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2000 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2000 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 9 July 2000 at Donington Park.

United Kingdom  2000 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date9 July 2000
Official nameCinzano British Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationDonington Park
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Brazil Alex Barros
Time 1:32.316
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Garry McCoy
Time 1:39.895 on lap 27
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Third United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Olivier Jacque
Time 1:34.181
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Jamie Robinson
Time 1:39.886 on lap 10
Podium
First Germany Ralf Waldmann
Second France Olivier Jacque
Third Japan Naoki Matsudo
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:38.413
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma
Time 1:39.077 on lap 25
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second Spain Emilio Alzamora
Third Japan Noboru Ueda

Ralf Waldmann's final win in the 250 cc classification is of particular note. On a drying track, he came from nearly a whole lap down to win at the final corner at the notoriously slippery Donington Park circuit.[3]

Eventual race winner Valentino Rossi ahead of the Aprilia of Jeremy McWilliams, who went on to finish third in the 500cc race.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 30 52:37.246 4 25
2 2   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 30 +0.395 2 20
3 99   Jeremy McWilliams Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 30 +0.944 15 16
4 65   Loris Capirossi Emerson Honda Pons Honda 30 +23.037 12 13
5 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Rizla Honda TSR-Honda 30 +25.574 16 11
6 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 30 +27.052 7 10
7 1   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 30 +29.617 8 9
8 5   Sete Gibernau Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 30 +30.166 14 8
9 4   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +30.873 5 7
10 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 30 +31.584 9 6
11 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +38.869 6 5
12 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 30 +44.057 10 4
13 26   John McGuinness Demon Vimto Honda Honda 30 +1:03.534 18 3
14 10   Alex Barros Emerson Honda Pons Honda 30 +1:13.535 1 2
15 30   Anthony Gobert Proton Team KR Modenas KR3 30 +1:15.652 20 1
16 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 30 +1:31.057 11
17 24   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 29 +1 lap 3
18 18   Sébastien Le Grelle Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 29 +1 lap 21
Ret 31   Tetsuya Harada Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 12 Retirement 13
Ret 25   José Luis Cardoso Maxon Dee Cee Jeans Honda 10 Retirement 17
Ret 20   Phil Giles Sabre Sport Honda 1 Retirement 19
WD 15   Yoshiteru Konishi FCC TSR TSR-Honda Withdrew
Sources: [4][5][6]
 
Frenchman Olivier Jacque riding his Yamaha in the 250cc race. He narrowly missed out on the victory against the German Ralf Waldmann.

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 27 49:41.073 6 25
2 19   Olivier Jacque Yamaha 27 +0.344 1 20
3 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 27 +1.609 15 16
4 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 27 +6.909 3 13
5 24   Jason Vincent Aprilia 27 +22.714 9 11
6 30   Alex Debón Aprilia 27 +43.663 18 10
7 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 27 +47.345 2 9
8 16   Johan Stigefelt TSR-Honda 27 +1:12.409 16 8
9 42   David Checa TSR-Honda 27 +1:13.408 19 7
10 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 27 +1:23.370 5 6
11 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 27 +1:37.181 11 5
12 31   Lucas Oliver Yamaha 27 +1:54.363 27 4
13 71   Gary Haslam Honda 27 +1:54.697 29 3
14 25   Vincent Philippe TSR-Honda 27 +2:00.208 23 2
15 23   Julien Allemand Yamaha 26 +1 lap 26 1
16 26   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 26 +1 lap 10
17 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 26 +1 lap 20
18 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 26 +1 lap 14
19 73   Jason Davis Honda 26 +1 lap 28
Ret 14   Anthony West Honda 22 Accident 7
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 18 Accident 12
Ret 33   David Tomás Honda 17 Retirement 30
Ret 77   Jamie Robinson Aprilia 15 Accident 8
Ret 72   Lee Jackson Honda 15 Accident 31
Ret 70   Tom Tunstall Honda 15 Retirement 32
Ret 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 12 Accident 22
Ret 15   Adrian Coates Aprilia 12 Accident 24
Ret 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 9 Accident 21
Ret 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 8 Retirement 13
Ret 11   Ivan Clementi Aprilia 5 Retirement 25
Ret 13   Marco Melandri Aprilia 1 Accident 4
Ret 22   Sébastien Gimbert TSR-Honda 1 Retirement 17
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

 
Youichi Ui and Emilio Alzamora, battling for the lead in the 125cc race. Ui won and Alzamora finished second.
Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 26 43:28.374 1 25
2 1   Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +0.752 4 20
3 5   Noboru Ueda Honda 26 +3.104 2 16
4 4   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +4.181 6 13
5 3   Masao Azuma Honda 26 +4.358 12 11
6 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 26 +14.117 7 10
7 9   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 26 +14.609 3 9
8 39   Jaroslav Huleš Italjet 26 +28.730 8 8
9 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 26 +35.300 11 7
10 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +38.275 14 6
11 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 26 +38.957 10 5
12 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 26 +43.184 20 4
13 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 26 +49.993 18 3
14 18   Toni Elías Honda 26 +1:00.467 17 2
15 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 26 +1:06.862 19 1
16 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 26 +1:07.560 15
17 51   Marco Petrini Aprilia 26 +1:10.485 22
18 17   Steve Jenkner Honda 26 +1:13.586 21
19 24   Leon Haslam Italjet 26 +1:23.679 24
20 73   Stuart Easton Honda 26 +1:46.031 26
21 34   Eric Bataille Honda 26 +1:52.377 27
22 53   William de Angelis Aprilia 26 +1:59.279 23
23 71   Paul Robinson Honda 26 +2:15.991 28
Ret 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 17 Retirement 13
Ret 72   Kenny Tibble Honda 14 Retirement 25
Ret 26   Ivan Goi Honda 8 Retirement 9
Ret 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 8 Retirement 5
Ret 54   Manuel Poggiali Derbi 8 Retirement 16
DNS 10   Adrián Araujo Honda Did not start
WD 35   Reinhard Stolz Honda Withdrew
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 British MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Donington Park - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Donington: Kommentator bekam Herzinfarkt/Superbike-WM". Speedweek.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2000 British MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 July 2000. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · BRITISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2000". Motogp.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 July 2000. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  8. ^ "The 2000 races – Great Britain". classic.autosport.com. Autosport. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2000. Retrieved 20 August 2019.


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