1997-10-03 to 1997-10-05

World Superbike Japanese Round

Sugo (Permanent circuit, 3.7375 km)
Attendance: 23,100
Event permit: IMN 102/11
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 32 / Practised: 32 / Qualified: 32

Map of Sugo 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
6WFlag of New ZealandSimon CRAFAR28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
7WFlag of ItalyPierfrancesco CHILI33Michelin tyresDucati 916Gattolone Racing
8WFlag of JapanAkira YANAGAWA26Dunlop 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 WHITHAM31Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
14WFlag of JapanMakoto SUZUKI33Michelin tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto
15WFlag of ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPI29Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Italy Bertocchi
17WFlag of SpainPere RIBA28Michelin tyresHonda RC45White Endurance Team
22WFlag of USAScott RUSSELL32Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
31WFlag of SloveniaIgor JERMAN22Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam MD Depala Vas
33WFlag of Great BritainJohn REYNOLDS34Michelin tyresDucati 916BP Vistra Ducati
34WFlag of JapanTamaki SERIZAWA25Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Yoshimura Suzuki GP-1
35WFlag of JapanAkira RYO29Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing Team
36WFlag of JapanNorihiko FUJIWARA30Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Marlboro Yamaha Racing Team
37WFlag of JapanKeiichi KITAGAWA30Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Team Lucky Strike Suzuki
38WFlag of JapanKatsuaki FUJIWARA22Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Team Lucky Strike Suzuki
39WFlag of JapanShin'ya TAKEISHI30Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing Team
40WFlag of JapanYuichi TAKEDA19Dunlop tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
41WFlag of JapanNoriyuki HAGA22Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike
44WFlag of Great BritainSean EMMETT27Michelin tyresDucati 916BP Vistra Ducati
51Flag of JapanWataru YOSHIKAWA28Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Marlboro Yamaha Racing Team
52Flag of JapanShin'ichi ITO30Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
53Flag of JapanKousuke AKIYOSHI22Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Team Lucky Strike Suzuki
54Flag of JapanShin'ya NAKATANI27Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Hanshin Riding School
55Flag of JapanIchiro ASAI23Dunlop tyresDucati 916Team Foundation
58Flag of JapanKatsunori HASEGAWA29Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750PJ-1 Max Klever & RC Sugo
60Flag of JapanShuya ARAI31Dunlop tyresHonda VTR1000FNTT Moriwaki Racing
61Flag of JapanManabu KAMADA27Dunlop tyresHonda RC45Team Sakurai Honda

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


Official results/ Official entry list/ 1997⁠-⁠10⁠-⁠05 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠10⁠-⁠15 pg6⁠-⁠9/ MFJ Magazine No. 339 1997⁠-⁠11 pg25/ bikenet.co.uk/ superbike.it