1997 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix

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Brazil  1997 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 3 August 1997
Location Rio de Janeiro
Course Permanent racing facility
5.031 km (3.126 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:51.955
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tadayuki Okada
Time 1:51.928
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Italy Luca Cadalora
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:53.870
Fastest lap
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:54.267
Podium
First France Olivier Jacque
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Japan Tohru Ukawa
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 2:00.287
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 2:00.074
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Noboru Ueda
Third Japan Youichi Ui

The 1997 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 3 August 1997 at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 45:05.793 25
2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +0.706 20
3 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +22.535 16
4 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +23.493 13
5 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +23.769 11
6 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 +29.435 10
7 Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia +41.674 9
8 France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas +44.113 8
9 France Regis Laconi Honda +1:02.722 7
10 Australia Anthony Gobert Suzuki +1:06.351 6
11 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +1:09.161 5
12 Australia Kirk McCarthy ROC Yamaha +1:25.393 4
13 Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki +1:27.215 3
14 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +1:28.898 2
15 Italy Lucio Pedercini Yamaha +1:50.890 1
16 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
17 France Frederic Protat Honda +1 Lap
Ret Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 Retirement
Ret United States Kenny Roberts Jr Modenas Retirement
Ret Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Carlos Checa Honda Retirement
Ret Brazil Alex Barros Honda Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 France Olivier Jacque Honda 42:09.114 25
2 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +0.233 20
3 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +6.088 16
4 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia +15.065 13
5 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +22.377 11
6 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia +31.888 10
7 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +47.291 9
8 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +50.732 8
9 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +52.808 7
10 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Honda +53.489 6
11 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda +1:00.520 5
12 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda +1:04.124 4
13 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Honda +1:05.342 3
14 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +1:07.396 2
15 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha +1:09.352 1
16 Italy Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia +1:10.294
17 Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia +1:37.897
18 United States Kurtis Roberts Honda +1:57.163
19 Spain Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia +1 Lap
Ret Spain Idalio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret Argentina Federico Gartner Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha Retirement
Ret Sweden Johann Stigefelt Suzuki Retirement
Ret France William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki Retirement
Ret Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 42:32.218 25
2 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +1.379 20
3 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha +8.481 16
4 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +9.015 13
5 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +27.102 11
6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +27.240 10
7 Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia +27.391 9
8 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda +27.454 8
9 France Frederic Petit Honda +27.582 7
10 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +27.731 6
11 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda +27.981 5
12 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +37.002 4
13 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +37.228 3
14 Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha +39.196 2
15 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha +39.514 1
16 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +48.621
17 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +57.139
18 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia +1:03.048
19 Spain Josep Sarda Honda +1:07.347
20 Germany Dirk Raudies Honda +1:12.489
21 Brazil Adilson Zaccari Honda +1 Lap
22 Brazil Cesar Barros Honda +1 Lap
23 Brazil Carlos Medeiros Honda +1 Lap
24 Brazil Renato Velludo Honda +1 Lap
25 Brazil Eraldo Tome Honda +1 Lap
Ret Austria Benny Jerzenbeck Honda Retirement
Ret Brazil Cristiano Irias-Vieira Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia Retirement
Ret Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda Retirement


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1997 German Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1997 season
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1997 British Grand Prix
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1996 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
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1999 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix