2003 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2003 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 18–20 September 2003 at Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet.

Brazil  2003 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date20 September 2003
Official nameCinzano Rio Grand Prix[1]
LocationAutódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.933 km (3.065 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:49.038
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:50.453 on lap 10
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Second Spain Sete Gibernau Honda
Third Japan Makoto Tamada Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 1:53.457
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Time 1:54.215 on lap 7
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Second Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda
Third France Randy de Puniet Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:58.052
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:58.121 on lap 3
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi
Second Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia
Third San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia

The 125cc race marked the first Grand Prix motorcycle racing victory for a young Jorge Lorenzo.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Honda 24 44:36.633 1 25
2 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 24 +3.109 3 20
3 6   Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 24 +7.298 9 16
4 3   Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 24 +9.235 4 13
5 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Honda 24 +11.165 7 11
6 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 +14.826 2 10
7 11   Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 24 +17.361 8 9
8 56   Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +21.239 6 8
9 7   Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +21.522 10 7
10 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 +22.971 5 6
11 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +32.910 16 5
12 4   Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +40.136 11 4
13 45   Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 24 +54.099 12 3
14 41   Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 24 +57.234 19 2
15 23   Ryuichi Kiyonari Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 24 +57.678 15 1
16 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 24 +1:06.069 20
17 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 24 +1:09.444 18
18 88   Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 24 +1:22.463 21
19 52   David de Gea WCM Harris WCM 23 +1 lap 22
Ret 8   Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 14 Retirement 13
Ret 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 11 Retirement 17
Ret 35   Chris Burns WCM Harris WCM 8 Retirement 23
Ret 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 7 Retirement 14
DNS 21   John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki Did not start
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 22 42:09.055 2 25
2 3   Roberto Rolfo Honda 22 +12.901 3 20
3 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 22 +12.965 4 16
4 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 22 +25.317 7 13
5 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 22 +47.468 9 11
6 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 22 +55.694 10 10
7 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 22 +58.264 14 9
8 14   Anthony West Aprilia 22 +58.339 16 8
9 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 22 +1:00.193 15 7
10 34   Eric Bataille Honda 22 +1:02.606 19 6
11 6   Alex Debón Honda 22 +1:03.500 13 5
12 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 22 +1:09.904 11 4
13 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 22 +1:14.199 17 3
14 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 22 +1:14.370 20 2
15 13   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 22 +1:16.913 22 1
16 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 22 +1:17.037 23
17 52   Lukáš Pešek Yamaha 22 +1:19.838 21
18 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 22 +1:27.198 1
19 18   Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 21 +1 lap 24
Ret 26   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 11 Retirement 18
Ret 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 4 Retirement 12
Ret 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 3 Retirement 5
Ret 5   Sebastián Porto Honda 2 Accident 6
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 2 Accident 8
DNS 98   Katja Poensgen Honda Did not start
Source: [5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 21 41:51.624 5 25
2 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 21 +0.232 9 20
3 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 21 +0.372 2 16
4 3   Dani Pedrosa Honda 21 +0.589 1 13
5 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 21 +0.771 14 11
6 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 21 +0.899 3 10
7 7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 21 +1.240 6 9
8 79   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 21 +3.835 4 8
9 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 21 +4.117 7 7
10 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +15.268 8 6
11 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 21 +19.087 16 5
12 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 21 +19.445 10 4
13 1   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 21 +19.584 11 3
14 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 21 +19.673 15 2
15 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 21 +20.466 12 1
16 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 21 +27.902 20
17 10   Roberto Locatelli KTM 21 +27.992 21
18 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 21 +32.727 13
19 36   Mika Kallio KTM 21 +36.138 23
20 33   Stefano Bianco Gilera 21 +40.544 26
21 41   Youichi Ui Gilera 21 +41.610 22
22 24   Simone Corsi Honda 21 +49.980 19
23 88   Robbin Harms Aprilia 21 +50.136 30
24 32   Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 21 +50.179 18
25 31   Julián Simón Malaguti 21 +55.624 24
26 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 21 +1:00.747 31
27 28   Michele Danese Honda 21 +1:52.184 32
Ret 50   Andrea Ballerini Honda 16 Accident 28
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 15 Retirement 29
Ret 8   Masao Azuma Honda 10 Retirement 17
Ret 26   Emilio Alzamora Derbi 6 Retirement 25
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 3 Retirement 33
Ret 25   Imre Tóth Honda 1 Retirement 27
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round twelve has concluded.[7][8]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 Brazilian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2003 Brazilian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). Motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 20 September 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  4. ^ "RIO GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2003". Motogp.com. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 September 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 September 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  7. ^ "World championship standings". Crash. September 20, 2003.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2003. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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