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1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

Season summaryEdit

A fourth world championship in a row for Honda's Mick Doohan with another dominating performance. He broke Giacomo Agostini's record for victories in one season with 12 wins.[1] It was also dominating year for Honda with eight of the top ten riders aboard Hondas.[1] The Yamaha and Suzuki teams were in disarray.[1] Kenny Roberts left Yamaha to start his own venture with a lightweight, three-cylinder Modenas.[1] Wayne Rainey's team was left with the inconsistent Norifumi Abe and Sete Gibernau, a rookie.[1] Daryl Beattie wasn't able to come back from head injuries and retired at the end of the year while Anthony Gobert failed a drug test and was dismissed by the Suzuki team.[1] The Elf team soldiered on with their Swiss-Auto V4 but Aprilia decided to pull their V twin from the 500 class at the end of the year.[1]

Max Biaggi had a harder time defending his title from Tetsuya Harada and Ralf Waldmann, not clinching the title until the last race of the year.[1] A new star emerged from the 125 class with Valentino Rossi winning 11 races for a commanding win on an Aprilia.[1]

1997 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

1997 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 13 April   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Shah Alam   Valentino Rossi   Max Biaggi   Mick Doohan Report
2 20 April   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Suzuka   Noboru Ueda   Daijiro Kato   Mick Doohan Report
3 4 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez   Valentino Rossi   Ralf Waldmann   Àlex Crivillé Report
4 18 May   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello   Valentino Rossi   Max Biaggi   Mick Doohan Report
5 1 June   Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix Zeltweg   Noboru Ueda   Olivier Jacque   Mick Doohan Report
6 8 June   French motorcycle Grand Prix Paul Ricard   Valentino Rossi   Tetsuya Harada   Mick Doohan Report
7 28 June ††   Dutch TT Assen   Valentino Rossi   Tetsuya Harada   Mick Doohan Report
8 6 July   City of Imola motorcycle Grand Prix Imola   Valentino Rossi   Max Biaggi   Mick Doohan Report
9 20 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix Nürburgring   Valentino Rossi   Tetsuya Harada   Mick Doohan Report
10 3 August   Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro   Valentino Rossi   Olivier Jacque   Mick Doohan Report
11 17 August   British motorcycle Grand Prix Donington   Valentino Rossi   Ralf Waldmann   Mick Doohan Report
12 31 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno   Noboru Ueda   Max Biaggi   Mick Doohan Report
13 14 September   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya   Valentino Rossi   Ralf Waldmann   Mick Doohan Report
14 28 September   Indonesian motorcycle Grand Prix Sentul   Valentino Rossi   Max Biaggi   Tadayuki Okada Report
15 5 October   Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island   Noboru Ueda   Ralf Waldmann   Àlex Crivillé Report

†† = Saturday race

ParticipantsEdit

500 cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
Repsol Honda Honda Honda NSR500 (NV0X) 1   Mick Doohan All
2   Àlex Crivillé 1–7, 12–15
7   Tadayuki Okada All
Honda NSR500V (NVAB) 24   Takuma Aoki All
Yamaha Promotor Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 (OWH0) 3   Luca Cadalora 1–3
11   Troy Corser 1–3
Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 (OWH0) 3   Luca Cadalora 4–15
11   Troy Corser 4–7
22   Kirk McCarthy 11–15
ROC Yamaha ROC Yamaha 9–10
Honda Gresini Honda Honda NSR500V 4   Alex Barros All
Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 (OWH0) 5   Norick Abe All
20   Sete Gibernau All
Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 (XR87) 6   Daryl Beattie All
23   Anthony Gobert 1, 4–12
26   Yukio Kagayama 15
27   Peter Goddard 2–3
14–15
MoviStar Honda Pons Honda Honda NSR500 8   Carlos Checa All
9   Alberto Puig All
Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas Modenas KR3 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. All
12   Jean-Michel Bayle All
Tecmas Honda Elf Honda Honda NSR500V 13   Bernard Garcia 6–9
55   Regis Laconi 1–5, 10–15
ELF 500 ROC Elf Elf 500 14   Juan Borja All
16   Jürgen Fuchs All
Soverex FP Racing ROC Yamaha ROC Yamaha 15   Frédéric Protat 1–3
Honda Honda NSR500V 4–15
Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha ROC Yamaha 17   Lucio Pedercini All
Rheos ELF F.C.C. T.S. Honda Honda NSR500 18   Nobuatsu Aoki All
IP Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSW-2 500 19   Doriano Romboni 3–15
39   Alessandro Gramigni 1–2
Team Millar MQP Honda Honda NSR500V 21   Jurgen van den Goorbergh All
World Champ Motorsports ROC Yamaha ROC Yamaha 22   Kirk McCarthy 1–8
Millet Racing ROC Yamaha ROC Yamaha 25   Laurent Naveau All
Marlboro Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 51   Norihiko Fujiwara 2
Team Paton Paton Paton V70 C10/3 53   Francesco Monaco 4, 8
Padgett's Honda Honda NSR500V 98   Jason Vincent 11
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

StandingsEdit

Riders' standingsEdit

500cc[4][5]Edit

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts
1   Mick Doohan Honda 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 Ret 340
2   Tadayuki Okada Honda 10 3 3 Ret 2 3 12 5 2 2 2 Ret 6 1 4 197
3   Nobuatsu Aoki Honda 3 5 5 3 4 Ret 4 2 4 4 4 3 5 4 Ret 179
4   Àlex Crivillé Honda 2 2 1 4 5 4 DNS 4 3 3 1 172
5   Takuma Aoki Honda 5 4 4 Ret Ret 5 Ret 3 3 DNS 10 6 7 7 2 134
6   Luca Cadalora Yamaha 4 11 11 2 3 Ret Ret 6 Ret 3 5 2 4 Ret Ret 129
7   Norifumi Abe Yamaha 8 7 7 7 9 7 10 7 Ret 5 9 5 12 5 3 126
8   Carlos Checa Honda 6 6 Ret Ret 6 2 2 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 6 10 119
9   Alex Barros Honda 11 10 8 6 13 6 6 9 6 Ret 3 8 Ret Ret 8 101
10   Doriano Romboni Aprilia 6 11 10 11 3 Ret 5 7 7 Ret 10 10 11 88
11   Daryl Beattie Suzuki Ret Ret 12 5 11 12 7 13 12 13 6 10 17 12 DNS 63
12   Alberto Puig Honda 7 8 Ret Ret 8 8 5 12 10 14 Ret 13 15 14 15 63
13   Sete Gibernau Yamaha 9 Ret 9 9 Ret 13 19 11 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 6 56
14   Régis Laconi Honda 12 12 10 10 Ret 9 Ret 7 11 16 5 52
15   Anthony Gobert Suzuki DNS 13 7 10 13 10 9 10 Ret 12 44
16   Kenny Roberts Jr. Modenas KR3 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret 8 17 Ret Ret 11 9 8 9 14 37
17   Juan Borja ELF 500 14 Ret DNS Ret 12 9 15 Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 37
18   Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas KR3 Ret 14 13 8 14 Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 DNS Ret Ret Ret 16 31
19   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Honda 15 15 14 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 11 11 13 11 14 Ret 12 29
20   Jürgen Fuchs ELF 500 Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 16 9 14 13 6 15 Ret 16 11 Ret 28
21   Kirk McCarthy ROC Yamaha Ret 16 15 14 17 Ret DNS 15 15 12 20
Yamaha 12 Ret 13 15 13
22   Peter Goddard Suzuki 13 Ret 13 9 13
23   Troy Corser Yamaha 13 Ret Ret 12 Ret 14 14 11
24   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 7 9
25   Norihiko Fujiwara Yamaha 9 7
26   Bernard Garcia Honda 17 11 Ret 14 7
27   Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha 17 Ret 19 16 15 Ret 16 Ret 16 16 18 14 19 18 19 3
28   Jason Vincent Honda 14 2
29   Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha 16 Ret 17 15 16 19 18 16 Ret 15 16 Ret 18 17 17 2
  Frédéric Protat ROC Yamaha Ret 17 Ret 0
Honda 17 18 17 18 Ret 17 17 Ret Ret Ret 18
  Francesco Monaco Paton Ret 19 0
  Alessandro Gramigni Aprilia Ret DNS 0
Pos Rider Bike MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
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
Italics – Fastest Lap

250cc[6]Edit

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts
1   Max Biaggi Honda 1 7 3 1 3 2 DSQ 1 4 5 Ret 1 2 1 2 250
2   Ralf Waldmann Honda 4 5 1 4 2 3 2 4 3 12 1 4 1 7 1 248
3   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 2 3 2 Ret 18 1 1 5 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 235
4   Olivier Jacque Honda 3 DNS 7 5 1 Ret Ret 2 2 1 4 2 6 3 3 201
5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 6 2 Ret Ret 5 5 4 3 6 3 5 5 3 2 8 173
6   Loris Capirossi Aprilia Ret 11 Ret 3 4 4 3 Ret 5 4 3 Ret 5 14 DNS 116
7   Takeshi Tsujimura T.S. Honda Ret 4 4 Ret 7 Ret 6 Ret 13 8 6 6 7 5 4 109
8   Haruchika Aoki Honda 5 8 5 14 8 6 Ret 8 9 7 8 Ret 8 6 14 102
9   Stefano Perugini Aprilia Ret Ret 6 7 6 Ret 5 Ret Ret 6 7 7 Ret 8 7 85
10   Jeremy McWilliams Honda 9 16 9 9 Ret 11 9 7 8 10 Ret 11 10 10 73
11   Sebastián Porto Aprilia Ret 12 Ret 10 9 7 Ret Ret 16 9 9 10 18 9 9 60
12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 14 9 8 6 10 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret 55
13   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 11 Ret 12 15 Ret 10 8 9 18 Ret Ret 14 10 13 11 47
14   Franco Battaini Yamaha 13 21 14 13 14 12 11 11 11 11 15 15 12 12 44
15   Cristiano Migliorati Honda 8 22 Ret Ret 16 DNS 13 13 15 11 Ret 9 16 11 13 35
16   Luis d'Antin Yamaha Ret 17 11 11 11 8 10 Ret 17 Ret Ret 13 Ret 16 32
17   Emilio Alzamora Honda 7 DNS Ret DNS Ret 10 10 14 Ret 12 12 Ret Ret 31
18   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 2 Ret 6 30
19   Daijiro Kato Honda 1 25
20   William Costes Honda Ret Ret 19 17 13 9 7 12 20 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 23
21   José Luis Cardoso Honda Ret 20 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 15 13 11 14 Ret Ret 19
22   Jamie Robinson Suzuki Ret 14 16 8 12 Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 18
23   Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia 10 18 13 16 15 12 16 19 17 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 14
24   Luca Boscoscuro Honda 15 19 15 12 Ret Ret Ret 14 13 Ret Ret 17 15 15 13
25   Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 12 16 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 12
26   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 6 10
27   Troy Bayliss Suzuki 6 10
28   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 10 6
29   Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia 12 Ret 17 Ret 19 DNS 15 Ret 21 19 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 5
30   Scott Smart Honda 12 4
31   Naoto Ogura Yamaha 13 3
32   Sébastien Gimbert Honda 13 3
33   Idalio Gavira Aprilia Ret DNS Ret 18 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
34   Maurice Bolwerk Honda 14 Ret 2
35   John McGuinness Aprilia 14 2
36   Choujun Kameya Suzuki 15 1
37   Claudio Vanzetta Aprilia 15 17 1
38   Callum Ramsay Honda 15 1
Pos Rider Bike MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
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
Italics – Fastest Lap

125cc[7]Edit

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts
1   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 1 Ret 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 6 321
2   Noboru Ueda Honda 3 1 2 4 1 Ret 4 5 Ret 2 3 1 3 4 1 238
3   Tomomi Manako Honda 7 12 5 5 3 2 2 2 Ret 4 8 2 5 5 3 190
4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 2 2 7 6 6 Ret 3 3 Ret 5 Ret 9 2 2 2 179
5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 5 13 4 7 5 DNS 7 Ret 9 10 2 8 11 6 8 120
6   Jorge Martínez Aprilia 6 5 3 2 Ret DNS 6 6 6 7 Ret Ret 12 3 13 119
7   Garry McCoy Aprilia Ret 7 Ret 3 4 3 Ret 4 Ret 13 4 11 9 9 9 109
8   Roberto Locatelli Honda 17 11 8 14 8 Ret 8 7 Ret 11 5 4 7 10 4 97
9   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 4 18 12 16 Ret 7 Ret 10 7 6 7 12 4 Ret 10 83
10   Frédéric Petit Honda 9 10 13 9 10 5 9 Ret 4 9 9 15 10 14 Ret 83
11   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 16 9 21 12 9 8 13 11 12 Ret 11 6 8 7 5 81
12   Youichi Ui Yamaha Ret Ret 22 10 7 4 5 8 Ret 3 Ret 10 18 8 Ret 77
13   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 8 6 10 15 Ret 6 Ret 12 2 16 6 Ret 13 21 14 74
14   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 10 Ret 15 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 8 10 5 6 13 7 73
15   Masao Azuma Honda 12 4 9 11 11 9 10 9 Ret 17 13 Ret Ret 11 12 66
16   Manfred Geissler Honda 18 23 17 17 12 16 31
Aprilia 13 Ret 3 Ret 12 13 DNS Ret 15
17   Juan Enrique Maturana Yamaha Ret 24 19 18 14 11 14 Ret 10 15 15 16 Ret 17 11 22
18   Ivan Goi Aprilia 13 14 11 13 12 16 15 Ret 13 18 17 Ret 21
19   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 21 18 22 15 13 17 18 Ret 12 16 7 14 15 16 20
20   Gino Borsoi Yamaha 22 15 23 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 8 14 Ret Ret 16 12 Ret 19
21   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 11 Ret 14 Ret Ret 11 13 Ret DNS Ret 14 Ret 20 Ret 17
22   Hideyuki Nakajoh Honda 3 16
23   Peter Öttl Aprilia Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 15 11
24   Kazuhiro Takao Honda 8 8
25   Dirk Raudies Honda 14 Ret 20 20 Ret 10 Ret 17 Ret 20 Ret 19 17 Ret Ret 8
26   Ángel Nieto Jr. Aprilia 19 22 24 23 16 15 16 14 11 Ret 19 Ret Ret 16 17 8
27   Josep Sardá Honda 15 19 26 19 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 18 DNS 19 18 3
28   Alex Hofmann Yamaha 14 2
29   Darren Barton Honda 14 2
30   Benny Jerzenbeck Honda Ret 18 15 Ret 1
31   Álvaro Molina Honda Ret 15 1
Pos Rider Bike MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
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
Italics – Fastest Lap

Manufacturers' standingsEdit

500cc[4]Edit

Pos Manufacturer MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts
1   Honda 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 375
2   Yamaha 4 7 7 2 3 7 10 6 7 3 5 2 4 5 3 188
3   Suzuki Ret 13 12 5 7 10 7 10 9 10 6 10 17 12 7 90
4   Aprilia Ret DNS 6 11 10 11 3 Ret 5 7 7 Ret 10 10 11 88
5   Modenas KR3 Ret 14 13 8 14 Ret 8 8 Ret 8 11 9 8 9 14 68
6   ELF 500 14 Ret 16 Ret 12 9 9 14 8 6 8 Ret 9 11 Ret 60
7   ROC Yamaha 16 16 15 14 15 19 16 15 15 12 16 14 18 17 17 12
Pos Manufacturer MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts

250cc[6]Edit

Pos Manufacturer MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts
1   Honda 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 360
2   Aprilia 2 3 2 2 4 1 1 5 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 268
3   T.S. Honda Ret 4 4 Ret 7 Ret 6 Ret 13 8 6 6 7 5 4 109
4   Yamaha 11 10 10 11 11 8 8 9 11 15 11 11 10 12 11 81
5   Suzuki 14 6 8 6 10 Ret Ret 15 7 Ret 10 13 9 Ret 6 72
Pos Manufacturer MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts

125cc[7]Edit

Pos Manufacturer MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts
1   Aprilia 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 351
2   Honda 3 1 2 4 1 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 3 4 1 287
3   Yamaha 8 6 10 10 7 4 5 8 2 3 6 10 13 8 11 139
Pos Manufacturer MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
FRA
 
NED
 
IMO
 
GER
 
RIO
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
CAT
 
INA
 
AUS
 
Pts

ReferencesEdit

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