1997-07-11 to 1997-07-13

World Superbike United States Round

Laguna Seca (Permanent circuit, 3.6100 km)
Attendance: 43,200 (3-day)
Event permit: IMN 102/6
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 30 / Practised: 23 / Qualified: 23

Map of Laguna Seca circuit.

Entry list

2WFlag of New ZealandAaron SLIGHT31Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
3WFlag of USAJohn KOCINSKI29Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
4WFlag of Great BritainCarl FOGARTY32Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
5WFlag of CanadaMiguel DUHAMEL30Dunlop tyresHonda RC45American Honda
6WFlag of New ZealandSimon CRAFAR28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
7WFlag of ItalyPierfrancesco CHILI33Michelin tyresDucati 916Gattolone Racing
8WFlag of JapanAkira YANAGAWA25Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
9WFlag of Great BritainNeil HODGSON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
10WFlag of USADoug CHANDLER31Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRMuzzy Kawasaki
11WFlag of USAMike HALE24Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
12WFlag of Great BritainJames WHITHAM30Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
13WFlag of AustriaAndreas MEKLAU30Michelin tyresDucati 916BLM Ducati Austria
14WFlag of Great BritainJames HAYDON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto
15WFlag of ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPI29Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Italy Bertocchi
16WFlag of USATom KIPP28Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha Motors Corporation
20WFlag of USAAaron YATES23Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750American Suzuki
22WFlag of USAScott RUSSELL32Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
24WFlag of USAMark MILLER26Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Hypercycle Suzuki
25WFlag of USADavid SADOWSKI33Dunlop tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto USA
26WFlag of USAJames RANDOLPH27Pirelli tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Hooters - Team Suzuki Sport
31WFlag of SloveniaIgor JERMAN22Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam MD Depala Vas
34WFlag of CanadaPascal PICOTTE27Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750American Suzuki
36WFlag of AustraliaMat MLADIN25Michelin tyresDucati 916Fast By Ferraci
41WFlag of CanadaSteve CREVIER32Dunlop tyresHonda RC45American Honda
45WFlag of USAColin EDWARDS23Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
52WFlag of USARicky ORLANDO40Suzuki GSX-R750Cycles of Boulder
67WFlag of USAGerald ROTHMAN Jr.28Michelin tyresDucati 916Fast by Ferracci
69Flag of USAMike KRYNOCK?Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750San Francisco Bay Brands
72WFlag of USALarry PEGRAM24Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750American Suzuki
114WFlag of New ZealandStephen VLASBLOM?Yamaha YZF750Kiwi Magic Motorsport

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


Official results/ Official entry list/ 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠13 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠09 pg24⁠-⁠31/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠23 pg6⁠-⁠13/ MOTOR SPORT aktuell 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠15 pg40⁠-⁠43/ Article 'Laguna Seca World Superbike 1997: War is Hell' by Dean Adams (superbikeplanet.com)/ AMASuperbike.com 1997⁠-⁠06⁠-⁠03/ bikenet.co.uk/ TheAutoChannel.com 1997⁠-⁠12⁠-⁠11/ superbike.it/ Usenet post in rec.motorcycles.racing 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠14