2004 Superbike World Championship

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2004 Superbike World Championship
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The 2004 Superbike World Championship was the seventeenth FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 29 February at Valencia and finished on 3 October at Magny-Cours after 11 rounds. The traditional Japanese round at Sugo was replaced with a new Canadian round which was scheduled for 4 July at the Mont-Tremblant, near Quebec. Though no explanation was given for the change, it was seen as some form of revenge after the refusal of the Japanese manufacturers to back the 2004 rules.[1] The Canadian round was eventually canceled after a circuit inspection determined that the amount of work necessary to bring the venue up to WSBK standard could not be carried out in time for the proposed date.[2]

2004 was the first season all bikes had to use control tyres, provided by Pirelli.[3] Partly because of the control tyre rule, no factory bikes were entered by Japanese manufacturers.

James Toseland won the riders' championship and Ducati won the manufacturers' championship.

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Report
1 R1 Spain Valencia 29 February France Régis Laconi Australia Garry McCoy United Kingdom James Toseland Ducati Fila Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati
2 R1 Australia Phillip Island 28 March France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi Ducati Fila Report
R2 Australia Garry McCoy Australia Garry McCoy XEROX - Ducati Nortel Net.
3 R1 San Marino Misano 18 April Australia Steve Martin France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi Ducati Fila Report
R2 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili PSG - 1 Corse
4 R1 Italy Monza 16 May France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi Ducati Fila Report
R2 France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi Ducati Fila
5 R1 Germany Oschersleben 30 May Australia Troy Corser Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga France Régis Laconi Ducati Fila
6 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone 13 June France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi Japan Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Report
R2 Australia Chris Vermeulen Australia Chris Vermeulen Ten Kate Honda
7 R1 United States Laguna Seca 11 July Australia Steve Martin Australia Chris Vermeulen Australia Chris Vermeulen Ten Kate Honda Report
R2 Australia Chris Vermeulen Australia Chris Vermeulen Ten Kate Honda
8 R1 European Union Brands Hatch 1 August Australia Steve Martin Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Japan Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Koji Report
R2 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Japan Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Koji
9 R1 Netherlands Assen 5 September Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Japan Noriyuki Haga United Kingdom James Toseland Ducati Fila Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Australia Chris Vermeulen Ten Kate Honda
10 R1 Italy Imola 26 September France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi France Régis Laconi Ducati Fila Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga France Régis Laconi Ducati Fila
11 R1 France Magny-Cours 3 October Australia Troy Corser Australia Steve Martin United Kingdom James Toseland Ducati Fila Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Renegade Ducati Koji

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' standings[edit]

2004 final riders' standings[4]
Pos. Rider Bike ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
SMR
San Marino
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 United Kingdom James Toseland Ducati 1 2 3 Ret 10 6 2 2 2 2 Ret 5 4 2 7 Ret 1 2 3 2 1 2 336
2 France Régis Laconi Ducati Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 1 1 6 1 Ret 3 5 3 2 Ret 3 5 1 1 3 3 327
3 Japan Noriyuki Haga Ducati Ret 1 8 6 4 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 6 4 1 1 4 3 4 Ret 2 1 299
4 Australia Chris Vermeulen Honda 12 5 2 2 5 12 4 DSQ 15 8 2 1 1 1 4 3 5 1 2 6 Ret Ret 282
5 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati 2 4 9 3 3 1 Ret Ret 3 Ret 3 Ret 2 5 Ret 2 2 4 7 Ret 6 5 243
6 Australia Garry McCoy Ducati 7 6 5 1 Ret 17 3 3 9 4 4 8 7 7 Ret 7 8 Ret 5 5 9 9 199
7 Australia Steve Martin Ducati Ret 3 4 Ret 7 3 Ret 8 5 Ret 6 6 3 6 3 Ret 7 Ret 6 3 5 Ret 181
8 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Ducati 5 9 Ret 10 11 5 5 4 7 3 5 4 9 Ret Ret Ret 6 6 10 12 7 6 169
9 Australia Troy Corser Petronas Ret 11 13 5 2 7 9 5 4 Ret 7 9 10 Ret 5 Ret 10 7 12 10 Ret 7 146
10 Italy Marco Borciani Ducati 4 8 7 4 21 10 7 6 Ret Ret 8 11 11 8 11 Ret 9 8 8 8 Ret Ret 130
11 United Kingdom Chris Walker Petronas 3 7 10 8 6 13 8 7 Ret 7 Ret 12 Ret Ret 9 4 12 10 Ret 16 8 8 128
12 Italy Ivan Clementi Kawasaki Ret 14 11 9 12 Ret 11 10 11 9 10 10 Ret 10 14 11 Ret 9 11 9 Ret Ret 85
13 Italy Mauro Sanchini Kawasaki 14 10 6 7 Ret 11 Ret 9 10 6 Ret 13 8 9 Ret 10 Ret DNS WD WD 79
14 Italy Gianluca Nannelli Ducati 6 Ret 12 12 8 Ret Ret Ret 12 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 Ret 9 4 Ret Ret 72
15 Italy Piergiorgio Bontempi Suzuki 15 16 NC 11 9 15 10 11 14 11 9 14 13 12 15 12 13 12 13 Ret 11 Ret 68
16 Italy Lucio Pedercini Ducati Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 15 12 11 13 Ret Ret DNS Ret 7 12 DNS 41
17 Spain Sergio Fuertes Suzuki 8 12 Ret Ret Ret 18 6 Ret DNS DNS 13 Ret Ret 13 15 14 Ret Ret Ret 12 35
18 France Sébastien Gimbert Yamaha Ret 9 4 4 33
19 United Kingdom James Ellison Yamaha Ret 7 6 5 30
20 Australia Warwick Nowland Suzuki 11 17 15 14 18 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 11 Ret Ret 13 16 Ret 14 13 17 18 16 10 27
21 Italy Giovanni Bussei Ducati 12 6 Ret 11 Ret 11 Ret DNS 24
22 Italy Alessio Velini Yamaha Ret 18 14 13 13 Ret Ret 13 16 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 14 Ret Ret 20
Ducati Ret 15 14 Ret
23 Austria Horst Saiger Yamaha 9 15 13 14 14 14 17
24 Australia Craig Coxhell Honda 8 8 16
25 Czech Republic Jiří Mrkývka Ducati 10 Ret DNS DNS 19 16 Ret Ret Ret 13 12 16 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 19 19 Ret Ret 13
26 Italy Luca Pini Suzuki Ret 9 14 13 12
27 France Stéphane Duterne Kawasaki Ret 24 10 11 11
28 Austria Andreas Meklau Suzuki 13 10 9
29 Germany Jürgen Oelschläger Honda 8 Ret 8
30 Portugal Miguel Praia Ducati 13 19 16 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 17 Ret 14 Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 Ret 16 Ret 21 18 14 8
31 Italy Giancarlo De Matteis Ducati 16 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 21 DNS 4
32 Poland Paweł Szkopek Suzuki Ret 23 15 13 4
33 Italy Ivan Sala Suzuki 14 20 14 Ret 4
34 Italy Stefano Cruciani Kawasaki 13 Ret 3
35 Italy Doriano Romboni Yamaha DNS DNS 15 14 3
36 Italy Gianmaria Liverani Ducati 15 14 3
37 Norway Carl Berthelsen Suzuki 18 14 19 Ret 2
38 Slovenia Berto Camlek Yamaha 20 Ret 17 15 1
39 Netherlands Robert Menzen Suzuki 16 15 1
Pos. Rider Bike ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
SMR
San Marino
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
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]

Pos. Manufacturer ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
SMR
San Marino
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
Pts
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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 530
2 Japan Honda 12 5 2 2 5 12 4 Ret 8 8 2 1 1 1 4 3 5 1 2 6 Ret Ret 289
3 Malaysia Petronas 3 7 10 5 2 7 8 5 4 7 7 9 10 Ret 5 4 10 7 12 10 8 7 200
4 Japan Kawasaki 14 10 6 7 12 11 11 9 10 6 10 10 8 9 14 10 Ret 9 11 9 10 11 129
5 Japan Suzuki 8 12 15 11 9 9 6 11 13 10 9 14 13 12 15 12 13 12 13 13 11 10 101
6 Japan Yamaha 9 15 14 13 13 Ret 13 13 16 12 Ret 7 14 14 6 5 Ret Ret 15 14 4 4 89
NC Italy MV Agusta 16 17 0
Pos. Manufacturer ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
SMR
San Marino
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
Pts

Entry list[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Japan out, Canada in for 2004. crash.net retrieved on 21 September 2007
  2. ^ Mont Tremblant axed from 2004 schedule. crash.net retrieved on 21 September 2007
  3. ^ "WSC In Turmoil With New Rules Package". Motorcycle-USA.com. 2003-07-18. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Magny Cours 1–2–3 October, 2004 – Superbike – Championship Standings & Ranking Progression" (PDF). resources.worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 3 October 2004. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "World Superbike entry list for 2004". f1network.net. 20 November 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2016.