1990 Superbike World Championship

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1990 Superbike World Championship
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The 1990 Superbike World Championship was the third FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 18 March at Jerez and finished on 18 November at Manfeild Autocourse after 13 rounds.

Frenchman Raymond Roche won the riders' championship and Honda won the manufacturers' championship.

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider
1 R1 Spain Jerez 18 March France Raymond Roche Belgium Stéphane Mertens France Raymond Roche
R2 France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche
2 R1 United Kingdom Donington 16 April Italy Giancarlo Falappa Australia Rob Phillis United States Fred Merkel
R2 France Raymond Roche Italy Giancarlo Falappa
3 R1 Hungary Hungaroring 30 April Australia Malcolm Campbell France Raymond Roche United States Fred Merkel
R2 United States Fred Merkel France Raymond Roche
4 R1 Germany Hockenheim 6 May France Raymond Roche United States Fred Merkel United States Fred Merkel
R2 France Raymond Roche Belgium Stéphane Mertens
5 R1 Canada Mosport 3 June Italy Giancarlo Falappa France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche
R2 United States Jamie James France Raymond Roche
6 R1 United States Brainerd 10 June United States Doug Chandler United States Doug Chandler Belgium Stéphane Mertens
R2 Italy Fabrizio Pirovano United States Doug Chandler
7 R1 Austria Österreichring 1 July Belgium Stéphane Mertens United Kingdom Rob McElnea Italy Fabrizio Pirovano
R2 Belgium Stéphane Mertens Belgium Stéphane Mertens
8 R1 Japan Sugo 26 August France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche
R2 Australia Peter Goddard United States Doug Chandler
9 R1 France Le Mans 9 September Italy Baldassarre Monti France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche
R2 United States Jamie James France Raymond Roche
10 R1 Italy Monza 7 October Italy Baldassarre Monti Australia Rob Phillis Italy Fabrizio Pirovano
R2 Australia Rob Phillis Italy Fabrizio Pirovano
11 R1 Malaysia Shah Alam 4 November Australia Rob Phillis Italy Fabrizio Pirovano Italy Fabrizio Pirovano
R2 France Raymond Roche Italy Fabrizio Pirovano
12 R1 Australia Phillip Island 11 November Australia Peter Goddard Italy Fabrizio Pirovano Australia Peter Goddard
R2 Australia Malcolm Campbell Australia Rob Phillis
13 R1 New Zealand Manfeild 18 November Australia Rob Phillis United Kingdom Brian Morrison United Kingdom Terry Rymer
R2 France Raymond Roche Australia Rob Phillis

Entry list[edit]

1990 entry list
Team Constructor No. Rider Rounds
Team Rumi RCM Honda 1 United States Fred Merkel 1
8 Italy Baldassarre Monti 1
Total Bel-Ray Mertens Racing Honda 2 Belgium Stéphane Mertens 1
Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli Ducati 3 France Raymond Roche 1
6 Italy Giancarlo Falappa 1
Pirovano Racing Team Yamaha 4 Italy Fabrizio Pirovano 1
59 Italy Adriano Narducci 1
Team Yamaha Sweden Yamaha 5 Sweden Anders Andersson 1
Team Loctite Yamaha Yamaha 7 United Kingdom Terry Rymer 1
19 United Kingdom Rob McElnea 1
Arwidson Yamaha Team Yamaha 9 Finland Jari Suhonen 1
Team Shin-Etsu Kawasaki Kawasaki 11 Australia Rob Phillis 1
Bike 2000 Racing Team Ducati 17 Italy Davide Tardozzi 1
45 Italy Mauro Mastrelli 1
Durex Suzuki Suzuki 22 United Kingdom Roger Burnett 1
Suzuki Deutschland Racing Suzuki 23 Germany Ernst Gschwender 1
Eckert Motorradtechnik Honda 25 Switzerland Andreas Hofmann 1
Team Green Kawasaki Deutschland Kawasaki 26 Germany Michael Galinski 1
30 Switzerland Edwin Weibel 1
Hein Gericke Racing Yamaha 27 Germany Peter Rubatto 1
Mitsui Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha 28 Germany Udo Mark 1
RH-JF Team Wellbrock & Co Honda 32 Germany Wolfgang Möckel 1
Toni Gutierrez Arbizu Honda 34 Spain Juan Lopez Mella 1
Impala Honda Honda 35 Spain Javier Arenas 1
Honda Britain Honda 39 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty 1
41 United Kingdom James Whitham 1
Tilston's Honda Honda 40 United Kingdom Brian Morrison 1
Bimota 43 Italy Marino Fabbri 1
Ianniccheri Racing Yamaha 44 Italy Aldeo Presciutti 1
58 Italy Marco Papa 1
Team RB Kawasaki Italia Kawasaki 46 Italy Mauro Ricci 1
Team Wanty Honda 47 Belgium René Delaby 1
Racing Team Henk de Vries Yamaha 49 Netherlands Jeffry de Vries 1
Moto Accion Yamaha 52 Spain Antonio Garcia 1
Yamaha 53 Italy Stefano Caracchi 1
Gabi Competición Honda 55 Spain Daniel Amatriaín 1
Team Kawasaki Mobil 1 Kawasaki 56 Portugal Manuel João 1
Team Pepsi Portugal Honda 57 Portugal Pedro Baptista 1
Yamaha 60 Spain Fernando Gonzalez 1

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' standings[edit]

Pos. Rider Bike ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
HUN
Hungary
GER
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
JPN
Japan
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
MAS
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
NZL
New Zealand
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 France Roche Ducati 1 1 2 2 2 1 Ret 2 1 1 2 4 8 2 1 6 1 1 3 6 4 3 5 8 2 Ret 382
2 Italy Pirovano Yamaha 6 8 5 5 3 8 8 5 3 5 8 6 1 3 4 4 Ret 2 1 1 1 1 2 5 Ret 4 325
3 Belgium Mertens Honda 3 4 3 8 6 3 Ret 1 6 3 1 2 2 1 11 8 3 3 2 Ret 3 4 Ret 9 6 Ret 300
4 Australia Phillis Kawasaki 4 5 4 7 10 Ret Ret DNS 16 8 6 Ret 3 Ret 6 5 5 6 4 4 2 2 Ret 1 5 1 238
5 United Kingdom McElnea Yamaha 8 6 Ret Ret 5 4 2 6 11 6 5 5 6 6 12 Ret 6 5 5 3 5 5 12 Ret 3 Ret 218
6 United States Merkel Honda 2 3 1 3 1 6 1 3 5 10 7 10 7 4 Ret 5 197
7 United Kingdom Rymer Yamaha 7 7 Ret DNS 8 5 Ret 7 4 7 4 3 Ret DNS Ret Ret 7 7 9 Ret 1 2 158
8 Italy Monti Honda Ret 11 10 11 9 11 Ret 14 7 9 11 11 9 5 2 3 4 4 Ret 2 149
9 Sweden Andersson Yamaha 9 12 Ret 9 7 Ret 7 12 10 11 Ret 12 4 9 Ret Ret 11 Ret 9 11 12 12 Ret 15 7 6 120
10 Finland Suhonen Yamaha 17 Ret Ret Ret 16 14 4 10 9 13 12 8 Ret 11 26 11 10 14 6 7 9 8 10 Ret Ret 5 112
11 Italy Falappa Ducati 5 2 7 1 Ret 7 3 4 Ret DNS DNS DNS 94
12 United States James Ducati 2 2 Ret Ret 7 7 2 Ret 7 8 86
13 Australia Goddard Yamaha 5 2 6 6 1 2 85
14 Australia Campbell Honda 4 2 Ret 9 Ret 15 8 9 4 3 DNS DNS 81
15 United States Chandler Kawasaki 3 1 3 1 70
16 United Kingdom Morrison Honda 13 Ret 14 15 15 16 Ret DNS 16 10 Ret 15 8 9 13 11 10 8 51
17 Germany Mark Yamaha Ret 15 9 10 6 11 Ret 10 15 13 39
18 Germany Gschwender Suzuki 10 9 15 12 13 Ret DNQ DNQ 5 14 Ret 17 34
19 New Zealand Slight Kawasaki 8 7 Ret 3 32
20 Australia Dowson Kawasaki 18 14 3 4 30
21 United Kingdom Fogarty Honda 14 Ret 6 6 Ret 8 30
22 Switzerland Weibel Kawasaki 15 Ret 16 13 Ret 10 25 13 Ret 20 12 9 10 Ret 30
23 Switzerland Hofmann Honda 16 13 5 8 14 11 29
24 Spain Amatriain Honda 18 10 Ret 16 11 12 9 16 10 19 28
25 Netherlands de Vries Yamaha Ret 14 17 14 14 13 12 15 13 17 15 10 24
26 Italy Tardozzi Ducati 11 Ret 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS 23
27 Australia Bongers Yamaha 10 10 6 Ret 22
28 Canada Mercier Yamaha 8 4 21
29 France Mattioli Honda 11 12 8 12 18 Ret 21
30 Australia Doohan Honda 7 6 19
31 Portugal Vieira Honda Ret 7 Ret 13 11 14 19
32 France Mounier Yamaha 14 8 DNS 7 DNS DNS 19
33 New Zealand Stroud Yamaha 8 7 17
34 Italy Caracchi Ducati Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret 17 12 Ret 9 10 Ret 16 17
35 United Kingdom Mackenzie Yamaha 13 4 16
36 United States Russell Kawasaki 10 7 15
37 New Zealand Rees Yamaha 9 9 14
38 Australia Beattie Honda DSQ Ret 4 Ret 13
39 Spain Mella Honda 12 Ret 19 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret Ret 16 Ret 23 13
40 New Zealand Josiah Kawasaki 11 10 11
41 Australia Martin Suzuki 11 10 11
42 United Kingdom Stringer Yamaha 11 17 19 22 10 17 11
43 Japan Saito Yamaha 13 9 10
44 Australia Knight Kawasaki 11 11 10
45 France Lavieille Yamaha 7 Ret 9
46 New Zealand Lewis Kawasaki 12 11 9
47 United States Kipp Yamaha 14 14 14 13 Ret Ret 9
48 United States Polen Suzuki 8 DNS 8
49 Japan Osaka Yamaha 9 Ret 7
50 United States Stevens Yamaha Ret 9 7
51 United States Sadowski Yamaha 9 Ret 7
52 Canada Picotte Yamaha 13 12 7
53 Switzerland H. Meier Honda 13 20 21 12 7
54 Belgium Delaby Honda 23 Ret 22 20 18 Ret 16 19 15 16 Ret 14 15 13 Ret 23 20 22 Ret 20 7
55 Japan Kato Yamaha 10 Ret 6
56 Australia Guest Yamaha 14 12 6
57 New Zealand Crafar Yamaha 13 13 6
58 Canada Duhamel Suzuki 12 15 5
59 New Zealand Billet Honda 14 13 5
60 Switzerland Bosshard Honda 14 13 5
61 New Zealand King Ducati 16 12 4
62 Italy Biliotti Kawasaki 12 19 4
63 Japan Miwa Honda 17 12 4
64 United Kingdom Whitham Honda 20 Ret 12 Ret 4
65 Australia Fissenden Honda 21 22 13 15 4
66 Germany Rudroff Bimota 15 Ret Ret 24 13 26 4
67 Australia O'Connor Honda 16 13 3
68 Italy Ricci Kawasaki Ret Ret 23 Ret 21 21 DNS DNS 13 Ret 3
69 New Zealand Curtis Suzuki 15 14 3
70 Australia Roberts Yamaha Ret 14 2
71 Malaysia Tai Honda 14 17 2
72 Japan Hanamura Yamaha 20 14 2
73 Japan Kobayashi Honda 14 19 2
74 Germany Möckel Honda 26 20 Ret DNS 14 21 20 27 19 23 17 22 2
75 France Bonhuil Honda 24 Ret 22 24 17 Ret 17 17 15 15 18 Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret 2
76 Australia Short Suzuki 15 17 1
77 Thailand Choeisak Yamaha 28 28 Ret 15 1
78 Thailand Nattavude Kawasaki 15 16 1
79 Switzerland Monsch Honda Ret 15 1
80 France Coq Yamaha 15 16 1
81 Austria Zwedorn Honda 25 Ret Ret 15 25 25 1
82 Germany Galinski Kawasaki 19 Ret DNS DNS 17 15 18 Ret 1
South Africa Singer Kawasaki 16 17 0
Italy Presciutti Yamaha Ret DNS Ret Ret 29 18 DNQ DNQ 21 21 16 Ret Ret Ret 0
Spain Garcia Yamaha 22 18 16 22 0
Australia Scolyer Kawasaki 18 16 0
United States Kieffer Honda 20 20 19 16 0
Spain Arenas Honda Ret 16 24 19 23 Ret 24 25 0
Japan Aoki Yamaha 19 16 0
Australia Jordan Suzuki 16 Ret 0
United States Ashmead Kawasaki 16 DNS 0
Italy Mastrelli Ducati 21 19 20 23 DNQ DNQ 19 17 DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Buckmaster Honda Ret 26 0
Kawasaki 17 19
New Zealand Kattenberg Yamaha 17 19 0
United States Karm Suzuki 21 17 0
Italy Papa Yamaha 24 17 0
Switzerland Schäfli Honda 17 24 0
United Kingdom Robinson Honda 17 Ret 0
France Deletang Suzuki 17 Ret 0
New Zealand Grey Suzuki 17 Ret 0
Germany Rubatto Yamaha Ret Ret 23 20 Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret 21 Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Chambers Honda 18 18 0
Japan Shirai Honda 18 18 0
France Lentaigne Kawasaki 18 20 0
Canada Douglas Yamaha 18 Ret 0
Canada Clarke Kawasaki Ret 18 0
United States Jacob Yamaha 18 Ret 0
France Mouzin Kawasaki Ret 18 0
Italy Balbi Ducati Ret 18 0
Malaysia Haslam Yamaha Ret 18 0
Australia Bubb Honda Ret 18 0
Canada Macdonald Suzuki 19 19 0
Australia Arnold Honda 19 20 0
Canada McMurter Honda 21 19 DNS DNS 0
Austria Dauer Honda 19 21 0
Germany Schmidt Yamaha 19 Ret 0
United Kingdom Williams Yamaha 20 21 0
Japan Yamamoto Honda 21 20 0
Australia Vanolini Honda 20 21 0
Germany Wilmes Honda 20 23 0
Switzerland Röhrer Honda 20 24 0
United States Yoder Jr. Suzuki 20 DNS 0
Canada Schmuttermeier Jr. Suzuki 21 21 0
Japan Kobayashi Honda 22 21 0
Finland Tolonen Yamaha 26 23 21 Ret 0
Portugal Baptista Honda 27 21 DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Burnett Suzuki Ret Ret Ret Ret 21 DNS 0
Sweden Granath Honda 27 Ret Ret DNS 22 Ret 22 25 0
Germany Fahr Honda 24 22 25 23 DNQ DNQ 0
Japan Kaneko Yamaha 23 22 0
Germany Fischer Honda 25 24 22 Ret 0
Italy Narducci Yamaha DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 22 25 0
United Kingdom Phillips Yamaha Ret 22 0
Canada Vance Suzuki 22 Ret 0
Austria Rechberger Yamaha 23 28 Ret 27 0
Japan Sato Honda 24 24 0
Germany Gross Yamaha Ret 24 0
Denmark Rasmussen Suzuki Ret DNS Ret 25 0
Italy Fabbri Bimota 25 Ret 0
Austria Parzer Yamaha 26 26 DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Mairhofer Kawasaki 27 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 26 0
Malaysia Chao Kawasaki 27 27 0
Portugal João Kawasaki DNQ DNQ 28 27 0
Japan Shoyama Honda 29 DNS 0
France Vallée Honda Ret DNS Ret Ret 0
Germany Heiler Yamaha Ret DNS Ret DNS 0
Australia Blair Suzuki Ret Ret 0
Ducati DNS DNS
United States Adamo Ducati Ret Ret 0
United States Renfrow Honda Ret Ret 0
United States Strang Yamaha Ret Ret 0
Italy Scatola Bimota Ret Ret 0
Malaysia Kuan Yamaha Ret Ret 0
Malaysia Looi Honda Ret Ret 0
Japan Sohwa Kawasaki Ret Ret 0
Australia Watts Kawasaki Ret Ret 0
Australia Tate Ducati Ret Ret 0
Australia Leslie Ducati Ret Ret 0
Italy Bontempi Ducati DNS Ret DNS DNS 0
New Zealand Holden Honda Ret DNS 0
Sweden Lundvall Kawasaki Ret DNS DNQ DNQ 0
Canada Guenette Jr. Yamaha Ret DNS 0
Canada Cornwell Suzuki Ret DNS 0
Belgium Hubin Ducati Ret DNS 0
Australia Craggill Suzuki Ret DNS 0
New Zealand Pavletich Ducati Ret DNS 0
France Brau Ducati DNS DNS 0
France Hamdi Yamaha DNS DNS 0
Australia Tarrant Honda DNS DNS 0
Australia Hodson Ducati DNS DNS 0
New Zealand McEwen Kawasaki DNS DNS 0
Germany Busch Kawasaki DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Spain Gonzalez Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Fath Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Karthin Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Jung Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Gratzl Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Schuck Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Dieterle Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Schiller Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Canada Walsh Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Canada Schmuttermeier Sr. Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Canada Green Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Switzerland U. Meier Honda DNQ DNQ 0
New Zealand Williams Kawasaki DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Pfefferkorn Kawasaki DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Zeller Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Freilinger Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Krenn Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Triebnig Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
France Péan Honda DNQ DNQ 0
France Grillet Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Smolik Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Pos. Rider Bike ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
HUN
Hungary
GER
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
JPN
Japan
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
MAS
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
NZL
New Zealand
Pts

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Pts
1 Japan Honda 399
2 Italy Ducati 393
3 Japan Yamaha 378
4 Japan Kawasaki 300
5 Japan Suzuki 49
6 Italy Bimota 4

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