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Apr 7, 2001

Capirossi On Pole For 500cc Japanese Grand Prix

Loris Capirossi put in a blistering lap almost two seconds underneath the lap record to take pole for Sunday's 500cc Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit, Japan.<BR><BR>Capirossi turned a lap at 2:04.777 in Saturday afternoon's final 500cc qualifying session. Top times follow:<BR><BR>1. Loris Capirossi, Honda, 2:04.777<BR>2. Shinya Nakano, Yamaha, 2:05.588<BR>3. Max Biaggi, Yamaha, 2:05.703<BR>4. Garry McCoy, Yamaha, 2:05.833<BR>5. Tohru Ukawa, Honda, 2:05.924<BR>6. Norick Abe, Yamaha, 2:05.927<BR>7. Valentino Rossi, Honda, 2:06.140<BR>8. Alex Barros, Honda, 2:06.295<BR>9. Kenny Roberts, Suzuki, 2:06.469<BR>10. Noriyuki Haga, Yamaha, 2:06.597<BR>11. Alex Criville, Honda, 2:06.714<BR>12. Carlos Checa, Yamaha, 2:06.858<BR>13. Jose Luis Cardoso, Yamaha, 2:06.993<BR>14. Sete Gibernau, Suzuki, 2:07.121<BR>15. Akira Ryo, Suzuki, 2:07.580<BR>16. Jurgen vd Goorbergh, Proton, 2:08.419<BR>17. Haruchika Aoki, Honda, 2:08.906<BR>18. Chris Walker, Honda, 2:09.129<BR>19. Olivier Jacque, Yamaha, 2:09.409<BR>20. Leon Haslam, Honda, 2:10.478