1990 FIM Superbike European Championship

Interest in the first two seasons of the World Championship had been overwhelming; so many teams and riders had the desire to compete in the superbike class that a European Championship was established in 1990, and riders had to declare their participation in one of the two international championships. The European series became populated mainly by riders who either lacked the budget to travel outside Europe or were additionally competing in their country's domestic championship. Still, grid sizes were healthy and the racing was good. Suzuki Deutschland's Sven Seidel and the Italian-domiciled American Richard Arnaiz stood clear at the top of the standings - though they were two of the few riders to show up to every race - and they were so evenly matched that their equal points scores had to be settled with a tie-breaker. Arnaiz's 4 wins bested Seidel's 3, so the American was crowned the first European Superbike champion.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameResults
1990-03-171Spain JerezWorld Superbike Spanish RoundGO!
1990-05-132Austria SalzburgringARBĂ–-Motorrad EuropameisterschaftGO!
1990-05-273Yugoslavia Rijeka2. Nagrada Kvarnerske RivijereGO!
1990-06-10France AlbiCancelled for unknown reasons.
1990-06-174Belgium ZolderEuropees Kampioenschap WegraceGO!
1990-06-265Netherlands Assen (Short)Speedweek 1990GO!
1990-07-086Sweden AnderstorpEuropean Championship AnderstorpGO!
1990-07-227Czechoslovakia MostEuropean Championship of Motorcycles and SidecarsGO!
1990-08-198Italy MisanoCampionato Europeo di VelocitĂ GO!
1990-09-309Great Britain Donington ParkShell Supercup ACU British ChampionshipGO!

Can You Help?

The following official data is currently missing:

1990-03-17 Jerez: Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Entry list

1990-05-27 Rijeka: Qualifying 2, Entry list

1990-06-17 Zolder: Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1990-06-26 Assen (Short): Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Entry list

1990-07-22 Most: Free Practice - A Group, Free Practice - B Group, Qualifying 1 - A Group, Qualifying 1 - B Group, Qualifying 2 - A Group, Qualifying 2 - B Group, Warm-Up

1990-08-19 Misano: Warm-Up, Entry list

1990-09-30 Donington Park: Warm-Up

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!