2002 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2002 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 races in the
2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date 19 May 2002
Official Name Polini Grand Prix de France
Location Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans
Course Permanent racing facility
4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:36.046
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:36.846
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto
Time 1:38.903
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:39.648
Podium
First Spain Fonsi Nieto
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third France Randy de Puniet
125 cc
Pole position
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Time 1:44.002
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma
Time 1:44.259
Podium
First Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa

The 2002 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2002 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 17 -19 May 2002 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans, France.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Jean-Michel Bayle replaced Garry McCoy from the second practice session.[1]

The race was stopped for rain after 21 of the 28 scheduled laps; however sufficient distance was covered in order for full points to be awarded.

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 21 34:22.335 1 25
2 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 21 +0.217 4 20
3 3 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 21 +0.604 3 16
4 6 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 21 +1.701 11 13
5 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 21 +8.464 9 11
6 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 21 +10.212 10 10
7 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 21 +12.437 7 9
8 4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 21 +15.231 15 8
9 55 France Régis Laconi Aprilia 21 +17.155 14 7
10 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR 21 +21.847 6 6
11 21 United States John Hopkins Yamaha 21 +25.121 19 5
12 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki 21 +25.919 16 4
13 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 21 +26.227 13 3
14 18 France Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha 21 +27.011 18 2
15 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 21 +30.342 17 1
16 30 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 21 +36.574 20
Ret 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 11 Accident 5
Ret 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 10 Retirement 12
Ret 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Honda 10 Retirement 8
Ret 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 8 Accident 2

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 43:41.140 1 25
2 3 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 +0.252 4 20
3 17 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +6.431 2 16
4 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +6.604 3 13
5 4 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 26 +11.527 12 11
6 24 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia 26 +13.157 5 10
7 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +13.870 15 9
8 9 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +20.077 9 8
9 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +28.557 11 7
10 42 Spain David Checa Aprilia 26 +28.684 17 6
11 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +28.892 10 5
12 76 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 26 +35.148 13 4
13 18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 26 +35.344 14 3
14 32 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 26 +56.484 19 2
15 12 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Honda 26 +56.894 16 1
16 25 France Vincent Philippe Aprilia 26 +1:08.156 20
17 41 Netherlands Jarno Janssen Honda 26 +1:08.390 22
18 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:16.135 23
19 22 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia 26 +1:18.040 21
20 36 France Erwan Nigon Honda 25 +1 lap 24
Ret 35 France Thierry Van Den Bosch Aprilia 13 Retirement 18
Ret 27 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia 9 Accident 7
Ret 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 9 Accident 6
Ret 11 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 4 Retirement 8
Ret 19 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda 2 Retirement 25
DNQ 37 France Yann Lussiana Honda
DNQ 45 France Samuel Aubry Honda
DNQ 93 France Hervé Mora Aprilia
DNQ 51 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 24 42:09.029 4 25
2 1 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 +0.076 1 20
3 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +0.604 3 16
4 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 24 +0.865 5 13
5 5 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 24 +0.943 2 11
6 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +1.618 7 10
7 33 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia 24 +3.769 19 9
8 36 Finland Mika Kallio Honda 24 +8.680 20 8
9 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 +8.915 11 7
10 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +9.534 8 6
11 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +11.749 16 5
12 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +20.252 13 4
13 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 24 +32.082 21 3
14 12 Germany Klaus Nöhles Honda 24 +35.206 26 2
15 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 24 +49.526 25 1
16 50 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 24 +1:02.359 23
17 84 Italy Michel Fabrizio Gilera 24 +1:07.571 28
18 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 24 +1:10.303 22
19 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 24 +1:10.998 29
20 86 France Grégory Lefort Aprilia 24 +1:11.479 31
21 31 Italy Mattia Angeloni Gilera 24 +1:36.333 32
22 20 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda 24 +1:41.034 35
23 63 France Jimmy Petit Honda 24 +1:42.517 33
24 85 France Grégory Leblanc Honda 24 +1 lap 37
25 58 France Yoann Tiberio Honda 24 +1 lap 36
Ret 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 11 Accident 6
Ret 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Aprilia 11 Accident 15
Ret 16 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia 10 Accident 12
Ret 25 Spain Joan Olivé Honda 10 Accident 14
Ret 19 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 10 Accident 30
Ret 47 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 8 Accident 9
Ret 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 8 Accident 10
Ret 8 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Italjet 5 Accident 18
Ret 9 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 5 Accident 17
Ret 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet 4 Retirement 27
Ret 18 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 0 Retirement 24
Ret 59 Switzerland Vincent Braillard Honda 0 Accident 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McCoy reluctantly makes way for Bayle in Le Mans". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 18 May 2002. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 


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