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

Qualifying 1

Scheduled duration: 60 mins
Started: 38 / Classified: 38

Scheduled start time: 15:30
Weather: Cloudy / Track: Dry

P.#Cl.RiderBikeBest LapGapKM/HOnLapsSpd.
18WJapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki1:35.139168.391121266.6
26WNew ZealandSimon CRAFARDunlop tyresKawasaki1:35.2120.073168.262526263.6
345WUSAColin EDWARDSDunlop tyresYamaha1:35.2290.090168.232123265.4
42WNew ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda1:35.3420.203168.032324269.7
54WGreat BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati1:35.8070.668167.21420267.2
622WUSAScott RUSSELLDunlop tyresYamaha1:35.8420.703167.152323267.9
77WItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati1:36.0780.939166.74821269.7
852WAustraliaTroy BAYLISSDunlop tyresSuzuki1:36.2031.064166.521823260.6
93WUSAJohn KOCINSKIMichelin tyresHonda1:36.2181.079166.501919271.0
109WGreat BritainNeil HODGSONMichelin tyresDucati1:36.2451.106166.452020264.2
1151WAustraliaPeter GODDARDDunlop tyresSuzuki1:36.2731.134166.401218263.0
1299AustraliaSteve MARTINDunlop tyresSuzuki1:36.3271.188166.311819260.0
1315WItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki1:37.3572.218164.55413258.2
1449AustraliaShawn GILESDunlop tyresHonda1:37.4112.272164.461821254.8
1512WGreat BritainJames WHITHAMMichelin tyresSuzuki1:37.6552.516164.05921264.8
1611WUSAMike HALEMichelin tyresSuzuki1:37.6842.545164.002020264.8
1744WAustraliaDamon BUCKMASTERDunlop tyresKawasaki1:37.7192.580163.94718258.8
1839AustraliaCraig CONNELLMichelin tyresDucati1:37.9712.832163.521821264.8
1932WAustraliaMartin CRAGGILLDunlop tyresKawasaki1:38.0062.867163.461322254.3
2038AustraliaGreg MOSSDunlop tyresHonda1:39.0403.901161.75520252.0
2142WAustraliaDavid EMMERSONSuzuki1:39.3734.234161.211618254.3
2231WSloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki1:39.5424.403160.941624257.1
2335AustraliaJason LOVEMichelin tyresDucati1:39.9074.768160.351820256.5
2441AustraliaAlistair MAXWELLKawasaki1:40.0354.896160.141021251.5
2517WSpainPere RIBAMichelin tyresHonda1:40.1384.999159.981016253.7
2614WGreat BritainJames HAYDONMichelin tyresDucati1:40.3875.248159.581623260.6
2713WAustriaAndreas MEKLAUMichelin tyresDucati1:40.4805.341159.431818262.4
2869WAustraliaBenn ARCHIBALDMichelin tyresKawasaki1:41.6646.525157.582121252.0
2974WAustraliaJohn PHELANKawasaki1:41.8306.691157.321216246.6
3062AustraliaGraeme WILSHAWSuzuki1:42.0736.934156.951220250.4
3189WAustraliaJohn ORCHARDKawasaki1:42.6907.551156.001818242.0
3279WAustraliaDaniele VANOLINIMichelin tyresDucati1:42.6977.558155.991717258.2
3366AustraliaStephen TOZERKawasaki1:43.1938.054155.242126244.0
3434AustraliaSimon MIDDLETONKawasaki1:43.3878.248154.951012240.5
3548AustraliaCraig STAFFORDDunlop tyresYamaha1:45.0329.893152.52410239.5
3676WAustraliaScott WEBSTERHonda1:45.32210.183152.101019237.5
3796WAustraliaPaul CARIDISuzuki1:45.50110.362151.85820241.5
3891WAustraliaSteven DOYLEHonda1:47.53512.396148.97613230.8
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)