1993 FIM Victors Superbike World Championship

Carl Fogarty and Scott Russell had demonstrated their talent in sporadic appearances throughout 1992, and they were the obvious choices for full-time roles at Ducati and Kawasaki respectively in 1993. The factory Ducati pairing of Fogarty and Giancarlo Falappa won 18 of 26 races and earned Falappa status as a legendary talent in wet-weather races. Russell put relentless pressure on Fogarty for the entire year, and when Fogarty made costly mistakes at Sugo and Donington Russell was there to capitalise. Both had a chance to win the title at the final round in Mexico City, until a catastrophic display of disorganisation from the organisers led the riders to boycott the final round after encountering trucks, dogs and footballs on the track during practice. Fogarty lost his chance to challenge for the title, forced to take 2nd behind Russell whose first title was also the first for Kawasaki. Mexico was an undignified end to a championship that now boasted live television coverage of every race and a "rivalry" between its leading riders that was hungrily devoured by the British media and spectators.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameResults
1993-04-091Flag of Great Britain Brands HatchWorld Superbike Irish RoundGO!
1993-05-092Flag of Germany HockenheimWorld Superbike German RoundGO!
1993-05-303Flag of Spain AlbaceteWorld Superbike Spanish RoundGO!
1993-06-274Flag of Italy MisanoWorld Superbike San Marino RoundGO!
1993-07-115Flag of Austria ÖsterreichringWorld Superbike Austrian RoundGO!
1993-07-186Flag of Czech Republic BrnoWorld Superbike Czech RoundGO!
1993-08-087Flag of Sweden AnderstorpWorld Superbike Scandinavian RoundGO!
1993-08-228Flag of Malaysia JohorWorld Superbike Malaysian RoundGO!
1993-08-299Flag of Japan SugoWorld Superbike Japanese RoundGO!
1993-09-1210Flag of Netherlands AssenWorld Superbike Dutch RoundGO!
1993-09-2611Flag of Italy MonzaWorld Superbike Italian RoundGO!
1993-10-0312Flag of Great Britain Donington ParkWorld Superbike British RoundGO!
1993-10-1713Flag of Portugal EstorilWorld Superbike Portuguese RoundGO!
1993-11-0714Flag of Mexico Mexico CityWorld Superbike Mexican RoundGO!

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The following official data is currently missing:

1993-05-30 Albacete: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1993-08-22 Johor: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1993-08-29 Sugo: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1993-09-12 Assen: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1993-09-26 Monza: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1993-10-03 Donington Park: Free Practice 2, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up

1993-10-17 Estoril: Free Practice, Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1993-11-07 Mexico City: All sessions, 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!