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MotoGPOctober 21, Race Results
Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Round 15 Malaysia GP (Sepang)

Katoh claims 250cc title with 10th win this season!
Rossi wins for 10th time in season!


The Malaysian Grand Prix, the 15th round of the Championship Series, was held in Sepang in sweltering temperatures of up to 37ºC. Daijiro Katoh claimed his tenth win of the season to become the title holder in the 250cc class, making him the second Japanese champion in this category after Tetsuya Harada in 1993. His win also puts him in the record books in a tie for the greatest number of wins in a series throughout the whole history of the Grand Prix. Katoh will be aiming to beat that record in the final forthcoming round in Brazil. After finishing second in the heats, Rossi clinched his 10th victory in the 500cc class this season, maintaining the momentum that gave him the championship at the previous round in Australia. During the middle of the race there was a leading group of 5 drivers, but Rossi raised his pace suddenly towards the end and seemed to sail comfortably to top position. It was a performance worthy of a new champion. The 125cc class was won by Yoichi Ui (L & M Derbi Team). Toni Elias, who had come into the race fighting for the championship, dropped from the contest, finishing 6th. He will fight to retain 2nd place overall at the Brazilian Grand Prix

Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Round 15 Malaysia GP (Sepang)


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500cc
1 V.ROSSI (NASTRO AZZURRO Honda)
2 L.CAPIROSSI (West Honda PONS)
3 G.McCOY (Red Bull Yamaha WCM)
4 S.NAKANO (Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3)
5 T.UKAWA (REPSOL YPF HONDA)
6 A.CRIVILLE (REPSOL YPF HONDA)
7 A.BARROS (West Honda PONS)
8 S.GIBERNAU (Telefonica Movistar Suzuki)
9 N.HAGA (Red Bull Yamaha WCM)
10 C.CHECA (Marlboro Yamaha Team)
11 J-L.CARDOSO (Antena 3 Yamaha-d'Antin)
12 A.WEST (Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team)
13 N.ABE (Antena 3 Yamaha-d'Antin)
14 B.CLARK (Shell Advance Honda)
15 L.HASLAM (Shell Advance Honda)
D.KATOH
D.KATOH
TEAM TELEFONICA
MOVISTAR Honda

250cc
1 D.KATOH (TEAM TELEFONICA MOVISTAR Honda)
2 T.HARADA (MS Aprilia Racing)
3 F.NIETO (Valencia Circuit Aspar Team)
4 R.LOCATELLI (MS Eros Ramazzotti Racing)
5 J.McWILLIAMS (MS Aprilia Racing)
6 F.BATTAINI (MS Eros Ramazzotti Racing)
7 N.MATSUDO (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha TVK)
8 A.HOFMANN (Racing Factory)
9 S.GUINTOLI (Equipe de France-Scrab GP)
10 R.ROLFO (Safilo Oxydo Race)
11 M.MELANDRI (MS Aprilia Racing)
12 R.DE PUNIET (Equipe de France-Scrab GP)
13 L.BOSCOSCURO (Campetella Racing)
14 A.DEBON (Valencia Circuit Aspar Team)
15 D.CHECA (Team Fomma)
125cc
1 Y.UI (L & M Derbi Team)
2 M.POGGIALI (Gilera Racing Team)
3 L.CECCHINELLO (MS Aprilia LCR)
4 D.PEDROSA (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
5 G.BORSOI (LAE-UGT 3000)
6 A.ELIAS (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
7 A.VINCENT (Team Fomma)
8 M.AZUMA (Liegeois Competition)
9 M.GIANSANTI (Axo Racing Team)
10 M.SABBATANI (Bossini Fontana Racing)
11 N.UEDA (FCC-TSR)
12 J.OLIVE (Telefonica Movistar jnr Team)
13 S.PERUGINI (Italjet Racing Team)
14 A.DE ANGELIS (Matteoni Racing)
15 J.HULES (Matteoni Racing)


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