2003 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Australia  2003 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date 19 October 2003
Official name SKYY vodka Australian Grand Prix[1][2]
Location Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.448 km (2.764 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:30.068
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:31.421 on lap 18
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Second Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati
Third United States Nicky Hayden Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Toni Elías Aprilia
Time 1:33.771
Fastest lap
Rider Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda
Time 1:45.680 on lap 24
Podium
First Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda
Second Australia Anthony West Aprilia
Third Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia
Time 1:37.342
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda
Time 1:50.518 on lap 17
Podium
First Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda
Second Japan Masao Azuma Honda
Third Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia

The 2003 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 17–19 October 2003 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The MotoGP race was famous after Valentino Rossi won the world title after getting a 10-second penalty after overtaking under yellow flags after Troy Bayliss had crashed.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Team Honda 27 41:53.543[N 1] 1 25
2 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 27 +5.212 2 20
3 69 United States Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 27 +12.039 5 16
4 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 27 +12.070 3 13
5 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 27 +12.294 8 11
6 19 France Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +28.017 15 10
7 56 Japan Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +28.044 11 9
8 7 Spain Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +40.112 9 8
9 10 United States Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +41.410 14 7
10 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 27 +49.902 17 6
11 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 27 +51.260 10 5
12 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +54.101 13 4
13 8 Australia Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 27 +54.779 12 3
14 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 27 +1:01.520 19 2
15 88 Australia Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 27 +1:06.080 21 1
16 45 United States Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 27 +1:06.630 18
17 3 Italy Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 27 +1:14.003 6
18 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 26 +1 lap 20
19 23 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 26 +1 lap 22
20 35 United Kingdom Chris Burns WCM Harris WCM 26 +1 lap 24
Ret 33 Italy Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 14 Accident 7
Ret 4 Brazil Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 9 Retirement 16
Ret 12 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 3 Accident 4
Ret 52 Spain José David de Gea WCM Harris WCM 0 Accident 23
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 25 45:14.993 8 25
2 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 25 +14.040 11 20
3 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 25 +33.511 5 16
4 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 25 +54.252 3 13
5 6 Spain Alex Debón Honda 25 +1:06.895 13 11
6 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 25 +1:06.943 9 10
7 36 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia 25 +1:13.421 12 9
8 13 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 25 +1:22.119 10 8
9 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 25 +1:22.163 7 7
10 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 25 +1:25.303 22 6
11 24 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia 25 +1:41.591 1 5
12 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Yamaha 25 +2:49.682 18 4
13 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 24 +1 lap 17 3
14 9 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia 24 +1 lap 19 2
15 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 24 +1 lap 15 1
16 33 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 +1 lap 16
17 18 Netherlands Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 23 +2 laps 25
18 11 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 22 +3 laps 20
Ret 7 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 23 Accident 4
Ret 15 Germany Christian Gemmel Honda 19 Accident 23
Ret 34 France Eric Bataille Honda 16 Accident 14
Ret 5 Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda 5 Accident 2
Ret 98 Germany Katja Poensgen Honda 4 Accident 24
Ret 79 Australia Geoff Hardcastle Yamaha 4 Retirement 26
Ret 26 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 2 Accident 21
Ret 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 0 Accident 6
DNQ 77 Australia Mark Rowling Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ 78 Australia Peter Taplin Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 80 Australia Rodney Camm Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 76 Australia Brett Underwood Yamaha Did not qualify
Source: [6]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 50 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 23 43:41.886 23 25
2 8 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 23 +8.849 17 20
3 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +14.187 9 16
4 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 +14.752 16 13
5 1 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 23 +16.387 22 11
6 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +22.852 6 10
7 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 23 +23.167 2 9
8 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 23 +39.210 5 8
9 79 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 23 +45.888 14 7
10 88 Denmark Robbin Harms Aprilia 23 +48.500 15 6
11 41 Japan Youichi Ui Gilera 23 +1:07.473 20 5
12 31 Spain Julián Simón Malaguti 23 +1:08.499 28 4
13 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 23 +1:25.817 18 3
14 26 Spain Emilio Alzamora Derbi 23 +1:46.395 27 2
15 33 Italy Stefano Bianco Gilera 23 +1:50.845 25 1
16 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 22 +1 lap 12
17 28 Italy Michele Danese Honda 22 +1 lap 31
Ret 25 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda 20 Retirement 29
Ret 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 19 Accident 7
Ret 46 Australia Matthew Kuhne Honda 19 Retirement 33
Ret 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia 17 Accident 1
Ret 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 17 Retirement 24
Ret 4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 14 Accident 10
Ret 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 14 Accident 13
Ret 10 Italy Roberto Locatelli KTM 12 Accident 19
Ret 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 9 Accident 3
Ret 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 8 Retirement 26
Ret 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 7 Accident 11
Ret 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 6 Retirement 8
Ret 27 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia 5 Accident 4
Ret 44 Australia Joshua Waters Honda 5 Retirement 30
Ret 63 France Mike Di Meglio Honda 1 Accident 21
Ret 42 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia 1 Retirement 32
DNS 24 Italy Simone Corsi Honda Did not start
DNQ 45 Australia Brett Simmonds Honda Did not qualify
WD 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda Withdrew
Source: [7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 10-second penalty for overtaking under yellow flags.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 Australian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Phillip Island Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2003 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ "SKYY Vodka Australian Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). Motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 19 October 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  5. ^ "AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2003". Motogp.com. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  6. ^ "SKYY Vodka Australian Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 October 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  7. ^ "SKYY Vodka Australian Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 October 2003. Retrieved 22 May 2018.


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