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

Map of Laguna Seca circuit.

Entry list

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