2016 Superbike World Championship

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2016 Superbike World Championship
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The 2016 Superbike World Championship was the 29th season of the Superbike World Championship. Jonathan Rea won his second consecutive Superbike World Championship title at the first race of the last round at Losail,[1] while Kawasaki had secured the manufacturers' title at the previous event at Jerez.[2]

Race calendar and results[edit]

In comparison with the previous season, the calendar saw the discontinuation of the Algarve round and the return of EuroSpeedway Lausitz; Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which was also due to reappear on 23–24 July as the tenth round—subject to track homologation—was removed from the calendar on 1 April 2016;[3] the round was definitively cancelled the following 29 April, as no replacement venue had ultimately been found.[4]

After changes in the standard weekend timetable, the first race, which was previously run on Sunday along with the second one, was scheduled to be held on Saturday.[5]

2016 calendar[4][6]
Round Country Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team
1 R1 Australia Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 27 February United Kingdom Tom Sykes Italy Davide Giugliano United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
R2 28 February United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
2 R1 Thailand Thailand Chang International Circuit 12 March Netherlands Michael van der Mark United Kingdom Jonathan Rea United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
R2 13 March United Kingdom Jonathan Rea United Kingdom Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team
3 R1 Spain Spain Motorland Aragón 2 April United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2 3 April United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
4 R1 Netherlands Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 16 April United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
R2 17 April United Kingdom Jonathan Rea United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
5 R1 Italy Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 30 April United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2 1 May United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
6 R1 Malaysia Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 14 May United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team
R2 15 May Italy Davide Giugliano United States Nicky Hayden Honda World Superbike Team
7 R1 United Kingdom United Kingdom Donington Park 28 May United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Jonathan Rea United Kingdom Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team
R2 29 May United Kingdom Jonathan Rea United Kingdom Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team
8 R1 Italy Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 18 June United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
R2 19 June United Kingdom Alex Lowes United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
9 R1 United States United States Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 9 July United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
R2 10 July United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team
10 R1 Germany Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz 17 September United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2 18 September Spain Javier Forés United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
11 R1 France France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 1 October United Kingdom Jonathan Rea United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2 2 October United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
12 R1 Spain Spain Circuito de Jerez 15 October United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Tom Sykes United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2 16 October United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
13 R1 Qatar Qatar Losail International Circuit 29 October United Kingdom Jonathan Rea United Kingdom Chaz Davies United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
R2 30 October United Kingdom Jonathan Rea United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing – Ducati

Entry list[edit]

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' championship[edit]

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer PHI
Australia
CHA
Thailand
ARA
Spain
ASS
Netherlands
IMO
Italy
SEP
Malaysia
DON
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
LAG
United States
LAU
Germany
MAG
France
JER
Spain
LOS
Qatar
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 Japan Kawasaki 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 582
2 Italy Ducati 2 3 4 3 1 1 2 5 1 1 3 2 2 3 4 3 7 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 517
3 Japan Honda 3 2 3 4 6 7 3 3 7 8 7 1 5 6 3 6 3 5 3 8 2 5 4 4 5 7 342
4 Germany BMW 8 7 5 7 7 5 5 14 4 7 4 10 7 9 5 7 8 6 4 7 12 7 8 8 8 6 234
5 Japan Yamaha 6 5 6 6 8 9 8 7 11 6 5 18 16 10 7 8 5 8 8 5 9 8 6 5 3 4 225
6 Italy Aprilia 12 13 9 9 10 8 6 4 8 11 Ret 7 6 4 12 5 6 Ret 12 2 5 6 11 10 10 12 194
7 Italy MV Agusta 7 Ret 11 11 Ret 16 4 9 6 5 10 9 4 5 8 Ret 11 Ret 5 4 7 4 7 Ret 18 13 168
Pos. Manufacturer PHI
Australia
CHA
Thailand
ARA
Spain
ASS
Netherlands
IMO
Italy
SEP
Malaysia
DON
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
LAG
United States
LAU
Germany
MAG
France
JER
Spain
LOS
Qatar
Pts

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Román Ramos was also entered into round 5 but was replaced by Gianluca Vizziello after two practice sessions due to injury.[10]

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