1997 German motorcycle Grand Prix

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Germany  1997 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Nürburgring - Grand-Prix-Strecke.svg
Date 20 July 1997
Location Nürburgring
Course Permanent racing facility
3.7 km (2.299 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:38.425
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:39.051
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Japan Takuma Aoki
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:40.361
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:40.993
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada
Second France Olivier Jacque
Third Germany Ralf Waldmann
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:47.160
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Yoshiaki Katoh
Time 2:01.546
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Yoshiaki Katoh
Third Germany Manfred Geissler

The 1997 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 20 July 1997 at the Nürburgring.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 44:55.117 25
2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +5.690 20
3 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda +24.873 16
4 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +25.157 13
5 Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia +35.884 11
6 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +38.907 10
7 Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha +39.541 9
8 Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 +52.475 8
9 Australia Anthony Gobert Suzuki +55.283 7
10 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +55.436 6
11 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +55.794 5
12 Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki +1:02.772 4
13 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 +1:17.345 3
14 France Bernard Garcia Honda +1:22.292 2
15 Australia Kirk McCarthy ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 1
16 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Carlos Checa Honda Retirement
Ret France Frederic Protat Honda Retirement
Ret France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas Retirement
Ret United States Kenny Roberts Jr Modenas Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 42:36.407 25
2 France Olivier Jacque Honda +0.093 20
3 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda +0.106 16
4 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +0.135 13
5 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia +28.183 11
6 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +34.325 10
7 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +41.082 9
8 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Honda +41.082 8
9 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +42.656 7
10 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +53.170 6
11 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha +59.502 5
12 Italy Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia +1:12.687 4
13 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +1:14.481 3
14 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Honda +1:17.778 2
15 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda +1:18.013 1
16 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +1:18.245
17 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha +1:18.483
18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +1:18.519
19 Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia +1:18.883
20 France William Costes Honda +1:19.530
21 Spain Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia +1:32.590
22 United States Kurtis Roberts Honda +1 Lap
23 Germany Jurgen Lingg Honda +1 Lap
24 Germany Matthias Neukirchen Yamaha +1 Lap
25 Germany Stefan Kruse Honda +1 Lap
Ret Spain Idalio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Suzuki 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 48:05.749 25
2 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +0.569 20
3 Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia +13.523 16
4 France Frederic Petit Honda +39.485 13
5 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda +40.020 11
6 Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia +40.040 10
7 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +59.415 9
8 Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha +1:01.314 8
9 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +1:03.505 7
10 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha +1:04.228 6
11 Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:07.668 5
12 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +1:14.204 4
13 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia +1:15.843 3
14 Germany Alex Hofmann Yamaha +2:06.339 2
15 Austria Benny Jerzenbeck Honda +1 Lap 1
16 Germany Klaus Nohles Honda +2 Laps
Ret Japan Masao Azuma Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Tomomi Manako Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Emanuel Buchner Aprilia 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 Germany Mark Stief Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha Retirement
Ret Germany Dirk Heidolf Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Oliver Perschke Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Noboru Ueda Honda Retirement
Ret Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia Retirement


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