Steve Martin (motorcycle racer)

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Steve Martin
Nationality Australian
Born (1968-12-02) 2 December 1968 (age 48)
South Australia, Australia
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1999
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
4 0 0 0 0 2
Superbike World Championship
Active years 18
Manufacturers Suzuki, Ducati, Petronas, Yamaha, Honda, BMW
Championships 0
2009 championship position NC
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
183 0 5 3 2 532
Supersport World Championship
Active years 2007
Manufacturers Yamaha
Championships 0
2007 championship position 32nd
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
1 0 0 0 0 6

Steve Martin is a motorcycle road racer from Australia. He currently resides in Switzerland. He is the 2009 World Endurance Champion for YART (Yamaha Austria Racing Team), but is a veteran of the World Superbike Championship, and former champion of the Australian series.

After success in trials, he started racing in his home Superbike Championship in 1990, initially on a factory Suzuki. Years on private bikes followed, but he later earned a Ducati ride. He led the 1998 standings until a crash at Phillip Island, but won the title in 1999. He also did an assortment of wild card rides in the Superbike World Championship rounds at Phillip Island over the years, as well as four 500cc Grand Prix races in 1999.

After that, he moved to the Australian Supersport series, before moving to the Superbike World Championship full-time for 2001, riding on Pirelli tyres for DFXtreme. He scored a pair of top-6 finishes at Imola in 2001, and set fastest lap at the Lausitzring that year, but he was not a frontrunner for much of 2001 or 2002. However, he stepped up to 8th overall in 2003 and 7th in 2004, along with 3 pole positions and five podiums. He spent the next 2 years with Carl Fogarty's Foggy Petronas team, which struggled to be competitive with its three-cylinder machine, although beating team-mates Garry McCoy and Craig Jones in those years. He returned to DFXtreme for 2007,[1] turning down other offers as he believed the team had enough funds for the full season. It soon became clear that this was not the case - he nearly lost the ride after 2 races,[2] but continued for rounds 3 and 4, before leaving the team as it could not provide a full-time entry. He moved into the World Supersport Championship at Assen, replacing injured countryman Kevin Curtain[3] Later in 2007 he contested the Suzuka 8 Hours race, and he made World Superbike starts on Yamaha and Suzuki equipment, but finished the season with a broken metatarsal.

In 2008 he retired from World Superbike racing but joined the World Superbike Championship as a commentator alongside Jonathan Green. He continued to race a Superbike and finished 1st in the World Endurance Championship for YART (Yamaha Austria Racing Team). BMW also retained his services as a development rider for their new S1000RR Superbike project,[4] which led to a one-off return at Kyalami in place of Troy Corser.

Career statistics[edit]

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

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

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 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 R1 R2
1989 Suzuki GBR GBR HUN HUN CAN CAN USA USA AUT AUT FRA FRA JPN JPN GER GER ITA ITA AUS
15
AUS
Ret
NZL NZL 87th 1
1990 Suzuki SPA SPA GBR GBR HUN HUN GER GER CAN CAN USA USA AUT AUT JPN JPN FRA FRA ITA ITA MAL MAL AUS
11
AUS
10
NZL NZL 41st 11
1991 Suzuki GBR GBR SPA SPA CAN CAN USA USA AUT AUT SMR SMR SWE SWE JPN JPN MAL MAL GER GER FRA FRA ITA ITA AUS
8
AUS
7
36th 17
1992 Suzuki SPA SPA GBR GBR GER GER BEL BEL SPA SPA AUT AUT ITA ITA MAL MAL JPN JPN NED NED ITA ITA AUS
16
AUS
16
NZL NZL NC 0
1994 Suzuki GBR GBR GER GER ITA ITA SPA SPA AUT AUT INA INA JPN JPN NED NED SMR SMR EUR EUR AUS
15
AUS
15
61st 2
1995 Suzuki GER GER SMR SMR GBR GBR ITA ITA SPA SPA AUT AUT USA USA EUR EUR JPN JPN NED NED INA INA AUS
16
AUS
16
NC 0
1996 Suzuki SMR SMR GBR GBR GER GER ITA ITA CZE CZE USA USA EUR EUR INA
Ret
INA
15
JPN JPN NED NED SPA SPA AUS
14
AUS
Ret
49th 3
1997 Suzuki AUS
16
AUS
Ret
SMR SMR GBR GBR GER GER ITA ITA USA USA EUR EUR AUT AUT NED NED SPA SPA JPN JPN INA INA NC 0
1998 Ducati AUS
Ret
AUS
10
GBR GBR ITA ITA SPA SPA GER GER SMR SMR RSA RSA USA USA EUR EUR AUT AUT NED NED JPN JPN 36th 6
1999 Ducati RSA RSA AUS
Ret
AUS
7
GBR GBR SPA SPA ITA ITA GER GER SMR SMR USA USA EUR EUR AUT AUT NED NED GER GER JPN JPN 41st 9
2001 Ducati SPA
11
SPA
Ret
RSA
19
RSA
17
AUS
12
AUS
C
JPN
19
JPN
20
ITA
Ret
ITA
14
GBR
17
GBR
18
GER
15
GER
14
SMR
13
SMR
Ret
USA
14
USA
13
EUR
14
EUR
18
GER
Ret
GER
14
NED
20
NED
20
ITA
6
ITA
5
17th 47
2002 Ducati SPA
17
SPA
9
AUS
13
AUS
Ret
RSA
Ret
RSA
Ret
JPN
17
JPN
20
ITA
10
ITA
11
GBR
Ret
GBR
19
GER
9
GER
11
SMR
13
SMR
12
USA
14
USA
11
GBR
19
GBR
16
GER GER NED
Ret
NED
DNS
ITA
13
ITA
14
16th 52
2003 Ducati SPA
6
SPA
5
AUS
4
AUS
9
JPN
15
JPN
Ret
ITA
9
ITA
7
GER
6
GER
6
GBR
Ret
GBR
Ret
SMR
6
SMR
9
USA
Ret
USA
Ret
GBR
14
GBR
Ret
NED
9
NED
11
ITA
6
ITA
Ret
FRA
7
FRA
5
8th 139
2004 Ducati SPA
Ret
SPA
3
AUS
4
AUS
Ret
SMR
7
SMR
3
ITA
Ret
ITA
8
GER
5
GER
Ret
GBR
6
GBR
6
USA
3
USA
6
EUR
3
EUR
Ret
NED
7
NED
Ret
ITA
6
ITA
3
FRA
5
FRA
Ret
7th 181
2005 Petronas QAT
15
QAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
AUS
Ret
SPA
Ret
SPA
17
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
EUR
Ret
EUR
20
SMR
11
SMR
8
CZE
17
CZE
16
GBR
15
GBR
Ret
NED
14
NED
16
GER
18
GER
9
ITA
5
ITA
C
FRA
Ret
FRA
DNS
18th 35
2006 Petronas QAT
18
QAT
18
AUS
14
AUS
15
SPA
Ret
SPA
15
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
EUR
Ret
EUR
Ret
SMR
Ret
SMR
17
CZE
Ret
CZE
19
GBR
17
GBR
16
NED
12
NED
11
GER
14
GER
12
ITA
Ret
ITA
16
FRA
Ret
FRA
Ret
21st 19
2007 Honda QAT
11
QAT
18
AUS
10
AUS
Ret
EUR
19
EUR
13
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
NED NED ITA
16
ITA
Ret
GBR GBR SMR SMR CZE CZE 18th 27
Yamaha GBR
11
GBR
16
Suzuki GER
14
GER
14
ITA
14
ITA
14
FRA
16
FRA
Ret
2009 BMW AUS AUS QAT QAT SPA SPA NED NED ITA ITA RSA
22
RSA
18
USA USA SMR SMR GBR GBR CZE CZE GER GER ITA ITA FRA FRA POR POR NC 0

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 16 Pos. Pts
1999 500cc Honda MAL JPN SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE IMO VAL AUS
14
RSA
21
BRA
Ret
ARG
20
32nd 2

Supersport World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

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

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
2007 Yamaha QAT AUS EUR SPA NED
10
ITA GBR SMR CZE GBR GER ITA FRA 32nd 6

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