2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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2001 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Previous: 2000 Next: 2002

This article recaps the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.

Season summary[edit]

2001 was the end of the 500 cc era in Grand Prix motorcycle racing; in 2002 the premier class would be renamed MotoGP and dominated by 4-stroke 990 cc machines. However, 2001 was the beginning of another era, that of Valentino Rossi's run of championships in the top class. His learning year past him, he won 11 races in 2001, far outdistancing his nearest competitor, Max Biaggi. Rossi and Biaggi began the season with a controversial incident at Suzuka, where Biaggi seemed to have tried to push Rossi into the dirt at 150 mph and Rossi responded two laps later with an aggressive pass and an extended middle finger. Rossi would win that race and sew-up the championship with two rounds to go.

The 500 cc Rookie of the Year award went to Shinya Nakano.[1]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125 winner 250 winner 500 winner Report
1 8 April Japan Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Japan Masao Azuma Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2 22 April South Africa South African Grand Prix Phakisa Japan Youichi Ui Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
3 6 May Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jerez Japan Masao Azuma Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
4 20 May France French Grand Prix Le Mans San Marino Manuel Poggiali Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Max Biaggi Report
5 3 June Italy Italian Grand Prix Mugello Japan Noboru Ueda Japan Tetsuya Harada Brazil Alex Barros Report
6 17 June Catalonia Catalan Grand Prix Catalunya Italy Lucio Cecchinello Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
7 30 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Spain Toni Elías United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Italy Max Biaggi Report
8 8 July United Kingdom British Grand Prix Donington Park Japan Youichi Ui Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
9 22 July Germany German Grand Prix Sachsenring Italy Simone Sanna Italy Marco Melandri Italy Max Biaggi Report
10 26 August Czech Republic Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Spain Toni Elías Japan Tetsuya Harada Italy Valentino Rossi Report
11 9 September Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Estoril San Marino Manuel Poggiali Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
12 23 September Valencian Community Valencia Grand Prix Valencia San Marino Manuel Poggiali Japan Daijiro Kato Spain Sete Gibernau Report
13 7 October Japan Pacific Grand Prix Motegi Japan Youichi Ui Japan Tetsuya Harada Italy Valentino Rossi Report
14 14 October Australia Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Japan Youichi Ui Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
15 21 October Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang Japan Youichi Ui Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
16 3 November Brazil Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro Japan Youichi Ui Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report

Standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Riders' standings[edit]

  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.

500cc[edit]

Results as follows[2][3]

Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 1 1 1 3 Ret 1 2 1 7 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 325
2 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 3 8 11 1 3 2 1 2 1 10 5 10 Ret 2 Ret 3 219
3 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 8 2 8 7 2 3 3 10 8 3 2 Ret 3 3 2 5 210
4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 6 9 6 8 1 Ret 4 3 5 9 Ret 2 2 4 7 4 182
5 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 5 4 4 11 8 4 5 6 3 DNS 9 7 6 7 4 9 155
6 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 10 14 2 Ret 8 Ret 5 2 7 4 4 7 16 10 2 137
7 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 4 5 2 4 9 6 Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 8 4 13 13 6 137
8 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 9 6 3 5 4 11 Ret 7 DNS 2 Ret Ret 11 11 6 7 120
9 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki Ret 10 10 9 6 5 7 11 10 8 Ret 1 9 9 8 12 119
10 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda Ret 3 5 Ret 7 7 8 16 Ret 5 Ret 6 5 5 5 Ret 107
11 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 7 7 7 6 Ret Ret 6 8 9 Ret 6 3 8 15 Ret 16 97
12 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha 2 Ret 9 DNS DNS DNS 11 6 3 12 12 Ret 3 10 88
13 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton KR 11 11 13 10 12 9 9 12 14 Ret 7 9 Ret 10 DNS Ret 65
14 Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 10 10 4 12 11 Ret Ret Ret 8 9 DNS 59
15 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha Ret 16 DNS DNQ 12 11 9 6 12 8 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 59
16 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha Ret 13 Ret 13 11 14 12 Ret 13 13 10 17 13 Ret 11 8 45
17 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 12 12 DNS 5 15 14 Ret Ret 14 11 Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 33
18 Australia Anthony West Honda 14 15 DNS Ret Ret 15 14 15 Ret 12 13 14 12 12 13 27
19 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda 13 17 16 DNS DNQ 13 17 Ret Ret Ret 16 15 19 15 11 13
20 United Kingdom Chris Walker Honda Ret 15 Ret 12 Ret 13 DNS 15 9
21 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 10 6
22 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Sabre V4 Ret 18 17 Ret Ret 17 18 18 Ret 15 13 14 Ret 17 Ret 6
23 Australia Brendan Clarke Honda Ret Ret 14 Ret 17 20 14 15 5
24 Netherlands Barry Veneman Honda Ret 19 Ret 14 Ret 17 Ret Ret 16 15 15 16 18 Ret 17 4
25 Australia Mark Willis Pulse Ret 20 19 Ret 13 18 16 19 3
26 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Pulse Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret 16 Ret 16 3
Yamaha 13
27 Netherlands Jarno Janssen Honda 15 1
Japan Akira Ryō Suzuki Ret 0
Australia Shaun Geronimi Paton Ret 0
United States Kurtis Roberts Proton KR Ret 0
Slovakia Vladimir Častka Paton DNQ DNQ 0
France Sébastien Gimbert Paton DNQ 0
Australia Marcus Payten Honda DNQ 0
Spain Miguel Tey Honda DNQ 0
Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

250cc[edit]

Result as follows[4][5]

Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
1 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 1 1 1 1 10 1 11 1 2 3 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 322
2 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 2 3 2 2 1 2 24 18 3 1 3 2 1 2 2 6 273
3 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 6 2 3 3 3 Ret 6 3 1 2 2 Ret Ret DNS 11 2 194
4 Italy Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 5 8 7 9 2 3 Ret 2 4 5 4 8 5 3 10 8 177
5 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 11 5 5 5 5 5 DNS 6 10 4 7 3 4 5 3 4 167
6 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 8 6 10 7 Ret 6 1 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 3 4 5 5 141
7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda Ret 19 6 4 6 7 2 4 Ret 7 Ret 4 2 6 Ret 7 136
8 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 3 4 8 6 4 4 17 DNS Ret 12 Ret 7 6 7 4 3 134
9 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 4 9 12 Ret 12 10 19 5 8 9 6 6 7 9 7 9 112
10 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 7 20 9 13 Ret 20 5 13 9 5 14 9 14 Ret 6 10 75
11 Spain Álex Debón Aprilia Ret 15 13 10 8 11 20 8 6 10 12 9 18 Ret 14 16 60
12 Germany Alex Hofmann Aprilia 12 10 11 11 18 9 12 9 7 DNS Ret Ret 17 Ret 8 17 55
13 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret 8 13 Ret 5 6 17 10 11 Ret 12 13 50
14 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 15 12 Ret 14 Ret 18 4 7 Ret 13 Ret 16 16 Ret 9 11 44
15 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha Ret 11 Ret 15 9 12 26 10 11 Ret 10 12 19 10 Ret 23 44
16 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 9 7 Ret 8 Ret 14 14 Ret Ret 8 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 39
17 Spain David Checa Honda 18 13 16 16 7 16 Ret 11 Ret 18 8 11 12 Ret 15 22 35
18 Germany Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 14 14 14 12 16 15 18 12 Ret 11 11 25
19 Spain José David de Gea Yamaha Ret Ret Ret 18 13 21 3 17 Ret 19 13 15 Ret Ret 20 15 24
20 Italy Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 17 17 15 Ret 11 19 16 14 12 15 Ret Ret 15 11 Ret 12 23
21 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 17 7 15 Ret 17 18 Ret Ret 8 13 18 21
22 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 10 13 16 Ret 17 9 12 20
23 Italy Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia Ret Ret 20 Ret 23 8 Ret 14 20 Ret 19 23 13 17 14 15
24 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 4 Ret 13
25 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 18 16 17 Ret 15 Ret 9 Ret 13 22 15 18 Ret 15 19 13
26 Spain David Tomás Honda 25 19 17 22 10 16 15 21 16 22 14 14 16 Ret 11
27 Japan Nobuyuki Ohsaki Yamaha 10 6
28 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 13 21 3
29 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 13 3
30 Germany Katja Poensgen Aprilia 22 24 23 DNQ 14 26 Ret 23 20 2
Honda 20 24 26 19 Ret 26
31 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Yamaha 23 14 Ret 22 Ret 18 20 2
32 Netherlands Jarno Boesveld Yamaha 15 1
United Kingdom Stuart Edwards Honda Ret Ret 26 22 Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret 23 Ret 20 19 0
Brazil Cesar Barros Yamaha 21 24 25 Ret 25 25 Ret 28 Ret 21 Ret 16 DNQ 24 0
Italy Diego Giugovaz Yamaha 21 22 20 Ret Ret Ret 20 Ret 0
Aprilia 25 17 21 Ret
France Julien Allemand Yamaha Ret 18 19 DNQ 0
Spain Luis Costa Yamaha 19 25 22 21 19 24 19 Ret 24 18 22 21 0
Australia Shaun Geronimi Yamaha 19 25 0
Spain Damaso Nacher Aprilia 27 Ret 0
Japan Tekkyu Kayo Honda 20 0
Spain Iván Silva Honda Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

125cc[edit]

Result as follows[6][7]

Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
1 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 5 2 Ret 1 3 3 Ret 3 3 Ret 1 1 2 2 2 5 241
2 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 2 1 Ret 11 18 5 Ret 1 19 4 2 4 1 1 1 1 232
3 Spain Toni Elías Honda 16 18 13 3 4 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 Ret 3 6 4 217
4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 6 19 2 5 Ret 1 Ret 5 5 2 16 8 4 5 3 Ret 156
5 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 1 10 1 8 8 Ret Ret 4 4 13 Ret 23 5 4 8 7 142
6 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 4 4 3 4 2 18 6 8 Ret 23 15 5 8 10 5 20 130
7 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia 3 DNQ Ret 13 5 10 11 6 1 10 4 6 Ret Ret 16 2 125
8 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 18 13 10 17 23 7 Ret 12 11 8 5 3 3 7 4 Ret 100
9 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda Ret 3 4 7 1 Ret 4 23 DNQ 11 Ret Ret Ret 11 11 13 94
10 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 9 6 11 6 7 14 2 18 Ret Ret 10 18 Ret 21 7 3 94
11 Germany Steve Jenkner Honda 7 8 Ret 12 12 4 3 7 10 3 Ret 7 Ret 17 Ret 17 94
12 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 8 12 Ret 2 DNQ 16 7 11 14 16 8 13 7 Ret 9 Ret 75
13 Italy Max Sabbatani Honda 12 7 8 15 Ret 21 15 15 7 5 9 9 Ret 8 10 Ret 72
14 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 14 9 7 14 10 9 Ret Ret 12 12 Ret Ret Ret 6 14 6 63
15 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 17 22 9 9 15 Ret 8 Ret 6 7 7 Ret 14 14 15 10 62
16 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 11 5 5 10 6 12 Ret Ret 13 19 Ret 16 13 13 Ret Ret 56
17 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 21 Ret 15 18 Ret 19 5 13 9 6 6 21 Ret 19 Ret 8 50
18 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 23 21 17 16 14 17 Ret 10 18 9 12 11 6 28 20 Ret 34
19 Spain Joan Olivé Honda 19 16 14 Ret 16 8 Ret 14 15 14 Ret 10 12 27 12 11 34
20 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia Ret Ret 6 DNQ 20 Ret Ret 9 8 17 Ret 15 15 23 17 Ret 27
21 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet Ret 11 12 Ret Ret 11 12 Ret 16 Ret Ret 12 Ret 16 13 Ret 25
22 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 13 14 Ret DNQ Ret 13 Ret Ret 22 Ret 18 22 9 18 Ret 9 20
23 Italy Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia Ret 17 Ret 13 20 9 Ret 17 20 11 20 10 22 Ret 15 22
24 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi 10 15 Ret DNS Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 14 16 20 Ret 14 21
25 Germany Jarno Müller Honda 24 23 18 19 9 15 10 DNQ DNQ 19 25 21 12 18
26 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia Ret 24 19 Ret 17 23 14 22 23 Ret 14 25 11 24 18 18 9
27 Andorra Eric Bataille Honda Ret 20 20 20 Ret 17 19 20 15 Ret 17 Ret 9 Ret Ret 8
28 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 11 Ret 5
29 Italy Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 23 19 22 Ret 16 DNQ 21 13 19 17 15 19 4
30 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 17 12 4
31 Spain Adrián Araujo Honda 24 13 21 Ret 22 17 24 21 Ret 23 16 3
32 Japan Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 15 1
Italy Marco Petrini Honda Ret Ret Ret 21 21 Ret 16 20 21 Ret Ret 0
San Marino William de Angelis Honda Ret 20 29 22 Ret 0
Germany Phillipp Hafeneger Honda 25 Ret Ret 26 DNQ 0
Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 26 Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

500cc[edit]

Pos Manufacturer JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
1 Japan Honda 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 367
2 Japan Yamaha 2 4 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 4 3 4 4 2 3 2 295
3 Japan Suzuki 7 7 7 6 6 5 6 8 9 8 6 1 8 9 8 12 153
4 Malaysia Proton KR 11 11 13 10 12 9 9 12 14 Ret 7 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 65
5 United Kingdom Sabre V4 Ret 18 17 Ret Ret 17 18 18 Ret 15 13 14 Ret 17 Ret 6
6 New Zealand Pulse Ret 20 18 Ret 13 16 16 19 16 3
Italy Paton DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Pos Manufacturer JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts

250cc[edit]

Pos Manufacturer JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
1 Japan Honda 1 1 1 1 6 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 361
2 Italy Aprilia 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 345
3 Japan Yamaha 4 7 12 8 9 10 3 5 8 8 6 6 7 9 7 9 142
Pos Manufacturer JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts

125cc[edit]

Pos Manufacturer JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts
1 Japan Honda 1 5 1 2 4 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 4 3 301
2 Italy Aprilia 3 4 2 4 2 1 3 5 1 2 4 5 4 5 3 2 263
3 Italy Gilera 5 2 Ret 1 3 3 Ret 3 3 Ret 1 1 2 2 2 5 241
4 Spain Derbi 2 1 Ret 11 18 5 Ret 1 19 4 2 4 1 1 1 1 232
5 Japan TSR-Honda Ret 3 4 7 1 Ret 4 23 DNS 12 Ret Ret Ret 11 11 13 94
6 Italy Italjet 13 11 12 Ret Ret 11 12 Ret 16 Ret 18 12 9 16 13 9 42
Pos Manufacturer JPN
Japan
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
VAL
Valencian Community
PAC
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
RIO
Brazil
Pts

Participants[edit]

500cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 (XRB1) 1 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. All
15 Spain Sete Gibernau All
33 Japan Akira Ryo 1
64 Japan Yukio Kagayama 13
Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 (OWL6) 3 Italy Max Biaggi All
7 Spain Carlos Checa 1, 3–16
West Honda Pons Honda Honda NSR500 4 Brazil Alex Barros All
65 Italy Loris Capirossi All
Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 5 Australia Garry McCoy 1–4, 6–7, 9–16
41 Japan Noriyuki Haga All
24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent 8
Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 6 Japan Norifumi Abe All
10 Spain José Luis Cardoso All
Shell Advance Honda Honda Honda NSR500 8 United Kingdom Chris Walker 1–8
9 United Kingdom Leon Haslam 9–16
Honda NSR500V 1–4, 6–8
18 Australia Brendan Clarke 9–16
Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda Honda NSR500 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa All
28 Spain Àlex Crivillé All
Arie Molenaar Racing Honda Honda NSR500V 12 Japan Haruchika Aoki 1–3, 5–16
32 Netherlands Jarno Janssen 4
Dee Cee Jeans Racing Honda Honda NSR500V 14 Australia Marcus Payten 1
21 Netherlands Barry Veneman 1–5, 7–16
14 Australia Anthony West 2–16
Sabre Sport Sabre Sabre V4 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt 1–15
Proton Team KR Proton KR Proton KR3 17 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh All
80 United States Kurtis Roberts 15
Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 19 France Olivier Jacque 1–4, 6–16
56 Japan Shinya Nakano All
Pulse GP Pulse Pulse 500 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent 1–7, 9
68 Australia Mark Willis 1–8
Paton Grand Prix
Slovnaft-Paton Grand Prix
Paton Paton PG500RC 25 Australia Shaun Geronimi 10
26 Slovakia Vladimir Častka 3, 5
27 France Sébastien Gimbert 8
By Queroseno Racing Honda Honda NSR500V 37 Spain Miguel Tey 12
Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda Honda NSR500 46 Italy Valentino Rossi All
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

250cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor No Rider Rounds
MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia 5 Italy Marco Melandri All
31 Japan Tetsuya Harada All
34 Italy Marcellino Lucchi 3, 5
Valência Circuit - Aspar Team Aprilia 6 Spain Álex Debón All
10 Spain Fonsi Nieto All
Telefónica MoviStar Honda Honda 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora All
74 Japan Daijiro Kato All
Petronas Sprinta Yamaha TVK Yamaha 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo All
18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy All
Yamaha Kurz Yamaha 9 Argentina Sebastián Porto All
23 Brazil Cesar Barros 2-5, 7-16
Aprilia Grand Prix Aprilia 11 Italy Riccardo Chiarello 1-2, 4-16
99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams 1-5
MS Aprilia Racing (Germany) Aprilia 12 Germany Klaus Nöhles 1-12
55 Italy Diego Giugovaz 13-16
99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams 6-16
Shell Advance Honda Honda 14 Germany Katja Poensgen 11-16
MS Eros Ramazzotti Racing Aprilia 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli All
21 Italy Franco Battaini All
Queroseno Racing Team Honda 26 Spain Iván Silva 2
39 Spain David Tomás 3-16
Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 19 France Julien Allemand 1-4
22 Spain José David de Gea All
36 Spain Luis Costa 5-16
PR2 Metrored / PR2 - Damas Aprilia 20 Spain Jerónimo Vidal 1-15
41 Spain Damaso Nacher 3, 16
QUB Team Optimum Yamaha 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent 10-16
Edo Racing Yamaha 55 Italy Diego Giugovaz 1-5, 7-9
27 Australia Shaun Geronimi 15-16
46 Japan Taro Sekiguchi 6, 10-14
80 Slovakia Vladimir Častka 10
Campetella Racing Aprilia 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro All
57 Italy Lorenzo Lanzi All
Team Fomma Honda 42 Spain David Checa All
Safilo Oxydo Race Aprilia 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo All
FCC-TSR TSR Honda 45 United Kingdom Stuart Edwards 1-4, 6-14, 16
47 Japan Tekkyu Kayo 1
Équipe de France - Scrab GP Aprilia 50 France Sylvain Guintoli All
81 France Randy de Puniet All
Dark Dog Racing Factory Aprilia 66 Germany Alex Hofmann All
98 Germany Katja Pönsgen 1-9
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

125cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor No Rider Rounds
Liégeois Compétition Honda 4 Japan Masao Azuma All
14 Germany Philipp Hafeneger 1-5
77 Spain Adrián Araujo 6-16
F.C.C. - TSR Honda 5 Japan Noboru Ueda All
Axo Racing Team Honda 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti All
34 Andorra Eric Bataille 1-5, 7-16
Italjet Racing Team Italjet 7 Italy Stefano Perugini All
8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini All
MS Aprilia LCR Aprilia 9 Italy Lucio Cecchinello All
12 Spain Raúl Jara All
PEV-Spalt-Moto ADAC Sachsen Honda 10 Germany Jarno Müller 1–9, 13-16
9 Germany Jascha Büch
Bossini Fontana Racing Aprilia 11 Italy Max Sabbatani All
20 Italy Gaspare Caffiero 1-15
50 Italy Andrea Ballerini 5, 16
Matteoni Racing Honda 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis All
39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš All
Safilo Oxydo Race Aprilia 16 Italy Simone Sanna All
Team LAE - UGT 3000 Aprilia 17 Germany Steve Jenkner All
23 Italy Gino Borsoi All
Budweiser Budvar Hanusch Honda 18 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž All
Team Crae Aprilia 19 Italy Alessandro Brannetti 1-4, 6-16
Team Fomma Honda 21 France Arnaud Vincent All
Viceroy Team Honda 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. All
L&M Derbi Team Derbi 22 Spain Pablo Nieto All
41 Japan Youichi Ui All
Telefónica MoviStar jnr Team Honda 24 Spain Toni Elías All
25 Spain Joan Olivé All
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa All
73 Australia Casey Stoner 8, 14
Racing Service Honda 27 Italy Marco Petrini 1-11
28 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi All
37 San Marino William de Angelis 12-16
Valência Circuit - Aspar Team Aprilia 31 Spain Ángel Rodríguez All
44 Spain Héctor Faubel 3, 12
Gilera Racing Team Gilera 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali All
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

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