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1997 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1997 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 20 April 1997 at the Suzuka Circuit.

Japan  1997 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date20 April 1997
Official nameMarlboro Grand Prix of Japan[1][2]
LocationSuzuka Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.864 km (3.644 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tadayuki Okada
Time 2:07.952
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 2:07.782
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Àlex Crivillé
Third Japan Tadayuki Okada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 2:09.541
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 2:10.253
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 2:16.879
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masaki Tokudome
Time 2:17.462
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Japan Hideyuki Nakajo

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Mick Doohan Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 45:11.995 25
2   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda +0.431 20
3   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda +6.047 16
4   Takuma Aoki Repsol Honda Honda +23.619 13
5   Nobuatsu Aoki Rheos Elf FCC TS Honda +23.895 11
6   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda +24.402 10
7   Norifumi Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha +24.715 9
8   Alberto Puig Movistar Honda Pons Honda +43.913 8
9   Katsuaki Fujiwara Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha +44.003 7
10   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda +59.879 6
11   Luca Cadalora Yamaha Promotor Racing Yamaha +59.605 5
12   Regis Laconi Team Tecmas Honda +59.876 4
13   Peter Goddard Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +1:00.634 3
14   Jean-Michel Bayle Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas +1:17.974 2
15   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Team Millar MQP Honda +1:35.154 1
16   Kirk McCarthy World Championship Motorsports ROC Yamaha +1:38.308
17   Frederic Protat Soverex FP Racing ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 Retirement
Ret   Sete Gibernau Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Troy Corser Yamaha Promotor Racing Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Laurent Naveau Millet Racing ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kenny Roberts Jr Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas Retirement
Ret   Juan Borja Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 Retirement
Ret   Daryl Beattie Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Retirement
Sources: [3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Daijiro Kato Honda 41:42.226 25
2   Tohru Ukawa Honda +0.208 20
3   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +0.318 16
4   Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +1.008 13
5   Ralf Waldmann Honda +5.564 11
6   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki +21.038 10
7   Max Biaggi Honda +27.881 9
8   Haruchika Aoki Honda +27.921 8
9   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +28.318 7
10   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha +30.174 6
11   Loris Capirossi Aprilia +37.714 5
12   Sebastian Porto Aprilia +41.832 4
13   Naoto Ogura Yamaha +49.898 3
14   Jamie Robinson Suzuki +50.584 2
15   Choyun Kameya Suzuki +50.714 1
16   Jeremy McWilliams Honda +1:07.061
17   Luis d'Antin Yamaha +1:12.344
18   Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia +1:12.989
19   Luca Boscoscuro Honda +1:13.669
20   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha +1:14.013
21   Franco Battaini Yamaha +1:32.370
22   Cristiano Migliorati Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Kurtis Roberts Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Idalio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kensuke Haga Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret   William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret   Stefano Perugini Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Noboru Ueda Honda 41:48.072 25
2   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +0.365 20
3   Hideyuki Nakajo Honda +0.506 16
4   Masao Azuma Honda +2.154 13
5   Jorge Martinez Aprilia +2.156 11
6   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +2.254 10
7   Garry McCoy Aprilia +5.000 9
8   Kazuhiro Takao Honda +9.000 8
9   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +12.000 7
10   Frederic Petit Honda +12.544 6
11   Roberto Locatelli Honda +23.974 5
12   Tomomi Manako Honda +24.535 4
13   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +35.450 3
14   Ivan Goi Aprilia +35.703 2
15   Gino Borsoi Yamaha +35.747 1
16   Katsuji Uezu Yamaha +36.244
17   Jun Inageda Honda +36.295
18   Mirko Giansanti Honda +37.144
19   Josep Sarda Honda +47.462
20   Yuzo Fujioka Honda +47.548
21   Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1:04.521
22   Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:20.060
23   Manfred Geissler Honda +1:20.170
24   Enrique Maturana Yamaha +1:20.341
Ret   Valentino Rossi Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Peter Öttl Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Lucio Cecchinello Honda Retirement
Ret   Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997 Japanese MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Suzuka Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "1997 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · JAPANESE GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1997". www.motogp.com.


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