2001 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2001 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 21–23 September 2001 at the Circuit de Valencia. Ten days after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C., Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) announced that the Valencian Community Motorcycle Grand Prix would go ahead as scheduled. Additionally, the Royal Automobile Club of Spain urged fans and spectators to behave "in keeping with the gravity of the situation and in collective participation in the pain of American citizens".

Spain  2001 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
Date23 September 2001
Official nameGran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana[1][2]
LocationCircuit de Valencia
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.005 km (2.489 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:34.496
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Sete Gibernau
Time 1:36.792 on lap 30
Podium
First Spain Sete Gibernau
Second Brazil Alex Barros
Third United States Kenny Roberts Jr.
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto
Time 1:36.379
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:36.701 on lap 16
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Spain Fonsi Nieto
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:40.481
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Gino Borsoi
Time 1:41.464 on lap 7
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Second Spain Toni Elías
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 30 54:39.391 12 25
2 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 30 +0.293 11 20
3 1   Kenny Roberts Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 30 +1.241 7 16
4 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +7.052 8 13
5 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +29.809 14 11
6 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 30 +29.863 10 10
7 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +31.093 3 9
8 6   Norifumi Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 30 +31.609 13 8
9 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton Team KR Proton KR 30 +32.783 9 7
10 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +37.774 1 6
11 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 30 +40.512 2 5
12 5   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 30 +1:36.743 5 4
13 14   Anthony West Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 29 +1 lap 18 3
14 16   Johan Stigefelt Sabre Sport Sabre V4 29 +1 lap 21 2
15 21   Barry Veneman Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 28 +2 laps 20 1
16 9   Leon Haslam Shell Advance Honda Honda 28 +2 laps 19
17 10   José Luis Cardoso Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 26 +4 laps 16
Ret 18   Brendan Clarke Shell Advance Honda Honda 14 Retirement 22
Ret 28   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 7 Accident 6
Ret 41   Noriyuki Haga Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 1 Accident 15
Ret 12   Haruchika Aoki Arie Molenaar Racing Honda 0 Accident 17
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 0 Accident 4
DNQ 37   Miguel Tey By Queroseno Racing Honda Did not qualify
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

The race was held in two parts as rain caused its interruption; race times from the two heats were added together to determine the final results.[6]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 27 44:01.853 5 25
2 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 27 +4.943 4 20
3 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 27 +12.371 1 16
4 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 27 +14.972 9 13
5 99   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 27 +21.045 7 11
6 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 27 +25.817 8 10
7 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 27 +26.623 3 9
8 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 27 +26.776 10 8
9 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 27 +35.372 2 7
10 81   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 27 +46.273 14 6
11 42   David Checa Honda 27 +47.766 13 5
12 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 27 +47.887 19 4
13 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 27 +49.132 18 3
14 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 27 +51.582 11 2
15 22   José David de Gea Yamaha 27 +52.052 16 1
16 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 27 +53.057 15
17 46   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 27 +53.108 21
18 20   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 27 +1:17.203 24
19 11   Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 27 +1:42.393 22
20 38   Álvaro Molina Yamaha 27 +1:53.681 27
21 23   César Barros Yamaha 27 +2:07.720 28
22 16   David Tomás Honda 27 +2:12.659 23
23 45   Stuart Edwards Yamaha 27 +2:14.370 30
24 14   Katja Poensgen Honda 27 +2:23.258 29
Ret 36   Luis Costa Yamaha 19 Retirement 26
Ret 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 16 Retirement 12
Ret 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 13 Retirement 20
Ret 83   Gábor Rizmayer Honda 9 Retirement 31
Ret 57   Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 6 Retirement 17
Ret 24   Jason Vincent Yamaha 5 Retirement 25
Ret 5   Marco Melandri Aprilia 3 Retirement 6
DNQ 41   Dámaso Nácher Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 43   Isaac Martín Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 72   Michael García Aprilia Did not qualify
DNQ 12   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia Did not qualify
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 25 42:45.422 12 25
2 24   Toni Elías Honda 25 +0.022 1 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 25 +0.263 8 16
4 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 25 +0.305 10 13
5 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 25 +0.561 6 11
6 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 25 +0.586 2 10
7 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 25 +0.654 5 9
8 9   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 25 +1.596 3 8
9 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 25 +2.005 4 7
10 25   Joan Olivé Honda 25 +2.078 9 6
11 28   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 25 +15.746 11 5
12 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 25 +17.225 29 4
13 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 25 +17.369 18 3
14 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 25 +17.456 14 2
15 31   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 25 +17.709 19 1
16 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 25 +18.686 15
17 34   Eric Bataille Honda 25 +20.387 13
18 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 25 +20.537 16
19 20   Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia 25 +21.800 28
20 19   Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 25 +24.857 24
21 18   Jakub Smrž Honda 25 +24.946 23
22 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 25 +38.255 22
23 4   Masao Azuma Honda 25 +38.692 20
24 77   Adrián Araujo Honda 25 +42.858 34
25 12   Raúl Jara Aprilia 25 +43.450 26
26 30   Jascha Büch Honda 25 +1:01.078 30
Ret 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 24 Accident 21
Ret 44   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 18 Retirement 17
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 14 Retirement 25
Ret 45   Javier Forés Aprilia 14 Retirement 27
Ret 75   Fabrizio Lai Rieju 11 Accident 31
Ret 5   Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 7 Accident 7
Ret 37   William de Angelis Honda 6 Retirement 33
Ret 82   Mika Kallio Honda 4 Accident 32
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round twelve has concluded.[9]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 Valencia MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Valencia Ricardo Tormo - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2001 Valencia MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "GP Marlboro Comunitat Valenciana – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 September 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · VALENCIA GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2001". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "GP Valencia, gara 250: Katoh vola via..." motocorse.com (in Italian). Nexus Web Services. 23 September 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The 2001 races – Valencia". classic.autosport.com. Autosport. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  8. ^ "GP Marlboro Comunitat Valenciana – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 September 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2001. Retrieved 2019-08-21.


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