2003 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Australia  2003 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date 19 October 2003
Official Name SKYY vodka Australian Grand Prix
Location Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
4.448 km (2.764 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:30.068
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:31.421
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third United States Nicky Hayden
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:33.771
Fastest lap
Rider Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš
Time 1:45.680
Podium
First Italy Roberto Rolfo
Second Australia Anthony West
Third Spain Fonsi Nieto
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Stefano Perugini
Time 1:37.342
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Ballerini
Time 1:50.518
Podium
First Italy Andrea Ballerini
Second Japan Masao Azuma
Third Germany Steve Jenkner

The 2003 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 17–19 October 2003 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 41:53.543 1 25
2 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati +5.212 2 20
3 United States Nicky Hayden Honda +12.039 5 16
4 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda +12.070 3 13
5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +12.294 8 11
6 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha +28.017 15 10
7 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha +28.044 11 9
8 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha +40.112 9 8
9 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Suzuki +41.410 14 7
10 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda +49.902 17 6
11 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR +51.260 10 5
12 United States John Hopkins Suzuki +54.101 13 4
13 Australia Garry McCoy Kawasaki +54.779 12 3
14 Japan Noriyuki Haga Aprilia +1:01.520 19 2
15 Australia Andrew Pitt Kawasaki +1:06.080 21 1
16 United States Colin Edwards Aprilia +1:06.630 18
17 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +1:14.003 6
18 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Honda +1 Lap 22
19 United Kingdom Chris Burns Harris WCM +1 Lap 24
Ret Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR Retirement 20
Ret Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha Retirement 7
Ret Brazil Alex Barros Yamaha Retirement 16
Ret Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Retirement 4
Ret Spain José David de Gea Harris WCM Retirement 23

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 45:14.Ret3 8 25
2 Australia Anthony West Aprilia +14.040 11 20
3 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia +33.511 5 16
4 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia +54.252 3 13
5 Spain Alex Debón Honda +1:06.895 13 11
6 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha +1:06.943 9 10
7 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia +1:13.421 12 9
8 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha +1:22.119 10 8
9 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia +1:22.163 7 7
10 Sweden Johann Stigefelt Aprilia +1:25.303 22 6
11 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia +1:41.591 1 5
12 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Yamaha +2:49.682 18 4
13 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia +1 Lap 17 3
14 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia +1 Lap 19 2
15 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia +1 Lap 15 1
16 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia +1 Lap 16
17 Netherlands Henk vd Lagemaat Honda +2 Laps 25
18 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia +3 Laps 20
Ret France Randy de Puniet Aprilia Retirement 4
Ret Germany Christian Gemmel Honda Retirement 23
Ret France Eric Bataille Honda Retirement 14
Ret Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda Retirement 2
Ret Germany Katja Poensgen Honda Retirement 24
Ret Australia Geoff Hardcastle Yamaha Retirement 26
Ret Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia Retirement 21
Ret France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia Retirement 6

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 43:41.886 23 25
2 Japan Masao Azuma Honda +8.849 17 20
3 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +14.187 9 16
4 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia +14.752 16 13
5 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia +16.387 22 11
6 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia +22.852 6 10
7 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia +23.167 2 9
8 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi +39.210 5 8
9 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia +45.888 14 7
10 Denmark Robbin Harms Aprilia +48.500 15 6
11 Japan Youichi Ui Gilera +1:07.473 20 5
12 Spain Julian Simon Malaguti +1:08.499 28 4
13 Italy Fabrizio Lai Malaguti +1:25.817 18 3
14 Spain Emilio Alzamora Derbi +1:46.395 27 2
15 Italy Stefano Bianco Gilera +1:50.845 25 1
16 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda +1 Lap 12
17 Italy Michele Danese Honda +1 Lap 31
Ret Hungary Imre Tóth Honda Retirement 29
Ret Australia Matthew Kuhne Honda Retirement 34
Ret Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia Retirement 7
Ret Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia Retirement 24
Ret Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia Retirement 1
Ret Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia Retirement 13
Ret Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia Retirement 10
Ret Italy Roberto Locatelli KTM Retirement 19
Ret Finland Mika Kallio KTM Retirement 3
Ret Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia Retirement 26
Ret Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia Retirement 11
Ret Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda Retirement 8
Ret Australia Joshua Waters Honda Retirement 30
Ret Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia Retirement 4
Ret France Mike Di Meglio Honda Retirement 21
Ret Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia Retirement 32


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