1998 Superbike World Championship
|1998 Superbike World Championship|
Supersport World Series
The season saw the introduction of a revised qualifying system: after two timed qualifying sessions, the sixteen fastest riders were admitted to the newly created Superpole, which determined the first four rows of the starting grid; during this session each rider went on the track in reverse qualifying order to take a single flying lap.
Carl Fogarty, who amassed three race victories during the season, won the riders' championship for the third time after 1994 and 1995; Fogarty prevailed over Aaron Slight at the last round, while Troy Corser, who had entered the final event leading the standings, could not race due to injury. Ducati won the manufacturers' championship.
Race calendar and results
- Superpole abandoned due to snow; grid established from the two qualifying sessions.
Bold – Pole position
|1998 final manufacturers' standings|
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