1997 Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1997 Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 31 August 1997 at the Masaryk Circuit located in Brno, Czech Republic. A young Valentino Rossi took his first title at this track by finishing in 3rd place after winning his first race here 1 year ago.

Czech Republic  1997 Czech Republic Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Brno (formerly Masarykův okruh).svg
Date31 August 1997
Official nameGrand Prix České Republiky[1][2]
LocationBrno Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.403 km (3.357 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 2:14.105
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 2:02.560
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Italy Luca Cadalora
Third Japan Nobuatsu Aoki
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 2:18.982
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 2:05.393
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second France Olivier Jacque
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 2:25.891
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 2:11.669
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda
Second Japan Tomomi Manako
Third Italy Valentino Rossi

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Mick Doohan Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 45:25.012 25
2   Luca Cadalora Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha +14.858 20
3   Nobuatsu Aoki Rheos Elf FCC TS Honda +15.110 16
4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda +15.323 13
5   Norifumi Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha +15.648 11
6   Takuma Aoki Repsol Honda Honda +16.846 10
7   Regis Laconi Team Tecmas Honda +48.778 9
8   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda +48.945 8
9   Kenny Roberts Jr Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas +50.117 7
10   Daryl Beattie Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +1:02.377 6
11   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Team Millar MQP Honda +1:07.852 5
12   Anthony Gobert Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +1:39.033 4
13   Alberto Puig Movistar Honda Pons Honda +1:45.597 3
14   Laurent Naveau Millet Racing ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 2
Ret   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 Retirement
Ret   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda Retirement
Ret   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda Retirement
Ret   Frederic Protat Soverex FP Racing Honda Retirement
Ret   Jean-Michel Bayle Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas Retirement
Ret   Sete Gibernau Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kirk McCarthy World Championship Motorsports Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Doriano Romboni IP Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Juan Borja Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 Retirement
Sources: [3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Max Biaggi Honda 42:06.724 25
2   Olivier Jacque Honda +0.514 20
3   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +9.992 16
4   Ralf Waldmann Honda +13.153 13
5   Tohru Ukawa Honda +31.776 11
6   Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +38.777 10
7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia +43.740 9
8   Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia +58.722 8
9   Cristiano Migliorati Honda +59.569 7
10   Sebastian Porto Aprilia +1:03.501 6
11   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha +1:12.403 5
12   Emilio Alzamora Honda +1:17.559 4
13   Jamie Robinson Suzuki +1:25.621 3
14   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +1:26.471 2
15   Franco Battaini Yamaha +1:31.953 1
16   Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia +1:34.293
17   Claudio Vanzetta Aprilia +1:58.858
18   Kurtis Roberts Honda +1 Lap
19   Oscar Sainz Yamaha +1 Lap
20   Radomil Rous Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret   Luca Boscoscuro Honda Retirement
Ret   Idalio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Haruchika Aoki Honda Retirement
Ret   Vladimir Castka Honda Retirement
Ret   Maurice Bolwerk Honda Retirement
Ret   William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Bohumil Stasa Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Loris Capirossi Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Noboru Ueda Honda 42:13.666 25
2   Tomomi Manako Honda +0.170 20
3   Valentino Rossi Aprilia +0.328 16
4   Roberto Locatelli Honda +0.776 13
5   Lucio Cecchinello Honda +0.883 11
6   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +0.960 10
7   Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1.054 9
8   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +1.162 8
9   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +3.442 7
10   Youichi Ui Yamaha +6.062 6
11   Garry McCoy Aprilia +11.579 5
12   Mirko Giansanti Honda +11.756 4
13   Manfred Geissler Aprilia +11.885 3
14   Jaroslav Hules Honda +12.801 2
15   Frederic Petit Honda +13.289 1
16   Enrique Maturana Yamaha +29.524
17   Marco Melandri Honda +29.622
18   Josep Sarda Honda +35.321
19   Dirk Raudies Honda +1:04.317
20   Emanuel Buchner Aprilia +1:04.517
21   Igor Kalab Honda +1:44.329
Ret   Ivan Goi Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Michal Březina Honda Retirement
Ret   Masao Azuma Honda Retirement
Ret   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Gino Borsoi Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Chris Burns Honda Retirement
Ret   Jorge Martinez Aprilia Retirement


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

ReferencesEdit

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