2002 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2002 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2002 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 17–19 May 2002 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans, France.

France  2002 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 races in the
2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date19 May 2002
Official namePolini Grand Prix de France[1][2][3]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:36.046
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:36.846 on lap 7
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda
Third Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
Time 1:38.903
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia
Time 1:39.648 on lap 24
Podium
First Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
Second Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia
Third France Randy de Puniet Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera
Time 1:44.002
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma Honda
Time 1:44.259 on lap 17
Podium
First Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda

MotoGP classificationEdit

Jean-Michel Bayle replaced Garry McCoy from the second practice session.[4]

The race was stopped for rain after 21 of the 28 scheduled laps; however sufficient distance was covered in order for full points to be awarded.

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Team Honda 21 34:22.335 1 25
2 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol Honda Team Honda 21 +0.217 4 20
3 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 +0.604 3 16
4 6   Norifumi Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 21 +1.701 12 13
5 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 21 +8.464 9 11
6 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 21 +10.212 11 10
7 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 21 +12.437 7 9
8 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 21 +15.231 15 8
9 55   Régis Laconi MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia 21 +17.155 14 7
10 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 21 +21.847 6 6
11 21   John Hopkins Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 21 +25.121 19 5
12 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 21 +25.919 16 4
13 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 21 +26.227 10 3
14 18   Jean-Michel Bayle Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 21 +27.011 18 2
15 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Kanemoto Racing Honda 21 +30.342 17 1
16 30   José Luis Cardoso Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 21 +36.574 20
Ret 74   Daijiro Kato Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda 11 Accident 5
Ret 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 10 Retirement 13
Ret 31   Tetsuya Harada Pramac Honda Racing Team Honda 10 Retirement 8
Ret 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 8 Accident 2
Sources: [5][6][7]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 43:41.140 1 25
2 3   Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 +0.252 4 20
3 17   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +6.431 2 16
4 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +6.604 3 13
5 4   Roberto Rolfo Honda 26 +11.527 12 11
6 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 26 +13.157 5 10
7 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +13.870 15 9
8 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +20.077 9 8
9 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +28.557 11 7
10 42   David Checa Aprilia 26 +28.684 17 6
11 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +28.892 10 5
12 76   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 26 +35.148 13 4
13 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 26 +35.344 14 3
14 32   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 26 +56.484 19 2
15 12   Jay Vincent Honda 26 +56.894 16 1
16 25   Vincent Philippe Aprilia 26 +1:08.156 20
17 41   Jarno Janssen Honda 26 +1:08.390 22
18 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:16.135 23
19 22   Raúl Jara Aprilia 26 +1:18.040 21
20 36   Erwan Nigon Honda 25 +1 lap 24
Ret 35   Thierry Van Den Bosch Aprilia 13 Retirement 18
Ret 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 9 Accident 7
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 9 Accident 6
Ret 11   Haruchika Aoki Honda 4 Retirement 8
Ret 19   Leon Haslam Honda 2 Retirement 25
DNQ 37   Yann Lussiana Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 45   Samuel Aubry Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 93   Hervé Mora Aprilia Did not qualify
DNQ 51   Hugo Marchand Aprilia Did not qualify
Source: [8]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 24 42:09.029 4 25
2 1   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 +0.076 1 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +0.604 3 16
4 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 24 +0.865 5 13
5 5   Masao Azuma Honda 24 +0.943 2 11
6 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +1.618 7 10
7 33   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 24 +3.769 20 9
8 36   Mika Kallio Honda 24 +8.680 21 8
9 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 +8.915 11 7
10 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +9.534 8 6
11 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +11.749 16 5
12 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +20.252 13 4
13 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 24 +32.082 19 3
14 12   Klaus Nöhles Honda 24 +35.206 27 2
15 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 24 +49.526 22 1
16 50   Andrea Ballerini Honda 24 +1:02.359 24
17 84   Michel Fabrizio Gilera 24 +1:07.571 26
18 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 24 +1:10.303 23
19 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 24 +1:10.998 29
20 86   Grégory Lefort Aprilia 24 +1:11.479 31
21 31   Mattia Angeloni Gilera 24 +1:36.333 32
22 20   Imre Tóth Honda 24 +1:41.034 35
23 63   Jimmy Petit Honda 24 +1:42.517 33
24 85   Grégory Leblanc Honda 23 +1 lap 37
25 58   Yoann Tiberio Honda 23 +1 lap 36
Ret 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 11 Accident 6
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Aprilia 11 Accident 15
Ret 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 10 Accident 12
Ret 25   Joan Olivé Honda 10 Accident 14
Ret 19   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 10 Accident 30
Ret 47   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 8 Accident 9
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 8 Accident 10
Ret 8   Gábor Talmácsi Italjet 5 Accident 18
Ret 9   Noboru Ueda Honda 5 Accident 17
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 4 Retirement 28
Ret 18   Jakub Smrž Honda 0 Retirement 25
Ret 59   Vincent Braillard Honda 0 Accident 34
Source: [9]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round four has concluded.[10]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Le Mans - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 2002". Archive.today. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  4. ^ "McCoy reluctantly makes way for Bayle in Le Mans". Motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 18 May 2002. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  5. ^ "2002 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Polini Grand Prix de France – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 May 2002. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  7. ^ "FRENCH GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2002". Motogp.com. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Polini Grand Prix de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 May 2002. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Polini Grand Prix de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 May 2002. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2002. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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