2001 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  2001 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
Date23 September 2001
Official nameGran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana[1][2]
LocationCircuit de Valencia
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.005 km (2.489 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:34.496
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Sete Gibernau
Time 1:36.792 on lap 30
Podium
First Spain Sete Gibernau
Second Brazil Alex Barros
Third United States Kenny Roberts Jr.
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto
Time 1:36.379
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:36.701 on lap 16
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Spain Fonsi Nieto
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:40.481
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Gino Borsoi
Time 1:41.464 on lap 7
Podium
First San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Second Spain Toni Elías
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa

The 2001 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 21–23 September 2001 at the Circuit de Valencia. Ten days after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C., Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) announced that the Valencian Community Motorcycle Grand Prix would go ahead as scheduled. Additionally, the Royal Automobile Club of Spain urged fans and spectators to behave "in keeping with the gravity of the situation and in collective participation in the pain of American citizens".

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 30 54:39.391 12 25
2 4 Brazil Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 30 +0.293 11 20
3 1 United States Kenny Roberts Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 30 +1.241 7 16
4 7 Spain Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +7.052 8 13
5 19 France Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +29.809 14 11
6 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 30 +29.863 10 10
7 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +31.093 3 9
8 6 Japan Norifumi Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 30 +31.609 13 8
9 17 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton Team KR Proton KR 30 +32.783 9 7
10 3 Italy Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +37.774 1 6
11 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 30 +40.512 2 5
12 5 Australia Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 30 +1:36.743 5 4
13 14 Australia Anthony West Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 29 +1 lap 18 3
14 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Sabre Sport Sabre V4 29 +1 lap 21 2
15 21 Netherlands Barry Veneman Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 28 +2 laps 20 1
16 9 United Kingdom Leon Haslam Shell Advance Honda Honda 28 +2 laps 19
17 10 Spain José Luis Cardoso Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 26 +4 laps 16
Ret 18 Australia Brendan Clarke Shell Advance Honda Honda 14 Retirement 22
Ret 28 Spain Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 7 Accident 6
Ret 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 1 Accident 15
Ret 12 Japan Haruchika Aoki Arie Molenaar Racing Honda 0 Accident 17
Ret 65 Italy Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 0 Accident 4
DNQ 37 Spain Miguel Tey By Queroseno Racing Honda Did not qualify
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classification[edit]

The race was held in two parts as rain caused its interruption; race times from the two heats were added together to determine the final results.[6]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 27 44:01.853 5 25
2 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 27 +4.943 4 20
3 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 27 +12.371 1 16
4 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 27 +14.972 9 13
5 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 27 +21.045 7 11
6 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 27 +25.817 8 10
7 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 27 +26.623 3 9
8 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 27 +26.776 10 8
9 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 27 +35.372 2 7
10 81 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 27 +46.273 14 6
11 42 Spain David Checa Honda 27 +47.766 13 5
12 18 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 27 +47.887 19 4
13 9 Argentina Sebastián Porto Yamaha 27 +49.132 18 3
14 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 27 +51.582 11 2
15 22 Spain José David de Gea Yamaha 27 +52.052 16 1
16 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 27 +53.057 15
17 46 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 27 +53.108 21
18 20 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 27 +1:17.203 24
19 11 Italy Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 27 +1:42.393 22
20 38 Spain Álvaro Molina Yamaha 27 +1:53.681 27
21 23 Brazil César Barros Yamaha 27 +2:07.720 28
22 16 Spain David Tomás Honda 27 +2:12.659 23
23 45 United Kingdom Stuart Edwards Yamaha 27 +2:14.370 30
24 14 Germany Katja Poensgen Honda 27 +2:23.258 29
Ret 36 Spain Luis Costa Yamaha 19 Retirement 26
Ret 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Aprilia 16 Retirement 12
Ret 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 13 Retirement 20
Ret 83 Hungary Gábor Rizmayer Honda 9 Retirement 31
Ret 57 Italy Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 6 Retirement 17
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent Yamaha 5 Retirement 25
Ret 5 Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 3 Retirement 6
DNQ 41 Spain Dámaso Nácher Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 43 Spain Isaac Martín Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 72 Spain Michael García Aprilia Did not qualify
DNQ 12 Germany Klaus Nöhles Aprilia Did not qualify
Source: [7]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 25 42:45.422 12 25
2 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 25 +0.022 1 20
3 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 25 +0.263 8 16
4 41 Japan Youichi Ui Derbi 25 +0.305 10 13
5 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 25 +0.561 6 11
6 16 Italy Simone Sanna Aprilia 25 +0.586 2 10
7 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 25 +0.654 5 9
8 9 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 25 +1.596 3 8
9 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 25 +2.005 4 7
10 25 Spain Joan Olivé Honda 25 +2.078 9 6
11 28 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 25 +15.746 11 5
12 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Italjet 25 +17.225 29 4
13 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 25 +17.369 18 3
14 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi 25 +17.456 14 2
15 31 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 25 +17.709 19 1
16 29 Spain Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 25 +18.686 15
17 34 Andorra Eric Bataille Honda 25 +20.387 13
18 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 25 +20.537 16
19 20 Italy Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia 25 +21.800 28
20 19 Italy Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 25 +24.857 24
21 18 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 25 +24.946 23
22 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 25 +38.255 22
23 4 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 25 +38.692 20
24 77 Spain Adrián Araujo Honda 25 +42.858 34
25 12 Spain Raúl Jara Aprilia 25 +43.450 26
26 30 Germany Jascha Büch Honda 25 +1:01.078 30
Ret 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 24 Accident 21
Ret 44 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 18 Retirement 17
Ret 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 14 Retirement 25
Ret 45 Spain Javier Forés Aprilia 14 Retirement 27
Ret 75 Italy Fabrizio Lai Rieju 11 Accident 31
Ret 5 Japan Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 7 Accident 7
Ret 37 San Marino William de Angelis Honda 6 Retirement 33
Ret 82 Finland Mika Kallio Honda 4 Accident 32
Source: [8]

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

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round twelve has concluded.[9]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Valencia MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Valencia Ricardo Tormo - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2001 Valencia MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "GP Marlboro Comunitat Valenciana – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 September 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · VALENCIA GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2001". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "GP Valencia, gara 250: Katoh vola via..." motocorse.com (in Italian). Nexus Web Services. 23 September 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The 2001 races – Valencia". classic.autosport.com. Autosport. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  8. ^ "GP Marlboro Comunitat Valenciana – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 September 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2001. Retrieved 2019-08-21.


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