1997-07-11 to 1997-07-13

World Superbike United States Round

Laguna Seca (Permanent circuit, 3.6100 km)
Attendance: 43,200 (3-day)
Event permit: IMN 102/6
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 30 / Practised: 23 / Qualified: 23

Overall qualifying

P.#Cl.RiderBikeQ1Q2TimeKM/H
17WItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati1:27.7421:26.6281:26.628150.02
23WUSAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresHonda1:27.6011:26.6971:26.697149.90
310WUSADoug CHANDLERDunlop tyresKawasaki1:27.4351:26.9141:26.914149.53
48WJapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki1:27.8231:26.9391:26.939149.48
55WCanadaMiguel DUHAMELDunlop tyresHonda1:27.9541:27.0411:27.041149.31
615WItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki1:28.1121:27.0411:27.041149.31
722WUSAScott RUSSELLDunlop tyresYamaha1:27.6811:27.0491:27.049149.30
89WGreat BritainNeil HODGSONMichelin tyresDucati1:27.7271:27.1591:27.159149.11
920WUSAAaron YATESDunlop tyresSuzuki1:28.2451:27.2661:27.266148.92
106WNew ZealandSimon CRAFARDunlop tyresKawasaki1:27.9701:27.4701:27.470148.58
114WGreat BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati1:28.1611:27.5351:27.535148.47
1234WCanadaPascal PICOTTEDunlop tyresSuzuki1:27.7801:27.5551:27.555148.43
132WNew ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda1:27.7601:27.8821:27.760148.09
1416WUSATom KIPPDunlop tyresYamaha1:27.9721:27.7831:27.783148.05
1536WAustraliaMat MLADINMichelin tyresDucati1:28.3601:27.8431:27.843147.95
1612WGreat BritainJames WHITHAMMichelin tyresSuzuki1:28.3731:27.9051:27.905147.84
1741WCanadaSteve CREVIERDunlop tyresHonda1:28.3941:28.0351:28.035147.62
1811WUSAMike HALEMichelin tyresSuzuki1:28.2141:28.1941:28.194147.36
1914WGreat BritainJames HAYDONMichelin tyresDucati1:30.7171:28.3501:28.350147.10
2025WUSADavid SADOWSKIDunlop tyresDucati1:30.2641:29.5131:29.513145.19
2113WAustriaAndreas MEKLAUMichelin tyresDucati1:31.2251:29.7891:29.789144.74
2231WSloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki1:30.3181:30.0631:30.063144.30
2369USAMike KRYNOCKSuzuki1:34.7701:33.3971:33.397139.15
72WUSALarry PEGRAMDunlop tyresSuzuki--.---
45WUSAColin EDWARDSDunlop tyresYamaha--.---

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

Rider notes

#45 Edwards, #72 Pegram: Practised only.

Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠13 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠09 pg24⁠-⁠31/ Cycle News 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠23 pg6⁠-⁠13/ MOTOR SPORT aktuell 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠15 pg40⁠-⁠43/ Article 'Laguna Seca World Superbike 1997: War is Hell' by Dean Adams (superbikeplanet.com)/ AMASuperbike.com 1997⁠-⁠06⁠-⁠03/ bikenet.co.uk/ TheAutoChannel.com 1997⁠-⁠12⁠-⁠11/ superbike.it/ Usenet post in rec.motorcycles.racing 1997⁠-⁠07⁠-⁠14