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.

Entry list

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
11WFlag of USAMike HALE24Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
12WFlag of Great BritainJames WHITHAM30Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
13WFlag of AustriaAndreas MEKLAU29Michelin tyresDucati 916HPB Promotion
14WFlag of Great BritainJames HAYDON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto
15WFlag of ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPI29Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Italy Bertocchi
17WFlag of SpainPere RIBA27Michelin tyresHonda RC45White Endurance Team
21WFlag of GermanyJochen SCHMID33Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Green Kawasaki Deutschland
22WFlag of USAScott RUSSELL32Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
31WFlag of SloveniaIgor JERMAN21Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam MD Depala Vas
32WFlag of AustraliaMartin CRAGGILL28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Kawasaki Australia
33WFlag of AustraliaEd MILLER?Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRDulux Australia
34Flag of AustraliaSimon MIDDLETON?Kawasaki ZXR750Graham Rye Kawasaki
35Flag of AustraliaJason LOVE26Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Dealer Team
38Flag of AustraliaGreg MOSS23Dunlop tyresHonda RC45Mobil Honda
39Flag of AustraliaCraig CONNELL28Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Dealer Team
41Flag of AustraliaAlistair MAXWELL32Kawasaki ZX-7RRMaxwell Motorcycles Racing
42WFlag of AustraliaDavid EMMERSON?Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZXR750Bancell Racing
44WFlag of AustraliaDamon BUCKMASTER33Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Kawasaki Australia
45WFlag of USAColin EDWARDS23Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
48Flag of AustraliaCraig STAFFORD31Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Stafford Motorcycles/Fieldsheer Racing
49Flag of AustraliaShawn GILES26Dunlop tyresHonda RC45Mobil Honda
51WFlag of AustraliaPeter GODDARD32Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Ansett Air Freight Suzuki
52WFlag of AustraliaTroy BAYLISS27Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Ansett Air Freight Suzuki
61WFlag of AustraliaMark FERRARI35Michelin tyresDucati 916Ferrari Dental Clinic
62Flag of AustraliaGraeme WILSHAW?Suzuki GSX-R750ASAP Process Servers
66Flag of AustraliaStephen TOZER37Kawasaki ZXR750K & W Motorcycles
69WFlag of AustraliaBenn ARCHIBALD25Michelin tyresKawasaki ZXR750Bombardiere Earthmoving
74WFlag of AustraliaJohn PHELAN32Kawasaki ZX-7RRShock Treatment
76WFlag of AustraliaScott WEBSTER35Honda RC30
79WFlag of AustraliaDaniele VANOLINI31Michelin tyresDucati 916Due Fratelli Team/Chivo's Motorcycle Tyres
89WFlag of AustraliaJohn ORCHARD37Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZXR750
91WFlag of AustraliaSteven DOYLE?HondaAlloy Racing
96WFlag of AustraliaPaul CARIDI?Suzuki GSX-R750Team Army Racing
99Flag of AustraliaSteve MARTIN28Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Melbourne Suzuki Racing

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


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)