1997-09-05 to 1997-09-07

Suzuka Superbike 2 Heat Race

Suzuka (Permanent circuit, 5.8640 km)
Attendance: 21,000
Entries: ? / Practised: 54 / Qualified: 44

Overall qualifying

P.#RiderBikeQ1Q2TimeKM/H
172JapanShin'ichi ITOHonda2:11.4002:28.3462:11.400160.66
25JapanKatsuaki FUJIWARASuzuki2:13.9862:35.6132:13.986157.56
36JapanShin'ya TAKEISHIKawasaki2:12.0822:29.2842:12.082159.83
420JapanWataru YOSHIKAWAYamaha2:14.7812:36.5702:14.781156.63
545JapanYuichi TAKEDAHonda2:12.7562:36.7422:12.756159.02
68JapanNoriyuki HAGAYamaha2:15.3332:33.8352:15.333155.99
777JapanKousuke AKIYOSHISuzuki2:12.7722:35.2702:12.772159.00
811JapanTamaki SERIZAWASuzuki2:16.1152:34.0012:16.115155.09
92JapanAkira RYOKawasaki2:13.0792:31.8702:13.079158.63
104JapanKeiichi KITAGAWASuzuki2:16.4302:37.1362:16.430154.73
1112JapanShoichi TSUKAMOTOKawasaki2:14.3082:37.8422:14.308157.18
1214JapanHitoyasu IZUTSUDucati2:17.2762:34.1792:17.276153.78
1321JapanManabu KAMADAHonda2:15.6442:40.1692:15.644155.63
1441JapanTakahiro SOHWAHonda2:19.5662:31.6302:19.566151.26
1529JapanYuji HARAGUCHIHonda2:16.1612:38.0342:16.161155.04
1640JapanIsami HIGASHIMURAKawasaki2:21.3672:41.4682:21.367149.33
1776JapanOsamu NISHIJIMAKawasaki2:16.2442:42.0842:16.244154.95
1831JapanShin'ya NAKATANIKawasaki2:21.4782:39.6262:21.478149.21
1943JapanTakaharu KISHIDAHonda2:16.3972:37.6542:16.397154.77
2047JapanKiyokazu SATOHonda2:21.6232:41.1672:21.623149.06
2125JapanToshiya KOBAYASHIHonda2:16.4012:39.8202:16.401154.77
2223JapanYoshinobu TAKAHASHIHonda2:22.1382:37.8002:22.138148.52
2317JapanKatsunori HASEGAWAYamaha2:16.7882:40.6082:16.788154.33
2467JapanTamotsu MIZUSAWAKawasaki2:22.2572:43.5932:22.257148.40
2518JapanTomohiko KANEYASUHonda2:17.0942:39.5342:17.094153.98
2658JapanMakoto TOKINAGAYamaha2:23.3862:41.2482:23.386147.23
2770JapanToshiki KUNIMATSUHonda2:17.5462:17.546153.48
2834JapanTakahiro FUKAMIYamaha2:24.0893:03.8812:24.089146.51
2948JapanTakayuki SUZUKIHonda2:18.3892:37.7932:18.389152.54
3027JapanShuya ARAIHonda2:24.2422:39.3112:24.242146.35
3160JapanMamoru YAMAKAWAKawasaki2:18.7942:43.3492:18.794152.10
3236JapanNoriyuki TSUJIMOTOHonda2:25.2572:25.257145.33
3366JapanKen'ichiro NAKAMURAHonda2:18.9272:53.8622:18.927151.95
3454JapanYoshihiko TAKATSUTOHonda2:26.0872:47.3332:26.087144.51
3557JapanShogo TAKEMIYamaha2:19.1012:53.6402:19.101151.76
3669JapanNaoki YOSHIOKAHonda2:26.2052:46.2872:26.205144.39
3765JapanMasaaki TSUKAMOTOHonda2:19.3322:39.8882:19.332151.51
3849JapanHiroaki YABUMOTOYamaha2:26.8562:38.8052:26.856143.75
3951JapanHiroshi OTAHonda2:19.4072:39.3012:19.407151.43
4024JapanHideo SENMYOHonda2:27.7002:36.4832:27.700142.93
4155JapanYasuhiko GORIKUYamaha2:19.6032:51.1802:19.603151.22
4252JapanKen'ichi YANAGIKawasaki2:28.0192:39.0072:28.019142.62
4353JapanHiroki KOBAYASHISuzuki2:19.6642:52.6792:19.664151.15
4475JapanKeishiro KANKIKawasaki2:29.3912:52.3972:29.391141.31
4562JapanHidefumi SUGINOHonda2:20.2922:47.5252:20.292150.47
(46)38JapanHideki ONISHIKawasaki2:29.6502:40.8472:29.650141.07
(47)39JapanKeiji SHIOMISuzuki2:22.1542:40.0342:22.154148.50
4830JapanYukihiro AOYANAGIYamaha2:29.9502:40.0132:29.950140.78
(49)831JapanNoboru KAMIYAHonda2:22.9082:22.908147.72
(50)61JapanEiji SASAKISuzuki2:30.1332:47.6432:30.133140.61
(51)37JapanHideaki TSUTSUIKawasaki2:24.2332:24.233146.36
(52)63JapanRyuichi OSAKISuzuki2:31.8492:53.6242:31.849139.02
(53)35JapanKazuhiro IMURAKawasaki2:24.4542:59.6912:24.454146.14
(54)56JapanKozo MINAMIKAWAYamaha2:33.7092:47.2482:33.709137.34

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/ procione.com/suzukaland