1989 Alternate WSBK season

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1989 World Superbike Championship season
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The 1989 season was the Second season of the World Superbike Championship
Season
Races
Start date 1st-2nd April 1989
Start Event Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Round of Britain
End date 11th-12th September 1989
End Event Flag of Australia svg.png Round of Australia
Awards
Driver's Champion TBD
Constructor's Champion TBD
Seasons
Previous season Next season
1988 1990


The 1989 World Superbike Championship season was the second season of the World Superbike Championship, the highest level of FIM-Sanctioned, Highly modified production Motorcycle racing.

The inaugural World Superbike champion, Australian Mick Doohan, left the series to join Honda Racing Corporation's factory team in the 500cc World Championship, meaning a new champion will be crowned. The biggest news of the offseason sees British manufacturer Norton enter the series for the first time, using their Groundbreaking, Wankel Rotary-engined RCW588, with the FIM granting an exception for the Birmingham outfit, allowing them to use the engine.

They weren't the only new bike on the 1989 grid, however: Japanese brand Kawasaki will enter its radical ZXR-750, replacing the GPX750R used in 1988. Finally, all other manufacturers from 1988 came back with updates to their current models, with Yamaha, unsatisfied with their less than ideal 1988 season, equipping their FZR750R with a new engine rumoured to be among the most powerful on the grid. 1988 manufacturers champions Bimota, eager to defend their title, will equip their bikes with the new Yamaha powerplant.

Teams and riders

All teams and riders used Michelin tyres

Team Bike # Rider Rounds
Flag of Germany svg.png Team Green Kawasaki Deutschland [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Kawasaki ZXR-750 20 Flag of Sweden svg.png Anders Andersson 1-4, 7-10
28 Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Galinski 1-4, 7-10
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png BP Harris Racing Team [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Yamaha FZR750R OW01 78 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Roger Burnett All
56 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Kevin Mitchell All
Flag of Italy svg.png Lucky Strike Fior [?] Flag of Italy svg.png Bimota YB4 88 1 Flag of Italy svg.png Giancarlo Falappa All
21 Flag of Italy svg.png Baldassarre Monti All
Flag of Italy svg.png Bimota Corse [?] Flag of Italy svg.png Bimota YB4 89 2 Flag of Italy svg.png Davide Tardozzi ALL
4 Flag of France svg.png Alex Vieira All
Flag of Japan svg.png Yoshimura Suzuki [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Suzuki GSX-R 750 89 23 Flag of the United States svg.png Doug Polen All
14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rob McElnea All
Flag of Italy svg.png Flor Bath Honda [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Honda VFR750R 88 81 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png violetta Cacciatorri All
32 Flag of Spain svg.png Zoè Ferrer All
Flag of Italy svg.png Team Rumi RCM [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Honda VFR750R 89 12 Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel All
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Carl Fogarty ALL
Flag of the Netherlands svg.png De Kruiser De Ruyter [?] Flag of Italy svg.png Ducati 851 Strada 88 78 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Karel Vandroogenbroeck All
99 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Cees Dorakkers All
Flag of Malaysia svg.png/Flag of France svg.png Petronas Tech 3 Racing Group [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Yamaha FZR750 OW01 55 Flag of France svg.png Dominique Sarron All
Flag of Finland svg.png Uponor Pennanen Racing [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Suzuki GSX-R750 88 11 Flag of Finland svg.png Jari Suhonen All
Flag of Switzerland svg.png Römer Racing [?] Flag of Italy svg.png Bimota YB4 88 24 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Nicholas Schmassmann All
83 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Andy McGladdery All
Flag of Italy svg.png Fast by Ferracci [?] Flag of Italy svg.png Ducati 851 Strada 89 21 Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche All
6 Flag of Belgium svg.png Stéphane Mertens All
Flag of Australia svg.png Hardwick Racing [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Yamaha FZR750 OW01 19 Flag of Australia svg.png Malcom Campbell All
111 Flag of New Zealand svg.png Aaron Slight All
Flag of the United States svg.png Rob Muzzy Racing [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Kawasaki ZXR-750 8 Flag of the United States svg.png Doug Chandler All
10 Flag of Italy svg.png Fabrizio Pirovano All
Flag of Japan svg.png Moriwaki Engineering [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Honda VFR750R 89 15 Flag of the United States svg.png Bubba Shobert All
40 Flag of Japan svg.png Shinichi Itoh All
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Crighton Engineering [?] Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Norton RCW588 27 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Terry Rymer All
62 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Dixon All
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png BP Juniors [?] Flag of Japan svg.png Kawasaki GPX-R750 69 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Paul Iddon All

Calendar

Championship Grands Prix

Event Track Date Race Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Team Manufacturer
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Round of Donington Donington Park 1-2 April 1 Flag of France svg.png Alex Vieira Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Carl Fogarty Flag of Italy svg.png Team Rumi RCM Flag of Japan svg.png Honda
2 Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Carl Fogarty Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Carl Fogarty Flag of Italy svg.png Team Rumi RCM Flag of Japan svg.png Honda
2 Flag of Hungary svg.png Round of Hungary Hungaroring 29-30 April 3 Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of Italy svg.png Team Rumi RCM Flag of Japan svg.png Honda
4 Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of the United States svg.png Doug Chandler Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of Italy svg.png Team Rumi RCM Flag of Japan svg.png Honda
3 Flag of Germany svg.png Round of Germany Hockenheimring 7-8 May 5 Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of Italy svg.png Team Rumi RCM Flag of Japan svg.png Honda
6 Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Flag of Italy svg.png Team Rumi RCM Flag of Japan svg.png Honda
4 Flag of Austria svg.png Round of Austria Österreichring 13-14 May 7 Flag of France svg.png Alex Vieira Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of Italy svg.png Fast by Ferracci Flag of Italy svg.png Ducati
8 Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of Italy svg.png Fast by Ferracci Flag of Italy svg.png Ducati
5 Flag of Canada svg.png Round of Canada Mosport Park 3-4 June 9 Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Flag of Italy svg.png Fast by Ferracci Flag of Italy svg.png Ducati
10 Flag of Italy svg.png Davide Tardozzi Flag of Belgium svg.png Stéphane Mertens Flag of Italy svg.png Davide Tardozzi Flag of Italy svg.png Bimota Corse Flag of Italy svg.png Bimota
6 Flag of the United States svg.png Round of America Road America 17-18 June 11 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
12 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 Flag of Italy svg.png Round of Italy Imola 1-2 July 13 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
14 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
8 Flag of France svg.png Round of France Paul Ricard 22-23 July 15 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
16 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 Flag of Spain svg.png Round of Spain Jarama 29-30 July 17 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
18 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 Flag of Portugal svg.png Round of Portugal Estoril 5-6 August 19 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
20 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
11 Flag of Japan svg.png Round of Japan Sugo 26-27 August 21 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
22 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
12 Flag of Australia svg.png Round of Australia Oran Park 9-10 September 23 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
24 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Standings

Riders' Championship

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Manufacturer GBR
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HUN
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GER
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Pts
1 2 1 2 1 2
1 Flag of the United States svg.png Fred Merkel Honda 9 8 1 1 1 1 95
2 Flag of France svg.png Raymond Roche Ducati 3 4 2 4 2 3 90
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Carl Fogarty Honda 1 1 Ret 3 5 4 79
4 Flag of Italy svg.png Davide Tardozzi Bimota 4 Ret 3 2 3 2 77
5 Flag of Italy svg.png Fabrizio Pirovano Kawasaki 11 2 7 6 4 6 63
6 Flag of the United States svg.png Doug Chandler Kawasaki 10 5 5 5 6 7 58
7 Flag of the United States svg.png Doug Polen Suzuki Ret 3 4 8 7 5 56
8 Flag of France svg.png Alex Vieira Bimota 2 6 9 9 Ret 10 47
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rob McElnea Suzuki 5 10 8 10 9 9 45
10 Flag of Belgium svg.png Stéphane Mertens Ducati 14 13 6 11 8 8 36
11 Flag of France svg.png Dominique Sarron Yamaha 8 7 Ret 15 10 15 25
12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Roger Burnett Yamaha 15 9 11 7 20 24 22
13 Flag of the United States svg.png Bubba Shobert Honda 7 Ret 23 13 14 13 17
14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Dixon Norton 12 18 10 22 12 23 14
15 Flag of Sweden svg.png Anders Andersson Kawasaki 6 20 14 16 19 17 12
16 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Terry Rymer Norton 19 Ret 18 14 11 11 12
17 Flag of Italy svg.png Giancarlo Falappa Bimota 13 14 Ret 23 13 12 12
18 Flag of Italy svg.png Fabio Bilotti Ducati 17 12 13 27 29 21 7
19 Flag of Japan svg.png Shinichi Itoh Honda 25 23 12 20 Ret 14 6
20 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Kevin Mitchell Yamaha Ret 11 Ret 25 16 22 5
21 Flag of Australia svg.png Malcom Campbell Yamaha 16 Ret Ret 12 21 26 4
22 Flag of Italy svg.png Baldassarre Monti Bimota 24 15 15 18 17 18 2
23 Flag of New Zealand svg.png Aaron Slight Yamaha 21 26 16 17 15 16 1
24 Flag of Italy svg.png Massimo Broccoli Ducati 26 16 17 26 26 25 0
25 Flag of Spain svg.png Zoè Ferrer Honda Ret 17 21 21 28 27 0
26 Flag of Belgium svg.png Rene Delaby Honda 18 25 26 Ret 31 20 0
27 Flag of France svg.png Pierre Bolle Bimota 22 Ret 22 Ret 18 33 0
28 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Paul Iddon Kawasaki 30 22 19 19 23 28 0
29 Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Galinski Kawasaki Ret 19 28 24 24 19 0
30 Flag of Finland svg.png Jari Suhonen Suzuki 20 21 25 Ret 30 31 0
31 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Cees Dorakkers Ducati 28 24 20 29 27 30 0
32 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Violetta Cacciatorri Honda 23 Ret 30 32 22 29 0
33 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Nicholas Schmassmann Bimota 31 28 24 30 32 Ret 0
34 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Andy McGladdery Bimota 27 27 27 28 25 32 0
35 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Karel Vandroogenbroeck Ducati 29 29 29 31 Ret 34 0