About This Site

The Unofficial World Superbike Archive aims to collect as much information as possible about the Superbike World Championship, from its beginning in 1988 to the present day.

Results from before 2000 are scarce on the internet and often show only the top 15 finishers in each race; the results listed here are complete and show all finishers, retirements, non-qualifiers and non-arrivals wherever possible. Thanks to extensive research, information on specific bike models and brands of tyres is also provided in as much detail as possible. As these details were not officially recorded until the year 2000, this site relies on your help to fill in the blanks. If you can provide any information beyond what is listed here, please send me an e-mail via the contact page.

I am currently searching for official entry lists, lap analysis sheets and free practice classifications for any events before 1998. Any help will always be greatly appreciated.

The other major goal of this site is to correct any false information that has been published over the years. Each results page will include a list of notes containing any corrections to the official World Superbike site's results, as well as various relevant information about each race weekend. All results, points standings and statistics have been checked and double-checked to try to ensure that no errors have been made, but if you do spot any mistakes please let me know so that they can be corrected as soon as possible.

Acknowledgements

In addition to official documentation, this site makes use of the following sources:

Books

World Superbikes: The First Ten Years - Julian Ryder & Kel Edge, 1997. ISBN: 978-1859604045
Superbike 1990 - Gary Pinchin & Kel Edge, 1990. ISBN: 978-0951471135
Superbike 1991 - Gary Pinchin & Kel Edge, 1991. ISBN: 978-0951471166
Superbike 1996 - Claudio Porrozzi & Fabrizio Porrozzi, 1996.
Superbike 1998 - Claudio Porrozzi & Fabrizio Porrozzi, 1998.
Superbike-WM - Jürgen Gaßebner, 1996. ISBN: 978-3613017801
Superbike-WM '97 - Jürgen Gaßebner, 1997. ISBN: 978-3613018273

Magazines

Cycle News (USA), 1988-1999
SuperBike (UK), 1991-1999
Motosprint (ITA), 1996-1999
MOTORSPORT aktuell (SUI), 1991-1996