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2003 Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2003 Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 15–17 August 2003 at the Masaryk Circuit located in Brno, Czech Republic.

Czech Republic  2003 Czech Republic Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Brno (formerly Masarykův okruh).svg
Date17 August 2003
Official nameGauloises Grand Prix České republiky[1][2]
LocationBrno Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.403 km (3.357 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:58.769
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:59.966 on lap 22
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Second Spain Sete Gibernau Honda
Third Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati
250 cc
Pole position
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Time 2:03.872
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 2:03.969 on lap 11
Podium
First France Randy de Puniet Aprilia
Second Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Third San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia
Time 2:08.100
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia
Time 2:07.836 on lap 4
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Second Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia
Third San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia

Chris Burns, riding a ROC Yamaha, would become the last rider to start a race in Grand Prix motorcycle racing's premier class with a 2-stroke 500cc bike. His teammate, José David de Gea, also entered the race riding the Sabre V4 500cc bike, but he did not take the start.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Honda 22 44:18.907 1 25
2 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 22 +0.042 2 20
3 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +0.668 6 16
4 7   Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +5.390 5 13
5 3   Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 22 +8.729 3 11
6 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Honda 22 +11.043 7 10
7 4   Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +11.439 9 9
8 11   Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 22 +13.574 8 8
9 6   Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 22 +23.273 10 7
10 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +26.404 17 6
11 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +26.685 11 5
12 45   Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 22 +30.728 12 4
13 41   Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 22 +39.531 18 3
14 56   Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +41.240 14 2
15 23   Ryuichi Kiyonari Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 22 +44.623 15 1
16 88   Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +55.499 22
17 21   John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 22 +55.677 13
18 8   Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +1:00.700 19
19 66   Alex Hofmann Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +1:08.130 20
20 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 22 +1:14.524 16
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 19 Retirement 4
Ret 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 12 Retirement 21
Ret 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 11 Retirement 23
Ret 35   Chris Burns WCM ROC Yamaha 9 Retirement 25
DNS 52   David de Gea WCM Sabre V4 0 Did not start 24
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 20 41:45.354 2 25
2 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 20 +0.527 4 20
3 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 20 +0.951 1 16
4 3   Roberto Rolfo Honda 20 +5.492 6 13
5 5   Sebastián Porto Honda 20 +10.407 10 11
6 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 20 +10.875 3 10
7 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 20 +15.278 5 9
8 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 20 +15.565 7 8
9 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 20 +32.752 9 7
10 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 20 +36.167 14 6
11 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 20 +36.608 12 5
12 34   Eric Bataille Honda 20 +50.700 15 4
13 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 20 +52.299 17 3
14 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 20 +52.870 20 2
15 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 20 +53.063 16 1
16 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 20 +58.903 22
17 52   Lukáš Pešek Yamaha 20 +1:08.193 24
18 66   Vesa Kallio Yamaha 20 +1:35.989 25
19 74   Michal Filla Yamaha 20 +1:44.230 26
20 98   Katja Poensgen Honda 20 +1:59.070 28
21 47   Arie Vos Yamaha 20 +2:01.799 27
22 75   Gábor Rizmayer Honda 19 +1 lap 29
Ret 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 19 Accident 21
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 13 Retirement 18
Ret 18   Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 12 Retirement 30
Ret 26   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 6 Retirement 23
Ret 14   Anthony West Aprilia 3 Retirement 8
Ret 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 0 Accident 19
Ret 73   Radomil Rous Aprilia 0 Accident 11
DNS 6   Alex Debón Honda 0 Did not start 13
Source: [6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Dani Pedrosa Honda 19 40:59.354 4 25
2 7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 19 +3.981 5 20
3 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 19 +10.454 1 16
4 36   Mika Kallio KTM 19 +11.052 17 13
5 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 19 +12.351 9 11
6 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 19 +12.968 10 10
7 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 19 +21.109 11 9
8 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 19 +21.513 12 8
9 41   Youichi Ui Aprilia 19 +24.841 14 7
10 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 19 +34.942 15 6
11 79   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 19 +35.213 8 5
12 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 19 +41.042 13 4
13 8   Masao Azuma Honda 19 +41.362 19 3
14 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 19 +41.540 23 2
15 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 19 +41.662 22 1
16 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 19 +42.513 30
17 10   Roberto Locatelli KTM 19 +43.010 26
18 32   Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 19 +43.068 16
19 88   Robbin Harms Aprilia 19 +1:02.481 25
20 33   Stefano Bianco Gilera 19 +1:02.611 21
21 26   Emilio Alzamora Derbi 19 +1:02.747 27
22 31   Julián Simón Malaguti 19 +1:10.272 24
23 25   Imre Tóth Honda 19 +1:10.398 29
24 55   Igor Kaláb Honda 19 +1:20.158 32
25 56   Markéta Janáková Honda 19 +1:31.093 33
26 57   Luka Nedog Honda 18 +1 lap 36
Ret 92   Václav Bittman Honda 18 Accident 34
Ret 50   Andrea Ballerini Honda 16 Retirement 31
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 11 Accident 6
Ret 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 11 Accident 7
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 10 Retirement 28
Ret 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 9 Accident 3
Ret 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 9 Accident 2
Ret 24   Simone Corsi Honda 8 Accident 18
Ret 78   Péter Lénárt Honda 7 Retirement 35
DNS 39   Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 0 Did not start 20
DNS 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia Did not start
Source: [7]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round ten has concluded.[8][9]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 Czech MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Brno Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2003 Czech MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Gauloises GP České republiky – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 August 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. ^ "CZECH REPUBLIC GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2003". Motogp.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Gauloises GP České republiky – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 August 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Gauloises GP České republiky – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 August 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  8. ^ "World championship standings". Crash. August 17, 2003.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2003. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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