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2001 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2001 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 6–8 July 2001 at Donington Park.

United Kingdom  2001 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date8 July 2001
Official nameCinzano British Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationDonington Park
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:31.964
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:33.056 on lap 26
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Brazil Alex Barros
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:33.651
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:34.096 on lap 18
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Italy Roberto Rolfo
Third Italy Marco Melandri
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:38.844
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:38.626 on lap 11
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second Spain Toni Elías
Third San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Daijiro Kato, riding his Honda in the 250cc race. He went on to win, which was his sixth victory of the year.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 30 46:53.349 11 25
2 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +1.794 1 20
3 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 30 +2.011 3 16
4 41   Noriyuki Haga Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 30 +7.610 12 13
5 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +12.526 9 11
6 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +12.766 4 10
7 28   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 30 +16.225 13 9
8 1   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 30 +16.699 6 8
9 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +16.780 8 7
10 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 30 +24.781 2 6
11 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 30 +29.205 7 5
12 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton Team KR Proton KR 30 +44.984 5 4
13 24   Jason Vincent Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 30 +49.907 19 3
14 14   Anthony West Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 30 +50.033 18 2
15 8   Chris Walker Shell Advance Honda Honda 30 +59.116 14 1
16 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 30 +1:04.876 16
17 9   Leon Haslam Shell Advance Honda Honda 30 +1:10.748 20
18 16   Johan Stigefelt Sabre Sport Sabre V4 29 +1 lap 22
19 68   Mark Willis Pulse GP Pulse 29 +1 lap 21
Ret 12   Haruchika Aoki Arie Molenaar Racing Honda 21 Retirement 17
Ret 21   Barry Veneman Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 21 Retirement 21
Ret 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 18 Retirement 15
Ret 10   José Luis Cardoso Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 14 Retirement 10
WD 27   Sébastien Gimbert Paton Grand Prix Paton Withdrew
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc race classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 27 42:46.466 2 25
2 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 27 +10.173 7 20
3 5   Marco Melandri Aprilia 27 +10.401 3 16
4 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 27 +25.100 4 13
5 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 27 +46.668 6 11
6 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 27 +51.130 9 10
7 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 27 +51.926 13 9
8 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 27 +52.491 11 8
9 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 27 +53.797 12 7
10 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 27 +57.984 14 6
11 42   David Checa Honda 27 +58.117 15 5
12 12   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 27 +1:02.663 16 4
13 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 27 +1:06.628 18 3
14 57   Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 27 +1:14.493 20 2
15 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 27 +1:16.335 19 1
16 16   David Tomás Honda 27 +1:21.487 23
17 22   José David de Gea Yamaha 27 +1:25.057 17
18 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 27 +1:26.254 1
19 45   Stuart Edwards Honda 26 +1 lap 27
20 55   Diego Giugovaz Yamaha 26 +1 lap 30
21 36   Luis Costa Yamaha 26 +1 lap 29
22 62   Jason DiSalvo Honda 26 +1 lap 28
23 98   Katja Poensgen Aprilia 26 +1 lap 32
24 67   Michael Herzberg Yamaha 26 +1 lap 33
25 23   César Barros Yamaha 25 +2 laps 31
Ret 68   Stuart Easton Honda 24 Retirement 26
Ret 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 23 Retirement 10
Ret 11   Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 21 Retirement 24
Ret 20   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 17 Retirement 22
Ret 99   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 15 Accident 5
Ret 59   Gary Jackson Honda 7 Retirement 25
Ret 81   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 2 Accident 8
DNS 58   Shane Norval Honda 0 Did not start 21
DNS 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia Did not start
Source: [6]

125 cc race classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 26 43:17.675 2 25
2 24   Toni Elías Honda 26 +3.129 1 20
3 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 26 +3.869 3 16
4 4   Masao Azuma Honda 26 +3.966 4 13
5 9   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 26 +17.386 9 11
6 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 26 +23.647 15 10
7 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 26 +24.201 14 9
8 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 26 +24.422 10 8
9 31   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 26 +28.039 28 7
10 28   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 26 +28.612 22 6
11 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 26 +28.620 16 5
12 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 26 +33.089 26 4
13 18   Jakub Smrž Honda 26 +36.125 20 3
14 25   Joan Olivé Honda 26 +36.583 24 2
15 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 26 +36.948 19 1
16 20   Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia 26 +43.849 23
17 73   Casey Stoner Honda 26 +50.842 18
18 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 26 +1:01.114 17
19 34   Eric Bataille Honda 26 +1:06.140 21
20 27   Marco Petrini Honda 26 +1:11.505 25
21 77   Adrián Araujo Honda 26 +1:32.712 32
22 12   Raúl Jara Aprilia 26 +1:33.146 30
23 5   Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 25 +1 lap 8
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 16 Retirement 5
Ret 72   Chris Martin Honda 13 Retirement 29
Ret 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 11 Accident 13
Ret 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 11 Accident 12
Ret 71   Paul Robinson Honda 10 Retirement 31
Ret 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 9 Retirement 11
Ret 19   Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 6 Accident 27
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 5 Accident 7
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 1 Accident 6
DNS 10   Jarno Müller Honda Did not start
WD 74   Sam Owens Honda Withdrew
Source: [7]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 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. ^ "2001 British MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 8 July 2001. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  5. ^ "DUTCH TT · 500cc Race Classification 2001". Motogp.com. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 8 July 2001. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 8 July 2001. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2001. Retrieved 2019-08-21.


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