1997-08-15 to 1997-08-17

World Superbike Austrian Round

A1-Ring (Permanent circuit, 4.3190 km)
Event permit: IMN 102/8
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 36 / Practised: 35 / Qualified: 32

Free Practice 1

Scheduled duration: 60 mins
Started: 35 / Classified: 35

Scheduled start time: 11:30
Weather: ? / Track: ?

P.#Cl.RiderBikeBest LapGapKM/HOnLapsSpd.
13WUSAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresHonda1:32.991167.201618242.1
26WNew ZealandSimon CRAFARDunlop tyresKawasaki1:33.2850.294166.681618236.8
34WGreat BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati1:33.4840.493166.321015237.3
48WJapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki1:33.5590.568166.191416239.4
59WGreat BritainNeil HODGSONMichelin tyresDucati1:34.1891.198165.081718237.8
67WItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati1:34.1951.204165.071515236.3
722WUSAScott RUSSELLDunlop tyresYamaha1:34.2591.268164.95714234.2
811WUSAMike HALEMichelin tyresSuzuki1:34.2721.281164.931117233.7
92WNew ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda1:34.4431.452164.631216239.4
1012WGreat BritainJames WHITHAMMichelin tyresSuzuki1:34.5301.539164.48516238.4
1142WGreat BritainChris WALKERDunlop tyresYamaha1:35.0762.085163.54820234.2
1215WItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki1:35.4782.487162.851217234.2
1313WAustriaAndreas MEKLAUMichelin tyresDucati1:35.7752.784162.341011236.3
1421WGermanyJochen SCHMIDDunlop tyresKawasaki1:35.8462.855162.221217232.7
1517WSpainPere RIBAMichelin tyresHonda1:36.2143.223161.60913231.7
1631WSloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki1:36.3013.310161.461314231.2
1764EGermanyUdo MARKDunlop tyresSuzuki1:36.5393.548161.061014233.7
1835WSpainGregorio LAVILLAPirelli tyresDucati1:37.3664.375159.691116232.7
1914WGreat BritainJames HAYDONMichelin tyresDucati1:38.2355.244158.281112229.7
2054EGermanyAnton GRUSCHKAMetzeler tyresYamaha1:39.2766.285156.62715225.0
2155EAustriaGerhard ESTERERMichelin tyresKawasaki1:40.4017.410154.8669229.7
2272EItalyRedamo ASSIRELLIYamaha1:40.4957.504154.721420222.2
2352EItalyGiorgio CANTALUPOMichelin tyresDucati1:40.8947.903154.111315221.3
2436WAustriaChristian HÄUSLEPirelli tyresDucati1:41.0128.021153.931517228.8
2538WAustriaHermann SCHMIDMichelin tyresDucati1:41.7428.751152.82810223.1
2637WAustriaOssi NIEDERKIRCHERMetzeler tyresSuzuki1:41.8038.812152.73912221.7
2739WAustriaJohann WOLFSTEINERMichelin tyresKawasaki1:42.1349.143152.24914220.4
2862EAustriaAnton RECHBERGERMichelin tyresYamaha1:42.99210.001150.971315213.0
2961ECzech RepublicJiří MRKÝVKADunlop tyresHonda1:43.05810.067150.871317216.4
3043WAustriaHannes BICHLERMetzeler tyresDucati1:43.62110.630150.0534215.1
3158ECzech RepublicOndřej LELEKHonda1:44.39011.399148.951415219.9
3257EAustriaAli GUETTOUCHEMichelin tyresKawasaki1:44.62311.632148.611013222.2
3360EAustriaKarl OBEXERHonda1:45.59112.600147.251014221.3
3453EItalyPaolo MALVINIPirelli tyresDucati1:49.40216.411142.121214221.7
3563EAustriaErnst GRANDEGGERSuzuki1:53.13620.145137.4358204.9
Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠17 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠08⁠-⁠27 pg18⁠-⁠21/ bikenet.co.uk/ superbike.it