2003 Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2003 Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 3–5 October 2003 at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

Japan  2003 Pacific Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date5 October 2003
Official nameGauloises Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi[1][2][3]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Time 1:47.696
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:48.885 on lap 16
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Third United States Nicky Hayden Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 1:52.849
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 1:53.612 on lap 6
Podium
First Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Second Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda
Third San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:57.736
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi
Time 1:58.545 on lap 8
Podium
First Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia
Second Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 24 43:57.590 1 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Honda 24 +3.754 3 20
3 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Honda 24 +5.641 5 16
4 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 24 +19.456 4 13
5 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +19.909 9 11
6 4   Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +20.938 8 10
7 11   Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 24 +22.307 11 9
8 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 +27.887 6 8
9 56   Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +41.731 12 7
10 43   Akira Ryō Team Suzuki Suzuki 24 +50.106 14 6
11 23   Ryuichi Kiyonari Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 24 +53.214 20 5
12 41   Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 24 +53.589 25 4
13 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +1:05.620 15 3
14 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 24 +1:07.535 18 2
15 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 24 +1:09.055 19 1
16 88   Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 24 +1:11.533 22
17 45   Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 24 +1:27.583 13
18 25   Tamaki Serizawa Moriwaki Racing Moriwaki 24 +1:33.001 23
19 52   José David de Gea WCM Harris WCM 23 +1 lap 24
Ret 8   Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 10 Retirement 21
Ret 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 2 Accident 17
Ret 35   Chris Burns WCM Harris WCM 1 Retirement 26
Ret 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 0 Accident 10
Ret 21   John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 0 Accident 16
Ret 7   Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 0 Accident 7
DSQ 6   Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 24 (+4.864)[N 1] 2
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 23 43:57.125 1 25
2 3   Roberto Rolfo Honda 23 +1.483 11 20
3 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 23 +2.159 7 16
4 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 23 +6.018 10 13
5 92   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 23 +6.163 6 11
6 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 23 +20.407 3 10
7 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 23 +25.938 8 9
8 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 23 +28.417 15 8
9 6   Alex Debón Honda 23 +39.804 13 7
10 70   Choujun Kameya Honda 23 +39.919 14 6
11 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 23 +49.703 12 5
12 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 23 +55.921 18 4
13 26   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 23 +1:01.015 22 3
14 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 23 +1:03.387 24 2
15 69   Masaki Tokudome Yamaha 23 +1:03.530 20 1
16 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 23 +1:04.299 19
17 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 23 +1:04.621 16
18 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 23 +1:21.680 26
19 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 23 +1:44.192 28
20 18   Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 22 +1 lap 30
Ret 5   Sebastián Porto Honda 18 Accident 4
Ret 67   Tomoyoshi Koyama Yamaha 11 Retirement 9
Ret 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 9 Accident 5
Ret 13   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 9 Retirement 29
Ret 14   Anthony West Aprilia 8 Retirement 23
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 6 Retirement 21
Ret 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 5 Retirement 17
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 3 Retirement 27
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 2 Accident 2
Ret 52   Lukáš Pešek Yamaha 1 Retirement 25
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 21 41:54.483 4 25
2 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 21 +0.164 10 20
3 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 21 +0.304 5 16
4 7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 21 +2.731 2 13
5 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +2.970 16 11
6 3   Dani Pedrosa Honda 21 +3.215 1 10
7 36   Mika Kallio KTM 21 +3.264 13 9
8 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 21 +9.200 6 8
9 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 21 +13.016 8 7
10 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 21 +13.195 15 6
11 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 21 +13.353 19 5
12 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 21 +19.848 18 4
13 8   Masao Azuma Honda 21 +20.107 21 3
14 79   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 21 +20.616 12 2
15 24   Simone Corsi Honda 21 +23.402 17 1
16 33   Stefano Bianco Gilera 21 +24.840 9
17 41   Youichi Ui Gilera 21 +30.548 24
18 32   Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 21 +47.008 23
19 1   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 21 +52.431 22
20 50   Andrea Ballerini Honda 21 +52.675 30
21 66   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 21 +57.467 29
22 88   Robbin Harms Aprilia 21 +1:11.694 33
23 59   Hiroaki Kuzuhara Honda 21 +1:11.770 36
24 31   Julián Simón Malaguti 21 +1:13.195 25
25 94   Sadahito Suma Honda 21 +1:16.576 31
26 25   Imre Tóth Honda 21 +1:28.964 32
Ret 10   Roberto Locatelli KTM 20 Retirement 20
Ret 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 19 Accident 3
Ret 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 14 Accident 11
Ret 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 14 Retirement 14
Ret 95   Yuki Hatano Honda 12 Accident 37
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 7 Accident 26
Ret 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 5 Accident 7
Ret 28   Michele Danese Honda 5 Retirement 38
Ret 65   Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda 4 Retirement 27
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 4 Retirement 35
Ret 26   Emilio Alzamora Derbi 3 Accident 28
Ret 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 3 Accident 34
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

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

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Disqualified for riding in an irresponsible manner.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 Pacific MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2003 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Twin Ring Motegi | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "2003 Pacific MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Gauloises Pacific GP of Motegi – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). Motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 5 October 2003. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ "PACIFIC GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2003". Motogp.com. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Gauloises Pacific GP of Motegi – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 5 October 2003. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Gauloises Pacific GP of Motegi – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 5 October 2003. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. ^ "World championship standings". Crash. October 5, 2003.
  10. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2003. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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