1997 MCN British Superbike Championship

Between April 13 and September 28 1997, 60 riders competed in 22 races on 10 circuits.

Race summary

Key: E = total entries / P = total riders who practised / Q = total qualifiers / S = total starters / C = total classified finishers.

DateCircuitWinnerEPQSCConditionsDistanceAvg. KMH
1997-04-13 Donington Park Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha4532312824Sunny / Dry60.35 km150.31 km/h
1997-04-13 Donington Park Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha4532312717Overcast / Dry60.35 km149.54 km/h
1997-04-27 Oulton Park Chris WALKER / Yamaha4833312923Overcast / Dry66.84 km166.41 km/h
1997-04-27 Oulton Park John REYNOLDS / Ducati4833313019Cloudy / Dry66.84 km166.65 km/h
1997-05-11 Snetterton Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha4632322821Overcast / Dry56.54 km163.48 km/h
1997-05-11 Snetterton Chris WALKER / Yamaha4632322414Cloudy / Dry47.12 km161.22 km/h
1997-06-22 Brands Hatch (Indy) Sean EMMETT / Ducati4333272718Showers / Wet46.48 km131.15 km/h
1997-06-22 Brands Hatch (Indy) John REYNOLDS / Ducati4333272721Showers / Wet46.48 km131.96 km/h
1997-07-06 Thruxton Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha4335312923Cloudy / Dry64.45 km172.29 km/h
1997-07-06 Thruxton Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha4335312821Cloudy / Dry64.45 km171.72 km/h
1997-07-20 Oulton Park Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha432718Cloudy / Dry66.84 km167.77 km/h
1997-07-20 Oulton Park Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha432517Sunny / Dry66.84 km167.71 km/h
1997-07-27 Mallory Park Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha3227232219Cloudy / Dry50.71 km161.12 km/h
1997-07-27 Mallory Park Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha3227232217Cloudy / Dry37.48 km161.20 km/h
1997-08-10 Knockhill Iain MacPHERSON / Kawasaki352112Cloudy / Dry50.21 km143.46 km/h
1997-08-10 Knockhill Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha351814Cloudy / Dry50.21 km143.70 km/h
1997-08-25 Cadwell Park Ian SIMPSON / Ducati3624212115Raining / Wet62.86 km130.67 km/h
1997-08-25 Cadwell Park Michael RUTTER / Honda3624212112Cloudy / Damp55.87 km131.48 km/h
1997-09-14 Brands Hatch Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha3830292923Cloudy / Dry62.78 km170.79 km/h
1997-09-14 Brands Hatch Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha3830292520Cloudy / Dry62.78 km170.56 km/h
1997-09-28 Donington Park (Natl.) Niall MACKENZIE / Yamaha4036353025Cloudy / Dry50.40 km159.51 km/h
1997-09-28 Donington Park (Natl.) Chris WALKER / Yamaha4036352623Sunny / Dry47.25 km160.35 km/h

Rider statistics

Key: R = total races started / W = total wins / P = total podiums / PP = total pole positions / RT = total retirements / BF = best finish pos. / AF = average finish pos. / AP = average points scored per race / Fin. % = percentage of races finished / TL = total laps completed / BG = best grid position / AG = average grid position.

RiderPointsRWPPPRTBFAFAPFin. %TLBGAG
Ashton, Dean59.02066122.9570.00 %261914
Baker, Neil42171850.00 %462121
Bennett, Roger8.012713140.6741.67 %1241417
Berner, Juha2.0214161.00100.00 %312323
Buckingham, Alex21181850.00 %172323
Bunton, James1.08215190.1375.00 %881724
Burgess, Elliot32171733.33 %232020
Cray, Neil1.02115150.5050.00 %191919
Defago, Richard83182062.50 %992325
Dickinson, Lee18.014710151.2950.00 %1641119
Dixon, Darren34.01769132.0064.71 %2201317
Emmett, Sean218.0221616149.9172.73 %29315
Graves, Peter19.08111132.3887.50 %1321516
Green, Jamie51172080.00 %602225
Hanney, Scott1.03215150.3333.33 %192024
Hatton, Andy34.01047103.4060.00 %1351114
Heal, Dave23.049105.75100.00 %611415
Higgins, David3.09214190.3377.78 %1282227
Hipwell, Colin19.020311170.9585.00 %3101623
Hislop, Steve148.02045287.4075.00 %29339
Hodson, Jim7.013713150.5446.15 %1201418
Humphries, Lee11RT0.00 %103434
Jefferies, David33.061695.5083.33 %941214
Jennings, Pete1.02115150.5050.00 %201415
Jones, Paul123161875.00 %1542126
Knight, Tom7.08510140.8837.50 %741516
Llewellyn, Matt146.02216376.6472.73 %29447
Mackenzie, Niall402.0221315531218.2786.36 %34012
MacPherson, Iain207.0191431510.8984.21 %33446
Marks, Steve7.013513160.5461.54 %1901721
McManus, Eugene32181833.33 %202020
Moodie, Jim160.0203478.0085.00 %30436
Moody, Steve75171828.57 %582123
Morris, David11RT0.00 %42323
Morrison, Brian20.026610.00100.00 %331010
Nottingham, Nigel8.017911160.4747.06 %1581720
Poole, Tim22RT0.00 %31111
Prang, René21719100.00 %312424
Pugh, John61161983.33 %882626
Reynolds, John227.01629231314.1981.25 %22212
Ritchie, Graeme42212150.00 %412225
Robb, Nicol21721100.00 %282929
Rutter, Michael246.0221521511.1890.91 %35026
Rymer, Terry203.0197152410.6873.68 %26815
Sampson, Brett91.02118124.3395.24 %3641315
Satchwell, Chris103172170.00 %1092529
Simpson, Ian91.09111710.11100.00 %167810
Stringer, Ray139.0222696.3290.91 %366711
Thomas, Dean14.02897.00100.00 %311313
Walker, Chris345.022314211315.6895.45 %37413
Ward, Andy81.02247123.6881.82 %355815
Ward, Graham42.016410132.6375.00 %2481217
Ward, Jon1.0415210.25100.00 %573031

Manufacturer statistics

Key: C = total competitors representing this manufacturer / R = total races started / W = total wins / P = total podiums / PP = total pole positions / RT = total retirements / BF = best finish pos. / AF = average finish pos. / AP = average points scored per race / Fin. % = percentage of races finished / TL = total laps completed / BG = best grid position / AG = average grid position.

ManufacturerPointsCRWPPPRTBFAFAPFin. %TLBGAG
Ducati379.0142241733811017.2373.43 %1997112
Honda246.03221521611.1892.86 %44228
Kawasaki332.0232211416911215.0970.64 %3303115
Suzuki204.05221163119.2775.00 %854313
Yamaha493.0922162972111022.4177.17 %1236112