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Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Round 10 Czech Republic GP (Brno)

Rossi Wins 6th Race of Season! Honda Wins Second 1-2-3 Finish this Year!
Kato 3rd in 250cc Race


Round 10 of the World Championships, held at Brno in the Czech Republic, marked the start of the second half of the season, and all three categories provided thrilling races. Valentino Rossi, 2nd on the starting grid, and Max Biaggi (Yamaha) were locked in a battle for first place in the 500cc event, until Biaggi fell and handed Rossi an easy victory. With Alex Criville finishing in 2nd place and Loris Capirossi in 3rd, this was Honda's 2nd podium monopoly of the season including Round 2 at South Africa. This victory is a significant step towards a first Championship title for Rossi, who is now 29 points ahead of second placed Biaggi in the riders' rankings. In the 250cc class, Daijiro Katoh made the holeshot from second spot on the grid but finished the race in 3rd position after failing to hold off challenges from Tetsuya Harada (Aprilia) and Marco Melandri (Aprilia). Like Rossi, Katoh is still well placed for a first title, as this valuable podium finish keeps him 35 points ahead of Harada in 2nd place. Meanwhile, Toni Elias, who began to hit peak form in the middle of the 125cc season, won his second race of the year. This 5th consecutive podium finish lifts him to the top of the rankings. With Honda riders now leading in all three classes, this was a terrific start to the final half of the season as Honda goes for a clean sweep.

Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Round 10 Czech Republic GP (Brno)


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500cc
1 V.ROSSI (NASTRO AZZURRO Honda)
2 A.CRIVILLE (REPSOL YPF HONDA)
3 L.CAPIROSSI (West Honda PONS)
4 N.ABE (Antena 3 Yamaha-d'Antin)
5 T.UKAWA (REPSOL YPF HONDA)
6 G.McCOY (Red Bull Yamaha WCM)
7 C.CHECA (Marlboro Yamaha Team)
8 S.GIBERNAU (Telefonica Movistar Suzuki)
9 A.BARROS (West Honda PONS)
10 M.BIAGGI (Marlboro Yamaha Team)
11 N.HAGA (Red Bull Yamaha WCM)
12 O.JACQUE (Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3)
13 J-L.CARDOSO (Antena 3 Yamaha-d'Antin)
14 H.AOKI (Arie Molenaar Racing)
15 J.STIGEFELT (Sabre Sport)
A.CRIVILLE/V.ROSSI/L.CAPIROSSI

V.ROSSI
V.ROSSI
NASTRO AZZURRO Honda
250cc
1 T.HARADA (MS Aprilia Racing)
2 M.MELANDRI (MS Aprilia Racing)
3 D.KATOH (TEAM TELEFONICA MOVISTAR Honda)
4 F.NIETO (Valencia Circuit Aspar Team)
5 R.ROLFO (Safilo Oxydo Race)
6 R.DE PUNIET (Equipe de France - Scrab GP)
7 E.ALZAMORA (TEAM TELEFONICA MOVISTAR Honda)
8 S.PORTO (Dark Dog Yamaha Kurz)
9 N.MATSUDO (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha TVK)
10 A.DEBON (Valencia Circuit Aspar Team)
11 K.NOHLES (MS Aprilia Racing)
12 R.LOCATELLI (MS Eros Ramazzotti Racing)
13 S.GUINTOLI (Equipe de France - Scrab GP)
14 F.BATTAINI (MS Eros Ramazzotti Racing)
15 L.LANZI (Campetella Racing)
125cc
1 A.ELIAS (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
2 L.CECCHINELLO (MS Aprilia LCR)
3 S.JENKNER (LAE - UGT 3000)
4 Y.UI (L & M Derbi Team)
5 M.SABBATANI (Bossini Fontana Racing)
6 J.SMRZ (Budweiser Budvar Hanusch)
7 J.HULES (Matteoni Racing)
8 D.PEDROSA (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
9 G.TALMACSI (Racing Service)
10 S.SANNA (Safilo Oxydo Race)
11 N.UEDA (FCC-TSR)
12 A.DE ANGELIS (Matteoni Racing)
13 M.AZUMA (Liegeois Competition)
14 J.OLIVE (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
15 E.BATAILLE (Axo Racing Team)
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