1997-06-06 to 1997-06-08

World Superbike German Round

Hockenheim (Permanent circuit, 6.7920 km)
Attendance: 45,000
Event permit: IMN 102/4
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 44 / Practised: 35 / Qualified: 31

Map of Hockenheim circuit.

Entry list

#Cl.RiderAgeBikeTeam
2WFlag of New ZealandAaron SLIGHT31Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
3WFlag of USAJohn KOCINSKI29Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
4WFlag of Great BritainCarl FOGARTY31Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
6WFlag of New ZealandSimon CRAFAR28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
7WFlag of ItalyPierfrancesco CHILI32Michelin tyresDucati 916Gattolone Racing
8WFlag of JapanAkira YANAGAWA25Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
9WFlag of Great BritainNeil HODGSON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
10WFlag of FranceChristian LAVIEILLE31Michelin tyresHonda RC45Honda France
11WFlag of USAMike HALE24Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
12WFlag of Great BritainJames WHITHAM30Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
13WFlag of AustriaAndreas MEKLAU30Michelin tyresDucati 916BLM Ducati Austria
14WFlag of Great BritainJames HAYDON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto
15WFlag of ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPI29Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Italy Bertocchi
17WFlag of SpainPere RIBA28Michelin tyresHonda RC45White Endurance Team
19WFlag of GreeceIoannis BOUSTAS24HondaTeam Boustas
21WFlag of GermanyJochen SCHMID33Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Green Kawasaki Deutschland
22WFlag of USAScott RUSSELL32Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
25WFlag of SwedenChrister LINDHOLM30Michelin tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha Deutschland
31WFlag of SloveniaIgor JERMAN21Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam MD Depala Vas
32WFlag of ItalyAndrea MAZZALI31Pirelli tyresDucati 916Pirelli De Cecco Racing
35WFlag of SpainGregorio LAVILLA23Pirelli tyresDucati 916Pirelli De Cecco Racing
45WFlag of USAColin EDWARDS23Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
51EFlag of GermanyUdo MARK33Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Team Suzuki Deutschland
52EFlag of GermanyMichael RUDROFF36Metzeler tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Team Alpha-Technik Suzuki
53EFlag of SwitzerlandRoger KELLENBERGER29Michelin tyresHonda RC45Thiede Power Racing Team
54EFlag of AustraliaRob PHILLIS41Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RREmil Weber Racing
55EFlag of GermanyThomas KLINK?Michelin tyresHonda RC45MO-Rennteam-Marushin/Honda Dippold
56EFlag of GermanyLothar KRAUS30Michelin tyresKawasaki ZXR750KFZ Technik LK Racing
57EFlag of GermanyFritz EINBERGER?Michelin tyresYamaha YZF750
58EFlag of GermanyHarry FATH?Metzeler tyresDucati 916Hutzel Racing Team
59EFlag of GermanyAnton GRUSCHKA33Michelin tyresYamaha YZF750Bauer Racing Germany
60EFlag of AustriaGerhard ESTERER39Michelin tyresKawasaki ZXR750MSC-Rottenegg
61EFlag of ItalyBruno SCATOLA37Kawasaki ZXR750Motor Power di Antonio Limosani
62EFlag of ItalyVittorio SCATOLA38Kawasaki ZXR750Motor Power di Antonio Limosani
63EFlag of ItalyGiorgio CANTALUPO35Michelin tyresDucati 916Moto Club Augusta Praetoria
64EFlag of SlovakiaDavid PECHNÍK?Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750R & R Racing Team
65EFlag of Czech RepublicJiří MRKÝVKA23Dunlop tyresHonda RC45SBK Team JM
66EFlag of SwitzerlandStefan AMBORD?Kawasaki ZXR750Bolliger Team
67EFlag of CroatiaLuigi ALJINOVIĆ?[unknown]Kvarner Racing Team
68EFlag of JapanMakoto SUZUKI32[unknown]
69EFlag of Czech RepublicMichal BURSA34Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRMotostar Team
70EFlag of GermanyMichael TRÄNKLEIN?Ducati 916
71EFlag of Czech RepublicOndřej LELEK35Michelin tyresHonda RC45Racing Team Fiomo
72EFlag of ItalyPaolo MALVINI?Pirelli tyresDucati 916Pirelli De Cecco Racing

Struck out text denotes riders on entry list who did not participate.

Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ Official timetable/ Official programme/ 1997⁠-⁠06⁠-⁠08 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠06⁠-⁠18 pg14⁠-⁠16/ bikenet.co.uk/ ducaticorse⁠-⁠advf.com/ superbike.it/ Photos by Mario Böttger/ Youtube videos by Rainer Grodotzki