1997 FIM Superbike World Championship

Between March 23 and October 12 1997, 167 riders competed in 24 races on 12 circuits.

Race summary

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

DateCircuitWinnerEPQSCConditionsDistanceAvg. KMH
1997-03-23 Phillip Island John KOCINSKI / Honda4138353318Showers / Drying97.90 km142.31 km/h
1997-03-23 Phillip Island Aaron SLIGHT / Honda4138353121Sunny / Dry97.90 km165.16 km/h
1997-04-20 Misano Pierfrancesco CHILI / Ducati3730272617Raining / Wet101.50 km124.96 km/h
1997-04-20 Misano John KOCINSKI / Honda3730272317Raining / Wet101.50 km127.57 km/h
1997-05-04 Donington Park Aaron SLIGHT / Honda3229292623Cloudy / Dry100.58 km151.36 km/h
1997-05-04 Donington Park Carl FOGARTY / Ducati3229292621Cloudy / Dry100.58 km151.56 km/h
1997-06-08 Hockenheim Aaron SLIGHT / Honda3535312824Cloudy / Dry95.09 km197.41 km/h
1997-06-08 Hockenheim Carl FOGARTY / Ducati3535313023Cloudy / Dry95.09 km197.03 km/h
1997-06-22 Monza John KOCINSKI / Honda4840313025Overcast / Dry103.86 km190.57 km/h
1997-06-22 Monza Pierfrancesco CHILI / Ducati4840312721Raining / Wet103.86 km169.43 km/h
1997-07-13 Laguna Seca John KOCINSKI / Honda3023232216Sunny / Dry101.08 km147.90 km/h
1997-07-13 Laguna Seca John KOCINSKI / Honda3023232114Sunny / Dry101.08 km148.08 km/h
1997-08-03 Brands Hatch Pierfrancesco CHILI / Ducati4030292920Overcast / Dry104.63 km172.50 km/h
1997-08-03 Brands Hatch Carl FOGARTY / Ducati4030292822Variable / Wet104.63 km158.80 km/h
1997-08-17 A1-Ring Carl FOGARTY / Ducati3635323025Cloudy / Dry107.98 km169.61 km/h
1997-08-17 A1-Ring Akira YANAGAWA / Kawasaki3635323123Overcast / Dry107.98 km169.14 km/h
1997-08-31 Assen John KOCINSKI / Honda4433312925Cloudy / Dry96.78 km172.94 km/h
1997-08-31 Assen Carl FOGARTY / Ducati4433313023Cloudy / Dry96.78 km173.23 km/h
1997-09-21 Albacete John KOCINSKI / Honda2926252520Sunny / Dry92.02 km136.75 km/h
1997-09-21 Albacete John KOCINSKI / Honda2926252523Cloudy / Dry92.02 km136.78 km/h
1997-10-05 Sugo Akira YANAGAWA / Kawasaki3232322928Overcast / Dry78.49 km147.68 km/h
1997-10-05 Sugo Noriyuki HAGA / Yamaha3232322917Overcast / Dry93.44 km147.25 km/h
1997-10-12 Sentul John KOCINSKI / Honda2622201913Sunny / Dry99.13 km161.37 km/h
1997-10-12 Sentul Carl FOGARTY / Ducati2622201913Sunny / Dry99.13 km162.37 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
Aljinović, Luigi31161766.67 %582426
Arai, Shuya21621100.00 %463232
Archibald, Benn5.02113132.5050.00 %262929
Asai, Ichiro21218100.00 %463030
Assirelli, Redamo62121866.67 %981519
Baláž Mad'ara, Miloš22RT0.00 %132525
Bayliss, Troy22.025511.00100.00 %441212
Berner, Juha21919100.00 %312323
Bichler, Hannes11RT0.00 %63232
Bontempi, Piergiorgio118.0226595.3672.73 %40868
Bosch, Joop21212150.00 %282626
Bosetti, Paolo12525100.00 %172525
Buckmaster, Damon8.021884.0050.00 %291515
Bursa, Michal41171875.00 %492525
Cantalupo, Giorgio162111887.50 %3091722
Chandler, Doug11.021555.5050.00 %3133
Chili, Pierfrancesco209.0233639159.0960.87 %35914
Connell, Craig21111150.00 %291414
Crafar, Simon234.024716259.7575.00 %46014
Craggill, Martin17.02688.50100.00 %431616
Crevier, Steve9.0211124.50100.00 %551717
Defago, Richard22020100.00 %472727
Deletang, Jean-Marc3.0214151.50100.00 %361515
Duhamel, Miguel32.0223316.00100.00 %5655
Edwards, Colin79.0811269.8887.50 %15846
Emmerson, David1.02118180.5050.00 %212525
Emmett, Sean21.0838132.6362.50 %1521215
Esterer, Gerhard71519100.00 %1292022
Fath, Harry21232350.00 %242828
Fogarty, Carl358.02461551314.9279.17 %49425
Fujiwara, Katsuaki20.025710.00100.00 %4677
Fujiwara, Norihiko3.02115151.5050.00 %211616
Giles, Phil5.0214152.50100.00 %492222
Giles, Shawn2910100.00 %431717
Goddard, Peter11RT0.00 %199
Gozali, Joenzindy22RT0.00 %141919
Gruschka, Anton164141875.00 %2891921
Guettouche, Ali22022100.00 %462929
Haga, Noriyuki72.04131318.00100.00 %9634
Hale, Mike87.02487113.6366.67 %4431114
Häusle, Christian3.02116161.5050.00 %242323
Haydon, James19.0181211141.0633.33 %2261217
Hislop, Steve22RT0.00 %141515
Hodgson, Neil137.02217476.2368.18 %37318
Ito, Shin'ichi21111150.00 %2299
Jänisch, Rainer21617100.00 %322121
Jerman, Igor50.02439152.0887.50 %4951419
Kamada, Manabu21318100.00 %462828
Karban, Vladimír22022100.00 %492525
Kipp, Tom12.028106.00100.00 %561414
Kitagawa, Keiichi13.021446.5050.00 %381010
Kocinski, John416.024917311317.3395.83 %54314
Korpiaho, Erkka7.0415171.75100.00 %831818
Kraus, Lothar22RT0.00 %63030
Krynock, Mike21415100.00 %542323
Kusuma, Simon Yudha6.0213133.00100.00 %461818
Lavieille, Christian16.08210142.0075.00 %1511719
Lavilla Vidal, Gregorio18.0737122.5757.14 %109912
Lelek, Ondřej81922100.00 %1522427
Lindholm, Christer12.04112123.0075.00 %541314
Love, Jason21114100.00 %432121
Mackenzie, Niall17.031785.6766.67 %5548
Malvini, Paolo41202275.00 %742225
Marchetti, Dario22RT0.00 %142727
Mark, Udo10913100.00 %1981415
Marks, Steve31619100.00 %632324
Martin, Steve21161650.00 %331313
Maxwell, Alistair11RT0.00 %12727
Mazzali, Andrea22RT0.00 %132323
Meklau, Andreas40.01018124.0090.00 %195514
Middleton, Simon21181850.00 %233131
Mladin, Mat22RT0.00 %381515
Moss, Greg21141450.00 %292020
Mrkývka, Jiří121141991.67 %2592025
Nakatani, Shin'ya21722100.00 %452929
Niederkircher, Ossi1.0222220.50100.00 %463030
Nottingham, Nigel21718100.00 %482626
Orchard, John21212150.00 %253434
Pallis, Emmanouil21202050.00 %222929
Picotte, Pascal3.02113131.5050.00 %341212
Pittaluga, Lino21232350.00 %192424
Platacis, Heinz22122100.00 %303030
Rechberger, Anton22323100.00 %463131
Reynolds, John21.0627123.5066.67 %991113
Riba Cabana, Pere69.02219143.1495.45 %4801318
Ritchie, Graeme11RT0.00 %2828
Rudroff, Michael21718100.00 %322020
Ruggia, Jean-Philippe2.02114141.0050.00 %201818
Russell, Scott226.024213269.4287.50 %51617
Rutter, Michael21.0213710.50100.00 %501616
Ryo, Akira9.028134.50100.00 %461919
Sadowski, David11RT0.00 %142020
Sampson, Brett43141425.00 %282122
Scatola, Bruno31141566.67 %532727
Scatola, Vittorio31212266.67 %272226
Schmid, Jochen46.0109124.60100.00 %1981213
Scudeler, Gilson21719100.00 %502222
Serizawa, Tamaki17.02688.50100.00 %461212
Slight, Aaron343.024311121414.2991.67 %52315
Spilt, Gijsbert21242450.00 %192929
Stafford, Craig21517100.00 %413030
Stringer, Ray21214100.00 %491818
Suter, Eskil22RT0.00 %71717
Suzuki, Makoto15.0410153.75100.00 %961619
Takeda, Yuichi11.027125.50100.00 %462020
Takeishi, Shin'ya10.021775.0050.00 %451515
Tozer, Stephen21719100.00 %403333
Vanolini, Daniele11RT0.00 %03232
Voukakis, Nikolaos11RT0.00 %02626
Walker, Chris47.089105.88100.00 %1841112
Whitham, James140.02225386.3677.27 %411811
Wilshaw, Graeme22RT0.00 %302828
Wolfsteiner, Johann2.02119191.0050.00 %372626
Yanagawa, Akira247.02225241511.2381.82 %44114
Yates, Aaron5.02111112.5050.00 %3999
Yoshikawa, Wataru215550.00 %2122

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
Ducati440.0282492146111118.3364.12 %2860113
Honda486.01724123141211020.2589.92 %2509114
Kawasaki359.0382421234211214.9676.54 %3240115
Suzuki206.018242213118.5875.29 %1597714
Yamaha301.017241611611112.5482.42 %1758113