1996 Superbike World Championship season

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1996 Superbike World Championship season
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The 1996 Superbike World Championship season was the 9th F.I.M. Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 14 April at Misano, and finished on 27 October at Phillip Island after 12 rounds.

Troy Corser won the rider's championship with 7 victories and Ducati won the manufacturer's championship.

Season Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Rider Winning Team Report
1 R1 San Marino Misano 14 April United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski Ducati Corse Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser United States John Kocinski Ducati Corse
2 R1 United Kingdom Donington 28 April Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Promotor Ducati Report
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight Australia Troy Corser Promotor Ducati
3 R1 Germany Hockenheim 10 May Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Australia Troy Corser New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda Report
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Castrol Honda
4 R1 Italy Monza 16 June Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Castrol Honda Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Gattolone Ducati
5 R1 Czech Republic Brno 30 June Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Promotor Ducati Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Promotor Ducati
6 R1 United States Laguna Seca 21 July United States John Kocinski Australia Anthony Gobert United States John Kocinski Ducati Corse Report
R2 Japan Wataru Yoshikawa Australia Anthony Gobert Muzzy Kawasaki
7 R1 European Union Brands Hatch 4 August Australia Troy Corser United States John Kocinski Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Gattolone Ducati Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Promotor Ducati
8 R1 Indonesia Sentul 18 August United States Colin Edwards United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United States John Kocinski Ducati Corse Report
R2 United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski Ducati Corse
9 R1 Japan Sugo 25 August Australia Troy Corser Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Yuichi Takeda HRC Honda Racing Report
R2 Japan Takuma Aoki Japan Takuma Aoki HRC Honda Racing
10 R1 Netherlands Assen 8 September United States John Kocinski United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Castrol Honda Report
R2 United States John Kocinski United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Castrol Honda
11 R1 Spain Albacete 6 October Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Promotor Ducati Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Promotor Ducati
12 R1 Australia Phillip Island 27 October United States Colin Edwards New Zealand Aaron Slight Australia Anthony Gobert Muzzy Kawasaki Report
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight Australia Anthony Gobert Muzzy Kawasaki

Season standings[edit]

Rider standings[edit]

1996 Final Riders Standings
Pos Rider Bike SMR
San Marino
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
CZE
Czech Republic
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
INA
Indonesia
JPN
Japan
NED
Netherlands
ESP
Spain
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
1 Australia Troy Corser Ducati 2 2 1 1 Ret Ret 5 4 1 1 2 2 Ret 1 6 5 4 9 4 2 1 1 3 NC 369
2 New Zealand Aaron Slight Honda 6 5 5 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 5 3 6 5 3 2 6 3 3 5 9 6 Ret 2 347
3 United States John Kocinski Ducati 1 1 7 6 2 3 Ret Ret 4 6 1 12 3 Ret 1 1 5 2 5 3 3 2 7 5 337
4 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Honda 7 6 8 7 5 1 1 3 2 3 8 4 5 Ret 2 3 8 4 1 1 5 7 4 6 331
5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 11 7 6 4 3 5 3 5 6 7 4 Ret 4 3 5 4 DNS DNS 2 3 2 3 248
6 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati 3 3 4 5 Ret Ret 4 1 8 10 Ret 7 1 2 4 Ret Ret DNS 2 4 Ret Ret 8 9 223
7 New Zealand Simon Crafar Kawasaki 4 4 2 Ret 4 4 9 Ret 10 9 7 5 9 Ret 12 11 Ret 11 8 8 4 4 Ret 11 180
8 Australia Anthony Gobert Kawasaki 5 DSQ 3 3 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret 19 Ret 1 2 4 DNS DNS 1 1 167
9 Japan Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha 9 11 9 12 DNS DNS 9 11 9 8 10 6 7 7 3 8 10 7 6 5 6 7 163
10 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Ducati 12 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 6 9 11 4 3 9 8 Ret Ret 8 13 14 7 6 8 8 Ret 12 122
11 United States Mike Hale Ducati 13 8 14 16 Ret 8 7 5 6 10 12 11 10 9 20 22 11 12 10 Ret 9 4 114
12 United Kingdom John Reynolds Suzuki 17 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 15 7 5 8 Ret DNS 7 8 9 6 14 12 13 Ret 7 9 11 10 99
13 Australia Kirk McCarthy Suzuki Ret 12 13 14 10 9 8 8 14 Ret 10 13 Ret 10 13 10 17 18 14 9 Ret 15 10 15 81
14 Italy Paolo Casoli Ducati Ret 13 11 9 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 14 11 11 Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 14 Ret 70
15 Italy Piergiorgio Bontempi Kawasaki 10 10 10 11 12 13 Ret DNS 18 16 13 16 13 9 11 12 22 20 15 Ret 13 13 12 Ret 63
16 Sweden Christer Lindholm Ducati 8 9 Ret 8 8 7 10 14 Ret 13 9 Ret 58
17 United Kingdom Jamie Whitham Yamaha Ret 10 7 6 Ret Ret 6 14 37
18 Austria Andreas Meklau Ducati Ret DNS 13 11 12 11 12 12 16 10 DNS 17 31
19 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda 11 1 30
20 Japan Yuichi Takeda Honda 1 25 25
21 Germany Jochen Schmid Kawasaki 16 14 12 Ret 9 Ret 16 Ret 13 Ret 15 10 23
22 Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha 2 DSQ 20
23 Japan Norihiko Fujiwara Yamaha 7 5 20
24 Australia Peter Goddard Suzuki 5 8 19
25 Japan Akira Ryo Kawasaki 9 6 17
26 Japan Shinya Takeishi Kawasaki 10 7 15
27 Switzerland Roger Kellenberger Honda 11 10 Ret 17 11
28 United Kingdom Brian Morrison Ducati 14 Ret 11 12 11
29 United States Doug Chandler Kawasaki Ret 6 10
30 Japan Keiichi Kitagawa Suzuki 12 10 10
31 Belgium Michael Paquay Ducati 15 15 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 17 17 Ret 12 Ret Ret 26 17 Ret 17 Ret 10
32 Spain Gregorio Lavilla Yamaha 11 12 9
33 Australia Rob Phillis Kawasaki Ret 14 Ret 15 15 15 15 13 17 16 9
34 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha 16 13 Ret 8
35 Netherlands Jeffrey de Vries Yamaha 12 13 7
36 United Kingdom Sean Emmett Ducati 18 15 12 14 Ret Ret 7
37 United States Larry Pegram Ducati 12 14 6
38 Australia Martin Craggill Kawasaki Ret Ret Ret 11 5
39 Australia Shawn Giles Ducati 13 Ret Ret Ret 18 14 Ret 17 5
40 Greece Ioannis Boustas Ducati 23 Ret 19 21 22 17 22 17 16 Ret 14 Ret 15 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 5
Pos Rider Bike SMR
San Marino
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
CZE
Czech Republic
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
INA
Indonesia
JPN
Japan
NED
Netherlands
ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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]

Pos Manufacturer Pts
1 Italy Ducati 521
2 Japan Honda 430
3 Japan Kawasaki 308
4 Japan Yamaha 300
5 Japan Suzuki 156