2000 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

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South Africa  2000 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phakisa Freeway - Road course.svg
Date 19 March 2000
Official name Gauloises Africa's Grand Prix
Location Phakisa Freeway, Welkom
Course Permanent racing facility
4.242 km (2.636 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Sete Gibernau
Time 1:36.273
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:36.933
Podium
First Australia Garry McCoy
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Shinya Nakano
Time 1:37.705
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:37.440
Podium
First Japan Shinya Nakano
Second Japan Daijiro Kato
Third Japan Tohru Ukawa
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:43.464
Fastest lap
Rider France Arnaud Vincent
Time 1:42.782
Podium
First France Arnaud Vincent
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

The 2000 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 19 March 2000 at Phakisa Freeway.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 24 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha 28 45:38.775 9 25
2 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 28 +0.366 4 20
3 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 28 +1.590 2 16
4 10 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 28 +9.745 13 13
5 1 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 28 +10.253 7 11
6 2 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 28 +15.853 3 10
7 6 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 28 +24.228 15 9
8 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 28 +26.719 12 8
9 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 28 +36.231 16 7
10 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh TSR-Honda 28 +37.613 11 6
11 25 Spain José Luis Cardoso Honda 28 +1:04.044 20 5
12 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 28 +1:14.912 17 4
13 15 Japan Yoshiteru Konishi TSR-Honda 28 +1:30.049 21 3
14 12 South Africa Shane Norval Honda 28 +1:32.776 19 2
15 11 Spain José David de Gea Modenas KR3 27 +1 Lap 18 1
Ret 8 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 21 Accident 6
Ret 5 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 20 Retirement 1
Ret 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 12 Accident 5
Ret 4 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 12 Retirement 10
Ret 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 7 Retirement 8
Ret 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 2 Retirement 14

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 42:34.085 25
2 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda +0.875 20
3 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +13.813 16
4 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha +30.687 13
5 Australia Anthony West Honda +47.621 11
6 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia +47.705 10
7 Germany Ralf Waldmann Aprilia +58.221 9
8 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha +1:02.190 8
9 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Honda +1:07.732 7
10 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha +1:09.269 6
11 United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Aprilia +1:23.219 5
12 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia +1:25.538 4
13 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia +1:29.763 3
14 Germany Klaus Nohles Aprilia +1:31.878 2
15 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda +1 Lap 1
16 Spain David Checa TSR-Honda +1 Lap
17 Netherlands Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda +1 Lap
18 Germany Mike Baldinger Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Spain Lucas Oliver Bultó Yamaha Retirement
Ret Germany Alex Hofmann Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Ivan Clementi Aprilia Retirement
Ret Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain David García Aprilia Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Adrian Coates Aprilia Retirement
Ret Sweden Johan Stigefelt TSR-Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Fonsi Nieto Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 41:35.310 25
2 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +1.937 20
3 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +2.057 16
4 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia +2.362 13
5 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +4.566 11
6 Germany Steve Jenkner Honda +11.073 10
7 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia +11.187 9
8 Italy Ivan Goi Honda +11.504 8
9 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +37.723 7
10 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia +39.819 6
11 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda +39.887 5
12 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia +39.964 4
13 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda +40.474 3
14 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia +41.118 2
15 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi +52.411 1
16 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda +52.639
17 Germany Reinhard Stolz Honda +1:22.243
18 Spain Adrián Araujo Honda +1:27.527
19 San Marino William de Angelis Aprilia +1:27.811
20 Italy Max Sabbatani Honda +1:28.093
21 Italy Marco Petrini Aprilia +1:28.449
22 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Italjet +1:28.648
23 Spain Toni Elías Honda +1:47.350
Ret Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Italjet Retirement
Ret Japan Youichi Ui Derbi Retirement


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1999 Argentine Grand Prix
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