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2003 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2003 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourteenth round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 10–12 October 2003 at the Sepang International Circuit.

Malaysia  2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Sepang.svg
Date12 October 2003
Official nameMarlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix[1]
LocationSepang International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.548 km (3.447 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 2:02.480
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 2:03.822 on lap 3
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Second Spain Sete Gibernau Honda
Third Italy Max Biaggi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 2:07.535
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 2:08.566 on lap 6
Podium
First Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Third Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi
Time 2:14.403
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia
Time 2:14.932 on lap 12
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Second Finland Mika Kallio KTM
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi
Dani Pedrosa, celebrating with the Spanish flag after winning the 125cc race.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Honda 21 43:41.457 1 25
2 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 21 +2.042 7 20
3 3   Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 21 +7.644 4 16
4 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Honda 21 +13.733 9 13
5 7   Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 +13.789 2 11
6 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 21 +20.567 6 10
7 11   Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 21 +23.449 8 9
8 56   Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 +26.740 5 8
9 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 21 +32.149 11 7
10 6   Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 21 +40.556 3 6
11 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 +43.863 14 5
12 41   Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 21 +44.613 17 4
13 45   Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 21 +54.667 13 3
14 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 21 +1:02.687 10 2
15 4   Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 +1:03.006 12 1
16 88   Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 21 +1:06.128 20
17 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 21 +1:10.916 18
18 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 21 +1:11.344 19
19 8   Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 21 +1:17.205 16
20 43   Akira Ryō Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 21 +1:41.315 15
21 23   Ryuichi Kiyonari Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 21 +1:49.094 21
Ret 52   José David de Gea WCM Harris WCM 18 Retirement 22
Ret 35   Chris Burns WCM Harris WCM 12 Retirement 24
DNS 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 0 Did not start 23
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 20 43:15.925 1 25
2 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 20 +9.931 2 20
3 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 20 +9.942 3 16
4 3   Roberto Rolfo Honda 20 +25.839 10 13
5 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 20 +34.060 5 11
6 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 20 +36.004 6 10
7 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 20 +49.445 4 9
8 5   Sebastián Porto Honda 20 +53.955 7 8
9 14   Anthony West Aprilia 20 +57.165 9 7
10 26   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 20 +1:03.700 12 6
11 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 20 +1:04.419 17 5
12 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 20 +1:06.349 20 4
13 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 20 +1:07.487 14 3
14 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 20 +1:08.008 18 2
15 13   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 20 +1:18.180 21 1
16 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 20 +1:21.642 19
17 98   Katja Poensgen Honda 20 +2:08.210 24
18 18   Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 20 +2:13.493 26
19 81   Shi Zhao Huang Yamaha 19 +1 lap 25
Ret 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 8 Retirement 15
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 8 Retirement 23
Ret 6   Alex Debón Honda 8 Retirement 11
Ret 52   Lukáš Pešek Yamaha 3 Retirement 22
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 1 Accident 16
Ret 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 0 Accident 13
DNS 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 0 Did not start 8
DNQ 82   Zi Xian He Yamaha Did not qualify
Source: [5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Dani Pedrosa Honda 19 43:07.647 2 25
2 36   Mika Kallio KTM 19 +2.658 3 20
3 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 19 +2.750 1 16
4 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 19 +3.006 6 13
5 8   Masao Azuma Honda 19 +5.032 12 11
6 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 19 +7.242 16 10
7 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 19 +9.549 11 9
8 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 19 +10.908 14 8
9 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 19 +11.197 7 7
10 10   Roberto Locatelli KTM 19 +12.874 19 6
11 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 19 +14.926 15 5
12 33   Stefano Bianco Gilera 19 +15.443 10 4
13 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 19 +15.576 8 3
14 79   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 19 +22.889 17 2
15 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 19 +24.161 21 1
16 1   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 19 +24.266 18
17 32   Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 19 +24.860 13
18 41   Youichi Ui Gilera 19 +27.972 23
19 50   Andrea Ballerini Honda 19 +47.813 24
20 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 19 +48.612 20
21 88   Robbin Harms Aprilia 19 +58.448 27
22 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 19 +58.474 26
23 26   Emilio Alzamora Derbi 19 +1:25.522 29
24 25   Imre Tóth Honda 19 +1:25.560 28
25 31   Julián Simón Malaguti 19 +1:25.881 30
26 28   Michele Danese Honda 19 +2:10.497 32
Ret 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 15 Accident 22
Ret 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 12 Accident 4
Ret 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 12 Retirement 5
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 4 Retirement 31
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 3 Retirement 9
Ret 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 3 Retirement 25
DNS 24   Simone Corsi Honda Did not start
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 Malaysian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2003 Malaysian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle GP – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). Motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 12 October 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ "MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2003". Motogp.com. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle GP – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 12 October 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle GP – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 12 October 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  7. ^ "World championship standings". Crash. October 12, 2003.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2003. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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