1997-03-21 to 1997-03-23

World Superbike Australian Round

Phillip Island (Permanent circuit, 4.4500 km)
Event permit: IMN 102/1
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 41 / Practised: 38 / Qualified: 35

Map of Phillip Island circuit.

Overall qualifying

P.#Cl.RiderBikeQ1Q2TimeKM/H
12WFlag of New ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda1:35.3421:34.6831:34.683169.20
28WFlag of JapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki1:35.1391:35.2811:35.139168.39
36WFlag of New ZealandSimon CRAFARDunlop tyresKawasaki1:35.2121:35.1841:35.184168.31
445WFlag of USAColin EDWARDSDunlop tyresYamaha1:35.2291:35.2041:35.204168.27
54WFlag of Great BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati1:35.8071:35.2221:35.222168.24
69WFlag of Great BritainNeil HODGSONMichelin tyresDucati1:36.2451:35.4551:35.455167.83
73WFlag of USAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresHonda1:36.2181:35.8371:35.837167.16
822WFlag of USAScott RUSSELLDunlop tyresYamaha1:35.8421:36.0681:35.842167.15
951WFlag of AustraliaPeter GODDARDDunlop tyresSuzuki1:36.2731:35.8871:35.887167.07
1015WFlag of ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki1:37.3571:36.0731:36.073166.75
117WFlag of ItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati1:36.0781:36.1121:36.078166.74
1252WFlag of AustraliaTroy BAYLISSDunlop tyresSuzuki1:36.2031:36.2291:36.203166.52
1399Flag of AustraliaSteve MARTINDunlop tyresSuzuki1:36.3271:36.5411:36.327166.31
1439Flag of AustraliaCraig CONNELLMichelin tyresDucati1:37.9711:36.4661:36.466166.07
1544WFlag of AustraliaDamon BUCKMASTERDunlop tyresKawasaki1:37.7191:36.6641:36.664165.73
1632WFlag of AustraliaMartin CRAGGILLDunlop tyresKawasaki1:38.0061:36.9621:36.962165.22
1749Flag of AustraliaShawn GILESDunlop tyresHonda1:37.4111:36.9941:36.994165.16
1811WFlag of USAMike HALEMichelin tyresSuzuki1:37.6841:37.1131:37.113164.96
1912WFlag of Great BritainJames WHITHAMMichelin tyresSuzuki1:37.6551:37.6151:37.615164.11
2038Flag of AustraliaGreg MOSSDunlop tyresHonda1:39.0401:38.6181:38.618162.44
2135Flag of AustraliaJason LOVEMichelin tyresDucati1:39.9071:38.9051:38.905161.97
2217WFlag of SpainPere RIBAMichelin tyresHonda1:40.1381:39.1041:39.104161.65
2313WFlag of AustriaAndreas MEKLAUMichelin tyresDucati1:40.4801:39.1131:39.113161.63
2414WFlag of Great BritainJames HAYDONMichelin tyresDucati1:40.3871:39.2511:39.251161.41
2542WFlag of AustraliaDavid EMMERSONDunlop tyresKawasaki1:39.3731:39.7151:39.373161.21
2631WFlag of SloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki1:39.5421:39.8291:39.542160.94
2741Flag of AustraliaAlistair MAXWELLKawasaki1:40.0351:40.8541:40.035160.14
2862Flag of AustraliaGraeme WILSHAWSuzuki1:42.0731:40.3631:40.363159.62
2969WFlag of AustraliaBenn ARCHIBALDMichelin tyresKawasaki1:41.6641:40.5171:40.517159.38
3048Flag of AustraliaCraig STAFFORDDunlop tyresYamaha1:45.0321:41.4621:41.462157.89
3134Flag of AustraliaSimon MIDDLETONKawasaki1:43.3871:41.4701:41.470157.88
3279WFlag of AustraliaDaniele VANOLINIMichelin tyresDucati1:42.6971:41.5541:41.554157.75
(33)74WFlag of AustraliaJohn PHELANKawasaki1:41.8301:41.830157.32
3466Flag of AustraliaStephen TOZERKawasaki1:43.1931:42.2811:42.281156.63
3589WFlag of AustraliaJohn ORCHARDKawasaki1:42.6901:43.4151:42.690156.00
(36)96WFlag of AustraliaPaul CARIDISuzuki1:45.5011:44.3281:44.328153.55
(37)76WFlag of AustraliaScott WEBSTERHonda1:45.3221:44.4271:44.427153.41
(38)91WFlag of AustraliaSteven DOYLEHonda1:47.5351:47.4041:47.404149.16
33WFlag of AustraliaEd MILLERMichelin tyresKawasaki--.---
61WFlag of AustraliaMark FERRARIMichelin tyresDucati--.---

Positions in parentheses denote riders who either did not receive a grid space, failed to meet qualifying requirements or withdrew after qualifying.

Rider notes

#61 Ferrari: Practised only.

#33 Miller: Suffered concussion and broken thumb in free practice 1.

Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ 1997⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠23 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1996⁠-⁠11⁠-⁠06 pg6⁠-⁠9/ bikenet.co.uk/ ducaticorse⁠-⁠advf.com/ manmor.com.au/racing_sbk/ superbike.it/ Photos by Cal Harris (Facebook)/ Photos by Phil Aynsley (philaphoto.com)