2007 Superbike World Championship

2007 Superbike World Championship
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The 2007 Superbike World Championship was the twentieth FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 24 February at Losail and finished on 7 October at Magny-Cours after 13 rounds.

The main title contenders were 2004 champion James Toseland on a Honda, 2006 champion Troy Bayliss on a Ducati, former MotoGP rider Max Biaggi on a Suzuki, and Noriyuki Haga on a Yamaha. Bayliss spent the season riding a Ducati 999, even though production of the 999 had ended in 2006 and the bike had been replaced by the Ducati 1098. To satisfy homologation requirements, Ducati produced 150 limited edition 999 models.

The championship was won by James Toseland in the final race of the season. Toseland's 415 points gave him a 2-point margin over Haga, with Biaggi in third position with 397 points. The manufacturers' championship was won by Yamaha.

This was also the final season Corona Extra provided title sponsorship, having done so since 1998. From 2008 HANNspree took on this role in a deal up to and including the 2010 season.

Max Biaggi riding his Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 at Assen.

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Country Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Report
1 R1   Qatar Losail 24 February   Troy Corser   Max Biaggi   Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki Report
R2   Max Biaggi   James Toseland Ten Kate Honda
2 R1   Australia Phillip Island 4 March   Troy Bayliss   Troy Corser   Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   James Toseland Ten Kate Honda
3 R1   Europe Donington Park 1 April   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss   James Toseland Ten Kate Honda Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia
4 R1   Spain Valencia 15 April   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss   Rubén Xaus Team Sterilgarda Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   James Toseland Ten Kate Honda
5 R1   Netherlands Assen 29 April   James Toseland   Troy Bayliss   James Toseland Ten Kate Honda Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati
6 R1   Italy Monza 13 May   Noriyuki Haga   Max Biaggi   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia
7 R1   Great Britain Silverstone 27 May   Troy Bayliss   Noriyuki Haga   Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati Report
R2 Race cancelled1
8 R1   San Marino Misano Adriatico 17 June   Troy Corser   Noriyuki Haga   Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati Report
R2   Troy Bayliss   Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati
9 R1   Czech Republic Brno 22 July   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga   James Toseland Ten Kate Honda Report
R2   Troy Corser   Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki
10 R1   Great Britain Brands Hatch 5 August   Troy Bayliss   Noriyuki Haga   James Toseland Ten Kate Honda Report
R2   James Toseland   James Toseland Ten Kate Honda
11 R1   Germany Lausitzring 9 September   Fonsi Nieto   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati
12 R1   Italy Vallelunga 30 September   Troy Bayliss   Noriyuki Haga   Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki Report
R2   Max Biaggi   Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati
13 R1   France Magny-Cours 7 October   James Toseland   Max Neukirchner   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia Report
R2   Max Biaggi   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia
1.^ – Second race at Silverstone was cancelled due to heavy rain.[1]

Championship standingsEdit

Riders' standingsEdit

2007 final riders' standings[2]
Pos. Rider Bike QAT
 
AUS
 
EUR
 
ESP
 
NED
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
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 R1 R2
1   Toseland Honda 2 1 2 1 1 Ret 5 1 1 2 4 2 8 C 4 6 1 2 1 1 9 4 3 11 7 6 415
2   Haga Yamaha 8 4 4 3 4 1 2 3 2 Ret 1 1 2 C Ret 2 4 4 7 2 1 2 4 3 1 1 413
3   Biaggi Suzuki 1 2 3 4 3 2 8 2 6 3 3 5 6 C Ret 3 2 1 3 8 2 3 1 2 6 2 397
4   Bayliss Ducati 5 8 1 2 Ret DNS 3 6 4 1 2 3 1 C 1 1 Ret 6 Ret 7 4 1 2 1 2 5 372
5   Corser Yamaha 9 3 5 5 2 3 4 9 17 4 5 6 3 C 2 5 7 Ret 2 3 3 5 Ret 4 3 4 296
6   Xaus Ducati 10 9 7 6 Ret 4 1 4 3 Ret 12 13 9 C 8 7 12 10 4 6 12 6 Ret 6 8 10 201
7   Lanzi Ducati 3 7 6 7 5 5 6 5 5 Ret 7 Ret 7 C 6 9 8 7 9 12 8 12 6 7 Ret DNS 192
8   Rolfo Honda 7 Ret 11 10 9 7 10 12 9 5 Ret 4 4 C 5 8 5 5 6 11 5 7 Ret 5 10 7 192
9   Neukirchner Suzuki 6 10 8 8 8 10 12 10 10 7 10 12 10 C 9 10 9 12 10 10 Ret 10 Ret 10 4 Ret 149
10   Laconi Kawasaki Ret 11 Ret Ret 7 6 11 8 16 10 Ret 8 5 C 7 11 11 14 8 9 6 11 7 Ret 9 8 137
11   Fabrizio Honda Ret 12 Ret 9 13 12 7 11 12 6 8 11 Ret C Ret Ret 6 3 5 4 Ret 13 5 Ret 14 9 132
12   Nieto Kawasaki Ret 5 9 14 6 Ret Ret Ret 8 8 Ret Ret Ret C Ret 12 Ret 8 12 13 7 8 8 8 5 3 125
13   Kagayama Suzuki 4 6 DNS DNS DNS DNS 15 13 7 11 6 7 Ret C 3 4 3 Ret Ret 5 DNS DNS DNS DNS 116
14   Smrž Ducati 14 16 14 11 10 8 14 17 11 9 15 10 Ret C 10 13 Ret 13 14 Ret 13 16 11 Ret Ret Ret 66
15   Nakatomi Yamaha 12 17 13 13 17 14 Ret 16 13 12 DNS DNS 13 C Ret 14 10 9 13 15 11 15 9 9 11 Ret 66
16   Muggeridge Honda Ret 14 DNS DNS 11 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 9 Ret C DNS DNS Ret 11 Ret 14 10 10 13 13 12 11 62
17   Brookes Honda Ret 13 12 12 12 15 9 7 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret C 40
18   Martin Honda 11 18 10 Ret 19 13 Ret Ret 16 Ret 27
Yamaha 11 16
Suzuki 14 14 14 14 16 Ret
19   Iannuzzo Kawasaki 11 C 13 15 10 12 19
20   Borciani Ducati 13 Ret 11 Ret 12 18 12
21   Bussei Ducati 14 11 13 15 11
22   Morelli Ducati 16 17 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret DNS 11
Honda 12 C 13 18 Ret 16 17 18 Ret Ret 16 17 Ret 14
23   Tiberio Honda 15 18 15 15 13 12 10
24   Polita Suzuki 13 15 15 15 Ret DNS DNS DNS 14 Ret Ret C Ret 17 WD WD 8
25   Ellison Ducati 15 19 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 14 16 Ret 15 Ret C 14 19 Ret Ret 18 17 Ret Ret 17 19 Ret 15 8
26   Sanchini Kawasaki 17 Ret 12 15 5
27   Dietrich Suzuki 15 13 4
28   Dražďák Yamaha Ret Ret 18 Ret 14 Ret 16 19 2
29   Pietri Yamaha Ret 14 2
30   Morales Yamaha Ret 14 2
31   Svoboda Yamaha 15 15 Ret Ret 2
32   Nutt Yamaha 15 DNS 1
33   Cruciani Suzuki 15 18 16 Ret 1
34   Zaiser MV Agusta 16 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 15 Ret Ret Ret 1
  Zanotti Yamaha 18 16 0
  Conforti Honda Ret 16 0
  Brignola Ducati Ret 16 0
  Al Naimi Kawasaki 17 20 0
  Čihák Suzuki Ret 17 0
  Bauer Honda Ret 17 0
Pos. Rider Bike QAT
 
AUS
 
EUR
 
ESP
 
NED
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
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

2007 final manufacturers' standings[3]
Pos. Manufacturer QAT
 
AUS
 
EUR
 
ESP
 
NED
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
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 R1 R2
1   Yamaha 8 3 4 3 2 1 2 3 2 4 1 1 2 C 2 2 4 4 2 2 1 2 4 3 1 1 467
2   Honda 2 1 2 1 1 7 5 1 1 2 4 2 4 C 4 6 1 2 1 1 5 4 3 5 7 6 439
3   Ducati 3 7 1 2 5 4 1 4 3 1 2 3 1 C 1 1 8 6 4 6 4 1 2 1 2 5 439
4   Suzuki 1 2 3 4 3 2 8 2 6 3 3 5 6 C 3 3 2 1 3 5 2 3 1 2 4 2 419
5   Kawasaki 17 5 9 14 6 6 11 8 8 8 17 8 5 C 7 11 11 8 8 9 6 8 7 8 5 3 192
6   MV Agusta 16 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 15 Ret Ret Ret 1
Pos. Manufacturer QAT
 
AUS
 
EUR
 
ESP
 
NED
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
Pts

Entry listEdit

2007 entry list[4]
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 3   Max Biaggi All
71   Yukio Kagayama 1–12
83   Guillaume Dietrich 13
Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 10   Fonsi Nieto All
13   Vittorio Iannuzzo 7, 9, 12
55   Régis Laconi All
92   Mauro Sanchini 6, 8
Yamaha Motor Italia Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 11   Troy Corser All
41   Noriyuki Haga All
Prorace Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 15   Miloš Čihák 9
Team Sterilgarda Ducati Ducati 999 F06 20   Marco Borciani 6, 8, 12
111   Rubén Xaus All
200   Giovanni Bussei 3–4
Ducati Xerox Team Ducati Ducati 999 F07 21   Troy Bayliss All
57   Lorenzo Lanzi All
D.F.X. Corse Honda Honda CBR1000RR 22   Luca Morelli 7–13
84   Michel Fabrizio All
99   Steve Martin 1–4, 6
Alto Evolution Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 25   Joshua Brookes 1–7
31   Karl Muggeridge 1–7, 9–13
32   Yoann Tiberio 11–13
Emmebi Team Honda Honda CBR1000RR 34   Luca Conforti 8
Yamaha Jr. Pro SBK Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 36   Jiří Dražďák 1–2, 9, 11
85   Marek Svoboda 5–6
Yamaha YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 38   Shinichi Nakatomi All
99   Steve Martin 10
Team Giesse Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 40   Robertino Pietri 6
Team Pedercini Ducati Ducati 999RS 22   Luca Morelli 3–6
42   Dean Ellison All
Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 44   Roberto Rolfo All
52   James Toseland All
Holzhauer Racing Promotion Honda Honda CBR1000RR 45   Martin Bauer 11
Celani Team Suzuki Italia Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 53   Alessandro Polita 1–3, 5–8
99   Steve Martin 11–13
112   Stefano Cruciani 9–10
SMT Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 64   Aaron Zanotti 3
LBR Racing Team MV Agusta MV Agusta F4 312 R 73   Christian Zaiser 1–5, 8–9
Suzuki Germany Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 76   Max Neukirchner All
Nuttravel.com Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 77   Marty Nutt 10
D'Antin MotoGP Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 95   Mashel Al Naimi 1
Team Caracchi Ducati SC Ducati Ducati 999 F05 96   Jakub Smrž All
Team Guandalini Ducati Ducati 999 F05 117   Norino Brignola 12
Team Laglisse Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 131   Carmelo Morales 4
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider
  • All entries utilized Pirelli tyres.

On 20 March DFX Honda dropped Steve Martin from their rider lineup due to a lack of funds.[5] On 27 March DFX Honda and Steve Martin reached an agreement which saw the rider on track at Donington and from there, on a race by race basis for the next three races.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SBK 2007 Silverstone
  2. ^ "Magny Cours, 05–06–07 October 2007 – Superbike – Championship Standings & Ranking Progression" (PDF). resources.worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 7 October 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Magny Cours, 05–06–07 October 2007 – Superbike – Manufacturers Standings & Ranking Progression" (PDF). resources.worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 7 October 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  4. ^ Motorcycle Racing Online - Entry information for World Superbike 2007
  5. ^ "DFX drop Martin". Eurosport. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  6. ^ Steve Martin To Race At Donington motocorse.com