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Jun 28, 2001

Capirossi Fastest In First 500cc Qualifying Session At Assen

Loris Capirossi was fastest in the first 500cc qualifying session at Assen, Holland on Thursday, followed by Valentino Rossi and Alex Barros.<BR><BR>The Dutch TT, a round of the Grand Prix World Championship, is held on Saturday instead of Sunday, with practice and qualifying starting on Thursday instead of Friday.<BR><BR>Times follow:<BR><BR>1. Loris Capirossi, Italy, Honda, 2:01.417<BR>2. Valentino Rossi, Italy, Honda, 2:01.649<BR>3. Alex Barros, Brazil, Honda, 2:02.338<BR>4. Kenny Roberts, USA, Suzuki, 2:02.349<BR>5. Norike Abe, Japan, Yamaha, 2:02.707<BR>6. Max Biaggi, Italy, Yamaha, 2:02.806<BR>7. Alex Criville, Spain, Honda, 2:02.921 <BR>8. Tohru Ukawa, Japan, Honda, 2:03.150<BR>9. Shinya Nakano, Japan, Yamaha, 2:03.204<BR>10. Carlos Checa, Spain, Yamaha, 2:03.345<BR>11. Jurgen v. d. Goordbergh, Holland, Proton, 1:03.540<BR>12. Sete Gibernau, Spain, Suzuki, 1:03.589<BR>13. Noriyuki Haga, Japan, Yamaha, 1:03.699<BR>14. Olivier Jacque, France, Yamaha, 1:03.707<BR>15. Garry McCoy, Australia, Yamaha, 1:04.046<BR>16. Chris Walker, Great Britain, Honda, 1:04.287<BR>17. Leon Haslam, Great Britain, Honda, 1:05.465<BR>18. Jose Luis Cardoso, Spain, Yamaha, 1:05.561<BR>19. Haruchika Aoki, Japan, Honda, 1:05.607<BR>20. Anthony West, Australia, Honda, 1:06.465<BR><BR><BR>In the first 250cc qualifying session, a quartet of Aprilias led the way with Marco Melandri fastest ahead of Tetsuya Harada, Jeremy McWilliams and Roberto Rolfo. America wild card rider Jason DiSalvo was 28th-fastest, just behind 27th-fastest Katja Poensgen. Times follow:<BR><BR>1. Marco Melandro, Italy, Aprilia, 2:05.194<BR>2. Tetsuya Harada, Japan, Aprilia, 2:05.289<BR>3. Jeremy McWilliams, Great Britain, 2:05.514<BR>4. Roberto Rolfo, Italy, Aprilia, 2:06.088<BR>5. Daijiro Katoh, Japan, Honda, 2:06.094<BR>6. Randy de Puniet, France, Aprilia, 2:06.312<BR>7. Sebastian Porto, Argentina, Yamaha, 2:06.792<BR>8. Emilio Alzamora, Spain, Honda, 2:06.938<BR>9. Alex Hofmann, Germany, Aprilia, 2:06.940<BR>10. Roberto Locatelli, Italy, Aprilia, 2:07.315<BR>27. Katja Poensgen, Germany, Aprilia, 2:12.590<BR>28. Jason DiSalvo, USA, Honda, 2:12.832<BR><BR><BR>In the first 125cc qualifying session, Gino Borsoi was fastest ahead of Lucio Cecchinello and Toni Elias. Times follow:<BR><BR>1. Gino Borsoi, Italy, Aprilia, 2:13.485<BR>2. Lucio Cecchinello, Italy, Aprilia, 2:13.753<BR>3. Toni Elias, Spain, Honda, 2:13.792<BR>4. Youichi Ui, Japan, Derbi, 2:13.890<BR>5. Manuel Poggiali, Italy, Gilera, 2:14.356<BR>6. Jaroslav Hules, Czech Republic, Honda, 2:14.478<BR>7. Steve Jenkner, Germany, Aprilia, 2:14.592<BR>8. Stefano Perugini, Italy, Ital Jet, 2:14.769<BR>9. Noboru Ueda, Japan, TSR-Honda, 2:14.800<BR>10. Angel Nieto Jr., Spain, Honda, 2:14.812