1997 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1997 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 17 August 1997 at Donington Park.

United Kingdom  1997 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date17 August 1997
Official nameSun British Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationDonington Park
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:32.872
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:32.856
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Brazil Alex Barros
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:34.346
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:34.137
Podium
First Germany Ralf Waldmann
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:39.713
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:39.236
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Masaki Tokudome
Third Japan Noboru Ueda

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Mick Doohan Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 46:55.378 25
2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda +0.231 20
3   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda +24.403 16
4   Nobuatsu Aoki Rheos Elf FCC TS Honda +28.291 13
5   Luca Cadalora Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha +31.346 11
6   Daryl Beattie Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +32.543 10
7   Doriano Romboni IP Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia +44.472 9
8   Juan Borja Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 +47.045 8
9   Norifumi Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha +48.157 7
10   Takuma Aoki Repsol Honda Honda +1:03.529 6
11   Kenny Roberts Jr Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas +1:14.190 5
12   Kirk McCarthy World Championship Motorsports Yamaha +1:18.323 4
13   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Team Millar MQP Honda +1:19.937 3
14   Jay Vincent Padgett's Honda +1:21.385 2
15   Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 +1 Lap 1
16   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
17   Frederic Protat Soverex FP Racing Honda +1 Lap
18   Laurent Naveau Millet Racing ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret   Alberto Puig Movistar Honda Pons Honda Retirement
Ret   Sete Gibernau Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda Retirement
Ret   Anthony Gobert Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Retirement
Sources: [3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Ralf Waldmann Honda 42:50.897 25
2   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +0.133 20
3   Loris Capirossi Aprilia +11.496 16
4   Olivier Jacque Honda +15.138 13
5   Tohru Ukawa Honda +17.746 11
6   Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +35.701 10
7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia +43.881 9
8   Haruchika Aoki Honda +1:01.520 8
9   Sebastian Porto Aprilia +1:08.890 7
10   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +1:19.156 6
11   Franco Battaini Yamaha +1:19.981 5
12   Scott Smart Honda +1:22.583 4
13   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha +1:22.983 3
14   John McGuinness Aprilia +1 Lap 2
15   Callum Ramsay Honda +1 Lap 1
16   Steve Sawford Honda +1 Lap
17   Gary May Yamaha +1 Lap
18   Kurtis Roberts Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jamie Robinson Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Luis d'Antin Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Cristiano Migliorati Honda Retirement
Ret   Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia Retirement
Ret   William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret   Emilio Alzamora Honda Retirement
Ret   Max Biaggi Honda Retirement

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 43:43.254 25
2   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +1.780 20
3   Noboru Ueda Honda +8.499 16
4   Garry McCoy Aprilia +8.874 13
5   Roberto Locatelli Honda +16.258 11
6   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +16.997 10
7   Mirko Giansanti Honda +20.571 9
8   Tomomi Manako Honda +25.710 8
9   Frederic Petit Honda +26.416 7
10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda +28.467 6
11   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +28.467 5
12   Manfred Geissler Aprilia +34.913 4
13   Masao Azuma Honda +43.963 3
14   Darren Barton Honda +52.302 2
15   Enrique Maturana Yamaha +57.571 1
16   Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1:04.748
17   Ivan Goi Aprilia +1:05.183
18   Fernando Mendes Honda +1:14.106
19   Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:15.683
20   Jason Davies Honda +1:31.795
21   Alan Green Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Chris Burns Honda Retirement
Ret   Steve Patrickson Honda Retirement
Ret   Josep Sarda Honda Retirement
Ret   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Dirk Raudies Honda Retirement
Ret   Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret   Gino Borsoi Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Youichi Ui Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jorge Martinez Aprilia Retirement


Previous race:
1997 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1997 season
Next race:
1997 Czech Republic Grand Prix
Previous race:
1996 British Grand Prix
British Grand Prix Next race:
1998 British Grand Prix

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997 British MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Donington Park - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "1997 British MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · BRITISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1997". www.motogp.com.