1997-08-01 to 1997-08-03

World Superbike European Round

Brands Hatch (Permanent circuit, 4.1850 km)
Attendance: 67,000
Event permit: IMN 102/7
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 40 / Practised: 30 / Qualified: 29

Entry list

#Cl.RiderAgeBikeTeam
2WNew ZealandAaron SLIGHT31Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
3WUSAJohn KOCINSKI29Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
4WGreat BritainCarl FOGARTY32Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
6WNew ZealandSimon CRAFAR28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
7WItalyPierfrancesco CHILI33Michelin tyresDucati 916Gattolone Racing
8WJapanAkira YANAGAWA26Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
9WGreat BritainNeil HODGSON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
10WFranceChristian LAVIEILLE31Michelin tyresHonda RC45Honda France
11WUSAMike HALE24Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
12WGreat BritainJames WHITHAM30Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
13WAustriaAndreas MEKLAU30Michelin tyresDucati 916BLM Ducati Austria
14WGreat BritainJames HAYDON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto
15WItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPI29Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Italy Bertocchi
17WSpainPere RIBA28Michelin tyresHonda RC45White Endurance Team
22WUSAScott RUSSELL32Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
31WSloveniaIgor JERMAN22Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRAMD Depala Vas
33WGreat BritainJohn REYNOLDS34Michelin tyresDucati 916Revé Red Bull Ducati Racing
34WGreat BritainSteve HISLOP35Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRSabre Airways
35WGreat BritainPhil GILES22Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRSunquest
40WGreat BritainMichael RUTTER25Michelin tyresHonda RC45V & M Honda Britain
41WGreat BritainNiall MACKENZIE36Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Cadbury's Boost Yamaha
42WGreat BritainChris WALKER25Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
44WGreat BritainSean EMMETT27Dunlop tyresDucati 916GSE Racing
51EItalyVittorio SCATOLA38Honda RC45Motor Power
52EItalyGiorgio CANTALUPO35Michelin tyresDucati 916Moto Club Augusta Praetoria
53EItalyPaolo MALVINI?Pirelli tyresDucati 916Pirelli De Cecco Racing
54EGermanyAnton GRUSCHKA33Metzeler tyresYamaha YZF750Bauer Racing Germany
55EAustriaGerhard ESTERER39Michelin tyresKawasaki ZXR750MSC-Rottenegg
57EGreat BritainRichard DEFAGO35Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZXR750
58EDenmarkRené PRANG28Michelin tyresYamaha YZF750Duckhams Yamaha Denmark
59EGreat BritainGraeme RITCHIE39Dunlop tyresDucati 888Frontiers Motorcycles
60EGreat BritainSteve ELLIS29Kawasaki ZXR750Nick Morgan Racing
61ECzech RepublicJiří MRKÝVKA23Dunlop tyresHonda RC45SBK Team JM
62ECzech RepublicMichal BURSA34Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRMotostar Team
63ENetherlandsJoop BOSCH?Kawasaki ZXR750Team Motor Druten
67EGreat BritainNigel NOTTINGHAM40Michelin tyresYamaha YZF750Mistral Engineering
68EGreat BritainNeil BAKER?Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTMB Patterns
69EGreat BritainSteve MARKS34Michelin tyresKawasaki ZXR750Clifford James Footwear
71EGreat BritainRay STRINGER34Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRSabre Airways
77EGreat BritainBrett SAMPSON28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRGT Motorcycles/Morris Lubricants

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

Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ Official timetable/ Official program/ 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠02 live TV coverage/ 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠03 live TV coverage/ AMCN Vol 47 No 4 pg96⁠-⁠98/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠13 pg16⁠-⁠19/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠27 pg2/ SuperBike 1997⁠-⁠10 pg8, 100⁠-⁠110/ bikenet.co.uk/ superbike.it