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2004 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2004 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2004 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 16–18 April 2004 at the Phakisa Freeway. This was the last South African MotoGP round at Phakisa, because the race was not contracted for 2005 and beyond.

South Africa  2004 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 16 races in the
2004 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phakisa Freeway - Road course.svg
Date18 April 2004
Official namebetandwin.com Africa's Grand Prix[1]
LocationPhakisa Freeway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.242 km (2.636 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:32.647
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:33.208 on lap 28
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Spain Sete Gibernau
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Randy de Puniet
Time 1:35.300
Fastest lap
Rider Argentina Sebastián Porto
Time 1:35.593 on lap 5
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second France Randy de Puniet
Third Argentina Sebastián Porto
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:40.942
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:40.711 on lap 21
Podium
First Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Second Italy Roberto Locatelli
Third Australia Casey Stoner

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha 28 43:50.218 1 25
2 3   Max Biaggi Camel Honda Honda 28 +0.210 3 20
3 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 28 +7.255 2 16
4 4   Alex Barros Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +18.667 8 13
5 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +24.094 4 11
6 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +24.375 9 10
7 45   Colin Edwards Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 28 +28.855 5 9
8 6   Makoto Tamada Camel Honda Honda 28 +36.535 12 8
9 17   Norifumi Abe Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +36.643 18 7
10 7   Carlos Checa Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha 28 +39.284 14 6
11 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +43.806 7 5
12 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 28 +43.920 6 4
13 21   John Hopkins Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +56.028 11 3
14 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +56.558 21 2
15 67   Shane Byrne MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia 28 +1:13.831 19 1
16 99   Jeremy McWilliams MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia 28 +1:22.206 17
17 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 28 +1:26.933 20
18 84   Michel Fabrizio WCM Harris WCM 25 +3 laps 22
Ret 66   Alex Hofmann Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 15 Accident 13
Ret 50   Neil Hodgson D'Antin MotoGP Ducati 15 Retirement 15
Ret 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 6 Retirement 10
Ret 11   Rubén Xaus D'Antin MotoGP Ducati 4 Retirement 16
WD 80   Kurtis Roberts Proton Team KR Proton KR Withdrew
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 26 42:04.690 4 25
2 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +0.536 1 20
3 19   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 26 +5.859 2 16
4 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 26 +24.561 3 13
5 51   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 26 +30.018 5 11
6 6   Alex Debón Honda 26 +30.653 15 10
7 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +31.458 6 9
8 24   Toni Elías Honda 26 +31.872 11 8
9 2   Roberto Rolfo Honda 26 +31.940 7 7
10 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +35.643 10 6
11 73   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 26 +36.418 9 5
12 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 26 +36.864 12 4
13 12   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 26 +39.105 24 3
14 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +43.027 22 2
15 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +51.493 19 1
16 14   Anthony West Aprilia 26 +51.699 20
17 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 26 +52.883 18
18 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +59.900 14
19 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 26 +1:02.819 16
20 36   Erwan Nigon Yamaha 26 +1:14.844 23
21 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 26 +1:15.026 21
22 44   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 26 +1:19.230 28
23 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 26 +1:21.627 26
24 40   Max Sabbatani Yamaha 26 +1:28.990 29
25 77   Grégory Lefort Aprilia 26 +1:29.832 27
Ret 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 24 Retirement 25
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 0 Accident 17
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 0 Accident 8
Ret 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 0 Accident 13
Source: [5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 40:34.318 1 25
2 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 24 +0.071 2 20
3 27   Casey Stoner KTM 24 +2.203 5 16
4 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +2.416 6 13
5 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 24 +12.312 4 11
6 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +13.270 12 10
7 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 24 +14.457 3 9
8 21   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +15.046 18 8
9 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 24 +24.835 8 7
10 3   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 24 +25.266 11 6
11 10   Julián Simón Honda 24 +29.356 10 5
12 36   Mika Kallio KTM 24 +33.134 15 4
13 54   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 24 +33.237 20 3
14 24   Simone Corsi Honda 24 +33.682 21 2
15 41   Youichi Ui Aprilia 24 +36.977 9 1
16 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 24 +43.650 13
17 7   Stefano Perugini Gilera 24 +45.230 19
18 69   Robbin Harms Honda 24 +45.389 22
19 26   Dario Giuseppetti Honda 24 +45.590 16
20 52   Lukáš Pešek Honda 24 +45.715 27
21 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 24 +45.961 17
22 25   Imre Tóth Aprilia 24 +46.129 25
23 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +1:04.990 24
24 66   Vesa Kallio Aprilia 24 +1:05.784 26
25 11   Mattia Angeloni Honda 24 +1:23.541 32
26 8   Manuel Manna Malaguti 24 +1:23.753 31
27 28   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 24 +1:24.960 33
Ret 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 17 Accident 23
Ret 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 16 Accident 7
Ret 50   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 13 Retirement 29
Ret 47   Ángel Rodríguez Derbi 7 Retirement 28
Ret 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 7 Retirement 30
Ret 16   Raymond Schouten Honda 4 Retirement 34
Ret 14   Gábor Talmácsi Malaguti 3 Retirement 14
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 South African MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2004 South African MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "betandwin.com Africa's Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). Motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 18 April 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ "SOUTH AFRICAN GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2004". Motogp.com. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "betandwin.com Africa's Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 18 April 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ "betandwin.com Africa's Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 18 April 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2004. Retrieved 21 August 2019.


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