1991-08-23 to 1991-08-25

World Superbike Japanese Round

Sugo (Permanent circuit, 3.7375 km)
Attendance: 40,000
Event permit: IMN 02/9
Timekeepers: SEIKO Timing
Entries: ? / Practised: 37 / Qualified: 36

Map of Sugo circuit.


  • Entry list available.Entry list
  • 23 Aug, Fri
  • No results.Free Practice 1
  • No results.Free Practice 2
  • 24 Aug, Sat
  • Results are available.Qualifying 1
  • Results are available.Qualifying 2
  • Qualifying times available.Overall qualifying
  • 25 Aug, Sun
  • No results.Warm-Up
  • Results are available.Race 1
  • Results are available.Race 2
  • Race 1

    Scheduled duration: 25 laps
    Started: 35 / Classified: 24

    Scheduled start time: 12:00
    Weather: Sunny / Track: Dry

    P.#RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnGr.
    123Flag of USADoug POLENDunlop tyresDucati2539:40.716141.291:34.20171
    24Flag of AustraliaRob PHILLISMichelin tyresKawasaki2539:46.1535.437140.971:34.39862
    328Flag of New ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresKawasaki2539:47.5836.867140.891:34.57178
    415Flag of AustraliaPeter GODDARDDunlop tyresYamaha2539:47.7417.025140.881:34.555186
    545Flag of AustraliaKevin MAGEEDunlop tyresYamaha2539:48.2867.570140.841:34.226179
    61Flag of FranceRaymond ROCHEMichelin tyresDucati2539:54.59413.878140.471:34.257710
    72Flag of ItalyFabrizio PIROVANOMichelin tyresYamaha2539:54.66313.947140.471:34.6361718
    829Flag of USAScott RUSSELLDunlop tyresKawasaki2539:58.24317.527140.261:35.1951511
    925Flag of ItalyDavide TARDOZZIPirelli tyresDucati2540:05.98725.271139.811:34.8911412
    109Flag of ItalyGiancarlo FALAPPAMichelin tyresDucati2540:06.16525.449139.801:34.935714
    115Flag of Great BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresHonda2540:08.99128.275139.631:35.587615
    1227Flag of USAFred MERKELPirelli tyresHonda2540:15.04034.324139.281:35.34585
    1341Flag of JapanRyuji TSURUTADunlop tyresKawasaki2540:22.54441.828138.851:35.760413
    1444Flag of JapanKiyokazu TADADunlop tyresKawasaki2540:23.27442.558138.811:35.613520
    1536Flag of JapanMasanao AOKIDunlop tyresSuzuki2540:23.30042.584138.811:35.7472016
    1638Flag of JapanTetsuya SHIRAIHonda2540:55.0051:14.289137.021:36.456523
    1730Flag of SpainJuan LÓPEZ MELLAMichelin tyresHonda2540:57.5231:16.807136.881:36.808729
    1817Flag of GermanyUdo MARKDunlop tyresYamaha2541:01.7071:20.991136.641:37.195228
    1914Flag of AustraliaMalcolm CAMPBELLHonda2541:01.8931:21.177136.631:37.079726
    2054Flag of JapanTadaaki HANAMURABridgestone tyresYamaha2541:05.1511:24.435136.451:37.374727
    2199Flag of FranceJean Yves MOUNIERMichelin tyresYamaha2439:42.6361 lap135.531:37.455731
    2239Flag of USATom KIPPYamaha2439:52.5381 lap134.971:38.344730
    2346Flag of JapanHiromasa SAKAMOTOYamaha2440:10.9251 lap133.941:38.7312234
    2449Flag of JapanHiroshi KOBAYASHIBridgestone tyresYamaha2240:10.6213 laps122.791:39.2621832
    RT88Flag of JapanTohru SUZUKIYokohama tyresKawasaki20--.------1:39.976636
    RT10Flag of FinlandJari SUHONENMichelin tyresYamaha18--.---Battery1:36.896424
    RT33Flag of Great BritainNiall MACKENZIEDunlop tyresYamaha16--.---Brakes1:35.50857
    RT24Flag of NetherlandsJeffry DE VRIESDunlop tyresYamaha10--.---Brakes1:39.204233
    RT43Flag of JapanShin'ichiro OHURABridgestone tyresYamaha7--.------1:36.471322
    RT53Flag of JapanShingo KATOYamaha7--.------1:36.750221
    RT50Flag of AustraliaRoy LESLIEYokohama tyresDucati6--.------1:39.366435
    RT34Flag of JapanKenji OSAKADunlop tyresYamaha5--.------1:36.467417
    RT42Flag of JapanKeiichi KITAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki3--.---Accident1:35.58734
    RT7Flag of Great BritainTerry RYMERDunlop tyresYamaha1--.---Accident3:04.154119
    RT3Flag of BelgiumStéphane MERTENSPirelli tyresDucati0--.---Accident3
    NS48Flag of SpainDaniel AMATRIAÍNMichelin tyresHondaInjured25
    Fastest lap23Flag of USADoug POLENDunlop tyresDucati1:34.201 on lap 7142.83 km/h

    Rider notes

    #48 Amatriaín Vila: Dislocated shoulder in qualifying 2.

    #7 Rymer: Crashed on lap 1 and remounted to return to pits.


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