1997 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1997 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Catalunya.svg
Date 14 September 1997
Location Barcelona
Course Permanent racing facility
4.655 km (2.875 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:45.990
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:46.861
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 1:47.621
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 1:48.681
Podium
First Germany Ralf Waldmann
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Japan Tohru Ukawa
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:53.476
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:53.773
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Japan Noboru Ueda

The 1997 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 14 September 1997 at the Circuit de Catalunya.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 44:56.149 25
2 Spain Carlos Checa Honda +0.432 20
3 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda +1.750 16
4 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +2.792 13
5 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +8.159 11
6 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +24.631 10
7 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda +24.826 9
8 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Modenas +41.369 8
9 Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 +41.805 7
10 Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia +45.491 6
11 France Regis Laconi Honda +46.438 5
12 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +47.528 4
13 Australia Kirk McCarthy Yamaha +55.442 3
14 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +57.495 2
15 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +1:01.810 1
16 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 +1:02.291
17 Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki +1:03.530
18 Italy Lucio Pedercini Yamaha +1:46.366
19 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas Retirement
Ret France Frederic Protat Honda Retirement
Ret Brazil Alex Barros Honda Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda 42:05.928 25
2 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +0.550 20
3 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +2.940 16
4 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +2.960 13
5 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia +13.760 11
6 France Olivier Jacque Honda +24.165 10
7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +27.393 9
8 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +44.398 8
9 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +49.040 7
10 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +49.117 6
11 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Honda +49.542 5
12 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +50.027 4
13 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha +55.168 3
14 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha +55.266 2
15 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha +55.557 1
16 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda +56.213
17 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Honda +1:15.407
18 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +1:21.392
19 United States Kurtis Roberts Honda +1:55.372
20 Spain Ismael Bonilla Honda +1 Lap
Ret Spain David Guardiola Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Jesus Perez Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Javier Marsella Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Suzuki Retirement
Ret Spain Manuel Luque Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain José David De Gea Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret France William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia Retirement
Ret Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 42:14.687 25
2 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +6.002 20
3 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +9.527 16
4 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +11.185 13
5 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +11.196 11
6 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda +11.269 10
7 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda +11.354 9
8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +18.326 8
9 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +18.366 7
10 France Frederic Petit Honda +18.555 6
11 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +18.603 5
12 Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia +18.787 4
13 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +30.103 3
14 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +58.817 2
15 Spain Alvaro Molina Honda +1:13.702 1
16 Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha +1:13.785
17 Germany Dirk Raudies Honda +1:18.201
18 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha +1:34.319
19 Spain Joan Montero Honda +1:38.740
20 Spain Vicente Esparragoso Yamaha +2:30.980
21 Spain David Ortega Honda +2:56.693
Ret Spain Xavier Soler Aprilia Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Chris Burns Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Masao Azuma Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Ivan Martinez Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Josep Sarda Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha Retirement
Ret Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia Retirement
Ret Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement


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