2006 Superbike World Championship
|2006 Superbike World Championship|
Supersport World Championship
FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
European Superstock 600 Championship
The 2006 Superbike World Championship was the nineteenth FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 25 February at Losail, and finished on 8 October at Magny-Cours after 12 rounds and 24 races. The original season calendar issued by the FIM included a 13th round scheduled in South Africa on 22 October but the round was cancelled at the request of the series' promoter FGSport.
2006 saw the return of Australian Troy Bayliss in Superbike World Championship after 3 years in MotoGP. The combination of Bayliss and Ducati proved unstoppable and they dominated the season winning 12 races, 8 of them consecutive. Honda's James Toseland and Yamaha's Noriyuki Haga battled for second with the British rider coming on top. Defending champion Troy Corser on a Suzuki was fourth. The manufacturers' championship was won by Ducati.
Race calendar and resultsEdit
Bold – Pole position
|2006 final manufacturers' standings|
- South African Round Cancelled[permanent dead link] motorcycle-usa.com retrieved on 14 September 2007
- "Magny Cours, 6–7–8 October 2006 – Superbike – Championship Standings & Ranking Progression". sbk.perugiatiming.com. Perugia Timing. 8 October 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2015.[permanent dead link]
- "Magny Cours, 6–7–8 October 2006 – Superbike – Manufacturers Standings & Ranking Progression". sbk.perugiatiming.com. Perugia Timing. 8 October 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2015.[permanent dead link]