1990 Campionato Italiano Superbike
It was a chaotic start to the championship at Misano in March: oil spills, unpredictable weather and general misfortune caused crashes for many of the early favourites and allowed Davide Tardozzi and Fabrizio Pirovano a clear gap over the rest of the field after two races. As a front-runner in the World Championship Pirovano had the edge over most of the domestic competition, in terms of ability and machinery; his rivals all year were Davide Tardozzi, whose efforts to make his underpowered Ducati competitive often ended in crashes, and 1989 champion Baldassare Monti who also was a regular at the front of the world championship grid. Their three-way fight ended in disaster at Monza when a blocking maneouvre went wrong on the run to the finish and Pirovano sent Tardozzi crashing into the barriers at over 200 km/h - fortunately with no injury to Tardozzi who readily accepted that "these things happen in racing". By the final round at Vallelunga Pirovano had the title wrapped up, having scored 9 podium finishes from 10 races while Tardozzi and Monti suffered several non-finishes each.
|1990-03-25||1||Misano||Campionato Italiano Superbike||GO!|
|1990-04-08||2||Vallelunga||Campionato Italiano Superbike||GO!|
|1990-06-24||3||Pergusa||Campionato Italiano Superbike||GO!|
|1990-08-11||4||Misano||Campionato Italiano Superbike||GO!|
|1990-09-16||5||Monza||Campionato Italiano Superbike||GO!|
|1990-10-14||6||Vallelunga||Gran Premio Roma F1 Moto||GO!|
Can You Help?
The following official data is currently missing:
1990-03-25 Misano: Warm-Up
1990-04-08 Vallelunga: Warm-Up
1990-06-24 Pergusa: Warm-Up
1990-08-11 Misano: Warm-Up
1990-09-16 Monza: Warm-Up, Entry list
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