1997 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Italy  1997 Italian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Mugello Racing Circuit track map.svg
Date 18 May 1997
Location Mugello
Course Permanent racing facility
5.245 km (3.259 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:53.387
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:54.144
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Italy Luca Cadalora
Third Japan Nobuatsu Aoki
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marcellino Lucchi
Time 1:54.474
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 1:55.416
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Italy Marcellino Lucchi
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez
Time 2:00.863
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 2:00.555
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Jorge Martínez
Third Australia Garry McCoy

The 1997 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 18 May 1997 at the Mugello Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 44:06.442 25
2 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +10.056 20
3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +17.349 16
4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda +19.145 13
5 Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki +21.089 11
6 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +21.393 10
7 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +29.190 9
8 France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas +29.414 8
9 Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha +30.704 7
10 France Régis Laconi Honda +37.012 6
11 Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia +51.222 5
12 Australia Troy Corser Yamaha +1:25.556 4
13 Australia Anthony Gobert Suzuki +1:33.610 3
14 Australia Kirk McCarthy ROC Yamaha +1:43.717 2
15 Italy Lucio Pedercini Yamaha +1:56.633 1
16 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
17 France Frédéric Protat Honda +1 Lap
Ret Spain Alberto Puig Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 Retirement
Ret Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Carlos Checa Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 Retirement
Ret Japan Takuma Aoki Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Francesco Monaco Paton Retirement
Ret United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 40:47.548 25
2 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia +0.050 20
3 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia +0.068 16
4 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda +4.174 13
5 France Olivier Jacque Honda +19.185 11
6 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +43.619 10
7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia +51.447 9
8 United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Suzuki +51.552 8
9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Honda +54.271 7
10 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +55.006 6
11 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha +55.106 5
12 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Honda +55.983 4
13 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha +56.734 3
14 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +57.503 2
15 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +1:12.080 1
16 Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia +1:28.701
17 France William Costes Honda +1:29.037
18 Spain Idalio Gavira Aprilia +1:53.840
19 Italy Walter Tortoroglio Aprilia +2 Laps
Ret Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Oscar Sainz Aprilia Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Eddie Roberts Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Fabio Carpani Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 40:40.093 25
2 Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia +3.311 20
3 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +3.313 16
4 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +3.380 13
5 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +3.394 11
6 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +3.397 10
7 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +3.887 9
8 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda +7.595 8
9 France Frederic Petit Honda +17.577 7
10 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha +17.619 6
11 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +37.303 5
12 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +37.403 4
13 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia +37.431 3
14 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda +37.479 2
15 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Honda +37.508 1
16 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +37.803
17 Germany Manfred Geissler Honda +38.126
18 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha +38.135
19 Spain Josep Sarda Honda +1:18.683
20 Germany Dirk Raudies Honda +1:18.725
21 Italy Roberto Bellei Honda +1:18.853
22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1:21.155
23 Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:48.618
24 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia +1 Lap
Ret Italy Marco Borciani Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Igor Antonelli Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Federico Cerroni Aprilia Retirement
Ret Germany Peter Öttl Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha Retirement


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1997 Spanish Grand Prix
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1997 Austrian Grand Prix
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1996 Italian Grand Prix
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