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2001 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2001 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 6–8 April 2001 at the Suzuka Circuit.

Japan  2001 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date8 April 2001
Official nameGrand Prix of Japan[1]
LocationSuzuka Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.859 km (3.641 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 2:04.777
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 2:06.805 on lap 11
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Australia Garry McCoy
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 2:07.414
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 2:08.658 on lap 7
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Roberto Locatelli
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 2:14.686
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma
Time 2:15.353 on lap 14
Podium
First Japan Masao Azuma
Second Japan Youichi Ui
Third Italy Simone Sanna

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 21 44:51.501 7 25
2 5   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 21 +0.724 4 20
3 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 +0.956 3 16
4 6   Norifumi Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 21 +1.176 6 13
5 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 21 +3.256 2 11
6 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 21 +14.515 8 10
7 1   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 21 +22.876 9 9
8 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 21 +28.732 1 8
9 28   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 21 +34.478 11 7
10 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 +53.765 12 6
11 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton Team KR Proton KR 21 +58.688 16 5
12 12   Haruchika Aoki Arie Molenaar Racing Honda 21 +1:17.338 17 4
13 9   Leon Haslam Shell Advance Honda Honda 21 +1:17.681 20 3
Ret 24   Jason Vincent Pulse GP Pulse 19 Retirement 21
Ret 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 16 Accident 5
Ret 68   Mark Willis Pulse GP Pulse 15 Retirement 23
Ret 33   Akira Ryō Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 12 Accident 15
Ret 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 11 Retirement 19
Ret 41   Noriyuki Haga Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 10 Accident 10
Ret 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 8 Accident 14
Ret 21   Barry Veneman Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 5 Retirement 24
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Sabre Sport Sabre V4 3 Retirement 22
Ret 10   José Luis Cardoso Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 0 Accident 13
Ret 8   Chris Walker Shell Advance Honda Honda 0 Accident 18
DNQ 14   Marcus Payten Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda Did not qualify
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 19 41:03.596 1 25
2 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 19 +18.763 8 20
3 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 19 +18.835 3 13
4 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 19 +23.135 7 13
5 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 19 +24.423 9 11
6 5   Marco Melandri Aprilia 19 +26.595 2 10
7 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 19 +31.142 6 9
8 99   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 19 +43.953 5 8
9 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 19 +45.887 11 7
10 46   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 19 +48.496 15 6
11 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 19 +53.583 12 5
12 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 19 +1:05.172 18 4
13 87   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 19 +1:05.267 14 3
14 12   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 19 +1:17.422 13 2
15 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 19 +1:18.183 25 1
16 42   David Checa Honda 19 +1:18.602 24
17 57   Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 19 +1:26.040 26
18 20   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 19 +1:35.868 23
19 48   Shinichi Nakatomi Honda 19 +1:41.647 16
20 47   Tekkyu Kayoh TSR-Honda 19 +1:43.891 27
21 55   Diego Giugovaz Yamaha 19 +1:49.324 28
22 98   Katja Poensgen Aprilia 18 +1 lap 30
Ret 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 16 Retirement 17
Ret 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 15 Accident 21
Ret 22   José David de Gea Yamaha 14 Accident 20
Ret 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 6 Accident 4
Ret 11   Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 6 Retirement 29
Ret 45   Stuart Edwards TSR-Honda 5 Retirement 31
Ret 81   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 4 Retirement 10
Ret 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 1 Accident 19
Ret 19   Julien Allemand Yamaha 0 Accident 22
DNS 49   Choujun Kameya Yamaha Did not start
DNQ 16   David Tomás Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 23   César Barros Yamaha Did not qualify
Source: [4]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Masao Azuma Honda 18 40:59.192 4 25
2 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 18 +0.067 1 20
3 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 18 +0.604 19 16
4 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 18 +0.898 6 13
5 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 18 +1.151 2 11
6 9   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 18 +1.376 3 10
7 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 18 +14.173 5 9
8 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 18 +14.632 16 8
9 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 18 +15.735 18 7
10 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 18 +16.333 22 6
11 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 18 +17.384 11 5
12 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 18 +17.992 9 4
13 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 18 +18.621 12 3
14 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 18 +18.628 14 2
15 57   Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 18 +23.655 15 1
16 24   Toni Elías Honda 18 +34.401 17
17 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 18 +34.521 13
18 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 18 +46.838 23
19 25   Joan Olivé Honda 18 +47.378 34
20 98   Masafumi Ono Honda 18 +48.164 25
21 18   Jakub Smrž Honda 18 +58.746 26
22 56   Yuzo Fujioka ERP Honda 18 +1:00.982 28
23 28   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 18 +1:01.962 31
24 10   Jarno Müller Honda 18 +1:21.581 21
25 14   Philipp Hafeneger Honda 18 +1:49.589 32
Ret 55   Hideyuki Nakajoh Honda 15 Retirement 10
Ret 5   Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 14 Accident 7
Ret 31   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 14 Retirement 29
Ret 19   Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 13 Retirement 30
Ret 20   Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia 12 Accident 20
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 11 Accident 24
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 5 Accident 8
Ret 12   Raúl Jara Aprilia 0 Retirement 35
Ret 27   Marco Petrini Honda 0 Accident 27
Ret 97   Naoki Katoh Honda 0 Accident 33
Source: [5]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round one has concluded.[6]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2001 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix of Japan – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 6 April 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · JAPANESE GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2001". Motogp.com. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix of Japan – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 6 April 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix of Japan – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 6 April 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2001. Retrieved 2019-08-21.

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