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.

Race 1

Scheduled duration: 14 laps
Started: 28 / Classified: 24

Scheduled start time: 12:00
Weather: Cloudy / Track: Dry

P.#Cl.RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnSpd.Gr.
12WFlag of New ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda1428:54.050197.412:02.75513227.64
23WFlag of USAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresHonda1428:54.0850.035197.402:02.15511231.43
322WFlag of USAScott RUSSELLDunlop tyresYamaha1429:00.4516.401196.682:03.14613228.29
44WFlag of Great BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati1429:00.4516.401196.682:03.12214229.55
57WFlag of ItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati1429:00.6836.633196.662:02.63911228.97
69WFlag of Great BritainNeil HODGSONMichelin tyresDucati1429:00.8876.837196.632:03.3509229.58
745WFlag of USAColin EDWARDSDunlop tyresYamaha1429:03.3839.333196.352:03.34314228.26
88WFlag of JapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki1429:12.16018.110195.372:03.09213229.52
911WFlag of USAMike HALEMichelin tyresSuzuki1429:12.31818.268195.352:04.11313225.713
1013WFlag of AustriaAndreas MEKLAUMichelin tyresDucati1429:19.16725.117194.592:03.9528225.710
1115WFlag of ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki1429:19.42325.373194.562:04.4075224.514
1225WFlag of SwedenChrister LINDHOLMMichelin tyresYamaha1429:32.39738.347193.142:05.04110222.115
1321WFlag of GermanyJochen SCHMIDDunlop tyresKawasaki1429:32.44138.391193.132:05.2429226.412
1412WFlag of Great BritainJames WHITHAMMichelin tyresSuzuki1429:59.8361:05.786190.192:03.97011225.711
1551EFlag of GermanyUdo MARKDunlop tyresSuzuki1430:02.8091:08.759189.882:07.7493219.718
1631WFlag of SloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki1430:07.9521:13.902189.342:07.77211220.316
1710WFlag of FranceChristian LAVIEILLEMichelin tyresHonda1430:32.7981:38.748186.772:09.6433216.921
1859EFlag of GermanyAnton GRUSCHKAMichelin tyresYamaha1430:39.5041:45.454186.092:09.71111216.922
1969EFlag of Czech RepublicMichal BURSADunlop tyresKawasaki1430:44.4401:50.390185.592:10.1939215.725
2060EFlag of AustriaGerhard ESTERERMichelin tyresKawasaki1431:00.6372:06.587183.982:11.5055219.226
2163EFlag of ItalyGiorgio CANTALUPOMichelin tyresDucati1431:07.3492:13.299183.322:11.84810214.027
2262EFlag of ItalyVittorio SCATOLAKawasaki1329:45.8271 lap177.992:13.73111208.629
2358EFlag of GermanyHarry FATHMetzeler tyresDucati1329:47.8261 lap177.792:15.0894212.428
2471EFlag of Czech RepublicOndřej LELEKMichelin tyresHonda1330:14.8741 lap175.142:17.2402204.531
NC17WFlag of SpainPere RIBAMichelin tyresHonda1030:10.5424 laps135.052:09.5296219.219
RT32WFlag of ItalyAndrea MAZZALIPirelli tyresDucati1124:15.758---184.762:09.48410220.923
RT6WFlag of New ZealandSimon CRAFARDunlop tyresKawasaki612:28.965Engine195.882:03.0146226.41
RT56EFlag of GermanyLothar KRAUSMichelin tyresKawasaki00:00.000Mechanical30
NS35WFlag of SpainGregorio LAVILLAPirelli tyresDucatiBike damaged17
NS14WFlag of Great BritainJames HAYDONMichelin tyresDucatiBike damaged20
NS52EFlag of GermanyMichael RUDROFFMetzeler tyresSuzukiEngine24
Fastest lap3Flag of USAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresHonda2:02.155 on lap 11200.17 km/h

Top speeds recorded at start/finish line.

Rider notes

#14 Haydon: Oil cooler damaged in warm-up.

#35 Lavilla Vidal: Bike caught fire in warm-up.

#32 Mazzali: Started from pit lane.

#52 Rudroff: Ran out of parts due to engine failure.

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