2008 Supersport World Championship

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2008 Supersport World Championship
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Support series:
Superbike World Championship
FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
European Superstock 600 Championship

The 2008 Supersport World Championship was the tenth FIM Supersport World Championship season—the twelfth taking into account the two held under the name of Supersport World Series. The season started on 23 February at Losail and finished on 2 November at Portimão after 13 rounds. The championship supported the Superbike World Championship at every round with the exception of Salt Lake City.

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Date Round Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Race winner Report
1 23 February  Qatar Losail France Fabien Foret France Fabien Foret Australia Broc Parkes Report
2 2 March  Australia Phillip Island Australia Andrew Pitt Denmark Robbin Harms Australia Andrew Pitt Report
3 6 April  Spain Valencia Australia Andrew Pitt Australia Broc Parkes Spain Joan Lascorz Report
4 27 April  Netherlands Assen Australia Broc Parkes Italy Gianluca Vizziello Australia Andrew Pitt Report
5 11 May  Italy Monza Australia Broc Parkes France Fabien Foret France Fabien Foret Report
6 15 June  Germany Nürburgring Australia Broc Parkes Australia Broc Parkes Australia Andrew Pitt Report
7 29 June  San Marino Misano Australia Broc Parkes Australia Broc Parkes Australia Andrew Pitt Report
8 20 July  Czech Republic Brno Australia Broc Parkes Australia Andrew Pitt United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Report
9 3 August  Great Britain Brands Hatch France Matthieu Lagrive Australia Andrew Pitt United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Report
10 7 September European UnionEurope Donington Park France Matthieu Lagrive Australia Josh Brookes Australia Josh Brookes Report
11 21 September  Italy Vallelunga Australia Broc Parkes Australia Broc Parkes United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Report
12 5 October  France Magny-Cours Australia Broc Parkes Australia Broc Parkes Australia Andrew Pitt Report
13 2 November  Portugal Portimao Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Report

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' standings[edit]

Pos. Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
EUR
European Union
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
Pts
1 Australia Andrew Pitt Honda Ret 1 19 1 4 1 1 2 3 2 Ret 1 2 214
2 United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Honda Ret 5 6 2 Ret 6 3 1 1 3 1 10 164
3 Australia Josh Brookes Honda 4 2 Ret 6 2 2 14 3 5 1 12 3 11 162
4 Australia Broc Parkes Yamaha 1 Ret 4 5 3 3 10 4 4 10 2 Ret 5 150
5 Spain Joan Lascorz Honda 2 7 1 3 9 12 Ret 18 14 7 4 Ret 3 121
6 France Fabien Foret Yamaha Ret 4 2 4 1 4 4 DNS 8 10 111
7 United Kingdom Craig Jones Honda 3 16 3 9 6 5 2 Ret 2 100
8 Netherlands Barry Veneman Suzuki 6 20 Ret 7 Ret DNS 8 5 6 4 5 2 Ret 92
9 Denmark Robbin Harms Honda 7 3 Ret 13 5 Ret 5 Ret Ret 6 6 15 Ret 71
10 Italy Gianluca Nannelli Honda Ret 10 5 Ret 13 Ret 13 6 7 16 7 7 6 70
11 Italy Gianluca Vizziello Honda 10 8 12 8 Ret 14 11 12 12 11 15 11 8 60
12 Italy Massimo Roccoli Yamaha Ret 9 7 Ret 7 Ret 7 10 8 17 17 6 Ret 58
13 France Matthieu Lagrive Honda 5 17 13 10 8 Ret Ret 8 19 9 Ret 4 Ret 56
14 Australia Mark Aitchison Triumph Ret 12 10 11 11 Ret 6 22 Ret 13 9 DNS 9 47
15 Belgium Didier van Keymeulen Suzuki 16 DNS 20 Ret 17 7 18 14 Ret 8 8 5 15 39
16 United Kingdom Chris Walker Kawasaki 9 14 9 12 Ret 9 12 11 36
17 Italy Ivan Clementi Triumph 12 11 Ret 14 21 Ret 9 13 DNS 18 11 14 21 28
18 United States Josh Hayes Honda 10 9 4 26
19 Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Honda 1 25
20 Finland Vesa Kallio Honda 14 15 14 18 14 10 Ret 9 13 Ret 23
21 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Yamaha 12 3 20
22 Japan Katsuaki Fujiwara Kawasaki 15 Ret 11 Ret 15 11 Ret 16 Ret 14 18 12 22 18
23 South Africa Hudson Kennaugh Yamaha 10 5 17
24 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Yamaha 8 Ret 10 14
25 Portugal Miguel Praia Honda 13 21 15 17 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 12 14
26 Australia Garry McCoy Triumph Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 13 13
27 Australia Russell Holland Honda Ret 7 Ret Ret 16 16 14 11
28 Italy Simone Sanna Honda Ret 7 9
29 Spain David Salom Yamaha 8 18 16 16 16 Ret 15 21 Ret 19 17 16 9
30 Germany Arne Tode Triumph 8 8
Honda Ret
31 United Kingdom Rob Frost Triumph 9 Ret 7
32 United Kingdom Steve Plater Triumph 11 5
33 France Grégory Leblanc Honda 11 25 Ret Ret 23 17 22 Ret 5
34 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Kawasaki 12 4
35 United Kingdom Graeme Gowland Honda Ret 13 Ret 19 Ret 19 24 Ret 15 20 21 DNS 4
36 Czech Republic Patrik Vostárek Honda 22 13 20 3
37 Italy Terence Toti Suzuki 14 2
38 United Kingdom Chris Martin Kawasaki Ret 15 20 16 24 1
39 Italy Danilo Marrancone Yamaha 15 1
40 Australia Jeremy Crowe Yamaha 15 DNQ 24 1
41 Italy Ilario Dionisi Triumph 21 Ret Ret 15 1
Pos. Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
EUR
European Union
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
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 QAT
Qatar
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
EUR
European Union
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
Pts
1 Japan Honda 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 315
2 Japan Yamaha 1 4 2 4 1 3 4 4 4 5 2 6 5 203
3 Japan Suzuki 6 20 20 7 17 7 8 5 6 4 5 2 15 102
4 United Kingdom Triumph 12 6 10 11 11 8 6 13 9 13 9 14 9 77
5 Japan Kawasaki 9 14 9 12 12 9 12 11 Ret 14 18 12 22 46
Pos. Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
SMR
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
EUR
European Union
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
Pts

Entry list[edit]

2008 entry list[1]
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 3 Australia Billy McConnell 9
9 United Kingdom Chris Walker 1–8
21 Japan Katsuaki Fujiwara All
126 United Kingdom Chris Martin 10–13
PMS Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 4 Italy Lorenzo Alfonsi 1–2
Honda Honda CBR600RR 3–6
111 Germany Arne Tode 7
CRS Grand Prix Honda Honda CBR600RR 4 Italy Lorenzo Alfonsi 7–12
35 Italy Giuseppe Barone 11
38 France Grégory Leblanc 1–8
53 New Zealand Midge Smart 9–10
75 Slovenia Luka Nedog 1–5
Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 5 United Kingdom Karl Harris 9
23 Australia Broc Parkes All
50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty 10–11
99 France Fabien Foret 1–8, 12–13
Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph Triumph 675 8 Australia Mark Aitchison All
22 United Kingdom Steve Plater 9
24 Australia Garry McCoy 13
47 Italy Ivan Clementi 1–8, 10–13
Hannspree Honda Althea Honda Honda CBR600RR 6 United Kingdom Tommy Hill 6
11 Australia Russell Holland 7–13
61 Italy Andrea Antonelli 1–2
69 Italy Gianluca Nannelli All
101 United Kingdom Kev Coghlan 4–5
Intermoto Czech Honda Honda CBR600RR 7 Czech Republic Patrik Vostárek 11–13
14 France Matthieu Lagrive All
37 San Marino William De Angelis 1–9
67 Australia Bryan Staring 10
Berry Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 10 France David Perret 11–12
32 Italy Mirko Giansanti 1–5
81 United Kingdom Graeme Gowland 6–12
105 Italy Gianluca Vizziello 1–10
Yamaha Spain Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 12 Spain Javier Hidalgo 7–9
44 Spain David Salom 1–5, 7–13
52 Spain José David de Gea 3, 6
122 Spain Iván Silva 13
124 Australia Jeremy Crowe 6, 10–11
147 Spain Ángel Rodríguez 4–5
888 Spain Josep Pedro Subirats 1–2
Puccetti Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 13 Italy Cristiano Migliorati 5
Factory Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 15 Hungary Gergő Talmácsi 1–3, 5
34 Hungary Balázs Németh 6–13
72 Hungary Attila Magda 1–3, 5–7
117 Italy Denis Sacchetti 8–13
Parkalgar Racing Team Honda Honda CBR600RR 17 Portugal Miguel Praia All
18 United Kingdom Craig Jones 1–9
41 United States Josh Hayes 11–13
116 Italy Simone Sanna 5, 13
Triumph – SC Triumph Triumph 675 19 Poland Paweł Szkopek 9–10
24 Australia Garry McCoy 1–5, 7–8
28 Italy Ruggero Scambia 5, 7–10
42 Australia Alex Cudlin 11
45 Italy Andrea Zappa 11
57 Italy Ilario Dionisi 1–4
Helder Team Honda Honda CBR600RR 20 Portugal Hélder Silva 13
Hannspree Stiggy Motors Honda Honda Honda CBR600RR 25 Australia Josh Brookes All
127 Denmark Robbin Harms All
Glaner Motocard.com Honda Honda CBR600RR 26 Spain Joan Lascorz All
51 Spain Santiago Barragán 1–10, 12–13
Team Buff Triumph Triumph 675 27 United Kingdom Robert Frost 9–10
Benjan Racing Team Honda Honda CBR600RR 30 Germany Jesco Günther 7–13
31 Finland Vesa Kallio 1–10
81 United Kingdom Graeme Gowland 1–5
105 Italy Gianluca Vizziello 11–13
Raceways Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 33 South Africa Hudson Kennaugh 9–10
Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda Honda CBR600RR 54 Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu 13
65 United Kingdom Jonathan Rea 1–12
88 Australia Andrew Pitt All
Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 55 Italy Massimo Roccoli All
Stichting Racen Tegen Kanker Honda Honda CBR600RR 63 Netherlands Ron van Steenbergen 4
Woudstra's Wegrace Promotie Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 71 Netherlands Jurjen Uitterdijk 4
Up Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 74 France Thierry Mulot 12
RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 77 Netherlands Barry Veneman All
83 Belgium Didier Van Keymeulen All
WCR Bike Service Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 80 Italy Alessandro Brannetti 7
125 Italy Danilo Marrancone 7
Team Honda Merson Honda Honda CBR600RR 82 Spain Adrián Bonastre 3
Wilbers Racing Triumph Triumph 675 96 Germany Jesco Günther 6
G-LAB Racing Sport Evolution Triumph Triumph 675 111 Germany Arne Tode 6
44 Racing Team Honda Honda CBR600RR 113 Italy Roberto Lunadei 7
Gil Motor Sport – Solution F Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 121 France Arnaud Vincent 1–4
Celani Team Suzuki Italia Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 123 Italy Terence Toti 11
Gearlink Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 126 United Kingdom Chris Martin 9
L'Oreal Men Expert Laglisse Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 147 Spain Ángel Rodríguez 3
BPN Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 155 Portugal Tiago Dias 13
Tati Team Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 169 France Julien Enjolras 12
HP Racing Team Honda Honda CBR600RR 199 Italy Danilo Dell'Omo 1–11
Suzuki Motorrad Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 240 Spain Arturo Tizón 13
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

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