2000 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  2000 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date 9 April 2000
Location Suzuka
Course Permanent racing facility
5.821 km (3.618 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 2:06.679
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Time 2:08.304
Podium
First Japan Norick Abe
Second United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Third Japan Tadayuki Okada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 2:07.987
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Shinya Nakano
Time 2:08.581
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Japan Shinya Nakano
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 2:14.975
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 2:15.406
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second Japan Noboru Ueda
Third Japan Masao Azuma

The 2000 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 9 April 2000 at the Suzuka Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 6 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 21 45:16.657 8 25
2 2 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 21 +0.279 1 20
3 8 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 21 +1.912 7 16
4 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 21 +2.002 12 13
5 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 21 +2.530 9 11
6 1 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 21 +2.678 10 10
7 10 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 21 +4.213 14 9
8 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 21 +4.902 5 8
9 24 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha 21 +15.471 11 7
10 19 Japan Akira Ryo Suzuki 21 +15.662 3 6
11 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 21 +29.785 13 5
12 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 21 +42.069 6 4
13 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh TSR-Honda 21 +48.774 16 3
14 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 21 +58.022 15 2
15 11 Spain José David de Gea Modenas 21 +1:22.141 19 1
16 15 Japan Yoshiteru Konishi TSR-Honda 21 +1:22.247 21
17 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 21 +1:22.523 20
18 12 South Africa Shane Norval Honda 20 +1 Lap 22
Ret 5 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 20 Accident 4
Ret 4 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 10 Accident 2
Ret 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 8 Retirement 17
Ret 25 Spain José Luis Cardoso Honda 4 Retirement 18

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 41:00.361 25
2 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +0.129 20
3 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha +0.231 16
4 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha +15.009 13
5 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia +41.325 11
6 Australia Anthony West Honda +53.261 10
7 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia +53.627 9
8 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha +53.746 8
9 Japan Shinichi Nakatomi Honda +59.737 7
10 Japan Nobuyuki Ohsaki Yamaha +1:00.249 6
11 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia +1:00.344 5
12 Argentina Sebastian Porto Yamaha +1:04.338 4
13 Germany Klaus Nohles Aprilia +1:12.660 3
14 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha +1:12.899 2
15 Germany Alex Hofmann Aprilia +1:13.434 1
16 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Aprilia +1:14.678
17 Japan Tekkyu Kayoh TSR-Honda +1:17.496
18 Sweden Johann Stigefelt TSR-Honda +1:24.131
19 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha +1:25.829
20 Japan Daisaku Sakai Honda +1:37.117
21 Netherlands Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda +1:45.687
22 Spain Fonsi Nieto Yamaha +1:45.757
23 Spain David Checa TSR-Honda +2:08.832
Ret Italy Ivan Clementi Aprilia Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Alex Debón Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Ralf Waldmann Aprilia Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Adrian Coates Aprilia Retirement
Ret Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha Retirement


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