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2002 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2002 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2002 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 19–21 April 2002 at the Phakisa Freeway.

South Africa  2002 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phakisa Freeway - Road course.svg
Date21 April 2002
Official nameAfrica's Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationPhakisa Freeway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.242 km (2.636 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:34.660
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda
Time 1:34.834 on lap 18
Podium
First Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Third Italy Loris Capirossi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia
Time 1:37.604
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
Time 1:37.860 on lap 24
Podium
First Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia
Second Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia
Third Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:42.522
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera
Time 1:42.605 on lap 23
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera
Second France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda

Contents

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 44:39.467 3 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +0.932 1 20
3 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 28 +8.259 2 16
4 74   Daijiro Kato Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda 28 +26.962 14 13
5 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +27.227 7 11
6 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +27.889 9 10
7 6   Norifumi Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 28 +30.215 15 9
8 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +30.781 8 8
9 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +43.796 4 7
10 8   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 28 +45.501 5 6
11 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Kanemoto Racing Honda 28 +1:06.938 12 5
12 31   Tetsuya Harada Pramac Honda Racing Team Honda 28 +1:19.560 19 4
13 20   Pere Riba Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 28 +1:19.857 20 3
14 21   John Hopkins Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 28 +1:31.519 17 2
15 55   Régis Laconi MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia 28 +1:32.725 18 1
16 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 27 +1 lap 10
Ret 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 26 Accident 13
Ret 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 9 Retirement 6
Ret 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 7 Accident 11
Ret 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 5 Retirement 16
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 42:52.922 2 25
2 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +2.962 1 20
3 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +5.213 5 16
4 4   Roberto Rolfo Honda 26 +6.290 3 13
5 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +6.675 7 11
6 17   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +8.102 4 10
7 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +22.571 11 9
8 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +24.171 12 8
9 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +28.161 9 7
10 42   David Checa Aprilia 26 +36.261 14 6
11 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +47.211 10 5
12 12   Jay Vincent Honda 26 +47.886 22 4
13 11   Haruchika Aoki Honda 26 +53.106 13 3
14 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:02.767 20 2
15 19   Leon Haslam Honda 26 +1:04.093 18 1
16 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 26 +1:13.435 15
17 41   Jarno Janssen Honda 25 +1 lap 24
Ret 32   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 25 Accident 17
Ret 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 25 Accident 16
Ret 22   Raúl Jara Aprilia 9 Accident 6
Ret 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 2 Accident 8
Ret 51   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 1 Retirement 23
Ret 25   Vincent Philippe Aprilia 1 Accident 21
Ret 76   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 0 Accident 19
Source: [6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 41:26.120 2 25
2 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 24 +0.270 4 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +0.826 1 16
4 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +1.098 6 13
5 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +1.187 3 11
6 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 24 +1.583 12 10
7 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +1.830 8 9
8 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 24 +12.839 16 8
9 5   Masao Azuma Honda 24 +13.942 11 7
10 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 +19.201 14 6
11 9   Noboru Ueda Honda 24 +19.210 15 5
12 36   Mika Kallio Honda 24 +39.207 19 4
13 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 24 +46.560 22 3
14 50   Andrea Ballerini Honda 24 +53.710 26 2
15 84   Michel Fabrizio Gilera 24 +53.868 25 1
16 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +54.001 21
17 31   Mattia Angeloni Gilera 24 +54.739 30
18 8   Gábor Talmácsi Italjet 24 +54.886 23
19 10   Jarno Müller Honda 24 +54.919 18
20 19   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 24 +1:07.871 28
21 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 24 +1:08.217 29
22 33   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 24 +1:15.825 10
23 20   Imre Tóth Honda 24 +1:36.139 31
24 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 24 +1:43.455 24
Ret 47   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 11 Accident 7
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Aprilia 6 Retirement 9
Ret 12   Klaus Nöhles Honda 0 Accident 27
Ret 18   Jakub Smrž Honda 0 Accident 20
Ret 25   Joan Olivé Honda 0 Accident 13
Ret 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 0 Accident 5
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 0 Accident 17
DNS 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia Did not start
Source: [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 South African MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 2002". Archive.today. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  3. ^ "2002 South African MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Africa's Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 21 April 2002. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  5. ^ "MotoGP Race Classification 2002". Motogp.com. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Africa's Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 21 April 2002. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Africa's Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 21 April 2002. Retrieved 24 May 2018.


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