1999 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1999 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 23 May 1999 at Le Castellet.

France  1999 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 races in the
1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Paul Ricard 1986.jpg
Date23 May 1999
Official nameGrand Prix de France Moto[1][2][3]
LocationCircuit Paul Ricard
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.800 km (2.361 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:20.969
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 1:21.487 on lap 3
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé
Second United States John Kocinski
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:23.366
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:23.635 on lap 12
Podium
First Japan Tohru Ukawa
Second Japan Shinya Nakano
Third Italy Stefano Perugini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Time 1:28.864
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Gianluigi Scalvini
Time 1:28.891 on lap 12
Podium
First Italy Roberto Locatelli
Second France Arnaud Vincent
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Team Honda 31 42:35.648 5 25
2 19   John Kocinski Kanemoto Honda Honda 31 +11.398 3 20
3 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia Grand Prix Racing Aprilia 31 +13.657 7 16
4 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Team Honda 31 +14.370 14 13
5 4   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 31 +14.409 4 11
6 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 31 +16.639 10 10
7 14   Juan Borja Movistar Honda Pons Honda 31 +21.224 15 9
8 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 31 +21.245 13 8
9 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Team Honda 31 +26.063 8 7
10 5   Alex Barros Movistar Honda Pons Honda 31 +27.625 12 6
11 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 31 +1:02.754 17 5
12 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 31 +1:12.210 18 4
13 26   Haruchika Aoki FCC TSR TSR-Honda 31 +1:15.698 16 3
14 18   Markus Ober Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 30 +1 lap 21 2
Ret 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 24 Accident 2
Ret 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Team Biland GP1 MuZ Weber 7 Retirement 9
Ret 12   Jean-Michel Bayle Proton KR Modenas Modenas KR3 5 Retirement 11
Ret 7   Luca Cadalora Team Biland GP1 MuZ Weber 4 Retirement 6
Ret 2   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 2 Accident 1
Ret 21   Michael Rutter Millar Honda Honda 0 Accident 20
Ret 25   José Luis Cardoso Team Maxon TSR TSR-Honda 0 Accident 19
DNS 16   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki Did not start
DNS 20   Mike Hale Proton KR Modenas Modenas KR3 Did not start
DNQ 68   Mark Willis Buckley Systems BSL Racing BSL Did not qualify
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 29 40:50.340 4 25
2 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 29 +10.940 5 20
3 7   Stefano Perugini Honda 29 +20.696 8 16
4 6   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 29 +21.219 6 13
5 24   Jason Vincent Honda 29 +21.421 12 11
6 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 29 +26.021[N 1] 2 10
7 12   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 29 +29.172 13 9
8 66   Alex Hofmann TSR-Honda 29 +35.011 14 8
9 14   Anthony West TSR-Honda 29 +35.916 19 7
10 31   Toshihiko Honma Yamaha 29 +38.122 10 6
11 9   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 29 +43.060 9 5
12 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 29 +52.963 22 4
13 36   Masaki Tokudome TSR-Honda 29 +52.970 21 3
14 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 29 +53.198 15 2
15 34   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 29 +56.805 11 1
16 68   Vincent Philippe Honda 29 +1:24.349 20
17 11   Tomomi Manako Yamaha 29 +1:29.118 23
18 58   Matías Ríos Aprilia 28 +1 lap 26
19 22   Lucas Oliver Bultó Yamaha 28 +1 lap 28
20 27   Rob Filart Honda 28 +1 lap 24
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 28 Retirement 1
Ret 15   David García Yamaha 24 Retirement 17
Ret 23   Julien Allemand TSR-Honda 22 Accident 16
Ret 1   Loris Capirossi Honda 21 Accident 3
Ret 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 15 Retirement 7
Ret 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 9 Accident 18
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Yamaha 1 Accident 25
Ret 93   Hervé Mora Aprilia 1 Accident 29
Ret 65   Julien da Costa Honda 1 Retirement 27
DNQ 67   Thomas Metro Honda Did not qualify
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 27 40:23.904 3 25
2 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 27 +6.124 6 20
3 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 27 +6.401 5 16
4 4   Masao Azuma Honda 27 +6.567 2 13
5 6   Noboru Ueda Honda 27 +7.015 11 11
6 13   Marco Melandri Honda 27 +7.090 8 10
7 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 27 +9.163 4 9
8 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 27 +14.240 14 8
9 1   Kazuto Sakata Honda 27 +14.996 17 7
10 16   Simone Sanna Honda 27 +15.487 7 6
11 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 27 +15.490 20 5
12 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 27 +15.865 18 4
13 32   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 27 +19.043 12 3
14 10   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 27 +34.498 10 2
15 9   Frédéric Petit Aprilia 27 +36.391 19 1
16 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 27 +39.141 16
17 20   Bernhard Absmeier Aprilia 27 +1:00.715 24
18 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 27 +1:00.814 26
19 59   Grégory Lefort Aprilia 27 +1:19.170 25
20 58   Éric Dubray Honda 26 +1 lap 27
21 60   Hervé Louiset Honda 26 +1 lap 28
22 52   Mike Lougassi Honda 25 +2 laps 29
Ret 44   Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 19 Accident 15
Ret 18   Reinhard Stolz Honda 5 Accident 23
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 5 Accident 21
Ret 5   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 2 Accident 1
Ret 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 1 Accident 13
Ret 26   Ivan Goi Honda 0 Accident 22
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 0 Accident 9
DNS 61   Jimmy Petit Honda Did not start
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round four has concluded.[9]

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Franco Battaini received a 5-second penalty for overtaking under yellow flags.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1999". Archived from the original on 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ "1999 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Paul Ricard | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "1999 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix de France – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 May 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1999". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ a b "Grand Prix de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 May 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Grand Prix de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 May 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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