2001 British Superbike Championship season

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2001 British Superbike season
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Support series:
British Supersport Championship
Superstock 1000
British 125 Championship

The 2001 British Superbike Championship season was the 13th season. The title was won by John Reynolds aboard the reve Red Bull Ducati winning 12 of the 26 races. Reynolds nearest challenger Steve Hislop was in title contention until he was injured in the second race at Rockingham ruled him out for the rest of the season. Changes to the qualifying structure to try and make it more of a spectral with the introduction of the Superpole format.[1] With the British Superbike Championship being broadcast on the BBC for this season superbikes became more popular with a rise in audience of 42%.[2]

Calendar[edit]

2001 Calendar[3]
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Rider Winning Team Ref
1 R1 England Donington Park 2 April England John Reynolds[4] England James Haydon England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [5]
R2 England James Haydon England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [6]
2 R1 England Silverstone 16 April Scotland Steve Hislop[7] England John Reynolds England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [8]
R2 England John Reynolds Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [9]
3 R1 England Snetterton 7 May England John Reynolds[10] England John Reynolds England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [11]
R2 England John Reynolds England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [12]
4 R1 England Oulton Park 14 May Scotland Steve Hislop[13] Scotland Steve Hislop Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [14]
R2 Scotland Steve Hislop Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [15]
5 R1 England Brands Hatch GP 17 June Scotland Steve Hislop[16] England John Reynolds Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [17]
R2 Scotland Steve Hislop Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [18]
6 R1 England Thruxton 1 July England Steve Plater[19] Scotland Steve Hislop Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [20]
R2 England James Haydon England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [21]
7 R1 England Oulton Park 22 July Scotland Steve Hislop[22] England John Reynolds Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [23]
R2 England John Reynolds Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [24]
8 R1 Scotland Knockhill 12 August England John Reynolds[25] England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati
R2 England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati
9 R1 England Cadwell Park 27 August Scotland Steve Hislop[26] Scotland Steve Hislop Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [27]
R2 England Sean Emmett Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [28]
10 R1 England Brands Hatch Indy 2 September England John Reynolds[29] Scotland Steve Hislop Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [30]
R2 England John Reynolds England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [31]
11 R1 England Mallory Park 16 September Scotland Steve Hislop[32] England Sean Emmett England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [33]
R2 Scotland Steve Hislop Scotland Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati [34]
12 R1 England Rockingham 30 September Scotland Steve Hislop[35] England Michael Rutter England Sean Emmett Reve Red Bull Ducati [36]
R2 England Michael Rutter England Michael Rutter Team Kawasaki [37]
13 R1 England Donington Park 14 October England John Reynolds[38] England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [39]
R2 England John Reynolds Reve Red Bull Ducati [40]

Entry List[edit]

2001 Entry List[41]
Team Constructor No. Rider Class Rounds
Transatlantic Finance/Team Kawasaki Kawasaki 2 England Steve Plater 1, 5-6, 9
England Jamie Morley 4
9 England Michael Rutter 1-6, 8-13
Virgin Mobile Aiwa Yamaha 2 England Steve Plater 11, 13
4 England James Haydon All
6 England Jamie Robinson 1-11, 13
Reve Red Bull Ducati 3 England John Reynolds All
5 England Sean Emmett All
Monster Mob Ducati 7 Scotland Steve Hislop 1-12
Crescent Suzuki Suzuki 8 England John Crawford All
Hawk Racing Kawasaki 9 England Michael Rutter[42] C 7
14 England Gorden Blackley C All
15 England Mark Burr C 1-6, 8-13
Performance House Suzuki 11 England Shane Byrne C All
Travel City Direct Kawasaki 12 England Paul Jones C 1-2
Team DBK Racing Honda 16 England Peter Berwick C 1-5, 7, 9-11, 13
17 England Jason Davis C 1-7, 9-11, 13
www.mandvc.com/racing Yamaha 18 England Nigel Nottingham C 1-7, 9-13
Macsport Yamaha 19 England Lee Jackson C All
D&B Racing Honda 20 England Dean Ellison C All
PRF Racing Kawasaki 23 England Carl Rennie C 1, 4, 6
Myco Motorsport Kawasaki 26 England Dave Wood C 1-7, 9-13
DiEnza Ducati Performance Ducati 33 England James Courtney 12
34 England Paul Brown 1-7, 9-13
Team Buff Kawasaki 35 England Dave Redgate C 1-6, 10-11
T3 Racing Yamaha 55 England Francis Williamson C 1-4
77 England Brett Sampson C 7, 9-10
England Pete Jennings C 13
PR Racing Liverpool Honda 68 England Paul Jones C 2-7, 9-13
Clifford James Footwear Yamaha 69 England Steve Marks C 1-7, 9-13
Clarion Suzuki Suzuki 88 Scotland Niall Mackenzie 8
Icon Class
C Privateers Cup
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Championship Tables[edit]

Riders' Championship[edit]

2001 Riders' Championship[43]
Pos Rider Bike DON
England
SIL
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
KNO
Scotland
CAD
England
BRH
England
MAL
England
ROC
England
DON
England
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 England John Reynolds Ducati 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 Ret 4 1 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 5 3 2 1 1 536
2 England Steve Hislop Ducati 2 5 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 6 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 Ret DNS 475
3 England Sean Emmett Ducati Ret 6 5 4 4 4 3 6 Ret Ret 3 4 4 4 2 3 4 3 3 3 2 8 1 3 4 10 326
4 England James Haydon Yamaha 8 2 4 3 3 3 Ret 3 Ret 3 5 2 3 3 4 Ret 2 4 4 4 Ret 3 5 4 Ret 2 316
5 England Paul Brown Ducati 6 7 7 8 5 5 5 7 Ret 7 6 7 6 5 7 7 Ret 6 5 5 5 2 4 6 2 4 264
6 England Michael Rutter Kawasaki 5 4 6 6 Ret Ret 6 5 4 2 7 3 6 5 13 5 6 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret 2 1 6 3 256
7 England John Crawford Suzuki 3 3 3 5 7 7 Ret 4 11 6 9 8 5 Ret 6 Ret 5 11 6 7 4 4 12 Ret 5 6 222
8 England Shane Bryne Suzuki 7 8 9 9 6 6 4 8 5 4 8 5 Ret 8 8 6 7 Ret 8 8 Ret 7 Ret 5 7 7 204
9 England Jamie Robinson Yamaha Ret 9 8 7 Ret 8 8 Ret 6 Ret 11 9 7 7 9 8 Ret 12 9 9 7 9 8 9 144
10 England Lee Jackson Yamaha 14 11 11 11 9 10 16 9 8 8 10 10 10 11 Ret 8 9 7 Ret 10 8 10 6 7 9 Ret 138
11 England Steve Plater Kawasaki 14 Ret 3 5 2 Ret 8 8 6 6 3 5 123
12 England Dean Ellison Honda 9 16 20 10 14 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 19 15 8 10 10 11 10 10 11 11 Ret 9 9 10 8 100
13 England Nigel Nottingham Yamaha 12 17 12 13 13 13 10 13 12 9 17 12 11 12 17 Ret 17 15 Ret 15 8 11 13 11 82
14 England Dave Wood Kawasaki 18 Ret 13 14 10 11 9 11 7 Ret 16 16 9 9 10 Ret 11 18 12 14 7 12 Ret Ret 81
15 England Gorden Blackley Kawasaki 13 13 10 21 12 14 13 12 11 14 13 17 12 14 11 10 13 17 16 12 10 16 Ret 8 12 Ret 77
16 England Mark Burr Kawasaki Ret Ret 18 12 11 12 14 15 15 Ret 15 13 14 9 12 13 13 Ret 9 11 11 10 14 14 67
17 England Jason Davis Honda 11 12 21 19 Ret DNS 12 14 9 10 18 11 Ret 13 14 9 14 DNS Ret 12 11 12 60
18 England Paul Jones Honda 15 18 8 9 11 10 Ret DNS 12 14 Ret Ret 16 14 18 16 13 DNS Ret Ret 15 13 42
19 England Steve Marks Yamaha Ret 14 14 15 15 15 17 16 Ret 11 14 Ret 15 17 18 15 15 14 14 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 27
20 Scotland Niall Mackenzie Suzuki 4 5 24
21 England Francis Williamson Yamaha 10 10 Ret 17 Ret DNS 15 19 13
22 England Dave Redgate Kawasaki 17 Ret 17 16 Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 12 13 16 19 17 Ret DNS 10
23 England Jamie Morley Kawasaki 7 Ret 9
24 England Brett Sampson Yamaha Ret 15 15 Ret 12 13 9
25 England Peter Berwick Honda Ret Ret 16 DNS 16 16 19 18 14 15 14 18 Ret 16 20 Ret 15 13 Ret DNS 9
26 England Paul Jones Kawasaki 15 15 19 20 2
England Carl Rennie Kawasaki 16 Ret 18 17 Ret DNS 0
England James Courtney Ducati Ret Ret 0
England Pete Jennings Yamaha DNS DNS 0
Pos Rider Bike DON
England
SIL
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
KNO
Scotland
CAD
England
BRH
England
MAL
England
ROC
England
DON
England
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)

Priverteers' Championship[edit]

2001 Priverteers' Championship[43]
Pos Rider Bike DON
England
SIL
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
KNO
Scotland
CAD
England
BRH
England
MAL
England
ROC
England
DON
England
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 England Shane Byrne Suzuki 7 8 9 9 6 6 4 8 5 4 8 5 Ret 8 8 6 7 Ret 8 8 Ret 7 Ret 5 7 7 550
2 England Lee Jackson Yamaha 14 11 11 11 9 10 16 9 8 8 10 10 10 11 Ret 8 9ss 7 Ret 10 8 10 6 7 9 Ret 396
3 England Dean Ellison Honda 9 16 20 10 14 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 19 15 8 10 10 Ret 11 10 10 11 11 Ret 9 9 10 8 296
4 England Nigel Nottingham Yamaha 12 17 12 13 13 13 10 13 12 9 17 12 11 12 17 Ret 17 15 Ret 15 8 11 13 11 266
5 England Gorden Blackley Kawasaki 13 13 10 21 12 14 13 12 11 14 13 17 12 14 11 10 13 17 16 12 10 16 Ret 8 12 Ret 264
6 England Dave Wood Kawasaki 18 Ret 13 14 10 11 9 11 7 Ret 16 16 9 9 10 Ret 11 18 12 14 7 12 Ret Ret 250
7 England Mark Burr Kawasaki Ret Ret 18 12 11 12 14 15 15 Ret 15 13 14 9 12 13 13 Ret 9 11 11 10 14 14 227
8 England Jason Davis Honda 11 12 21 19 Ret DNS 12 14 9 10 18 11 Ret 13 14 9 14 DNS Ret 12 11 12 191
9 England Paul Jones Honda 15 18 8 9 11 10 Ret DNS 12 14 Ret Ret 16 14 18 16 13 DNS Ret Ret 15 13 171
10 England Steve Marks Yamaha Ret 14 14 15 15 15 17 16 Ret 11 14 Ret 15 17 18 15 15 14 14 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 147
11 England Peter Berwick Honda Ret Ret 16 DNS 16 16 19 18 14 15 14 18 Ret 16 20 Ret 15 13 Ret DNS 90
12 England Dave Redgate Kawasaki 17 Ret 17 16 Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 12 13 16 19 17 Ret DNS 74
13 England Francis Williamson Yamaha 10 10 Ret 17 Ret DNS 15 19 55
14 England Brett Sampson Yamaha Ret 15 15 Ret 12 13 40
15 England Paul Jones Kawasaki 15 15 19 20 26
16 England Carl Rennie Kawasaki 16 Ret 18 17 Ret DNS 18
Pos Rider Bike DON
England
SIL
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
KNO
Scotland
CAD
England
BRH
England
MAL
England
ROC
England
DON
England
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)

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