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MotoGPJuly 22, 2001 Race Results
Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Round 9 German GP (Sachsenring)

Rossi Misses Victory Rostrum but Keeps Top Ranking!
Kato Wins 2nd Place in 250cc Race!


The German Grand Prix held at Sachsenring, Round 9 of the World Championships, drew a crowd of more than 170,000 over the 3-day event. M. Biaggi (Y) won the 500cc class, while Barros and Rossi also put up a good fight and finished in at 5th and 7th, respectively. It was not a happy race for Rossi, who had previously won a position on every winners' rostrum this season except for the Italian GP where he was forced to retire after a fall, although he does still keep the top ranking position. In the 250cc class, D. Kato, T. Harada (A) and M. Melandri are fighting for the title. Although in the lead going into the final lap, Kato had to be content with second place after being overtaken by Melandri. This was another step towards victory for Kato in the championship, however, as he increased his lead to 44 points over Harada (A), who finished 3rd in the race. In the 125cc class, S. Sanna was the winner. Elias kept his position on the winners' rostrum for the fourth time in a row by finishing in 2nd place, which reduces the gap between him and the leader to just 3 points. He can be expected to catch up during the second half of the championship.
500cc
1 M.BIAGGI (Marlboro Yamaha Team)
2 C.CHECA (Marlboro Yamaha Team)
3 S.NAKANO (Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3)
4 N.ABE (Antena 3 Yamaha-d'Antin)
5 A.BARROS (West Honda PONS)
6 O.JACQUE (Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3)
7 V.ROSSI (NASTRO AZZURRO Honda)
8 L.CAPIROSSI (West Honda PONS)
9 K.ROBERTS (Telefonica Movistar Suzuki)
10 S.GIBERNAU (Telefonica Movistar Suzuki)
11 G.McCOY (Red Bull Yamaha WCM)
12 N.HAGA (Red Bull Yamaha WCM)
13 J-L.CARDOSO (Antena 3 Yamaha-d'Antin)
14 J.VD GOORBERGH (Proton TEAM KR)
15 A.WEST (Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team)
250cc
1 M.MELANDRI (MS Aprilia Racing)
2 D.KATOH (TEAM TELEFONICA MOVISTAR Honda)
3 T.HARADA (MS Aprilia Racing)
4 R.ROLFO (Safilo Oxydo Race)
5 R.DE PUNIET (Equipe de France - Scrab GP)
6 A.DEBON (Valencia Circuit Aspar Team)
7 A.HOFMANN (Dark Dog Racing Factory)
8 N.MATSUDO (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha TVK)
9 F.BATTAINI (MS Eros Ramazzotti Racing)
10 S.F.NIETO (Valencia Circuit Aspar Team)
11 S.YUZY (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha TVK)
12 L.LANZI (Campetella Racing)
13 J.VIDAL (PR2 Metrored)
14 R.CHIARELLO (Aprilia Grand Prix)
15 D.TOMAS (By Queroseno Racing Team)
125cc
1 S.SANNA (Safilo Oxydo Race)
2 A.ELIAS (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
3 M.POGGIALI (Gilera Racing Team)
4 M.AZUMA (Liegeois Competition)
5 L.CECCHINELLO (MS Aprilia LCR)
6 J.HULES (Matteoni Racing)
7 M.SABBATANI (Bossini Fontana Racing)
8 A.RODRIGUEZ (Valencia Circuit Aspar Team)
9 J.SMRZ (Budweiser Budvar Hanusch)
10 S.JENKNER (LAE - UGT 3000)
11 D.PEDROSA (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
12 A.DE ANGELIS (Matteoni Racing)
13 A.NIETO Jr. (Viceroy Team)
14 M.GIANSANTI (Axo Racing Team)
15 J.OLIVE (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
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