1998-10-02 to 1998-10-04

World Superbike Japanese Round

Sugo (Permanent circuit, 3.7375 km)
Attendance: 38,000 (3-day)
Event permit: IMN 102/13
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: ? / Practised: 27 / Qualified: 27

Map of Sugo circuit.

Entry list

2Flag of Great BritainCarl FOGARTY33Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Performance
4Flag of JapanAkira YANAGAWA27Dunlop 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 WHITHAM32Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
10Flag of New ZealandAndrew STROUD30Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRAndrew Stroud Racing
11Flag of AustraliaTroy CORSER26Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati ADVF
12Flag of ItalyMario INNAMORATI26Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Bertocchi
15Flag of SloveniaIgor JERMAN23Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Bertocchi
35Flag of SpainGregorio LAVILLA25Dunlop tyresDucati 916De Cecco Racing
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
50Flag of Czech RepublicJiří MRKÝVKA24Michelin tyresHonda RC45SBK Team JM
84Flag of JapanShin'ichi ITO31Michelin tyresHonda RC45Lucky Strike Honda
85Flag of JapanKeiichi KITAGAWA31Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Team Suzuki
87Flag of JapanShin'ya TAKEISHI30Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing Team
89Flag of JapanWataru YOSHIKAWA29Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha Racing Team
90Flag of JapanKensuke HAGA25Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha Racing Team
91Flag of JapanAkira RYO30Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Team Suzuki
93Flag of JapanTamaki SERIZAWA26Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing Team
94Flag of JapanToshiyuki HAMAGUCHI28Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Yoshimura Suzuki GP-1
96Flag of JapanManabu KAMADA28Dunlop tyresHonda RC45Team Sakurai Honda
97Flag of JapanAtsushi WATANABE22Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Team Suzuki
98Flag of JapanYuichi TAKEDA20Michelin tyresHonda RC45Lucky Strike Honda
111Flag of New ZealandAaron SLIGHT32Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda

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


Official results/ Official attendance figures/ 1998⁠-⁠10⁠-⁠04 live TV coverage/ 1998⁠-⁠xx⁠-⁠xx MotorLand2 TV highlights/ Cycle News 1998⁠-⁠10⁠-⁠14 pg20⁠-⁠24/ Aaron Slight newsletter 1998⁠-⁠10⁠-⁠14/ Troy Corser interview 1998⁠-⁠10⁠-⁠23/ troycorser.com