1997 German motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1997 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 20 July 1997 at the Nürburgring.

Germany  1997 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Nurburgring 1995.jpg
Date20 July 1997
Official nameADAC Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[1][2]
LocationNürburgring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.550 km (2.827 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:38.425
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:39.051
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Japan Takuma Aoki
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:40.361
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:40.993
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada
Second France Olivier Jacque
Third Germany Ralf Waldmann
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:47.160
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Yoshiaki Katoh
Time 2:01.546
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Yoshiaki Katoh
Third Germany Manfred Geissler
Tadayuki Okada, Mick Doohan and Takuma Aoki, celebrating on the podium after finishing second, first and third in the 500cc race.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Mick Doohan Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 44:55.117 25
2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda +5.690 20
3   Takuma Aoki Repsol Honda Honda +24.873 16
4   Nobuatsu Aoki Rheos Elf FCC TS Honda +25.157 13
5   Doriano Romboni IP Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia +35.884 11
6   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda +38.907 10
7   Sete Gibernau Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha +39.541 9
8   Juan Borja Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 +52.475 8
9   Anthony Gobert Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +55.283 7
10   Alberto Puig Movistar Honda Pons Honda +55.436 6
11   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Team Millar MQP Honda +55.794 5
12   Daryl Beattie Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +1:02.772 4
13   Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 +1:17.345 3
14   Bernard Garcia Team Tecmas Honda +1:22.292 2
15   Kirk McCarthy World Championship Motorsports ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 1
16   Laurent Naveau Millet Racing ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Norifumi Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Luca Cadalora Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 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   Kenny Roberts Jr Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas Retirement
Sources: [3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 42:36.407 25
2   Olivier Jacque Honda +0.093 20
3   Ralf Waldmann Honda +0.106 16
4   Max Biaggi Honda +0.135 13
5   Loris Capirossi Aprilia +28.183 11
6   Tohru Ukawa Honda +34.325 10
7   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +41.082 9
8   Jeremy McWilliams Honda +41.082 8
9   Haruchika Aoki Honda +42.656 7
10   Emilio Alzamora Honda +53.170 6
11   Franco Battaini Yamaha +59.502 5
12   Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia +1:12.687 4
13   Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +1:14.481 3
14   Luca Boscoscuro Honda +1:17.778 2
15   Cristiano Migliorati Honda +1:18.013 1
16   Sebastian Porto Aprilia +1:18.245
17   Luis d'Antin Yamaha +1:18.483
18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +1:18.519
19   Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia +1:18.883
20   William Costes Honda +1:19.530
21   Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia +1:32.590
22   Kurtis Roberts Honda +1 Lap
23   Jurgen Lingg Honda +1 Lap
24   Matthias Neukirchen Yamaha +1 Lap
25   Stefan Kruse Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Idalio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Jamie Robinson Suzuki 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 48:05.749 25
2   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +0.569 20
3   Manfred Geissler Aprilia +13.523 16
4   Frederic Petit Honda +39.485 13
5   Lucio Cecchinello Honda +40.020 11
6   Jorge Martinez Aprilia +40.040 10
7   Mirko Giansanti Honda +59.415 9
8   Gino Borsoi Yamaha +1:01.314 8
9   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +1:03.505 7
10   Enrique Maturana Yamaha +1:04.228 6
11   Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:07.668 5
12   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +1:14.204 4
13   Ivan Goi Aprilia +1:15.843 3
14   Alex Hofmann Yamaha +2:06.339 2
15   Benny Jerzenbeck Honda +1 Lap 1
16   Klaus Nohles Honda +2 Laps
Ret   Masao Azuma Honda Retirement
Ret   Tomomi Manako Honda Retirement
Ret   Emanuel Buchner Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Josep Sarda Honda Retirement
Ret   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Dirk Raudies Honda Retirement
Ret   Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret   Mark Stief Honda Retirement
Ret   Roberto Locatelli Honda Retirement
Ret   Youichi Ui Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Dirk Heidolf Honda Retirement
Ret   Oliver Perschke Honda Retirement
Ret   Noboru Ueda Honda Retirement
Ret   Garry McCoy Aprilia Retirement


Previous race:
1997 City of Imola Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1997 season
Next race:
1997 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Previous race:
1996 German Grand Prix
German Grand Prix Next race:
1998 German Grand Prix

ReferencesEdit

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