2001 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2001 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 18–20 May 2001 at the Bugatti Circuit.

France  2001 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date20 May 2001
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 1:38.421
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:39.954 on lap 16
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:41.065
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:41.473 on lap 26
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Marco Melandri
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:47.494
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Time 1:47.766 on lap 10
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Spain Toni Elías

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 46:59.346 1 25
2 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +3.266 5 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 28 +4.830 3 16
4 6   Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 28 +14.561 7 13
5 28   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 +14.977 9 11
6 1   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 28 +23.180 2 10
7 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 28 +29.597 8 9
8 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 28 +31.205 12 8
9 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 28 +32.499 13 7
10 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton Team KR Proton KR 28 +33.019 10 6
11 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +36.476 4 5
12 8   Chris Walker Shell Advance Honda Honda 28 +1:15.798 15 4
13 10   José Luis Cardoso Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 28 +1:19.446 14 3
14 21   Barry Veneman Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 27 +1 lap 19 2
15 32   Jarno Janssen Arie Molenaar Racing Honda 27 +1 lap 20 1
Ret 24   Jason Vincent Pulse GP Pulse 16 Retirement 16
Ret 68   Mark Willis Pulse GP Pulse 15 Retirement 18
Ret 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 10 Accident 11
Ret 41   Noriyuki Haga Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 10 Accident 6
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Sabre Sport Sabre V4 2 Retirement 17
DNS 5   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Did not start
DNS 9   Leon Haslam Shell Advance Honda Honda Did not start
DNS 14   Anthony West Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda Did not start
WD 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Withdrew
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 26 44:29.546 1 25
2 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 26 +0.204 2 20
3 5   Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 +13.599 3 16
4 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +16.813 5 13
5 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +18.429 4 11
6 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +29.025 10 10
7 99   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 26 +42.813 7 9
8 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +44.429 9 8
9 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 26 +45.077 12 7
10 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +45.351 11 6
11 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 26 +47.253 15 5
12 12   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 26 +55.500 14 4
13 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +56.474 13 3
14 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +57.653 21 2
15 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 26 +1:04.735 18 1
16 42   David Checa Honda 26 +1:19.767 17
17 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 26 +1:31.159 20
18 22   José David de Gea Yamaha 26 +1:31.496 16
19 16   David Tomás Honda 26 +1:37.808 29
20 11   Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 25 +1 lap 24
21 54   Hervé Mora Honda 25 +1 lap 26
22 45   Stuart Edwards Honda 25 +1 lap 28
23 52   Guillaume Dietrich Honda 25 +1 lap 31
24 56   David Fouloi Yamaha 25 +1 lap 30
25 23   César Barros Yamaha 25 +1 lap 25
26 53   Tom Ouvrard Yamaha 24 +2 laps 32
Ret 20   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 11 Retirement 22
Ret 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 7 Retirement 8
Ret 55   Diego Giugovaz Yamaha 3 Retirement 23
Ret 81   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 2 Accident 6
Ret 57   Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 2 Retirement 19
Ret 64   Hugo Marchand Honda 1 Accident 27
DNS 19   Julien Allemand Yamaha Did not start
DNS 98   Katja Poensgen Aprilia Did not start
Source: [6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 43:33.372 2 25
2 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +0.218 7 20
3 24   Toni Elías Honda 24 +0.298 6 16
4 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +0.515 8 13
5 9   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 24 +0.969 3 11
6 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 24 +7.357 10 10
7 5   Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 24 +7.940 5 9
8 4   Masao Azuma Honda 24 +8.464 17 8
9 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 24 +8.751 4 7
10 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 24 +11.523 9 6
11 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 24 +11.962 1 5
12 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +12.496 18 4
13 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 24 +12.514 13 3
14 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 24 +20.667 14 2
15 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 24 +35.012 12 1
16 28   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 24 +36.143 16
17 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +37.580 15
18 18   Jakub Smrž Honda 24 +42.565 26
19 10   Jarno Müller Honda 24 +45.597 19
20 34   Eric Bataille Honda 24 +59.595 22
21 27   Marco Petrini Honda 24 +1:16.293 25
22 63   Jimmy Petit Honda 24 +1:22.325 27
23 20   Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia 24 +1:35.945 23
24 62   Erwan Nigon Yamaha 24 +1:58.711 29
25 60   Xavier Hérouin Honda 23 +1 lap 30
26 14   Philipp Hafeneger Honda 23 +1 lap 32
27 59   Julien Enjolras Honda 23 +1 lap 31
Ret 25   Joan Olivé Honda 20 Retirement 21
Ret 12   Raúl Jara Aprilia 18 Accident 24
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 9 Retirement 11
Ret 61   Grégory Lefort Aprilia 6 Retirement 28
DNS 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 0 Did not start 20
DNS 31   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia Did not start
DNS 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 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 four has concluded.[8]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Le Mans - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ "2001 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 May 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. ^ "FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2001". Motogp.com. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 May 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 May 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2001. Retrieved 2019-08-21.


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