2003 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2003 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 25–27 April 2003 at the Phakisa Freeway.

South Africa  2003 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phakisa Freeway - Road course.svg
Date27 April 2003
Official nameArnette Africa's Grand Prix[1]
LocationPhakisa Freeway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.242 km (2.636 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Sete Gibernau Honda
Time 1:33.174
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:33.851 on lap 21
Podium
First Spain Sete Gibernau Honda
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Third Italy Max Biaggi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Randy de Puniet Aprilia
Time 1:36.247
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Time 1:36.649 on lap 20
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Second France Randy de Puniet Aprilia
Third Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui Aprilia
Time 1:40.834
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:41.006 on lap 3
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda
Third Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda Honda 28 44:10.398 1 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Honda 28 +0.363 2 20
3 3   Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 28 +5.073 3 16
4 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +12.606 9 13
5 4   Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +18.930 10 11
6 11   Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 28 +19.113 6 10
7 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Honda 28 +20.156 11 9
8 17   Norifumi Abe Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +20.870 14 8
9 7   Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +22.125 7 7
10 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +25.218 12 6
11 56   Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +35.903 5 5
12 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 28 +39.258 15 4
13 21   John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 28 +50.230 16 3
14 6   Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 28 +1:01.441 18 2
15 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 28 +1:04.142 17 1
16 88   Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 28 +1:23.083 20
17 8   Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 27 +1 lap 21
Ret 41   Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 12 Retirement 19
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 8 Retirement 4
Ret 45   Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0 Accident 8
Ret 99   Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 0 Accident 13
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 26 42:14.305 2 25
2 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +0.615 1 20
3 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +5.641 3 16
4 5   Sebastián Porto Honda 26 +12.147 5 13
5 3   Roberto Rolfo Honda 26 +12.967 8 11
6 14   Anthony West Aprilia 26 +19.569 7 10
7 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +23.080 4 9
8 24   Toni Elías Aprilia 26 +27.296 6 8
9 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +30.187 11 7
10 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +31.447 9 6
11 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 26 +31.511 10 5
12 26   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +39.311 15 4
13 34   Eric Bataille Honda 26 +40.209 13 3
14 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 26 +46.756 14 2
15 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 26 +54.833 20 1
16 13   Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha 26 +1:02.623 23
17 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 26 +1:09.165 18
18 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 26 +1:16.891 22
19 18   Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 25 +1 lap 24
Ret 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 11 Retirement 17
Ret 98   Katja Poensgen Honda 10 Retirement 25
Ret 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 9 Accident 16
Ret 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 8 Retirement 19
Ret 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 3 Retirement 21
DSQ 6   Alex Debón Honda 10 Black flag 12
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 40:46.694 7 25
2 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 +0.356 3 20
3 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +0.548 6 16
4 41   Youichi Ui Aprilia 24 +0.754 1 13
5 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +0.839 2 11
6 15   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 24 +1.965 4 10
7 36   Mika Kallio Honda 24 +13.997 8 9
8 4   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 24 +14.790 11 8
9 8   Masao Azuma Honda 24 +16.790 12 7
10 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 24 +20.649 19 6
11 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +21.809 15 5
12 1   Arnaud Vincent KTM 24 +22.015 14 4
13 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 24 +23.814 13 3
14 24   Simone Corsi Honda 24 +23.871 16 2
15 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 24 +24.786 9 1
16 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 24 +39.565 24
17 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 24 +42.280 22
18 32   Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 24 +42.379 25
19 79   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 24 +51.145 10
20 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 24 +51.186 18
21 33   Stefano Bianco Gilera 24 +53.316 17
22 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 24 +55.253 30
23 26   Emilio Alzamora Derbi 24 +56.952 21
24 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 24 +57.035 20
25 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 24 +58.109 26
26 14   Chris Martin Aprilia 24 +58.622 28
27 31   Julián Simón Malaguti 24 +1:05.036 27
28 10   Roberto Locatelli KTM 24 +1:11.674 29
29 78   Péter Lénárt Honda 24 +1:35.808 33
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 10 Retirement 23
Ret 21   Leon Camier Honda 7 Retirement 32
Ret 25   Imre Tóth Honda 2 Retirement 31
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 1 Retirement 5
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round two has concluded.[4][5]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2003 South African MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ "OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ "MotoGP Race Classification 2003". Motogp.com. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ "World Championship standings". Crash. 27 April 2003.
  5. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2003. Retrieved 22 August 2019.


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