Fabrizio Pirovano

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Fabrizio Pirovano
Nationality Italy Italian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Superbike World Championship
Active years 19881995
Manufacturers Yamaha, Ducati
1995 championship position 7th
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
181 10 47 0 13 1678.5
Supersport World Championship
Active years 1997–2001
Championships 1998
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
52 6 11 1 3 470

Fabrizio Pirovano (February 1, 1960 – June 12, 2016)[1] was an Italian motorcycle road racer from Biassono.

When the Superbike World Championship began in 1988, he was one of its first entrants, finishing as championship runner-up in 1988 and 1990, and in the top five four other times. He won 10 races and took 37 further podium finishes. He is in the championship's all-time top 10 for starts, points and podiums.[2][3] Curiously he never took a World Superbike pole position. He won the Italian Superbike title four times.[4]

By the mid-1990s, the World Superbike championship had more international stars (such as Troy Corser and Carl Fogarty) and Pirovano was less competitive. In 1995, a second place finish at the season-opener at Hockenheim was his only podium, and he left the championship at the end of the year. He moved to the Open Championship for 1996, winning several races[5] and remained there as it became the Supersport World Championship in 1997. He was champion with five wins in 1998, and finished in the top 10 in the four other seasons he contested. In 2001 his best results were a pair of 5th places,[6] and this proved to be his last full season. He won a one-off race in the Suzuki GSX-R Cup at Misano in June 2006. He died after losing a battle against an incurable tumour on June the 12th 2016.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Pts
1987 250cc Yamaha JPN SPA GER NAT
Ret
AUT YUG NED FRA GBR SWE CZE RSM POR BRA ARG NC 0

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. 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
1988 Yamaha GBR
8
GBR
4
HUN
5
HUN
6
GER
11
GER
8
AUT
2
AUT
7
JPN
Ret
JPN
10
FRA
1
FRA
C
POR
6
POR
6
AUS
6
AUS
7
NZL
2
NZL
13
2nd 93.5
1989 Yamaha GBR
1
GBR
18
HUN
3
HUN
2
CAN
6
CAN
5
USA
2
USA
4
AUT
5
AUT
2
FRA
Ret
FRA
Ret
JPN
7
JPN
Ret
GER
4
GER
6
ITA
3
ITA
4
AUS
3
AUS
Ret
NZL NZL 4th 208
1990 Yamaha SPA
6
SPA
8
GBR
5
GBR
5
HUN
3
HUN
8
GER
8
GER
5
CAN
3
CAN
5
USA
8
USA
6
AUT
1
AUT
3
JPN
4
JPN
4
FRA
Ret
FRA
2
ITA
1
ITA
1
MAL
1
MAL
1
AUS
2
AUS
5
NZL
Ret
NZL
4
2nd 337
1991 Yamaha GBR
3
GBR
8
SPA
5
SPA
5
CAN CAN USA
5
USA
6
AUT
Ret
AUT
5
SMR
5
SMR
4
SWE
3
SWE
Ret
JPN
7
JPN
7
MAL
2
MAL
3
GER
Ret
GER
7
FRA
31
FRA
6
ITA
Ret
ITA
6
AUS AUS 5th 195
1992 Yamaha SPA
3
SPA
4
GBR
2
GBR
5
GER
Ret
GER
6
BEL
Ret
BEL
3
SPA
Ret
SPA
3
AUT
4
AUT
6
ITA
5
ITA
Ret
MAL
2
MAL
6
JPN
3
JPN
3
NED
9
NED
8
ITA
1
ITA
1
AUS
12
AUS
6
NZL
5
NZL
5
5th 278
1993 Yamaha IRL
17
IRL
3
GER
2
GER
5
SPA
4
SPA
7
SMR
3
SMR
11
AUT
Ret
AUT
18
CZE
4
CZE
4
SWE
3
SWE
4
MAL
3
MAL
3
JPN
7
JPN
5
NED
Ret
NED
4
ITA
3
ITA
3
GBR
4
GBR
6
POR
1
POR
3
4th 290
1994 Ducati GBR
3
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
GER
2
ITA
Ret
ITA
6
SPA
Ret
SPA
11
AUT
8
AUT
Ret
INA
16
INA
Ret
JPN
2
JPN
Ret
NED
Ret
NED
11
SMR
5
SMR
5
EUR
Ret
EUR
12
AUS
22
AUS
8
9th 111
1995 Ducati GER
2
GER
13
SMR
5
SMR
6
GBR
11
GBR
5
ITA
8
ITA
8
SPA
6
SPA
4
AUT
8
AUT
5
USA
Ret
USA
8
EUR
7
EUR
7
JPN
13
JPN
DNS
NED
10
NED
Ret
INA
5
INA
6
AUS
Ret
AUS
12
7th 178

Supersport World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1997 Ducati SMR
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
11
ITA
1
EUR
6
AUT
2
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
SPA
5
JPN
3
INA
Ret
8th 87
1998 Suzuki GBR
6
ITA
1
SPA
1
GER
Ret
SMR
1
RSA
3
USA
Ret
EUR
1
AUT
1
NED
2
1st 171
1999 Suzuki RSA
Ret
GBR
Ret
SPA
5
ITA
5
GER
2
SMR
4
USA
5
EUR
8
AUT
Ret
NED GER
6
7th 84
2000 Suzuki AUS
9
JPN
7
GBR ITA
Ret
GER
8
SMR
5
SPA
4
EUR
11
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
GBR
8
9th 61
2001 Suzuki SPA
9
AUS
Ret
JPN
7
ITA
8
GBR
9
GER
Ret
SMR
Ret
EUR
5
GER
7
NED
5
ITA
11
10th 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morto Fabrizio Pirovano: addio al campione motociclismo". ilgiorno.it (in Italian). Il Giorno. June 12, 2016. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sbk.Com | Rider". Worldsbk.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  3. ^ "World Superbike 2006 - Round Two - Phillip Island". Mcnews.com.au. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Motorcycle Racing Online - World and domestic Superbike Champions". Sportnetwork.net. 2007-04-11. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  5. ^ "1990-2005 Supersport Winners / World Championship Superbike Series". Europark.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  6. ^ "2001 World Supersport 600 - Race Results". Website.loineone.net. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cancer claims Fabrizio Pirovano at 56". Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paolo Casoli
World Supersport Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Stéphane Chambon