1997-05-16 to 1997-05-18

Tsukuba Superbike Race

Tsukuba (Permanent circuit, 2.0700 km)
Attendance: 16,000
Entries: ? / Practised: 30 / Qualified: 30

Overall qualifying

P.#RiderBikeQ1Q2TimeKM/H
18JapanNoriyuki HAGAYamaha0:57.1560:57.3130:57.156130.38
26JapanShin'ya TAKEISHIKawasaki0:58.0550:57.6140:57.614129.34
345JapanYuichi TAKEDAHonda0:57.5450:57.2240:57.224130.23
42JapanAkira RYOKawasaki0:58.2150:58.0640:58.064128.34
55JapanKatsuaki FUJIWARASuzuki0:57.9290:57.6280:57.628129.31
611JapanTamaki SERIZAWASuzuki0:58.1030:58.5330:58.103128.25
714JapanHitoyasu IZUTSUDucati0:58.2480:57.8350:57.835128.85
872JapanShin'ichi ITOHonda0:58.6080:58.1860:58.186128.07
931JapanShin'ya NAKATANIKawasaki0:59.1080:58.6650:58.665127.03
1020JapanWataru YOSHIKAWAYamaha0:58.3480:58.3680:58.348127.72
1121JapanManabu KAMADAHonda0:59.0430:59.4200:59.043126.21
1277JapanKousuke AKIYOSHISuzuki0:59.2430:58.9060:58.906126.51
1318JapanTomohiko KANEYASUHonda0:59.2400:59.2060:59.206125.87
1417JapanKatsunori HASEGAWAYamaha0:58.9990:59.0630:58.999126.31
1541JapanTakahiro SOHWAHonda0:59.5110:59.6010:59.511125.22
1679JapanMorimichi GOMIKawasaki1:01.1641:00.1141:00.114123.96
1771JapanKatsuhito KOSHIYAMAHonda1:00.5310:59.9130:59.913124.38
1866JapanKen'ichiro NAKAMURAHonda1:01.3841:00.7501:00.750122.67
1937JapanHideaki TSUTSUIKawasaki1:00.1911:00.0791:00.079124.04
2028JapanTohru OHYAHonda1:00.8951:01.0361:00.895122.37
2133JapanMasayuki YAMANAKAHonda1:00.8311:00.6711:00.671122.83
2252JapanKen'ichi YANAGIKawasaki1:01.3391:00.9201:00.920122.32
2324JapanHideo SENMYOHonda1:00.7841:00.9251:00.784122.60
2432JapanYasuhiro ONODERADucati1:01.4701:01.2811:01.281121.60
2563JapanRyuichi OSAKISuzuki1:01.1321:01.3731:01.132121.90
2669JapanYasushi SEKIDOYamaha1:01.9881:01.8911:01.891120.41
2776JapanTamotsu NAKAMURAYamaha1:01.8551:01.7161:01.716120.75
2835JapanKazuhiro IMURAKawasaki1:02.0171:02.0931:02.017120.16
2967JapanKeiichi NAKAZAWAKawasaki1:02.1251:02.2711:02.125119.95
3042JapanHideaki NARUMIHonda1:02.3691:02.2491:02.249119.71

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

Sources:

MotorLand2 TV coverage/ MFJ Magazine No. 330 1997⁠-⁠01/02 pg15/ MFJ Magazine No. 341 1998⁠-⁠01/02 pg64⁠-⁠66/ europark.com/ Motoracing⁠-⁠japan.com/ yamaha⁠-⁠motor.co.jp/ Photos from roadrace.jog.buttobi.net