2007 Superbike World Championship season

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2007 Superbike World Championship season
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The 2007 World Superbike racing season was the 20th F.I.M. Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 24 February at Losail, and finished on 7 October at Magny-Cours after 13 rounds.

The main title contenders were 2004 champion James Toseland on a Honda, 2006 champion Troy Bayliss on a Ducati, former MotoGP rider Max Biaggi on a Suzuki, and Noriyuki Haga on a Yamaha. Bayliss spent the season riding a Ducati 999, even though production of the 999 had ended in 2006 and the bike had been replaced by the Ducati 1098. To satisfy homologation requirements, Ducati produced 150 limited edition 999 models.

The championship was won by James Toseland in the final race of the season. Toseland's 415 points gave him a 2 point margin over Haga, with Biaggi in third position with 397 points. The manufacturer's championship was won by Yamaha.

This was also the final season Corona Extra provided title sponsorship, having done so since 1998. From 2008 HANNspree took on this role in a deal up to and including the 2010 season.

Max Biaggi riding his Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 at Assen.

Season Calendar[edit]

Round Country Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Rider Winning Team Report
1 R1 Qatar Qatar Losail 24 February Australia Troy Corser Italy Max Biaggi Italy Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki Report
R2 Italy Max Biaggi United Kingdom James Toseland Ten Kate Honda
2 R1 Australia Australia Phillip Island 4 March Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Corser Australia Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga United Kingdom James Toseland Ten Kate Honda
3 R1 European Union Europe Donington Park 1 April Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss United Kingdom James Toseland Ten Kate Honda Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia
4 R1 Spain Spain Valencia 15 April Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Spain Rubén Xaus Team Sterilgarda Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga United Kingdom James Toseland Ten Kate Honda
5 R1 Netherlands Netherlands Assen 29 April United Kingdom James Toseland Australia Troy Bayliss United Kingdom James Toseland Ten Kate Honda Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Australia Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati
6 R1 Italy Italy Monza 13 May Japan Noriyuki Haga Italy Max Biaggi Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia
7 R1 United Kingdom Great Britain Silverstone 27 May Australia Troy Bayliss Japan Noriyuki Haga Australia Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati Report
R2 Race Cancelled1
8 R1 San Marino San Marino Misano Adriatico 17 June Australia Troy Corser Japan Noriyuki Haga Australia Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati Report
R2 Australia Troy Bayliss Australia Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati
9 R1 Czech Republic Czech Republic Brno 22 July Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga United Kingdom James Toseland Ten Kate Honda Report
R2 Australia Troy Corser Italy Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki
10 R1 United Kingdom Great Britain Brands Hatch 5 August Australia Troy Bayliss Japan Noriyuki Haga United Kingdom James Toseland Ten Kate Honda Report
R2 United Kingdom James Toseland United Kingdom James Toseland Ten Kate Honda
11 R1 Germany Germany Lausitzring 9 September Spain Fonsi Nieto Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Australia Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati
12 R1 Italy Italy Vallelunga 30 September Australia Troy Bayliss Japan Noriyuki Haga Italy Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki Report
R2 Italy Max Biaggi Australia Troy Bayliss Xerox Ducati
13 R1 France France Magny-Cours 7 October United Kingdom James Toseland Germany Max Neukirchner Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia Report
R2 Italy Max Biaggi Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia
1.^ – Second race at Silverstone was cancelled due to heavy rain.[1]

Season standings[edit]

Rider Standings[edit]

2007 Final Riders Standings [2]
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AUS
Australia
EUR
European Union
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
SMR
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
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 Kingdom Toseland Honda 2 1 2 1 1 Ret 5 1 1 2 4 2 8 C 4 6 1 2 1 1 9 4 3 11 7 6 415
2 Japan Haga Yamaha 8 4 4 3 4 1 2 3 2 Ret 1 1 2 C Ret 2 4 4 7 2 1 2 4 3 1 1 413
3 Italy Biaggi Suzuki 1 2 3 4 3 2 8 2 6 3 3 5 6 C Ret 3 2 1 3 8 2 3 1 2 6 2 397
4 Australia Bayliss Ducati 5 8 1 2 Ret Inj 3 6 4 1 2 3 1 C 1 1 Ret 6 Ret 7 4 1 2 1 2 5 372
5 Australia Corser Yamaha 9 3 5 5 2 3 4 9 17 4 5 6 3 C 2 5 7 Ret 2 3 3 5 Ret 4 3 4 296
6 Spain Xaus Ducati 10 9 7 6 Ret 4 1 4 3 Ret 12 13 9 C 8 7 12 10 4 6 12 6 Ret 6 8 10 201
7 Italy Lanzi Ducati 3 7 6 7 5 5 6 5 5 Ret 7 Ret 7 C 6 9 8 7 9 12 8 12 6 7 Ret DNS 192
8 Italy Rolfo Honda 7 Ret 11 10 9 7 10 12 9 5 Ret 4 4 C 5 8 5 5 6 11 5 7 Ret 5 10 7 192
9 Germany Neukirchner Suzuki 6 10 8 8 8 10 12 10 10 7 10 12 10 C 9 10 9 12 10 10 Ret 10 Ret 10 4 Ret 149
10 France Laconi Kawasaki Ret 11 Ret Ret 7 6 11 8 16 10 Ret 8 5 C 7 11 11 14 8 9 6 11 7 Ret 9 8 137
11 Italy Fabrizio Honda Ret 12 Ret 9 13 12 7 11 12 6 8 11 Ret C Ret Ret 6 3 5 4 Ret 13 5 Ret 14 9 132
12 Spain Nieto Kawasaki Ret 5 9 14 6 Ret Ret Ret 8 8 Ret Ret Ret C Ret 12 Ret 8 12 13 7 8 8 8 5 3 125
13 Japan Kagayama Suzuki 4 6 DNS DNS DNS DNS 15 13 7 11 6 7 Ret C 3 4 3 Ret Ret 5 DNS DNS DNS DNS 116
14 Czech Republic Smrž Ducati 14 16 14 11 10 8 14 17 11 9 15 10 Ret C 10 13 Ret 13 14 Ret 13 16 11 Ret Ret Ret 66
15 Japan Nakatomi Yamaha 12 17 13 13 17 14 Ret 16 13 12 DNS DNS 13 C Ret 14 10 9 13 15 11 15 9 9 11 Ret 66
16 Australia Muggeridge Honda Ret 14 DNS DNS 11 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 9 Ret C DNS DNS Ret 11 Ret 14 10 10 13 13 12 11 62
17 Australia Brookes Honda Ret 13 12 12 12 15 9 7 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret C 40
18 Australia Martin Honda 11 18 10 Ret 19 13 Ret Ret 16 Ret 23
Yamaha 11 16
Suzuki 14 14 14 14 16 Ret
19 Italy Iannuzzo Kawasaki 11 C 13 15 10 12 19
20 Italy Borciani Ducati 13 Ret 11 Ret 12 18 12
21 Italy Bussei Ducati 14 11 13 15 11
22 Italy Morelli Ducati 16 17 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret DNS 11
Honda 12 C 13 18 Ret 16 17 18 Ret Ret 16 17 Ret 14
23 France Tiberio Honda 15 18 15 15 13 12 10
24 Italy Polita Suzuki 13 15 15 15 Ret DNS DNS DNS 14 Ret Ret C Ret 17 8
25 United Kingdom Ellison Ducati 15 19 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 14 16 Ret 15 Ret C 14 19 Ret Ret 18 17 Ret Ret 17 19 Ret 15 8
26 Italy Sanchini Kawasaki 17 Ret 12 15 5
27 France Dietrich Suzuki 13 15 4
28 Czech Republic Drazdak Yamaha Ret Ret 18 Ret 14 Ret 16 19 2
29 Venezuela Pietri Yamaha Ret 14 2
30 Spain Morales Yamaha Ret 14 2
31 Slovakia Svoboda Yamaha 15 15 Ret Ret 2
32 United Kingdom Nutt Yamaha 15 DNS 1
33 Italy Cruciani Suzuki 15 18 16 Ret 1
34 Austria Zaiser MV Agusta 16 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 1
United Kingdom Zanotti Yamaha 18 16 0
Italy Conforti Honda Ret 16 0
Italy Brignola Ducati Ret 16 0
Qatar Al Naimi Kawasaki 17 20 0
Czech Republic Cihak Suzuki Ret 17 0
Austria Bauer Honda Ret 17 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AUS
Australia
EUR
European Union
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
SMR
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
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]

2008 Final Manufacturers Standings [3]
Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AUS
Australia
EUR
European Union
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
SMR
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
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 Japan Yamaha 8 3 4 3 2 1 2 3 2 4 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 1 2 4 3 1 1 467
2 Japan Honda 2 1 2 1 1 7 5 1 1 2 4 2 8 4 6 1 2 1 1 5 4 3 5 7 6 439
3 Italy Ducati 3 7 1 2 5 4 1 4 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 8 6 4 6 4 1 2 1 2 5 439
4 Japan Suzuki 1 2 3 4 3 2 8 2 6 3 3 5 6 3 3 2 1 3 5 2 3 1 2 4 2 419
5 Japan Kawasaki 17 5 9 14 6 6 11 8 8 8 17 8 5 7 11 11 8 8 9 6 8 7 8 5 3 192
6 Italy MV Agusta 16 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 1
Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AUS
Australia
EUR
European Union
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
SMR
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
Pts

Entry list[edit]

2007 Entry List [4]
Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 3 Italy Max Biaggi All
71 Japan Yukio Kagayama 1–12
83 France Guillaume Dietrich 13
Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto All
13 Italy Vittorio Iannuzzo 7, 9, 12
55 France Régis Laconi All
92 Italy Mauro Sanchini 6, 8
Yamaha Motor Italia Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 11 Australia Troy Corser All
41 Japan Noriyuki Haga All
Prorace Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 15 Czech Republic Milos Cihak 9
Team Sterilgarda Ducati Ducati 999 F06 20 Italy Marco Borciani 6, 8, 12
111 Spain Rubén Xaus All
200 Italy Giovanni Bussei 3–4
Ducati Xerox Team Ducati Ducati 999 F07 21 Australia Troy Bayliss All
57 Italy Lorenzo Lanzi All
D.F.X. Corse Honda Honda CBR1000RR 22 Italy Luca Morelli 7–13
84 Italy Michel Fabrizio All
99 Australia Steve Martin 1–4, 6
Alto Evolution Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 25 Australia Joshua Brookes 1–7
31 Australia Karl Muggeridge 1–7, 9–13
32 France Yoann Tiberio 11–13
Emmebi Team Honda Honda CBR1000RR 34 Italy Luca Conforti 8
Yamaha Jr. Pro SBK Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 36 Czech Republic Jiri Drazdak 1–2, 9, 11
85 Slovakia Marek Svoboda 5–6
Yamaha YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 38 Japan Shinichi Nakatomi All
99 Australia Steve Martin 10
Team Giesse Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 40 Venezuela Robertino Pietri 6
Team Pedercini Ducati Ducati 999RS 22 Italy Luca Morelli 3–6
42 United Kingdom Dean Ellison All
Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo All
52 United Kingdom James Toseland All
Holzhauer Racing Promotion Honda Honda CBR1000RR 45 Austria Martin Bauer 11
Celani Team Suzuki Italia Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 53 Italy Alessandro Polita 1–3, 5–8
99 Australia Steve Martin 11–13
112 Italy Stefano Cruciani 9–10
SMT Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 64 United Kingdom Aaron Zanotti 3
LBR Racing Team MV Agusta MV Agusta F4 312 R 73 Austria Christian Zaiser 1–5, 8–9
Suzuki Germany Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 76 Germany Max Neukirchner All
Nuttravel.com Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 77 United Kingdom Marty Nutt 10
D'Antin MotoGP Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 95 Qatar Mashel Al Naimi 1
Team Caracchi Ducati SC Ducati Ducati 999 F05 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž All
Team Guandalini Ducati Ducati 999 F05 117 Italy Norino Brignola 12
Team Laglisse Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 131 Spain Carmelo Morales 4
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider
  • All entries utilize Pirelli tyres.

On 20 March DFX Honda dropped Steve Martin from their rider lineup due to a lack of funds.[5] On 27 March DFX Honda and Steve Martin reached an agreement which saw the rider on track at Donington and from there, on a race by race basis for the next three races.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SBK 2007 Silverstone
  2. ^ Worldsbk.Com | Standings
  3. ^ Worldsbk.Com | Standings
  4. ^ Motorcycle Racing Online - Entry information for World Superbike 2007
  5. ^ DFX drop Martin[dead link] Eurosport.com
  6. ^ Steve Martin To Race At Donington motocorse.com