2002 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

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South Africa  2002 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
2002 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phakisa Freeway - Road course.svg
Date 21 April 2002
Official Name Africa's Grand Prix
Location Phakisa Freeway, Welkom
Course Permanent racing facility
4.242 km (2.636 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:34.660
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 1:34.834
Podium
First Japan Tohru Ukawa
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Franco Battaini
Time 1:37.604
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto
Time 1:37.860
Podium
First Italy Marco Melandri
Second Italy Franco Battaini
Third Spain Fonsi Nieto
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:42.522
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Time 1:42.605
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Second France Arnaud Vincent
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa

The 2002 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2002 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 19-21 April 2002 at the Phakisa Freeway.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 28 44:39.467 3 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 28 +0.932 1 20
3 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 28 +8.259 2 16
4 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 28 +26.962 14 13
5 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 28 +27.227 7 11
6 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 28 +27.889 9 10
7 6 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 28 +30.215 15 9
8 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 28 +30.781 8 8
9 3 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 28 +43.796 4 7
10 8 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha 28 +45.501 5 6
11 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 28 +1:06.938 12 5
12 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Honda 28 +1:19.560 19 4
13 20 Spain Pere Riba Yamaha 28 +1:19.857 20 3
14 21 United States John Hopkins Yamaha 28 +1:31.519 17 2
15 55 France Régis Laconi Aprilia 28 +1:32.725 18 1
16 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki 27 +1 lap 10
Ret 4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 26 Accident 13
Ret 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 9 Retirement 6
Ret 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 7 Accident 11
Ret 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR 5 Retirement 16

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 42:52.922 2 25
2 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +2.962 1 20
3 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +5.213 5 16
4 4 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 26 +6.290 3 13
5 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +6.675 7 11
6 17 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +8.102 4 10
7 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +22.571 11 9
8 9 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +24.171 12 8
9 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +28.161 9 7
10 42 Spain David Checa Aprilia 26 +36.261 14 6
11 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +47.211 10 5
12 12 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Honda 26 +47.886 22 4
13 11 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 26 +53.106 13 3
14 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:02.767 20 2
15 19 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda 26 +1:04.093 18 1
16 24 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia 26 +1:13.435 15
17 41 Netherlands Jarno Janssen Honda 25 +1 lap 24
Ret 32 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 25 Accident 17
Ret 18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 25 Accident 16
Ret 22 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia 9 Accident 6
Ret 27 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia 2 Accident 8
Ret 51 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia 1 Retirement 23
Ret 25 France Vincent Philippe Aprilia 1 Accident 21
Ret 76 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 0 Accident 19

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 41:26.120 2 25
2 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 24 +0.270 4 20
3 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +0.826 1 16
4 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +1.098 6 13
5 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +1.187 3 11
6 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 24 +1.583 12 10
7 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +1.830 8 9
8 16 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia 24 +12.839 16 8
9 5 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 24 +13.942 11 7
10 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 +19.201 14 6
11 9 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 24 +19.210 15 5
12 36 Finland Mika Kallio Honda 24 +39.207 19 4
13 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 24 +46.560 22 3
14 50 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 24 +53.710 26 2
15 84 Italy Michel Fabrizio Gilera 24 +53.868 25 1
16 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +54.001 21
17 31 Italy Mattia Angeloni Gilera 24 +54.739 30
18 8 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Italjet 24 +54.886 23
19 10 Germany Jarno Müller Honda 24 +54.919 18
20 19 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 24 +1:07.871 28
21 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 24 +1:08.217 29
22 33 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia 24 +1:15.825 10
23 20 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda 24 +1:36.139 31
24 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet 24 +1:43.455 24
Ret 47 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 11 Accident 7
Ret 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Aprilia 6 Retirement 9
Ret 12 Germany Klaus Nöhles Honda 0 Accident 27
Ret 18 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 0 Accident 20
Ret 25 Spain Joan Olivé Honda 0 Accident 13
Ret 4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 0 Accident 5
Ret 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 0 Accident 17
DNS 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia

References[edit]


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