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]

No Date Round Circuit Race 1 Winner Race 2 Winner Report
1 1 April  Great Britain Donington United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens Report
2 28 April  Spain Jarama United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Report
3 2 June  Canada Mosport Canada Pascal Picotte United States Tom Kipp Report
4 9 June  United States Brainerd United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Report
5 30 June  Austria Österreichring Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen Report
6 4 August  San Marino Misano United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Report
7 11 August  Sweden Anderstorp United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Report
8 25 August  Japan Sugo United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Report
9 1 September  Malaysia Shah Alam France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche Report
10 15 September  Germany Hockenheim United States Doug Polen France Raymond Roche Report
11 29 September  France Magny-Cours United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Report
12 6 October  Italy Mugello United States Doug Polen France Raymond Roche Report
13 19 October  Australia Phillip Island Australia Kevin Magee United States Doug Polen Report

Season standings[edit]

Rider standings[edit]

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
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

Riders' standings[edit]

Rank Rider Manufacturer Points Wins
1 United States Doug Polen Italy Ducati 432 17
2 France Raymond Roche Italy Ducati 282 4
3 Australia Rob Phillis Japan Kawasaki 267 0
4 Belgium Stéphane Mertens Italy Ducati 217 2
5 Italy Fabrizio Pirovano Japan Yamaha 195 0
6 United Kingdom Terry Rymer Japan Yamaha 162 0
7 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Japan Honda 146 0
8 United States Fred Merkel Japan Honda 124 0
9 Italy Giancarlo Falappa Italy Ducati 113 0
10 Italy Davide Tardozzi Italy Ducati 108 0
11 Germany Udo Mark Japan Yamaha 68 0
12 Netherlands Jeffrey de Vries Japan Yamaha 66 0
13 New Zealand Aaron Slight Japan Kawasaki 65 0
14 Australia Kevin Magee Japan Yamaha 63 1
15 Finland Jari Suhonen Japan Yamaha 61 0
16 Spain Juan López Mella Japan Honda 57 0
17 United States Scott Russell Japan Kawasaki 53 0
18 Spain Daniel Amatriain Japan Honda 47 0
19 Switzerland Edwin Weibel Japan Honda 41 0
20 France Jean Yves Mounier Japan Yamaha 41 0
21 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Japan Yamaha 35 0
22 United Kingdom Brian Morrison Japan Yamaha 33 0
23 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Japan Honda 33 0
24 Canada Linnley Clarke Japan Yamaha 30 0
25 Canada Yves Brisson Japan Honda 30 0
26 Italy Baldassarre Monti Japan Honda 27 0
27 Canada Steve Crevier Japan Kawasaki 26 0
28 Australia Malcolm Campbell Japan Honda 23 0
29 Canada Reuben McMurter Japan Honda 22 0
30 Italy Massimo Broccoli Japan Kawasaki 21 0
31 United States Tom Kipp Japan Yamaha 20 1
32 Canada Pascal Picotte Japan Yamaha 20 1
33 Australia Scott Doohan Japan Yamaha 20 0
34 Canada Benoit Pilon Japan Yamaha 20 0
35 Italy Piergiorgio Bontempi Japan Kawasaki 18 0
36 Australia Steve Martin Japan Suzuki 17 0
37 Canada John Hopperstad Japan Yamaha 17 0
38 Germany Peter Rubatto Japan Yamaha 17 0
39 Canada Jacques Guenette Japan Kawasaki 15 0
40 Australia Michael O'Connor Japan Honda 14 0

Manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Pts
1 Italy Ducati 477
2 Japan Kawasaki 344
3 Japan Yamaha 336
4 Japan Honda 258
5 Japan Suzuki 30
6 Italy Bimota 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1991 World Superbike Entry Lists". WSB Archives. Retrieved 10 September 2011.