2001 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix

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Brazil  2001 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Race details
Race 16 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 3 November 2001
Official name Cinzano Rio Grand Prix
Location Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.933 km (3.065 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 1:51.431
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:53.258 on lap 16
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto
Time 1:53.819
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:55.315 on lap 22
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Italy Roberto Locatelli
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:58.676
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Simone Sanna
Time 2:11.067 on lap 6
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second Italy Simone Sanna
Third France Arnaud Vincent

The 2001 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixteenth and latest round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 1–3 November 2001 at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet. It was also the final 500cc race in Grand Prix motorcycle racing history. This also marked the final Grand Prix win in the career of Daijiro Kato before his death caused by a crash in the 2003 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix race.

500 cc classification[edit]

The race was held in two parts as rain caused its interruption; aggregate times from the two heats determined the final result.[1]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 24 45:57.414 5 25
2 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 24 +0.143 7 20
3 3 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 24 +6.980 10 16
4 4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 24 +19.053 12 13
5 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 24 +20.655 2 11
6 6 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 24 +20.829 9 10
7 28 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 24 +27.894 14 9
8 10 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 24 +45.110 15 8
9 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 24 +2:25.532 4 7
10 5 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha 23 +1 lap 13 6
11 9 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda 23 +1 lap 18 5
12 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki 23 +1 lap 6 4
13 14 Australia Anthony West Honda 22 +2 laps 16 3
14 12 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 22 +2 laps 17 2
15 18 Australia Brendan Clarke Honda 22 +2 laps 19 1
16 1 United States Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki 22 +2 laps 3
17 21 Netherlands Barry Veneman Honda 22 +2 laps 20
Ret 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 7 Retirement 1
Ret 17 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton KR 1 Retirement 11
Ret 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 0 Retirement 8
DNS 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Did not start
Source: [2]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 22 43:38.212 2 25
2 5 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 22 +0.508 7 20
3 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 22 +1.382 4 16
4 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 22 +3.569 1 13
5 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 22 +3.846 3 11
6 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 22 +11.032 5 10
7 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 22 +14.786 11 9
8 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 22 +26.769 12 8
9 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 22 +42.705 6 7
10 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 22 +45.602 9 6
11 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 22 +46.659 19 5
12 57 Italy Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 22 +55.054 18 4
13 81 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 22 +1:00.211 8 3
14 11 Italy Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 22 +1:04.153 14 2
15 22 Spain José David de Gea Yamaha 22 +1:04.281 21 1
16 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 22 +1:04.807 10
17 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Aprilia 22 +1:06.148 13
18 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 22 +1:24.059 15
19 45 United Kingdom Stuart Edwards Yamaha 21 +1 lap 29
20 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Yamaha 21 +1 lap 23
21 36 Spain Luis Costa Yamaha 21 +1 lap 28
22 42 Spain David Checa Honda 21 +1 lap 20
23 18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 21 +1 lap 16
24 23 Brazil César Barros Yamaha 21 +1 lap 27
25 27 Australia Shaun Geronimi Yamaha 20 +2 laps 25
26 14 Germany Katja Poensgen Honda 20 +2 laps 30
Ret 9 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 15 Retirement 17
Ret 55 Italy Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 10 Retirement 24
Ret 41 Spain Dámaso Nácher Honda 8 Retirement 31
Ret 16 Spain David Tomás Honda 3 Accident 22
Ret 84 Brazil Cristiano Vieira Yamaha 3 Accident 26
DNQ 85 Brazil Rafael da Cunha Honda Did not qualify
Source: [3]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 21 46:47.181 1 25
2 16 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia 21 +0.112 9 20
3 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 21 +27.647 14 16
4 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 21 +32.325 4 13
5 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 21 +37.646 5 11
6 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 21 +42.052 18 10
7 4 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 21 +42.563 21 9
8 18 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 21 +42.642 8 8
9 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 21 +42.867 20 7
10 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 21 +43.854 15 6
11 25 Spain Joan Olivé Honda 21 +1:11.667 7 5
12 10 Germany Jarno Müller Honda 21 +1:11.675 24 4
13 5 Japan Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 21 +1:18.050 17 3
14 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi 21 +1:50.142 28 2
15 19 Italy Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 21 +1:56.893 26 1
16 77 Spain Adrián Araujo Honda 21 +2:01.428 30
17 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +2:05.356 12
18 12 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia 21 +2:09.956 23
19 48 Brazil Leandro Panadés Honda 21 +2:10.408 31
20 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 20 +1 lap 10
Ret 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 12 Accident 3
Ret 50 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 6 Accident 2
Ret 31 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 6 Accident 11
Ret 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet 5 Accident 16
Ret 9 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 3 Accident 6
Ret 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 3 Retirement 13
Ret 34 Andorra Eric Bataille Honda 1 Accident 29
Ret 37 San Marino William de Angelis Honda 1 Accident 27
Ret 28 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 1 Retirement 19
Ret 29 Spain Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 0 Accident 22
Ret 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 0 Accident 25
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marlboro Yamaha two & three". yamaha-racing.com. Yamaha Motor Racing. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "The 2001 races – Brazil". classic.autosport.com. Autosport. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 3 November 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 3 November 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 

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