/Sunoco
R2   Rueben McMurter   Tom Kipp Wiseco Piston
4 R1   Brainerd 9 June   Stéphane Mertens   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Stéphane Mertens   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
5 R1   Österreichring 30 June   Doug Polen   Doug Polen   Stéphane Mertens Total Wanty Mertens Racing
R2   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
6 R1   Misano 4 August   Doug Polen   Rob Phillis   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Raymond Roche   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
7 R1   Anderstorp 11 August   Doug Polen   Stéphane Mertens   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Raymond Roche   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
8 R1   Sugo 25 August   Doug Polen   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
9 R1   Shah Alam 1 September   Doug Polen   Doug Polen   Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
R2   Raymond Roche   Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
10 R1   Hockenheim 15 September   Doug Polen   Raymond Roche   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Doug Polen   Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
11 R1   Magny-Cours 29 September   Rob Phillis   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
12 R1   Mugello 6 October   Doug Polen   Doug Polen   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2   Giancarlo Falappa   Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
13 R1   Phillip Island 19 October   Doug Polen   Aaron Slight   Kevin Magee Peter Jackson Yamaha Racing
R2   Aaron Slight   Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci

Championship standingsEdit

In each race, points were awarded as follows:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Riders' standingsEdit

1991 final riders' standings[2]
Pos. Rider Bike GBR
 
SPA
 
CAN
 
USA
 
AUT
 
SMR
 
SWE
 
JPN
 
MAL
 
GER
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
AUS
 
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1   Doug Polen Ducati 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 432
2   Raymond Roche Ducati Ret 2 Ret 3 DNS DNS 3 3 4 2 Ret 3 6 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 282
3   Rob Phillis Kawasaki 4 3 2 Ret 4 5 4 4 2 3 2 2 2 Ret 5 Ret 4 4 4 5 DNS DNS 4 3 267
4   Stéphane Mertens Ducati Ret 1 Ret 2 3 3 1 2 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 2 5 6 7 3 4 Ret 5 6 217
5   Fabrizio Pirovano Yamaha 3 8 5 5 5 6 Ret 5 5 4 3 Ret 7 7 2 3 Ret 7 Ret 6 Ret 6 195
6   Terry Rymer Yamaha 2 4 7 Ret DNS DNS 6 9 8 9 7 12 Ret 14 10 Ret 7 9 5 4 3 3 162
7   Carl Fogarty Honda Ret 9 9 8 11 11 7 8 4 4 11 8 8 7 9 10 6 7 7 Ret 146
8   Fred Merkel Honda Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 4 8 8 9 7 8 6 12 9 12 9 Ret Ret 3 10 8 Ret 124
9   Giancarlo Falappa Ducati 14 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 10 6 6 13 10 11 6 Ret 6 3 Ret 8 6 Ret 113
10   Davide Tardozzi Ducati 5 6 3 5 9 10 3 6 3 8 DNS DNS 108
11   Udo Mark Yamaha 8 7 7 10 11 Ret 10 10 18 Ret 8 5 68
12   Jeffrey de Vries Yamaha 9 10 15 Ret 10 10 11 12 16 16 12 Ret Ret 24 13 13 13 Ret 12 14 15 5 Ret Ret 66
13   Aaron Slight Kawasaki 3 4 7 4 3 Ret 65
14   Kevin Magee Yamaha 5 3 1 2 63
15   Jari Suhonen Yamaha DNS DNS Ret 9 9 11 Ret 15 5 7 Ret 17 14 12 9 12 17 12 61
16   Juan López Mella Honda 11 11 3 4 14 DNS 17 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 18 14 10 DNQ DNQ 16 18 13 15 57
17   Scott Russell Kawasaki 2 2 8 5 53
18   Daniel Amatriain Honda Ret 13 4 6 12 17 13 13 14 11 DNS DNS 15 21 20 13 47
19   Edwin Weibel Honda 13 14 Ret Ret 41
Ducati 18 Ret 10 11 14 9 9 7
20   Jean-Yves Mounier Yamaha DNS DNS 13 9 10 14 20 17 9 9 21 20 18 12 11 Ret DNS DNS 41
21   Rob McElnea Yamaha 5 5 11 8 Ret 16 35
22   Brian Morrison Yamaha 6 6 8 11 18 Ret 33
23   Niall Mackenzie Honda 7 7 Ret DNS 15 12 33
Yamaha Ret 6
24   Linnley Clarke Yamaha 4 2 30
25   Yves Brisson Honda 2 4 30
26   Baldassarre Monti Honda Ret Ret 6 Ret 8 7 DNS DNS DNS DNS 27
27   Steve Crevier Kawasaki 3 5 26
28   Malcolm Campbell Honda 19 21 6 4 23
29   Rueben McMurter Honda Ret 3 12 13 22
30   Scott Doohan Yamaha 17 14 7 5 22
31   Massimo Broccoli Kawasaki 21 14 DNQ DNQ 12 12 22 Ret 10 11 21
32   Tom Kipp Yamaha Ret 1 Ret Ret 22 22 20
33   Pascal Picotte Yamaha 1 Ret 20
34   Benoît Pilon Yamaha 6 6 20
35   Piergiorgio Bontempi Kawasaki NC Ret 16 Ret DNQ DNQ 11 DNS Ret 4 18
36   Steve Martin Suzuki 8 7 17
37   John Hopperstad Yamaha 8 7 18 DNS 17
38   Peter Rubatto Yamaha Ret 16 12 Ret 15 13 13 DNS Ret 13 23 DNS Ret 13 17
39   Jacques Guenette Kawasaki 9 8 15
40   Michael O'Connor Honda 10 8 14
Pos. Rider Bike GBR
 
SPA
 
CAN
 
USA
 
AUT
 
SMR
 
SWE
 
JPN
 
MAL
 
GER
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
AUS
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

Manufacturers' standingsEdit

1991 final manufacturers' standings[2]
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
 
SPA
 
CAN
 
USA
 
AUT
 
SMR
 
SWE
 
JPN
 
MAL
 
GER
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
AUS
 
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1   Ducati 1 1 1 1 7 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 489
2   Yamaha 2 4 5 5 1 1 5 6 6 5 5 4 3 5 4 3 2 3 7 5 5 4 3 3 1 2 355
3   Kawasaki 3 4 2 14 3 5 2 2 4 4 2 3 2 2 2 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 11 4 3 3 351
4   Honda 7 7 3 4 2 3 6 4 8 8 7 7 4 4 11 8 8 7 9 10 3 7 7 11 6 4 265
5   Suzuki 11 11 20 15 Ret Ret 21 Ret 15 15 21 Ret DNQ DNQ 8 7 30
6   Bimota 15 20 Ret 13 Ret 15 14 10 DNS DNS 13
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
 
SPA
 
CAN
 
USA
 
AUT
 
SMR
 
SWE
 
JPN
 
MAL
 
GER
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
AUS
 
Pts

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kipp, Picotte win boycotted Mosport". cyclenews.uberflip.com. Cycle News. 12 June 1991. p. 2. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "1991 Championship Standings". wsb-archives.co.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2015.

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