1999 FIM Superbike World Championship
Pride comes before a fall; the final World Superbike season of the 20th century was one of unprecedented professionalism and popularity - 120,000 spectators at Brands Hatch would attest to that - but with costs rising to the point of deterring many privateers, the introduction of the cheaper Superstock series, and the announcement that 500cc Grand Prix would be adopting four-stroke regulations by 2002, the decline was beginning for the first era of superbikes. On track though: photo finishes at Phillip Island and Monza, 5 teams and 7 riders capable of winning races, and although Carl Fogarty won his 4th title comfortably the racing was as good as ever. The Superbike World Championship ended the decade on a high.
|1999-03-28||1||Kyalami||World Superbike South African Round||GO!|
|1999-04-18||2||Phillip Island||World Superbike Australian Round||GO!|
|1999-05-02||3||Donington Park||World Superbike British Round||GO!|
|1999-05-16||4||Albacete||World Superbike Spanish Round||GO!|
|1999-05-30||5||Monza||World Superbike Italian Round||GO!|
|1999-06-13||6||Nürburgring||World Superbike German Round||GO!|
|1999-06-27||7||Misano||World Superbike San Marino Round||GO!|
|1999-07-11||8||Laguna Seca||World Superbike United States Round||GO!|
|1999-08-01||9||Brands Hatch||World Superbike European Round||GO!|
|1999-08-29||10||A1-Ring||World Superbike Austrian Round||GO!|
|1999-09-05||11||Assen||World Superbike Dutch Round||GO!|
|1999-09-12||12||Hockenheim||World Superbike German Round||GO!|
|1999-10-10||13||Sugo||World Superbike Japanese Round||GO!|
Can You Help?
The following official data is currently missing:
1999-10-10 Sugo: Free Practice 2
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!