2019 Superbike World Championship

2019 Superbike World Championship
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The 2019 Superbike World Championship (known as 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the 32nd season of the Superbike World Championship.

Competition formatEdit

A new race format was introduced for the 2019 season.[1] As in 2018, two normal length races (Race 1 and Race 2) were held – one each on Saturday and Sunday (Friday and Saturday in Qatar). A third race, a ten lap sprint named the Superpole Race,[2] was held on the final morning of the weekend prior to Race 2. The starting grids for Race 1 and the Superpole Race were determined by a single 25-minute Superpole Qualifying session. The grid for Race 2 featured the top nine riders in the Superpole Race in the order in which they finished followed by the remaining riders sorted by their Superpole Qualifying times.[3]

Race calendar and resultsEdit

A provisional 13-event calendar (of which one race was unconfirmed) was announced on 13 November 2018,[4] with one round change from 2018 as the Czech round at Brno was replaced by a round at Jerez, to be held in June. As well as this, the round at Donington Park was moved from May to July, with the Misano round moving forward into June to accommodate this. On 19 December 2018, the thirteenth round was confirmed at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, having initially been dropped for 2019.[5]

2019 calendar[4][5]
Round Country Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team
1 R1   Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 23 February   Jonathan Rea   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
SR 24 February   Jonathan Rea   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
2 R1   Thailand Chang International Circuit 16 March   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
SR 17 March   Jonathan Rea   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
3 R1   Spain Motorland Aragón 6 April   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
SR 7 April   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
4 R1   Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 14 April   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
SR Race cancelled[N 1]
R2   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
5 R1   Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 11 May   Chaz Davies   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
SR 12 May   Chaz Davies   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
R2 Race cancelled[N 2]
6 R1   Spain Circuito de Jerez 8 June   Jonathan Rea   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
SR 9 June   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2   Jonathan Rea   Michael van der Mark Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team
7 R1   Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 22 June   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
SR 23 June   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2   Toprak Razgatlıoğlu   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
8 R1   United Kingdom Donington Park 6 July   Tom Sykes   Tom Sykes   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
SR 7 July   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
R2   Toprak Razgatlıoğlu   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
9 R1   United States WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 13 July   Jonathan Rea   Álvaro Bautista   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
SR 14 July   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
R2   Chaz Davies   Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
10 R1   Portugal Algarve International Circuit 7 September   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
SR 8 September   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
R2   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
11 R1   France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 28 September   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea   Toprak Razgatlıoğlu Turkish Puccetti Racing
SR 29 September   Toprak Razgatlıoğlu   Toprak Razgatlıoğlu Turkish Puccetti Racing
R2   Alex Lowes   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
12 R1   Argentina Circuito San Juan Villicum 12 October   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista   Álvaro Bautista Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
SR 13 October   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
R2   Chaz Davies   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
13 R1   Qatar Losail International Circuit 25 October   Jonathan Rea   Alex Lowes   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
SR 26 October   Jonathan Rea   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
R2   Chaz Davies   Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

Entry listEdit

An 18-rider provisional permanent entry list was released by Dorna Sports on 11 January 2019.[8]

Championship standingsEdit

Points were awarded as follows:[3]

Race 1 and Race 2
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Superpole Race
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th 
Points 12 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Riders' championshipEdit

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer PHI
 
CHA
 
ARA
 
ASS
 
IMO
 
JER
 
MIS
 
DON
 
LAG
 
POR
 
MAG
 
VIL
 
LOS
 
Pts
R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2 R1 SR R2
1   Kawasaki 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 C 3 1 1 C 4 4 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 673
2   Ducati 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C 1 2 2 C 1 1 4 3 1 5 10 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 5 4 4 1 2 2 2 2 2 623
3   Yamaha 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 5 3 C 2 4 4 C 2 2 1 4 2 4 4 5 4 5 6 4 3 3 4 4 3 2 4 5 4 3 3 4 451
4   BMW 7 11 12 9 10 11 5 5 12 6 C 6 10 8 C 6 5 7 2 13 6 2 Ret 7 4 3 5 12 7 9 3 7 8 7 9 16 8 12 12 249
5   Honda 16 13 10 13 15 12 11 12 13 11 C 12 14 16 C 15 14 13 8 14 17 9 Ret 15 13 15 15 15 17 17 7 16 9 10 12 13 10 13 16 88
Pos. Manufacturer PHI
 
CHA
 
ARA
 
ASS
 
IMO
 
JER
 
MIS
 
DON
 
LAG
 
POR
 
MAG
 
VIL
 
LOS
 
Pts

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Race 1 was scheduled to be run on Saturday 13 April but was postponed to the following day due to snow. As a result, the Superpole Race, to be held on Sunday 14 April, was cancelled. The Superpole qualifying session set the grid for both races.[6]
  2. ^ Race 2 was cancelled due to torrential rain.[7]
  3. ^ a b Eugene Laverty competed in the first Friday practice session during round 5, before being replaced by Tommy Bridewell.

ReferencesEdit

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  22. ^ a b "Van der Mark and Lowes stick with Yamaha for 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Héctor Barberá ready to replace Mercado at Motul Dutch Round". Superbike World Championship. Dorna WSBK. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
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  25. ^ "Laverty signs for Go Eleven Ducati in 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  26. ^ "Alessandro Delbianco to make WorldSBK debut with Althea MIE Racing Team". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  27. ^ "Razgatlioglu renews with Kawasaki Puccetti for 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Baz is back! Ten Kate announce rider and Yamaha partnership". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
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