1997 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Malaysia  1997 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Shah Alam Circuit.svg
Date 13 April 1997
Location Shah Alam
Course Permanent racing facility
3.505 km (2.178 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tadayuki Okada
Time 1:23.485
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:24.840
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Àlex Crivillé
Third Japan Nobuatsu Aoki
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:25.380
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:26.835
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third France Olivier Jacque
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:30.720
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:37.824
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Japan Noboru Ueda

The 1997 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 13 April 1997 at the Shah Alam Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 47:11.545 25
2 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda +11.796 20
3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +13.403 16
4 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +22.231 13
5 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda +22.609 11
6 Spain Carlos Checa Honda +35.000 10
7 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +35.000 9
8 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +35.000 8
9 Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha +43.000 7
10 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +44.000 6
11 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +44.178 5
12 France Regis Laconi Honda +54.819 4
13 Australia Troy Corser Yamaha +55.433 3
14 Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 +56.163 2
15 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +1:11.991 1
16 Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 Retirement
Ret Italy Alessandro Gramigni Aprilia Retirement
Ret Australia Kirk McCarthy ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas Retirement
Ret France Frederic Protat ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Kenny Roberts Jr Modenas Retirement
Ret Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 45:29.692 25
2 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +13.870 20
3 France Olivier Jacque Honda +31.334 16
4 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda +34.599 13
5 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +34.757 11
6 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +1:04.000 10
7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +1 Lap 9
8 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda +1 Lap 8
9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Honda +1 Lap 7
10 Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia +1 Lap 6
11 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +1 Lap 5
12 Spain Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia +1 Lap 4
13 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha +1 Lap 3
14 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +1 Lap 2
15 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Honda +1 Lap 1
Ret Spain Idalio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret Japan Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Kurtis Roberts Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha Retirement
Ret France William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Suzuki Retirement
Ret Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia Retirement
Ret Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 48:09.930 25
2 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +0.994 20
3 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +32.198 16
4 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +36.833 13
5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +37.502 11
6 Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia +46.000 10
7 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +47.000 9
8 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +47.000 8
9 France Frederic Petit Honda +59.000 7
10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda +1:00.000 6
11 Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda +1:04.866 5
12 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +1:17.538 4
13 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia +1:21.966 3
14 Germany Dirk Raudies Honda +1:24.784 2
15 Spain Josep Sarda Honda +1:31.435 1
16 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +1:40.017
17 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda +1:40.068
18 Germany Manfred Geissler Honda +1 Lap
19 Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1 Lap
20 Malaysia Chao Chee Hou Yamaha +1 Lap
21 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1 Lap
22 Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Peter Öttl Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha Retirement
Ret Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha Retirement
Ret Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia Retirement


Previous race:
1996 Australian Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1997 season
Next race:
1997 Japanese Grand Prix
Previous race:
1996 Malaysian Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand Prix Next race:
1998 Malaysian Grand Prix