1997 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Australia  1997 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date 5 October 1997
Location Phillip Island
Course Permanent racing facility
4.445 km (2.762 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:33.135
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:34.113
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé
Second Japan Takuma Aoki
Third Japan Norick Abe
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:34.789
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 1:35.409
Podium
First Germany Ralf Waldmann
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third France Olivier Jacque
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:40.680
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:40.348
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Japan Tomomi Manako

The 1997 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the last round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 5 October 1997 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 42:53.362 25
2 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda +2.268 20
3 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +28.119 16
4 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +35.230 13
5 France Regis Laconi Honda +35.540 11
6 Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha +35.678 10
7 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki +35.770 9
8 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +36.260 8
9 Australia Peter Goddard Suzuki +36.795 7
10 Spain Carlos Checa Honda +37.546 6
11 Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia +37.761 5
12 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +56.989 4
13 Australia Kirk McCarthy Yamaha +1:01.191 3
14 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Modenas +1:02.256 2
15 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +1:02.500 1
16 France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas +1:24.816
17 Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
18 France Frederic Protat Honda +1 Lap
19 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 Retirement
Ret Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha Retirement
Ret Australia Mick Doohan Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 Retirement
Ret Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda 40:09.735 25
2 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +5.829 20
3 France Olivier Jacque Honda +27.251 16
4 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Honda +27.639 13
5 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +27.926 11
6 Australia Troy Bayliss Suzuki +28.118 10
7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia +29.038 9
8 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +43.594 8
9 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +58.422 7
10 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Honda +1:05.476 6
11 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +1:05.563 5
12 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha +1:12.379 4
13 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda +1:19.550 3
14 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +1:19.683 2
15 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Honda +1:19.740 1
16 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha +1:21.981
17 Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia +1:40.671
18 Australia William Strugnell Honda +1 Lap
19 Australia Simon Weeks Honda +1 Lap
20 Australia Ben Reid Yamaha +1 Lap
21 New Zealand Michael Clunie Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Italy Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Suzuki Retirement
Ret Spain Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha Retirement
Ret France William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 38:59.797 25
2 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +1.366 20
3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +1.866 16
4 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda +1.903 13
5 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +5.587 11
6 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia +18.953 10
7 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda +27.244 9
8 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +35.786 8
9 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +35.897 7
10 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +36.392 6
11 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha +36.404 5
12 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +36.466 4
13 Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia +44.911 3
14 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +56.342 2
15 Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia +56.529 1
16 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +56.533
17 Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:00.032
18 Spain Josep Sarda Honda +1:00.176
19 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Honda +1:26.735
20 Australia Jay Taylor Honda +1:32.022
21 New Zealand Hayden Bool Honda +1 Lap
22 Australia James Armstrong Yamaha +2 Laps
Ret Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Xavier Soler Aprilia Retirement
Ret Australia William Strugnell Honda Retirement
Ret Australia Andrew Willy Yamaha Retirement
Ret Australia Peter Galvin Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Dirk Raudies Honda Retirement
Ret Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Frederic Petit Honda Retirement


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