1998-07-10 to 1998-07-12

World Superbike United States Round

Laguna Seca (Permanent circuit, 3.6100 km)
Attendance: 64,000 (3-day)
Event permit: IMN 102/9
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: ? / Practised: 27 / Qualified: 26

Entry list

2Great BritainCarl FOGARTY33Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Performance
4JapanAkira YANAGAWA26Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing Team
5Great BritainNeil HODGSON24Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing Team
6AustraliaPeter GODDARD34Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
7ItalyPierfrancesco CHILI34Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati ADVF
8Great BritainJames WHITHAM31Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
9ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPI30Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Bertocchi
10New ZealandAndrew STROUD30Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRAndrew Stroud Racing
11AustraliaTroy CORSER26Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati ADVF
15SloveniaIgor JERMAN23Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Bertocchi
19ItalyLucio PEDERCINI25Michelin tyresDucati 916Team Pedercini
20USAAaron YATES24Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Yoshimura Racing Team
27FranceFrédéric PROTAT31Michelin tyresDucati 916FP Racing
35SpainGregorio LAVILLA24Dunlop tyresDucati 916De Cecco Racing
39ItalyAlessandro GRAMIGNI29Michelin tyresDucati 916Gattolone Racing Team
41JapanNoriyuki HAGA23Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
44USAScott RUSSELL33Michelin tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
45USAColin EDWARDS24Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
66AustraliaMat MLADIN26Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Yoshimura Racing Team
79USAJames RANDOLPH28Dunlop tyresHonda RC45
86USARicky ORLANDO41Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RR
88VenezuelaRicardo SUÑE30Ducati 916
92USAJamie HACKING27Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha Racing Team
95AustraliaAnthony GOBERT23Dunlop tyresDucati 916Vance & Hines Ducati
97USARich OLIVER36Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha Racing Team
101USABen BOSTROM24Dunlop tyresHonda RC45Honda Racing Team
110USADoug CHANDLER32Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRMuzzy Kawasaki Racing
111New ZealandAaron SLIGHT32Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda

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

Rider notes

#95 Gobert: Banned from competing due to failed drug test.


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