2001 Superbike World Championship season

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2001 Superbike World Championship season
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Support series:
Supersport World Championship
FIM Superstock 1000 Championship

The 2001 Superbike World Championship season was the 14th F.I.M. Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 11 March at Valencia, and finished on 30 September at Imola after 13 rounds.

Troy Bayliss won the rider's championship, and Ducati won the manufacturer's championship.

Season Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Rider Winning Team Report
1 R1 Spain Valencia 11 March Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Axo Aprilia Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Corser Axo Aprilia
2 R1 South Africa Kyalami 1 April United States Ben Bostrom United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 United States Ben Bostrom United States Ben Bostrom L&M Ducati
3 R1 Australia Phillip Island 22 April Australia Troy Corser Spain Rubén Xaus United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 Cancelled by rain
4 R1 Japan Sugo 29 April Japan Makoto Tamada Japan Makoto Tamada Japan Makoto Tamada Cabin Honda Report
R2 Japan Makoto Tamada Japan Makoto Tamada Cabin Honda
5 R1 Italy Monza 13 May Australia Troy Bayliss United States Colin Edwards Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
6 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 27 May United Kingdom Steve Hislop United Kingdom Steve Hislop United Kingdom Neil Hodgson GSE Ducati Report
R2 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Suzuki Alstare Corona
7 R1 Germany Lausitzring 10 June United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Australia Troy Bayliss United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 Italy Mauro Sanchini Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
8 R1 San Marino Misano 24 June United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson United States Ben Bostrom L&M Ducati
9 R1 United States Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 8 July United States Ben Bostrom Australia Troy Corser United States Ben Bostrom L&M Ducati Report
R2 United States Ben Bostrom United States Ben Bostrom L&M Ducati
10 R1 European Union Brands Hatch 29 July United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Italy Pierfrancesco Chili United States Ben Bostrom L&M Ducati Report
R2 United States Ben Bostrom United States Ben Bostrom L&M Ducati
11 R1 Germany Oschersleben 2 September United Kingdom Neil Hodgson United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 Spain Rubén Xaus Spain Rubén Xaus Ducati Infostrada
12 R1 Netherlands Assen 9 September Australia Troy Bayliss Spain Rubén Xaus Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 Spain Rubén Xaus Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
13 R1 Italy Imola 30 September Australia Troy Corser United States Colin Edwards Spain Rubén Xaus Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser France Régis Laconi Axo Aprilia

Season standings[edit]

Rider standings[edit]

2001 Final Riders Standings [1]
Pos Rider Bike ESP
Spain
RSA
South Africa
AUS
Australia
JPN
Japan
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
GER
Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
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 Australia Bayliss Ducati 2 2 2 2 3 C 13 15 1 1 13 9 2 1 1 2 4 4 5 3 Ret 3 1 1 Ret 369
2 United States Edwards Honda 6 4 1 Ret 1 C 12 13 2 2 5 6 1 3 3 11 6 6 3 5 1 2 3 10 3 Ret 333
3 United States B.Bostrom Ducati 3 Ret 4 1 Ret C 9 4 Ret DNS 6 4 11 20 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 11 11 4 4 312
4 Australia Corser Aprilia 1 1 3 3 6 C 2 6 Ret Ret 11 3 5 7 7 9 3 2 8 13 9 11 6 3 2 Ret 284
5 United Kingdom Hodgson Ducati Ret 5 Ret 4 11 C 7 5 Ret 7 1 2 8 2 6 16 2 3 2 2 7 10 5 5 10 7 269
6 Spain Xaus Ducati Ret 8 9 5 Ret 18 22 Ret 6 7 10 19 6 10 6 7 10 6 12 2 1 2 2 1 2 236
7 Italy Chili Suzuki 7 7 6 8 7 C 8 8 14 5 2 1 4 5 12 10 Ret Ret 4 4 6 6 4 4 Ret 9 232
8 Japan Okada Honda Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 C 20 12 Ret 4 4 7 3 9 9 5 8 11 12 15 5 8 7 13 5 3 176
9 Japan Yanagawa Kawasaki 8 6 5 Ret 4 C Ret 11 3 3 14 8 12 10 5 Ret Ret 8 10 8 4 9 8 6 170
10 Spain Lavilla Kawasaki 5 3 7 7 Ret C 6 19 4 Ret 10 13 6 16 4 3 12 Ret Ret 14 11 7 12 9 7 6 166
11 France Laconi Aprilia 4 Ret 8 6 Ret C 14 14 5 8 12 11 7 13 Ret Ret 11 9 Ret 11 8 5 9 7 Ret 1 152
12 France Chambon Suzuki 10 10 10 10 8 C 15 18 6 9 9 12 10 8 14 13 Ret 12 7 9 12 13 13 12 8 Ret 122
13 United Kingdom Toseland Ducati Ret 9 14 Ret 14 C 11 16 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 17 11 8 10 7 11 6 10 12 10 8 Ret 91
14 Japan Izutsu Kawasaki 9 Ret Ret C 3 2 9 4 24 16 63
15 Japan Tamada Honda 1 1 50
16 Australia Parkes Ducati Ret 13 12 11 5 C 16 17 20 14 14 Ret Ret 7 13 14 Ret Ret 18 22 Ret Ret 8 49
17 Australia Martin Ducati 11 Ret 19 17 12 C 19 20 Ret 14 17 18 15 14 13 Ret 14 13 14 18 Ret 14 20 20 6 5 47
18 Italy Bussei Ducati Ret Ret 11 9 Ret C Ret 21 8 11 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 14 15 Ret 17 Ret 14 Ret 16 14 11 10 44
19 Italy Pedercini Ducati 12 15 16 14 Ret C 21 Ret 7 13 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 15 15 9 12 32
20 Austria Ulm Kawasaki EX 12 13 12 9 C 17 Ret Ret 12 Ret 19 Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 16 Ret 19 Ret 15 Ret 21 Ret 18 28
21 United States E.Bostrom Kawasaki 5 5 22
22 Italy Antonello Aprilia Ret Ret 8 4 Ret Ret 21
23 Italy Gramigni Yamaha 12 10 15 12 15 11 21
24 Japan Ito Honda 4 9 20
25 United Kingdom Reynolds Ducati Ret 5 Ret 7 20
26 Japan Ryo Suzuki 5 7 20
27 Italy Borciani Ducati 13 11 15 Ret Ret 22 23 10 Ret Ret Ret 20 Ret 17 Ret 20 17 15 17 Ret Ret 21 18 Ret 15 17
28 United Kingdom Hislop Ducati 3 Ret Ret Ret 16
29 Japan Serizawa Kawasaki Ret 3 16
30 Italy Sanchini Ducati Ret 17 20 16 Ret C 27 26 9 15 19 Ret 17 12 Ret 15 19 18 16 Ret 17 19 19 17 13 16 16
31 Australia Craggill Ducati 18 22 21 Ret 10 C 26 28 Ret Ret 15 16 13 Ret 19 Ret Ret 19 19 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 12 14 16
32 United Kingdom Emmett Ducati 9 10 13
33 Spain Borja Yamaha 14 14 13 13 14 12
34 France Stey Honda 15 11 15 15 8
35 United States Chandler Kawasaki 9 7
36 Australia Goddard Benelli 15 13 13 7
37 Japan Kagayama Suzuki 10 6
38 Japan Yoshikawa Yamaha 10 6
39 Australia Maxwell Kawasaki 13 C 3
40 Italy Malatesta Kawasaki 13 3
41 Italy Blora Ducati 14 2
42 France Holon Kawasaki 15 1
43 Czech Republic Mrkyvka Ducati 15 C 1
44 Spain Rodriguez Honda 15 1
Pos Rider Bike ESP
Spain
RSA
South Africa
AUS
Australia
JPN
Japan
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
GER
Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
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)

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer ESP
Spain
RSA
South Africa
AUS
Australia
JPN
Japan
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
GER
Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
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 2 2 2 1 3 C 7 4 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 553
2 Japan Honda 6 4 1 15 1 C 1 1 2 2 4 6 1 3 3 5 6 6 3 5 1 2 3 10 3 3 401
3 Italy Aprilia 1 1 3 3 6 C 2 6 5 8 11 3 5 7 7 4 3 2 8 11 8 5 6 3 2 1 343
4 Japan Kawasaki 5 3 5 7 4 C 3 2 3 3 10 8 6 4 4 3 5 5 10 8 4 7 8 6 7 6 289
5 Japan Suzuki 7 7 6 8 7 C 5 7 6 5 2 1 4 5 12 10 Ret 12 4 4 6 6 4 4 8 9 256
6 Japan Yamaha 14 14 Ret DNS Ret C 10 25 12 10 16 17 Ret 18 15 12 20 Ret 13 21 14 Ret 15 11 36
7 Italy Benelli Ret Ret 18 15 13 16 16 17 17 19 Ret 13 7
Pos Manufacturer ESP
Spain
RSA
South Africa
AUS
Australia
JPN
Japan
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
GER
Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
Pts

Entry list[edit]

2001 Entry List
Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
Castrol Honda Honda Honda VTR 1000 SP 1 United States Colin Edwards 1-13
8 Japan Tadayuki Okada 1-13
Virgilio Aprilia Axo Aprilia Aprilia RSV 1000 3 Australia Troy Corser 1-13
30 Italy Alessandro Antonello 5, 8, 13
55 France Régis Laconi 1-13
Suzuki Alstare Corona Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 4 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili 1-13
24 France Stéphane Chambon 1-13
Fuchs Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR 5 Japan Akira Yanagawa 1-13
6 Spain Gregorio Lavilla 1-13
19 Japan Hitoyasu Izutsu 1, 3-4, 7, 12
Panavto Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha R7 7 Spain Juan Borja 1-8, 10-13
Kawasaki Motors C. Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR 10 United States Doug Chandler 9
32 United States Eric Bostrom 9
Ducati Infostrada Ducati Ducati 996 R 11 Spain Rubén Xaus 1-13
21 Australia Troy Bayliss 1-13
Benelli Sport Benelli Benelli Tornado 900 14 Australia Peter Goddard 8-13
Pedercini Ducati Ducati 996 RS 20 Italy Marco Borciani 1-13
22 Italy Lucio Pedercini 1-13
46 Italy Mauro Sanchini 1-13
JM SBK Ducati Ducati 996 RS 23 Czech Republic Jiří Mrkývka 1-9, 11-13
Ghelfi Art Honda Honda VTR 1000 RC 25 Spain Javier Rodriguez 1-2, 8-10, 12-13
26 Australia Warwick Nowland 3
29 Japan Arai Shuja 5
92 Australia Nigel Arnold 6
White Endurance Honda Honda SP 27 France Bertrand Stey 1-13
Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR 31 Italy Michele Malatesta 1-9, 11
33 Austria Robert Ulm 12-13
41 France Ludovic Holon 1-8
69 Italy Ferdinando Di Maso 9-13
82 Italy Luca Pedersoli 13
96 Australia Kim Ashkenazi 10
Gerin WSBK Ducati Ducati 996 RS 33 Austria Robert Ulm 1-11
Albatech Giesse Ducati Ducati 996 RS 34 Italy Giuliano Sartoni 1, 8
Ducati NCR Ducati Ducati 996 RS 35 Italy Giovanni Bussei 1-13
36 Australia Broc Parkes 1-13
FP Racing Ducati Ducati 996 RS 37 France Frédéric Protat 1, 7
39 France Thierry Mulot 1, 7
Remus R.Austria Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR 38 Austria Johann Wolfsteiner 1, 7
Valli Moto 391 Yamaha Yamaha R7 39 Italy Alessandro Gramigni 5, 8, 13
Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR 40 Australia Scott Webster 3
Light Paths Warren & Brown Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 42 Australia Jay Normoyle 3
Sean McKay Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR 43 Australia Sean McKay 3
Wallis Racing Ducati Ducati 996 R 44 Australia Roger Wallis 3
SRT Almax Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR 45 Australia Alistair Maxwell 3-4
Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 48 Japan Akira Ryō 4
56 Japan Yukio Kagayama 4
Cabin Honda Honda Honda VTR 1000 SP 49 Japan Makoto Tamada 4
50 Japan Shinichi Ito 4
Pacific Ducati Ducati 996 RS 51 Australia Martin Craggill 1-13
GSE Racing Ducati Ducati 996 RS 52 United Kingdom James Toseland 1-13
100 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson 1-13
PR Tyres Yamaha Racing Yamaha Yamaha R7 82 United Kingdom Daniel Kyle 12
Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR 54 Japan Tamaki Serizawa 4
World Bike Racing Ducati Ducati 996 R 57 Italy Serafino Foti 5, 13
GiBi Ducati Ducati 996 R 58 Italy Luca Pasini 5, 8, 13
Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 59 Norway Ove Meisingseth 5
Reve Red Bull Ducati Ducati Ducati 996 R 60 United Kingdom John Reynolds 6, 10
62 United Kingdom Sean Emmett 10
Monster Mob Ducati Ducati Ducati 996 R 61 United Kingdom Steve Hislop 6, 10
ALG Racing Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 67 Germany Peter Preussler 7
JTR Corse Racing Ducati Ducati 996 R 68 Czech Republic Jiří Trčka 8
Virgin Mobil Aiwa Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha R7 70 United Kingdom James Haydon 10
DB Racing Honda Honda VTR 1000 RC 74 United Kingdom Dean Ellison 10
Inothem Racing Yamaha Yamaha R7 75 Slovenia Berto Camlek 11
Yamaha Norway Yamaha Yamaha R7 76 Norway Oddgeir Havnen 11
Stichting Wegrace P. Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 77 Netherlands Robert van de Molen 12
Gilex Racing Amsterdam Ducati Ducati 996 R 78 Netherlands Lex van Dijk 12
Polskamp bv-Ermelo Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 79 Netherlands Henri Minnen 12
Symittech-Hengelo Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 80 Netherlands Richard Fluttert 12
DCR Ducati Ducati 996 R 86 Italy Matteo Campana 7-8
113 Italy Paolo Blora 5, 8, 13
DFX Racing Ducati Ducati 996 RS 99 Australia Steve Martin 1-13
Ducati L&M Ducati Ducati 996 R 155 United States Ben Bostrom 1-13
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

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