The most successful rider of all time at Monza is Troy Bayliss, with six wins to his name, followed by a trio on four made up of Pierfrancesco Chili, Carl Fogarty
and Fabrizio Pirovano.
Amongst current SBK riders, the most successful is Noriyuki Haga
on 3, followed by Regis Laconi
on 2 and Max Neukirchner on 1. In the manufacturers ranking, Ducati leads the way with 17 wins, followed by Yamaha (7), Honda (6), Suzuki (3) and Kawasaki (1).
Meanwhile, the World Supersport Championship is enjoying a thrilling season, with the title top three of Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha World Supersport), Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) and Kenan Sofuoglu
(Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) separated by just nine points.
But there are numerous other contenders for victory, including reigning champion Andrew Pitt (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda), plus Anthony West (Stiggy Racing Honda), Fabien Foret (Yamaha World Supersport) and Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Provec), one of the most interesting youngsters around in Supersport.
They could be joined by Michele Pirro (Yamaha Lorenzini), the most competitive Italian at the moment. Pirro won the domestic championship CIV race at Monza on Sunday and has fully recovered from his crash at Assen.