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Imola Motorcycle Grand Prix, Qualifying

July 5, 1997

IMOLA, Italy (AP) _ Fastest times Saturday in qualifying for the Imola Grand Prix, the eighth race of the 1997 World Motorcycling Championship:

500cc class

1, Michael Doohan, Australia, Honda, 1 minute, 48.997 seconds.

2, Carlos Checa, Spain, Honda, 1:49.431.

3, Anthony Gobert, Australia, Suzuki, 1:49.652.

4, Nobuatsu Aoki, Japan, Honda, 1:49.817.

5, Tadayuki Okada, Japan, Honda, 1:49.925.

6, Takuma Aoki, Japan, Honda, 1:50.030.

7, Norick Abe, Japan, Yamaha, 1:50.066.

8, Alex Barros, Brazil, Honda, 1:50.491.

9, Luca Cadalora, Italy, Yamaha, 1:50.722.

10, Jean Michel Bayle, France, Modenas, 1:50.762.

250cc

1, Olivier Jacque, France, Honda, 1:51.582.

2, Max Biaggi, Italy, Honda, 1:51.758.

3, Ralf Waldmann, Germany, Honda, 1:52.290.

4, Torhu Ukawa, Japan, Honda, 1:52.376.

5, Loris Capirossi, Italy, Aprilia, 1:52.441.

6, Tetsuya Harada, Japan, Aprilia, 1:52.625.

7, Takeshi Tsujimura, Japan, Honda, 1:52.656.

8, Marcellino Lucchi, Italy, Aprilia, 1:52.075.

9, Stefano Perugini, Italy, Aprilia, 1:52.224.

10, Jeremy McWilliams, Britain, Honda, 1:52.374.

125cc

1, Valentino Rossi, Italy, Aprilia, 1:58.886.

2, Tomomi Manako, Japan, Honda, 1:59.520.

3, Garry McCoy, Australia, Aprilia, 2:00.123.

4, Frederic Petit, France, Honda, 2:00.302.

5, Kazuto Sakata, Japan, Aprilia, 2:00.355.

6, Noboru Ueda, Japan, Honda, 2:00.371.

7, Masaki Tokudome, Japan, Aprilia, 2:00.507.

8, Jorge James Martinez, Spain, Aprilia, 2:00.533.

9, Jouichi Ui, Japan, Yamaha, 2:00.644.

10, Roberto Locatelli, Italy, Honda, 2:00.872.

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