1990 Shell Oils Australian Superbike Championship

Carrying on his race form from 1989, despite a shambolic qualifying, reigning champion Malcolm Campbell started another year in the re-branded Honda Racing Australia team with two wins in scorching sunshine at Baskerville. Two more at Phillip Island were harder-fought - Kawasaki Australia's Kiwi recruit Aaron Slight raced him to the line and lost out both times by a fraction of a second. Slight got his debut victory at Mallala and followed it with another win and the lap record, before the order was thrown into disarray by unpredictable weather at Wanneroo and a chaotic event at Lakeside that saw race 1 abandoned after three attempts. Marlboro Yamaha's Peter Goddard had been a consistent points scorer and potential title contender until two non-finishes, while his new team-mate René Bongers showed impressive pace later in the year. With Slight also out thanks to a hand injury, Campbell sealed the title even before the finale at the brand new Eastern Creek circuit - his two high-speed crashes in both races made no difference to his place in the standings.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameResults
1990-03-251Flag of Australia BaskervilleShell Oils Australian Road Racing Championships
1990-04-222Flag of Australia Phillip IslandShell Oils Australian Road Racing Championships
1990-05-203Flag of Australia MallalaShell Oils Australian Road Racing ChampionshipsGO!
1990-05-274Flag of Australia WannerooShell Oils Australian Road Racing Championships
1990-06-175Flag of Australia LakesideShell Oils Australian Road Racing Championships
1990-07-226Flag of Australia Eastern CreekShell Oils Australian Road Racing Championships

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The following official data is currently missing:

1990-03-25 Baskerville: All sessions, Entry list

1990-04-22 Phillip Island: All sessions, Entry list

1990-05-20 Mallala: Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, Qualifying, Warm-Up, Entry list

1990-05-27 Wanneroo: All sessions, Entry list

1990-06-17 Lakeside: All sessions, Entry list

1990-07-22 Eastern Creek: 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!