1991 Superbike World Championship

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1991 Superbike World Championship
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The 1991 Superbike World Championship was the fourth FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 1 April at Donington Park and finished on 19 October at Phillip Island after 13 rounds.

Doug Polen won the riders' championship with 17 victories and Ducati won the manufacturers' championship.

The third round of the championship at Mosport was boycotted by the regular riders on safety grounds.[1]

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team
1 R1 United Kingdom Donington 1 April United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens Total Wanty Mertens Racing
2 R1 Spain Jarama 28 April United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
3 R1 Canada Mosport 2 June United States Tom Kipp Canada Pascal Picotte Canada Pascal Picotte Fast Yamaha/Sunoco
R2 Canada Rueben McMurter United States Tom Kipp Wiseco Piston
4 R1 United States Brainerd 9 June Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
5 R1 Austria Österreichring 30 June United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens Total Wanty Mertens Racing
R2 United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
6 R1 San Marino Misano 4 August United States Doug Polen Australia Rob Phillis United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 France Raymond Roche United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
7 R1 Sweden Anderstorp 11 August United States Doug Polen Belgium Stéphane Mertens United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 France Raymond Roche United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
8 R1 Japan Sugo 25 August United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
9 R1 Malaysia Shah Alam 1 September United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
R2 France Raymond Roche France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
10 R1 Germany Hockenheim 15 September United States Doug Polen France Raymond Roche United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
11 R1 France Magny-Cours 29 September Australia Rob Phillis United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
12 R1 Italy Mugello 6 October United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci
R2 Italy Giancarlo Falappa France Raymond Roche Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
13 R1 Australia Phillip Island 19 October United States Doug Polen New Zealand Aaron Slight Australia Kevin Magee Peter Jackson Yamaha Racing
R2 New Zealand Aaron Slight United States Doug Polen Team Fast by Ferracci

Championship standings[edit]

In each race, points were awarded as follows:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Riders' standings[edit]

1991 final riders' standings[2]
Pos. Rider Bike GBR
United Kingdom
SPA
Spain
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
SMR
San Marino
SWE
Sweden
JPN
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
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 Doug Polen Ducati 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 432
2 France Raymond Roche Ducati Ret 2 Ret 3 DNS DNS 3 3 4 2 Ret 3 6 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 282
3 Australia Rob Phillis Kawasaki 4 3 2 Ret 4 5 4 4 2 3 2 2 2 Ret 5 Ret 4 4 4 5 DNS DNS 4 3 267
4 Belgium Stéphane Mertens Ducati Ret 1 Ret 2 3 3 1 2 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 2 5 6 7 3 4 Ret 5 6 217
5 Italy Fabrizio Pirovano Yamaha 3 8 5 5 5 6 Ret 5 5 4 3 Ret 7 7 2 3 Ret 7 Ret 6 Ret 6 195
6 United Kingdom Terry Rymer Yamaha 2 4 7 Ret DNS DNS 6 9 8 9 7 12 Ret 14 10 Ret 7 9 5 4 3 3 162
7 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Honda Ret 9 9 8 11 11 7 8 4 4 11 8 8 7 9 10 6 7 7 Ret 146
8 United States Fred Merkel Honda Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 4 8 8 9 7 8 6 12 9 12 9 Ret Ret 3 10 8 Ret 124
9 Italy Giancarlo Falappa Ducati 14 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 10 6 6 13 10 11 6 Ret 6 3 Ret 8 6 Ret 113
10 Italy Davide Tardozzi Ducati 5 6 3 5 9 10 3 6 3 8 DNS DNS 108
11 Germany Udo Mark Yamaha 8 7 7 10 11 Ret 10 10 18 Ret 8 5 68
12 Netherlands Jeffrey de Vries Yamaha 9 10 15 Ret 10 10 11 12 16 16 12 Ret Ret 24 13 13 13 Ret 12 14 15 5 Ret Ret 66
13 New Zealand Aaron Slight Kawasaki 3 4 7 4 3 Ret 65
14 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha 5 3 1 2 63
15 Finland Jari Suhonen Yamaha DNS DNS Ret 9 9 11 Ret 15 5 7 Ret 17 14 12 9 12 17 12 61
16 Spain Juan López Mella Honda 11 11 3 4 14 DNS 17 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 18 14 10 DNQ DNQ 16 18 13 15 57
17 United States Scott Russell Kawasaki 2 2 8 5 53
18 Spain Daniel Amatriain Honda Ret 13 4 6 12 17 13 13 14 11 DNS DNS 15 21 20 13 47
19 Switzerland Edwin Weibel Honda 13 14 Ret Ret 41
Ducati 18 Ret 10 11 14 9 9 7
20 France Jean-Yves Mounier Yamaha DNS DNS 13 9 10 14 20 17 9 9 21 20 18 12 11 Ret DNS DNS 41
21 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Yamaha 5 5 11 8 Ret 16 35
22 United Kingdom Brian Morrison Yamaha 6 6 8 11 18 Ret 33
23 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Honda 7 7 Ret DNS 15 12 33
Yamaha Ret 6
24 Canada Linnley Clarke Yamaha 4 2 30
25 Canada Yves Brisson Honda 2 4 30
26 Italy Baldassarre Monti Honda Ret Ret 6 Ret 8 7 DNS DNS DNS DNS 27
27 Canada Steve Crevier Kawasaki 3 5 26
28 Australia Malcolm Campbell Honda 19 21 6 4 23
29 Canada Rueben McMurter Honda Ret 3 12 13 22
30 Australia Scott Doohan Yamaha 17 14 7 5 22
31 Italy Massimo Broccoli Kawasaki 21 14 DNQ DNQ 12 12 22 Ret 10 11 21
32 United States Tom Kipp Yamaha Ret 1 Ret Ret 22 22 20
33 Canada Pascal Picotte Yamaha 1 Ret 20
34 Canada Benoît Pilon Yamaha 6 6 20
35 Italy Piergiorgio Bontempi Kawasaki NC Ret 16 Ret DNQ DNQ 11 DNS Ret 4 18
36 Australia Steve Martin Suzuki 8 7 17
37 United States John Hopperstad Yamaha 8 7 18 DNS 17
38 Germany Peter Rubatto Yamaha Ret 16 12 Ret 15 13 13 DNS Ret 13 23 DNS Ret 13 17
39 Canada Jacques Guenette Kawasaki 9 8 15
40 Australia Michael O'Connor Honda 10 8 14
Pos. Rider Bike GBR
United Kingdom
SPA
Spain
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
SMR
San Marino
SWE
Sweden
JPN
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

1991 final manufacturers' standings[2]
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
United Kingdom
SPA
Spain
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
SMR
San Marino
SWE
Sweden
JPN
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
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 7 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 489
2 Japan Yamaha 2 4 5 5 1 1 5 6 6 5 5 4 3 5 4 3 2 3 7 5 5 4 3 3 1 2 355
3 Japan Kawasaki 3 4 2 14 3 5 2 2 4 4 2 3 2 2 2 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 11 4 3 3 351
4 Japan Honda 7 7 3 4 2 3 6 4 8 8 7 7 4 4 11 8 8 7 9 10 3 7 7 11 6 4 265
5 Japan Suzuki 11 11 20 15 Ret Ret 21 Ret 15 15 21 Ret DNQ DNQ 8 7 30
6 Italy Bimota 15 20 Ret 13 Ret 15 14 10 DNS DNS 13
Pos. Manufacturer GBR
United Kingdom
SPA
Spain
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
AUT
Austria
SMR
San Marino
SWE
Sweden
JPN
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kipp, Picotte win boycotted Mosport". cyclenews.uberflip.com. Cycle News. 12 June 1991. p. 2. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "1991 Championship Standings". wsb-archives.co.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

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