1999 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  1999 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date 25 April 1999
Official Name Marlboro Grand Prix of Japan
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Course Permanent racing facility
4.801 km (2,983 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 1:50.826
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 2:02.889
Podium
First United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third Japan Norick Abe
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Franco Battaini
Time 2:06.752
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 2:05.726
Podium
First Japan Shinya Nakano
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Time 2:00.785
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Sabbatani
Time 2:10.519
Podium
First Japan Masao Azuma
Second Japan Hideyuki Nakajo
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

The 1999 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1999 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 25 April 1999 at the Twin Ring Motegi.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 25 51:54.386 1 25
2 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 25 +3.841 2 20
3 6 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 25 +21.758 10 16
4 3 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 25 +23.610 9 13
5 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 25 +23.984 14 11
6 4 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 25 +37.480 3 10
7 36 Japan Shinichi Itoh Honda 25 +50.582 13 9
8 5 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 25 +52.008 6 8
9 2 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 25 +53.524 5 7
10 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 25 +1:05.068 11 6
11 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 25 +1:08.314 15 5
12 16 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 25 +1:13.299 12 4
13 71 Japan Noriyasu Numata MuZ Weber 25 +1:19.245 25 3
14 25 Spain José Luis Cardoso TSR-Honda 25 +1:26.998 17 2
15 8 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 25 +1:30.225 8 1
16 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 25 +1:52.896 23
17 18 Germany Markus Ober Honda 24 +1 lap 24
18 21 United Kingdom Michael Rutter Honda 24 +1 lap 22
19 20 United States Mike Hale Modenas KR3 24 +1 Lap 26
Ret 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 15 Accident 4
Ret 26 Japan Haruchika Aoki TSR-Honda 13 Retirement 18
Ret 12 France Jean-Michel Bayle Modenas KR3 6 Retirement 20
Ret 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh MuZ Weber 2 Retirement 19
Ret 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 2 Accident 7
Ret 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 1 Retirement 16
Ret 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 0 Retirement 21

250cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 23 48:52.950 2 25
2 4 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 23 +2.697 3 20
3 1 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 23 +9.260 9 16
4 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 23 +11.895 1 13
5 51 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 23 +13.793 10 11
6 52 Japan Tatsuya Yamaguchi Honda 23 +14.264 8 10
7 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 23 +21.092 11 9
8 11 Japan Tomomi Manako Yamaha 23 +24.480 12 8
9 34 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 23 +45.594 5 7
10 14 Australia Anthony West TSR-Honda 23 +49.724 17 6
11 49 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 23 +1:07.293 7 5
12 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 23 +1:11.813 18 4
13 15 Spain David García Yamaha 23 +1:15.851 27 3
14 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 23 +1:17.806 19 2
15 54 Japan Tekkyu Kayoh TSR-Honda 23 +1:18.400 23 1
16 36 Japan Masaki Tokudome TSR-Honda 23 +1:19.374 20
17 12 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 23 +1:28.624 21
18 66 Germany Alex Hofmann TSR-Honda 23 +1:40.318 22
19 41 Netherlands Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 22 +1 lap 26
20 53 Japan Ken Eguchi Yamaha 22 +1 lap 29
21 58 Argentina Matías Ríos Aprilia 22 +1 lap 28
Ret 71 Japan Takehiko Kurokawa TSR-Honda 15 Accident 31
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Honda 13 Accident 13
Ret 23 France Julien Allemand TSR-Honda 13 Retirement 30
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Yamaha 5 Accident 15
Ret 50 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 5 Retirement 25
Ret 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 3 Accident 6
Ret 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 2 Accident 16
Ret 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 2 Retirement 14
Ret 22 Spain Lucas Oliver Bultó Yamaha 2 Accident 24
Ret 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 0 Retirement 4

125cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 21 46:17.732 6 25
2 48 Japan Hideyuki Nakajo Honda 21 +21.903 13 20
3 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 21 +32.523 3 16
4 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 21 +35.700 26 13
5 50 Japan Katsuji Uezu Yamaha 21 +36.781 25 11
6 5 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 21 +36.903 1 10
7 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Honda 21 +38.296 12 9
8 1 Japan Kazuto Sakata Honda 21 +40.167 11 8
9 47 Japan Kazuhiro Kubo Yamaha 21 +40.956 24 7
10 51 Japan Minoru Nakamura Honda 21 +48.719 15 6
11 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 21 +49.059 14 5
12 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 21 +54.125 4 4
13 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +1:29.946 28 3
14 26 Italy Ivan Goi Honda 21 +1:32.451 21 2
15 12 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 21 +1:43.423 23 1
16 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 21 +1:59.982 5
17 18 Germany Reinhard Stolz Honda 21 +2:00.130 22
18 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 21 +2:06.371 8
19 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi 20 +1 lap 29
20 9 France Frédéric Petit Aprilia 20 +1 lap 9
21 44 Italy Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 20 +1 lap 18
Ret 20 Germany Bernhard Absmeier Aprilia 12 Retirement 20
Ret 49 Japan Jun Inageda Honda 10 Accident 16
Ret 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 10 Retirement 19
Ret 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 7 Accident 10
Ret 10 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 7 Retirement 27
Ret 6 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 5 Accident 17
Ret 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 4 Accident 2
Ret 16 Italy Simone Sanna Honda 0 Accident 7


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