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2009 Superbike World Championship
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Series rookie Ben Spies held off veteran Noriyuki Haga to win the title by six points. Spies did not defend his title in 2010, as he replaced James Toseland at the Tech 3 team in MotoGP.

The 2009 Superbike World Championship was the twenty-second season of the Superbike World Championship. It was the second season in which HANNspree had been the title sponsor of the championship.[1] The South African round returned on 15–17 May at Kyalami for first time since the 2002 season that the Superbike World Championship had raced there; other changes in the calendar were the return of Imola after a two-season absence as the replacement for Vallelunga and the discontinuation of Brands Hatch as one of the British venues.[2]

The season saw the revision of the Superpole system, as the single-lap format was replaced by a three-part knockout system: after two timed qualifying sessions, the twenty fastest riders were admitted to Superpole 1, then the first sixteen SP1 riders progressed to Superpole 2 and the first eight SP2 riders contested Superpole 3, which finally awarded the pole position.[3][4] In addition, changing bike during a race (also known as flag-to-flag) was allowed in order to avoid interruptions caused by variable weather conditions.[3][4]

Ben Spies won the championship in his rookie season, bettering Noriyuki Haga in a final round decider. Ducati were the winners of the manufacturers' championship, winning eleven races.

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Country Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Report
1 R1   Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 1 March   Ben Spies   Troy Corser   Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB
2 R1   Qatar Losail International Circuit 14 March   Ben Spies   Noriyuki Haga   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB Report
R2   Ben Spies   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB
3 R1   Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo 5 April   Ben Spies   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team
4 R1   Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 26 April   Ben Spies   Leon Haslam   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team
5 R1   Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 10 May   Ben Spies   Michel Fabrizio   Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox Team Report
R2   Ben Spies   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB
6 R1   South Africa Kyalami 17 May   Ben Spies   Michel Fabrizio   Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team
7 R1   United States Miller Motorsports Park 31 May   Ben Spies   Ben Spies   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB Report
R2   Ben Spies   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB
8 R1   San Marino Misano World Circuit 21 June   Jakub Smrž   Jakub Smrž   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Jonathan Rea HANNspree Ten Kate Honda
9 R1   Great Britain Donington Park 28 June   Ben Spies   Ben Spies   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB Report
R2   Ben Spies   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB
10 R1   Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit 26 July   Ben Spies   Michel Fabrizio   Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing Report
R2   Max Biaggi   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB
11 R1   Germany Nürburgring 6 September   Noriyuki Haga   Noriyuki Haga   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB Report
R2   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea HANNspree Ten Kate Honda
12 R1   Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 27 September   Michel Fabrizio   Michel Fabrizio   Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Report
R2   Noriyuki Haga   Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox Team
13 R1   France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 4 October   Ben Spies   Noriyuki Haga   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB Report
R2   Jonathan Rea   Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team
14 R1   Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve 25 October   Ben Spies   Michel Fabrizio   Ben Spies Yamaha WSB Report
R2   Michel Fabrizio   Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox Team

Championship standingsEdit

Riders' standingsEdit

2009 final riders' standings[5]
Pos. Rider Bike AUS
 
QAT
 
SPA
 
NED
 
ITA
 
RSA
 
USA
 
SMR
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
GER
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
POR
 
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 R1 R2
1   Spies Yamaha 16 1 1 1 Ret 2 1 Ret 15 1 3 Ret 1 1 1 9 1 1 Ret 1 1 2 4 5 1 4 1 5 462
2   Haga Ducati 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 1 9 8 5 3 3 Ret 8 6 2 Ret 1 2 2 1 Ret 2 456
3   Fabrizio Ducati 4 5 Ret Ret 2 3 9 4 1 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 12 3 Ret 3 7 9 3 1 4 13 5 1 382
4   Biaggi Aprilia 11 15 3 3 8 8 5 Ret 11 5 5 5 6 4 13 10 2 21 1 2 5 4 2 4 3 2 3 6 319
5   Rea Honda 5 9 12 8 Ret 13 7 5 5 4 4 3 5 3 7 1 7 15 3 4 4 1 7 6 Ret 3 2 3 315
6   Haslam Honda 6 3 11 11 5 5 3 2 Ret 7 Ret 4 10 Ret 12 8 4 2 7 12 6 5 6 8 5 5 Ret Ret 241
7   Checa Honda 12 13 5 13 Ret 6 Ret 7 9 10 6 6 2 Ret 11 5 11 Ret 2 5 3 3 Ret 10 6 9 7 Ret 209
8   Byrne Ducati Ret Ret 6 12 9 11 11 8 14 18 9 Ret 11 10 2 6 5 4 4 8 10 Ret Ret 7 8 7 4 4 192
9   Sykes Yamaha 10 10 7 5 7 10 4 6 6 6 10 9 13 9 8 7 Ret 5 Ret 7 9 8 9 12 Ret Ret DNS DNS 176
10   Smrž Ducati 9 7 Ret 17 Ret 14 6 3 12 8 14 10 8 6 4 4 9 Ret 6 9 13 11 8 9 10 Ret Ret 8 169
11   Kiyonari Honda Ret 23 8 4 12 9 15 Ret 3 3 12 13 4 5 Ret 14 10 7 13 13 14 7 5 17 Ret DNS DNS DNS 141
12   Kagayama Suzuki 3 8 22 15 6 Ret Ret 12 4 17 8 8 12 12 6 11 17 13 14 Ret 15 10 15 Ret 7 6 Ret 11 128
13   Corser BMW 8 22 9 9 Ret 15 10 10 Ret DNS 15 17 Ret 19 Ret 20 5 10 8 6 11 Ret 9 10 Ret 9 96
14   Nakano Aprilia 15 12 4 7 DNS DNS Ret DNS 13 12 7 7 Ret 7 9 13 6 Ret Ret 11 Ret DNS 86
15   Laconi Ducati 7 4 10 14 4 4 8 16 8 11 WD WD 77
16   Neukirchner Suzuki 2 6 Ret 6 3 7 13 9 DNS DNS 75
17   Xaus BMW 19 11 13 10 13 16 14 11 7 9 Ret Ret 21 16 14 16 15 9 Ret DNS 12 13 11 12 8 Ret 74
18   Parkes Kawasaki Ret 18 14 16 10 17 10 13 15 14 Ret 11 17 17 18 14 12 16 Ret 13 10 15 Ret 15 11 12 51
19   Lagrive Honda 10 21 16 12 9 14 11 Ret Ret Ret 9 13 34
20   Camier Yamaha 13 6 32
Aprilia Ret Ret 6 7
21   Nieto Suzuki 16 15 16 13 18 12 22
Ducati 11 17 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret
22   Muggeridge Suzuki Ret 21 16 18 16 19 12 Ret 16 Ret 18 Ret Ret DNS 12 Ret 13 14 Ret 8 21
23   Hopkins Honda 11 12 WD WD DNS DNS 8 DNS Ret Ret DNS DNS 17
24   Baiocco Kawasaki Ret 24 19 22 20 Ret Ret 14 17 15 Ret Ret 17
Ducati Ret 16 14 16 12 14 10 Ret
25   Simoncelli Aprilia Ret 3 16
26   Lanzi Ducati 17 14 19 18 14 11 Ret 15 Ret 11 15
27   Tamada Kawasaki 18 17 DNS DNS 14 Ret 17 Ret DNS DNS 10 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS 12 16 12
28   Lavilla Ducati 11 12 14 Ret 22 15 Ret 18 12
29   Scassa Kawasaki 20 20 17 20 18 24 Ret 15 23 14 17 Ret 19 Ret Ret 20 19 16 16 Ret 16 14 16 18 13 Ret 15 14 11
30   Hacking Kawasaki 7 19 16 22 21 Ret 9
31   Ellison Yamaha Ret 8 8
32   Morais Kawasaki 13 11 Ret 19 8
33   Guintoli Suzuki Ret 10 6
34   Andrews Kawasaki 20 10 6
35   Hill Honda 14 14 15 Ret 15 22 Ret Ret 20 16 19 17 DNS DNS 6
36   Salom Kawasaki 21 25 18 Ret 19 21 20 Ret 19 21 20 16 20 18 23 Ret 23 19 17 Ret 17 17 18 Ret 14 16 13 17 5
37   D. Checa Yamaha Ret 20 19 Ret 22 19 21 Ret 24 Ret 18 19 Ret 18 17 Ret 15 17 14 15 4
38   Roberts Ducati 17 19 21 19 Ret 18 16 13 DNS DNS 3
39   Rolfo Honda 13 16 Ret Ret 3
40   Iannuzzo Honda Ret Ret 20 21 Ret 23 Ret Ret 21 DSQ 20 24 Ret Ret 15 18 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
41   Polita Suzuki 15 23 22 Ret Ret Ret 1
42   Zemke Honda 18 20 18 15 1
  Resch Suzuki Ret 25 21 17 24 Ret NC 25 Ret Ret 19 20 18 Ret 16 18 Ret DNS 0
  Young Suzuki 25 17 0
  Badovini Kawasaki DNS DNS Ret Ret 17 Ret 0
  Gentile Honda 17 DNS 0
  Martin BMW 22 18 0
  Easton Kawasaki 18 Ret 0
  Whyte Yamaha 21 19 0
  Čihák Suzuki 20 Ret 0
  Nigon Yamaha 22 Ret 0
  Cooper BMW Ret Ret 0
  Conforti Ducati Ret DNS 0
Pos. Rider Bike AUS
 
QAT
 
SPA
 
NED
 
ITA
 
RSA
 
USA
 
SMR
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
GER
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
POR
 
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

2009 final manufacturers' standings[6]
Pos. Manufacturer AUS
 
QAT
 
SPA
 
NED
 
ITA
 
RSA
 
USA
 
SMR
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
GER
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
POR
 
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 R1 R2
1   Ducati 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 9 1 1 2 1 4 1 572
2   Yamaha 10 1 1 1 7 2 1 6 6 1 3 9 1 1 1 7 1 1 18 1 1 2 4 5 1 4 1 5 505
3   Honda 5 3 5 4 5 5 3 2 3 3 4 3 2 3 7 1 4 2 2 4 3 1 5 6 5 3 2 3 431
4   Aprilia 11 12 3 3 8 8 5 Ret 11 5 5 5 6 4 9 10 2 21 1 2 5 4 2 3 3 2 3 6 329
5   Suzuki 2 6 16 6 3 7 12 9 4 17 8 8 12 12 6 11 17 13 14 20 12 10 13 14 7 6 Ret 10 173
6   BMW 8 11 9 9 13 15 10 10 7 9 22 18 15 16 14 16 15 9 5 10 8 6 11 13 9 10 8 9 141
7   Kawasaki 18 17 14 16 10 17 17 14 10 13 13 11 7 11 16 17 18 10 10 16 16 13 10 15 13 15 11 12 76
Pos. Manufacturer AUS
 
QAT
 
SPA
 
NED
 
ITA
 
RSA
 
USA
 
SMR
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
GER
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
POR
 
Pts

Entry listEdit

2009 entry list[7]
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Kawasaki World Superbike R.T. Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 2   Jamie Hacking[8] 7–9
23   Broc Parkes 1–3, 5–14
32   Stuart Easton[9] 4
100   Makoto Tamada 1–5, 10–12, 14
132   Sheridan Morais[10] 6, 13
Aprilia Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 3   Max Biaggi All
56   Shinya Nakano 1–11
58   Marco Simoncelli[11] 12
22   Leon Camier[12] 13–14
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 7   Carlos Checa All
65   Jonathan Rea All
Ten Kate Honda Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 9   Ryuichi Kiyonari All
DFX Corse Ducati Ducati 1098R 10   Fonsi Nieto[13] 10–14
55   Régis Laconi 1–6
57   Lorenzo Lanzi[14] 7–10, 12
Suzuki Alstare BRUX
Team Suzuki Alstare
Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 10   Fonsi Nieto[15] 6–8
31   Karl Muggeridge 11–13
50   Sylvain Guintoli[16] 14
71   Yukio Kagayama All
76   Max Neukirchner 1–5
79   Blake Young[17] 9
BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW BMW S1000RR 11   Troy Corser 1–5, 7–14
17   Steve Martin[18] 6
47   Richard Cooper[19] 11
111   Rubén Xaus 1–10, 12–14
HANNspree Honda Althea
Honda Althea Racing
Honda Honda CBR1000RR 14   Matthieu Lagrive[20] 8–12, 14
33   Tommy Hill 1–7
40   Flavio Gentile 13
PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 15   Matteo Baiocco 1–5, 8
86   Ayrton Badovini 1–3
Guandalini Racing Ducati Ducati 1098R 15   Matteo Baiocco[21] 11–14
24   Brendan Roberts 1–5
36   Gregorio Lavilla[22] 6–9
96   Jakub Smrž All
Yamaha WSB Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 19   Ben Spies All
66   Tom Sykes All
Airwaves Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 22   Leon Camier[23] 9
27   James Ellison[23] 9
Team Pedercini Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 25   David Salom All
99   Luca Scassa All
Celani Race Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 31   Karl Muggeridge 1–7
53   Alessandro Polita[24] 8–10
Ducati Xerox Team Ducati Ducati 1098R 41   Noriyuki Haga All
84   Michel Fabrizio All
Stiggy Racing Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 44   Roberto Rolfo 1–2
91   Leon Haslam All
98   Jake Zemke[25] 5, 7
121   John Hopkins[26] 3–4, 8–11
Yamaha France GMT 94 IPONE Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 49   Shaun Whyte[27] 6
64   Erwan Nigon[27] 7
94   David Checa 3–5, 8–14
ProRace Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 51   Miloš Čihák 10
Sterilgarda Ducati Ducati 1098R 67   Shane Byrne All
Squadra Corse Italia Honda Honda CBR1000RR 77   Vittorio Iannuzzo 1–5, 8–14
TKR Suzuki Switzerland Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 88   Roland Resch 3–5, 8–11, 13–14
MSS Colchester Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 117   Simon Andrews[28] 9
Barni Racing Team Ducati Ducati 1098R 124   Luca Conforti 12
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider
  • All entries utilized Pirelli tyres.

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