1992 FIM Diesel Jeans Superbike World Championship

An ambitious 16-round calendar was announced for 1992 but the success of the World Championship fuelled the promoters' insistence on higher hosting fees and more riders' travel money paid by each circuit, eventually costing them the American and Swedish rounds of the championship. Still the grids were bigger than ever - helped significantly by the FIM's decision to merge the separate European Superbike Championship into the World Championship's European stops. Entry lists of nearly 100 riders and sometimes 70+ trying to qualify meant that there were enough non-qualifiers to fill a grid of their own; 1992 was the only season where consolation races were a staple of the weekend's timetable. Ducati dominance again defined the season with Polen and Roche top-2 in the standings once more, albeit by a much smaller margin this time from Phillis. Several new names became regular features at the front of the grid in the most competitive season to date, and with the top 2 riders announcing their departure from the championship at the end of the year the new generation of riders would lead the way into 1993.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameResults
1992-04-051Spain AlbaceteWorld Superbike Spanish RoundGO!
1992-04-202Great Britain Donington ParkWorld Superbike British RoundGO!
1992-05-103Germany HockenheimWorld Superbike German RoundGO!
1992-05-244Belgium Spa-FrancorchampsWorld Superbike Belgian RoundGO!
1992-06-14USA BrainerdCancelled as circuit could not afford increased hosting costs.
1992-06-215Spain JaramaWorld Superbike Andorra RoundGO!
1992-06-286Austria ÖsterreichringWorld Superbike Austrian RoundGO!
1992-07-197Italy MugelloWorld Superbike San Marino RoundGO!
1992-08-09Czechoslovakia MostCancelled due to heavy rain and track flooding, and concerns over track safety.
1992-08-238Malaysia JohorWorld Superbike Malaysian RoundGO!
1992-08-309Japan SugoWorld Superbike Japanese RoundGO!
1992-09-1310Netherlands Assen (Short)World Superbike Dutch RoundGO!
1992-09-27Sweden AnderstorpCancelled when promoters could not guarantee riders' travel funds.
1992-10-0411Italy MonzaWorld Superbike Italian RoundGO!
1992-10-1812Australia Phillip IslandWorld Superbike Australian RoundGO!
1992-10-2513New Zealand ManfeildWorld Superbike New Zealand RoundGO!

Can You Help?

The following official data is currently missing:

1992-05-10 Hockenheim: Free Practice - Group A, Free Practice - Group B, Qualifying 1 - Group A, Qualifying 1 - Group B, Qualifying 2 - Group A, Qualifying 2 - Group B, Qualifying 3 - Group A, Qualifying 3 - Group B, Warm-Up, Consolation Warm-Up, Consolation Race, Entry list

1992-06-28 Österreichring: Free Practice - Group 1, Free Practice - Group 2, Qualifying 1 - Group 1, Qualifying 1 - Group 2, Qualifying 2 - Group 1, Qualifying 2 - Group 2, Qualifying 3 - Group 1, Qualifying 3 - Group 2, Warm-Up

1992-08-23 Johor: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Qualifying 3, Warm-Up, Entry list

1992-08-30 Sugo: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Qualifying 3, Warm-Up

1992-10-18 Phillip Island: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Qualifying 3, Entry list

1992-10-25 Manfeild: Free Practice, 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!