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

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 Raymond Roche Ducati 1 1 2 2 2 1 Ret 2 1 1 2 4 8 2 1 6 382
2 Italy Fabrizio Pirovano Yamaha 6 8 5 5 3 8 8 5 3 5 8 6 1 3 4 4 325
3 Belgium Stéphane Mertens Honda 3 4 3 8 6 3 Ret 1 6 3 1 2 2 1 11 8 300
4 Australia Rob Phillis Kawasaki 4 5 4 7 10 Ret Ret DNS 16 8 6 Ret 3 Ret 6 5 238
5 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Yamaha 8 6 Ret Ret 5 4 2 6 11 6 5 5 6 6 12 Ret 218
6 United States Fred Merkel Honda 2 3 1 3 1 6 1 3 5 10 7 10 7 4 197
7 United Kingdom Terry Rymer Yamaha 7 7 Ret DNS 8 5 Ret 7 4 7 4 3 Ret DNS 158
8 Italy Baldassarre Monti Honda Ret 11 10 11 9 11 Ret 14 7 9 11 11 9 5 2 3 149
9 Sweden Anders Andersson Yamaha 9 12 Ret 9 7 Ret 7 12 10 11 Ret 12 4 9 Ret Ret 120
10 Finland Jari Suhonen Yamaha 17 Ret Ret Ret 16 14 4 10 9 13 12 8 Ret 11 26 11 112
11 Italy Giancarlo Falappa Ducati 5 2 7 1 Ret 7 3 4 Ret DNS DNS DNS 94
12 United States Jamie James Ducati 2 2 Ret Ret 7 7 86
13 Australia Peter Goddard Yamaha 5 2 85
14 Australia Malcolm Campbell Honda 4 2 Ret 9 Ret 15 81
15 United States Doug Chandler Kawasaki 3 1 3 1 70
16 United Kingdom Brian Morrison Honda 13 Ret 14 15 15 16 Ret DNS 16 10 51
17 Germany Udo Mark Yamaha Ret 15 9 10 6 11 Ret 10 15 13 39
18 Germany Ernst Gschwender Suzuki 10 9 15 12 13 Ret DNQ DNQ 5 14 Ret 17 34
19 New Zealand Aaron Slight Kawasaki 32
20 Australia Michael Dowson Kawasaki 30
21 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Honda 14 Ret 6 6 30
22 Switzerland Edwin Weibel Kawasaki 15 Ret 16 13 Ret 10 25 13 Ret 20 30
23 Switzerland Andreas Hofmann Honda 16 13 5 8 29
24 Spain Daniel Amatriain Honda 18 10 Ret 16 11 12 9 16 10 19 28
25 Netherlands Jeffrey de Vries Yamaha Ret 14 17 14 14 13 12 15 24
26 Italy Davide Tardozzi Ducati 11 Ret 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 23
27 Australia Renè Bongers Yamaha 22
28 Canada Michel Mercier Yamaha 8 4 21
29 France Jean Michel Mattioli Honda 11 12 21
30 Australia Scott Doohan Honda 19
31 France Alex Vieira Honda Ret 7 19
32 France Jean Yves Mounier Yamaha 14 8 19
33 New Zealand Andrew Stroud Yamaha 17
34 Italy Stefano Caracchi Ducati Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret 17 12 Ret 17
35 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha 13 4 16
36 United States Scott Russell Kawasaki 10 7 15
37 New Zealand Tony Rees Yamaha 14
38 Australia Daryl Beattie Honda 13
39 Spain Juan López Mella Honda 12 Ret 19 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret Ret 16 13
40 New Zealand Russel Josiah Kawasaki 11
41 Australia Steve Martin Suzuki 11
42 United Kingdom Ray Stringer Yamaha 11 17 19 22 10 17 11
43 Japan Mitsuo Saito Yamaha 13 9 10
44 Australia James Knight Kawasaki 10
45 France Christian Lavieille Yamaha 9
46 New Zealand Rob Lewis Kawasaki 9
47 United States Tom Kipp Yamaha 14 14 14 13 Ret Ret 9
48 United States Doug Polen Suzuki 8 DNS 8
49 Japan Kenji Osaka Yamaha 9 Ret 7
50 United States Tom Stevens Yamaha Ret 9 7
51 United States David Sadowski Yamaha 9 Ret 7
52 Canada Pascal Picotte Yamaha 13 12 7
53 Switzerland Huby Meier Honda 13 20 7
54 Belgium Rene Delaby Honda 23 Ret 22 20 18 Ret 16 19 15 16 Ret 14 15 13 Ret 23 7
55 Japan Shingo Kato Yamaha 10 Ret 6
56 Australia Peter Guest Yamaha 6
57 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 6
58 Canada Miguel Duhamel Suzuki 12 15 5
59 New Zealand Brian Billet Honda 5
60 Switzerland Adrian Bosshard Honda 5
61 New Zealand Mike King Ducati 4
62 Italy Fabio Biliotti Kawasaki 4
63 Japan Shigemasa Miwa Honda 17 12 4
64 United Kingdom James Whitham Honda 20 Ret 12 Ret 4
65 Australia Mark Fissenden Honda 4
66 Germany Michael Rudroff Bimota 15 Ret 4
67 Australia Michael O'Connor Honda 3
68 Italy Mauro Ricci Kawasaki Ret Ret 23 Ret 21 21 DNS DNS 13 Ret 3
69 New Zealand Brent Curtis Suzuki 3
70 Australia Andrew Roberts Yamaha 2
71 Malaysia Seng Kooi Tai Honda 2
72 Japan Tadaaki Hanamura Yamaha 20 14 2
73 Japan Koichi Kobayashi Honda 14 19 2
74 Germany Wolfgang Möckel Honda 26 20 Ret DNS 14 21 20 27 2
75 France Bruno Bonhuil Honda 24 Ret 22 24 17 Ret 17 17 15 15 18 Ret 2
76 Australia Ian Short Suzuki 1
77 Thailand Saen Choeisak Yamaha 28 28 1
78 Thailand Charo Nattavude Kawasaki 1
79 Switzerland Christian Monsch Honda 1
80 France Maurice Coq Yamaha 1
81 Austria Christian Zwedorn Honda 25 Ret Ret 15 25 25 1
82 Germany Michael Galinski Kawasaki 19 Ret DNS DNS 17 15 18 Ret 1
Spain Antonio Garcia Yamaha 22 18 16 22 0
United States David Kieffer Honda 20 20 19 16 0
Spain Javier Arenas Honda Ret 16 24 19 23 Ret 24 25 0
Japan Masanao Aoki Yamaha 19 16 0
United States John Ashmead Kawasaki 16 DNS 0
Italy Mauro Mastrelli Ducati 21 19 20 23 DNQ DNQ 19 17 0
United States Mike Karm Suzuki 21 17 0
Italy Marco Papa Yamaha 24 17 0
Switzerland Robert Schäfli Honda 17 24 0
United Kingdom Dale Robinson Honda 17 Ret 0
Germany Peter Rubatto Yamaha Ret Ret 23 20 Ret 18 Ret 18 0
United Kingdom Steve Chambers Honda 18 18 0
Japan Tetsuya Shirai Honda 18 18 0
Italy Aldeo Presciutti Yamaha Ret DNS Ret Ret 29 18 DNQ DNQ 21 21 0
Canada Tom Douglas Yamaha 18 Ret 0
Canada Linnley Clarke Kawasaki Ret 18 0
United States John Jacob Yamaha 18 Ret 0
Canada Clyde Macdonald Suzuki 19 19 0
Canada Reuben McMurter Honda 21 19 DNS DNS 0
Germany Bodo Schmidt Yamaha 19 Ret 0
United Kingdom Steve Williams Yamaha 20 21 0
Japan Kosei Yamamoto Honda 21 20 0
Germany Peter Willmes Honda 20 23 0
United States Ray Yoder Jr. Suzuki 20 DNS 0
Canada Oldrich Schmuttermeier Jr. Suzuki 21 21 0
Japan Toshiya Kobayashi Honda 22 21 0
Finland Pentti Tolonen Yamaha 26 23 21 Ret 0
Portugal Pedro Baptista Honda 27 21 DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Lutz Fahr Honda 24 22 25 23 0
Japan Toshiharu Kaneko Yamaha 23 22 0
Germany Manfred Fischer Honda 25 24 22 Ret 0
Sweden Peter Granath Honda 27 Ret Ret DNS 22 Ret 0
United Kingdom Mark Phillips Yamaha Ret 22 0
Canada Don Vance Suzuki 22 Ret 0
Austria Anton Rechberger Yamaha 23 28 0
Japan Gakushin Sato Honda 24 24 0
Germany Hans-Jurgen Gross Yamaha Ret 24 0
Denmark Rene Rasmussen Suzuki Ret DNS Ret 25 0
Italy Marino Fabbri Bimota 25 Ret 0
Austria Johann Parzer Yamaha 26 26 DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Gerhard Mairhofer Kawasaki 27 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 26 0
United Kingdom Simon Buckmaster Honda Ret 26 0
Malaysia Kit Choong Chao Kawasaki 27 27 0
Portugal Manuel João Kawasaki DNQ DNQ 28 27 0
Japan Masaru Shoyama Honda 29 DNS 0
United Kingdom Roger Burnett Suzuki Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Germany Anton Heiler Yamaha Ret DNS Ret DNS 0
United States James Adamo Ducati Ret Ret 0
United States Randy Renfrow Honda Ret Ret 0
United States Todd Strang Yamaha Ret Ret 0
New Zealand Robert Holden Honda Ret DNS 0
Sweden Michael Lundvall Kawasaki Ret DNS DNQ DNQ 0
Canada Jacques Guenette Jr. Yamaha Ret DNS 0
Canada Jon Cornwell Suzuki Ret DNS 0
France Gerard Vallée Honda Ret DNS 0
Germany Roland Busch Kawasaki DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Adriano Narducci Yamaha DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Spain Fernando Gonzalez Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Henry Fath Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Detlef Karthin Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Germany William Jung Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Hans Gratzl Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Frank Schuck Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Harald Dieterle Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Leonhard Schiller Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Canada Mike Walsh Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Canada Oldrich Schmuttermeier Sr. Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Canada Mark Green Honda DNQ DNQ 0
Switzerland Urs Meier Honda DNQ DNQ 0
New Zealand Glenn Williams Kawasaki DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Franz Pfefferkorn Kawasaki DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Rudolf Zeller Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Hans Freilinger Yamaha DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Franz Krenn Suzuki DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Gerhard Triebnig 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