2002 Superbike World Championship season

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2002 Superbike World Championship season
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Supersport World Championship
FIM Superstock 1000 Championship

The 2002 Superbike World Championship season was the 15th F.I.M. Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 2 March at Valencia, and finished on 29 September at Imola after 13 rounds.

Colin Edwards won his 2nd championship in what was arguably the most impressive comeback in the history of motorcycle racing. The season started with Troy Bayliss winning the first 6 races and by the end of race 1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca he had 14 wins and was leading the championship by 58 points. Race 2 at Laguna Seca was the start of Colin Edwards' comeback, he went on to win all 9 remaining races and combined with a race 2 crash for Bayliss at Assen Edwards won the championship at the final race of the season at Imola

The final race of the season saw both riders fighting wheel to wheel for the entire race. the race is known to fans as the "Showdown at Imola".

The manufacturer's championship was won by Ducati.

Season calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Rider Winning Team Report
1 R1 Spain Valencia 10 March Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 United States Ben Bostrom Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
2 R1 Australia Phillip Island 24 March United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 United States Colin Edwards Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
3 R1 South Africa Kyalami 7 April United States Colin Edwards Japan Noriyuki Haga Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
4 R1 Japan Sportsland SUGO 21 April Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 Japan Makoto Tamada Japan Makoto Tamada Cabin Honda
5 R1 Italy Monza 12 May United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
6 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone 26 May Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
7 R1 Germany Lausitzring 9 June Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 Spain Rubén Xaus Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
8 R1 San Marino Misano Adriatico 23 June Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 United States Colin Edwards Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada
9 R1 United States Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 14 July United States Colin Edwards Japan Noriyuki Haga Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Report
R2 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda
10 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 28 July United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Australia Troy Bayliss United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda
11 R1 Germany Oschersleben 1 September United Kingdom Neil Hodgson United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda
12 R1 Netherlands Assen 8 September United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 Spain Rubén Xaus United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda
13 R1 Italy Imola 29 September United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Report
R2 Australia Troy Bayliss United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda

Season standings[edit]

Rider standings[edit]

2002 Final Riders Standings [1]
Pos Rider Bike ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
RSA
South Africa
JPN
Japan
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
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 United States Edwards Honda 4 3 2 2 2 3 1 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 552
2 Australia Bayliss Ducati 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 4 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 Ret 2 2 541
3 United Kingdom Hodgson Ducati 6 5 5 4 5 4 4 3 2 4 3 6 Ret 8 3 4 5 3 2 3 3 3 Ret 4 4 5 326
4 Japan Haga Aprilia 2 2 Ret 6 Ret 6 3 5 Ret 3 2 10 4 5 4 3 Ret Ret 4 5 7 4 3 6 5 4 278
5 United States B.Bostrom Ducati 3 4 4 5 4 5 7 7 Ret 9 7 8 5 4 5 5 8 5 7 4 4 6 8 5 10 9 261
6 Spain Xaus Ducati 5 Ret 3 3 3 2 Ret 9 6 Ret 8 3 3 3 Ret Ret 2 19 5 6 Ret 5 4 Ret 3 3 249
7 United Kingdom Toseland Ducati 12 10 8 7 6 8 9 11 5 Ret 10 9 7 7 8 Ret 9 6 9 Ret 6 8 6 3 6 6 195
8 Italy Chili Ducati 9 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 4 11 6 6 6 7 12 7 8 7 5 7 5 2 7 Ret 167
9 United Kingdom Walker Kawasaki 10 7 9 9 8 9 11 13 Ret 10 14 4 Ret 9 7 8 11 10 6 8 9 15 Ret 7 11 12 152
10 Spain Lavilla Suzuki 8 Ret 7 8 Ret 11 12 12 7 5 Ret 14 8 Ret 10 6 15 12 8 9 7 Ret 8 7 130
11 Australia Parkes Ducati 15 DNS Ret 13 11 14 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 12 11 Ret Ret 14 15 12 Ret 18 10 10 9 8 9 8 77
12 Spain Borja Ducati 11 8 12 10 9 10 14 15 11 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 11 10 Ret Ret 11 74
13 Italy Pedercini Ducati 14 11 10 Ret Ret 12 16 18 Ret 6 Ret Ret 10 10 9 9 17 16 Ret Ret 13 12 Ret 10 14 13 71
14 Japan Izutsu Kawasaki 7 6 6 Ret 7 7 DNS DNS 13 17 11 Ret 15 10 62
15 Italy Borciani Ducati 16 12 11 Ret 10 13 Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 12 11 10 Ret 18 16 15 Ret 11 11 9 16 Ret 55
16 Australia Martin Ducati 17 9 13 Ret Ret Ret 17 20 10 11 Ret 19 9 11 13 12 14 11 19 16 Ret DNS 13 14 52
17 United States E.Bostrom Kawasaki 13 14 9 7 11 16 6 4 49
18 Japan Tamada Honda 2 1 45
19 Italy Sanchini Kawasaki 19 15 15 12 13 16 20 22 12 13 15 Ret 14 14 12 11 19 15 Ret 19 16 14 13 12 17 15 41
20 Italy Antonello Ducati 13 Ret 14 11 Ret Ret Ret DNS 8 Ret Ret 13 13 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 12 13 Ret Ret Ret 13 12 Ret 38
21 United Kingdom Byrne Ducati 9 5 10 10 30
22 Australia Goddard Benelli 14 17 13 15 Ret 15 15 Ret 16 14 18 Ret 12 Ret 12 11 Ret DNS 23
23 Japan Yanagawa Kawasaki 6 6 20
24 United States Yates Suzuki 7 8 17
25 Italy Foti Ducati Ret 14 Ret Ret 12 15 Ret 12 Ret Ret 16 16 14 Ret Ret 17 14 Ret 14 16 Ret Ret 17
26 United States Hayden Honda 4 13 16
27 Japan Yoshikawa Yamaha 8 8 16
28 United Kingdom Heckles Honda 21 Ret 16 14 DNS DNS 21 Ret 15 18 6 Ret 17 17 19 Ret 20 20 17 20 15 16 17 15 20 Ret 15
29 Japan Tsujimura Yamaha 10 10 12
30 United Kingdom Rutter Ducati 12 Ret Ret 9 11
31 Italy Clementi Kawasaki 18 13 Ret 15 18 19 17 14 Ret 18 18 Ret 17 Ret Ret 21 Ret 13 Ret 14 18 16 11
32 United States Chandler Ducati 13 9 10
33 Australia Mladin Suzuki 10 Ret 6
34 Germany Hofmann Kawasaki 15 13 4
35 Italy Valia Ducati 13 15 4
36 Italy Malatesta Ducati Ret 13 3
37 France Stey Honda Ret 17 Ret 16 14 17 Ret Ret 20 15 22 23 Ret Ret 3
38 Australia Richards Kawasaki 20 14 2
39 United Kingdom D.Ellison Ducati 16 Ret 14 Ret 2
40 Spain Vidal Honda 15 Ret Ret 18 1
41 Japan Takeda Honda 15 16 1
Pos Rider Bike ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
RSA
South Africa
JPN
Japan
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
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)

Manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
RSA
South Africa
JPN
Japan
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
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 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 575
2 Japan Honda 4 3 2 2 2 3 1 1 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 557
3 Italy Aprilia 2 2 Ret 6 Ret 6 3 5 Ret 3 2 10 4 5 4 3 Ret Ret 4 5 7 4 3 6 5 4 278
4 Japan Kawasaki 7 6 6 9 7 7 6 6 9 7 11 4 14 9 7 8 6 4 6 8 9 13 13 7 11 10 208
5 Japan Suzuki 8 Ret 7 8 Ret 11 12 12 7 5 Ret 14 8 Ret 10 6 7 8 15 12 8 9 7 Ret 8 7 147
6 Italy Benelli 14 17 13 15 Ret 15 15 Ret 16 14 18 Ret 12 Ret 12 11 Ret DNS 23
7 Japan Yamaha 8 8 22 19 16
Pos Manufacturer ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
RSA
South Africa
JPN
Japan
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
Pts

Entry list[edit]

No Rider Team Motorcycle Tyre
1 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Infostrada Ducati 998 F02
2 United States Colin Edwards Castrol Honda Honda VTR1000SP2
5 United Kingdom Mark Heckles Castrol Honda Rumi Honda VTR1000SP2
6 Australia Peter Goddard Benelli Sport Benelli Tornado 900
7 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati NCR Axo Ducati 998 RS
9 United Kingdom Chris Walker Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki ZX-7RR
10 Spain Gregorio Lavilla Alstare Suzuki Corona Suzuki GSX-R750 Y
11 Spain Ruben Xaus Ducati Infostrada Ducati 998 F02
12 Australia Broc Parkes Ducati NCR Parmalat Ducati 998 RS
14 Japan Hitoyasu Izutsu Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki ZX-7RR
17 Australia Alistair Maxwell Alistair Maxwell Kawasaki ZX-7RR
19 Italy Lucio Pedercini Pedercini Ducati 998 RS
20 Italy Marco Borciani Pedercini Ducati 998 RS
23 Czech Republic Jiri Mrkyvka JM Racing Ducati 996 RS
28 Italy Serafino Foti Pedercini Ducati 996 RS
30 Italy Alessandro Antonello DFX Racing Ducati Pirelli Ducati 998 RS
32 United States Eric Bostrom Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki ZX-7RR
33 Spain Juan Borja Spaziotel Racing Ducati 998 RS
36 Italy Ivan Clementi Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki ZX-7RR
40 Italy Giuliano Sartoni Vemar Giesse Ducati 996 RS
41 Japan Noriyuki Haga PlayStation 2-FGF Aprilia Aprilia RSV 1000
42 Japan Makoto Tamada Cabin Honda Honda VTR1000SP2
43 Japan Wataru Yoshikawa YSP Racing & PRESTO Yamaha YZF-R7
45 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura YSP Racing & PRESTO Yamaha YZF-R7
46 Italy Mauro Sanchini Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki ZX-7RR
47 Japan Kenichiro Nakamura Blue Helmet MSC Honda VTR1000SP2
48 Japan Yuichi Takeda Sakurai Honda Honda VTR1000SP2
49 Japan Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki ZX-7RR
50 Italy Alessandro Valia Ass. Sportiva Bassani Ducati 996 RS
52 United Kingdom James Toseland HM Plant Ducati Ducati 998 F 01
53 United Kingdom Steve Hislop Monster Mob Ducati Ducati 998 RS
54 United Kingdom Michael Rutter Renegade Ducati Ducati 998 RS
55 United Kingdom Shane Byrne Renegade Ducati Ducati 998 RS
56 United Kingdom Dean Ellison D & B Racing Ducati 996 RS
57 United Kingdom Glen Richards Hawk Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-7RR
60 Spain Jeronimo Vidal White Endurance Honda VTR1000SP1
61 Slovenia Marjan Malec Magnat Auto Ducati 996 RS
66 Germany Alex Hofmann Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki ZX-7RR
68 France Bertrand Stey White Endurance Honda VTR1000SP1
69 United States Nicky Hayden American Honda Honda RC51
69 France Thierry Mulot Pacific Ducati 996 SPS
70 Switzerland Yann Gyger White Endurance Honda VTR1000SP1
72 United States Mark Miller White Endurance Honda VTR1000SP1
75 Italy Luca Pini Pedercini Ducati 996 RS
77 Italy Redamo Assirelli Pirelli Yamaha YZF-R7
93 Italy Cristian Caliumi Pedercini Ducati 996 RS
99 Australia Steve Martin DFX Racing Ducati Pirelli Ducati 998 RS
100 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson HM Plant Ducati Ducati 998 F 01
101 Australia Mat Mladin Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 Y
110 United States Doug Chandler HMC Ducati Racing Ducati 998 R
113 Italy Paolo Blora Pacific Ducati 996 RS
120 United States Aaron Yates Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R750 Y
151 Italy Michele Malatesta Pro.Con. Ducati 996 RS
155 United States Ben Bostrom Ducati L & M Ducati 998 F02

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