2000 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2000 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 14 May 2000 at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans.

France  2000 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date14 May 2000
Official nameGrand Prix Polini de France[1][2]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.305 km (2.675 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:39.342
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:40.089 on lap 5
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé
Second Japan Norick Abe
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:41.635
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 1:42.312 on lap 11
Podium
First Japan Tohru Ukawa
Second Japan Shinya Nakano
Third France Olivier Jacque
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:49.776
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 1:48.011 on lap 3
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 47:15.363 5 25
2 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 28 +0.321 7 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 28 +1.155 10 16
4 24   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 28 +4.377 8 13
5 10   Alex Barros Emerson Honda Pons Honda 28 +5.240 3 11
6 2   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 28 +9.176 4 10
7 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +11.600 2 9
8 65   Loris Capirossi Emerson Honda Pons Honda 28 +12.174 9 8
9 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 28 +12.342 12 7
10 31   Tetsuya Harada Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 28 +29.818 15 6
11 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 28 +38.477 14 5
12 99   Jeremy McWilliams Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 28 +42.085 6 4
13 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Rizla Honda TSR-Honda 28 +44.936 13 3
14 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 +45.857 11 2
15 5   Sete Gibernau Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 +50.834 16 1
16 11   José David de Gea Proton Team KR Modenas KR3 28 +1:18.818 17
17 18   Sébastien Le Grelle Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 27 +1 Lap 19
Ret 15   Yoshiteru Konishi FCC TSR TSR-Honda 9 Accident 18
Ret 4   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 3 Accident 1
DNS 21   Ron Haslam Sabre Sport Honda Did not start
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 26 44:42.954 5 25
2 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 26 +0.279 3 20
3 19   Olivier Jacque Yamaha 26 +2.521 6 16
4 13   Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 +20.531 4 13
5 14   Anthony West Honda 26 +25.474 8 11
6 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 26 +36.681 1 10
7 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +42.599 11 9
8 6   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 26 +46.083 2 8
9 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 26 +48.751 10 7
10 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +49.128 19 6
11 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +55.586 7 5
12 16   Johan Stigefelt TSR-Honda 26 +1:03.973 14 4
13 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 26 +1:07.028 12 3
14 26   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 26 +1:09.460 15 2
15 30   Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +1:10.649 9 1
16 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 26 +1:11.700 25
17 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 26 +1:23.677 21
18 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 26 +1:25.025 17
19 11   Ivan Clementi Aprilia 26 +1:41.997 26
20 31   Lucas Oliver Yamaha 25 +1 lap 23
21 22   Sébastien Gimbert TSR-Honda 25 +1 lap 29
22 52   Julien da Costa Honda 25 +1 lap 30
23 58   Bruno Vecchioni Yamaha 25 +1 lap 33
24 53   Éric Dubray Yamaha 25 +1 lap 32
Ret 77   Jamie Robinson Aprilia 21 Retirement 18
Ret 25   Vincent Philippe TSR-Honda 19 Accident 16
Ret 15   Adrian Coates Aprilia 12 Retirement 24
Ret 23   Julien Allemand Yamaha 11 Accident 13
Ret 54   David García Aprilia 10 Retirement 27
Ret 24   Jason Vincent Aprilia 9 Accident 20
Ret 42   David Checa TSR-Honda 9 Retirement 22
Ret 57   Hervé Mora Honda 4 Accident 31
Ret 55   Sylvain Guintoli Honda 1 Accident 28
Source: [6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 24 43:43.690 1 25
2 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +1.655 13 20
3 1   Emilio Alzamora Honda 24 +1.857 7 16
4 4   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 24 +2.079 2 13
5 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 24 +2.231 6 11
6 26   Ivan Goi Honda 24 +5.899 12 10
7 9   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 24 +10.132 5 9
8 54   Manuel Poggiali Derbi 24 +13.923 9 8
9 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +14.267 10 7
10 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 24 +20.522 16 6
11 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 24 +23.135 4 5
12 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 24 +33.577 19 4
13 35   Reinhard Stolz Honda 24 +40.851 17 3
14 19   Alessandro Brannetti Honda 24 +41.862 15 2
15 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 24 +41.883 22 1
16 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 24 +42.843 26
17 18   Toni Elías Honda 24 +1:01.198 18
18 51   Marco Petrini Aprilia 24 +1:21.871 21
19 63   Jimmy Petit Honda 24 +1:25.409 24
20 62   Erwan Nigon Yamaha 23 +1 lap 29
21 61   Grégory Lefort Aprilia 23 +1 lap 27
22 64   Hugo Marchand Honda 23 +1 lap 28
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 20 Retirement 8
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Italjet 19 Retirement 23
Ret 3   Masao Azuma Honda 9 Accident 11
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 7 Retirement 25
Ret 5   Noboru Ueda Honda 4 Accident 3
Ret 53   William de Angelis Aprilia 2 Accident 20
Ret 17   Steve Jenkner Honda 1 Accident 14
DNQ 60   Lionel Lecomte Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 24   Leon Haslam Italjet Did not qualify
Source: [7]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round five has concluded.[8]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Le Mans - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2000 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2000". Motogp.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2000. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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