1997 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  1997 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 15 races in the
1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date 20 April 1997
Location Suzuka
Course Permanent racing facility
5.864 km (3.644 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tadayuki Okada
Time 2:07.952
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 2:07.782
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Àlex Crivillé
Third Japan Tadayuki Okada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 2:09.541
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 2:10.253
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 2:16.879
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masaki Tokudome
Time 2:17.462
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Japan Hideyuki Nakajo

The 1997 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1997 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 20 April 1997 at the Suzuka Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 45:11.995 25
2 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda +0.431 20
3 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +6.047 16
4 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda +23.619 13
5 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +23.895 11
6 Spain Carlos Checa Honda +24.402 10
7 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +24.715 9
8 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +43.913 8
9 Japan Katsuaki Fujiwara Yamaha +44.003 7
10 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +59.879 6
11 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +59.605 5
12 France Regis Laconi Honda +59.876 4
13 Australia Peter Goddard Suzuki +1:00.634 3
14 France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas +1:17.974 2
15 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +1:35.154 1
16 Australia Kirk McCarthy ROC Yamaha +1:38.308
17 France Frederic Protat ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Germany Jürgen Fuchs Elf 500 Retirement
Ret Spain Sete Gibernau Yamaha Retirement
Ret Australia Troy Corser Yamaha Retirement
Ret Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Kenny Roberts Jr Modenas 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 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 41:42.226 25
2 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +0.208 20
3 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia +0.318 16
4 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura TSR-Honda +1.008 13
5 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda +5.564 11
6 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki +21.038 10
7 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +27.881 9
8 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +27.921 8
9 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki +28.318 7
10 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha +30.174 6
11 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia +37.714 5
12 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +41.832 4
13 Japan Naoto Ogura Yamaha +49.898 3
14 United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Suzuki +50.584 2
15 Japan Choyun Kameya Suzuki +50.714 1
16 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Honda +1:07.061
17 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha +1:12.344
18 Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia +1:12.989
19 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Honda +1:13.669
20 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha +1:14.013
21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha +1:32.370
22 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda +1 Lap
Ret United States Kurtis Roberts Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Idalio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha Retirement
Ret Japan Kensuke Haga Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Eustaquio Gavira Aprilia Retirement
Ret France William Costes Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 41:48.072 25
2 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +0.365 20
3 Japan Hideyuki Nakajo Honda +0.506 16
4 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +2.154 13
5 Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia +2.156 11
6 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +2.254 10
7 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +5.000 9
8 Japan Kazuhiro Takao Honda +9.000 8
9 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +12.000 7
10 France Frederic Petit Honda +12.544 6
11 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda +23.974 5
12 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +24.535 4
13 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +35.450 3
14 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia +35.703 2
15 Italy Gino Borsoi Yamaha +35.747 1
16 Japan Katsuji Uezu Yamaha +36.244
17 Japan Jun Inageda Honda +36.295
18 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +37.144
19 Spain Josep Sarda Honda +47.462
20 Japan Yuzo Fujioka Honda +47.548
21 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1:04.521
22 Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:20.060
23 Germany Manfred Geissler Honda +1:20.170
24 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha +1:20.341
Ret Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia Retirement
Ret Germany Peter Öttl Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda Retirement
Ret Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement


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1997 Spanish Grand Prix
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