2003 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

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South Africa  2003 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phakisa Freeway - Road course.svg
Date 27 April 2003
Official Name Arnette Africa's Grand Prix
Location Welkom
Course Permanent racing facility
4.242 km (2.636 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Sete Gibernau
Time 1:33.174
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:33.851
Podium
First Spain Sete Gibernau
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Randy de Puniet
Time 1:36.247
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Time 1:36.649
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Second France Randy de Puniet
Third Italy Franco Battaini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:40.834
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:41.006
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third Germany Steve Jenkner

The 2003 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 25-27 April 2003 at the Phakisa Freeway.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 28 44:10.398 1 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 28 +0.363 2 20
3 3 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 28 +5.073 3 16
4 12 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati 28 +12.606 9 13
5 4 Brazil Alex Barros Yamaha 28 +18.930 10 11
6 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 28 +19.113 6 10
7 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 28 +20.156 11 9
8 17 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 28 +20.870 14 8
9 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 28 +22.125 7 7
10 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 28 +25.218 12 6
11 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 28 +35.903 5 5
12 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 28 +39.258 15 4
13 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 28 +50.230 16 3
14 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 28 +1:01.441 18 2
15 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 28 +1:04.142 17 1
16 88 Australia Andrew Pitt Kawasaki 28 +1:23.083 20
17 8 Australia Garry McCoy Kawasaki 27 +1 lap 21
Ret 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Aprilia 14 Retirement 19
Ret 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 8 Retirement 4
Ret 45 United States Colin Edwards Aprilia 0 Accident 8
Ret 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR 0 Accident 13
OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 26 42:14.305 2 25
2 7 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +0.615 1 20
3 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +5.641 3 16
4 5 Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda 26 +12.147 5 13
5 3 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 26 +12.967 8 11
6 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 26 +19.569 7 10
7 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +23.080 4 9
8 24 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia 26 +27.296 6 8
9 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +30.187 11 7
10 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +31.447 9 6
11 33 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 26 +31.511 10 5
12 26 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +39.311 15 4
13 34 France Eric Bataille Honda 26 +40.209 13 3
14 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 26 +46.756 14 2
15 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 26 +54.833 20 1
16 13 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha 26 +1:02.623 23
17 36 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia 26 +1:09.165 18
18 15 Germany Christian Gemmel Honda 26 +1:16.891 22
19 18 Netherlands Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 25 +1 lap 24
Ret 9 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia 11 Retirement 17
Ret 98 Germany Katja Poensgen Honda 10 Retirement 25
Ret 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 9 Accident 16
Ret 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 8 Retirement 19
Ret 11 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 3 Retirement 21
DSQ 6 Spain Alex Debón Honda 10 Disqualified 12
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 40:46.694 7 25
2 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 +0.356 3 20
3 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +0.548 6 16
4 41 Japan Youichi Ui Aprilia 24 +0.754 1 13
5 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +0.839 2 11
6 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 24 +1.965 4 10
7 36 Finland Mika Kallio Honda 24 +13.997 8 9
8 4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 24 +14.790 11 8
9 8 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 24 +16.790 12 7
10 27 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia 24 +20.649 19 6
11 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +21.809 15 5
12 1 France Arnaud Vincent KTM 24 +22.015 14 4
13 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 24 +23.814 13 3
14 24 Italy Simone Corsi Honda 24 +23.871 16 2
15 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 24 +24.786 9 1
16 42 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia 24 +39.565 24
17 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 24 +42.280 22
18 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 24 +42.379 25
19 79 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 24 +51.145 10
20 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 24 +51.186 18
21 33 Italy Stefano Bianco Gilera 24 +53.316 17
22 63 France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 24 +55.253 30
23 26 Spain Emilio Alzamora Derbi 24 +56.952 21
24 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 24 +57.035 20
25 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 24 +58.109 26
26 14 United Kingdom Chris Martin Aprilia 24 +58.622 28
27 31 Spain Julián Simón Malaguti 24 +1:05.036 27
28 10 Italy Roberto Locatelli KTM 24 +1:11.674 29
29 78 Hungary Peter Lenart Honda 24 +1:35.808 33
Ret 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 10 Retirement 23
Ret 21 United Kingdom Leon Camier Honda 7 Retirement 32
Ret 25 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda 2 Retirement 31
Ret 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia 1 Retirement 5
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

References[edit]


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