2000 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2000 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourteenth round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 7 October 2000 at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet. Kenny Roberts Jr sealed the world title at this race by finishing in 6th place and Suzuki’s last world title until 20 years later with Joan Mir.

Brazil  2000 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date7 October 2000
Official nameCinzano Rio Grand Prix[1]
LocationAutódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.933 km (3.065 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:51.058
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:52.667 on lap 22
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Brazil Alex Barros
Third Australia Garry McCoy
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:53.464
Fastest lap
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:54.394 on lap 2
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Italy Marco Melandri
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:59.011
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Mirko Giansanti
Time 1:59.368 on lap 3
Podium
First Italy Simone Sanna
Second Japan Masao Azuma
Third Japan Youichi Ui

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 24 45:22.624 4 25
2 10   Alex Barros Emerson Honda Pons Honda 24 +0.970 2 20
3 24   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 24 +3.446 13 16
4 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 24 +3.568 6 13
5 4   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +3.709 1 11
6 2   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 24 +7.778 7 10
7 5   Sete Gibernau Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 24 +8.260 11 9
8 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 24 +8.518 9 8
9 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 24 +17.506 8 7
10 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Rizla Honda TSR-Honda 24 +23.254 10 6
11 1   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 24 +28.802 12 5
12 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 24 +34.134 15 4
13 31   Tetsuya Harada Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 24 +54.359 16 3
14 68   Mark Willis Proton Team KR Modenas KR3 24 +1:03.182 17 2
15 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +1:03.506 3 1
16 25   José Luis Cardoso Maxon Dee Cee Jeans Honda 24 +1:21.941 18
17 33   David Tomás Sabre Sport Honda 23 +1 lap 19
18 15   Yoshiteru Konishi FCC TSR TSR-Honda 23 +1 lap 20
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Emerson Honda Pons Honda 2 Accident 5
Ret 99   Jeremy McWilliams Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 2 Retirement 14
DNQ 18   Sébastien Le Grelle Tecmas Honda Elf Honda Did not qualify
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 22 42:14.822 3 25
2 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 22 +0.064 6 20
3 35   Marco Melandri Aprilia 22 +0.190 1 16
4 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 22 +13.788 5 13
5 14   Anthony West Honda 22 +19.087 13 11
6 6   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 22 +19.236 7 10
7 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 22 +24.786 4 9
8 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 22 +31.874 12 8
9 24   Jason Vincent Aprilia 22 +41.546 10 7
10 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 22 +45.904 9 6
11 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 22 +55.630 15 5
12 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 22 +55.670 16 4
13 11   Ivan Clementi Aprilia 22 +55.980 18 3
14 22   Sébastien Gimbert TSR-Honda 22 +56.327 20 2
15 23   Julien Allemand Yamaha 22 +56.491 24 1
16 25   Vincent Philippe TSR-Honda 22 +56.713 21
17 26   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 22 +1:08.066 14
18 15   Adrian Coates Aprilia 22 +1:12.784 27
19 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 22 +1:23.491 23
20 31   Lucas Oliver Yamaha 22 +1:39.172 25
21 20   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 22 +1:41.493 17
Ret 19   Olivier Jacque Yamaha 16 Accident 2
Ret 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 11 Accident 19
Ret 42   David Checa TSR-Honda 7 Retirement 11
Ret 68   Cristiano Vieira Honda 5 Retirement 29
Ret 77   Jamie Robinson Aprilia 4 Retirement 22
Ret 67   César Barros Honda 1 Accident 28
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt TSR-Honda 0 Retirement 26
Ret 30   Alex Debón Aprilia 0 Accident 8
DNS 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia Did not start
Source: [5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 21 42:14.265 3 25
2 3   Masao Azuma Honda 21 +0.034 9 20
3 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 21 +5.680 2 16
4 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 21 +14.597 6 13
5 9   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 21 +14.890 14 11
6 5   Noboru Ueda Honda 21 +15.056 10 10
7 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 21 +16.677 7 9
8 1   Emilio Alzamora Honda 21 +17.033 15 8
9 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 21 +17.566 11 7
10 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 21 +18.043 13 6
11 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 21 +20.526 8 5
12 26   Ivan Goi Honda 21 +20.695 20 4
13 17   Steve Jenkner Honda 21 +26.309 16 3
14 18   Toni Elías Honda 21 +50.820 22 2
15 34   Eric Bataille Honda 21 +1:04.998 21 1
16 51   Marco Petrini Aprilia 21 +1:05.290 17
17 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 21 +1:05.753 18
18 35   Reinhard Stolz Honda 21 +1:27.528 24
Ret 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 20 Retirement 4
Ret 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 16 Retirement 12
Ret 24   Leon Haslam Italjet 15 Retirement 23
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Italjet 11 Retirement 19
Ret 4   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 7 Retirement 1
Ret 54   Manuel Poggiali Derbi 6 Retirement 5
DNS 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda Did not start
DNS 53   William de Angelis Aprilia Did not start
DNQ 90   Leandro Panadés Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 89   Renato Velludo Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 52   Gian Calabrezzi Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 87   Wesley Gutierrez Honda Did not qualify
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round fourteen has concluded.[7]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 Brazilian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2000 Brazilian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 7 October 2000. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · RIO GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2000". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 7 October 2000. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 7 October 2000. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2000. Retrieved 2019-08-21.


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