2003 British motorcycle Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  2003 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date July 13 2003
Official name Cinzano British Grand Prix[1][2]
Location Donington Park
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Time 1:30.740
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
Time 1:31.023 on lap 2
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Second Spain Sete Gibernau Honda
Third Italy Valentino Rossi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
Time 1:33.859
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Time 1:34.558 on lap 3
Podium
First Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
Third Australia Anthony West Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia
Time 1:37.984
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia
Time 1:38.463 on lap 7
Podium
First Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda
Third Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia

The 2003 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 11–13 July 2003 at the Donington Park circuit.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Italy Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 30 46:06.688 1 25
2 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 30 +7.138 2 20
3 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +8.794[N 1] 4 16
4 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 30 +13.041 7 13
5 12 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 30 +16.269 6 11
6 7 Spain Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +27.085 5 10
7 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 30 +27.662 13 9
8 69 United States Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +32.012 12 8
9 56 Japan Shinya Nakano D'Antin Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +34.799 11 7
10 45 United States Colin Edwards Alice Aprilia Racing Aprilia 30 +35.001 9 6
11 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 30 +48.165 14 5
12 71 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 30 +1:00.423 16 4
13 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Pramac Honda Honda 30 +1:06.160 15 3
14 23 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 30 +1:14.866 19 2
15 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 30 +1:30.291 21 1
16 8 Australia Garry McCoy Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 29 +1 lap 17
17 88 Australia Andrew Pitt Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 29 +1 lap 20
Ret 19 France Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 18 Accident 8
Ret 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton Team KR Proton KR 13 Retirement 18
Ret 52 Spain David de Gea WCM Sabre V4 9 Retirement 23
Ret 33 Italy Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 4 Accident 3
Ret 35 United Kingdom Chris Burns WCM ROC Yamaha 1 Accident 22
Ret 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 0 Accident 10
DNS 4 Brazil Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 27 42:58.011 1 25
2 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 27 +0.269 2 20
3 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 27 +2.558 10 16
4 24 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia 27 +2.933 3 13
5 3 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 27 +2.934 7 11
6 5 Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda 27 +25.030 8 10
7 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 27 +27.663 6 9
8 7 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 27 +31.591 5 8
9 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 27 +50.348 4 7
10 6 Spain Alex Debón Honda 27 +53.337 12 6
11 23 United Kingdom Jay Vincent Aprilia 27 +58.098 11 5
12 33 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 27 +1:00.050 16 4
13 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 27 +1:00.250 17 3
14 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 27 +1:10.355 21 2
15 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 27 +1:11.666 23 1
16 9 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia 27 +1:15.036 19
17 26 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 27 +1:23.682 20
18 18 Netherlands Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 26 +1 lap 24
19 98 Germany Katja Poensgen Honda 26 +1 lap 27
Ret 11 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 19 Accident 18
Ret 36 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia 19 Retirement 15
Ret 58 United Kingdom Lee Dickinson Yamaha 12 Retirement 26
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 8 Retirement 14
Ret 60 United Kingdom Phillip Desborough Yamaha 5 Accident 25
Ret 34 France Eric Bataille Honda 4 Accident 13
Ret 15 Germany Christian Gemmel Honda 4 Accident 22
Ret 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 1 Accident 9
DNQ 59 United Kingdom Andrew Sawford Honda Did not qualify
EX 53 Italy Teresio Isola Yamaha Excluded[N 2]
Source: [7]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 25 41:25.907 6 25
2 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 25 +0.605 3 20
3 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia 25 +2.597 1 16
4 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 25 +9.170 10 13
5 27 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia 25 +11.692 9 11
6 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 25 +15.898 11 10
7 36 Finland Mika Kallio Honda 25 +21.004 5 9
8 1 France Arnaud Vincent KTM 25 +21.756 17 8
9 79 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 25 +22.212 15 7
10 4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 25 +23.642 8 6
11 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 25 +23.812 20 5
12 42 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia 25 +34.153 16 4
13 8 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 25 +35.552 22 3
14 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 25 +35.873 18 2
15 63 France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 25 +36.203 26 1
16 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 25 +44.343 24
17 25 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda 25 +51.520 25
18 31 Spain Julián Simón Malaguti 25 +1:06.379 30
19 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 25 +1:06.972 12
20 78 Hungary Péter Lénárt Honda 25 +1:11.783 33
21 81 Spain Ismael Ortega Aprilia 25 +1:12.473 32
22 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 25 +1:26.143 13
23 84 United Kingdom Paul Veazey Honda 24 +1 lap 34
24 50 United Kingdom Midge Smart Honda 24 +1 lap 36
25 49 United Kingdom Lee Longden Honda 24 +1 lap 37
26 83 United Kingdom Chester Lusk Honda 23 +2 laps 38
Ret 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 Accident 2
Ret 26 Spain Emilio Alzamora Derbi 24 Retirement 28
Ret 10 Italy Roberto Locatelli KTM 22 Retirement 27
Ret 21 United Kingdom Leon Camier Honda 7 Retirement 31
Ret 41 Japan Youichi Ui Aprilia 5 Accident 14
Ret 33 Italy Stefano Bianco Gilera 5 Retirement 29
Ret 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 1 Accident 21
Ret 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 1 Accident 19
Ret 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 1 Accident 23
Ret 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 0 Accident 7
Ret 24 Italy Simone Corsi Honda 0 Accident 4
DNS 51 United Kingdom Kris Weston Honda 0 Did not start 35
Source: [8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 10-second penalty for overtaking under yellow flags.
  2. ^ Black-flagged and excluded from the remainder of the event after the first qualifying session.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 British MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Donington Park - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2003 British MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · BRITISH GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2003". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 250cc – Qualifying Practice Nr. 1 Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Cinzano British Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2018.


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