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2000 Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2000 Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 15 October 2000 at the Twin Ring Motegi.

Japan  2000 Pacific Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date15 October 2000
Official namePacific Grand Prix of Motegi[1][2]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:49.954
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:50.591 on lap 22
Podium
First United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:52.574
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Shinya Nakano
Time 1:52.253 on lap 23
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Shinya Nakano
Third Italy Marco Melandri
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:58.831
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:58.816 on lap 7
Podium
First Italy Roberto Locatelli
Second Spain Emilio Alzamora
Third Italy Simone Sanna

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 25 46:23.327 2 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 25 +6.175 5 20
3 4   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 25 +6.360 1 16
4 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 25 +19.727 7 13
5 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 25 +21.994 6 11
6 1   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 25 +22.237 12 10
7 10   Alex Barros Emerson Honda Pons Honda 25 +23.963 4 9
8 65   Loris Capirossi Emerson Honda Pons Honda 25 +26.051 3 8
9 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 25 +26.388 10 7
10 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 25 +32.508 9 6
11 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 25 +36.078 13 5
12 5   Sete Gibernau Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 25 +37.760 11 4
13 31   Tetsuya Harada Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 25 +38.014 16 3
14 99   Jeremy McWilliams Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 25 +55.657 14 2
15 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Rizla Honda TSR-Honda 25 +1:06.664 15 1
16 56   Tekkyu Kayoh Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 25 +1:28.554 17
17 33   David Tomás Sabre Sport Honda 24 +1 lap 19
18 15   Yoshiteru Konishi FCC TSR TSR-Honda 24 +1 lap 20
Ret 24   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 17 Retirement 8
DNS 68   Mark Willis Proton Team KR Modenas KR3 0 Did not start 18
DNQ 36   Stephen Briggs BSL BSL Did not qualify
WD 25   José Luis Cardoso Maxon Dee Cee Jeans Honda Withdrew
Sources: [3][4][5]

250cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 23 43:26.394 1 25
2 56   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 23 +0.707 3 20
3 35   Marco Melandri Aprilia 23 +19.677 2 16
4 19   Olivier Jacque Yamaha 23 +24.260 5 13
5 4   Tohru Ukawa Honda 23 +28.673 4 11
6 14   Anthony West Honda 23 +49.317 9 10
7 6   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 23 +50.661 7 9
8 89   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 23 +1:06.700 17 8
9 24   Jason Vincent Aprilia 23 +1:08.330 13 7
10 88   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 23 +1:14.158 12 6
11 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 23 +1:20.838 15 5
12 30   Alex Debón Aprilia 23 +1:20.946 8 4
13 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 23 +1:22.398 18 3
14 10   Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 23 +1:22.817 14 2
15 42   David Checa TSR-Honda 23 +1:22.942 16 1
16 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 23 +1:37.060 20
17 90   Yoshinori Korogi Honda 23 +1:46.753 26
18 22   Sébastien Gimbert TSR-Honda 23 +1:46.792 29
19 16   Johan Stigefelt TSR-Honda 23 +1:48.952 27
Ret 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 14 Accident 10
Ret 23   Julien Allemand Yamaha 5 Retirement 23
Ret 77   Jamie Robinson Aprilia 2 Accident 28
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 1 Accident 6
Ret 25   Vincent Philippe TSR-Honda 0 Accident 21
Ret 26   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 0 Accident 24
Ret 31   Lucas Oliver Yamaha 0 Accident 30
Ret 41   Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 0 Accident 25
Ret 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 0 Accident 22
Ret 48   Shinichi Nakatomi Honda 0 Accident 19
DSQ 49   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 23 (+1:08.510) 11
DNS 15   Adrian Coates Aprilia Did not start
DNS 11   Ivan Clementi Aprilia Did not start
DNS 20   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia Did not start
Source: [6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 21 41:55.152 1 25
2 1   Emilio Alzamora Honda 21 +13.790 5 20
3 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 21 +16.429 12 16
4 3   Masao Azuma Honda 21 +21.734 4 13
5 26   Ivan Goi Honda 21 +28.060 8 11
6 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 21 +28.277 10 10
7 5   Noboru Ueda Honda 21 +28.322 7 9
8 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 21 +29.155 6 8
9 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 21 +29.521 18 7
10 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 21 +33.499 11 6
11 54   Manuel Poggiali Derbi 21 +38.889 13 5
12 18   Toni Elías Honda 21 +39.828 21 4
13 17   Steve Jenkner Honda 21 +39.983 15 3
14 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 21 +40.151 20 2
15 56   Yuzo Fujioka NER Honda 21 +55.189 14 1
16 96   Tomoyoshi Koyama Yamaha 21 +55.212 22
17 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 21 +1:09.288 16
18 11   Max Sabbatani Honda 21 +1:11.898 25
19 51   Marco Petrini Aprilia 21 +1:11.980 24
20 98   Masafumi Ono Honda 21 +1:12.325 19
21 35   Reinhard Stolz Honda 21 +1:38.513 27
22 67   Marco Tresoldi Italjet 21 +1:52.521 29
Ret 97   Naoki Katoh Honda 17 Accident 17
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 13 Accident 3
Ret 12   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 11 Retirement 23
Ret 24   Leon Haslam Italjet 10 Retirement 28
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 1 Retirement 26
Ret 95   Nobuyuki Yunoki Honda 0 Accident 9
DSQ 9   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 21 (+17.692) 2
DNS 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda Did not start
DNS 53   William de Angelis Aprilia Did not start
Source: [7]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 Pacific MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Twin Ring Motegi - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "2000 Pacific MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 15 October 2000. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · PACIFIC GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2000". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 15 October 2000. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 15 October 2000. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2000. Retrieved 2019-08-21.


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