1991 Superbike World Championship season

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1991 Superbike World Championship season
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The 1991 Superbike World Championship season was the 4th F.I.M. Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 1 April at Donington Park, and finished on 19 October at Phillip Island after 13 rounds.

Doug Polen won the rider's championship with 17 victories and Ducati won the manufacturer's championship.

The third round of the championship at Mosport was boycotted by the works riders on safety grounds.[1]

Season calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team
1 R1 United Kingdom Donington 1 April United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens Total Wanty Mertens Racing
2 R1 Spain Jarama 28 April United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
3 R1 Canada Mosport 2 June United States Tom Kipp Canada Pascal Picotte Canada Pascal Picotte Fast Yamaha/Sunoco
R2 Canada Reuben McMurter United States Tom Kipp Wiseco Piston
4 R1 United States Brainerd 9 June Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
5 R1 Austria Österreichring 30 June United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens Total Wanty Mertens Racing
R2 Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
6 R1 San Marino Misano 4 August United States Doug Polen Australia Rob Phillis United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 France Raymond Roche United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
7 R1 Sweden Anderstorp 11 August United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 France Raymond Roche United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
8 R1 Japan Sugo 25 August United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
9 R1 Malaysia Shah Alam 1 September United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
R2 France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
10 R1 Germany Hockenheim 15 September United States Doug Polen France Raymond Roche United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
11 R1 France Magny-Cours 29 September Australia Rob Phillis United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
12 R1 Italy Mugello 6 October United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 Italy Giancarlo Falappa France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
13 R1 Australia Phillip Island 19 October United States Doug Polen New Zealand Aaron Slight Australia Kevin Magee Peter Jackson Yamaha Racing
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci

Season standings[edit]

Rider standings[edit]

1991 Final Riders Standings [2]
Pos Rider Bike GBR
United Kingdom
SPA
Spain
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
SMR
San Marino
SWE
Sweden
JPN
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
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 United States Polen Ducati 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 432
2 France Roche Ducati Ret 2 Ret 3 3 3 4 2 Ret 3 6 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 282
3 Australia Phillis Kawasaki 4 3 2 Ret 4 5 4 4 2 3 2 2 2 Ret 5 Ret 4 4 4 5 4 3 267
4 Belgium Mertens Ducati Ret 1 Ret 2 3 3 1 2 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 2 5 6 7 3 4 Ret 5 6 217
5 Italy Pirovano Yamaha 3 8 5 5 5 6 Ret 5 5 4 3 Ret 7 7 2 3 Ret 7 31 6 Ret 6 195
6 United Kingdom Rymer Yamaha 2 4 7 Ret 6 9 8 9 7 12 Ret 14 10 Ret 7 9 5 4 3 3 162
7 United Kingdom Fogarty Honda Ret 9 9 8 11 11 7 8 4 4 11 8 8 7 9 10 6 7 7 Ret 146
8 United States Merkel Honda Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 4 8 8 9 7 8 6 12 9 12 9 Ret Ret 3 10 8 Ret 124
9 Italy Falappa Ducati 14 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 10 6 6 13 10 11 6 Ret 6 3 Ret 8 6 Ret 113
10 Italy Tardozzi Ducati 5 6 3 5 9 10 3 6 3 8 108
11 Germany Mark Yamaha 8 7 7 10 11 Ret 10 10 18 Ret 8 5 68
12 Netherlands de Vries Yamaha 9 10 15 Ret 10 10 11 12 16 16 12 Ret Ret 24 13 13 13 Ret 12 14 15 5 Ret Ret 66
13 New Zealand Slight Kawasaki 3 4 7 4 3 Ret 65
14 Australia Magee Yamaha 5 3 1 2 63
15 Finland Suhonen Yamaha Ret 9 9 11 Ret 15 5 7 26 17 14 12 9 12 17 12 61
16 Spain López Mella Honda 11 11 3 4 14 17 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 18 14 10 16 18 13 15 57
17 United States Russell Kawasaki 2 2 8 5 53
18 Spain Amatriain Honda Ret 13 4 6 12 17 13 13 14 11 15 21 20 13 47
19 Switzerland Weibel Honda 13 14 Ret 41
Ducati 18 Ret 10 11 14 9 9 7
20 France Mounier Honda 13 9 10 14 20 17 9 9 21 20 18 12 11 Ret 41
21 United Kingdom McElnea Yamaha 5 5 11 8 Ret 16 35
21 United Kingdom Morrison Yamaha 6 6 8 11 18 Ret 33
- United Kingdom MacKenzie Honda 7 7 15 12 33
Yamaha Ret 6
24 Canada Clarke Yamaha 4 2 30
- Canada Brisson Honda 2 4 30
26 Italy Monti Honda Ret Ret 6 Ret 8 7 27
27 Canada Crevier Kawasaki 3 5 26
28 Australia Campbell Honda 19 21 6 4 23
29 Canada McMurter Honda Ret 3 12 13 22
30 Italy Broccoli Kawasaki 21 14 12 12 22 Ret 10 11 21
31 United States Kipp Yamaha Ret 1 Ret Ret 22 22 20
- Canada Picotte Yamaha 1 Ret 20
- Australia Doohan Yamaha 17 14 7 5 20
- Canada Pilon Yamaha 6 6 20
35 Italy Bontempi Kawasaki NC Ret 16 Ret 11 Ret 4 18
35 Australia Martin Suzuki 8 7 17
- Canada Hopperstad Yamaha 8 7 18 17
- Germany Rubatto Yamaha Ret 16 12 30 15 13 13 Ret 13 23 Ret 13 17
39 Canada Guenette Yamaha 9 8 15
39 Australia O'Connor Honda 10 8 14
Pos Rider Bike GBR
United Kingdom
SPA
Spain
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
SMR
San Marino
SWE
Sweden
JPN
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Manufacturers standings[edit]

1991 Final Manufacturers' Standings
Pos Manufacturer GBR
United Kingdom
SPA
Spain
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
SMR
San Marino
SWE
Sweden
JPN
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
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 Italy Ducati 1 1 1 1 7 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 489
2 Japan Yamaha 2 4 5 5 1 1 5 6 6 5 5 4 3 5 4 3 2 3 7 5 5 4 3 3 1 2 355
3 Japan Kawasaki 3 4 2 14 3 5 2 2 4 4 2 3 2 2 2 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 11 4 3 3 351
4 Japan Honda 7 7 3 4 2 3 6 4 8 8 7 7 4 4 11 8 8 7 9 10 3 7 7 11 6 4 265
5 Japan Suzuki 11 11 19 15 15 15 8 7 30
6 Italy Bimota 15 20 20 13 21 15 14 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 24 21 8 21
Pos Manufacturer GBR
United Kingdom
SPA
Spain
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
SMR
San Marino
SWE
Sweden
JPN
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
Pts


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1991 World Superbike Entry Lists". WSB Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Superbike 1991 Standings. WSB Archives Retrieved on 22 dicember 2014