1990 FIM Diesel Jeans Superbike World Championship

For its 3rd season the Superbike World Championship found a new sponsor, a new promoter and enough potential riders that the FIM introduced results-based grading lists for each country's participants. Now splitting its competitor base with the new European Championship, the World Championship grids were smaller but stronger than ever. From the opening round it was clear who the title contenders were, but the promise of a title fight was dampened by injuries; a near-fatal practice crash at the Österreichring eliminated Ducati's new recruit Giancarlo Falappa and reigning champion Fred Merkel's campaign for a 3rd title were quashed by a hand injury picked up at the Suzuka 8 Hours. An impressive run of form from Yamaha's Fabrizio Pirovano earned him 2nd place in the standings but from mid-season Raymond Roche never looked in doubt as the champion. He was crowned at Manfeild in November despite an engine failure in the last race of the year.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameResults
1990-03-181Flag of Spain JerezWorld Superbike Spanish RoundGo!
1990-04-162Flag of Great Britain Donington ParkWorld Superbike British RoundGo!
1990-04-303Flag of Hungary HungaroringWorld Superbike Hungarian RoundGo!
1990-05-064Flag of Germany HockenheimWorld Superbike German RoundGo!
1990-05-20Flag of Brazil InterlagosCancelled due to circuit safety improvements not being completed in time
1990-06-035Flag of Canada MosportWorld Superbike Canadian RoundGo!
1990-06-106Flag of USA BrainerdWorld Superbike United States RoundGo!
1990-07-017Flag of Austria ÖsterreichringWorld Superbike Austrian RoundGo!
1990-08-268Flag of Japan SugoWorld Superbike Japanese RoundGo!
1990-09-099Flag of France Le MansWorld Superbike French RoundGo!
1990-10-0710Flag of Italy MonzaWorld Superbike Italian RoundGo!
1990-11-0411Flag of Malaysia Shah AlamWorld Superbike Malaysian RoundGo!
1990-11-1112Flag of Australia Phillip IslandWorld Superbike Australian RoundGo!
1990-11-1813Flag of New Zealand ManfeildWorld Superbike New Zealand RoundGo!

Can You Help?

The following official results are currently missing:

1990-03-18 Jerez: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-04-16 Donington Park: Free Practice - Group A, Free Practice - Group B, Warm-Up, Warm-Up - B Final, B Final

1990-04-30 Hungaroring: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-05-06 Hockenheim: Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-06-03 Mosport: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-06-10 Brainerd: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-07-01 Österreichring: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Wet Warm-Up

1990-08-26 Sugo: Free Practice, Qualifying 1 - Group A, Qualifying 1 - Group B, Qualifying 2 - Group A, Qualifying 2 - Group B, Warm-Up

1990-09-09 Le Mans: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-10-07 Monza: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-11-04 Shah Alam: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-11-11 Phillip Island: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1990-11-18 Manfeild: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

Copies of any of these results would be greatly appreciated. If you have any additional information about this season's races or riders, please contact me!