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2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

2002 F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season
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World Champions
MotoGPValentino Rossi (Honda)
250ccMarco Melandri (Aprilia)
125ccArnaud Vincent (Aprilia)

The 2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 54th Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Road Racing World Championship season. The season consist of 16 races, which started with the Japanese Grand Prix on 7 April and ended with the Valencian Community Grand Prix on 3 November.

The premier class, now renamed MotoGP, introduced new rules and regulations which allowed 990cc four-stroke bikes to race alongside the previous year's 500cc two-stroke bikes. Defending champion Valentino Rossi won his second premier class title by winning 11 races and scoring 355 points. He clinched the title at the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix, with four races left in the season.[1]

The 250cc title was won by Marco Melandri who won nine races and scored 298 points. He clinched the title at the Australian Grand Prix and became the youngest ever champion in the 250cc class.[2] Arnaud Vincent won the 125cc title by 19 points difference over defending champion Manuel Poggiali. The title was decided in the last race of the season at Valencia with Vincent finishing in second place to secure the title.[3]

Season summaryEdit

MotoGPEdit

 
Valentino Rossi won the world championship with the new four-stroke Honda RC211V.

The season marked the start of a new era in the premier class with the arrival of 990cc four-stroke bikes. Four factory teams, Repsol Honda, Marlboro Yamaha, Suzuki and Aprilia, raced with the new four-stroke bikes while all the satellite teams raced with the 500cc two-stroke bike.[4] The season also marked the return of Dunlop and the entry of Bridgestone to the premier class.[5] Dunlop supplied the tyres for Suzuki, Aprilia, Yamaha WCM and Pramac Honda, Bridgestone supplied the tyres for Team Roberts and Kanemoto Racing, and Michelin supplied the tyres for the remaining six teams. However, after only two races, Suzuki switched back to Michelin tyres for the remainder of the season.[6]

Valentino Rossi, riding the four-stroke Honda RC211V bike, won the first race of the season at Suzuka under wet conditions. Suzuki's test rider Akira Ryō, who raced as a wildcard entry, and Yamaha's Carlos Checa completed the all four-stroke podium.[7] Rossi's teammate, Tohru Ukawa, won the second race before Rossi went on to dominate the championship by winning seven consecutive races. Max Biaggi handed the four-stroke Yamaha YZR-M1 its first win in the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, while Rossi had to retire due to tyre problems.[8] In that race, Honda also expanded their four-stroke presence by providing the RC211V bike for Honda Gresini rider Daijiro Kato.[9] Rossi then won two consecutive races in Portugal and Brazil, clinching the world championship in the latter.[1]

In the Pacific Grand Prix, Honda Pons rider Alex Barros won his first race riding the RC211V bike.[10] In that race, Kawasaki returned to the world championship after 20 years absence. Kawasaki, with their four-stroke Ninja ZX-RR, raced as wildcards in the last four races of the season as a preparation before entering the championship full-time in the following season.[11] In the following race at Sepang, Yamaha expanded their four-stroke presence by providing the YZR-M1 bikes to Tech 3 pair Olivier Jacque and Shinya Nakano.[12] Another Yamaha rider, Norifumi Abe, raced the fifth YZR-M1 on the grid for the last two races of the season.[13]

Rossi ended the season with 355 points from 11 wins and four second places. Biaggi finished second to Rossi with 215 points and two race wins. Ukawa and Barros completed the top four with 209 and 204 points respectively. Previous year's 250cc champion Daijiro Kato finished in seventh position with two podium finishes and was named as the Rookie of the Year.[14] All races were won by the four-stroke bikes, while the two-strokes only managed to record five podiums finishes. Honda won the constructors championship with 390 points and 14 wins, followed by Yamaha who won the other two races. Repsol Honda team won the teams championship by winning 12 races and scoring 564 points from Rossi and Ukawa. Marlboro Yamaha and Honda Pons who won two races each was second and third respectively.

250ccEdit

 
Marco Melandri (left) won the 250cc world championship.

The 250cc class was certain to have a new champion as previous year's champion Daijiro Kato and 1993 champion Tetsuya Harada, who finished second to Kato last year, both moved up to the MotoGP class. Only three riders remained from previous year's top six: Marco Melandri, Roberto Rolfo and Fonsi Nieto. Melandri was the only rider in the 250cc class who has previously won a 250cc race; he won his first and only race in the 2001 German Grand Prix.[15] The 250cc entry list also included three former 125cc World Champion: Haruchika Aoki, Roberto Locatelli and Emilio Alzamora.

The season started with a wet race at Suzuka which was won by Japanese wildcard rider Osamu Miyazaki, who was riding for Daytona Yamaha team.[16] Honda's wildcard rider Daisaku Sakai and Aprilia's Randy de Puniet completed the podium.[17] In the following race at Welkom, Aprilia's Marco Melandri took his second career 250cc win.[18] Fonsi Nieto then took his first ever race win in the Spanish Grand Prix.[19] Nieto also took the lead in the championship standings from de Puniet and Franco Battaini. Nieto then won the following race at Le Mans before Melandri won the next three races and overtook the championship lead from Nieto after the Dutch TT.[20] Melandri continued his streak to six consecutive wins and extended his lead in the standings to 37 points after the Czech Republic Grand Prix.[21]

Nieto won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Aprilia's tenth consecutive victory. Nieto, who crashed in lap 13, recovered from seventh position to win the rain-soaked race over Melandri.[22][23] Aprilia's winning streak was broken when Yamaha's Sebastián Porto won the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix under wet race condition.[24] Rookie Toni Elías won the following race at Motegi after a last-lap battle with Melandri. Melandri finished second and increase his lead over Nieto in the championship standings to 52 points.[25] With 52 points lead and three races to go, Melandri only need to finish in front of Nieto in the Malaysian Grand Prix to clinch the championship.[26] However, he suffered a mechanical failure on the first lap, while Nieto won the race to reduce the gap to 27 points.[27] Melandri finally clinched the 250cc title in the Australian Grand Prix with a close win over Nieto. They fought until the last lap and Melandri won the race with just 0.007 second gap at the finish line.[2] Melandri became the youngest 250cc world champion at the age of 20 years and 74 days.[28]

Melandri ended the season with 298 points from nine race wins, three second-place finishes and one fourth-place finish. Nieto finished second in the standings with 241 points and four wins, followed Honda's Roberto Rolfo and rookie Toni Elías with 219 and 178 points respectively. Elías, who recorded one race win and four further podium finishes, was named as the Rookie of the Year.[29] Aprilia won the constructors championship with 382 points and 14 race wins from Melandri, Nieto and Elías. Honda finished second in the standings with 244 points but failed to record any race win. Yamaha, who won two races courtesy of Miyazaki and Porto's wins in the wet, finished third with 211 points.

125ccEdit

 
Arnaud Vincent (pictured in Valencia) won the 125cc world championship.

The 125cc entry list was headlined by defending champion Manuel Poggiali and two-time championship runners-up Youichi Ui and Noboru Ueda. There were five other riders who have previously won a 125cc race: Masao Azuma, Lucio Cecchinello, Stefano Perugini, Simone Sanna and Arnaud Vincent.

Arnaud Vincent, who returned to Aprilia after a year with Honda, won the opening race at Suzuka under wet condition.[30] He then extended his lead in the championship with two second places in the second and third race behind Manuel Poggiali and Lucio Cecchinello respectively.[31][32] In the following race at Le Mans, Cecchinello won his second successive race ahead of Poggiali, while Vincent finished fourth.[33] Poggiali then took over the championship lead from Vincent after winning the Italian Grand Prix.[34] Poggiali won the following race at Catalunya with a late overtake at the finish line over Spanish teenager Dani Pedrosa.[35] Two weeks later, Pedrosa bounced back to win his first ever race in the 2002 Dutch TT, with Poggiali finishing in second place.[36]

Vincent, who led the championship in the first four races, returned to the top of the podium with two consecutive wins at Donington Park and Sachsenring.[37][38] After finishing third behind Cecchinello and Pedrosa at Brno, Vincent won the wet Portuguese Grand Prix and retook the championship lead from Poggiali.[39][40] Honda riders, Masao Azuma and Pedrosa, won the following two races at Rio de Janeiro and Motegi while Poggiali reduced Vincent's lead to just eight points courtesy of two podium finishes and Vincent's mechanical problem at Motegi.[41][42] Vincent extended his lead by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix while Poggiali finished in fourth.[43] However, Poggiali won the following race at Phillip Island while Vincent finished in fourth to reduce the lead back to eight points.[44] In the last race of the season at Valencia, Vincent finished second behind Pedrosa to clinch the 125cc title while Poggiali finished in seventh place.[3]

Vincent ended the season with 273 points and five race wins, 19 points ahead of defending champion Poggiali who scored 254 points and four race wins. Pedrosa and Cecchinello finished third and fourth in the standings with three wins each. The Rookie of the Year title was won by Finnish rider Mika Kallio who scored 78 points with the Red Devil Honda team. Aprilia won the constructors championship with 341 points and eight race wins from Vincent and Cecchinello. Honda finished second in the standings with 285 points and four wins from Pedrosa and Azuma while Gilera finished third with 254 points and three wins from Poggiali.

2002 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2002:[45][46]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 7 April   SKYY vodka Grand Prix of Japan Suzuka Circuit
2 21 April   Africa's Grand Prix Phakisa Freeway
3 5 May   Gran Premio Marlboro de España Circuito de Jerez
4 19 May   Polini Grand Prix de France Bugatti Circuit
5 2 June   Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia Mugello Circuit
6 16 June   Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya
7 29 June ††   Gauloises Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen
8 14 July   Cinzano British Grand Prix Donington Park
9 21 July   Cinzano Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
10 25 August   Gauloises Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
11 8 September   Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal Autódromo do Estoril
12 21 September   Cinzano Rio Grand Prix Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
13 6 October   Gauloises Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi Twin Ring Motegi
14 13 October   Gauloises Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
15 20 October   SKYY vodka Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Circuit
16 3 November   Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo
†† = Saturday Race

Calendar changesEdit

  • The Malaysian and Australian Grand Prix swapped places. The Malaysian round became the 14th round, while the Australian round became the 15th round on the calendar.
  • The Valencian Community Grand Prix swapped position with the Rio Grand Prix. The Valencian round became the last race of the season as the world championship returned to Europe after four flyaway races that started with Rio Grand Prix.

2002 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 7 April   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Suzuka   Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia)   Osamu Miyazaki (Yamaha)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
2 21 April   South African motorcycle Grand Prix Phakisa   Manuel Poggiali (Gilera)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Tohru Ukawa (Honda) Report
3 5 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez   Lucio Cecchinello (Aprilia)   Fonsi Nieto (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
4 19 May   French motorcycle Grand Prix Le Mans   Lucio Cecchinello (Aprilia)   Fonsi Nieto (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
5 2 June   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello   Manuel Poggiali (Gilera)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
6 16 June   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya   Manuel Poggiali (Gilera)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
7 29 June   Dutch TT †† Assen   Dani Pedrosa (Honda)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
8 14 July   British motorcycle Grand Prix Donington Park   Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
9 21 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix Sachsenring   Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
10 25 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno   Lucio Cecchinello (Aprilia)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Max Biaggi (Yamaha) Report
11 8 September   Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix Estoril   Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia)   Fonsi Nieto (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
12 21 September   Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro   Masao Azuma (Honda)   Sebastián Porto (Yamaha)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
13 6 October   Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix Motegi   Dani Pedrosa (Honda)   Toni Elías (Aprilia)   Alex Barros (Honda) Report
14 13 October   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang   Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia)   Fonsi Nieto (Aprilia)   Max Biaggi (Yamaha) Report
15 20 October   Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island   Manuel Poggiali (Gilera)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
16 3 November   Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Valencia   Dani Pedrosa (Honda)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Alex Barros (Honda) Report
†† = Saturday Race

ParticipantsEdit

MotoGP participantsEdit

FIM released a 20-rider entry list on 13 March 2002.[47] Àlex Crivillé, who was listed on the entry list, was replaced by Pere Riba at the Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin team before the start of the season.[48]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
  Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 M 6   Norifumi Abe 1–14
Yamaha YZR-M1 15–16
Yamaha YZR500 20   Pere Riba 1–3, 5–8, 10–11, 13
30   José Luis Cardoso 4, 9, 12, 14–16
  Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda Honda NSR500 M 74   Daijiro Kato 1–9
Honda RC211V 10–16
  Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 M 19   Olivier Jacque 1–13
Yamaha YZR-M1 14–16
Yamaha YZR500 50   Sylvain Guintoli 10
Yamaha YZR500 56   Shinya Nakano 1–13
Yamaha YZR-M1 14–16
  Kanemoto Racing Honda Honda NSR500 B 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh All
72   Shinichi Ito 15
  Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR D 48   Akira Yanagawa 13
84   Andrew Pitt 14–16
  Marlboro Yamaha Team
  Yamaha Racing Team
Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 3   Max Biaggi All
7   Carlos Checa All
45   Wataru Yoshikawa 13
  MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS Cube D 55   Régis Laconi All
  Pramac Honda Racing Team Honda Honda NSR500 D 31   Tetsuya Harada All
 /  Proton Team KR Proton KR Proton KR3 B 9   Nobuatsu Aoki All
29   David García 16
99   Jeremy McWilliams All
  Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 D 8   Garry McCoy 1–3, 8–16
18   Jean-Michel Bayle 4–5
21   John Hopkins All
66   Alex Hofmann 6–7
  Repsol Honda Team
  Team HRC
Honda Honda RC211V M 11   Tohru Ukawa All
46   Valentino Rossi All
72   Shinichi Ito 1
  Telefónica Movistar Suzuki
  Team Suzuki
Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R D 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. 1–2
M 3–8, 10–16
D 15   Sete Gibernau 1–2
M 3–16
D 33   Akira Ryō 1
M 6–10, 14
51   Yukio Kagayama 9
  West Honda Pons Honda Honda NSR500 M 4   Alex Barros 1–12
Honda RC211V 13–16
Honda NSR500 65   Loris Capirossi 1–7, 10–16
66   Alex Hofmann 8–9
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

250cc participantsEdit

The FIM released a 25-rider entry list on 13 March 2002.[47] Alex Hofmann, who was listed on the entry list, withdrew before the start of the season.[48]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
Aprilia Germany Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 28   Dirk Heidolf All
Aspi Honda Honda NSR250 D 37   Yann Lussiana 4
Bird Racing Team Honda Honda NSR250 D 63   Gábor Rizmayer 10
Burning Blood R.T. Honda Honda NSR250 D 49   Chojun Kameya 1
Campetella Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 6   Alex Debón All
17   Randy de Puniet All
Cibertel Honda BQR Honda Honda NSR250 D 12   Jay Vincent All
19   Leon Haslam All
34   Eric Bataille 3, 6, 11–12, 16
Cordoba Patrimonio Hum. Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 39   Luis Castro 3, 16
Dark Dog Yamaha Kurz Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 8   Naoki Matsudo All
13   Jaroslav Huleš 10–16
76   Taro Sekiguchi 1–9
DeGraaf Grand Prix Team Honda Honda NSR250 D 11   Haruchika Aoki All
29   Henk van de Lagemaat 10
30   Rob Filart 11
41   Jarno Janssen 1–9
96   Jakub Smrž 12–16
Edf Espoir Honda Honda NSR250 D 36   Erwan Nigon* 4
EMS Racing Honda Honda NSR250 D 78   Peter Taplin 15
Endurance Honda Honda NSR250 D 50   Daisaku Sakai 1
Equipe de France – Scrab GP Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 25   Vincent Philippe 1–9
36   Erwan Nigon* 10–16
51   Hugo Marchand 1–10, 12–16
57   Grégory Lefort 11
Faster by Fuller Racing Honda Honda NSR250 D 43   Christopher Sansome 8
Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 44   Andrew Whittley 8
Ferro Moto Sport Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 93   Hervé Mora 4
Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda Honda NSR250 D 4   Roberto Rolfo All
7   Emilio Alzamora 1–9, 11–16
84   David García 10
Heierli Racing Pvm Team Honda Honda NSR250 D 65   Roger Heierli 10
Hitman RC Koshien Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 68   Tekkyu Kayo 13
Imola Circuit Exalt Cycle Race Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 21   Franco Battaini All
Impact Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 80   Earl Lynch 15
Ipone Tecmas Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 35/77   Thierry van den Bosch 4, 7, 9
Jovink Raps Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 61   Jarno Boesveld 7
Kehrer Racing Team Honda Honda NSR250 D 54   Nico Kehrer 9
Kiefer Castrol Honda Honda Honda NSR250 D 52   Christian Gemmel 9
Klub Racing Team Znojmo Honda Honda NSR250 D 62   Radomil Rous 10
Morinokumasan Miztec RT Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 70   Ryuji Yokoe 13
Motoracing / TU Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 15   Roberto Locatelli All
Motorex Daytona Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 89   Osamu Miyazaki 1
MRTT – Hugen Racing Honda Honda NSR250 D 58   Jan Blok 7
59   Peter Politiek 7
MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 3   Marco Melandri All
Neukirchner Racing Team Honda Honda NSR250 D 53   Max Neukirchner 9
Petronas Sprinta Yamaha TVK Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 9   Sebastián Porto All
18   Shahrol Yuzy All
Racing Damas Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 74   Ángel Rodríguez 16
RFME Equipo Nacional Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 22   Raúl Jara All
32   Héctor Faubel All
RGV Spares Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 79   Russell Holland 15
RM Racing Honda Honda NSR250 D 47   Jason Boyce 8
Safilo Oxydo Race LCR Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 27   Casey Stoner All
42   David Checa All
Sierhekwerk W v/d Pol Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 60   Gert Pieper 7
Slovnaft Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 64   Vladimir Častka 10
SP Tadao Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 69   Nobuyuki Osaki 13
STU Avant – Msr – Elf Honda Honda NSR250 D 81   Mark Stanley 15
Team Harc-Pro Honda Honda NSR250 D 92   Hiroshi Aoyama 1, 13
Team HRC Honda Honda NSR250 D 72   Yuki Takahashi 13
Team Kotake RSC Honda Honda NSR250 D 48   Shinichi Nakatomi 1
Team Racer Bike Honda Honda NSR250 D 45   Samuel Aubry 4
Team Stargel Aprilia Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 90   Chuck Sorensen 16
Technospeed Nakasuga Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 D 71   Katsuyuki Nakasuga 13
Telefónica Movistar – Repsol YPF Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 10   David Checa All
24   Toni Elías All
UGT 3000 – Abruzzo Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 26   Ralf Waldmann 7, 9–10
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider
Notes
  • * denotes riders who raced for more than one team during the season.

125cc participantsEdit

FIM released a 33-rider entry list on 13 March 2002.[47]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
ADAC Sachsen Honda Honda RS125R D 93   Manuel Mickan 9
ADAC Sashsen Motorrad Unger Honda Honda RS125R D 92   Patrick Unger 9
Atletico de Madrid Aprilia Aprilia RS125R B 51   Álvaro Bautista 3, 6, 16
Bikecards.com Honda Honda RS125R D 98   Chris Peris 16
Bossini Sterilgarda Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 11   Max Sabbatani * 1–5, 8–11
32   Gianluigi Scalvini 6–7
33   Stefano Bianco 1–8, 10–16
B 50   Andrea Ballerini * 12–16
Caja Madrid Derbi Racing Derbi Aprilia RS125R D 41   Youichi Ui All
48   Jorge Lorenzo 3–16
CMSA Protectaprint Honda Honda RS125R D 81   Tim Inkster 15
CWF – Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 28   Ivan Goi 8–9
37   Marco Simoncelli 10–12, 14–16
39   Jaroslav Huleš 1–7
57   Chaz Davies All
DB Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 89   Adri den Bekker 7
De Graaf Junior Team Honda Honda RS125R D 61   Raymond Schouten 7
Dinky Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 68   Akira Komuro 1, 13
Elit Grand Prix Honda Honda RS125R D 18   Jakub Smrž 1–7
B 77   Thomas Lüthi 9–12, 14–16
97   Hideyuki Nakajo 13
FCC – TSR Honda Honda RS125R B 50   Andrea Ballerini * 1–11
72   Dario Giuseppetti * 12–16
83   Josh Waters 14–15
Gilera Racing Gilera Aprilia RS125R D 1   Manuel Poggiali All
Giuseppetti Viba Team Honda Honda RS125R D 72   Dario Giuseppetti * 9
Holmes Earth Moving Honda Honda RS125R D 64   Peter Holmes 15
Honda Kumamoto Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 65   Toshihisa Kuzuhara 1, 13
Imola Circuit Exalt Cycle Race Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 21   Arnaud Vincent All
Italjet Racing Service Italjet Italjet F125 D 7   Stefano Perugini All
8   Gábor Talmácsi * 1–5
42   Christian Pistoni 9–16
B 24   Leon Camier 6–8
International Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 79   João Pinto 11
Kart Centrum Honda Honda RS125R D 56   Lukáš Pešek 10
Kiefer Castrol Honda Honda Honda RS125R D 73   Claudius Klein 9
Master – Aspar Team Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 22   Pablo Nieto All
47   Ángel Rodríguez 1–9
80   Héctor Barberá All
MG Parts – RG Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 60   Randy Gevers 7
MIR Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS125R B 71   Ruben Catalan 3, 16
Motoracing / TU Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 11   Max Sabbatani * 13–16
16   Simone Sanna All
OMV Team Hanusch Honda Honda RS125R D 49   Igor Kalab 10
PEV Moto ADAC Sachsen Honda Honda RS125R B 8   Gábor Talmácsi * 7–16
10   Jarno Müller 1–3
12   Klaus Nöhles 1–5, 9–16
30   Gaspare Caffiero 5
66   Shuhei Aoyama * 7–8
Polini Honda Honda RS125R D 87   Simone Corsi 5
Provence Motor Sport Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 86   Gregory Lefort 4
Racing Moto Sport Honda Honda RS125R D 63   Jimmy Petit 4
RCGM – Rubincone Corse Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 54   Marco Petrini 5
Red Bull Rookies Honda Honda RS125R D 90   Guy Farbrother 8
91   Midge Smart 8
Red Devil Honda Honda Honda RS125R D 36   Mika Kallio All
88   Robbin Harms 10
RMS Honda Honda RS125R D 85   Gregory Leblanc 4
Roteg Racing Honda Honda RS125R B 62   Gerald Perdon 7
RPS Racing Saalfeld Honda Honda RS125R D 74   Jascha Büsch 9
Ruffnuts/Gulf Western Honda Honda RS125R D 82   Jeremy Crowe 15
Safilo Oxydo Race LCR Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 4   Lucio Cecchinello All
15   Alex de Angelis All
Scot Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 6   Mirko Giansanti All
34   Andrea Dovizioso All
Semprucci Angaia Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 9   Noboru Ueda 1–5, 11–16
20   Imre Tóth All
44   Alessandro Brannetti 6
72   Dario Giuseppetti * 10
75   Fabrizio Lai 7–8
76   Matej Smrž * 9
76   Matej Smrž * 10
Sergi Motos Yamaha Yamaha TZ125 D 94   Filipe Costa 11
Showa Denki Honda Honda RS125R D 66   Shuhei Aoyama * 1, 13
Sutthisam Vaewsamana Honda Honda RS125R D 46   Suhathai Chaemsap 1
Team Gabrielli Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 53   Gioele Pellino 5, 10
Team Harc-Pro Honda Honda RS125R D 95   Takashi Yasuda 13
Team Italia Gilera Aprilia RS125R D 31   Mattia Angeloni All
84   Michel Fabrizio All
Team Machado Honda Honda RS125R D 55   Javier Machado 6
Team Philippe Coulon Honda Honda RS125R D 59   Vincent Braillard 4, 16
Team Plus One Honda Honda RS125R D 67   Hideyuki Ogata 1, 13
Team Technimoto Cavaillon Honda Honda RS125R D 58   Yohann Tiberio 4
Telefónica Movistar jnr Team Honda Honda RS125R D 25   Joan Olivé All
26   Dani Pedrosa All
52   Julián Simón 3, 6, 11
Tribe by Breil Honda Honda RS125R B 5   Masao Azuma All
TZM Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 78   Pedro Monteiro 11
UGT 3000 – Abruzzo Aprilia Aprilia RS125R D 17   Steve Jenkner All
19   Alex Baldolini All
23   Gino Borsoi All
UK Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 69   Christian Elkin 8
Wilson Racing Honda Honda RS125R B 70   Chris Martin 8
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider
Notes
  • * denotes riders who raced for more than one team during the season.


StandingsEdit

MotoGP riders' standings[49][50]Edit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
 
SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
POR
 
RIO
 
PAC
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Points
1   Valentino Rossi Honda 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 2 2 1 2 355
2   Max Biaggi Yamaha Ret 9 DSQ 3 2 4 4 2 2 1 6 2 Ret 1 6 3 215
3   Tohru Ukawa Honda Ret 1 3 2 3 2 5 WD 3 3 3 Ret 4 4 3 5 209
4   Alex Barros Honda 6 Ret 5 8 5 5 2 3 Ret 9 5 4 1 3 2 1 204
5   Carlos Checa Yamaha 3 5 Ret Ret 4 3 3 Ret 4 5 2 Ret 5 7 11 Ret 141
6   Norifumi Abe Yamaha 5 7 6 4 7 16 9 4 6 8 7 6 8 10 DNS 10 129
7   Daijiro Kato Honda 10 4 2 Ret Ret 8 12 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 5 4 4 117
8   Loris Capirossi Honda 9 3 4 7 6 6 Ret 6 Ret 5 3 9 Ret Ret 109
9   Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 7 6 14 11 4 3 6 8 9 Ret 99
10   Olivier Jacque Yamaha Ret 6 11 Ret 9 9 14 5 Ret 10 Ret 7 7 Ret 8 9 81
11   Shinya Nakano Yamaha Ret 8 17 13 11 Ret 8 10 5 Ret 12 Ret 16 6 13 6 68
12   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 7 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 9 8 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 7 Ret 63
13   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Honda Ret 11 12 15 14 Ret 10 15 12 12 Ret 9 13 13 5 7 60
14   Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR Ret Ret 16 10 Ret 12 Ret Ret 7 7 9 Ret 10 12 10 8 59
15   John Hopkins Yamaha 12 14 13 11 12 10 7 8 DNS Ret 8 14 14 18 16 11 58
16   Sete Gibernau Suzuki Ret 16 9 12 Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 8 Ret 14 12 13 51
17   Tetsuya Harada Honda 11 12 10 Ret 10 13 13 11 Ret 15 10 13 15 Ret 14 14 47
18   Akira Ryō Suzuki 2 11 15 13 11 14 11 41
19   Régis Laconi Aprilia 8 15 14 9 8 14 Ret 16 Ret 16 Ret Ret 11 17 Ret Ret 33
20   Garry McCoy Yamaha Ret 10 15 12 9 13 11 10 17 15 18 Ret 33
21   Shinichi Ito Honda 4 Ret 13
22   Alex Hofmann Yamaha Ret 11 11
Honda 17 10
23   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 16 13 11 16 15 Ret 9
24   Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha 14 13 5
25   Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha 12 4
26   Andrew Pitt Kawasaki 19 17 12 4
27   Pere Riba Yamaha DNQ 13 Ret Ret 15 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS 4
  Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 17 0
  Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Ret 0
  Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki Ret 0
  David García Proton KR Ret 0
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
 
SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
POR
 
RIO
 
PAC
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

250cc riders' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
 
SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
POR
 
RIO
 
PAC
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Points
1   Marco Melandri Aprilia Ret 1 Ret 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 Ret 1 1 298
2   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 13 3 1 1 3 3 5 2 4 4 1 Ret 4 1 2 Ret 241
3   Roberto Rolfo Honda 8 4 2 5 8 2 3 5 2 Ret 4 2 6 3 4 2 219
4   Toni Elías Aprilia 11 16 10 6 4 10 2 3 6 3 13 5 1 2 5 10 178
5   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 5 8 7 8 7 Ret 4 Ret 3 2 3 1 8 4 3 Ret 172
6   Franco Battaini Aprilia 10 2 4 Ret 6 5 9 4 8 Ret Ret 3 7 5 7 7 142
7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 4 7 3 7 11 9 Ret 12 Ret 6 7 5 8 13 3 120
8   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 16 5 5 4 2 Ret 7 13 5 7 5 Ret 9 13 Ret 5 119
9   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 3 6 Ret 3 5 4 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 6 6 4 119
10   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 6 11 9 11 14 7 14 8 7 8 Ret 8 16 7 14 8 92
11   Alex Debón Aprilia 9 9 8 9 Ret 13 12 9 10 13 Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 9 72
12   Casey Stoner Aprilia Ret Ret 6 Ret DNS 6 8 11 Ret 5 Ret 6 17 11 10 13 68
13   David Checa Aprilia DNS 10 Ret 10 10 12 16 15 15 18 8 12 21 10 8 6 60
14   Haruchika Aoki Honda Ret 13 12 Ret 12 11 6 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret 13 12 11 12 58
15   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha Ret Ret 13 13 9 8 10 10 11 Ret Ret 9 18 9 15 11 58
16   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 1 25
17   Daisaku Sakai Honda 2 20
18   Leon Haslam Honda Ret 15 19 Ret 18 18 Ret 17 13 17 7 10 Ret 17 18 17 19
19   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 11 9 11 17
20   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia DNQ 14 Ret 18 Ret 21 20 18 12 14 9 14 20 18 16 19 17
21   Yuki Takahashi Honda 3 16
22   Jay Vincent Honda Ret 12 17 15 15 19 19 16 14 12 Ret Ret 19 14 Ret 14 16
23   Héctor Faubel Aprilia Ret Ret 11 14 16 20 Ret 20 18 Ret 10 17 22 Ret 19 15 14
24   Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha Ret Ret 11 15 15 12 16 11
25   Raúl Jara Aprilia 15 Ret 16 19 17 15 13 Ret 17 15 11 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11
26   Chojun Kameya Honda 7 9
27   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 12 11 9
28   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 16 12 13 23 Ret Ret 20 7
Honda 20
29   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha Ret Ret 15 12 Ret 16 17 14 16 7
30   David García Honda 10 6
31   Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 12 4
32   Vincent Philippe Aprilia Ret Ret 18 16 13 17 15 Ret Ret 4
33   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 14 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 19 DNS Ret 4
34   Eric Bataille Honda 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
35   Ryuji Yokoe Yamaha 14 2
36   Jakub Smrž Honda 15 24 16 17 Ret 1
  Jarno Janssen Honda Ret 17 20 17 Ret 22 18 19 Ret 0
  Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 18 0
  Max Neukirchner Honda 19 0
  Henk van de Lagemaat Honda 19 0
  Gábor Rizmayer Honda 20 0
  Russell Holland Yamaha 20 0
  Peter Politiek Honda 21 0
  Andrew Whittley Aprilia 21 0
  Chuck Sorensen Aprilia 21 0
  Jarno Boesveld Aprilia 22 0
  Gert Pieper Aprilia 23 0
  Thierry van den Bosch Honda Ret DNQ Ret 0
  Shinichi Nakatomi Honda Ret 0
  Christian Gemmel Honda Ret 0
  Nico Kehrer Honda Ret 0
  Vladimir Častka Yamaha Ret 0
  Grégory Lefort Aprilia Ret 0
  Tekkyu Kayo Yamaha Ret 0
  Noboyuki Osaki Yamaha Ret 0
  Radomil Rous Honda DNS 0
  Yann Lussiana Honda DNQ 0
  Samuel Aubry Honda DNQ 0
  Hervé Mora Aprilia DNQ 0
  Jan Blok Honda DNQ 0
  Christopher Sansome Honda DNQ 0
  Jason Boyce Honda WD 0
  Roger Heierli Honda DNQ 0
  Rob Filart Honda DNQ 0
  Peter Taplin Honda DNQ 0
  Earl Lynch Yamaha DNQ 0
  Mark Stanley Honda DNQ 0
  Luis Castro Yamaha DNQ 0
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
 
SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
POR
 
RIO
 
PAC
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

125cc riders' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
 
SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
POR
 
RIO
 
PAC
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Points
1   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 1 2 2 4 9 11 4 1 1 3 1 2 15 1 4 2 273
2   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 3 1 DSQ 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 Ret 3 2 4 1 7 254
3   Dani Pedrosa Honda 8 3 4 3 4 2 1 2 7 2 10 Ret 1 3 5 1 243
4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 9 Ret 1 1 6 4 5 Ret Ret 1 6 10 Ret 2 2 8 180
5   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 15 4 3 11 8 3 6 5 3 6 3 18 3 6 7 5 168
6   Pablo Nieto Aprilia Ret 5 Ret 6 3 8 7 Ret 5 Ret 4 5 4 5 3 3 145
7   Simone Sanna Aprilia 5 8 7 Ret 11 5 12 17 6 7 2 14 Ret 11 6 14 106
8   Masao Azuma Honda Ret 9 8 5 13 15 14 4 15 12 5 1 18 9 8 18 101
9   Alex de Angelis Aprilia Ret 6 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 7 2 8 Ret 11 Ret 10 Ret 4 87
10   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 10 7 10 10 5 Ret 13 Ret 10 9 7 12 7 19 Ret 10 82
11   Mika Kallio Honda Ret 12 5 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 9 10 8 8 6 7 Ret 17 78
12   Joan Olivé Honda 13 Ret 9 Ret Ret 6 3 6 11 Ret Ret 22 8 13 9 9 76
13   Youichi Ui Derbi Ret Ret 6 Ret 2 Ret 8 8 8 17 Ret Ret 12 12 13 Ret 65
14   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 16 DNS 12 15 Ret 18 20 Ret 21 4 Ret 15 5 8 14 6 50
15   Mirko Giansanti Honda 2 16 14 12 Ret 10 19 15 12 14 Ret 20 14 16 15 19 42
16   Andrea Dovizioso Honda Ret 10 Ret 9 12 Ret 11 9 13 21 Ret 13 Ret 15 10 16 42
17   Stefano Perugini Italjet 11 24 16 Ret 15 13 Ret 11 Ret 18 Ret 6 20 Ret 12 Ret 28
18   Andrea Ballerini Honda Ret 14 15 16 10 12 18 12 Ret Ret Ret 26
Aprilia 16 22 Ret 11 12
19   Stefano Bianco Aprilia Ret 22 19 7 Ret 7 29 Ret 13 Ret 17 17 Ret Ret 13 24
20   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 6 25 10 11 21
21   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 22 19 20 14 16 13 17 20 Ret 7 9 20 Ret 22 21
22   Gábor Talmácsi Italjet Ret 18 20 Ret Ret 20
Honda 15 Ret 18 11 Ret 4 21 Ret 16 15
23   Noboru Ueda Honda 4 11 17 Ret DNS Ret 25 27 18 21 Ret 18
24   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 17
25   Max Sabbatani Aprilia Ret 13 11 13 DNS Ret 22 15 Ret 19 Ret 17 11 17
26   Klaus Nöhles Honda 12 Ret Ret 14 DNS 16 16 Ret 9 25 14 18 21 15
27   Thomas Lüthi Honda 26 19 9 24 21 Ret 24 7
28   Hideyuki Nakajo Honda 10 6
29   Chaz Davies Aprilia Ret 21 24 18 18 Ret 24 16 20 Ret 11 29 24 25 22 28 5
30   Christian Pistoni Italjet Ret Ret 12 19 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
31   Michel Fabrizio Gilera Ret 15 18 17 16 Ret Ret Ret 23 25 Ret 23 13 26 Ret 20 4
32   Jakub Smrž Honda Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 16 22 3
33   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 27 13 21 Ret Ret Ret 3
34   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 14 20 21 Ret 19 20 21 18 19 Ret Ret Ret 26 23 20 Ret 2
35   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 14 22 2
36   Julián Simón Honda Ret 22 14 Ret 2
37   Fabrizio Lai Honda 23 14 2
  Takashi Yasuda Honda 16 0
  Mattia Angeloni Gilera 17 17 23 21 Ret 19 26 23 27 24 Ret 27 28 17 19 Ret 0
  Jaroslav Huleš Aprilia Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 21 17 0
  Gaspare Caffiero Honda 17 0
  Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 17 Ret 0
  Imre Tóth Honda 18 23 27 22 21 23 27 20 25 26 Ret 28 23 22 23 25 0
  Ivan Goi Aprilia 19 24 0
  Jarno Müller Honda Ret 19 26 0
  Suhathai Chaemsap Honda 19 0
  Gregory Lefort Aprilia 20 0
  Christian Elkin Honda 21 0
  Simone Corsi Honda 22 0
  Chris Martin Honda 22 0
  Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 25 Ret 23 0
  Jimmy Petit Honda 23 0
  Robbin Harms Honda 23 0
  Dario Giuseppetti Honda 28 29 26 Ret 24 24 27 0
  Leon Camier Italjet 24 28 24 0
  Gregory Leblanc Honda 24 0
  Yohann Tiberio Honda 25 0
  Josh Waters Honda Ret 25 0
  Ruben Catalan Aprilia DNS 26 0
  Peter Holmes Honda 26 0
  Jeremy Crowe Honda 27 0
  Igor Kalab Honda 28 0
  Vincent Braillard Honda Ret 29 0
  Claudius Klein Honda 29 0
  Matej Smrž Honda 32 30 0
  Adri den Bekker Honda 30 0
  Patrick Unger Honda 30 0
  Randy Gevers Honda 31 0
  Jascha Büsch Honda 31 0
  Gerald Perdon Honda 32 0
  Manuel Mickan Honda 33 0
  Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda Ret Ret 0
  Hideyuki Ogata Honda Ret Ret 0
  Akira Komuro Honda Ret Ret 0
  Marco Petrini Aprilia Ret 0
  Alessandro Brannetti Honda Ret 0
  Raymond Schouten Honda Ret 0
  Guy Farbrother Honda Ret 0
  Midge Smart Honda Ret 0
  Lukáš Pešek Honda Ret 0
  Chris Peris Honda Ret 0
  Javier Machado Honda DNQ 0
  Pedro Monteiro Honda DNQ 0
  João Pinto Honda DNQ 0
  Filipe Costa Yamaha DNQ 0
  Tim Inkster Honda DNQ 0
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
 
SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
POR
 
RIO
 
PAC
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Constructors' standingsEdit

  • Each constructor gets the same number of points as their best placed rider in each race.
  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.

MotoGPEdit

Teams' standingsEdit

  • Each team gets the total points scored by their two riders, including replacement riders. In one rider team, only the points scored by that rider will be counted. Wildcard riders do not score points.
  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.

MotoGPEdit

Pos Team Constructor Rider(s) JPN
 
SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
POR
 
RIO
 
PAC
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Points
1 Repsol Honda Team Honda   Valentino Rossi 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 2 2 1 2 564
  Tohru Ukawa Ret 1 3 2 3 2 5 DNS 3 3 3 Ret 4 4 3 5
2 Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha   Max Biaggi Ret 9 DSQ 3 2 4 4 2 2 1 6 2 Ret 1 6 3 356
  Carlos Checa 3 5 Ret Ret 4 3 3 Ret 4 5 2 Ret 5 7 11 Ret
3 West Honda Pons Honda   Alex Barros 6 Ret 5 8 5 5 2 3 Ret 9 5 4 1 3 2 1 319
  Loris Capirossi 9 3 4 7 6 6 Ret 6 Ret 5 3 9 Ret Ret
  Alex Hofmann 17 10
4 Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 7 6 14 11 4 3 6 8 9 Ret 150
  Sete Gibernau Ret 16 9 12 Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 8 Ret 14 12 13
  Yukio Kagayama Ret
5 Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha   Olivier Jacque Ret 6 11 Ret 9 9 14 5 Ret 10 Ret 7 7 Ret 8 9 149
  Shinya Nakano Ret 8 17 13 11 Ret 8 10 5 Ret 12 Ret 16 6 13 6
6 Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha   Norifumi Abe 5 7 6 4 7 16 9 4 6 8 7 6 8 10 DNS 10 142
  Pere Riba DNS 13 Ret Ret 15 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS
  José Luis Cardoso 16 13 11 16 15 Ret
7 Proton Team KR Proton KR   Nobuatsu Aoki 7 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 9 8 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 7 Ret 122
  Jeremy McWilliams Ret Ret 16 10 Ret 12 Ret Ret 7 7 9 Ret 10 12 10 8
8 Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda   Daijiro Kato 10 4 2 Ret Ret 8 12 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 5 4 4 117
9 Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha   John Hopkins 12 14 13 11 12 10 7 8 DNS Ret 8 14 14 18 16 11 101
  Garry McCoy Ret 10 15 12 9 13 11 10 17 15 18 Ret
  Jean-Michel Bayle 14 13
  Alex Hofmann Ret 11
10 Kanemoto Racing Honda   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Ret 11 12 15 14 Ret 10 15 12 12 Ret 9 13 13 5 7 60
11 Pramac Honda Racing Team Honda   Tetsuya Harada 11 12 10 Ret 10 13 13 11 Ret 15 10 13 15 Ret 14 14 47
12 MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia   Régis Laconi 8 15 14 9 8 14 Ret 16 Ret 16 Ret Ret 11 17 Ret Ret 33
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

ReferencesEdit

General
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  • "Valencian Community Grand Prix – 250cc – World Championship Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 3 November 2002. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
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