Jun 28, 2001
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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