2001 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

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South Africa  2001 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phakisa Freeway - Road course.svg
Date 22 April 2001
Location Phakisa Freeway
Course Permanent racing facility
4.242 km (2.636 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:34.629
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:35.508
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Japan Tohru Ukawa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:36.937
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:36.828
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:42.059
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:42.611
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Third Japan Noboru Ueda

The 2001 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 20–22 April 2001 at the Phakisa Freeway.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 28 45:03.414 1 25
2 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 28 +0.660 2 20
3 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 28 +7.530 6 16
4 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 28 +8.623 3 13
5 6 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 28 +9.224 7 11
6 28 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 28 +13.211 9 10
7 1 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 28 +13.305 5 9
8 3 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 28 +13.663 8 8
9 4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 28 +17.357 12 7
10 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki 28 +21.697 11 6
11 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Proton KR 28 +37.649 13 5
12 12 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 28 +48.587 14 4
13 10 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 28 +1:01.110 17 3
14 14 Australia Anthony West Honda 28 +1:06.173 19 2
15 8 United Kingdom Chris Walker Honda 28 +1:08.255 16 1
16 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 28 +1:10.262 15
17 9 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda 28 +1:15.130 18
18 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Sabre V4 27 +1 Lap 20
19 21 Netherlands Barry Veneman Honda 27 +1 Lap 22
20 68 Australia Mark Willis Pulse 27 +1 Lap 23
Ret 5 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha 17 Accident 4
Ret 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha 4 Accident 10
DNS 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Pulse 0 Did not start 21

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 26 42:31.371 1 25
2 5 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 +0.083 3 20
3 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 26 +15.806 2 16
4 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +17.666 4 13
5 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +34.031 5 11
6 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 26 +34.233 11 10
7 9 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +34.312 8 9
8 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 26 +35.074 12 8
9 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +35.185 13 7
10 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Aprilia 26 +51.599 23 6
11 18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 26 +53.805 19 5
12 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +54.066 15 4
13 42 Spain David Checa Honda 26 +54.475 16 3
14 12 Germany Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 26 +55.285 17 2
15 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +57.738 10 1
16 20 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 26 +1:09.396 9
17 57 Italy Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 26 +1:19.289 22
18 19 France Julien Allemand Yamaha 26 +1:19.734 21
19 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +1:20.139 18
20 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +1:20.329 7
21 23 Brazil César Barros Yamaha 25 +1 Lap 24
22 55 Italy Diego Giugovaz Yamaha 25 +1 Lap 25
23 51 South Africa Jonathan van Vuuren Yamaha 25 +1 Lap 26
24 98 Germany Katja Poensgen Aprilia 25 +1 Lap 28
Ret 81 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 24 Retirement 14
Ret 22 Spain José David de Gea Yamaha 12 Retirement 20
DSQ 26 Spain Iván Silva Honda 12 Black flag 27
Ret 45 United Kingdom Stuart Edwards Honda 9 Retirement 29
Ret 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 6 Accident 6
Ret 11 Italy Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 2 Retirement 30

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 24 41:27.323 1 25
2 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 +1.288 3 20
3 5 Japan Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 24 +7.149 2 16
4 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +7.365 7 13
5 29 Spain Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 24 +7.731 5 11
6 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 24 +7.989 11 10
7 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 24 +8.114 16 9
8 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +15.140 18 8
9 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 24 +24.741 14 7
10 4 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 24 +30.750 9 6
11 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet 24 +30.833 13 5
12 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +31.005 17 4
13 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +31.190 15 3
14 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 24 +31.818 8 2
15 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi 24 +32.198 12 1
16 25 Spain Joan Olivé Honda 24 +35.977 26
17 19 Italy Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 24 +36.383 22
18 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 24 +37.833 6
19 9 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 24 +58.806 4
20 34 Andorra Eric Bataille Honda 24 +1:01.405 27
21 28 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 24 +1:12.989 24
22 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 24 +1:25.036 20
23 10 Germany Jarno Müller Honda 23 +1 Lap 19
24 12 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia 23 +1 Lap 29
Ret 14 Germany Phillipp Hafeneger Honda 13 Retirement 28
Ret 27 Italy Marco Petrini Honda 11 Accident 25
Ret 20 Italy Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia 9 Accident 10
Ret 31 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 8 Retirement 21
Ret 18 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 0 Accident 23
DNS 16 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia Did not start
DNQ 58 South Africa Jason Wessels Aprilia Did not qualify

References[edit]


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