1997-08-01 to 1997-08-03

Shell Australian Superbike Series

Oran Park (Permanent circuit, 2.6250 km)
Attendance: 45,000
Entries: 15 / Practised: 15 / Qualified: 15

Race 1

Scheduled duration: 8 laps
Started: 14 / Classified: 11

Scheduled start time: 11:10
Weather: Sunny / Track: Dry

P.#RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnGr.
14AustraliaDamon BUCKMASTERKawasaki33:39.0123129.441:10.950023
22AustraliaMartin CRAGGILLKawasaki33:39.22480.2125129.321:10.609521
33AustraliaTroy BAYLISSSuzuki33:40.34061.3283128.661:11.148926
45AustraliaSteve MARTINDucati33:40.50491.4926128.571:10.920435
569AustraliaBenn ARCHIBALDSuzuki33:42.06033.0480127.671:11.756629
668AustraliaMark WILLISSuzuki33:42.42033.4080127.461:11.501927
728AustraliaGreg MOSSHonda33:43.93234.9200126.601:11.514438
8111AustraliaMalcolm CAMPBELLHunwick-Hallam33:50.690611.6783122.891:14.7709312
938AustraliaIan HAMBRIDGEKawasaki33:51.773412.7611122.321:14.0327213
1078AustraliaKerry MILLSSuzuki33:52.706013.6937121.831:14.8160214
1124AustraliaJason BAILLIEKawasaki34:10.420231.4079113.211:21.0135315
DQ7AustraliaCraig CONNELLDucati33:38.6616-129.651:10.939334
RT19AustraliaShawn GILESHonda11:19.3716Accident119.061:19.371612
RT29AustraliaDaniele VANOLINIDucati11:19.7800Accident118.451:19.7800110
NS10AustraliaAlistair MAXWELLKawasakiInjured11
Fastest lap2AustraliaMartin CRAGGILLKawasaki1:10.6095 on lap 2133.83 km/h

Red-flagged on lap 4 due to accident involving Connell. Half-points awarded.

Penalties

#7 Connell: Excluded due to accident causing red flag.

Rider notes

#10 Maxwell: Injured in qualifying.

Sources:

Official results/ 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠03 Channel Ten live TV coverage/ AMCN Vol 47 No 4 pg100⁠-⁠103/ motorcycle.com RacEmail