1994 FIM Superbike World Championship

Superbike racing had firmly planted itself in the world of international motorcycle sport by 1994; the introduction of Japan's national Superbike championship and the changing of the Suzuka 8 Hours to a superbike-based event gave the Japanese contingent of manufacturers two huge reasons to invest. Honda brought in their brand new RC45 - designed specifically to win the World Championship and mostly sold to the public out of necessity - but their competitors at Ducati did the exact same with the new 916. Honda had also poached Aaron Slight from Kawasaki, and he quickly inserted himself into the Fogarty/Russell fight that continued from 1993. All three had their share of misfortune: Fogarty missed the 2nd round with a broken wrist, Russell crashed in both Spanish races, and Slight lost a vital 2nd-place finish when his team was supplied with illegal race fuel. The nail-biting finish promised in 1993 finally happened at Phillip Island in October; Fogarty's hard-earned first championship was secured by a puncture for Scott Russell in the final race.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameData
1994-05-021Great Britain Donington ParkWorld Superbike British RoundGO!
1994-05-082Germany HockenheimWorld Superbike German RoundGO!
1994-05-293Italy MisanoWorld Superbike Italian RoundGO!
1994-06-12Portugal EstorilCancelled due to insufficient safety measures at circuit.
1994-06-194Spain AlbaceteWorld Superbike Spanish RoundGO!
1994-07-175Austria ÖsterreichringWorld Superbike Austrian RoundGO!
1994-08-216Indonesia SentulWorld Superbike Indonesian RoundGO!
1994-08-287Japan SugoWorld Superbike Japanese RoundGO!
1994-09-118Netherlands AssenWorld Superbike Dutch RoundGO!
1994-09-259Italy MugelloWorld Superbike San Marino RoundGO!
1994-10-0210Great Britain Donington ParkWorld Superbike European RoundGO!
1994-10-3011Australia Phillip IslandWorld Superbike Australian RoundGO!
1994-11-06Argentina Buenos AiresCancelled for unknown reasons.

Can You Help?

The following official data is currently missing:

1994-05-02 Donington Park: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1994-05-08 Hockenheim: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1994-05-29 Misano: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1994-06-19 Albacete: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1994-07-17 Österreichring: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1994-08-21 Sentul: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1994-08-28 Sugo: Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1994-09-11 Assen: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1994-09-25 Mugello: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1994-10-02 Donington Park: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1994-10-30 Phillip Island: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

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