2004 Superbike World Championship

2004 Superbike World Championship
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The 2004 Superbike World Championship was the seventeenth FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 29 February at Valencia and finished on 3 October at Magny-Cours after 11 rounds. The traditional Japanese round at Sugo was replaced with a new Canadian round which was scheduled for 4 July at the Mont-Tremblant, near Quebec. Though no explanation was given for the change, it was seen as some form of revenge after the refusal of the Japanese manufacturers to back the 2004 rules.[1] The Canadian round was eventually canceled after a circuit inspection determined that the amount of work necessary to bring the venue up to WSBK standard could not be carried out in time for the proposed date.[2]

2004 was the first season all bikes had to use control tyres, provided by Pirelli.[3] Partly because of the control tyre rule, no factory bikes were entered by Japanese manufacturers.

James Toseland won the riders' championship and Ducati won the manufacturers' championship.

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Report
1 R1   Valencia 29 February   Régis Laconi   Garry McCoy   James Toseland Ducati Fila Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati
2 R1   Phillip Island 28 March   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi Ducati Fila Report
R2   Garry McCoy   Garry McCoy XEROX - Ducati Nortel Net.
3 R1   Misano 18 April   Steve Martin   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi Ducati Fila Report
R2   Pierfrancesco Chili   Pierfrancesco Chili PSG - 1 Corse
4 R1   Monza 16 May   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi Ducati Fila Report
R2   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi Ducati Fila
5 R1   Oschersleben 30 May   Troy Corser   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Régis Laconi Ducati Fila
6 R1   Silverstone 13 June   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi   Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Report
R2   Chris Vermeulen   Chris Vermeulen Ten Kate Honda
7 R1   Laguna Seca 11 July   Steve Martin   Chris Vermeulen   Chris Vermeulen Ten Kate Honda Report
R2   Chris Vermeulen   Chris Vermeulen Ten Kate Honda
8 R1   Brands Hatch 1 August   Steve Martin   Pierfrancesco Chili   Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Koji Report
R2   Pierfrancesco Chili   Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Koji
9 R1   Assen 5 September   Pierfrancesco Chili   Noriyuki Haga   James Toseland Ducati Fila Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Chris Vermeulen Ten Kate Honda
10 R1   Imola 26 September   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi   Régis Laconi Ducati Fila Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Régis Laconi Ducati Fila
11 R1   Magny-Cours 3 October   Troy Corser   Steve Martin   James Toseland Ducati Fila Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Koji

Championship standingsEdit

Riders' standingsEdit

2004 final riders' standings[4]
Pos. Rider Bike ESP
 
AUS
 
SMR
 
ITA
 
GER
 
GBR
 
USA
 
GBR
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1   Toseland Ducati 1 2 3 Ret 10 6 2 2 2 2 Ret 5 4 2 7 Ret 1 2 3 2 1 2 336
2   Laconi Ducati Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 1 1 6 1 Ret 3 5 3 2 Ret 3 5 1 1 3 3 327
3   Haga Ducati Ret 1 8 6 4 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 6 4 1 1 4 3 4 Ret 2 1 299
4   Vermeulen Honda 12 5 2 2 5 12 4 DSQ 15 8 2 1 1 1 4 3 5 1 2 6 Ret Ret 282
5   Chili Ducati 2 4 9 3 3 1 Ret Ret 3 Ret 3 Ret 2 5 Ret 2 2 4 7 Ret 6 5 243
6   McCoy Ducati 7 6 5 1 Ret 17 3 3 9 4 4 8 7 7 Ret 7 8 Ret 5 5 9 9 199
7   Martin Ducati Ret 3 4 Ret 7 3 Ret 8 5 Ret 6 6 3 6 3 Ret 7 Ret 6 3 5 Ret 181
8   Haslam Ducati 5 9 Ret 10 11 5 5 4 7 3 5 4 9 Ret Ret Ret 6 6 10 12 7 6 169
9   Corser Petronas Ret 11 13 5 2 7 9 5 4 Ret 7 9 10 Ret 5 Ret 10 7 12 10 Ret 7 146
10   Borciani Ducati 4 8 7 4 21 10 7 6 Ret Ret 8 11 11 8 11 Ret 9 8 8 8 Ret Ret 130
11   Walker Petronas 3 7 10 8 6 13 8 7 Ret 7 Ret 12 Ret Ret 9 4 12 10 Ret 16 8 8 128
12   Clementi Kawasaki Ret 14 11 9 12 Ret 11 10 11 9 10 10 Ret 10 14 11 Ret 9 11 9 Ret Ret 85
13   Sanchini Kawasaki 14 10 6 7 Ret 11 Ret 9 10 6 Ret 13 8 9 Ret 10 Ret DNS WD WD 79
14   Nannelli Ducati 6 Ret 12 12 8 Ret Ret Ret 12 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 Ret 9 4 Ret Ret 72
15   Bontempi Suzuki 15 16 NC 11 9 15 10 11 14 11 9 14 13 12 15 12 13 12 13 Ret 11 Ret 68
16   Pedercini Ducati Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 15 12 11 13 Ret Ret DNS Ret 7 12 DNS 41
17   Fuertes Suzuki 8 12 Ret Ret Ret 18 6 Ret DNS DNS 13 Ret Ret 13 15 14 Ret Ret Ret 12 35
18   Gimbert Yamaha Ret 9 4 4 33
19   Ellison Yamaha Ret 7 6 5 30
20   Nowland Suzuki 11 17 15 14 18 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 11 Ret Ret 13 16 Ret 14 13 17 18 16 10 27
21   Bussei Ducati 12 6 Ret 11 Ret 11 Ret DNS 24
22   Velini Yamaha Ret 18 14 13 13 Ret Ret 13 16 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 14 Ret Ret 20
Ducati Ret 15 14 Ret
23   Saiger Yamaha 9 15 13 14 14 14 17
24   Coxhell Honda 8 8 16
25   Mrkývka Ducati 10 Ret DNS DNS 19 16 Ret Ret Ret 13 12 16 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 19 19 Ret Ret 13
26   Pini Suzuki Ret 9 14 13 12
27   Duterne Kawasaki Ret 24 10 11 11
28   Meklau Suzuki 13 10 9
29   Oelschläger Honda 8 Ret 8
30   Praia Ducati 13 19 16 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 17 Ret 14 Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 Ret 16 Ret 21 18 14 8
31   De Matteis Ducati 16 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 21 DNS 4
32   Szkopek Suzuki Ret 23 15 13 4
33   Sala Suzuki 14 20 14 Ret 4
34   Cruciani Kawasaki 13 Ret 3
35   Romboni Yamaha DNS DNS 15 14 3
36   Liverani Ducati 15 14 3
37   Berthelsen Suzuki 18 14 19 Ret 2
38   Camlek Yamaha 20 Ret 17 15 1
39   Menzen Suzuki 16 15 1
Pos. Rider Bike ESP
 
AUS
 
SMR
 
ITA
 
GER
 
GBR
 
USA
 
GBR
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
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

Pos. Manufacturer ESP
 
AUS
 
SMR
 
ITA
 
GER
 
GBR
 
USA
 
GBR
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
Pts
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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 530
2   Honda 12 5 2 2 5 12 4 Ret 8 8 2 1 1 1 4 3 5 1 2 6 Ret Ret 289
3   Petronas 3 7 10 5 2 7 8 5 4 7 7 9 10 Ret 5 4 10 7 12 10 8 7 200
4   Kawasaki 14 10 6 7 12 11 11 9 10 6 10 10 8 9 14 10 Ret 9 11 9 10 11 129
5   Suzuki 8 12 15 11 9 9 6 11 13 10 9 14 13 12 15 12 13 12 13 13 11 10 101
6   Yamaha 9 15 14 13 13 Ret 13 13 16 12 Ret 7 14 14 6 5 Ret Ret 15 14 4 4 89
NC   MV Agusta 16 17 0
Pos. Manufacturer ESP
 
AUS
 
SMR
 
ITA
 
GER
 
GBR
 
USA
 
GBR
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
Pts

Entry listEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Japan out, Canada in for 2004. crash.net retrieved on 21 September 2007
  2. ^ Mont Tremblant axed from 2004 schedule. crash.net retrieved on 21 September 2007
  3. ^ "WSC In Turmoil With New Rules Package". Motorcycle-USA.com. 2003-07-18. Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  4. ^ "Magny Cours 1–2–3 October, 2004 – Superbike – Championship Standings & Ranking Progression" (PDF). resources.worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 3 October 2004. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  5. ^ "World Superbike entry list for 2004". f1network.net. 20 November 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2016.