1991 Championnat de Belgique des Superbikes

The first Belgian Superbike Championship run to FIM regulations started without most of its leading competitors; a convoluted new points system allowed riders to replace their 3 lowest scores from traditional races with their 3 best results from hill-climb events, which the majority didn't compete in. Hill-climb specialist Marc Deville won all three of the early-season events, but when the season began in earnest on the roads and race circuits it was Michel Simul who was the obvious class of the field. 5 wins and 2 runner-up finishes gave him a comfortable lead, especially after his disastrous failure to qualify for the Short Races at Huy due to mechanical issues was replaced in his points total with a win in the Vencimont hill-climb. Veteran Richard Hubin finished second in the championship for Ducati Belgium, backed up late in the year by his team-mate Eric Bragard, while Marc Deville's hill-climb wins boosted him to 3rd in the standings despite only one top-3 race finish.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameResults
1991-03-241Belgium RichelleCourse de Côte de RichelleGO!
1991-04-012Belgium Presgaux15e Challenge Pascal
1991-04-073Belgium ZolderBenelux Races
1991-04-214Belgium Mettet51eme Grand Trophy de l'Entre Sambre et MeuseGO!
1991-05-055Belgium Huy5eme Edition des Short Races HuyGO!
1991-05-196Belgium Chimay60e Circuit de Vitesse Internationale de Chimay
1991-05-267Belgium VencimontCourse de Côte de Vencimont
1991-06-098Belgium Ostende18e Nationale Snelheidswedstrijd van de NordzeeGO!
1991-06-239Belgium OverpeltWegrace OverpeltGO!
1991-08-1110Belgium Gedinne21eme Journee Internationale de VitesseGO!
1991-09-0111Belgium FloreffeMemorial AndersonGO!
1991-09-0812Belgium Mettet (Short)3eme Memorial Bernard DenisGO!
1991-09-15Belgium YpresCancelled (reasons unknown).

Can You Help?

The following official data is currently missing:

1991-04-01 Presgaux: Run 2, Run 1, Entry list

1991-04-07 Zolder: All sessions, Entry list

1991-04-21 Mettet: Qualifying, Entry list

1991-05-05 Huy: Qualifying, Entry list

1991-05-19 Chimay: All sessions, Entry list

1991-05-26 Vencimont: All sessions, Entry list

1991-06-09 Ostende: Qualifying, Entry list

1991-06-23 Overpelt: All sessions, Entry list

1991-08-11 Gedinne: Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Entry list

1991-09-08 Mettet (Short): Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, 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!