2003 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  2003 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 16 races in the
2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 11 May 2003
Official name Gran Premio Marlboro de España
Location Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera
Course Permanent racing facility
4.423 km (2.748 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:41.983
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:42.788
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Australia Troy Bayliss
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Randy de Puniet
Time 1:44.723
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Time 1:45.350
Podium
First Spain Toni Elías
Second Italy Roberto Rolfo
Third France Randy de Puniet
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Pablo Nieto
Time 1:47.711
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Stefano Perugini
Time 1:47.766
Podium
First Italy Lucio Cecchinello
Second Germany Steve Jenkner
Third San Marino Alex de Angelis

The 2003 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 9–11 May 2003 at the Circuito de Jerez.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 27 46:50.345 5 25
2 3 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 27 +6.333 3 20
3 12 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati 27 +12.077 2 16
4 11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 27 +16.186 4 13
5 4 Brazil Alex Barros Yamaha 27 +18.630 15 11
6 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 27 +24.153 12 10
7 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 27 +30.959 7 9
8 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 27 +31.218 13 8
9 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 27 +36.002 8 7
10 19 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 27 +37.566 9 6
11 41 Japan Noriyuki Haga Aprilia 27 +43.753 18 5
12 99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR 27 +43.894 14 4
13 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki 27 +48.891 17 3
14 45 United States Colin Edwards Aprilia 27 +52.128 11 2
15 88 Australia Andrew Pitt Kawasaki 27 +1:08.179 20 1
16 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Kawasaki 27 +1:08.372 21
17 33 Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha 27 +1:31.010 16
18 8 Australia Garry McCoy Kawasaki 26 +1 lap 22
Ret 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 12 Accident 1
Ret 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 8 Accident 19
Ret 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 6 Accident 6
Ret 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 3 Retirement 10

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia 26 46:10.793 6 25
2 3 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 26 +0.521 4 20
3 7 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +0.539 1 16
4 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 26 +0.607 2 13
5 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 26 +12.048 7 11
6 5 Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda 26 +14.204 8 10
7 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +22.463 5 9
8 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +37.840 10 8
9 6 Spain Alex Debón Honda 26 +42.820 16 7
10 11 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 26 +48.821 19 6
11 21 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +52.185 3 5
12 26 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +54.704 23 4
13 34 France Eric Bataille Honda 26 +56.089 11 3
14 15 Germany Christian Gemmel Honda 26 +57.708 15 2
15 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:03.433 20 1
16 13 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Yamaha 26 +1:08.944 21
17 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 26 +1:18.200 22
18 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 26 +1:18.401 18
19 40 Spain Álvaro Molina Aprilia 26 +1:25.198 24
20 18 Netherlands Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 25 +1 lap 25
21 39 Spain Luis Manuel Castro Yamaha 25 +1 lap 26
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 22 Accident 12
Ret 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 14 Accident 9
Ret 9 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia 14 Retirement 13
Ret 33 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 5 Accident 17
Ret 36 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia 2 Retirement 14
DNS 42 France Grégory Leblanc Honda
DNQ 98 Germany Katja Poensgen Honda

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 23 41:52.177 2 25
2 17 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +0.088 5 20
3 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 23 +0.378 3 16
4 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 23 +1.385 4 13
5 7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia 23 +1.507 12 11
6 27 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia 23 +11.402 11 10
7 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +11.496 7 9
8 41 Japan Youichi Ui Aprilia 23 +15.577 6 8
9 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 23 +18.604 8 7
10 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 23 +18.897 9 6
11 8 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 23 +23.532 17 5
12 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 23 +23.600 20 4
13 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 23 +23.810 15 3
14 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 23 +24.208 10 2
15 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 23 +25.139 22 1
16 36 Finland Mika Kallio Honda 23 +25.230 14
17 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 +27.742 16
18 26 Spain Emilio Alzamora Derbi 23 +28.511 23
19 79 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 23 +29.036 13
20 42 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia 23 +59.993 25
21 24 Italy Simone Corsi Honda 23 +1:02.499 21
22 1 France Arnaud Vincent KTM 23 +1:02.545 19
23 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 23 +1:02.841 26
24 11 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 23 +1:03.046 18
25 70 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 23 +1:11.364 33
26 25 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda 23 +1:11.453 28
27 81 Spain Ismael Ortega Aprilia 23 +1:11.693 31
28 63 France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 23 +1:20.298 32
29 71 Spain Rubén Catalán Aprilia 23 +1:34.875 34
30 21 United Kingdom Leon Camier Honda 23 +1:34.935 36
Ret 10 Italy Roberto Locatelli KTM 12 Retirement 30
Ret 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 9 Retirement 1
Ret 33 Italy Stefano Bianco Gilera 3 Accident 24
Ret 14 United Kingdom Chris Martin Aprilia 1 Accident 27
Ret 69 Spain David Bonache TSR 1 Retirement 35
Ret 31 Spain Julián Simón Malaguti Retirement 29
Ret 78 Hungary Péter Lenart Honda 0 Retirement 37


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