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Aug 26, 2001

Rossi Wins 500cc Grand Prix At Brno, Biaggi 10th After Crashing

Valentino Rossi's points lead in the 500cc World Championship Series increased to 29 points when he won at Brno while second-in-points Max Biaggi crashed and eventually finished 10th.<BR><BR>The points spread between the two had been 10 points going into the race.<BR><BR>Results follow:<BR><BR>500cc<BR>1. Valentino Rossi, Honda<BR>2. Alex Criville, Honda, -3.374 seconds<BR>3. Loris Capirossi, Honda, -3.767<BR>4. Norick Abe, Yamaha, -4.057<BR>5. Tohru Ukawa, Honda<BR>6. Garry McCoy, Yamaha<BR>7. Carlos Checa, Yamaha<BR>8. Sete Gibernau, Suzuki<BR>9. Alex Barros, Honda<BR>10. Max Biaggi, Yamaha<BR>11. Noriyuki Haga, Yamaha<BR>12. Olivier Jacque, Yamaha<BR>13. Jose Luis Cardoso, Yamaha<BR>14. Haruchika Aoki, Honda<BR>15. Johan Stigefelt, Sabre<BR>16. Barry Veneman, Honda<BR>17. Kenny Roberts, Suzuki, DNF, -7 laps<BR>18. Anthony West, Honda, DNF, -8 laps<BR>19. Leon Haslam, Honda, -13 laps<BR>20. Jurgen van den Goorbergh, Proton, DNF, -14 laps<BR>21. Brendan Clarke, Honda, DNF, -17 laps<BR><BR>250cc<BR>1. Tetsuya Harada, Aprilia<BR>2. Marco Melandri, Aprilia, -2.743 seconds<BR>3. Daijiro Katoh, Honda, -2.797<BR>4. Fonsi Nieto, Aprilia, -31.315<BR>5. Roberto Rolfo, Aprilia<BR>6. Randy de Puniet, Aprilia<BR>7. Emilio Alzamora, Honda<BR>8. Sebastian Porto, Yamaha<BR>9. Naoki Matsudo, Yamaha<BR>10. Alex Debon, Aprilia<BR>26. Jason DiSalvo, Honda, -1 lap<BR><BR>125cc<BR>1. Toni Elias, Honda<BR>2. Lucio Cecchinello, Aprilia, -0.689<BR>3. Steve Jenkner, Aprilia, -1.086<BR>4. Youchi Ui, Derbi<BR>5. Max Sabbatani, Aprilia<BR>6. Jakub Smrz, Honda<BR>7. Jaroslav Hules, Honda<BR>8. Daniel Pedrosa, Honda<BR>9. Gabor Talmacsi, Honda<BR>10. Simone Sanna, Aprilia