1996 Suomen Mestaruus Superbike Champion/Wiseco
Reigning champion Erkka Korpiaho started his season strongly with a comfortable victory in the first race at Alastaro, but a major setback came in the form of a broken leg when his clutch failed at the start of race 2 and was collected by two following riders. Juha Berner won the restarted race and scored another win 3 weeks later while an injured Korpiaho still managed third place, and two more podium finishes kept him at the head of the standings even when Korpiaho was back to winning ways. Berner inherited another win in the penultimate race when Korpiaho's gear lever broke, and this was enough to secure him the title even though he suffered the same fate in the finale. Korpiaho won to claim second in the points, while Harri Maikola threw away his chance at the runner-up spot by crashing on oil and having to remount his Kawasaki to finish last.
|1996-05-26||1||Alastaro||7. Alastaro Roadracing||GO!|
|1996-06-16||2||Kemora||23. Harjun Ajot Kemora||GO!|
|1996-07-21||4||Botniaring||SM Jurva Botniaring||GO!|
|1996-08-11||5||Motopark||Bike Weekend Virtasalmi||GO!|
Can You Help?
The following official data is currently missing:
1996-05-26 Alastaro: Qualifying, Entry list
1996-06-16 Kemora: Qualifying, Entry list
1996-07-21 Botniaring: Qualifying, Race 1, Entry list
1996-08-11 Motopark: Qualifying, 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!