2016 Supersport World Championship

The 2016 Supersport World Championship was the eighteenth season of the Supersport World Championship—the twentieth taking into account the two held under the name of Supersport World Series, a racing competition on production-based motorcycles of 600 to 750 cm³ displacement.

Kenan Sofuoğlu claimed the title for the fifth time in the championship's history with one race to spare.[1] A portion of the full-time riders contested the European rounds only, scoring points for the World Championship standings and competing for the FIM Europe Supersport Cup; Axel Bassani was the Cup entry who amassed the most points in the overall championship standings and was awarded the European title.[2][3]

Race calendar and results

2016 calendar[4][5][6]
Round Country Circuit Date Superpole Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team
1 Australia Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 28 February Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
2 Thailand Thailand Chang International Circuit 13 March France Jules Cluzel United Kingdom Kyle Smith France Jules Cluzel MV Agusta Reparto Corse
3 Spain Spain Motorland Aragón 3 April Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
4 Netherlands Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 17 April Switzerland Randy Krummenacher United Kingdom Kyle Smith United Kingdom Kyle Smith CIA Landlord Insurance Honda
5 Italy Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 1 May France Jules Cluzel France Jules Cluzel Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
6 Malaysia Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 15 May Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu United States P. J. Jacobsen Italy Ayrton Badovini Gemar Balloons – Team Lorini
7 United Kingdom United Kingdom Donington Park 29 May Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu United Kingdom Kyle Smith Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
8 Italy Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 19 June Italy Federico Caricasulo Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
9 Germany Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz 18 September Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Finland Niki Tuuli Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
10 France France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 2 October Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Finland Niki Tuuli France Jules Cluzel MV Agusta Reparto Corse
11 Spain Spain Circuito de Jerez 16 October Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Finland Niki Tuuli Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
12 Qatar Qatar Losail International Circuit 30 October United Kingdom Luke Stapleford United Kingdom Kyle Smith United Kingdom Kyle Smith CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

Entry list

2016 entry list[7]
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 1 Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu[8] All
17 Japan Hiromichi Kunikawa[9] 3
21 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher[8] All
Honda World Supersport Team Honda Honda CBR600RR 2 United States P. J. Jacobsen[7] All
GRT Racing Team MV Agusta MV Agusta F3 675 4 United Kingdom Gino Rea[10] 1–10[N 1]
41 Australia Aiden Wagner[10] 1–8
65 Italy Michael Canducci[12] 9–12
87 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti[11] 11–12[N 1]
Landbridge Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 5 Australia Mitch Levy[13] 1
Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 10 Spain Nacho Calero[7] All
63 Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin[14] All
Team GoEleven Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 11 Italy Christian Gamarino[15] All
69 Czech Republic Ondřej Ježek[15] 1–7, 9–12
99 Italy Luigi Morciano[16] 8
Tribeca Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 13 Australia Anthony West[13] 1
West EAB Yamaha 4
MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta MV Agusta F3 675 16 France Jules Cluzel[17] All
52 Italy Massimo Roccoli[18] 12
87 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti[17] 1–10[N 1]
Gemar Balloons – Team Lorini Honda Honda CBR600RR 19 Germany Kevin Wahr[7] 1–6, 8–9
68 Australia Glenn Scott[19] 1–3, 7
80 Spain Xavier Pinsach[20] 10–12
86 Italy Ayrton Badovini[21] 4–12
Team Suzuki Stoneline-Mayer Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 22 Finland Eemeli Lahti[12] 9
Yamaha Thailand Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 24 Thailand Decha Kraisart[22] 2
Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta MV Agusta F3 675 25 Italy Alex Baldolini[7] 1–10, 12
Burns Racing Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 30 Australia Kane Burns[13] 1
Phoenix Racing Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 34 Italy Kevin Manfredi[16] 8
CIA Landlord Insurance Honda
CIA Landlord Insurance Profile Honda
Honda Honda CBR600RR 35 United Kingdom Stefan Hill[23] All
71 Sweden Christoffer Bergman[21] 4–12
78 Japan Hikari Okubo[23] All
81 United Kingdom Luke Stapleford[23] 1–2
111 United Kingdom Kyle Smith[23] All
Kallio Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 38 Estonia Hannes Soomer[12] 9–11
66 Finland Niki Tuuli[12] 9–11
Team CMS Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 42 Switzerland Stéphane Frossard[20] 10
Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta MV Agusta F3 675 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo[24] All
AARK Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 48 Australia Alex Phillis[13] 1
MVR-Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 51 Netherlands Bryan Schouten[21] 4
Team Rosso e Nero Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 53 Italy Nicola Jr. Morrentino[25] 5
Ellan Vannin Motorsport MV Agusta MV Agusta F3 675 57 Italy Ilario Dionisi[16] 8
CS Race Team Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 58 France Clément Stoll[20] 10
A.P.Honda Racing Thailand Honda Honda CBR600RR 59 Thailand Ratthapong Wilairot[22] 2
Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 64 Italy Federico Caricasulo[26] All
Green Speed Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 65 Italy Michael Canducci[25] 5
Start Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 74 Netherlands Jaimie van Sikkelerus[21] 4
Ranieri Med – SC Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 77 United Kingdom Kyle Ryde[7] 1–5
Schmidt Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 77 United Kingdom Kyle Ryde[27] 9–12
MV Agusta MV Agusta F3 675 7–8
88 Spain Nicolás Terol[28] 1–8
Profile Racing Triumph Triumph Daytona 675 81 United Kingdom Luke Stapleford[29] 4–12
Team Vueffe Corse Honda Honda CBR600RR 82 Italy Lorenzo Cipiciani[16] 8
Response RE Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 83 Australia Lachlan Epis[7] All
RPM84 Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 84 Belgium Loris Cresson[18] 12
Appleyard Macadam Racing, with Integro Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 89 United Kingdom Andrew Irwin[27] 7
Team 23 FELIX LE Pi-LOT by ASPI Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 123 France Felix Peron[20] 10
Broncos Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 127 Italy Luigi Brignoli[16] 8
DMC Panavto–Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 161 Russia Alexey Ivanov[9] 3
TCP Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 183 France Peter Polesso[20] 10
FIM Europe Supersport Cup entries
Scuderia Maranga Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 6 Italy Davide Stirpe[7] 3–5, 7–11
R2 MotorRacing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 7 Belgium Angelo Licciardi[7] 3–5, 7–10
WILSport Racedays Honda Honda Honda CBR600RR 9 Australia Jed Metcher[25] 5
20 South Africa Dorren Loureiro[20] 10–11
50 Canada Braeden Ortt[7] 3–5, 7–11
96 Spain Javier Orellana[7] 3–4, 7–8
VFT Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 12 Italy Christopher Gobbi[7] 3–5, 7–11
Team Yohann Moto Sport Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 23 France Cédric Tangre[7] 3–5, 7–11
MTM / HS Kawasaki
MTM Team
Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 26 France Guillaume Antiga[20] 10
49 United States Casey Tobolewski[12] 9
84 Belgium Loris Cresson[7] 3–5
Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R6 74 Netherlands Jaimie van Sikkelerus[27] 7
San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 47 Italy Axel Bassani[7] 3–5, 7–11
61 Italy Alessandro Zaccone[7] 3–5, 7–11
DS Junior Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-6R 55 Ukraine Ilya Mikhalchik[7] 3–5, 7–11
Schmidt Racing MV Agusta MV Agusta F3 675 119 Hungary János Chrobák[7] 3–5
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Championship standings

Riders' championship

Pos. Rider Bike PHI
Australia
CHA
Thailand
ARA
Spain
ASS
Netherlands
IMO
Italy
SEP
Malaysia
DON
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
LAU
Germany
MAG
France
JER
Spain
LOS
Qatar
Pts
1 Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Kawasaki Ret 2 1 3 1 6 1 1 1 Ret 1 2 216
2 France Jules Cluzel MV Agusta 17 1 4 18 2 7 8 Ret 3 1 6 3 142
3 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Kawasaki 1 4 2 4 Ret 8 3 4 6 5 Ret 5 140
4 United States P. J. Jacobsen Honda 5 3 Ret Ret 3 4 2 2 4 Ret 4 4 135
5 United Kingdom Kyle Smith Honda Ret 5 11 1 10 5 6 Ret 9 7 3 1 125
6 Italy Ayrton Badovini Honda 7 8 1 9 Ret 13 3 8 6 86
7 United Kingdom Gino Rea MV Agusta 7 9 Ret 2 Ret 3 4 3 Ret Ret WD 81
8 Italy Alex Baldolini MV Agusta 6 6 Ret 5 4 9 7 6 12 DNS 10 80
9 Italy Federico Caricasulo Honda 2 17 7 11 7 10 11 DSQ 5 6 Ret Ret 75
10 Finland Niki Tuuli Yamaha 2 2 2 60
11 Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin Kawasaki 13 7 8 20 25 2 20 Ret 22 10 15 7 56
12 Italy Axel Bassani Kawasaki 6 8 13 17 7 15 4 5 55
13 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti MV Agusta Ret 8 Ret 29 DSQ 13 10 5 7 9 10 Ret 50
14 Czech Republic Ondřej Ježek Kawasaki 8 10 14 9 6 17 Ret Ret 13 18 11 41
15 Ukraine Ilya Mikhalchik Kawasaki 13 6 12 13 16 14 8 7 39
16 United Kingdom Luke Stapleford Honda 16 14 35
Triumph 12 18 14 5 8 11 15 14 Ret
17 Spain Nicolás Terol MV Agusta 11 Ret 3 13 9 Ret Ret 18 31
18 Italy Alessandro Zaccone Kawasaki 5 19 5 12 Ret Ret Ret 11 31
19 Italy Christian Gamarino Kawasaki 4 16 10 10 16 11 Ret Ret 19 Ret 16 Ret 30
20 Sweden Christoffer Bergman Honda 25 24 18 16 9 8 Ret 9 8 30
21 Japan Hikari Okubo Honda Ret 20 16 24 19 15 15 11 10 27 13 13 19
22 Germany Kevin Wahr Honda DNS 12 9 16 11 Ret 15 16 17
23 Australia Anthony West Yamaha 3 DNS 16
24 Italy Roberto Rolfo MV Agusta 9 18 Ret 22 14 12 14 Ret 18 16 Ret Ret 15
25 United Kingdom Kyle Ryde Yamaha 19 Ret 12 14 15 14
MV Agusta 21 22
Kawasaki 17 11 DNS 14
26 Australia Aiden Wagner MV Agusta 10 15 Ret DNQ 17 16 19 14 9
27 Italy Massimo Roccoli MV Agusta 9 7
28 Australia Glenn Scott Honda 12 13 DNS DNS 7
29 Italy Davide Stirpe Kawasaki 19 23 21 27 10 26 26 20 6
30 Spain Xavier Pinsach Honda 14 12 Ret 6
31 Thailand Decha Kraisart Yamaha 11 5
32 Belgium Loris Cresson Kawasaki 18 27 27 4
Yamaha 12
33 Estonia Hannes Soomer Yamaha 21 12 19 4
34 Italy Kevin Manfredi Suzuki 12 4
35 Italy Luigi Morciano Kawasaki 13 3
36 Australia Alex Phillis Honda 14 2
37 Australia Lachlan Epis Kawasaki 21 22 21 DNQ 29 19 28 24 Ret 20 23 15 1
38 France Cédric Tangre Suzuki Ret 15 26 26 21 25 18 22 1
39 Spain Nacho Calero Kawasaki 18 19 15 26 22 21 24 Ret 24 17 Ret Ret 1
40 Australia Mitch Levy Yamaha 15 1
United Kingdom Stefan Hill Honda 20 21 Ret 30 Ret 20 25 Ret Ret 24 Ret 16 0
Italy Ilario Dionisi MV Agusta 17 0
Netherlands Bryan Schouten Yamaha 17 0
Hungary János Chrobák MV Agusta 17 21 Ret 0
United Kingdom Andrew Irwin Yamaha 18 0
France Guillaume Antiga Kawasaki 19 0
Italy Christopher Gobbi Yamaha 20 28 28 29 19 27 25 21 0
Finland Eemeli Lahti Suzuki 20 0
Italy Luigi Brignoli Kawasaki 20 0
Italy Nicola Jr. Morrentino Yamaha 20 0
Switzerland Stéphane Frossard Yamaha 21 0
France Clément Stoll Triumph 22 0
Spain Javier Orellana Honda Ret DNS 22 25 0
Canada Braeden Ortt Honda 22 DNQ 30 Ret 23 28 28 24 0
France Peter Polesso Yamaha 23 0
Italy Michael Canducci Kawasaki Ret 0
MV Agusta 23 Ret 17 Ret
Netherlands Jaimie van Sikkelerus Yamaha Ret 23 0
Australia Jed Metcher Honda 23 0
South Africa Dorren Loureiro Honda 29 25 0
France Felix Peron Yamaha 30 0
Belgium Angelo Licciardi Kawasaki Ret DNQ Ret 30 Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Lorenzo Cipiciani Honda Ret 0
Japan Hiromichi Kunikawa Kawasaki Ret 0
Russia Alexey Ivanov Yamaha Ret 0
Thailand Ratthapong Wilairot Honda Ret 0
Australia Kane Burns Suzuki Ret 0
United States Casey Tobolewski Kawasaki DNQ 0
Pos. Rider Bike PHI
Australia
CHA
Thailand
ARA
Spain
ASS
Netherlands
IMO
Italy
SEP
Malaysia
DON
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
LAU
Germany
MAG
France
JER
Spain
LOS
Qatar
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Manufacturer PHI
Australia
CHA
Thailand
ARA
Spain
ASS
Netherlands
IMO
Italy
SEP
Malaysia
DON
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
LAU
Germany
MAG
France
JER
Spain
LOS
Qatar
Pts
1 Japan Kawasaki 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 1 2 264
2 Japan Honda 2 3 7 1 3 1 2 2 4 3 3 1 221
3 Italy MV Agusta 6 1 3 2 2 3 4 3 3 1 6 3 203
4 Japan Yamaha 3 11 12 14 15 18 19 2 2 2 12 92
5 United Kingdom Triumph 12 18 14 5 8 11 15 14 Ret 33
6 Japan Suzuki Ret Ret 15 26 26 12 20 18 22 5
Pos. Manufacturer PHI
Australia
CHA
Thailand
ARA
Spain
ASS
Netherlands
IMO
Italy
SEP
Malaysia
DON
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
LAU
Germany
MAG
France
JER
Spain
LOS
Qatar
Pts

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