1998 Superbike World Championship season

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1998 Superbike World Championship season
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The 1998 Superbike World Championship season was the 11th F.I.M. Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 22 March at Phillip Island, and finished on 4 October at Sugo after 12 rounds.

Carl Fogarty won the rider's championship with 3 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 Australia Phillip Island 22 March Australia Troy Corser United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Performance Report
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha World Superbike Team
2 R1 United Kingdom Donington 13 April Australia Troy Corser Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha World Superbike Team Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha World Superbike Team
3 R1 Italy Monza 10 May New Zealand Aaron Slight New Zealand Aaron Slight United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda
4 R1 Spain Albacete 24 May Japan Noriyuki Haga Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati ADVF Report
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Performance
5 R1 Germany Nürburgring 7 June Australia Troy Corser New Zealand Aaron Slight New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda Report
R2 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati ADVF
6 R1 San Marino Misano 21 June Australia Troy Corser New Zealand Aaron Slight New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda Report
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda
7 R1 South Africa Kyalami 5 July Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati ADVF Report
R2 Japan Akira Yanagawa Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati ADVF
8 R1 United States Laguna Seca 12 July Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Ducati ADVF Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha World Superbike Team
9 R1 European Union Brands Hatch 2 August Australia Troy Corser New Zealand Aaron Slight United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 United Kingdom Jamie Whitham Australia Troy Corser Ducati ADVF
10 R1 Austria A1-Ring 30 August New Zealand Aaron Slight Italy Pierfrancesco Chili New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda
11 R1 Netherlands Assen 6 September Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati ADVF Report
R2 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Performance
12 R1 Japan Sugo 4 October Australia Troy Corser Japan Akira Ryo Japan Keiichi Kitagawa Team Suzuki Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha World Superbike Team

Standings[edit]

Riders' standings[edit]

1998 Final Riders' Standings[1]
Pos Rider Bike AUS
Australia
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
RSA
South Africa
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
JPN
Japan
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 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati 1 3 7 3 6 2 9 1 13 13 4 3 2 2 5 Ret 4 2 3 2 2 1 3 4 351.5
2 New Zealand Aaron Slight Honda 9 2 4 4 2 Ret 4 2 1 4 1 1 8 8 8 DNS 2 5 1 1 4 2 7 6 347
3 Australia Troy Corser Ducati 2 6 2 2 3 4 2 3 7 3 2 2 Ret 7 1 2 7 1 6 5 3 3 DNS DNS 328.5
4 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati 4 Ret 3 5 5 3 1 5 3 1 Ret Ret 1 1 7 4 9 6 2 3 1 Ret 12 23 293.5
5 United States Colin Edwards Honda 7 7 6 7 1 1 5 Ret 2 2 3 4 9 4 11 10 1 4 7 9 5 4 13 13 279.5
6 Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha 3 1 1 1 9 10 10 4 5 7 Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 1 12 7 9 12 8 8 Ret 1 258
7 Japan Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki 5 5 5 16 Ret 6 13 7 4 5 5 5 6 5 2 DNS 4 4 7 6 4 2 210
8 United Kingdom Jamie Whitham Suzuki Ret 12 8 8 8 5 11 10 9 10 6 Ret 4 Ret 6 5 5 3 5 6 Ret 5 9 11 173
9 Australia Peter Goddard Suzuki Ret 4 9 10 7 8 14 8 6 8 Ret Ret 5 6 14 8 10 13 10 8 6 7 10 10 155
10 United States Scott Russell Yamaha 10 8 13 11 Ret Ret 6 9 11 Ret 8 6 10 9 15 Ret 3 8 12 11 9 Ret 5 12 130.5
11 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Kawasaki 8 Ret 12 Ret 4 7 7 14 Ret 11 7 8 Ret Ret 9 6 Ret 9 8 10 10 6 9 16 124.5
12 Spain Gregorio Lavilla Ducati 11 11 Ret Ret 10 Ret 3 Ret Ret 6 Ret 7 3 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 11 7 Ret Ret 17 15 83.5
13 Italy Piergiorgio Bontempi Kawasaki 12 Ret 14 13 Ret 11 12 6 8 9 Ret 11 12 10 18 DNS 58
14 Italy Alessandro Gramigni Ducati 18 15 18 17 12 13 8 Ret 10 Ret 11 12 11 14 16 9 15 Ret 13 14 11 Ret 56
15 Slovenia Igor Jerman Kawasaki 15 Ret 21 19 13 12 Ret 12 14 15 15 10 13 11 19 11 DNS DNS 15 15 12 10 20 18 47
16 Japan Keiichi Kitagawa Suzuki 1 5 36
17 Japan Akira Ryō Suzuki 2 3 36
18 Austria Andreas Meklau Ducati 11 9 Ret Ret 9 9 14 13 31
19 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha Ret 6 6 10 26
20 United Kingdom Steve Hislop Yamaha 10 9 8 11 26
21 Italy Lucio Pedercini Ducati 13 Ret 19 20 14 14 12 14 12 14 Ret 13 20 12 16 Ret 26
22 United States Ben Bostrom Honda 4 3 22.5
23 Australia Mark Willis Suzuki 6 9 17
24 Japan Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha 9 7 16
25 Germany Udo Mark Suzuki Ret 12 10 13 13
26 New Zealand Andrew Stroud Kawasaki 17 16 22 Ret DNS DNS 18 16 16 Ret 14 15 14 12 Ret Ret 16 17 Ret DNS 15 13 21 20 13
27 United Kingdom Jamie Hacking Yamaha 10 7 12
28 United Kingdom Chris Walker Kawasaki 11 12 9
29 Finland Erkka Korpiaho Kawasaki 15 15 15 Ret 17 16 14 12 9
30 Japan Kensuke Haga Yamaha 25 8 8
31 Japan Shinichi Ito Honda 8 24 8
32 United States Doug Chandler Kawasaki 3 DNS 8
33 Italy Mario Innamorati Kawasaki 18 Ret 13 11 9 19 8
34 Japan Shinya Takeishi Kawasaki 14 7 7
35 United Kingdom James Haydon Suzuki 15 14 Ret 12 7
36 Australia Steve Martin Ducati Ret 10 6
37 United Kingdom Sean Emmett Ducati Ret Ret 11 Ret 5
38 France Jean-Marc Delétang Yamaha Ret 22 Ret 22 19 19 16 11 Ret Ret 16 Ret 5
39 France Frédéric Protat Ducati 21 19 Ret 23 16 16 19 13 DNS DNS 18 17 15 15 23 Ret 17 19 Ret Ret Ret DNS 5
40 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Ret Ret 13 15 4
41 United States Ricky Orlando Kawasaki 22 13 3
42 Italy Paolo Blora Ducati 17 17 13 16 3
43 Australia Shawn Giles Honda 16 13 3
44 Japan Yuichi Takeda Honda 15 14 3
45 Germany Heinz Platacis Kawasaki 16 14 2
46 United Kingdom John Reynolds Ducati Ret 14 2
47 United Kingdom Matt Llewellyn Ducati 14 Ret 2
48 United States Aaron Yates Suzuki 12 Ret 2
49 Australia Craig Connell Ducati Ret 14 2
50 Australia Malcolm Campbell Ducati 14 Ret 2
51 Spain Rubén Xaus Suzuki 15 16 1
52 Czech Republic Jiří Mrkývka Honda Ret 24 DNQ DNQ 20 Ret 17 15 18 18 Ret 18 Ret 20 21 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 1
53 United Kingdom Terry Rymer Suzuki 16 15 Ret 16 1
Pos Rider Bike AUS
Australia
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
RSA
South Africa
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
JPN
Japan
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

Half points were awarded at the first race in Laguna Seca as less than 75% of the scheduled distance was completed.

Manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Pts
1 Italy Ducati 487.5
2 Japan Honda 416.5
3 Japan Yamaha 307
4 Japan Suzuki 252
5 Japan Kawasaki 251

References[edit]