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

Entry list

2WNew ZealandAaron SLIGHT31Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
3WUSAJohn KOCINSKI29Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
4WGreat BritainCarl FOGARTY32Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
5WCanadaMiguel DUHAMEL30Dunlop tyresHonda RC45American Honda
6WNew ZealandSimon CRAFAR28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
7WItalyPierfrancesco CHILI33Michelin tyresDucati 916Gattolone Racing
8WJapanAkira YANAGAWA25Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
9WGreat BritainNeil HODGSON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
10WUSADoug CHANDLER31Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRMuzzy Kawasaki
11WUSAMike HALE24Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
12WGreat BritainJames WHITHAM30Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
13WAustriaAndreas MEKLAU30Michelin tyresDucati 916BLM Ducati Austria
14WGreat BritainJames HAYDON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto
15WItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPI29Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Italy Bertocchi
16WUSATom KIPP28Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha Motors Corporation
20WUSAAaron YATES23Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750American Suzuki
22WUSAScott RUSSELL32Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
24WUSAMark MILLER26Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Hypercycle Suzuki
25WUSADavid SADOWSKI33Dunlop tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto USA
26WUSAJames RANDOLPH27Pirelli tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Hooters - Team Suzuki Sport
31WSloveniaIgor JERMAN22Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam MD Depala Vas
34WCanadaPascal PICOTTE27Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750American Suzuki
36WAustraliaMat MLADIN25Michelin tyresDucati 916Fast By Ferraci
41WCanadaSteve CREVIER32Dunlop tyresHonda RC45American Honda
45WUSAColin EDWARDS23Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
52WUSARicky ORLANDO40Suzuki GSX-R750Cycles of Boulder
67WUSAGerald ROTHMAN Jr.28Michelin tyresDucati 916Fast by Ferracci
69USAMike KRYNOCK?Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750San Francisco Bay Brands
72WUSALarry PEGRAM24Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750American Suzuki
114WNew 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