1989 Superbike World Championship

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1989 Superbike World Championship
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The 1989 Superbike World Championship was the second FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 27 March at Donington Park and finished on 19 November at Manfeild Autocourse after 11 rounds.

American Fred Merkel won his second riders' championship and Honda won the manufacturers' championship.

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Report
1 R1 United Kingdom Donington 27 March France Raymond Roche United Kingdom Roger Burnett Italy Fabrizio Pirovano Belgarda Yamaha Report
R2 France Raymond Roche Italy Giancarlo Falappa Bimota SpA
2 R1 Hungary Hungaroring 30 April United States Fred Merkel France Raymond Roche United States Fred Merkel Team Rumi RCM Report
R2 United States Fred Merkel United States Fred Merkel Team Rumi RCM
3 R1 Canada Mosport 4 June United States Fred Merkel France Raymond Roche United States Fred Merkel Team Rumi RCM Report
R2 United States Fred Merkel Italy Giancarlo Falappa Bimota SpA
4 R1 United States Brainerd 11 June United States Fred Merkel Not recorded[1] France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli Report
R2 Not recorded[1] France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
5 R1 Austria Österreichring 2 July France Raymond Roche Italy Baldassarre Monti Portugal Alex Vieira Honda Motul Report
R2 Belgium Stéphane Mertens Belgium Stéphane Mertens Total Bel Ray
6 R1 France Paul Ricard 30 July France Raymond Roche United States Mike Baldwin Belgium Stéphane Mertens Total Bel Ray Report
R2 Italy Giancarlo Falappa Italy Giancarlo Falappa Bimota SpA
7 R1 Japan Sugo 27 August United States Doug Polen Australia Michael Dowson United States Doug Polen Yoshimura Suzuki Sietto GP-1 Report
R2 Japan Kenihiro Iwahashi Australia Michael Dowson Marlboro Yamaha Dealer Team
8 R1 West Germany Hockenheim 17 September France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli Report
R2 France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
9 R1 Italy Pergusa 24 September Italy Giancarlo Falappa Belgium Stéphane Mertens Belgium Stéphane Mertens Total Bel Ray Report
R2 France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
10 R1 Australia Oran Park 12 November Australia Michael Dowson Australia Malcolm Campbell Australia Peter Goddard Marlboro Yamaha Dealer Team Report
R2 Italy Fabrizio Pirovano Australia Michael Dowson Marlboro Yamaha Dealer Team
11 R1 New Zealand Manfeild 19 November United States Fred Merkel Australia Michael Dowson United Kingdom Terry Rymer Team Loctite Yamaha Report
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight Belgium Stéphane Mertens Total Bel Ray

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' standings[edit]

Rank Rider Manufacturer Points Wins
1 United States Fred Merkel Japan Honda 272 3
2 Belgium Stéphane Mertens Japan Honda 265 4
3 France Raymond Roche Italy Ducati 222 5
4 Italy Fabrizio Pirovano Japan Yamaha 208 1
5 Sweden Anders Andersson Japan Yamaha 159 0
6 Italy Giancarlo Falappa Italy Bimota 139 3
7 United Kingdom Terry Rymer Japan Yamaha 134 1
8 Italy Baldassarre Monti Italy Ducati 99 0
9 Finland Jari Suhonen Japan Yamaha 90 0
10 Australia Michael Dowson Japan Yamaha 79 2
11 Australia Rob Phillis Japan Kawasaki 79 0
12 United States Mike Baldwin Italy Bimota 74 0
13 France Patrick Igoa Japan Kawasaki 64 0
14 New Zealand Aaron Slight Japan Kawasaki 54 0
15 France Alex Vieira Japan Honda 51 1
16 Australia Malcolm Campbell Japan Honda 48 0
17 Italy Davide Tardozzi Italy Bimota 39 0
18 Canada Reuben McMurter Japan Honda 38 0
19 United Kingdom Roger Burnett Japan Honda 36 0
20 Japan Tadahiko Sohwa Japan Kawasaki 36 0
21 United States Doug Polen Japan Suzuki 33 1
22 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Japan Yamaha 28 0
23 West Germany Ernst Gschwender Japan Suzuki 28 0
24 Japan Kenihiro Iwahashi Japan Honda 27 0
25 Switzerland Andreas Hofmann Japan Honda 27 0
26 Italy Massimo Broccoli Italy Ducati 26 0
27 Denmark Renè Rasmussen Japan Suzuki 26 0
28 Australia Peter Goddard Japan Yamaha 20 1
29 Canada Steve Crevier Japan Yamaha 20 0
30 Canada Tommy Douglas Japan Yamaha 20 0
31 Japan Tetsuro Arata Japan Yamaha 18 0
32 Germany Peter Rubatto Italy Bimota 17 0
33 Italy Fabio Biliotti Italy Bimota 17 0
34 United Kingdom Brian Morrison Japan Honda 17 0
35 Canada Gary Goodfellow Japan Suzuki 16 0
36 France Jean Yves Mounier Japan Yamaha 15 0
37 Australia Renè Bongers Japan Yamaha 15 0
38 France Pierre Bolle Japan Kawasaki 14 0
39 United Kingdom Paul Iddon Japan Yamaha 14 0
40 United Kingdom Andy McGladdery Japan Honda 14 0

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Pts
1 Japan Honda 368
2 Japan Yamaha 335
3 Italy Ducati 270
4 Italy Bimota 208
5 Japan Kawasaki 166
6 Japan Suzuki 120

Notes[edit]

  • The points allocation system was: 1st=20, 2nd=17, 3rd=15, 4th=13, 5th=11, 6th=10, 7th=9, 8th=8, 9th=7, 10th=6, 11th=5, 12th=4, 13th=3, 14th=2, 15th=1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brainerd 1990". wsb-archives.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2014. Lap record: None (Not recorded in 1989)