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

Overall qualifying

P.#Cl.RiderBikeQ1Q2TimeKM/H
17WItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati1:31.4761:30.8061:30.806171.23
28WJapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki1:31.4481:30.8161:30.816171.21
33WUSAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresHonda1:31.7821:30.8881:30.888171.07
44WGreat BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati1:32.0701:31.1761:31.176170.53
52WNew ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda1:32.6081:31.1801:31.180170.52
66WNew ZealandSimon CRAFARDunlop tyresKawasaki1:32.5641:31.1941:31.194170.50
715WItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki1:32.4921:31.3041:31.304170.29
822WUSAScott RUSSELLDunlop tyresYamaha1:32.2321:31.3841:31.384170.14
99WGreat BritainNeil HODGSONMichelin tyresDucati1:33.9101:31.4961:31.496169.94
1012WGreat BritainJames WHITHAMMichelin tyresSuzuki1:32.6021:31.8421:31.842169.30
1113WAustriaAndreas MEKLAUMichelin tyresDucati1:32.7881:31.9561:31.956169.09
1235WSpainGregorio LAVILLAPirelli tyresDucati1:34.4681:32.2441:32.244168.56
1311WUSAMike HALEMichelin tyresSuzuki1:33.0561:32.6361:32.636167.84
1442WGreat BritainChris WALKERDunlop tyresYamaha1:33.6721:32.7841:32.784167.58
1521WGermanyJochen SCHMIDDunlop tyresKawasaki1:33.5681:32.9561:32.956167.27
1664EGermanyUdo MARKDunlop tyresSuzuki1:34.8281:33.3201:33.320166.61
1714WGreat BritainJames HAYDONMichelin tyresDucati1:35.2061:33.7761:33.776165.80
1817WSpainPere RIBAMichelin tyresHonda1:34.7541:33.7881:33.788165.78
1954EGermanyAnton GRUSCHKAMetzeler tyresYamaha1:36.8021:36.1381:36.138161.73
2072EItalyRedamo ASSIRELLIYamaha1:37.7041:36.4641:36.464161.18
2131WSloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki1:36.5001:42.1311:36.500161.12
2255EAustriaGerhard ESTERERMichelin tyresKawasaki1:38.0741:37.2901:37.290159.81
2336WAustriaChristian HÄUSLEPirelli tyresDucati1:37.5601:37.7121:37.560159.37
2452EItalyGiorgio CANTALUPOMichelin tyresDucati1:37.9601:37.960158.72
2538WAustriaHermann SCHMIDMichelin tyresDucati1:38.3601:38.4401:38.360158.08
2639WAustriaJohann WOLFSTEINERMichelin tyresKawasaki1:39.6921:38.8261:38.826157.33
2761ECzech RepublicJiří MRKÝVKADunlop tyresHonda1:40.0481:38.8921:38.892157.23
2858ECzech RepublicOndřej LELEKHonda1:41.1481:39.1561:39.156156.81
2957EAustriaAli GUETTOUCHEMichelin tyresKawasaki1:40.6381:39.1961:39.196156.74
3037WAustriaOssi NIEDERKIRCHERMetzeler tyresSuzuki1:40.2081:39.2681:39.268156.63
3162EAustriaAnton RECHBERGERMichelin tyresYamaha1:40.2601:39.4541:39.454156.34
3243WAustriaHannes BICHLERMetzeler tyresDucati1:39.5111:39.511156.25
(33)53EItalyPaolo MALVINIPirelli tyresDucati1:43.3401:40.1241:40.124155.29
(34)60EAustriaKarl OBEXERHonda1:42.5881:43.1431:42.588151.56
(35)63EAustriaErnst GRANDEGGERSuzuki1:47.6741:47.674144.40
56EAustriaHermann EICHHORNYamaha--.---

Positions in parentheses denote riders who either did not receive a grid space, failed to meet qualifying requirements or withdrew after qualifying.

Rider notes

#56 Eichhorn: Practised only.

Sources:

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