1997 Superbike World Championship

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1997 Superbike World Championship
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Supersport World Series

The 1997 Superbike World Championship was the tenth FIM Superbike World Championship season. The season started on 23 March at Phillip Island and finished on 12 October at Sentul after 12 rounds.

John Kocinski won the riders' championship with 9 victories and Honda won the manufacturers' championship.

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Report
1 R1 Australia Phillip Island 23 March New Zealand Aaron Slight United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda Report
R2 United States Colin Edwards New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda
2 R1 San Marino Misano 20 April Japan Akira Yanagawa Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Gattolone Racing Report
R2 United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda
3 R1 United Kingdom Donington 4 May United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Italy Pierfrancesco Chili New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda Report
R2 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Corse ADVF
4 R1 Germany Hockenheim 8 June New Zealand Simon Crafar United States John Kocinski New Zealand Aaron Slight Castrol Honda Report
R2 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Corse ADVF
5 R1 Italy Monza 22 June United States Scott Russell New Zealand Aaron Slight United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda Report
R2 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Gattolone Racing
6 R1 United States Laguna Seca 13 July Italy Pierfrancesco Chili United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda Report
R2 United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda
7 R1 European Union Brands Hatch 3 August Italy Pierfrancesco Chili United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Gattolone Racing Report
R2 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Corse ADVF
8 R1 Austria A1-Ring 17 August Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Japan Akira Yanagawa United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Corse ADVF Report
R2 Japan Akira Yanagawa Japan Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki Racing
9 R1 Netherlands Assen 31 August United States John Kocinski Italy Pierfrancesco Chili United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda Report
R2 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Corse ADVF
10 R1 Spain Albacete 21 September United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda Report
R2 New Zealand Simon Crafar United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda
11 R1 Japan Sugo 5 October Japan Akira Yanagawa Japan Akira Yanagawa Japan Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki Racing Report
R2 Japan Noriyuki Haga Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha World Superbike
12 R1 Indonesia Sentul 12 October United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski United States John Kocinski Castrol Honda Report
R2 United States John Kocinski United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Ducati Corse ADVF

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' standings[edit]

Riders entered into the European Superbike Championship—who scored points towards a separate championship—and competitors riding bikes complying to different technical regulations were not eligible to score World Championship points.[1]

1997 final riders' standings[2]
Pos Rider Bike AUS
Australia
SMR
San Marino
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ESP
Spain
JPN
Japan
INA
Indonesia
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 United States Kocinski Honda 1 7 2 1 10 5 2 14 1 2 1 1 3 2 5 3 1 3 1 1 9 3 1 Ret 416
2 United Kingdom Fogarty Ducati 2 4 3 3 2 1 4 1 3 4 2 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 2 1 Ret Ret 13 Ret 3 1 358
3 New Zealand Slight Honda Ret 1 4 2 1 3 1 Ret 2 5 7 10 6 8 3 2 4 4 2 3 6 4 2 4 343
4 Japan Yanagawa Kawasaki 4 Ret Ret 5 DNS DNS 8 2 8 Ret 10 5 5 4 2 1 8 7 4 4 1 Ret 4 2 247
5 New Zealand Crafar Kawasaki 3 3 5 7 3 4 Ret 6 4 7 4 Ret Ret 7 6 Ret 9 6 3 2 3 2 Ret Ret 234
6 United States Russell Yamaha 7 6 Ret 6 6 7 3 4 5 8 6 4 2 5 7 4 6 8 Ret 5 14 Ret 6 5 226
7 Italy Chili Ducati Ret DNS 1 Ret Ret 2 5 7 7 1 Ret 6 1 Ret 4 Ret 3 2 5 7 12 Ret Ret Ret 209
8 United Kingdom Whitham Suzuki Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 10 14 3 6 3 8 Ret 7 9 10 6 7 11 Ret 10 DNS DNS 9 6 140
9 United Kingdom Hodgson Ducati Ret Ret 7 4 4 9 6 8 Ret 9 4 6 8 Ret 5 5 Ret 8 18 Ret Ret 7 137
10 Italy Bontempi Kawasaki Ret 10 8 Ret 11 Ret 11 11 9 6 9 7 8 12 9 5 Ret 10 6 6 Ret Ret DNS DNS 118
11 United States Hale Suzuki Ret Ret Ret 12 15 Ret 9 Ret 10 9 14 Ret 9 11 11 7 11 Ret 8 9 21 10 8 Ret 87
12 United States Edwards Yamaha Ret 2 6 8 5 6 7 5 DNS DNS WD WD 79
13 Japan Haga Yamaha 2 1 5 3 72
14 Spain Riba Honda 10 17 9 9 18 15 NC 22 18 11 13 13 16 12 12 15 11 13 23 15 11 11 69
15 Slovenia Jerman Kawasaki 12 Ret 13 Ret 20 17 16 16 15 16 15 13 Ret 15 17 13 16 14 13 20 28 14 10 9 50
16 United Kingdom Walker Yamaha 10 10 12 10 10 9 10 11 47
17 Germany Schmid Kawasaki 13 9 13 10 14 11 13 12 9 12 46
18 Austria Meklau Ducati 8 15 17 14 10 10 11 Ret DNS DNS 15 8 40
19 Canada Duhamel Honda 3 3 32
20 Australia Bayliss Suzuki 5 5 22
21 United Kingdom Rutter Honda 11 3 21
22 United Kingdom Reynolds Ducati 9 11 19 Ret 7 Ret 21
23 United Kingdom Emmett Ducati 14 12 Ret Ret 20 9 Ret 8 21
24 Japan K. Fujiwara Suzuki 8 5 20
25 United Kingdom Haydon Ducati Ret 14 Ret 11 16 DSQ DNS Ret 12 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 19
26 Spain Lavilla Ducati 13 13 DNS 13 Ret Ret 7 Ret 18
27 Japan Serizawa Suzuki 10 6 17
28 Australia Craggill Kawasaki 6 9 17
29 United Kingdom Mackenzie Yamaha 7 8 DSQ Ret 17
30 France Lavielle Honda 10 10 19 16 17 Ret Ret 12 16
31 Japan Suzuki Ducati 25 11 12 10 15
32 Japan Kitagawa Suzuki 4 Ret 13
33 United States Kipp Yamaha 12 8 12
34 Sweden Lindholm Yamaha 12 Ret 12 12 12
35 United States Chandler Kawasaki 5 Ret 11
36 Japan Takeda Honda 16 7 11
37 Japan Takeishi Kawasaki 7 Ret 10
38 Japan Ryō Kawasaki 17 8 9
39 Canada Crevier Honda 11 12 9
40 Australia Buckmaster Kawasaki Ret 8 8
41 Finland Korpiaho Kawasaki 15 17 18 16 7
42 Indonesia Yudha-Kusuma Kawasaki 13 13 6
43 United States Yates Suzuki Ret 11 5
44 Australia Archibald Kawasaki 13 Ret 5
45 United Kingdom Giles Kawasaki 15 14 5
46 Japan N. Fujiwara Yamaha 15 Ret 3
47 Austria Häusle Ducati Ret 16 3
48 Canada Picotte Suzuki 13 Ret 3
49 France Delétang Yamaha 16 14 3
50 Austria Wolfsteiner Kawasaki NC 19 2
51 France Ruggia Yamaha 14 Ret 2
52 Austria Niederkircher Suzuki 22 22 1
53 Australia Emmerson Suzuki Ret 18 1
Riders not eligible to score points, with at least a top-15 finish
Japan Yoshikawa Yamaha 5 Ret 0
Australia Giles Honda 9 10 0
Germany Mark Suzuki 15 15 17 12 13 9 14 13 12 14 0
Italy Cantalupo Ducati 11 13 Ret 19 21 20 20 15 17 22 19 17 23 Ret 14 17 0
Australia Love Ducati 11 16 0
Japan Ito Honda 11 Ret 0
Australia Connell Ducati Ret 11 0
United Kingdom Stringer Kawasaki 12 16 0
Italy Assirelli Yamaha 12 17 21 21 Ret Ret 0
Japan Asai Ducati 24 12 0
Japan Kamada Honda 22 13 0
Czech Republic Mrkývka Honda 14 15 22 21 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 19 21 25 18 Ret 20 15 18 0
Italy Scatola Kawasaki 15 14 Ret DNS 0
Germany Gruschka Yamaha Ret Ret 21 18 18 17 19 18 Ret 19 18 14 20 Ret 16 19 0
United States Krynock Suzuki 16 14 0
United Kingdom Sampson Kawasaki Ret Ret 14 Ret 0
Australia Moss Honda 14 Ret 0
Austria Esterer Kawasaki 16 DNS 20 19 24 19 20 15 0
Australia Stafford Yamaha 15 19 0
Pos. Rider Bike AUS
Australia
SMR
San Marino
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ESP
Spain
JPN
Japan
INA
Indonesia
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

1997 final manufacturers' standings[2]
Pos. Manufacturer AUS
Australia
SMR
San Marino
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ESP
Spain
JPN
Japan
INA
Indonesia
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Japan Honda 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 14 1 2 1 1 3 2 3 2 1 3 1 1 6 3 1 4 486
2 Italy Ducati 2 4 1 3 2 1 4 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 8 2 1 5 7 11 9 3 1 440
3 Japan Kawasaki 3 3 5 5 3 4 8 2 4 6 4 5 5 4 2 1 8 6 3 2 1 2 4 2 359
4 Japan Yamaha 7 2 6 6 5 6 3 4 5 8 6 4 2 5 7 4 6 8 10 5 2 1 5 3 301
5 Japan Suzuki 5 5 Ret 12 8 10 9 3 6 3 8 11 7 9 10 6 7 11 8 9 4 5 8 6 205
Pos. Manufacturer AUS
Australia
SMR
San Marino
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
EUR
European Union
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ESP
Spain
JPN
Japan
INA
Indonesia
Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 Qualifying & Race Results". wsb-archives.co.uk. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "1997 Championship Standings". wsb-archives.co.uk. Retrieved 3 December 2015.