2008 Superbike World Championship season
|2008 Superbike World Championship season|
Supersport World Championship
FIM Superstock 1000 Championship
The 2008 World Superbike racing season was the 21st season of the Superbike World Championship. Corona Extra ceased to be the championship's title sponsor, as it had been since 1998. The electronics manufacturer HANNspree took over as the title sponsor in 2008 and this arrangement remained in place until 2010, with the championship officially known as the "HANNspree SBK Superbike World Championship".
The Superbike World Championship returned to the United States on 1 June 2008, for the 2008 6th round of the Superbike World Championship. The round took place at the Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, Utah. This was the first time SBK had raced in the United States since the 2004 round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Superbike World Championship shared the weekend with the AMA Superbike Championship and its support classes. However to avoid direct comparisons between World Superbike and AMA Superbike, and because of sponsorship issues the two championships raced on different configurations of the circuit. World Superbikes used the 3.048 miles (4.905 km) Outer Track, while AMA Superbike and its support classes used the 4.5 miles (7.2 km) Main Track.
Wildcard and replacement riders' results
|Sergio Fuertes||Ret and DNS in Valencia|
|Carmelo Morales||Ret and 25th in Valencia|
|Diego Lozano Ortiz||19th and 22nd in Valencia|
|Arie Vos||20th and 23rd in Assen|
|Lorenzo Mauri||Ret and DNS in Monza|
|Scott Jensen||23rd and 18th in USA|
|Jiri Drazdak||20th and Ret in Brno|
|Milos Cihak||Ret and 21st in Brno|
|Tristan Palmer||Ret and Ret in Brands|
|Matt Lynn||Ret and Ret in Donington, 22nd and 22nd in Vallelunga|
|Matej Smrž||21st and 21st in Vallelunga|
|Martin Bauer||17th and Ret in Magny-Cours|
|Ivan Silva||20th and 21st in Magny-Cours|
|Luis Carreira||21st and 28th in Portimao|
|Tommy Bridewell||Ret and 25th in Portimao|
|Luca Scassa||Ret and 27th in Portimao|
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- "Superbike & Supersport World Championships, Superstock 1000cc FIM Cup 2008 final calendar". fim.ch. Retrieved 2008-03-04.