2003 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2003 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 17–19 October 2003 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The MotoGP race was famous after Valentino Rossi won the world title after getting a 10-second penalty after overtaking under yellow flags after Troy Bayliss had crashed.[3]

Australia  2003 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date19 October 2003
Official nameSKYY vodka Australian Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationPhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.448 km (2.764 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:30.068
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:31.421 on lap 18
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Second Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati
Third United States Nicky Hayden Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 1:33.771
Fastest lap
Rider Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda
Time 1:45.680 on lap 24
Podium
First Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda
Second Australia Anthony West Aprilia
Third Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia
Time 1:37.342
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda
Time 1:50.518 on lap 17
Podium
First Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda
Second Japan Masao Azuma Honda
Third Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia
Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden on the podium after finishing first and third. This was Hayden's second podium in his rookie season.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Honda 27 41:53.543[N 1] 1 25
2 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 27 +5.212 2 20
3 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Honda 27 +12.039 5 16
4 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 27 +12.070 3 13
5 11   Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 27 +12.294 8 11
6 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +28.017 15 10
7 56   Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +28.044 11 9
8 7   Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +40.112 9 8
9 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +41.410 14 7
10 6   Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 27 +49.902 17 6
11 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 27 +51.260 10 5
12 21   John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +54.101 13 4
13 8   Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 27 +54.779 12 3
14 41   Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 27 +1:01.520 19 2
15 88   Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 27 +1:06.080 21 1
16 45   Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 27 +1:06.630 18
17 3   Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 27 +1:14.003 6
18 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 26 +1 lap 20
19 23   Ryuichi Kiyonari Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 26 +1 lap 22
20 35   Chris Burns WCM Harris WCM 26 +1 lap 24
Ret 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 14 Accident 7
Ret 4   Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 9 Retirement 16
Ret 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 3 Accident 4
Ret 52   José David de Gea WCM Harris WCM 0 Accident 23
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Roberto Rolfo Honda 25 45:14.993 8 25
2 14   Anthony West Aprilia 25 +14.040 11 20
3 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 25 +33.511 5 16
4 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 25 +54.252 3 13
5 6   Alex Debón Honda 25 +1:06.895 13 11
6 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 25 +1:06.943 9 10
7 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 25 +1:13.421 12 9
8 13   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 25 +1:22.119 10 8
9 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 25 +1:22.163 7 7
10 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 25 +1:25.303 22 6
11 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 25 +1:41.591 1 5
12 52   Lukáš Pešek Yamaha 25 +2:49.682 18 4
13 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 24 +1 lap 17 3
14 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 24 +1 lap 19 2
15 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 24 +1 lap 15 1
16 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 +1 lap 16
17 18   Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 23 +2 laps 25
18 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 22 +3 laps 20
Ret 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 23 Accident 4
Ret 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 19 Accident 23
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 16 Accident 14
Ret 5   Sebastián Porto Honda 5 Accident 2
Ret 98   Katja Poensgen Honda 4 Accident 24
Ret 79   Geoff Hardcastle Yamaha 4 Retirement 26
Ret 26   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 2 Accident 21
Ret 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 0 Accident 6
DNQ 77   Mark Rowling Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ 78   Peter Taplin Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 80   Rodney Camm Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 76   Brett Underwood Yamaha Did not qualify
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 50   Andrea Ballerini Honda 23 43:41.886 23 25
2 8   Masao Azuma Honda 23 +8.849 17 20
3 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +14.187 9 16
4 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 +14.752 16 13
5 1   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 23 +16.387 22 11
6 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +22.852 6 10
7 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 23 +23.167 2 9
8 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 23 +39.210 5 8
9 79   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 23 +45.888 14 7
10 88   Robbin Harms Aprilia 23 +48.500 15 6
11 41   Youichi Ui Gilera 23 +1:07.473 20 5
12 31   Julián Simón Malaguti 23 +1:08.499 28 4
13 32   Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 23 +1:25.817 18 3
14 26   Emilio Alzamora Derbi 23 +1:46.395 27 2
15 33   Stefano Bianco Gilera 23 +1:50.845 25 1
16 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 22 +1 lap 12
17 28   Michele Danese Honda 22 +1 lap 31
Ret 25   Imre Tóth Honda 20 Retirement 29
Ret 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 19 Accident 7
Ret 46   Matthew Kuhne Honda 19 Retirement 33
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 17 Accident 1
Ret 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 17 Retirement 24
Ret 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 14 Accident 10
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 14 Accident 13
Ret 10   Roberto Locatelli KTM 12 Accident 19
Ret 36   Mika Kallio KTM 9 Accident 3
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 8 Retirement 26
Ret 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 7 Accident 11
Ret 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 6 Retirement 8
Ret 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 5 Accident 4
Ret 44   Joshua Waters Honda 5 Retirement 30
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 1 Accident 21
Ret 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 1 Retirement 32
DNS 24   Simone Corsi Honda Did not start
DNQ 45   Brett Simmonds Honda Did not qualify
WD 3   Dani Pedrosa Honda Withdrew
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round fifteen has concluded.[9][10]

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 10-second penalty for overtaking under yellow flags.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 Australian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Phillip Island Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ Sports, Dorna. "Rossi wins dramatic Philip Island encounter despite ten second penalty - MotoGP™". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "2003 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "SKYY Vodka Australian Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). Motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 19 October 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  6. ^ "AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2003". Motogp.com. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. ^ "SKYY Vodka Australian Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 October 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  8. ^ "SKYY Vodka Australian Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 October 2003. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  9. ^ "World championship standings". Crash. 19 October 2003.
  10. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2003. Retrieved 22 August 2019.


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