1997-09-19 to 1997-09-21

Tsukuba Superbike Race

Tsukuba (Permanent circuit, 2.0700 km)
Attendance: 14,590
Entries: 39 / Practised: 34 / Qualified: 32

Map of Tsukuba circuit.


  • Entry list available.Entry list
  • 20 Sep, Sat
  • No results.Qualifying 1
  • No results.Qualifying 2
  • Qualifying times available.Overall qualifying
  • 21 Sep, Sun
  • No results.Warm-Up
  • Results are available.Final
  • Final

    Scheduled duration: 30 laps
    Started: 31 / Classified: 29

    Scheduled start time: ?
    Weather: Overcast / Track: Dry

    P.#RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnGr.
    18Flag of JapanNoriyuki HAGAYamaha2928:24.772126.77--.---5
    25Flag of JapanKatsuaki FUJIWARASuzuki2928:27.4352.663126.570:57.96463
    36Flag of JapanShin'ya TAKEISHIKawasaki2928:34.2199.447126.07--.---1
    472Flag of JapanShin'ichi ITOHonda2928:36.27211.500125.92--.---6
    54Flag of JapanKeiichi KITAGAWASuzuki2928:37.26612.494125.84--.---2
    620Flag of JapanWataru YOSHIKAWAYamaha2928:41.63916.867125.52--.---7
    745Flag of JapanYuichi TAKEDAHonda2928:43.37018.598125.40--.---10
    811Flag of JapanTamaki SERIZAWASuzuki2928:43.80419.032125.37--.---9
    917Flag of JapanKatsunori HASEGAWAYamaha2929:02.25937.487124.04--.---15
    1041Flag of JapanTakahiro SOHWAHonda2929:03.79539.023123.93--.---11
    1121Flag of JapanManabu KAMADAHonda2929:07.21142.439123.69--.---14
    1231Flag of JapanShin'ya NAKATANIKawasaki2929:09.11144.339123.55--.---12
    1378Flag of JapanKatsushi FUJIBAYASHIYamaha2929:22.03257.260122.65--.---18
    1429Flag of JapanYuji HARAGUCHIHonda2828:28.0231 lap122.16--.---17
    1552Flag of JapanKen'ichi YANAGIKawasaki2828:31.5451 lap121.91--.---20
    1671Flag of JapanKatsuhito KOSHIYAMAHonda2828:31.6621 lap121.90--.---19
    1737Flag of JapanHideaki TSUTSUIKawasaki2828:47.9481 lap120.75--.---28
    1867Flag of JapanTamotsu MIZUSAWAKawasaki2828:51.8281 lap120.48--.---21
    1933Flag of JapanMasayuki YAMANAKAHonda2828:55.2711 lap120.24--.---23
    2047Flag of JapanKiyokazu SATOHonda2828:56.8401 lap120.14--.---24
    2163Flag of JapanRyuichi OSAKISuzuki2828:57.5101 lap120.09--.---30
    2251Flag of JapanHiroshi OTAHonda2829:01.5841 lap119.81--.---25
    2366Flag of JapanKen'ichiro NAKAMURAHonda2829:11.6751 lap119.12--.---26
    2482Flag of JapanKen'ichi SHIMODAKawasaki2829:35.0491 lap117.55--.---32
    2535Flag of JapanKazuhiro IMURAKawasaki2729:17.3652 laps114.49--.---31
    2680Flag of JapanMasakatsu MURAKAMIYamaha24--.---5 laps--.---33
    2777Flag of JapanKousuke AKIYOSHISuzuki22--.---7 laps--.---8
    2824Flag of JapanHideo SENMYOHonda21--.---8 laps--.---22
    2956Flag of JapanHitoshi TANIGUCHIYamaha21--.---8 laps--.---27
    RT69Flag of JapanYasushi SEKIDOYamaha7--.--------.---34
    RT28Flag of JapanTohru OHYAHonda5--.--------.---29
    NS2Flag of JapanAkira RYOKawasakiAccident4
    NS14Flag of JapanHitoyasu IZUTSUDucatiNot started13
    NS18Flag of JapanTomohiko KANEYASUHondaNot started16
    Fastest lap5Flag of JapanKatsuaki FUJIWARASuzuki0:57.964 on lap 6128.56 km/h

    Shortened from 30 to 29 laps due to accident involving Ryo & Akiyoshi on warm-up lap.

    Rider notes

    #2 Ryo: Crashed on warm-up lap.

    #69 Sekido: Promoted to grid as reserve rider.

    #24 Senmyo, #56 Taniguchi, #77 Akiyoshi, #80 Murakami: Non-finisher, classified due to completing sufficient race distance.


    Official results/ MotorLand2 TV coverage/ MFJ Magazine No. 330 1997⁠-⁠01/02 pg15/ MFJ Magazine No. 341 1998⁠-⁠01/02 pg64⁠-⁠66/ europark.com/ Motoracing⁠-⁠japan.com/ yamaha⁠-⁠motor.co.jp/ Photos from roadrace.jog.buttobi.net