1997 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1997 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 8 June 1997 at Circuit Paul Ricard.

France  1997 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Paul Ricard 1986.jpg
Date8 June 1997
Official nameGrand Prix de France Moto[1]
LocationCircuit Paul Ricard
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.800 km (2.361 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:21.082
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:21.674
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Japan Tadayuki Okada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:23.059
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:23.559
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Germany Ralf Waldmann
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Garry McCoy
Time 1:28.774
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tomomi Manako
Time 1:28.383
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Tomomi Manako
Third Australia Garry McCoy

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Mick Doohan Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 42:38.064 25
2   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda +4.292 20
3   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda +5.715 16
4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team' Honda +6.159 13
5   Takuma Aoki Repsol Honda Honda +24.227 11
6   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda +41.437 10
7   Norifumi Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha +41.734 9
8   Alberto Puig Movistar Honda Pons Honda +44.834 8
9   Juan Borja Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 +51.921 7
10   Anthony Gobert Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +52.601 6
11   Doriano Romboni IP Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia +53.860 5
12   Daryl Beattie Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +56.191 4
13   Sete Gibernau Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha +1:01.044 3
14   Troy Corser Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha +1:04.573 2
15   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Team Millar MQP Honda +1:17.668 1
16   Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 +1:20.972
17   Bernard Garcia Team Tecmas Honda +1:23.191
18   Frederic Protat Soverex FP Racing Honda +1 Lap
19   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret   Nobuatsu Aoki Rheos Elf FCC TS Honda Retirement
Ret   Kirk McCarthy World Championship Motorsports ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Luca Cadalora Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jean-Michel Bayle Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas Retirement
Ret   Laurent Naveau Millet Racing ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kenny Roberts Jr Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas Retirement
Sources: [2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 40:58.961 25
2   Max Biaggi Honda +0.043 20
3   Ralf Waldmann Honda +0.224 16
4   Loris Capirossi Aprilia +8.387 13
5   Tohru Ukawa Honda +29.702 11
6   Haruchika Aoki Honda +46.755 10
7   Sebastian Porto Aprilia +53.322 9
8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha +56.677 8
9   William Costes Honda +58.027 7
10   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +58.257 6
11   Jeremy McWilliams Honda +58.414 5
12   Franco Battaini Aprilia +59.619 4
13   Sebastien Gimbert Honda +1:04.540 3
14   Idalio Gavira Aprilia +1 Lap 2
15   Claudio Vanzetta Aprilia +1 Lap 1
16   Frederic Boutin Aprilia +1 Lap
Ret   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Olivier Jacque Honda Retirement
Ret   Franck Poulle Honda Retirement
Ret   Bertrand Stey Honda Retirement
Ret   Cristiano Migliorati Honda Retirement
Ret   Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda Retirement
Ret   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Stefano Perugini Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 40:20.214 25
2   Tomomi Manako Honda +2.961 20
3   Garry McCoy Aprilia +12.462 16
4   Youichi Ui Yamaha +17.681 13
5   Frederic Petit Honda +30.402 11
6   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +38.164 10
7   Mirko Giansanti Honda +44.116 9
8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +44.549 8
9   Masao Azuma Honda +44.745 7
10   Dirk Raudies Honda +49.734 6
11   Enrique Maturana Yamaha +51.151 5
12   Gino Borsoi Yamaha +1:02.148 4
13   Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1:05.228 3
14   Josep Sarda Honda +1:05.473 2
15   Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:05.955 1
16   Ivan Goi Aprilia +1:29.111
17   Nicolas Dussauge Honda +1 Lap
18   Benny Jerzenbeck Honda +1 Lap
19   Vincent Philippe Honda +1 Lap
20   Patrick Detot Honda +1 Lap
21   Fabien Rousseau Aprilia +1 Lap
Ret   Roberto Locatelli Honda Retirement
Ret   Mike Lougassi Honda Retirement
Ret   Eric Mizera Honda Retirement
Ret   Noboru Ueda Honda Retirement
Ret   Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret   Lucio Cecchinello Honda Retirement
Ret   Manfred Geissler Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia Retirement


Previous race:
1997 Austrian Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1997 season
Next race:
1997 Dutch TT
Previous race:
1996 French Grand Prix
French Grand Prix[4] Next race:
1998 French Grand Prix

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1997". Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ "1997 French MotoGP | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1997". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "1997 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.