2006 Superbike World Championship

2006 Superbike World Championship
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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.[1]

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

Round Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Report
1 R1   Losail 25 February   Troy Bayliss   Lorenzo Lanzi   James Toseland Winston Ten Kate Honda Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Troy Corser Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra
2 R1   Phillip Island 5 March   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss   Troy Corser Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra Report
R2   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox
3 R1   Valencia 23 April   Troy Corser   Troy Corser   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Report
R2   Troy Corser   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox
4 R1   Monza 7 May   Troy Corser   Alex Barros   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Report
R2   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox
5 R1   Silverstone 28 May   Tommy Hill   Rubén Xaus   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Report
R2   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox
6 R1   Misano 25 June   James Toseland   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Report
R2   Andrew Pitt   Andrew Pitt Yamaha Motor Italia WSB
7 R1   Brno 23 July   Noriyuki Haga   Yukio Kagayama   Yukio Kagayama Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Yukio Kagayama Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra
8 R1   Brands Hatch 6 August   Troy Bayliss   James Toseland   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Report
R2   Troy Bayliss   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia WSB
9 R1   Assen 3 September   Troy Corser   Rubén Xaus   Chris Walker PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Report
R2   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox
10 R1   EuroSpeedway Lausitz 10 September   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss   Yukio Kagayama Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra Report
R2   Yukio Kagayama   James Toseland Winston Ten Kate Honda
11 R1   Imola 1 October   Troy Bayliss   Alex Barros   Alex Barros Klaffi Honda Report
R2   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox
12 R1   Magny-Cours 8 October   Troy Corser   Noriyuki Haga   James Toseland Winston Ten Kate Honda Report
R2   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox

Championship standingsEdit

Riders' standingsEdit

2006 final riders' standings[2]
Pos. Rider Bike QAT
 
AUS
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
EUR
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
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 R1 R2
1   Bayliss Ducati 2 2 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 Ret 8 1 2 Ret 1 7 3 5 1 4 1 431
2   Toseland Honda 1 4 3 2 9 11 Ret 5 3 3 2 8 2 5 2 5 10 9 9 1 2 5 1 3 336
3   Haga Yamaha Ret 3 4 4 5 5 4 3 2 2 5 3 4 3 3 1 Ret Ret 2 2 4 6 2 4 326
4   Corser Suzuki 4 1 1 Ret 2 2 3 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret 5 4 6 6 Ret Ret 3 14 Ret 9 3 2 254
5   Pitt Yamaha 3 5 9 5 10 9 5 6 5 4 16 1 Ret Ret 4 3 2 2 4 Ret 3 4 18 5 250
6   Barros Honda 6 7 2 3 11 14 2 4 9 5 4 2 Ret 11 8 9 Ret 7 5 Ret 1 2 7 10 246
7   Kagayama Suzuki Ret Ret 12 6 6 Ret Ret Ret 14 13 3 5 1 1 5 7 Ret 4 1 4 Ret 3 5 9 211
8   Lanzi Ducati Ret 6 11 Ret 3 3 9 11 13 16 7 7 Ret 9 12 11 7 6 8 6 6 7 8 7 169
9   Walker Kawasaki Ret 16 10 10 23 7 11 9 6 8 Ret 4 7 10 7 8 1 14 11 10 12 14 6 8 158
10   Nieto Kawasaki Ret 12 8 9 Ret 6 Ret 8 11 10 8 11 6 6 14 Ret 4 3 10 7 7 13 Ret Ret 139
11   Fabrizio Honda 5 8 15 11 13 10 Ret 14 Ret 15 Ret 6 3 2 Ret 12 3 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 11 13 125
12   Muggeridge Honda 12 9 Ret Ret 6 7 8 9 11 14 11 7 Ret Ret 9 13 6 5 8 8 Ret 6 123
13   Abe Yamaha 11 11 17 12 4 4 Ret 16 10 11 10 13 9 12 13 13 5 Ret 16 11 9 11 13 12 112
14   Xaus Ducati 15 10 7 8 7 Ret Ret 15 4 7 9 9 Ret 14 10 10 Ret 5 15 9 Ret Ret WD WD 103
15   Laconi Kawasaki 13 Ret 13 16 8 8 7 Ret 7 14 6 19 Ret 16 9 4 Ret 8 12 19 10 10 9 18 103
16   Rolfo Ducati 7 13 5 7 Ret 16 8 10 17 19 15 15 12 17 18 18 8 12 Ret 17 14 15 14 17 69
17   Nakatomi Yamaha 16 17 Ret 19 12 12 10 12 DNS DNS Ret 18 8 13 19 17 13 Ret 17 15 11 12 10 Ret 48
18   Neukirchner Ducati 10 Ret 18 13 Ret 18 Ret Ret 16 Ret DNS DNS 28
Suzuki 6 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 12 14
19   Gimbert Yamaha 14 15 Ret 20 12 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 15 15 14 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 11 23
20   Foret Suzuki Ret Ret Ret 18 15 13 13 13 Ret Ret 13 10 Ret 20 19
21   Martin Petronas 18 18 14 15 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 19 17 16 12 11 14 12 Ret 16 Ret Ret 19
22   Chili Honda 8 Ret 16 14 20 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 18 Ret 15 17
23   Hill Yamaha 12 12 11 Ret 13
24   Clementi Ducati Ret 19 19 17 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 17 20 15 Ret 21 Ret 11 16 Ret 18 13 Ret Ret Ret 10
25   Borciani Ducati 9 14 Ret Ret 17 17 Ret 21 DNS DNS Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 9
26   Iannuzzo Suzuki 17 Ret Ret Ret 16 26 Ret 17 18 Ret 14 16 14 18 16 15 15 Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 6
Ducati 16 Ret
27   Jones Petronas Ret Ret Ret 21 22 25 Ret Ret Ret DNS 21 21 17 21 Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 13 17 Ret 17 Ret 3
28   Brookes Kawasaki Ret 18 18 Ret 18 Ret 20 Ret Ret 15 20 23 15 17 15 16 3
29   van Beek Suzuki 14 Ret 2
30   Alfonsi Yamaha Ret Ret 2
Ducati 14 19 22 Ret
31   de Gea Honda 14 19 2
32   Nannelli Honda Ret 23 Ret 25 15 17 Ret Ret 1
Pos. Rider Bike QAT
 
AUS
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
EUR
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
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

2006 final manufacturers' standings[3]
Pos. Manufacturer QAT
 
AUS
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
EUR
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
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 R1 R2
1   Ducati 2 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 12 8 1 2 7 1 7 3 5 1 4 1 450
2   Honda 1 4 2 2 9 10 2 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 5 3 7 5 1 1 2 1 3 414
3   Yamaha 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 5 1 4 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 2 4 401
4   Suzuki 4 1 1 6 2 2 3 2 14 6 3 5 1 1 5 6 6 4 1 4 Ret 3 3 2 372
5   Kawasaki 13 12 8 9 8 6 7 8 6 8 6 4 6 6 7 4 1 3 10 7 7 10 6 8 229
6   Petronas 18 18 14 15 22 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 21 17 17 19 17 16 12 11 14 12 17 16 17 Ret 19
Pos. Manufacturer QAT
 
AUS
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
EUR
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
Pts

Entry listEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra Suzuki Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 1   Troy Corser All
71   Yukio Kagayama All
Yamaha Motor France–Ipone Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 3   Norifumi Abe All
16   Sébastien Gimbert 1–2, 4–9, 11–12
61   Lorenzo Alfonsi 3
Klaffi Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 4   Alex Barros All
D.F.X. Treme Honda Honda CBR1000RR 7   Pierfrancesco Chili 1–2, 6–12
69   Gianluca Nannelli 3–6
84   Michel Fabrizio All
Team Pedercini Ducati Ducati 999 RS 8   Ivan Clementi All
19   Lucio Pedercini 1–3
76   Max Neukirchner 1–6
80   Kurtis Roberts 8–12
91   Paweł Szkopek 7
PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX10R 9   Chris Walker All
55   Régis Laconi All
PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse 2 Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX10R 10   Fonsi Nieto All
Sterilgarda – Berik Ducati Ducati 999 F05 11   Rubén Xaus All
13   Vittorio Iannuzzo 12
20   Marco Borciani 1–11
Emmebi Team Honda Honda CBR1000RR 12   Ivan Goi 11–12
Celani Team Suzuki Italia Suzuki Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 13   Vittorio Iannuzzo 1–11
Alstare Eng. Corona Extra Suzuki Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 15   Fabien Foret 1–7
76   Max Neukirchner 9–12
Foggy Petronas Racing Petronas Petronas FP1 18   Craig Jones All
99   Steve Martin All
Ducati Xerox Ducati Ducati 999 F06 21   Troy Bayliss All
57   Lorenzo Lanzi All
Prorace Suzuki Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 22   Miloš Čihák 7
SBK Team JM Ducati Ducati 999 RS 23   Jiří Mrkývka 7
Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX10R 25   Josh Brookes 5–12
116   Franco Battaini 1–4
Kawasaki Docshop Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX10R 26   Stefan Nebel 10
Coronas Suzuki Motorrad Suzuki Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 27   Anthony Gobert 3
35   Sergio Fuertes 3
Spring Ducati Ducati Ducati 999 RS 28   Lorenzo Mauri 4
Winston Ten Kate Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 31   Karl Muggeridge 1–2, 4–12
52   James Toseland All
200   Giovanni Bussei 3
Honda BQR Honda Honda CBR1000RR 32   Javier del Amor 3
33   José David de Gea 3
Yamaha Factory Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 34   Josep Monge 3
Pro-SBK Racing
Yamaha Junior Pro-SBK Racing
Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 36   Jiří Dražďák 7, 10, 12
Jafferson Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 37   Marek Svoboda 7
Yamaha Motor France–Ipone 2 Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 38   Shinichi Nakatomi All
Berten Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 39   Berto Camlek 7
Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 41   Noriyuki Haga All
88   Andrew Pitt All
Ducati SC – Caracchi Ducati Ducati 999 F05 44   Roberto Rolfo All
Team Guandalini Ducati Ducati 999 RS 66   Norino Brignola 3–4, 6, 11
Virgin Mobile Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 81   Tommy Hill 5, 8
MGM – TTSL Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 83   Didier Van Keymeulen 10
PN Corse Ducati Ducati 999 RS 85   Valter Bartolini 11
105   Lorenzo Alfonsi 4, 6
D'Antin MotoGP Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 95   Talal Al Naimi 1
Motoport Den Bosch – Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki GSXR1000 K2 96   Harry van Beek 9
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ South African Round Cancelled[permanent dead link] motorcycle-usa.com retrieved on 14 September 2007
  2. ^ "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]
  3. ^ "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]