1997-08-15 to 1997-08-17

World Superbike Austrian Round

A1-Ring (Permanent circuit, 4.3190 km)
Event permit: IMN 102/8
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 36 / Practised: 35 / Qualified: 32

Race 1

Scheduled duration: 25 laps
Started: 30 / Classified: 25

Scheduled start time: 12:00
Weather: Cloudy / Track: Dry

P.#Cl.RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnSpd.Gr.
14WGreat BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati2538:11.804169.611:31.00025239.54
28WJapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki2538:12.1010.297169.591:30.94513241.12
32WNew ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda2538:12.4190.615169.561:31.02919243.85
47WItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati2538:12.8941.090169.531:31.01812239.01
53WUSAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresHonda2538:13.2851.481169.501:31.11717246.03
66WNew ZealandSimon CRAFARDunlop tyresKawasaki2538:14.9403.136169.381:30.97714240.06
722WUSAScott RUSSELLDunlop tyresYamaha2538:27.75015.946168.441:31.48414237.98
89WGreat BritainNeil HODGSONMichelin tyresDucati2538:39.30227.498167.601:31.8203237.49
915WItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki2538:44.96033.156167.191:32.0717236.37
1012WGreat BritainJames WHITHAMMichelin tyresSuzuki2538:46.51934.715167.081:31.9516235.810
1111WUSAMike HALEMichelin tyresSuzuki2538:55.48443.680166.441:32.76421237.413
1242WGreat BritainChris WALKERDunlop tyresYamaha2538:59.61247.808166.141:32.6777237.914
1364EGermanyUdo MARKDunlop tyresSuzuki2539:03.96652.162165.831:32.63315237.916
1421WGermanyJochen SCHMIDDunlop tyresKawasaki2539:24.3191:12.515164.411:33.45921233.315
1513WAustriaAndreas MEKLAUMichelin tyresDucati2539:28.0921:16.288164.141:32.37023234.811
1617WSpainPere RIBAMichelin tyresHonda2539:46.5741:34.770162.871:34.0675231.318
1731WSloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki2438:27.0211 lap161.751:35.30113229.821
1854EGermanyAnton GRUSCHKAMetzeler tyresYamaha2438:49.5521 lap160.191:35.88712226.419
1952EItalyGiorgio CANTALUPOMichelin tyresDucati2439:10.0971 lap158.791:36.7384220.024
2055EAustriaGerhard ESTERERMichelin tyresKawasaki2439:35.4241 lap157.091:37.6203229.322
2158ECzech RepublicOndřej LELEKHonda2338:46.7682 laps153.701:39.98118220.028
2237WAustriaOssi NIEDERKIRCHERMetzeler tyresSuzuki2339:01.8172 laps152.711:39.3706222.230
2362EAustriaAnton RECHBERGERMichelin tyresYamaha2339:10.1722 laps152.161:40.73516209.731
2457EAustriaAli GUETTOUCHEMichelin tyresKawasaki2339:56.1402 laps149.251:39.4704225.929
2561ECzech RepublicJiří MRKÝVKADunlop tyresHonda2239:04.0183 laps145.931:39.0493219.127
NC39WAustriaJohann WOLFSTEINERMichelin tyresKawasaki1439:37.53311 laps91.561:38.7542231.326
RT35WSpainGregorio LAVILLAPirelli tyresDucati1625:16.869---164.011:32.6926234.312
RT72EItalyRedamo ASSIRELLIMichelin tyresYamaha1422:36.199Accident160.511:35.80513224.520
RT14WGreat BritainJames HAYDONMichelin tyresDucati1015:50.182---163.641:33.72210226.917
RT36WAustriaChristian HÄUSLEPirelli tyresDucati00:00.000Fire23
NS38WAustriaHermann SCHMIDMichelin tyresDucatiNot started25
NS43WAustriaHannes BICHLERMetzeler tyresDucatiNot started32
Fastest lap8JapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki1:30.945 on lap 13170.96 km/h

Rider notes

#43 Bichler: Retired on warm-up lap.

Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠17 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠27 pg18⁠-⁠21/ bikenet.co.uk/ superbike.it