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2000 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2000 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 2 April 2000 at the Sepang International Circuit.

Malaysia  2000 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Sepang.svg
Date2 April 2000
Official nameMalaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix[1]
LocationSepang International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.548 km (3.447 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 2:06.053
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 2:06.839 on lap 2
Podium
First United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Australia Garry McCoy
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 2:08.225
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Shinya Nakano
Time 2:09.116 on lap 3
Podium
First Japan Shinya Nakano
Second France Olivier Jacque
Third Japan Daijiro Kato
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 2:15.886
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Mirko Giansanti
Time 2:16.138 on lap 14
Podium
First Italy Roberto Locatelli
Second Japan Youichi Ui
Third Italy Mirko Giansanti

500cc race reportEdit

The race was won by Kenny Roberts Jr., after he had already qualified for pole position on Saturday.[2]

At the start, Kenny Roberts Jr. lost ground to the Yamaha's of Carlos Checa and Norick Abe, with Loris Capirossi also making up ground to go up into third place, with Valentino Rossi right behind in 4th place. Kenny Roberts Jr. dropped down to 11th position.

After a few corners, both Àlex Crivillé and Capirossi fell and retired on the opening lap. Capirossi highsighted whilst accelerating out of the corner, taking out Crivillé in the process and almost taking out Roberts as well.

On lap 2, Roberts had moved up into 6th position, thanks to the crash from both Capirossi and Crivillé

On lap 3, Norick Abe crashed out of the race. He lowsided when coming out of corner 9 and slid into the grass.

On lap 4, Checa still led, with Rossi in second, McCoy in third, Roberts in 4th and Max Biaggi in 5th place. Rossi also crashed out of the race at turn 1, making this his second retirement of the season. He lost the front end, highsighted and slid into the grass with his Honda.

After a few laps, Roberts overtook McCoy and went up into second place, after Rossi retired. Checa still led the race, but Roberts' Suzuki was now closing in on the Yamaha of Checa with 14 laps to go.

On lap 7, Roberts overtook Checa to take a lead he would never surrender.

On lap 11, McCoy overtook Biaggi for third place after Biaggi ran wide on the first corner. He tried to gain it back, but ultimately conceded.[3]

On lap 15, Roberts waved his hand, incidating that it was raining. The race was red-flagged, Roberts won and full points were given because two-thirds of the race distance was traversed by the riders.[4]

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Kenny Roberts Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 15 31:58.102 1 25
2 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 15 +1.870 4 20
3 24   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 15 +7.190 6 16
4 4   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 15 +13.202 3 13
5 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 15 +22.214 11 11
6 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 15 +22.858 12 10
7 5   Sete Gibernau Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 15 +25.081 14 9
8 10   Alex Barros Emerson Honda Pons Honda 15 +25.229 9 8
9 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 15 +25.522 13 7
10 99   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia Grand Prix Racing Aprilia 15 +35.874 15 6
11 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Rizla Honda TSR-Honda 15 +46.150 10 5
12 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia Grand Prix Racing Aprilia 15 +46.615 16 4
13 25   José Luis Cardoso Maxon Dee Cee Jeans Honda 15 +1:03.255 17 3
14 11   José David de Gea Proton Team KR Modenas KR3 15 +1:05.616 18 2
15 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 15 +1:08.226 19 1
16 12   Shane Norval Sabre Sport Honda 15 +1:42.190 21
17 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 14 +1 lap 5
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 4 Accident 7
Ret 15   Yoshiteru Konishi F.C.C. TSR TSR-Honda 3 Accident 20
Ret 1   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 0 Accident 8
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Emerson Honda Pons Honda 0 Accident 2
Sources: [5][6][7]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 20 43:20.928 5 25
2 19   Olivier Jacque Yamaha 20 +4.042 4 20
3 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 20 +6.270 2 16
4 6   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 20 +17.172 3 13
5 13   Marco Melandri Aprilia 20 +41.679 9 11
6 14   Anthony West Honda 20 +43.577 8 10
7 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 20 +46.589 6 9
8 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 20 +50.730 16 8
9 30   Alex Debón Aprilia 20 +57.955 19 7
10 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 20 +58.477 12 6
11 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 20 +58.659 11 5
12 24   Jason Vincent Aprilia 20 +59.380 23 4
13 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 20 +1:05.180 7 3
14 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 20 +1:15.621 24 2
15 16   Johan Stigefelt TSR-Honda 20 +1:19.994 25 1
16 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 20 +1:31.080 17
17 25   Vincent Philippe TSR-Honda 20 +1:33.083 27
18 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 20 +1:45.662 18
19 12   Mike Baldinger Yamaha 20 +1:46.346 26
Ret 31   Lucas Oliver Yamaha 13 Retirement 28
Ret 54   David García Aprilia 12 Accident 14
Ret 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 10 Retirement 22
Ret 77   Jamie Robinson Aprilia 7 Retirement 15
Ret 15   Adrian Coates Aprilia 4 Retirement 13
Ret 11   Ivan Clementi Aprilia 0 Accident 21
Ret 26   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 0 Accident 10
Ret 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 0 Accident 1
Ret 42   David Checa TSR-Honda 0 Accident 20
Source: [8]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 19 43:30.945 3 25
2 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 19 +0.161 5 20
3 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 19 +0.163 9 16
4 1   Emilio Alzamora Honda 19 +1.299 4 13
5 5   Noboru Ueda Honda 19 +6.246 1 11
6 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 19 +6.315 12 10
7 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 19 +11.098 15 9
8 3   Masao Azuma Honda 19 +11.329 7 8
9 17   Steve Jenkner Honda 19 +11.540 14 7
10 26   Ivan Goi Honda 19 +15.917 11 6
11 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 19 +23.496 17 5
12 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 19 +26.226 16 4
13 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 19 +30.126 6 3
14 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 19 +34.564 10 2
15 35   Reinhard Stolz Honda 19 +56.991 20 1
16 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 19 +1:02.794 19
17 18   Toni Elías Honda 19 +1:03.411 18
18 9   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 19 +1:04.648 8
19 24   Leon Haslam Italjet 19 +1:25.423 24
20 48   Decha Kraisart Yamaha 19 +2:14.740 27
Ret 51   Marco Petrini Aprilia 14 Retirement 23
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Italjet 14 Retirement 22
Ret 10   Adrián Araujo Honda 12 Retirement 25
Ret 53   William de Angelis Aprilia 11 Retirement 21
Ret 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 10 Retirement 2
Ret 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 10 Accident 13
Ret 49   Suhathai Chaemsap Honda 1 Accident 26
Source: [9]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round two has concluded.[10]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 Malaysian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Kenny Roberts on Pole for Malaysian Grand Prix « MotorcycleDaily.com – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews". Motorcycledaily.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-01-03. Retrieved 2019-01-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Roberts Victorious in Rain-Interrupted Malaysian 500 GP « MotorcycleDaily.com – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews". Motorcycledaily.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ "2000 Malaysian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motrosportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Malaysian Grand Prix – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2 April 2000. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  7. ^ "MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2000". Motogp.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Malaysian Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2 April 2000. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Malaysian Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2 April 2000. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2000. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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