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Jun 15, 2001

Capirossi Fastest In First 500cc Qualifying Session At Catalunya

Loris Capirossi was fastest in the first Catalan Grand Prix 500cc qualifying session at Catalunya, Spain while arch rivals Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi encountered trouble, Rossi crashing but ending up fourth-fastest and Biaggi struggling to 13th-fastest. Times follow:<BR><BR>1. Loris Capirossi, Honda, 1:45.587<BR>2. Norick Abe, Yamaha, 1:46.127<BR>3. Alex Barros, Honda, 1:46.217<BR>4. Valentino Rossi, Honda, 1:46.264<BR>5. Shinya Nakano, Yamaha, 1:46.282<BR>6. Jurgen van den Goorbergh, Proton, 1:46.525<BR>7. Sete Gibernau, Suzuki, 1:46.601<BR>8. Carlos Checa, Yamaha, 1:46.760<BR>9. Tohru Ukawa, Honda, 1:46.862<BR>10. Noriyuki Haga, Yamaha, 1:46.928<BR>11. Alex Criville, Honda, 1:47.121<BR>12. Garry McCoy, Yamaha, 1:47.251<BR>13. Max Biaggi, Yamaha, 1:47.270<BR>14. Kenny Roberts, Suzuki, 1:47.316<BR>15. Olivier Jacque, Yamaha, 1:47.629<BR><BR><BR>250cc Times, First Qualifying Session<BR>1. Daijiro Katoh, Honda, 1:47.594<BR>2. Fonsi Nieto, Aprilia, 1:47.800<BR>3. Marco Melandri, Aprilia, 1:47.882<BR>4. Tetsuya Harada, Aprilia, 1:47.915<BR>5. Jeremy McWilliams, Aprilia, 1:47.944<BR>6. Roberto Rolfo, Aprilia, 1:48.225<BR>7. Emilio Alzamora, Honda, 1:48.367<BR>8. Klaus Nohles, Aprilia, 1:48.785<BR>9. Randy de Puniet, Aprilia, 1:48.958<BR>10. Alex Hofmann, Aprilia, 1:49.117<BR><BR><BR>125cc Times, First Qualifying Session<BR>1. Lucio Cecchinello, Aprilia, 1:51.820<BR>2. Toni Elias, Honda, 1:52.785<BR>3. Angel Rodriguez, Aprilia, 1:52.787<BR>4. Manuel Poggiali, Gilera, 1:52.914<BR>5. Youichi Ui, Derbi, 1:52.944<BR>6. Max Sabbatani, Aprilia, 1:53.001<BR>7. Simone Sanna, Aprilia, 1:53.019<BR>8. Daniel Pedrosa, Honda, 1:53.050<BR>9. Pablo Nieto, Derbi, 1:53.227<BR>10. Mirko Giansanti, Honda, 1:53.481