1999 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  1999 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 races in the
1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 23 May 1999
Official Name Grand Prix de France
Location Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet
Course Permanent racing facility
3.800 km (2.361 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:20.969
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 1:21.487
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé
Second United States John Kocinski
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:23.366
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:23.635
Podium
First Japan Tohru Ukawa
Second Japan Shinya Nakano
Third Italy Stefano Perugini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Time 1:28.864
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Gianluigi Scalvini
Time 1:28.891
Podium
First Italy Roberto Locatelli
Second France Arnaud Vincent
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

The 1999 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 23 May 1999 at Le Castellet.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 3 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 31 42:35.548 5 25
2 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 31 +11.398 3 20
3 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 31 +13.657 7 16
4 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 31 +14.370 14 13
5 4 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 31 +14.409 4 11
6 6 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 31 +16.639 10 10
7 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 31 +21.224 15 9
8 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 31 +21.245 13 8
9 8 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 31 +26.063 8 7
10 5 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 31 +27.625 12 6
11 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 31 +1:02.754 17 5
12 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 31 +1:12.210 18 4
13 26 Japan Haruchika Aoki TSR-Honda 31 +1:15.698 16 3
14 18 Germany Markus Ober Honda 30 +1 lap 21 2
Ret 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 24 Accident 2
Ret 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh MuZ Weber 7 Retirement 9
Ret 12 France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas KR3 5 Retirement 11
Ret 7 Italy Luca Cadalora MuZ Weber 4 Retirement 6
Ret 2 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 2 Accident 1
Ret 21 United Kingdom Michael Rutter Honda 0 Accident 20
Ret 25 Spain José Luis Cardoso TSR-Honda 0 Accident 19
DNS 16 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki
DNS 20 United States Mike Hale Modenas KR3
DNQ 68 Australia Mark Willis BSL

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 29 40:50.340 4 25
2 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 29 +10.940 5 20
3 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 29 +20.696 8 16
4 6 Germany Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 29 +21.219 6 13
5 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Honda 29 +21.421 12 11
6 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 29 +26.021[1] 2 10
7 12 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 29 +29.172 13 9
8 66 Germany Alex Hofmann TSR-Honda 29 +35.011 14 8
9 14 Australia Anthony West TSR-Honda 29 +35.916 19 7
10 31 Japan Toshihiko Honma Yamaha 29 +38.122 10 6
11 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 29 +43.060 9 5
12 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 29 +52.963 22 4
13 36 Japan Masaki Tokudome TSR-Honda 29 +52.970 21 3
14 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Honda 29 +53.196 15 2
15 34 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 29 +56.805 11 1
16 68 France Vincent Philippe Honda 29 +1:24.349 20
17 11 Japan Tomomi Manako Yamaha 29 +1:29.118 23
18 58 Argentina Matías Ríos Yamaha 28 +1 lap 26
19 22 Spain Lucas Oliver Bultó Yamaha 28 +1 lap 28
20 27 Netherlands Rob Filart Honda 28 +1 lap 24
Ret 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 28 Retirement 1
Ret 15 Spain David García Aprilia 24 Retirement 17
Ret 23 France Julien Allemand TSR-Honda 22 Accident 16
Ret 1 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 21 Accident 3
Ret 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 15 Retirement 7
Ret 41 Netherlands Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 9 Accident 18
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Yamaha 1 Accident 25
Ret 93 France Hervé Mora Aprilia 1 Accident 29
Ret 65 France Julien da Costa Honda 1 Retirement 27
DNQ 67 France Thomas Metro Honda

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 27 40:23.904 3 25
2 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 27 +6.124 6 20
3 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 27 +6.401 5 16
4 4 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 27 +6.587 2 13
5 6 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 27 +7.015 11 11
6 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 27 +7.090 8 10
7 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 27 +9.163 4 9
8 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 27 +14.240 14 8
9 1 Japan Kazuto Sakata Honda 27 +14.996 17 7
10 16 Italy Simone Sanna Honda 27 +15.487 7 6
11 12 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 27 +15.490 20 5
12 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 27 +15.865 18 4
13 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 27 +19.043 12 3
14 10 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 27 +34.498 10 2
15 9 France Frédéric Petit Aprilia 27 +36.391 19 1
16 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 27 +39.141 16
17 20 Germany Bernhard Absmeier Aprilia 27 +1:00.715 24
18 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi 27 +1:00.814 26
19 59 France Grégory Lefort Aprilia 27 +1:19.170 25
20 58 France Éric Dubray Honda 26 +1 lap 27
21 60 France Hervé Louiset Honda 26 +1 lap 28
22 52 France Mike Lougassi Honda 25 +2 laps 29
Ret 44 Italy Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 19 Accident 15
Ret 18 Germany Reinhard Stolz Honda 5 Accident 23
Ret 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Honda 5 Accident 21
Ret 5 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 2 Accident 1
Ret 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 1 Accident 13
Ret 26 Italy Ivan Goi Honda 0 Accident 22
Ret 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 0 Accident 9
DNS 61 France Jimmy Petit Honda

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Received a 5 second penalty for overtaking under yellow flags


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