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The 1997 Pokka Suzuka 1000km was the seventh race of the 1997 FIA GT Championship season. It was run at the Suzuka Circuit, Japan on August 24, 1997.

Several Japanese teams chose to participate in this race, conforming to either the GT1 and GT2 classes.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 10   AMG-Mercedes   Marcel Tiemann
  Alessandro Nannini
  Bernd Schneider
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 171
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
2 GT1 12   AMG-Mercedes   Klaus Ludwig
  Bernd Mayländer
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 171
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
3 GT1 3   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Anders Olofsson
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
  Jean-Marc Gounon
McLaren F1 GTR M 171
BMW S70 6.0L V12
4 GT1 8   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  JJ Lehto
  Steve Soper
McLaren F1 GTR M 171
BMW S70 6.0L V12
5 GT1 6   Porsche AG   Bob Wollek
  Thierry Boutsen
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 169
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
6 GT1 1   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Andrew Gilbert-Scott
  Geoff Lees
  John Nielsen
McLaren F1 GTR M 169
BMW S70 6.0L V12
7 GT1 11   AMG-Mercedes   Bernd Schneider
  Alexander Wurz
  Aguri Suzuki
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 169
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
8 GT1 9   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Peter Kox
  Roberto Ravaglia
McLaren F1 GTR M 169
BMW S70 6.0L V12
9 GT1 44   Team Lark McLaren   Keiichi Tsuchiya
  Masanori Sekiya
  Akihiko Nakaya
McLaren F1 GTR M 168
BMW S70 6.0L V12
10 GT1 7   Porsche AG   Allan McNish
  Yannick Dalmas
  Pedro Lamy
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 164
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
11 GT1 17   JB Racing   Mauro Baldi
  Emmanuel Collard
  Alain Ferté
Porsche 911 GT1 M 164
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
12 GT1 5   David Price Racing   David Brabham
  Perry McCarthy
  Olivier Grouillard
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 154
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
13 GT1 16   Roock Racing   Ralf Kelleners
  Christophe Bouchut
  Carl Rosenblad
Porsche 911 GT1 M 159
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
14 GT2 51   Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Philippe Gache
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 156
Chrysler 8.0L V10
15 GT2 57   Roock Racing   Pedro Chaves
  Robert Nearn
  Hisashi Wada
Porsche 911 GT2 M 155
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT2 52   Viper Team Oreca   Justin Bell
  Tommy Archer
  Hideshi Matsuda
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 155
Chrysler 8.0L V10
17 GT2 66   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Wolfgang Kaufmann
  Seiichi Sodeyama
Porsche 911 GT2 P 153
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT2 56   Roock Racing   Bruno Eichmann
  Ni Amorim
  Claudia Hürtgen
Porsche 911 GT2 M 153
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 GT2 83   Larbre Compétition   Patrice Goueslard
  Jean-Luc Chereau
  Jack Leconte
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 148
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20 GT2 55   Augustin Motorsport   Ernst Gschwender
  Helmut Reis
  Wido Rössler
Porsche 911 GT2 G 143
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT2 62   Stadler Motorsport   Denis Lay
  Uwe Sick
  Franz Hunkeler
Porsche 911 GT2 P 145
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
22 GT2 58   Estoril Racing Team   Michel Monteiro
  Manuel Monteiro
  Henri-Louis Maunoir
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 140
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
23 GT2 59   Marcos Racing International   Cor Euser
  Harald Becker
  Herman Buurman
Marcos LM600 D 138
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
24 GT2 63   Krauss Motorsport   Takashi Suzuki
  Sumio Sakurai
  Nigel Smith
Porsche 911 GT2 P 130
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
25 GT2 53   Chamberlain Engineering   Manabu Orido
  Naohiro Kawano
  Yukihiro Hane
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 84
Chrysler 8.0L V10
26
NC
GT2 84   NSX Dream 28 Competition   Hajime Ooshiro
  Masayoshi Furuya
  Shigekazu Saeki
Honda NSX ? 45
Honda 3.2L V6
27
DNF
GT1 4   David Price Racing   Andy Wallace
  James Weaver
  Butch Leitzinger
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 110
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
28
DNF
GT2 50   Agusta Racing Team
  Elf Haberthur Racing
  Luca Drudi
  Michel Ligonnet
  Masahiro Kimoto
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 86
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
29
DNF
GT1 46   Team Menicon SARD   Masami Kageyama
  Tetsuya Tanaka
SARD MC8-R D 71
Toyota 1UZ-FE 4.0L Turbo V8
30
DNF
GT1 27   Parabolica Motorsport   Gary Ayles
  Chris Goodwin
  Stefan Johansson
McLaren F1 GTR M 65
BMW S70 6.0L V12
31
DNF
GT2 69   Proton Competition   Gerold Ried
  Patrick Vuillaume
  Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 P 59
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
32
DNF
GT1 20   DAMS Panoz   Éric Bernard
  Franck Lagorce
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 M 26
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
33
DNF
GT1 25   BBA Compétition   Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière
  Jun Harada
  Tomiko Yoshikawa
McLaren F1 GTR D 18
BMW S70 6.1L V12
34
DNF
GT1 15   First Racing Project
  GT1 Lotus Racing
  Ratanakul Prutirat
  Fabien Giroix
  Jérôme Policand
Lotus Elise GT1 P 15
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
35
DNF
GT2 85   Team Signal   Takeshi Yuasa
  Kiyoaki Hanai
  Akio Tomita
Nissan Silvia ? 2
Nissan SR20DET 2.0L Turbo I4
36
DNF
GT1 39   IDC Ootsukakagu SARD   Tatsuya Tanigawa
  Yuji Tachikawa
  Yasutaka Hinoi
SARD MC8-R Y 0
Toyota 1UZ-FE 4.0L Turbo V8
DNS GT1 2   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  John Nielsen
  Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR M
BMW S70 6.0L V12

‡ – Did not score points due to not being entered in that car

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position – #12 AMG-Mercedes – 1:56.023
  • Fastest Lap – #12 AMG-Mercedes – 2:00.019
  • Average Speed – 167.340 km/h

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