2001 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2001 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date 20 May 2001
Location Bugatti Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
4.305 km (2.676 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:38.421
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:39.954
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:41.065
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:41.473
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Marco Melandri
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:47.494
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Time 1:48.385
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Spain Toni Elías

The 2001 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 18–20 May 2001 at the Bugatti Circuit.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 3 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 28 46:59.346 1 25
2 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 28 +3.266 5 20
3 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 28 +4.830 3 16
4 6 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 28 +14.561 7 13
5 28 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 28 +14.977 9 11
6 1 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 28 +23.180 2 10
7 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 28 +29.597 8 9
8 4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 28 +31.205 12 8
9 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki 28 +32.499 13 7
10 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Proton KR 28 +33.019 10 6
11 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 28 +36.476 4 5
12 8 United Kingdom Chris Walker Honda 28 +1:15.798 15 4
13 10 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 28 +1:19.446 14 3
14 21 Netherlands Barry Veneman Honda 27 +1 Lap 19 2
15 32 Netherlands Jarno Janssen Honda 27 +1 Lap 20 1
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Pulse 16 Retirement 16
Ret 68 Australia Mark Willis Pulse 15 Retirement 18
Ret 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 10 Collision 11
Ret 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha 10 Collision 6
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Sabre V4 2 Retirement 17
DNS 5 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha Did not start
DNS 9 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda Did not start
DNS 14 Australia Anthony West Honda Did not start
DNQ 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha

References[edit]


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