2000 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2000 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 9 April 2000 at the Suzuka Circuit.

Japan  2000 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date9 April 2000
Official nameMarlboro Grand Prix of Japan[1][2][3]
LocationSuzuka Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.864 km (3.644 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 2:06.679
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 2:08.304 on lap 19
Podium
First Japan Norick Abe
Second United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Third Japan Tadayuki Okada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 2:07.987
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Shinya Nakano
Time 2:08.581 on lap 19
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Japan Shinya Nakano
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 2:14.975
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 2:15.406 on lap 5
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second Japan Noboru Ueda
Third Japan Masao Azuma

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 21 45:16.657 8 25
2 2   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 21 +0.279 1 20
3 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 21 +1.912 7 16
4 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 21 +2.002 12 13
5 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 +2.530 9 11
6 1   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 21 +2.678 10 10
7 10   Alex Barros Emerson Honda Pons Honda 21 +4.213 14 9
8 99   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia Grand Prix Racing Aprilia 21 +4.902 5 8
9 24   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 21 +15.471 11 7
10 19   Akira Ryo Team Suzuki Suzuki 21 +15.662 3 6
11 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 21 +29.785 13 5
12 65   Loris Capirossi Emerson Honda Pons Honda 21 +42.069 6 4
13 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Rizla Honda TSR-Honda 21 +48.774 16 3
14 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 21 +58.022 15 2
15 11   José David de Gea Proton Team KR Modenas KR3 21 +1:22.141 19 1
16 15   Yoshiteru Konishi F.C.C. TSR TSR-Honda 21 +1:22.247 21
17 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 21 +1:22.523 20
18 12   Shane Norval Sabre Sport Honda 20 +1 lap 22
Ret 5   Sete Gibernau Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 20 Accident 4
Ret 4   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 10 Accident 2
Ret 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia Grand Prix Racing Aprilia 8 Retirement 17
Ret 25   José Luis Cardoso Maxon Dee Cee Jeans Honda 4 Retirement 18
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 19 41:00.361 1 25
2 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 19 +0.129 4 20
3 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 19 +0.231 3 16
4 19   Olivier Jacque Yamaha 19 +15.009 2 13
5 13   Marco Melandri Aprilia 19 +41.325 8 11
6 14   Anthony West Honda 19 +53.261 14 10
7 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 19 +53.627 11 9
8 49   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 19 +53.746 9 8
9 48   Shinichi Nakatomi Honda 19 +59.737 13 7
10 50   Nobuyuki Ohsaki Yamaha 19 +1:00.249 5 6
11 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 19 +1:00.344 18 5
12 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 19 +1:04.338 12 4
13 26   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 19 +1:12.660 28 3
14 32   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 19 +1:12.899 10 2
15 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 19 +1:13.434 23 1
16 24   Jason Vincent Aprilia 19 +1:14.678 22
17 47   Tekkyu Kayoh TSR-Honda 19 +1:17.496 21
18 16   Johan Stigefelt TSR-Honda 19 +1:24.131 19
19 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 19 +1:25.829 15
20 51   Daisaku Sakai Honda 19 +1:37.117 20
21 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 19 +1:45.687 27
22 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 19 +1:45.757 26
23 42   David Checa TSR-Honda 19 +2:08.832 29
Ret 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 9 Retirement 30
Ret 11   Ivan Clementi Aprilia 7 Accident 24
Ret 6   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 4 Accident 6
Ret 77   Jamie Robinson Aprilia 3 Retirement 25
Ret 15   Adrian Coates Aprilia 2 Accident 16
Ret 30   Alex Debón Aprilia 0 Accident 17
DSQ 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 19 (+49.477) 7
DNS 25   Vincent Philippe TSR-Honda Did not start
DNS 54   David García Aprilia Did not start
DNS 12   Mike Baldinger Yamaha Did not start
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 18 41:04.264 1 25
2 5   Noboru Ueda Honda 18 +7.848 2 20
3 3   Masao Azuma Honda 18 +8.667 12 16
4 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 18 +18.623 5 13
5 1   Emilio Alzamora Honda 18 +20.881 13 11
6 26   Ivan Goi Honda 18 +21.329 9 10
7 55   Hideyuki Nakajoh Honda 18 +22.707 11 9
8 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 18 +22.731 10 8
9 56   Yuzo Fujioka Honda 18 +22.958 8 7
10 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 18 +23.261 7 6
11 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 18 +41.116 21 5
12 51   Marco Petrini Aprilia 18 +41.157 23 4
13 17   Steve Jenkner Honda 18 +41.952 28 3
14 57   Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 18 +44.027 20 2
15 58   Katsuji Uezu Yamaha 18 +48.081 17 1
16 35   Reinhard Stolz Honda 18 +57.807 29
17 18   Toni Elías Honda 18 +58.792 18
18 53   William de Angelis Aprilia 18 +59.182 27
19 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 18 +59.503 22
20 10   Adrián Araujo Honda 18 +1:44.115 30
Ret 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 15 Accident 15
Ret 4   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 15 Accident 3
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Italjet 12 Retirement 19
Ret 9   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 8 Accident 4
Ret 59   Shinichi Sugaya Yamaha 8 Retirement 26
Ret 24   Leon Haslam Italjet 3 Accident 25
Ret 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 2 Accident 6
Ret 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 2 Retirement 14
Ret 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 1 Retirement 16
Ret 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 0 Accident 24
DNQ 54   Manuel Poggiali Derbi Did not qualify
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 Japanese MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2000 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Suzuka Circuit | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "2000 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Japan – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 April 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · JAPANESE GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2000". Motogp.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Japan – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 April 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Japan – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 April 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2000. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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