1997 British motorcycle Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  1997 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date 17 August 1997
Location Donington
Course Permanent racing facility
4.023 km (2.5 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:32.872
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:32.856
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Brazil Alex Barros
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:34.346
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:34.137
Podium
First Germany Ralf Waldmann
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:39.713
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:39.236
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Masaki Tokudome
Third Japan Noboru Ueda

The 1997 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 17 August 1997 at Donington Park.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 46:55.378 25
2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +0.231 20
3 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +24.403 16
4 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +28.291 13
5 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +31.346 11
6 Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki +32.543 10
7 Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia +44.472 9
8 Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 +47.045 8
9 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +48.157 7
10 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda +1:03.529 6
11 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Modenas +1:14.190 5
12 Australia Kirk McCarthy Yamaha +1:18.323 4
13 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +1:19.937 3
14 United Kingdom Jay Vincent Honda +1:21.385 2
15 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 +1 Lap 1
16 Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
17 France Frederic Protat Honda +1 Lap
18 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Spain Alberto Puig Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Carlos Checa Honda Retirement
Ret Australia Anthony Gobert Suzuki Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda 42:50.897 25
2 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +0.133 20
3 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia +11.496 16
4 France Olivier Jacque Honda +15.138 13
5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +17.746 11
6 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +35.701 10
7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia +43.881 9
8 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +1:01.520 8
9 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +1:08.890 7
10 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +1:19.156 6
11 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha +1:19.981 5
12 United Kingdom Scott Smart Honda +1:22.583 4
13 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha +1:22.983 3
14 United Kingdom John McGuinness Aprilia +1 Lap 2
15 United Kingdom Callum Ramsay Honda +1 Lap 1
16 United Kingdom Steve Sawford Honda +1 Lap
17 United Kingdom Gary May Yamaha +1 Lap
18 United States Kurtis Roberts Honda +1 Lap
Ret Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Suzuki Retirement
Ret Italy Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia Retirement
Ret France William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Max Biaggi Honda Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 43:43.254 25
2 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +1.780 20
3 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +8.499 16
4 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +8.874 13
5 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda +16.258 11
6 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +16.997 10
7 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +20.571 9
8 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +25.710 8
9 France Frederic Petit Honda +26.416 7
10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda +28.467 6
11 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +28.467 5
12 Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia +34.913 4
13 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +43.963 3
14 United Kingdom Darren Barton Honda +52.302 2
15 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha +57.571 1
16 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1:04.748
17 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia +1:05.183
18 United Kingdom Fernando Mendes Honda +1:14.106
19 Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:15.683
20 United Kingdom Jason Davies Honda +1:31.795
21 United Kingdom Alan Green Honda +1 Lap
Ret United Kingdom Chris Burns Honda Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Steve Patrickson Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Josep Sarda Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia Retirement
Ret Germany Dirk Raudies Honda Retirement
Ret Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha Retirement
Ret Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia Retirement


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