2002 Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  2002 Pacific Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 16 races in the
2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map.svg
Date 6 October 2002
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Course Permanent racing facility
4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:49.052
Fastest lap
Rider Brazil Alex Barros
Time 1:49.947
Podium
First Brazil Alex Barros
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto
Time 1:52.389
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:53.392
Podium
First Spain Toni Elías
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Japan Yuki Takahashi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:58.026
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:58.354
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Third Germany Steve Jenkner

The 2002 Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 2002 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 4-6 October 2002 at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 24 44:18.913 5 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 24 +1.641 6 20
3 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 24 +7.672 3 16
4 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 24 +18.120 7 13
5 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 24 +25.036 4 11
6 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 24 +29.201 8 10
7 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 24 +32.902 9 9
8 6 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 24 +33.287 14 8
9 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 24 +35.949 13 7
10 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR 24 +37.355 10 6
11 55 France Régis Laconi Aprilia 24 +49.039 12 5
12 45 Japan Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha 24 +49.181 19 4
13 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 24 +49.589 20 3
14 21 United States John Hopkins Yamaha 24 +52.071 16 2
15 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Honda 24 +52.180 21 1
16 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 24 +1:00.485 17
17 8 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha 24 +1:02.232 15
Ret 3 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 15 Retirement 2
Ret 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 8 Retirement 1
Ret 48 Japan Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki 6 Accident 18
Ret 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki 5 Retirement 11
DNS 20 Spain Pere Riba Yamaha 22

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia 43:52.991 6 25
2 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia +0.175 2 20
3 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda +4.431 4 16
4 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia +8.200 1 13
5 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +8.812 7 11
6 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda +9.826 8 10
7 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia +11.828 9 9
8 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha +12.726 5 8
9 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia +26.167 21 7
10 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia +32.236 10 6
11 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda +32.378 13 5
12 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha +39.383 19 4
13 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +39.647 18 3
14 Japan Ryuji Yokoe Yamaha +41.386 16 2
15 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha +46.952 17 1
16 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha +52.179 12
17 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia +52.663 20
18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha +54.119 11
19 United Kingdom Jay Vincent Honda +54.765 22
20 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia +59.082 25
21 Spain David Checa Aprilia +59.500 24
22 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia +1:21.658 27
23 France Erwan Nigon Honda +1:34.406 29
24 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda +1:49.925 28
Ret Japan Tekkyu Kayoh Yamaha Retirement 15
Ret United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda Retirement 26
Ret France Hugo Marchand Aprilia Retirement 23
Ret Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia Retirement 30
Ret France Randy de Puniet Aprilia Retirement 3
Ret Japan Nobuyuki Ohsaki Yamaha Retirement 14

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 41:43.377 1 25
2 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera +8.071 2 20
3 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +8.701 3 16
4 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia +15.425 7 13
5 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia +24.565 8 11
6 Finland Mika Kallio Honda +29.584 17 10
7 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia +33.107 9 9
8 Spain Joan Olivé Honda +34.920 22 8
9 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi +36.050 12 7
10 Japan Hideyuki Nakajo Honda +36.447 26 6
11 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda +40.056 21 5
12 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi +44.663 13 4
13 Italy Michel Fabrizio Gilera +49.699 14 3
14 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda +50.072 18 2
15 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia +52.708 4 1
16 Japan Takashi Yasuda Honda +1:00.232 24
17 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia +1:00.548 15
18 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +1:01.741 11
19 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia +1:04.118 20
20 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet +1:07.131 30
21 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Italjet +1:07.170 25
22 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda +1:07.781 32
23 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda +1:11.559 34
24 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia +1:21.111 35
25 Germany Klaus Nohles Honda +1:27.070 29
26 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia +1:33.030 36
27 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +1:48.799 23
28 Italy Mattia Angeloni Gilera +1 Lap 31
Ret Japan Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda Retirement 27
Ret Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia Retirement 6
Ret Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia Retirement 16
Ret San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia Retirement 19
Ret Germany Dario Giuseppetti Honda Retirement 28
Ret Japan Akira Komuro Honda Retirement 33
Ret Italy Christian Pistoni Italjet Retirement 37
Ret Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda Retirement 5
Ret Japan Hideyuki Ogara Honda Retirement 10


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