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Jul 22, 2001

Filice Wins Exciting 250cc Grand Prix At Mid-Ohio

Rich Oliver's crash in practice may have been a factor in the result, but Corbin Yamaha's Jimmy Filice finally took the hard-fought win over Oliver that he came out of retirement for.

Michael Hannas looked very strong until the 21-year-old Californian crashed out of the four-way battle for the lead early-on, in turn seven. Hannas picked his PJ1-sponsored Yamaha up and charged from seventh to fifth by the end of the race.

Mid-Ohio MBNA 250cc Grand Prix Final Results:

1. Jimmy Filice, Yamaha
2. Rich Oliver, Yamaha
3. Chuck Sorensen, Yamaha
4. Perry Melneciuc, Yamaha
5. Michael Hannas II, Yamaha
6. Randy Renfrow, TSR-Honda
7. Mike Himmelsbach, Aprilia
8. Simon Turner, Yamaha
9. Bill Himmelsbach, Yamaha
10. Chris Pyles, Yamaha

Unofficial MBNA 250cc Grand Prix Point Standings:

1. Filice, 224 points
2. Oliver, 195 points
3. Hannas, 183 points
4. Turner, 169 points
5. Melneciuc, 158 points