2003 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix

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Brazil  2003 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 20 September 2003
Location Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Course Permanent racing facility
5.031 km (3.126 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:49.038
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:50.453
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Sete Gibernau
Third Japan Makoto Tamada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:53.457
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Time 1:54.215
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Second Italy Roberto Rolfo
Third France Randy de Puniet
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:58.052
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:58.121
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Australia Casey Stoner
Third San Marino Alex de Angelis

The 2003 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 18–20 September 2003 at Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 44:36.633 1 25
2 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda +3.109 3 20
3 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda +7.298 9 16
4 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +9.235 4 13
5 United States Nicky Hayden Honda +11.165 7 11
6 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati +14.826 2 10
7 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +17.361 8 9
8 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha +21.239 6 8
9 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha +21.522 10 7
10 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati +22.971 5 6
11 Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha +32.910 15 5
12 Brazil Alex Barros Yamaha +40.136 11 4
13 United States Colin Edwards Aprilia +54.099 12 3
14 Japan Noriyuki Haga Aprilia +57.234 18 2
15 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Honda +57.678 14 1
16 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton +1:06.069 19
17 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Suzuki +1:09.444 17
18 Australia Andrew Pitt Kawasaki +1:22.463 20
19 Spain David de Gea Harris WCM +1 Lap 22
Ret Australia Garry McCoy Kawasaki Retirement 13
Ret Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Retirement 16
Ret United Kingdom Chris Burns Harris WCM Retirement 23
Ret France Olivier Jacque Yamaha Retirement 21

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 42:09.055 2 25
2 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda +12.901 6 20
3 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia +12.965 3 16
4 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia +25.317 5 13
5 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha +47.468 9 11
6 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia +55.694 10 10
7 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia +58.264 14 9
8 Australia Anthony West Aprilia +58.339 16 8
9 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia +1:00.193 15 7
10 France Eric Bataille Honda +1:02.606 23 6
11 Spain Alex Debón Honda +1:03.500 13 5
12 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia +1:09.904 11 4
13 Sweden Johann Stigefelt Aprilia +1:14.199 17 3
14 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia +1:14.370 19 2
15 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha +1:16.913 22 1
16 Germany Christian Gemmel Honda +1:17.037 21
17 Czech Republic Lukas Pesek Yamaha +1:19.838 20
18 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia +1:27.198 1
19 Netherlands Henk vd Lagemaat Honda +1 Lap 25
Ret Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia Retirement 18
Ret France Hugo Marchand Aprilia Retirement 12
Ret Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia Retirement 8
Ret Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda Retirement 4
Ret Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia Retirement 7

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 41:51.624 5 25
2 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia +0.232 9 20
3 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia +0.372 2 16
4 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda +0.589 1 13
5 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia +0.771 14 11
6 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda +0.899 3 10
7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia +1.240 6 9
8 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia +3.835 4 8
9 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia +4.117 7 7
10 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +15.268 8 6
11 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia +19.087 15 5
12 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia +19.445 11 4
13 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia +19.584 10 3
14 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia +19.673 21 2
15 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda +20.466 12 1
16 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia +27.902 18
17 Italy Roberto Locatelli KTM +27.992 20
18 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia +32.727 13
19 Finland Mika Kallio KTM +36.138 22
20 Italy Stefano Bianco Gilera +40.544 24
21 Japan Youichi Ui Aprilia +41.700 30
22 Italy Simone Corsi Honda +49.980 17
23 Denmark Robbin Harms Aprilia +50.136 33
24 Italy Fabrizio Lai Malaguti +50.179 19
25 Spain Julian Simon Malaguti +55.624 23
26 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia +1:00.747 28
27 Italy Michele Danese Honda +1:52.184 31
Ret Italy Andrea Ballerini Gilera Retirement 26
Ret France Mike Di Meglio Honda Retirement 27
Ret Japan Masao Azuma Honda Retirement 16
Ret Spain Emilio Alzamora Derbi Retirement 29
Ret Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia Retirement 32
Ret Hungary Imre Tóth Honda Retirement 25


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