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2002 Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2002 Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 2002 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 4–6 October 2002 at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

Japan  2002 Pacific Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 16 races in the
2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date6 October 2002
Official nameGauloises Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi[1][2][3]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato Honda
Time 1:49.052
Fastest lap
Rider Brazil Alex Barros Honda
Time 1:49.947 on lap 24
Podium
First Brazil Alex Barros Honda
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Third Italy Loris Capirossi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
Time 1:52.389
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 1:53.392 on lap 22
Podium
First Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Second Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia
Third Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:58.026
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:58.354 on lap 12
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera
Third Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 24 44:18.913 5 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +1.641 6 20
3 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 24 +7.672 3 16
4 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +18.120 7 13
5 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +25.036 4 11
6 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 24 +29.201 8 10
7 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +32.902 9 9
8 6   Norifumi Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 24 +33.287 14 8
9 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 24 +35.949 13 7
10 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 24 +37.355 10 6
11 55   Régis Laconi MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia 24 +49.039 12 5
12 45   Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha 24 +49.181 19 4
13 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Kanemoto Racing Honda 24 +49.589 20 3
14 21   John Hopkins Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 24 +52.071 16 2
15 31   Tetsuya Harada Pramac Honda Racing Team Honda 24 +52.180 21 1
16 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +1:00.485 17
17 8   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 24 +1:02.232 15
Ret 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 15 Retirement 2
Ret 74   Daijiro Kato Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda 8 Retirement 1
Ret 48   Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 6 Accident 18
Ret 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 5 Retirement 11
DNS 20   Pere Riba Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 0 Did not start 22
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 23 43:52.991 5 25
2 3   Marco Melandri Aprilia 23 +0.175 2 20
3 72   Yuki Takahashi Honda 23 +4.431 4 16
4 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 23 +8.200 1 13
5 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 23 +8.812 7 11
6 4   Roberto Rolfo Honda 23 +9.826 8 10
7 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 23 +11.828 9 9
8 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 23 +12.726 6 8
9 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 23 +26.167 17 7
10 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 23 +32.236 10 6
11 92   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 23 +32.378 13 5
12 71   Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 23 +39.383 19 4
13 11   Haruchika Aoki Honda 23 +39.647 20 3
14 70   Ryuji Yokoe Yamaha 23 +41.386 16 2
15 13   Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha 23 +46.952 18 1
16 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 23 +52.179 12
17 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 23 +52.663 21
18 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 23 +54.119 11
19 12   Jay Vincent Honda 23 +54.765 22
20 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 23 +59.082 25
21 42   David Checa Aprilia 23 +59.500 24
22 32   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 23 +1:21.658 27
23 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 23 +1:34.406 29
24 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 23 +1:49.925 28
Ret 68   Tekkyu Kayoh Yamaha 19 Retirement 15
Ret 51   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 12 Retirement 23
Ret 19   Leon Haslam Honda 12 Retirement 26
Ret 22   Raúl Jara Aprilia 9 Retirement 30
Ret 17   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 3 Retirement 3
Ret 69   Nobuyuki Ohsaki Yamaha 0 Retirement 14
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 21 41:43.377 1 25
2 1   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 21 +8.071 2 20
3 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +8.701 3 16
4 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 21 +15.425 7 13
5 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 21 +24.565 8 11
6 36   Mika Kallio Honda 21 +29.584 17 10
7 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 21 +33.107 9 9
8 25   Joan Olivé Honda 21 +34.920 22 8
9 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 21 +36.050 12 7
10 97   Hideyuki Nakajoh Honda 21 +36.447 26 6
11 66   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 21 +40.056 21 5
12 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 21 +44.663 13 4
13 84   Michel Fabrizio Gilera 21 +49.699 14 3
14 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 21 +50.072 18 2
15 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 21 +52.708 4 1
16 95   Takashi Yasuda Honda 21 +1:00.232 24
17 33   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 21 +1:00.548 15
18 5   Masao Azuma Honda 21 +1:01.741 11
19 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 21 +1:04.115 20
20 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 21 +1:07.131 30
21 8   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 21 +1:07.170 25
22 50   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 21 +1:07.781 32
23 20   Imre Tóth Honda 21 +1:11.559 34
24 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 21 +1:21.111 35
25 12   Klaus Nöhles Honda 21 +1:27.070 29
26 19   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 21 +1:33.030 37
27 9   Noboru Ueda Honda 21 +1:48.799 23
28 31   Mattia Angeloni Gilera 19 +2 laps 31
Ret 65   Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda 20 Accident 27
Ret 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 18 Retirement 6
Ret 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 13 Retirement 16
Ret 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 10 Accident 19
Ret 68   Akira Komuro Honda 6 Accident 33
Ret 72   Dario Giuseppetti Honda 6 Accident 28
Ret 42   Christian Pistoni Italjet 4 Retirement 36
Ret 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1 Accident 5
Ret 67   Hideyuki Ogata Honda 0 Accident 10
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 Pacific MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Twin Ring Motegi - 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. ^ "2002 Pacific MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Gauloises Pacific GP of Motegi – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 6 October 2002. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · PACIFIC GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2002". Motogp.com. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Gauloises Pacific GP of Motegi – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 6 October 2002. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Gauloises Pacific GP of Motegi – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 6 October 2002. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2002. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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