1991 FIM Diesel Jeans Superbike World Championship

Raymond Roche's late-season success in 1990 looked less impressive when Doug Polen arrived in the championship for 1991. Polen never finished lower than 5th and most of his 17 wins were won from pole position; his championship was confirmed with 4 races left to run. Most of the time if Polen didn't win then Raymond Roche did, showing Ducati's dominance and their arguable advantage gained from lower weight limits. Kawasaki's Rob Phillis finished a narrow 3rd behind Roche - although the 1990 champion didn't even travel to the final round - while the fast but inconsistent Stéphane Mertens took 4th overall and guest appearances from Kevin Magee and Aaron Slight brought some excitement late in the year. The justified rider boycott of the Canadian round in June left a mark on the World Championship's credibility, but it continued to thrive with its 5th year on the horizon.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameResults
1991-04-011Great Britain Donington ParkWorld Superbike British RoundGO!
1991-04-282Spain JaramaWorld Superbike Spanish RoundGO!
1991-05-26Brazil InterlagosCancelled due to circuit safety improvements not being completed in time.
1991-06-023Canada MosportWorld Superbike Canadian RoundGO!
1991-06-094USA BrainerdWorld Superbike United States RoundGO!
1991-06-305Austria ÖsterreichringWorld Superbike Austrian RoundGO!
1991-08-046Italy MisanoWorld Superbike San Marino RoundGO!
1991-08-117Sweden AnderstorpWorld Superbike Swedish RoundGO!
1991-08-258Japan SugoWorld Superbike Japanese RoundGO!
1991-09-019Malaysia Shah AlamWorld Superbike Malaysian RoundGO!
1991-09-1510Germany HockenheimWorld Superbike German RoundGO!
1991-09-2911France Magny-CoursWorld Superbike French RoundGO!
1991-10-0612Italy MugelloWorld Superbike Italian RoundGO!
1991-10-1913Australia Phillip IslandWorld Superbike Australian RoundGO!

Can You Help?

The following official data is currently missing:

1991-04-01 Donington Park: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1991-04-28 Jarama: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1991-06-02 Mosport: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1991-06-09 Brainerd: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Race 2, Entry list

1991-06-30 Österreichring: Free Practice 1, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1991-08-04 Misano: Warm-Up

1991-08-11 Anderstorp: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Warm-Up, Wet Warm-Up

1991-08-25 Sugo: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1991-09-01 Shah Alam: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1991-09-15 Hockenheim: Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1991-09-29 Magny-Cours: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1991-10-06 Mugello: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1991-10-19 Phillip Island: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, 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!