2011 Superbike World Championship season

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2011 Superbike World Championship season
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The 2011 Superbike World Championship season was the 24th season of the Superbike World Championship. It began on 27 February at Phillip Island and finished on 16 October in Portimão after 13 rounds.

Ducati no longer competed with a factory team in 2011, after 23 seasons which had brought the marque a total of 29 riders' and manufacturers' championship titles, instead limiting its participation to privateer teams.[1] Aprilia's gear-driven camshafts on its RSV4 motorcycle – which won the title in 2010 with Max Biaggi – have been banned for the 2011 season.[2]

After a dominating since season opening, Carlos Checa won his first championship and Ducati's 17th manufacturer title.

Season calendar[edit]

The provisional race schedule was publicly announced by the FIM on 7 October 2010 with eleven confirmed rounds and two other rounds pending confirmation.[3] Having been announced as a venue from 2011 onwards in May 2010,[4] Motorland Aragon replaced Kyalami on the calendar, while Donington Park returned to the championship, hosting the European round.[5] Imola was confirmed in November 2010, to finalise a 13-round calendar.[6] All races with the exception of Miller Motorsports Park – races held on Memorial Day Monday – were held on Sundays.

Round Country Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Report
1 R1 Australia Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 27 February Spain Carlos Checa Italy Max Biaggi Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing Report
R2 Italy Max Biaggi Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing
2 R1 United Kingdom Great Britain Donington Park 27 March Spain Carlos Checa Japan Noriyuki Haga Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha World Superbike Team Report
R2 Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing
3 R1 Netherlands Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 17 April Spain Carlos Checa United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Castrol Honda Team Report
R2 United Kingdom Leon Camier Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing
4 R1 Italy Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 8 May Italy Max Biaggi Italy Michel Fabrizio Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Yamaha World Superbike Team Report
R2 Italy Max Biaggi Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Yamaha World Superbike Team
5 R1 United States United States Miller Motorsports Park 30 May Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing Report
R2 Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing
6 R1 San Marino San Marino Misano World Circuit 12 June United Kingdom Tom Sykes Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing Report
R2 Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing
7 R1 Spain Spain Motorland Aragón 19 June Italy Marco Melandri Spain Carlos Checa Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha World Superbike Team Report
R2 Italy Marco Melandri Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team
8 R1 Czech Republic Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit 10 July Italy Max Biaggi Italy Marco Melandri Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha World Superbike Team Report
R2 Italy Marco Melandri Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team
9 R1 United Kingdom Great Britain Silverstone Circuit 31 July United States John Hopkins Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing Report
R2 Italy Max Biaggi Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing
10 R1 Germany Germany Nürburgring 4 September Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga United Kingdom Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team
11 R1 Italy Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 25 September Spain Carlos Checa Japan Noriyuki Haga United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Castrol Honda Team Report
R2 Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing
12 R1 France France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 2 October United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing Report
R2 Spain Carlos Checa Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing
13 R1 Portugal Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve 16 October United Kingdom Jonathan Rea France Sylvain Guintoli Spain Carlos Checa Althea Racing Report
R2 Spain Joan Lascorz Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha World Superbike Team

Season standings[edit]

Riders' standings[edit]

Pos. Rider Bike AUS
Australia
EUR
European Union
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
SMR
San Marino
SPA
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
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 Spain Checa Ducati 1 1 3 1 3 1 9 10 1 1 1 1 Ret 3 3 3 1 1 1 8 3 1 1 1 1 4 505
2 Italy Melandri Yamaha 5 3 1 2 4 Ret 4 2 10 6 3 Ret 1 2 1 2 3 3 2 6 8 6 2 2 6 1 395
3 Italy Biaggi Aprilia 2 2 7 DSQ 2 2 2 8 Ret 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 11 4 DNS DNS 4 7 303
4 Republic of Ireland Laverty Yamaha 4 15 Ret 14 7 6 1 1 5 4 5 13 4 6 5 5 2 2 4 5 5 4 5 3 19 2 303
5 United Kingdom Haslam BMW 3 5 4 4 12 5 3 Ret 8 13 Ret 5 9 9 8 7 4 8 5 9 Ret 5 3 4 9 15 224
6 France Guintoli Ducati Ret DNS 11 11 Ret 10 12 7 3 7 7 7 11 11 20 9 6 6 6 2 6 7 6 5 2 5 210
7 United Kingdom Camier Aprilia 13 6 8 3 Ret 4 8 Ret 4 2 6 Ret 3 8 7 Ret 15 5 8 Ret 15 3 4 6 12 6 208
8 Japan Haga Aprilia 9 7 6 17 Ret 8 16 4 9 Ret Ret 3 6 7 12 10 Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 2 7 10 15 11 176
9 United Kingdom Rea Honda 12 4 5 6 1 3 6 Ret Ret 11 DNS DNS 10 4 1 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 170
10 Italy Badovini BMW 14 Ret 13 9 9 15 11 6 7 9 8 4 8 10 6 6 10 10 9 7 9 10 Ret 8 13 9 165
11 Spain Lascorz Kawasaki Ret Ret 10 5 11 12 Ret 9 14 12 9 9 7 5 9 8 7 Ret 7 11 10 8 8 7 5 8 161
12 Italy Fabrizio Suzuki 6 8 Ret 7 5 7 5 3 Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret 4 4 4 Ret 9 16 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 11 14 152
13 United Kingdom Sykes Kawasaki 8 9 Ret 12 14 11 13 11 6 10 4 14 5 Ret 10 14 DNS DNS 11 1 4 Ret 10 Ret 8 Ret 141
14 Czech Republic Smrž Ducati 7 11 2 8 Ret 9 10 Ret 2 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 Ret 3 7 Ret Ret DNS 10 13 127
15 Australia Corser BMW 10 19 9 13 6 Ret 7 5 13 Ret Ret DNS 10 Ret 9 Ret 15 12 12 Ret 9 9 14 16 87
16 France Berger Ducati 20 18 Ret Ret Ret 13 14 Ret 11 14 10 Ret 13 Ret 13 Ret 8 12 Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret 12 7 10 64
17 Spain Xaus Honda 16 10 12 10 8 14 15 12 Ret 18 11 8 16 Ret Ret DNS 17 11 DNS DNS 49
18 Italy Rolfo Kawasaki 11 12 14 15 Ret 16 Ret 13 17 16 Ret 12 14 13 14 11 13 Ret 14 13 18 Ret 13 Ret 42
19 Australia Aitchison Kawasaki 19 16 15 16 10 18 17 14 16 17 Ret Ret 15 12 16 12 Ret 14 12 Ret 11 9 Ret Ret 17 20 36
20 United States Hopkins Suzuki 5 7 20
21 Australia Vermeulen Kawasaki DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS DNS 14 10 12 14 18 DNS 14
22 United Kingdom Toseland BMW 17 14 DNS DNS 15 DNS WD WD 12 13 13 Ret 13
23 Spain Forés BMW Ret 14 11 11 Ret 19 12
24 Italy Lanzi BMW 15 11 Ret 15 17 13 10
25 Australia Waters Suzuki 18 13 12 15 21 18 8
26 Italy Sandi Ducati 13 12 7
27 Italy Polita Ducati 13 Ret 14 Ret 5
28 Italy Giugliano Ducati 16 12 4
29 Italy Baiocco Ducati 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 4
30 Netherlands Veneman BMW 13 17 3
31 United Kingdom Kirkham Suzuki 14 15 3
32 Hungary Kispataki Honda 19 15 1
33 United Kingdom Lowes Honda 15 Ret Ret Ret 1
34 Italy Lai Honda 18 15 Ret 16 1
35 Australia Staring Kawasaki 15 17 1
Australia Muggeridge Honda 18 17 0
Japan Tamada Honda 17 Ret 0
Spain Barragán Kawasaki 20 Ret 0
Pos. Rider Bike AUS
Australia
EUR
European Union
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
SMR
San Marino
SPA
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
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 Did not finish (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
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer AUS
Australia
EUR
European Union
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
SMR
San Marino
SPA
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
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 2 1 3 1 9 7 1 1 1 1 11 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 4 529
2 Japan Yamaha 4 3 1 2 4 6 1 1 5 4 3 13 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 5 5 4 2 2 6 1 450
3 Italy Aprilia 2 2 6 3 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 11 4 3 Ret 2 2 4 6 4 6 422
4 Germany BMW 3 5 4 4 6 5 3 5 7 9 8 4 8 9 6 6 4 8 5 7 9 5 3 4 9 9 275
5 Japan Kawasaki 8 9 10 5 10 11 13 9 6 10 4 9 5 5 9 8 7 14 7 1 4 8 8 7 5 8 228
6 Japan Honda 12 4 5 6 1 3 6 12 Ret 11 11 8 16 Ret 15 15 Ret 16 10 4 1 11 Ret Ret 3 3 194
7 Japan Suzuki 6 8 Ret 7 5 7 5 3 12 5 Ret 6 Ret 4 4 4 5 7 16 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 11 14 169
Pos. Manufacturer AUS
Australia
EUR
European Union
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
SMR
San Marino
SPA
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
Pts

Entry list[edit]

2011 entry list[7]
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 1000 1 Italy Max Biaggi[8] 1–10, 13
2 United Kingdom Leon Camier[9] All
Castrol Honda[10] Honda Honda CBR1000RR 4 United Kingdom Jonathan Rea[11] 1–6, 10–13
22 United Kingdom Alex Lowes[12] 8–9
31 Australia Karl Muggeridge[13] 13
32 Italy Fabrizio Lai[14] 9
100 Japan Makoto Tamada[15] 10
111 Spain Rubén Xaus[16] 1–8, 11–12
Althea Racing Ducati Ducati 1098R 7 Spain Carlos Checa[17] All
23 Italy Federico Sandi[18] 11
34 Italy Davide Giugliano[13] 13
Team Pedercini[19] Kawasaki[19] Kawasaki ZX-10R 8 Australia Mark Aitchison[20] All
44 Italy Roberto Rolfo[21] 1–12
51 Spain Santiago Barragán[22] 13
67 Australia Bryan Staring[23] 1
Samsung Crescent Racing[24] Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 10 United Kingdom Jon Kirkham[24] 9
211 United States John Hopkins[24] 9
BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW BMW S1000RR 11 Australia Troy Corser[25] 1–7, 9–13
91 United Kingdom Leon Haslam[26] All
Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 12 Australia Josh Waters[27] 1, 5, 13
Prop-tech Ltd. Honda Honda CBR1000RR 13 Hungary Viktor Kispataki[28] 8
Barni Racing Team Ducati Ducati 1098R 15 Italy Matteo Baiocco[29] 6, 8, 11
53 Italy Alessandro Polita[29] 6, 11
Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 17 Spain Joan Lascorz[30] All
66 United Kingdom Tom Sykes[31] All
77 Australia Chris Vermeulen[32] 2–4, 6–8
Echo Sport Racing Company Honda Honda CBR1000RR 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai[33] 4
Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 33 Italy Marco Melandri[34] All
58 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty[35] All
BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team[36] BMW BMW S1000RR[36] 37 Netherlands Barry Veneman[37] 3
52 United Kingdom James Toseland[36] 1, 4–5, 9–10
57 Italy Lorenzo Lanzi[38] 6–8
86 Italy Ayrton Badovini[36] All
112 Spain Javier Forés[39] 11–13
PATA Racing Team Aprilia[40] Aprilia[40] Aprilia RSV4 1000 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga[40] All
Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing[41] Ducati[41] Ducati 1098R 50 France Sylvain Guintoli[42] All
96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž[41] All
Team Suzuki Alstare[43] Suzuki[43] Suzuki GSX-R1000 84 Italy Michel Fabrizio[44] All
Supersonic Racing Team Ducati Ducati 1098R 121 France Maxime Berger[45] All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

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