1997 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  1997 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Paul Ricard.svg
Date 8 June 1997
Location Le Castellet
Course Permanent racing facility
3.812 km (2.359 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:21.082
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:21.674
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Japan Tadayuki Okada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:23.059
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:23.559
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Germany Ralf Waldmann
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Garry McCoy
Time 1:28.774
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tomomi Manako
Time 1:28.383
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Tomomi Manako
Third Australia Garry McCoy

The 1997 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 8 June 1997 at Circuit Paul Ricard.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 42:38.064 25
2 Spain Carlos Checa Honda +4.292 20
3 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +5.715 16
4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda +6.159 13
5 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda +24.227 11
6 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +41.437 10
7 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +41.734 9
8 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +44.834 8
9 Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 +51.921 7
10 Australia Anthony Gobert Suzuki +52.601 6
11 Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia +53.860 5
12 Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki +56.191 4
13 Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha +1:01.044 3
14 Australia Troy Corser Yamaha +1:04.573 2
15 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +1:17.668 1
16 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 +1:20.972
17 France Bernard Garcia Honda +1:23.191
18 France Frederic Protat Honda +1 Lap
19 Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda Retirement
Ret Australia Kirk McCarthy ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas Retirement
Ret Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Kenny Roberts Jr Modenas Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 40:58.961 25
2 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +0.043 20
3 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda +0.224 16
4 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia +8.387 13
5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +29.702 11
6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +46.755 10
7 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +53.322 9
8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha +56.677 8
9 France William Costes Honda +58.027 7
10 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +58.257 6
11 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Honda +58.414 5
12 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia +59.619 4
13 France Sebastien Gimbert Honda +1:04.540 3
14 Spain Idalio Gavira Aprilia +1 Lap 2
15 Switzerland Claudio Vanzetta Aprilia +1 Lap 1
16 France Frederic Boutin Aprilia +1 Lap
Ret Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki Retirement
Ret France Olivier Jacque Honda Retirement
Ret France Franck Poulle Honda Retirement
Ret France Bertrand Stey Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda Retirement
Ret Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 40:20.214 25
2 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +2.961 20
3 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +12.462 16
4 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha +17.681 13
5 France Frederic Petit Honda +30.402 11
6 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +38.164 10
7 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +44.116 9
8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +44.549 8
9 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +44.745 7
10 Germany Dirk Raudies Honda +49.734 6
11 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha +51.151 5
12 Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha +1:02.148 4
13 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1:05.228 3
14 Spain Josep Sarda Honda +1:05.473 2
15 Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:05.955 1
16 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia +1:29.111
17 France Nicolas Dussauge Honda +1 Lap
18 Austria Benny Jerzenbeck Honda +1 Lap
19 France Vincent Philippe Honda +1 Lap
20 France Patrick Detot Honda +1 Lap
21 France Fabien Rousseau Aprilia +1 Lap
Ret Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda Retirement
Ret France Mike Lougassi Honda Retirement
Ret France Eric Mizera Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Noboru Ueda Honda Retirement
Ret Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia Retirement
Ret Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia Retirement


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