2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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2002 F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season
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World Champion
MotoGPValentino Rossi (Honda)
250ccMarco Melandri (Aprilia)
125ccArnaud Vincent (Aprilia)

The 2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 54th Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Road Racing World Championship season. The season consist of 16 races, which started with the Japanese Grand Prix on 7 April and ended with the Valencian Community Grand Prix on 3 November.

In the premier class, 990cc four-stroke bikes were introduced as the new rules and regulations allowed those bikes to race alongside the previous year's 500cc two-stroke bikes. Defending champion Valentino Rossi won his second premier class title by winning 11 races and scoring 355 points. He clinched the title at the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix, with four races left in the season.[1]

The 250cc title was won by Marco Melandri who won nine races and scored 298 points. He clinched the title at the Australian Grand Prix and became the youngest ever champion in the 250cc class.[2] Arnaud Vincent won the 125cc title by 19 points difference over defending champion Manuel Poggiali. The title was decided in the last race of the season at Valencia with Vincent finishing in second place to secure the title.[3]

Season summary[edit]

MotoGP[edit]

Valentino Rossi won the world championship with the new four-stroke Honda RC211V.

The season marked the start of a new era in the premier class with the arrival of 990cc four-stroke bikes. Four factory teams, Repsol Honda, Marlboro Yamaha, Suzuki and Aprilia, raced with the new four-stroke bikes while all the satellite teams raced with the 500cc two-stroke bike.[4] The season also marked the return of Dunlop and the entry of Bridgestone to the premier class.[5] Dunlop supplied the tyres for Suzuki, Aprilia, Yamaha WCM and Pramac Honda, Bridgestone supplied the tyres for Team Roberts and Kanemoto Racing, and Michelin supplied the tyres for the remaining six teams. However, after only two races, Suzuki switched back to Michelin tyres for the remainder of the season.[6]

Valentino Rossi, riding the four-stroke Honda RC211V bike, won the first race of the season at Suzuka under wet conditions. Suzuki's test rider Akira Ryō, who raced as a wildcard entry, and Yamaha's Carlos Checa completed the all four-stroke podium.[7] Rossi's teammate, Tohru Ukawa, won the second race before Rossi went on to dominate the championship by winning seven consecutive races. Max Biaggi handed the four-stroke Yamaha YZR-M1 its first win in the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, while Rossi had to retire due to tyre problems.[8] In that race, Honda also expanded their four-stroke presence by providing the RC211V bike for Honda Gresini rider Daijiro Kato.[9] Rossi then won two consecutive races in Portugal and Brazil, clinching the world championship in the latter.[1]

In the Pacific Grand Prix, Honda Pons rider Alex Barros won the race on his first race with the RC211V bike.[10] In that race, Kawasaki returned to the world championship after 20 years absence. Kawasaki, with their four-stroke Ninja ZX-RR, raced as wildcards in the last four races of the season as a preparation before entering the championship full-time in the following season.[11] In the following race at Sepang, Yamaha expanded their four-stroke presence by providing the YZR-M1 bikes to Tech 3 pair Olivier Jacque and Shinya Nakano.[12] Another Yamaha rider, Norifumi Abe, raced the fifth YZR-M1 on the grid for the last two races of the season.[13]

Rossi ended the season with 355 points from 11 wins and four second places. Biaggi finished second to Rossi with 215 points and two race wins. Ukawa and Barros completed the top four with 209 and 204 points respectively. Previous year's 250cc champion Daijiro Kato finished in seventh position with two podium finishes and was named as the Rookie of the Year.[14] All races were won by the four-stroke bikes, while the two-strokes only managed to record five podiums finishes. Honda won the constructors championship with 390 points and 14 wins, followed by Yamaha who won the other two races. Repsol Honda team won the teams championship by winning 12 races and scoring 564 points from Rossi and Ukawa. Marlboro Yamaha and Honda Pons who won two races each was second and third respectively.

250cc[edit]

Marco Melandri (left) won the 250cc world championship.

The 250cc class was certain to have a new champion as previous year's champion Daijiro Kato and 1993 champion Tetsuya Harada, who finished second to Kato last year, both moved up to the MotoGP class. Only three riders remained from previous year's top six: Marco Melandri, Roberto Rolfo and Fonsi Nieto. Melandri was the only rider in the 250cc class who has previously won a 250cc race; he won his first and only race in the 2001 German Grand Prix.[15] The 250cc entry list also included three former 125cc World Champion: Haruchika Aoki, Roberto Locatelli and Emilio Alzamora.

The season started with a wet race at Suzuka which was won by Japanese wildcard rider Osamu Miyazaki, who was riding for Daytona Yamaha team.[16] Honda's wildcard rider Daisaku Sakai and Aprilia's Randy de Puniet completed the podium.[17] In the following race at Welkom, Aprilia's Marco Melandri took his second career 250cc win.[18] Fonsi Nieto then took his first ever race win in the Spanish Grand Prix.[19] Nieto also took the lead in the championship standings from de Puniet and Franco Battaini. Nieto then won the following race at Le Mans before Melandri won the next three races and overtook the championship lead from Nieto after the Dutch TT.[20] Melandri continued his streak to six consecutive wins and extended his lead in the standings to 37 points after the Czech Republic Grand Prix.[21]

Nieto won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Aprilia's tenth consecutive victory. Nieto, who crashed in lap 13, recovered from seventh position to win the rain-soaked race over Melandri.[22][23] Aprilia's winning streak was broken when Yamaha's Sebastián Porto won the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix under wet race condition.[24] Rookie Toni Elías won the following race at Motegi after a last-lap battle with Melandri. Melandri finished second and increase his lead over Nieto in the championship standings to 52 points.[25] With 52 points lead and three races to go, Melandri only need to finish in front of Nieto in the Malaysian Grand Prix to clinch the championship.[26] However, he suffered a mechanical failure on the first lap, while Nieto won the race to reduce the gap to 27 points.[27] Melandri finally clinched the 250cc title in the Australian Grand Prix with a close win over Nieto. They fought until the last lap and Melandri won the race with just 0.007 second gap at the finish line.[2] Melandri became the youngest 250cc world champion at the age of 20 years and 74 days.[28]

Melandri ended the season with 298 points from nine race wins, three second place finishes and one fourth place finish. Nieto finished second in the standings with 241 points and four wins, followed Honda's Roberto Rolfo and rookie Toni Elías with 219 and 178 points respectively. Elías, who recorded one race win and four further podium finishes, was named as the Rookie of the Year.[29] Aprilia won the constructors championship with 382 points and 14 race wins from Melandri, Nieto and Elías. Honda finished second in the standings with 244 points but failed to record any race win. Yamaha, who won two races courtesy of Miyazaki and Porto's wins in the wet, finished third with 211 points.

125cc[edit]

The 125cc entry list was headlined by defending champion Manuel Poggiali and two-time championship runner-ups Youichi Ui and Noboru Ueda. There were five other riders who have previously won a 125cc race: Masao Azuma, Lucio Cecchinello, Stefano Perugini, Simone Sanna and Arnaud Vincent.

Arnaud Vincent, who returned to Aprilia after a year with Honda, won the opening race at Suzuka under wet condition.[30] He then extended his lead in the championship with two second places in the second and third race behind Manuel Poggiali and Lucio Cecchinello respectively.[31][32] In the following race at Le Mans, Cecchinello won his second successive race ahead of Poggiali, while Vincent finished fourth.[33] Poggiali then took over the championship lead from Vincent after winning the Italian Grand Prix.[34] Poggiali won the following race at Catalunya with a late overtake at the finish line over Spanish teenager Dani Pedrosa.[35] Two weeks later, Pedrosa bounced back to win his first ever race in the 2002 Dutch TT, with Poggiali finishing in second place.[36]

Vincent, who led the championship in the first four races, returned to the top of the podium with two consecutive wins at Donington Park and Sachsenring.[37][38] After finishing third behind Cecchinello and Pedrosa at Brno, Vincent won the wet Portuguese Grand Prix and retook the championship lead from Poggiali.[39][40] Honda riders, Masao Azuma and Pedrosa, won the following two races at Rio de Janeiro and Motegi while Poggiali reduced Vincent's lead to just eight points courtesy of two podium finishes and Vincent's mechanical problem at Motegi.[41][42] Vincent extended his lead by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix while Poggiali finished in fourth.[43] However, Poggiali won the following race at Phillip Island while Vincent finished in fourth to reduce the lead back to eight points.[44] In the last race of the season at Valencia, Vincent finished second behind Pedrosa to clinch the 125cc title while Poggiali finished in seventh place.[3]

Vincent ended the season with 273 points and five race wins, 19 points ahead of defending champion Poggiali who scored 254 points and four race wins. Pedrosa and Cecchinello finished third and fourth in the standings with three wins each. The Rookie of the Year title was won by Finnish rider Mika Kallio who scored 78 points with the Red Devil Honda team. Aprilia won the constructors championship with 341 points and eight race wins from Vincent and Cecchinello. Honda finished second in the standings with 285 points and four wins from Pedrosa and Azuma while Gilera finished third with 254 points and three wins from Poggiali.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Race name Grand Prix Circuit
1 7 April SKYY vodka Grand Prix of Japan Japan Japanese GP Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
2 21 April Africa's Grand Prix South Africa South African GP Phakisa Freeway, Welkom
3 5 May Gran Premio Marlboro de España Spain Spanish GP Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera
4 19 May Polini Grand Prix de France France French GP Le Mans Circuit, Le Mans
5 2 June Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia Italy Italian GP Mugello Circuit, Mugello
6 16 June Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya Catalonia Catalan GP Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
7 29 June †† Gauloises Dutch TT Netherlands Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen, Assen
8 14 July Cinzano British Grand Prix United Kingdom British GP Donington Park, Leicestershire
9 21 July Cinzano Motorrad GP Deutschland Germany German GP Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
10 25 August Gauloises GP Ceske Republiky Czech Republic Czech Republic GP Brno Circuit, Brno
11 8 September GP Marlboro de Portugal Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril
12 21 September Cinzano Rio Grand Prix Brazil Rio GP Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, Rio de Janeiro
13 6 October Gauloises Pacific GP of Motegi Japan Pacific GP Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
14 13 October Gauloises Malaysian Motorcycle GP Malaysia Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit, Sepang
15 20 October SKYY vodka Australian Grand Prix Australia Australian GP Phillip Island Circuit, Phillip Island
16 3 November GP Marlboro Comunitat Valenciana Valencian Community Valencian GP Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana, Cheste
†† = Saturday Race

Changes[edit]

Teams and riders[edit]

MotoGP[edit]

FIM released a 20-rider entry list on 13 March 2002.[45] Àlex Crivillé, who was listed on the entry list, was replaced by Pere Riba at the Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin team before the start of the season.[46]

Team Constructor Bike Tyres No Rider Rounds
Italy Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 / Yamaha YZR-M1[a] M 6 Japan Abe, NorifumiNorifumi Abe All
Yamaha YZR500 M 20 Spain Riba, PerePere Riba 1–3, 5–8, 10–11, 13
30 Spain Cardoso, José LuisJosé Luis Cardoso 4, 9, 12, 14–16
Italy Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda Honda NSR500 / Honda RC211V[b] M 74 Japan Kato, DaijiroDaijiro Kato All
France Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 / Yamaha YZR-M1[c] M 19 France Jacque, OlivierOlivier Jacque All
56 Japan Nakano, ShinyaShinya Nakano All
Japan Kanemoto Racing Honda Honda NSR500 B 17 Netherlands van den Goorbergh, JurgenJurgen van den Goorbergh All
Japan Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 3 Italy Biaggi, MaxMax Biaggi All
7 Spain Checa, CarlosCarlos Checa All
Italy MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS Cube D 55 France Laconi, RégisRégis Laconi All
Italy Pramac Honda Racing Team Honda Honda NSR500 D 31 Japan Harada, TetsuyaTetsuya Harada All
Malaysia/United States Proton Team KR Proton KR Proton KR3 B 9 Japan Aoki, NobuatsuNobuatsu Aoki All
99 United Kingdom McWilliams, JeremyJeremy McWilliams All
United Kingdom Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 D 8 Australia McCoy, GarryGarry McCoy 1–3, 8–16
18 France Bayle, Jean-MichelJean-Michel Bayle 4–5
21 United States Hopkins, JohnJohn Hopkins All
66 Germany Hofmann, AlexAlex Hofmann * 6–7
Japan Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC211V M 11 Japan Ukawa, TohruTohru Ukawa All
46 Italy Rossi, ValentinoValentino Rossi All
Japan Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R D / M[e] 10 United States Roberts, Jr., KennyKenny Roberts, Jr. 1–8, 10–16
15 Spain Gibernau, SeteSete Gibernau All
M 51 Japan Kagayama, YukioYukio Kagayama 9
Spain West Honda Pons Honda Honda NSR500 / Honda RC211V[d] M 4 Brazil Barros, AlexAlex Barros All
Honda NSR500 M 65 Italy Capirossi, LorisLoris Capirossi 1–7, 10–16
66 Germany Hofmann, AlexAlex Hofmann * 8–9
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider
Notes
  • * denotes riders who raced for more than one team during the season.
  • a Abe rode Yamaha YZR500 from race 1 to 14 and Yamaha YZR-M1 from race 15 to 16.[13]
  • b Kato rode Honda NSR500 from race 1 to 9 and Honda RC211V from race 10 to 16.[9]
  • c Jacque and Nakano rode Yamaha YZR500 from race 1 to 13 and Yamaha YZR-M1 from race 14 to 16.[12]
  • d Barros rode Honda NSR500 from race 1 to 12 and Honda RC211V from race 13 to 16.[10]
  • e Telefónica Movistar Suzuki used Dunlop tyres from race 1 to 2 and Michelin tyres from race 3 to 16.[6]

250cc[edit]

FIM released a 25-rider entry list on 13 March 2002.[45] Alex Hofmann, who was listed on the entry list, withdrew before the start of the season.[46]

Team Constructor Tyres No Rider Rounds
Aprilia Germany Aprilia D 28 Germany Heidolf, DirkDirk Heidolf All
Campetella Racing Aprilia D 6 Spain Debón, AlexAlex Debón All
17 France de Puniet, RandyRandy de Puniet All
Cibertel Honda BQR Honda D 12 United Kingdom Vincent, JayJay Vincent All
19 United Kingdom Haslam, LeonLeon Haslam All
Dark Dog Yamaha Kurz Yamaha D 8 Japan Matsudo, NaokiNaoki Matsudo All
13 Czech Republic Huleš, JaroslavJaroslav Huleš 10–16
76 Japan Sekiguchi, TaroTaro Sekiguchi 1–9
DeGraaf Grand Prix Team Honda D 11 Japan Aoki, HaruchikaHaruchika Aoki All
29 Netherlands van de Lagemaat, HenkHenk van de Lagemaat 10
30 Netherlands Filart, RobRob Filart 11
41 Netherlands Janssen, JarnoJarno Janssen 1–9
96 Czech Republic Smrž, JakubJakub Smrž 12–16
Equipe de France – Scrab GP Aprilia D 25 France Philippe, VincentVincent Philippe 1–9
36 France Nigon, ErwanErwan Nigon * 10–16
51 France Marchand, HugoHugo Marchand 1–10, 12–16
57 France Lefort, GrégoryGrégory Lefort 11
Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda D 4 Italy Rolfo, RobertoRoberto Rolfo All
7 Spain Alzamora, EmilioEmilio Alzamora 1–9, 11–16
84 Spain García, DavidDavid García 10
Imola Circuit Exalt Cycle Race Aprilia D 21 Italy Battaini, FrancoFranco Battaini All
Motoracing / TU Racing Team Aprilia D 15 Italy Locatelli, RobertoRoberto Locatelli All
MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia D 3 Italy Melandri, MarcoMarco Melandri All
Petronas Sprinta Yamaha TVK Yamaha D 9 Argentina Porto, SebastiánSebastián Porto All
18 Malaysia Yuzy, ShahrolShahrol Yuzy All
RFME Equipo Nacional Aprilia D 22 Spain Jara, RaúlRaúl Jara All
32 Spain Faubel, HéctorHéctor Faubel All
Safilo Oxydo Race LCR Aprilia D 27 Australia Stoner, CaseyCasey Stoner All
42 Spain Checa, DavidDavid Checa All
Telefónica Movistar – Repsol YPF Aprilia D 10 Spain Nieto, FonsiFonsi Nieto All
24 Spain Elías, ToniToni Elías All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider
Notes
  • * denotes riders who raced for more than one team during the season.

125cc[edit]

FIM released a 33-rider entry list on 13 March 2002.[45]

Team Constructor Tyres No Rider Rounds
Bossini Sterilgarda Racing Aprilia D 11 Italy Sabbatani, MaxMax Sabbatani * 1–5, 8–11
32 Italy Scalvini, GianluigiGianluigi Scalvini 6–7
33 Italy Bianco, StefanoStefano Bianco 1–8, 10–16
B 50 Italy Ballerini, AndreaAndrea Ballerini * 12–16
Caja Madrid Derbi Racing Derbi D 41 Japan Ui, YouichiYouichi Ui All
48 Spain Lorenzo, JorgeJorge Lorenzo 3–16
CWF – Matteoni Racing Aprilia D 28 Italy Goi, IvanIvan Goi 8–9
37 Italy Simoncelli, MarcoMarco Simoncelli 10–12, 14–16
39 Czech Republic Huleš, JaroslavJaroslav Huleš 1–7
57 United Kingdom Davies, ChazChaz Davies All
Elit Grand Prix Honda D 18 Czech Republic Smrž, JakubJakub Smrž 1–7
B 77 Switzerland Lüthi, ThomasThomas Lüthi 9–12, 14–16
97 Japan Nakajo, HideyukiHideyuki Nakajo 13
FCC – TSR Honda B 50 Italy Ballerini, AndreaAndrea Ballerini * 1–11
72 Germany Giuseppetti, DarioDario Giuseppetti * 12–16
Gilera Racing Gilera D 1 San Marino Poggiali, ManuelManuel Poggiali All
Imola Circuit Exalt Cycle Race Aprilia D 21 France Vincent, ArnaudArnaud Vincent All
Italjet Racing Service Italjet D 7 Italy Perugini, StefanoStefano Perugini All
8 Hungary Talmácsi, GáborGábor Talmácsi * 1–5
42 Italy Pistoni, ChristianChristian Pistoni 9–16
B 24 United Kingdom Camier, LeonLeon Camier 6–8
Master – Aspar Team Aprilia D 22 Spain Nieto, PabloPablo Nieto All
47 Spain Rodríguez, ÁngelÁngel Rodríguez 1–9
80 Spain Barberá, HéctorHéctor Barberá All
Motoracing / TU Racing Team Aprilia D 11 Italy Sabbatani, MaxMax Sabbatani * 13–16
16 Italy Sanna, SimoneSimone Sanna All
PEV Moto ADAC Sachsen Honda B 8 Hungary Talmácsi, GáborGábor Talmácsi * 7–16
10 Germany Müller, JarnoJarno Müller 1–3
12 Germany Nohles, KlausKlaus Nöhles 1–5, 9–16
30 Italy Caffiero, GaspareGaspare Caffiero 5
66 Japan Aoyama, ShuheiShuhei Aoyama * 7–8
Red Devil Honda Honda D 36 Finland Kallio, MikaMika Kallio All
Safilo Oxydo Race LCR Aprilia D 4 Italy Cecchinello, LucioLucio Cecchinello All
15 San Marino de Angelis, AlexAlex de Angelis All
Scot Racing Team Honda D 6 Italy Giansanti, MirkoMirko Giansanti All
34 Italy Dovizioso, AndreaAndrea Dovizioso All
Semprucci Angaia Racing Honda D 9 Japan Ueda, NoboruNoboru Ueda 1–5, 11–16
20 Hungary Tóth, ImreImre Tóth All
44 Italy Brannetti, AlessandroAlessandro Brannetti 6
72 Germany Giuseppetti, DarioDario Giuseppetti * 10
75 Italy Lai, FabrizioFabrizio Lai 7–8
76 Czech Republic Smrž, MatejMatej Smrž * 9
Team Italia Gilera D 31 Italy Angeloni, MattiaMattia Angeloni All
84 Italy Fabrizio, MichelMichel Fabrizio All
Telefónica Movistar jnr Team Honda D 25 Spain Olivé, JoanJoan Olivé All
26 Spain Pedrosa, DaniDani Pedrosa All
Tribe by Breil Honda B 5 Japan Azuma, MasaoMasao Azuma All
UGT 3000 – Abruzzo Aprilia D 17 Germany Jenkner, SteveSteve Jenkner All
19 Italy Baldolini, AlexAlex Baldolini All
23 Italy Borsoi, GinoGino Borsoi All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider
Notes
  • * denotes riders who raced for more than one team during the season.

Results[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix 125cc winner 250cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 7 April Japan Japanese Grand Prix France Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia) Japan Osamu Miyazaki (Yamaha) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
2 21 April South Africa South African Grand Prix San Marino Manuel Poggiali (Gilera) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Japan Tohru Ukawa (Honda) Report
3 5 May Spain Spanish Grand Prix Italy Lucio Cecchinello (Aprilia) Spain Fonsi Nieto (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
4 19 May France French Grand Prix Italy Lucio Cecchinello (Aprilia) Spain Fonsi Nieto (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
5 2 June Italy Italian Grand Prix San Marino Manuel Poggiali (Gilera) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
6 16 June Catalonia Catalan Grand Prix San Marino Manuel Poggiali (Gilera) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
7 29 June Netherlands Dutch TT †† Spain Dani Pedrosa (Honda) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
8 14 July United Kingdom British Grand Prix France Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
9 21 July Germany German Grand Prix France Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
10 25 August Czech Republic Czech Republic Grand Prix Italy Lucio Cecchinello (Aprilia) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Italy Max Biaggi (Yamaha) Report
11 8 September Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix France Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia) Spain Fonsi Nieto (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
12 21 September Brazil Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix Japan Masao Azuma (Honda) Argentina Sebastián Porto (Yamaha) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
13 6 October Japan Pacific Grand Prix Spain Dani Pedrosa (Honda) Spain Toni Elías (Aprilia) Brazil Alex Barros (Honda) Report
14 13 October Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix France Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia) Spain Fonsi Nieto (Aprilia) Italy Max Biaggi (Yamaha) Report
15 20 October Australia Australian Grand Prix San Marino Manuel Poggiali (Gilera) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Italy Valentino Rossi (Honda) Report
16 3 November Valencian Community Valencian Grand Prix Spain Dani Pedrosa (Honda) Italy Marco Melandri (Aprilia) Brazil Alex Barros (Honda) Report
†† = Saturday Race

Standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
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.
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.

MotoGP[edit]

Pos Rider Constructor JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Brazil
PAC
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 2 2 1 2 355
2 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha Ret 9 DSQ 3 2 4 4 2 2 1 6 2 Ret 1 6 3 215
3 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda Ret 1 3 2 3 2 5 WD 3 3 3 Ret 4 4 3 5 209
4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 6 Ret 5 8 5 5 2 3 Ret 9 5 4 1 3 2 1 204
5 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 3 5 Ret Ret 4 3 3 Ret 4 5 2 Ret 5 7 11 Ret 141
6 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 5 7 6 4 7 16 9 4 6 8 7 6 8 10 DNS 10 129
7 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 10 4 2 Ret Ret 8 12 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 5 4 4 117
8 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 9 3 4 7 6 6 Ret 6 Ret 5 3 9 Ret Ret 109
9 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 7 6 14 11 4 3 6 8 9 Ret 99
10 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha Ret 6 11 Ret 9 9 14 5 Ret 10 Ret 7 7 Ret 8 9 81
11 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha Ret 8 17 13 11 Ret 8 10 5 Ret 12 Ret 16 6 13 6 68
12 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 7 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 9 8 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 7 Ret 63
13 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Honda Ret 11 12 15 14 Ret 10 15 12 12 Ret 9 13 13 5 7 60
14 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR Ret Ret 16 10 Ret 12 Ret Ret 7 7 9 Ret 10 12 10 8 59
15 United States John Hopkins Yamaha 12 14 13 11 12 10 7 8 DNS Ret 8 14 14 18 16 11 58
16 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki Ret 16 9 12 Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 8 Ret 14 12 13 51
17 Japan Tetsuya Harada Honda 11 12 10 Ret 10 13 13 11 Ret 15 10 13 15 Ret 14 14 47
18 Japan Akira Ryō Suzuki 2 11 15 13 11 14 11 41
19 France Régis Laconi Aprilia 8 15 14 9 8 14 Ret 16 Ret 16 Ret Ret 11 17 Ret Ret 33
20 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha Ret 10 15 12 9 13 11 10 17 15 18 Ret 33
21 Japan Shinichi Ito Honda 4 Ret 13
22 Germany Alex Hofmann Yamaha Ret 11 11
Honda 17 10
23 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 16 13 11 16 15 Ret 9
24 France Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha 14 13 5
25 Japan Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha 12 4
26 Australia Andrew Pitt Kawasaki 19 17 12 4
27 Spain Pere Riba Yamaha DNQ 13 Ret Ret 15 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS 4
France Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 17 0
Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Ret 0
Japan Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki Ret 0
Spain David García Proton KR Ret 0
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Brazil
PAC
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

250cc[edit]

Pos Rider Constructor JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Brazil
PAC
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Points
1 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia Ret 1 Ret 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 Ret 1 1 298
2 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 13 3 1 1 3 3 5 2 4 4 1 Ret 4 1 2 Ret 241
3 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 8 4 2 5 8 2 3 5 2 Ret 4 2 6 3 4 2 219
4 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia 11 16 10 6 4 10 2 3 6 3 13 5 1 2 5 10 178
5 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 5 8 7 8 7 Ret 4 Ret 3 2 3 1 8 4 3 Ret 172
6 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 10 2 4 Ret 6 5 9 4 8 Ret Ret 3 7 5 7 7 142
7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 4 7 3 7 11 9 Ret 12 Ret 6 7 5 8 13 3 120
8 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 16 5 5 4 2 Ret 7 13 5 7 5 Ret 9 13 Ret 5 119
9 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 3 6 Ret 3 5 4 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 6 6 4 119
10 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 6 11 9 11 14 7 14 8 7 8 Ret 8 16 7 14 8 92
11 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 9 9 8 9 Ret 13 12 9 10 13 Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 9 72
12 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia Ret Ret 6 Ret DNS 6 8 11 Ret 5 Ret 6 17 11 10 13 68
13 Spain David Checa Aprilia DNS 10 Ret 10 10 12 16 15 15 18 8 12 21 10 8 6 60
14 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda Ret 13 12 Ret 12 11 6 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret 13 12 11 12 58
15 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha Ret Ret 13 13 9 8 10 10 11 Ret Ret 9 18 9 15 11 58
16 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 1 25
17 Japan Daisaku Sakai Honda 2 20
18 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda Ret 15 19 Ret 18 18 Ret 17 13 17 7 10 Ret 17 18 17 19
19 Germany Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 11 9 11 17
20 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia DNQ 14 Ret 18 Ret 21 20 18 12 14 9 14 20 18 16 19 17
21 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 3 16
22 United Kingdom Jay Vincent Honda Ret 12 17 15 15 19 19 16 14 12 Ret Ret 19 14 Ret 14 16
23 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia Ret Ret 11 14 16 20 Ret 20 18 Ret 10 17 22 Ret 19 15 14
24 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha Ret Ret 11 15 15 12 16 11
25 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia 15 Ret 16 19 17 15 13 Ret 17 15 11 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11
26 Japan Chojun Kameya Honda 7 9
27 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 12 11 9
28 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia 16 12 13 23 Ret Ret 20 7
Honda 20
29 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha Ret Ret 15 12 Ret 16 17 14 16 7
30 Spain David García Honda 10 6
31 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 12 4
32 France Vincent Philippe Aprilia Ret Ret 18 16 13 17 15 Ret Ret 4
33 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia 14 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 19 DNS Ret 4
34 Andorra Eric Bataille Honda 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
35 Japan Ryuji Yokoe Yamaha 14 2
36 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 15 24 16 17 Ret 1
Netherlands Jarno Janssen Honda Ret 17 20 17 Ret 22 18 19 Ret 0
Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 18 0
Germany Max Neukirchner Honda 19 0
Netherlands Henk van de Lagemaat Honda 19 0
Hungary Gábor Rizmayer Honda 20 0
Australia Russell Holland Yamaha 20 0
Netherlands Peter Politiek Honda 21 0
United Kingdom Andrew Whittley Aprilia 21 0
United States Chuck Sorensen Aprilia 21 0
Netherlands Jarno Boesveld Aprilia 22 0
Netherlands Gert Pieper Aprilia 23 0
France Thierry van den Bosch Honda Ret DNQ Ret 0
Japan Shinichi Nakatomi Honda Ret 0
Germany Christian Gemmel Honda Ret 0
Germany Nico Kehrer Honda Ret 0
Slovakia Vladimir Častka Yamaha Ret 0
France Grégory Lefort Aprilia Ret 0
Japan Tekkyu Kayo Yamaha Ret 0
Japan Noboyuki Osaki Yamaha Ret 0
Czech Republic Radomil Rous Honda DNS 0
France Yann Lussiana Honda DNQ 0
France Samuel Aubry Honda DNQ 0
France Hervé Mora Aprilia DNQ 0
Netherlands Jan Blok Honda DNQ 0
United Kingdom Christopher Sansome Honda DNQ 0
United Kingdom Jason Boyce Honda WD 0
Switzerland Roger Heierli Honda DNQ 0
Netherlands Rob Filart Honda DNQ 0
Australia Peter Taplin Honda DNQ 0
Australia Earl Lynch Yamaha DNQ 0
Australia Mark Stanley Honda DNQ 0
Spain Luis Castro Yamaha DNQ 0
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Brazil
PAC
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

125cc[edit]

Pos Rider Constructor JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Brazil
PAC
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Points
1 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 1 2 2 4 9 11 4 1 1 3 1 2 15 1 4 2 273
2 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 3 1 DSQ 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 Ret 3 2 4 1 7 254
3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 8 3 4 3 4 2 1 2 7 2 10 Ret 1 3 5 1 243
4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 9 Ret 1 1 6 4 5 Ret Ret 1 6 10 Ret 2 2 8 180
5 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 15 4 3 11 8 3 6 5 3 6 3 18 3 6 7 5 168
6 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia Ret 5 Ret 6 3 8 7 Ret 5 Ret 4 5 4 5 3 3 145
7 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia 5 8 7 Ret 11 5 12 17 6 7 2 14 Ret 11 6 14 106
8 Japan Masao Azuma Honda Ret 9 8 5 13 15 14 4 15 12 5 1 18 9 8 18 101
9 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia Ret 6 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 7 2 8 Ret 11 Ret 10 Ret 4 87
10 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 10 7 10 10 5 Ret 13 Ret 10 9 7 12 7 19 Ret 10 82
11 Finland Mika Kallio Honda Ret 12 5 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 9 10 8 8 6 7 Ret 17 78
12 Spain Joan Olivé Honda 13 Ret 9 Ret Ret 6 3 6 11 Ret Ret 22 8 13 9 9 76
13 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi Ret Ret 6 Ret 2 Ret 8 8 8 17 Ret Ret 12 12 13 Ret 65
14 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 16 DNS 12 15 Ret 18 20 Ret 21 4 Ret 15 5 8 14 6 50
15 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 2 16 14 12 Ret 10 19 15 12 14 Ret 20 14 16 15 19 42
16 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda Ret 10 Ret 9 12 Ret 11 9 13 21 Ret 13 Ret 15 10 16 42
17 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet 11 24 16 Ret 15 13 Ret 11 Ret 18 Ret 6 20 Ret 12 Ret 28
18 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda Ret 14 15 16 10 12 18 12 Ret Ret Ret 26
Aprilia 16 22 Ret 11 12
19 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia Ret 22 19 7 Ret 7 29 Ret 13 Ret 17 17 Ret Ret 13 24
20 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 6 25 10 11 21
21 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 22 19 20 14 16 13 17 20 Ret 7 9 20 Ret 22 21
22 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Italjet Ret 18 20 Ret Ret 20
Honda 15 Ret 18 11 Ret 4 21 Ret 16 15
23 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 4 11 17 Ret DNS Ret 25 27 18 21 Ret 18
24 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 17
25 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia Ret 13 11 13 DNS Ret 22 15 Ret 19 Ret 17 11 17
26 Germany Klaus Nöhles Honda 12 Ret Ret 14 DNS 16 16 Ret 9 25 14 18 21 15
27 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 26 19 9 24 21 Ret 24 7
28 Japan Hideyuki Nakajo Honda 10 6
29 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia Ret 21 24 18 18 Ret 24 16 20 Ret 11 29 24 25 22 28 5
30 Italy Christian Pistoni Italjet Ret Ret 12 19 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
31 Italy Michel Fabrizio Gilera Ret 15 18 17 16 Ret Ret Ret 23 25 Ret 23 13 26 Ret 20 4
32 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 16 22 3
33 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 27 13 21 Ret Ret Ret 3
34 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 14 20 21 Ret 19 20 21 18 19 Ret Ret Ret 26 23 20 Ret 2
35 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia 14 22 2
36 Spain Julián Simón Honda Ret 22 14 Ret 2
37 Italy Fabrizio Lai Honda 23 14 2
Japan Takashi Yasuda Honda 16 0
Italy Mattia Angeloni Gilera 17 17 23 21 Ret 19 26 23 27 24 Ret 27 28 17 19 Ret 0
Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Aprilia Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 21 17 0
Italy Gaspare Caffiero Honda 17 0
Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 17 Ret 0
Hungary Imre Tóth Honda 18 23 27 22 21 23 27 20 25 26 Ret 28 23 22 23 25 0
Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 19 24 0
Germany Jarno Müller Honda Ret 19 26 0
Thailand Suhathai Chaemsap Honda 19 0
France Gregory Lefort Aprilia 20 0
United Kingdom Christian Elkin Honda 21 0
Italy Simone Corsi Honda 22 0
United Kingdom Chris Martin Honda 22 0
Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 25 Ret 23 0
France Jimmy Petit Honda 23 0
Denmark Robbin Harms Honda 23 0
Germany Dario Giuseppetti Honda 28 29 26 Ret 24 24 27 0
United Kingdom Leon Camier Italjet 24 28 24 0
France Gregory Leblanc Honda 24 0
France Yohann Tiberio Honda 25 0
Australia Josh Waters Honda Ret 25 0
Spain Ruben Catalan Aprilia DNS 26 0
Australia Peter Holmes Honda 26 0
Australia Jeremy Crowe Honda 27 0
Czech Republic Igor Kalab Honda 28 0
Switzerland Vincent Braillard Honda Ret 29 0
Germany Claudius Klein Honda 29 0
Czech Republic Matej Smrž Honda 32 30 0
Netherlands Adri den Bekker Honda 30 0
Germany Patrick Unger Honda 30 0
Netherlands Randy Gevers Honda 31 0
Germany Jascha Büsch Honda 31 0
Netherlands Gerald Perdon Honda 32 0
Germany Manuel Mickan Honda 33 0
Japan Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda Ret Ret 0
Japan Hideyuki Ogata Honda Ret Ret 0
Japan Akira Komuro Honda Ret Ret 0
Italy Marco Petrini Aprilia Ret 0
Italy Alessandro Brannetti Honda Ret 0
Netherlands Raymond Schouten Honda Ret 0
United Kingdom Guy Farbrother Honda Ret 0
New Zealand Midge Smart Honda Ret 0
Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Honda Ret 0
Canada Chris Peris Honda Ret 0
Spain Javier Machado Honda DNQ 0
Portugal Pedro Monteiro Honda DNQ 0
Portugal João Pinto Honda DNQ 0
Portugal Filipe Costa Yamaha DNQ 0
Australia Tim Inkster Honda DNQ 0
Pos Rider Constructor JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Brazil
PAC
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

Constructors' standings[edit]

  • Each constructor gets the same amount of points as their best placed rider in each race.
  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.

MotoGP[edit]

Teams' standings[edit]

  • Each team gets the total points scored by their two riders, including replacement riders. In one rider team, only the points scored by that rider will be counted. Wildcard riders do not score points.
  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.

MotoGP[edit]

Pos Team Constructor Rider(s) JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Brazil
PAC
Japan
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Points
1 Repsol Honda Team Honda Italy Valentino Rossi 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 2 2 1 2 564
Japan Tohru Ukawa Ret 1 3 2 3 2 5 DNS 3 3 3 Ret 4 4 3 5
2 Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha Italy Max Biaggi Ret 9 DSQ 3 2 4 4 2 2 1 6 2 Ret 1 6 3 356
Spain Carlos Checa 3 5 Ret Ret 4 3 3 Ret 4 5 2 Ret 5 7 11 Ret
3 West Honda Pons Honda Brazil Alex Barros 6 Ret 5 8 5 5 2 3 Ret 9 5 4 1 3 2 1 319
Italy Loris Capirossi 9 3 4 7 6 6 Ret 6 Ret 5 3 9 Ret Ret
Germany Alex Hofmann 17 10
4 Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 7 6 14 11 4 3 6 8 9 Ret 150
Spain Sete Gibernau Ret 16 9 12 Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 8 Ret 14 12 13
Japan Yukio Kagayama Ret
5 Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha France Olivier Jacque Ret 6 11 Ret 9 9 14 5 Ret 10 Ret 7 7 Ret 8 9 149
Japan Shinya Nakano Ret 8 17 13 11 Ret 8 10 5 Ret 12 Ret 16 6 13 6
6 Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha Japan Norifumi Abe 5 7 6 4 7 16 9 4 6 8 7 6 8 10 DNS 10 142
Spain Pere Riba DNS 13 Ret Ret 15 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS
Spain José Luis Cardoso 16 13 11 16 15 Ret
7 Proton Team KR Proton KR Japan Nobuatsu Aoki 7 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 9 8 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 7 Ret 122
United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Ret Ret 16 10 Ret 12 Ret Ret 7 7 9 Ret 10 12 10 8
8 Fortuna Honda Gresini Honda Japan Daijiro Kato 10 4 2 Ret Ret 8 12 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 5 4 4 117
9 Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha United States John Hopkins 12 14 13 11 12 10 7 8 DNS Ret 8 14 14 18 16 11 101
Australia Garry McCoy Ret 10 15 12 9 13 11 10 17 15 18 Ret
France Jean-Michel Bayle 14 13
Germany Alex Hofmann Ret 11
10 Kanemoto Racing Honda Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Ret 11 12 15 14 Ret 10 15 12 12 Ret 9 13 13 5 7 60
11 Pramac Honda Racing Team Honda Japan Tetsuya Harada 11 12 10 Ret 10 13 13 11 Ret 15 10 13 15 Ret 14 14 47
12 MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia France Régis Laconi 8 15 14 9 8 14 Ret 16 Ret 16 Ret Ret 11 17 Ret Ret 33
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

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