1998-03-20 to 1998-03-22

World Superbike Australian Round

Phillip Island (Permanent circuit, 4.4500 km)
Attendance: 51,000 (3-day)
Event permit: IMN 102/2
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 36 / Practised: 36 / Qualified: 33

Race 1

Scheduled duration: 22 laps
Started: 32 / Classified: 26

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

P.#RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnSpd.Gr.
12Great BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati2235:38.433164.811:35.7724294.24
211AustraliaTroy CORSERMichelin tyresDucati2235:39.4731.040164.731:36.3644298.31
341JapanNoriyuki HAGADunlop tyresYamaha2235:41.5643.131164.571:36.0656295.88
47ItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati2235:48.3629.929164.051:35.8945301.63
54JapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki2235:53.70415.271163.641:36.5563295.85
669AustraliaMark WILLISDunlop tyresSuzuki2236:03.27324.840162.921:36.7283293.413
745USAColin EDWARDSMichelin tyresHonda2236:06.92728.494162.651:37.2234300.86
85Great BritainNeil HODGSONDunlop tyresKawasaki2236:08.78330.350162.511:36.6183294.214
9111New ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda2236:09.39430.961162.461:36.1885300.02
1044USAScott RUSSELLMichelin tyresYamaha2236:15.55337.120162.001:37.0553293.410
1135SpainGregorio LAVILLAMichelin tyresDucati2236:16.54838.115161.931:38.04410289.522
129ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki2236:19.74041.307161.691:37.81917290.39
1319ItalyLucio PEDERCINIMichelin tyresDucati2236:29.50351.070160.971:38.6015281.916
1465AustraliaMalcolm CAMPBELLMichelin tyresDucati2236:31.77953.346160.801:38.0464274.818
1515SloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki2236:32.03453.601160.781:38.5377292.621
1662AustraliaShawn GILESDunlop tyresHonda2236:36.32757.894160.471:38.89014291.119
1710New ZealandAndrew STROUDDunlop tyresKawasaki2236:41.9451:03.512160.061:38.6214282.720
1839ItalyAlessandro GRAMIGNIMichelin tyresDucati2236:53.6911:15.258159.211:39.6053288.717
1960New ZealandTony REESDunlop tyresSuzuki2135:43.6531 lap156.941:40.2684279.724
2066AustraliaDaniele VANOLINIMichelin tyresDucati2135:58.3521 lap155.871:41.38410275.526
2127FranceFrédéric PROTATMichelin tyresHonda2136:06.0941 lap155.311:41.5298281.225
2274AustraliaEd MILLERMichelin tyresKawasaki2136:09.9831 lap155.031:42.2605274.828
2361New ZealandDean FULTONMichelin tyresKawasaki2136:17.0571 lap154.531:42.2073284.929
2473AustraliaChris OGNENISMichelin tyresSuzuki2136:43.8471 lap152.651:43.0702269.332
2567AustraliaScott WEBSTERDunlop tyresYamaha2137:18.4181 lap150.291:44.5688260.833
2664AustraliaAlistair MAXWELLDunlop tyresKawasaki1737:05.8055 laps122.361:40.22410272.723
RT21FranceJean-Marc DELÉTANGMichelin tyresYamaha2034:02.472---156.871:40.7653282.727
RT6AustraliaPeter GODDARDDunlop tyresSuzuki1321:44.872Accident159.601:36.0454301.67
RT70AustraliaCraig CONNELLMichelin tyresDucati1016:17.047Accident163.961:36.6566295.011
RT50Czech RepublicJiří MRKÝVKAMichelin tyresHonda1017:46.163---150.261:44.4352269.330
RT68AustraliaJohn PHELANKawasaki915:34.146---154.341:41.6473269.331
RT8Great BritainJames WHITHAMDunlop tyresSuzuki11:44.955---152.641:44.955115
NS63AustraliaSteve MARTINMichelin tyresDucatiNot started12
Fastest lap2Great BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati1:35.772 on lap 4167.27 km/h

Rider notes

#64 Maxwell: Started from pit lane.

#111 Slight: Crashed on last lap and remounted.

Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ Official attendance figures/ 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠21 live TV coverage/ 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠22 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1998⁠-⁠04⁠-⁠01 pg3⁠-⁠8/ Illawarra Mercury 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠19 pg46/ Illawarra Mercury 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠20 pg61/ Illawarra Mercury 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠21 pg75/ Illawarra Mercury 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠23 pg46/ Illawarra Mercury 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠27 pg57/ Motosprint 1998⁠-⁠12 pg32⁠-⁠35/ Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠22 press release/ Sun Herald 1998⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠22 pg96/ bikenet.co.uk/ troycorser.com/ Photos by Cal Harris (Facebook)