Apr 8, 2001
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Masao Azuma preserved Honda honor by beating Youchi Ui and his Derbi by 0.067-second at the line to win the Japanese 125cc Grand Prix at Suzuka. Aprilia's Simone Sanna was third and Aprilia's Gino Borsoi was fourth, with the top four riders all finishing on the same second and the first six finishing within 1.5 seconds.<BR><BR>Results follow:<BR><BR>1. Masao Azuma, Honda, 40:59.192<BR>2. Youchi Ui, Derbi, -0.067 seconds<BR>3. Simona Sanna, Aprilia, -0.604<BR>4. Gino Borsoi, Aprilia, -0.898<BR>5. Manual Poggiali, Gilera, -1.151<BR>6. Lucio Cecchinello, Aprilia, -1.376<BR>7. Steve Jenkner, Aprilia, -14.173<BR>8. Mirko Giansanti, Honda, -14.632<BR>9. Arnaud Vincent, Honda, -15.735<BR>10. Pablo Nieto, Derbi, -16.333<BR>11. Angel Nieto Jr., Honda, -17384<BR>12. Max Sabbatani, Aprilia, -17.992<BR>13. Gianluigi Scalvini, Italjet, -18.621<BR>14. Alex De Angelis, Honda, -18.628<BR>15. Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Honda, -23.655<BR><BR>Crashers included Marco Petrini, Naoki Katoh, Stefano Perugini, Eric Bataille, Gaspare Caffiero, Noboru Ueda and Jarno Muller.