1999 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1999 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 25 April 1999 at the Twin Ring Motegi.

Japan  1999 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date25 April 1999
Official nameMarlboro Grand Prix of Japan[1]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 1:50.826
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 2:02.889 on lap 19
Podium
First United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third Japan Norick Abe
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Franco Battaini
Time 2:06.752
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 2:05.726 on lap 19
Podium
First Japan Shinya Nakano
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Time 2:00.785
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Sabbatani
Time 2:10.519 on lap 13
Podium
First Japan Masao Azuma
Second Japan Hideyuki Nakajo
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 25 51:54.386 1 25
2 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +3.841 2 20
3 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 25 +21.758 10 16
4 3   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +23.610 9 13
5 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +23.984 14 11
6 4   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 25 +37.480 3 10
7 36   Shinichi Ito Lucky Strike Honda Honda 25 +50.582 13 9
8 5   Alex Barros Movistar Honda Pons Honda 25 +52.008 6 8
9 2   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 25 +53.524 5 7
10 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 25 +1:05.068 11 6
11 14   Juan Borja Movistar Honda Pons Honda 25 +1:08.314 15 5
12 16   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 25 +1:13.299 12 4
13 71   Noriyasu Numata Team Biland GP1 MuZ Weber 25 +1:19.245 25 3
14 25   José Luis Cardoso Team Maxon TSR TSR-Honda 25 +1:26.998 17 2
15 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +1:30.225 8 1
16 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 25 +1:52.896 23
17 18   Markus Ober Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 24 +1 lap 24
18 21   Michael Rutter Millar Honda Honda 24 +1 lap 22
19 20   Mike Hale Proton KR Modenas Modenas KR3 24 +1 lap 26
Ret 19   John Kocinski Kanemoto Honda Honda 15 Accident 4
Ret 26   Haruchika Aoki FCC TSR TSR-Honda 13 Retirement 18
Ret 12   Jean-Michel Bayle Proton KR Modenas Modenas KR3 6 Retirement 20
Ret 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Team Biland GP1 MuZ Weber 2 Retirement 19
Ret 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 1 Accident 7
Ret 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia Grand Prix Racing Aprilia 1 Retirement 16
Ret 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 0 Retirement 21
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 23 48:52.950 2 25
2 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 23 +2.697 3 20
3 1   Loris Capirossi Honda 23 +9.260 9 16
4 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 23 +11.895 1 13
5 51   Daijiro Kato Honda 23 +13.793 10 11
6 52   Tatsuya Yamaguchi Honda 23 +14.264 8 10
7 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 23 +21.092 11 9
8 11   Tomomi Manako Yamaha 23 +24.485 12 8
9 34   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 23 +45.594 5 7
10 14   Anthony West TSR-Honda 23 +49.724 17 6
11 49   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 23 +1:07.293 7 5
12 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 23 +1:11.813 18 4
13 15   David García Yamaha 23 +1:15.851 27 3
14 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 23 +1:17.806 19 2
15 54   Tekkyu Kayo TSR-Honda 23 +1:18.400 23 1
16 36   Masaki Tokudome TSR-Honda 23 +1:19.374 20
17 12   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 23 +1:28.624 21
18 66   Alex Hofmann TSR-Honda 23 +1:40.318 22
19 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 22 +1 lap 26
20 53   Ken Eguchi Yamaha 22 +1 lap 29
21 58   Matías Ríos Aprilia 22 +1 lap 28
Ret 71   Takehiko Kurokawa TSR-Honda 15 Accident 31
Ret 24   Jason Vincent Honda 13 Accident 13
Ret 23   Julien Allemand TSR-Honda 13 Retirement 30
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Yamaha 5 Accident 15
Ret 50   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 5 Retirement 25
Ret 19   Olivier Jacque Yamaha 3 Accident 6
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Honda 2 Accident 16
Ret 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 2 Retirement 14
Ret 22   Lucas Oliver Yamaha 2 Accident 24
Ret 9   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 0 Retirement 4
Source: [4]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Masao Azuma Honda 21 46:17.752 6 25
2 48   Hideyuki Nakajo Honda 21 +21.903 13 20
3 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 21 +32.523 3 16
4 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 21 +35.700 26 13
5 50   Katsuji Uezu Yamaha 21 +36.781 25 11
6 5   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 21 +36.903 1 10
7 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 21 +38.296 12 9
8 1   Kazuto Sakata Honda 21 +40.169 11 8
9 47   Kazuhiro Kubo Yamaha 21 +40.956 24 7
10 51   Minoru Nakamura Honda 21 +48.719 15 6
11 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 21 +49.059 14 5
12 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 21 +54.125 4 4
13 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +1:29.946 28 3
14 26   Ivan Goi Honda 21 +1:32.451 21 2
15 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 21 +1:43.423 23 1
16 32   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 21 +1:58.985 5
17 18   Reinhard Stolz Honda 21 +2:00.130 22
18 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 21 +2:06.371 8
19 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 20 +1 lap 29
20 9   Frédéric Petit Aprilia 20 +1 lap 9
21 44   Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 20 +1 lap 18
Ret 20   Bernhard Absmeier Aprilia 12 Retirement 20
Ret 49   Jun Inageda Honda 10 Accident 16
Ret 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 10 Retirement 19
Ret 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 7 Accident 10
Ret 10   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 7 Retirement 27
Ret 6   Noboru Ueda Honda 5 Accident 17
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 4 Accident 2
Ret 16   Simone Sanna Honda 0 Accident 7
Source: [5]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1999 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Japan – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 April 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · JAPANESE GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1999". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Japan – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 April 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Japan – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 April 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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