2001 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2001 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date 20 May 2001
Official name Grand Prix Polini de France
Location Bugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.305 km (2.675 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:38.421
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:39.954 on lap 16
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:41.065
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:41.473 on lap 26
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Marco Melandri
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:47.494
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Time 1:47.766 on lap 10
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Spain Toni Elías

The 2001 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 18–20 May 2001 at the Bugatti Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Italy Max Biaggi Yamaha 28 46:59.346 1 25
2 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 28 +3.266 5 20
3 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 28 +4.830 3 16
4 6 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 28 +14.561 7 13
5 28 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 28 +14.977 9 11
6 1 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 28 +23.180 2 10
7 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 28 +29.597 8 9
8 4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 28 +31.205 12 8
9 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Suzuki 28 +32.499 13 7
10 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Proton KR 28 +33.019 10 6
11 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 28 +36.476 4 5
12 8 United Kingdom Chris Walker Honda 28 +1:15.798 15 4
13 10 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 28 +1:19.446 14 3
14 21 Netherlands Barry Veneman Honda 27 +1 lap 19 2
15 32 Netherlands Jarno Janssen Honda 27 +1 lap 20 1
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Pulse 16 Retirement 16
Ret 68 Australia Mark Willis Pulse 15 Retirement 18
Ret 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 10 Accident 11
Ret 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha 10 Accident 6
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Sabre V4 2 Retirement 17
DNS 5 Australia Garry McCoy Yamaha Did not start
DNS 9 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Honda Did not start
DNS 14 Australia Anthony West Honda Did not start
WD 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha Withdrew
Source: [1]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 26 44:29.546 1 25
2 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 26 +0.204 2 20
3 5 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 +13.599 3 16
4 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +16.813 5 13
5 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +18.429 4 11
6 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +29.025 10 10
7 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 26 +42.813 7 9
8 9 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +44.429 9 8
9 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 26 +45.077 12 7
10 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +45.351 11 6
11 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Aprilia 26 +47.253 15 5
12 12 Germany Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 26 +55.500 14 4
13 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +56.474 13 3
14 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +57.653 21 2
15 18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 26 +1:04.735 18 1
16 42 Spain David Checa Honda 26 +1:19.767 17
17 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 26 +1:31.159 20
18 22 Spain José David de Gea Yamaha 26 +1:31.496 16
19 16 Spain David Tomás Honda 26 +1:37.808 29
20 11 Italy Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 25 +1 lap 24
21 54 France Hervé Mora Honda 25 +1 lap 26
22 45 United Kingdom Stuart Edwards Honda 25 +1 lap 28
23 52 France Guillaume Dietrich Honda 25 +1 lap 31
24 56 France David Fouloi Yamaha 25 +1 lap 30
25 23 Brazil César Barros Yamaha 25 +1 lap 25
26 53 France Tom Ouvrard Yamaha 24 +2 laps 32
Ret 20 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 11 Retirement 22
Ret 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 7 Retirement 8
Ret 55 Italy Diego Giugovaz Yamaha 3 Retirement 23
Ret 81 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 2 Accident 6
Ret 57 Italy Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 2 Retirement 19
Ret 64 France Hugo Marchand Honda 1 Accident 27
DNS 19 France Julien Allemand Yamaha Did not start
DNS 98 Germany Katja Poensgen Aprilia Did not start
Source: [2]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 43:33.372 2 25
2 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +0.218 7 20
3 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 24 +0.298 6 16
4 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +0.515 8 13
5 9 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 24 +0.969 3 11
6 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 24 +7.357 10 10
7 5 Japan Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 24 +7.940 5 9
8 4 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 24 +8.464 17 8
9 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 24 +8.751 4 7
10 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Honda 24 +11.523 9 6
11 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 24 +11.962 1 5
12 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +12.496 18 4
13 16 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia 24 +12.514 13 3
14 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 24 +20.667 14 2
15 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 24 +35.012 12 1
16 28 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 24 +36.143 16
17 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +37.580 15
18 18 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 24 +42.565 26
19 10 Germany Jarno Müller Honda 24 +45.597 19
20 34 Andorra Eric Bataille Honda 24 +59.595 22
21 27 Italy Marco Petrini Honda 24 +1:16.293 25
22 63 France Jimmy Petit Honda 24 +1:22.325 27
23 20 Italy Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia 24 +1:35.945 23
24 62 France Erwan Nigon Yamaha 24 +1:58.711 29
25 60 France Xavier Hérouin Honda 23 +1 lap 30
26 14 Germany Philipp Hafeneger Honda 23 +1 lap 32
27 59 France Julien Enjolras Honda 23 +1 lap 31
Ret 25 Spain Joan Olivé Honda 20 Retirement 21
Ret 12 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia 18 Accident 24
Ret 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet 9 Retirement 11
Ret 61 France Grégory Lefort Aprilia 6 Retirement 28
DNS 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi 0 Did not start 20
DNS 31 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia Did not start
DNS 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet Did not start
Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 May 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 May 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 May 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 

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