1999 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1999 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 24 October 1999 at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet.

Brazil  1999 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 16 races in the
1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date24 October 1999
Official nameTelefônica Celular Rio Grand Prix[1]
LocationAutódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.933 km (3.065 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 1:52.227
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:52.869 on lap 10
Podium
First Japan Norick Abe
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:54.072
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:54.230 on lap 20
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:59.490
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:59.801 on lap 20
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

This was the last race without a current or former premier class champion on the grid until the 2020 Aragon Grand Prix.

Valentino Rossi won the 250cc race and the title at this event his 2nd title in his young career

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 24 45:24.308 12 25
2 2   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +0.161 6 20
3 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 24 +0.257 1 16
4 5   Alex Barros Team Telefônica Celular Honda 24 +4.442 3 13
5 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +4.631 2 11
6 3   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +21.254 11 10
7 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +21.525 5 9
8 24   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 24 +22.394 10 8
9 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 24 +23.089 9 7
10 35   Anthony Gobert Team Biland GP1 MuZ Weber 24 +30.275 8 6
11 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 24 +41.314 14 5
12 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia Grand Prix Racing Aprilia 24 +41.648 18 4
13 19   John Kocinski Kanemoto Nettaxi Honda Honda 24 +42.757 15 3
14 52   José David de Gea Proton KR Modenas Modenas KR3 24 +43.380 16 2
15 26   Haruchika Aoki FCC TSR TSR-Honda 24 +45.652 19 1
16 68   Mark Willis Buckley Systems BSL Racing Modenas KR3 24 +48.740 21
17 25   José Luis Cardoso Team Maxon TSR TSR-Honda 24 +1:14.209 17
18 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 24 +1:27.360 23
Ret 14   Juan Borja Team Telefônica Celular Honda 7 Retirement 13
Ret 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Team Biland GP1 MuZ Weber 4 Retirement 7
Ret 20   Mike Hale Proton KR Modenas Modenas KR3 4 Retirement 20
Ret 4   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 1 Accident 4
Ret 21   Michael Rutter Millar Honda Honda 1 Retirement 24
Ret 37   Steve Martin Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 0 Retirement 22
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 22 42:17.893 2 25
2 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 22 +1.328 9 20
3 1   Loris Capirossi Honda 22 +1.944 4 16
4 19   Olivier Jacque Yamaha 22 +2.342 1 13
5 7   Stefano Perugini Honda 22 +2.395 8 11
6 12   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 22 +13.031 5 10
7 6   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 22 +15.483 10 9
8 11   Tomomi Manako Yamaha 22 +16.222 12 8
9 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 22 +41.230 13 7
10 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 22 +43.002 11 6
11 24   Jason Vincent Honda 22 +43.012 14 5
12 66   Alex Hofmann TSR-Honda 22 +54.010 18 4
13 23   Julien Allemand TSR-Honda 22 +1:12.641 17 3
14 18   Scott Smart Aprilia 22 +1:12.746 16 2
15 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 22 +1:12.791 3 1
16 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 22 +1:32.120 19
17 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 22 +1:32.440 20
18 58   Matías Ríos Aprilia 22 +1:42.432 23
19 16   Johan Stigefelt Yamaha 22 +1:44.838 21
Ret 32   Markus Barth Yamaha 20 Retirement 24
Ret 14   Anthony West TSR-Honda 15 Retirement 15
Ret 9   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 13 Retirement 6
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 5 Retirement 7
Ret 15   David García Yamaha 1 Retirement 22
DNS 17   Maurice Bolwerk TSR-Honda Did not start
WD 36   Masaki Tokudome TSR-Honda Withdrew
Source: [4]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Noboru Ueda Honda 21 42:14.647 6 25
2 13   Marco Melandri Honda 21 +0.131 1 20
3 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 21 +0.977 12 16
4 32   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 21 +1.055 5 13
5 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 21 +1.297 8 11
6 4   Masao Azuma Honda 21 +1.457 2 10
7 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 21 +1.689 3 9
8 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 21 +2.025 4 8
9 16   Simone Sanna Honda 21 +2.280 11 7
10 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 21 +20.740 7 6
11 26   Ivan Goi Honda 21 +24.150 15 5
12 10   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 21 +24.424 13 4
13 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 21 +29.529 16 3
14 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 21 +30.710 14 2
15 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 21 +30.755 19 1
16 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +49.281 20
17 1   Kazuto Sakata Honda 21 +52.716 22
18 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 21 +52.850 18
19 18   Reinhard Stolz Honda 21 +52.955 21
20 9   Frédéric Petit Aprilia 21 +53.422 17
21 5   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 21 +1:06.648 10
22 24   Robbin Harms Aprilia 21 +1:21.345 24
23 97   César Barros Honda 21 +1:30.648 27
24 96   Cristiano Vieira Honda 21 +1:31.895 25
25 99   Jason DiSalvo Honda 21 +1:50.098 26
26 95   Renato Velludo Honda 20 +1 lap 28
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 10 Retirement 23
Ret 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 4 Accident 9
DNS 44   Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia Did not start
DNQ 98   Alexander Di Grandi Honda Did not qualify
Source: [5]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round fifteen has concluded.[6]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1999 Brazilian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Telefônica Celular Rio Grand Prix – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 24 October 1999. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · RIO GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1999". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "Telefônica Celular Rio Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 24 October 1999. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Telefônica Celular Rio Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 24 October 1999. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1999. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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