2000 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2000 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 16 races in the
2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date14 May 2000
Official nameGrand Prix Polini de France[1][2]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.305 km (2.675 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:39.342
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:40.089 on lap 5
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé
Second Japan Norick Abe
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:41.635
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 1:42.312 on lap 11
Podium
First Japan Tohru Ukawa
Second Japan Shinya Nakano
Third France Olivier Jacque
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:49.776
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 1:48.011 on lap 3
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

The 2000 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2000 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 14 May 2000 at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Spain Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 47:15.363 5 25
2 6 Japan Norick Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 28 +0.321 7 20
3 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 28 +1.155 10 16
4 24 Australia Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 28 +4.377 8 13
5 10 Brazil Alex Barros Emerson Honda Pons Honda 28 +5.240 3 11
6 2 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 28 +9.176 4 10
7 7 Spain Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +11.600 2 9
8 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Emerson Honda Pons Honda 28 +12.174 9 8
9 55 France Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 28 +12.342 12 7
10 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 28 +29.818 15 6
11 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 28 +38.477 14 5
12 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Blu Aprilia Team Aprilia 28 +42.085 6 4
13 17 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Rizla Honda TSR-Honda 28 +44.936 13 3
14 8 Japan Tadayuki Okada Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 +45.857 11 2
15 5 Spain Sete Gibernau Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 +50.834 16 1
16 11 Spain José David de Gea Proton Team KR Modenas KR3 28 +1:18.818 17
17 18 Belgium Sébastien Le Grelle Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 27 +1 Lap 19
Ret 15 Japan Yoshiteru Konishi FCC TSR TSR-Honda 9 Accident 18
Ret 4 Italy Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 3 Accident 1
DNS 21 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Sabre Sport Honda Did not start
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 26 44:42.954 5 25
2 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 26 +0.279 3 20
3 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 26 +2.521 6 16
4 13 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 +20.531 4 13
5 14 Australia Anthony West Honda 26 +25.474 8 11
6 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 26 +36.681 1 10
7 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +42.599 11 9
8 6 Germany Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 26 +46.083 2 8
9 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 26 +48.751 10 7
10 9 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +49.128 19 6
11 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +55.586 7 5
12 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt TSR-Honda 26 +1:03.973 14 4
13 18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 26 +1:07.028 12 3
14 26 Germany Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 26 +1:09.460 15 2
15 30 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +1:10.649 9 1
16 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Yamaha 26 +1:11.700 25
17 41 Netherlands Jarno Janssen TSR-Honda 26 +1:23.677 21
18 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Aprilia 26 +1:25.025 17
19 11 Italy Ivan Clementi Aprilia 26 +1:41.997 26
20 31 Spain Lucas Oliver Yamaha 25 +1 lap 23
21 22 France Sébastien Gimbert TSR-Honda 25 +1 lap 29
22 52 France Julien da Costa Honda 25 +1 lap 30
23 58 France Bruno Vecchioni Yamaha 25 +1 lap 33
24 53 France Éric Dubray Yamaha 25 +1 lap 32
Ret 77 United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Aprilia 21 Retirement 18
Ret 25 France Vincent Philippe TSR-Honda 19 Accident 16
Ret 15 United Kingdom Adrian Coates Aprilia 12 Retirement 24
Ret 23 France Julien Allemand Yamaha 11 Accident 13
Ret 54 Spain David García Aprilia 10 Retirement 27
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Aprilia 9 Accident 20
Ret 42 Spain David Checa TSR-Honda 9 Retirement 22
Ret 57 France Hervé Mora Honda 4 Accident 31
Ret 55 France Sylvain Guintoli Honda 1 Accident 28
Source: [6]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 24 43:43.690 1 25
2 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +1.655 13 20
3 1 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 24 +1.857 7 16
4 4 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 24 +2.079 2 13
5 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 24 +2.231 6 11
6 26 Italy Ivan Goi Honda 24 +5.899 12 10
7 9 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 24 +10.132 5 9
8 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Derbi 24 +13.923 9 8
9 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +14.267 10 7
10 16 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia 24 +20.522 16 6
11 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 24 +23.135 4 5
12 12 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 24 +33.577 19 4
13 35 Germany Reinhard Stolz Honda 24 +40.851 17 3
14 19 Italy Alessandro Brannetti Honda 24 +41.862 15 2
15 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 24 +41.883 22 1
16 29 Spain Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 24 +42.843 26
17 18 Spain Toni Elías Honda 24 +1:01.198 18
18 51 Italy Marco Petrini Aprilia 24 +1:21.871 21
19 63 France Jimmy Petit Honda 24 +1:25.409 24
20 62 France Erwan Nigon Yamaha 23 +1 lap 29
21 61 France Grégory Lefort Aprilia 23 +1 lap 27
22 64 France Hugo Marchand Honda 23 +1 lap 28
Ret 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Honda 20 Retirement 8
Ret 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Italjet 19 Retirement 23
Ret 3 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 9 Accident 11
Ret 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi 7 Retirement 25
Ret 5 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 4 Accident 3
Ret 53 San Marino William de Angelis Aprilia 2 Accident 20
Ret 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Honda 1 Accident 14
DNQ 60 France Lionel Lecomte Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 24 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Italjet Did not qualify
Source: [7]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)[edit]

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round five has concluded.[8]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Le Mans - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2000 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2000". Motogp.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2000. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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