2002 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix

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Brazil  2002 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 16 races in the
2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 22 September 2002
Location Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Course Permanent racing facility
5.031 km (3.126 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:50.568
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Carlos Checa
Time 1:59.827
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third United States Kenny Roberts, Jr.
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Randy de Puniet
Time 1:53.939
Fastest lap
Rider Argentina Sebastián Porto
Time 2:04.661
Podium
First Argentina Sebastián Porto
Second Italy Roberto Rolfo
Third Italy Franco Battaini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Time 1:57.888
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma
Time 2:10.065
Podium
First Japan Masao Azuma
Second France Arnaud Vincent
Third San Marino Manuel Poggiali

The 2002 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 2002 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 20–22 September, 2002 at Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 24 49:09.516 2 25
2 3 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 24 +1.674 1 20
3 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 24 +18.764 16 16
4 4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 24 +24.759 15 13
5 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 24 +32.354 12 11
6 6 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 24 +34.360 11 10
7 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 24 +44.250 7 9
8 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki 24 +57.150 18 8
9 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 24 +1:09.987 8 7
10 8 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha 24 +1:17.611 4 6
11 30 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 24 +1:20.837 20 5
12 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 24 +1:50.774 10 4
13 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Honda 23 +1 lap 19 3
14 21 United States John Hopkins Yamaha 23 +1 lap 14 2
Ret 55 France Régis Laconi Aprilia 22 Accident 17
Ret 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 16 Accident 5
Ret 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR 4 Accident 3
Ret 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 3 Accident 13
Ret 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 1 Accident 9
Ret 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 0 Accident 6

250cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 47:01.307 2 25
2 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda +14.114 9 20
3 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia +15.812 10 16
4 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia +26.998 4 13
5 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia +29.533 3 11
6 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia +31.868 12 10
7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +45.373 11 9
8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha +1:11.324 7 8
9 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha +1:13.787 13 7
10 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda +1:15.478 17 6
11 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha +1:16.715 14 5
12 Spain David Checa Aprilia +1:50.844 18 4
13 France Erwan Nigon Honda +1:58.717 15 3
14 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia +2:12.040 24 2
15 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda +1 Lap 23 1
16 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia +1 Lap 25
17 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia +1 Lap 22
Ret Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia Retirement 5
Ret France Hugo Marchand Aprilia Retirement 20
Ret France Randy de Puniet Aprilia Retirement 1
Ret Spain Alex Debón Aprilia Retirement 8
Ret Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia Retirement 6
Ret United Kingdom Jay Vincent Honda Retirement 16
Ret Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda Retirement 19
Ret France Eric Bataille Honda Retirement 21

125cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 46:28.675 18 25
2 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia +1.705 2 20
3 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera +1.760 1 16
4 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Italjet +9.177 3 13
5 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia +26.596 7 11
6 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet +32.745 19 10
7 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi +34.150 14 9
8 Finland Mika Kallio Honda +34.488 9 8
9 Germany Klaus Nohles Honda +36.641 21 7
10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia +40.381 5 6
11 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia +40.615 4 5
12 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia +41.428 11 4
13 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda +41.608 17 3
14 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia +41.630 15 2
15 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia +45.147 10 1
16 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda +49.885 23
17 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia +57.060 20
18 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +1:13.948 6
19 Italy Christian Pistoni Italjet +1:14.061 30
20 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +1:17.495 13
21 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia +1:23.540 25
22 Spain Joan Olivé Honda +1:24.059 16
23 Italy Michel Fabrizio Gilera +1:26.189 26
24 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda +1:29.225 24
25 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +1:32.402 22
26 Germany Dario Giuseppetti Honda +1:45.091 31
27 Italy Mattia Angeloni Gilera +1:52.619 29
28 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda +2:01.551 27
29 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia +2:04.263 28
Ret Japan Youichi Ui Derbi Retirement 12
Ret Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda Retirement 8
Ret Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia Retirement 32


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