1997-03-21 to 1997-03-23

World Superbike Australian Round

Phillip Island (Permanent circuit, 4.4500 km)
Event permit: IMN 102/1
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 41 / Practised: 38 / Qualified: 35

Entry list

#Cl.RiderAgeBikeTeam
2WNew ZealandAaron SLIGHT31Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
3WUSAJohn KOCINSKI29Michelin tyresHonda RC45Castrol Honda
4WGreat BritainCarl FOGARTY31Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
6WNew ZealandSimon CRAFAR28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
7WItalyPierfrancesco CHILI32Michelin tyresDucati 916Gattolone Racing
8WJapanAkira YANAGAWA25Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Racing
9WGreat BritainNeil HODGSON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Corse ADVF
11WUSAMike HALE24Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
12WGreat BritainJames WHITHAM30Michelin tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Suzuki World Superbike
13WAustriaAndreas MEKLAU29Michelin tyresDucati 916HPB Promotion
14WGreat BritainJames HAYDON23Michelin tyresDucati 916Gio.Ca.Moto
15WItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPI29Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRKawasaki Italy Bertocchi
17WSpainPere RIBA27Michelin tyresHonda RC45White Endurance Team
21WGermanyJochen SCHMID33Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Green Kawasaki Deutschland
22WUSAScott RUSSELL32Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
31WSloveniaIgor JERMAN21Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRAMD Depala Vas
32WAustraliaMartin CRAGGILL28Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Kawasaki Australia
33WAustraliaEd MILLER?Michelin tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRDulux Australia
34AustraliaSimon MIDDLETON?Kawasaki ZXR750Graham Rye Kawasaki
35AustraliaJason LOVE?Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Dealer Team
38AustraliaGreg MOSS?Dunlop tyresHonda RC45Mobil Honda
39AustraliaCraig CONNELL28Michelin tyresDucati 916Ducati Dealer Team
41AustraliaAlistair MAXWELL32Kawasaki ZX-7RRMaxwell Motorcycles Racing
42WAustraliaDavid EMMERSON?Suzuki GSX-R750Bancell Racing
44WAustraliaDamon BUCKMASTER33Dunlop tyresKawasaki ZX-7RRTeam Kawasaki Australia
45WUSAColin EDWARDS23Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Yamaha World Superbike Team
48AustraliaCraig STAFFORD31Dunlop tyresYamaha YZF750Stafford Motorcycles/Fieldsheer Racing
49AustraliaShawn GILES26Dunlop tyresHonda RC45Mobil Honda
51WAustraliaPeter GODDARD32Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Ansett Air Freight Suzuki
52WAustraliaTroy BAYLISS27Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Ansett Air Freight Suzuki
61WAustraliaMark FERRARI35Michelin tyresDucati 916Ferrari Dental Clinic
62AustraliaGraeme WILSHAW?Suzuki GSX-R750ASAP Process Servers
66AustraliaStephen TOZER?Kawasaki ZXR750K & W Motorcycles
69WAustraliaBenn ARCHIBALD25Michelin tyresKawasaki ZXR750Bombardiere Earthmoving
74WAustraliaJohn PHELAN?Kawasaki ZX-7RRShock Treatment
76WAustraliaScott WEBSTER35Honda RC30
79WAustraliaDaniele VANOLINI31Michelin tyresDucati 916Due Fratelli Team/Chivo's Motorcycle Tyres
89WAustraliaJohn ORCHARD37Kawasaki ZXR750
91WAustraliaSteven DOYLE?HondaAlloy Racing
96WAustraliaPaul CARIDI?Suzuki GSX-R750Team Army Racing
99AustraliaSteve MARTIN28Dunlop tyresSuzuki GSX-R750Melbourne Suzuki Racing

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

Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ 1997⁠-⁠03⁠-⁠23 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1996⁠-⁠11⁠-⁠06 pg6⁠-⁠9/ bikenet.co.uk/ ducaticorse⁠-⁠advf.com/ manmor.com.au/racing_sbk/ superbike.it/ Photos by Cal Harris (Facebook)/ Photos by Phil Aynsley (philaphoto.com)