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2003 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2003 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 11–13 July 2003 at the Donington Park circuit.

United Kingdom  2003 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
DateJuly 13 2003
Official nameCinzano British Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationDonington Park
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Time 1:30.740
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:31.023 on lap 2
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Second Spain Sete Gibernau Honda
Third Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
Time 1:33.859
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Time 1:34.558 on lap 3
Podium
First Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Third Australia Anthony West Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia
Time 1:37.984
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia
Time 1:38.463 on lap 7
Podium
First Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda
Third Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 30 46:06.688 1 25
2 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 30 +7.138 2 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Honda 30 +8.794[N 1] 4 16
4 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 30 +13.041 7 13
5 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 30 +16.269 6 11
6 7   Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +27.085 5 10
7 41   Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 30 +27.662 13 9
8 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Honda 30 +32.012 12 8
9 56   Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +34.799 11 7
10 45   Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 30 +35.001 9 6
11 21   John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 30 +48.165 14 5
12 71   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 30 +1:00.423 16 4
13 6   Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 30 +1:06.160 15 3
14 23   Ryuichi Kiyonari Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 30 +1:14.866 19 2
15 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 30 +1:30.291 21 1
16 8   Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 29 +1 lap 17
17 88   Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 29 +1 lap 20
Ret 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 18 Accident 8
Ret 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 13 Retirement 18
Ret 52   David de Gea WCM Sabre V4 9 Retirement 23
Ret 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 4 Accident 3
Ret 35   Chris Burns WCM ROC Yamaha 1 Accident 22
Ret 11   Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 0 Accident 10
DNS 4   Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 27 42:58.011 1 25
2 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 27 +0.269 2 20
3 14   Anthony West Aprilia 27 +2.558 10 16
4 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 27 +2.933 3 13
5 3   Roberto Rolfo Honda 27 +2.934 7 11
6 5   Sebastián Porto Honda 27 +25.030 8 10
7 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 27 +27.663 6 9
8 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 27 +31.591 5 8
9 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 27 +50.348 4 7
10 6   Alex Debón Honda 27 +53.337 12 6
11 23   Jay Vincent Aprilia 27 +58.098 11 5
12 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 27 +1:00.050 16 4
13 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 27 +1:00.250 17 3
14 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 27 +1:10.355 21 2
15 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 27 +1:11.666 23 1
16 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 27 +1:15.036 19
17 26   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 27 +1:23.682 20
18 18   Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 26 +1 lap 24
19 98   Katja Poensgen Honda 26 +1 lap 27
Ret 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 19 Accident 18
Ret 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 19 Retirement 15
Ret 58   Lee Dickinson Yamaha 12 Retirement 26
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 8 Retirement 14
Ret 60   Phillip Desborough Yamaha 5 Accident 25
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 4 Accident 13
Ret 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 4 Accident 22
Ret 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 1 Accident 9
DNQ 59   Andrew Sawford Honda Did not qualify
EX 53   Teresio Isola Yamaha Excluded[N 2]
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 25 41:25.907 6 25
2 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 25 +0.605 3 20
3 7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 25 +2.597 1 16
4 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 25 +9.170 10 13
5 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 25 +11.692 9 11
6 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 25 +15.898 11 10
7 36   Mika Kallio Honda 25 +21.004 5 9
8 1   Arnaud Vincent KTM 25 +21.756 17 8
9 79   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 25 +22.212 15 7
10 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 25 +23.642 8 6
11 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 25 +23.812 20 5
12 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 25 +34.153 16 4
13 8   Masao Azuma Honda 25 +35.552 22 3
14 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 25 +35.873 18 2
15 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 25 +36.203 26 1
16 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 25 +44.343 24
17 25   Imre Tóth Honda 25 +51.520 25
18 31   Julián Simón Malaguti 25 +1:06.379 30
19 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 25 +1:06.972 12
20 78   Péter Lénárt Honda 25 +1:11.783 33
21 81   Ismael Ortega Aprilia 25 +1:12.473 32
22 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 25 +1:26.143 13
23 84   Paul Veazey Honda 24 +1 lap 34
24 50   Midge Smart Honda 24 +1 lap 36
25 49   Lee Longden Honda 24 +1 lap 37
26 83   Chester Lusk Honda 23 +2 laps 38
Ret 3   Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 Accident 2
Ret 26   Emilio Alzamora Derbi 24 Retirement 28
Ret 10   Roberto Locatelli KTM 22 Retirement 27
Ret 21   Leon Camier Honda 7 Retirement 31
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Aprilia 5 Accident 14
Ret 33   Stefano Bianco Gilera 5 Retirement 29
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 1 Accident 21
Ret 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 1 Accident 19
Ret 32   Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 1 Accident 23
Ret 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 0 Accident 7
Ret 24   Simone Corsi Honda 0 Accident 4
DNS 51   Kris Weston Honda 0 Did not start 35
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

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

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 10-second penalty for overtaking under yellow flags.
  2. ^ Black-flagged and excluded from the remainder of the event after the first qualifying session.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 British MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Donington Park - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2003 British MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · BRITISH GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2003". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 250cc – Qualifying Practice Nr. 1 Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2003. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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