Capirossi Tops Biaggi And Rossi In Final 500cc Qualifying At Assen

Capirossi Tops Biaggi And Rossi In Final 500cc Qualifying At Assen

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Loris Capirossi took pole position for tomorrow’s 500cc Grand Prix at Assen, Holland, qualifying fastest in Friday’s second and final qualifying session. Arch-rivals Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi qualified second and third fastest, and were joined on the front row by fourth-fastest Alex Barros. Times follow:

1. Loris Capirossi, Italy, Honda, 2:00.743
2. Max Biaggi, Italy, Yamaha, 2:00.876
3. Valentino Rossi, Italy, Honda, 2:01.185
4. Alex Barros, Brazil, Honda, 2:01.492
5. Shinya Nakano, Japan, Yamaha, 2:01.646
6. Kenny Roberts, USA, Suzuki, 2:01.773
7. Carlos Checa, Spain, Yamaha, 2:01.897
8. Norike Abe, Japan, Yamaha, 2:02.218
9. Sete Gibernau, Spain, Suzuki, 2:02.440
10. Alex Criville, Spain, Honda, 2:02.521
11. Tohru Ukawa, Japan, Honda, 2:02.913
12. Olivier Jacque, France, Yamaha, 2:03.026
13. Noriyuki Haga, Japan, Yamaha, 2:03.116
14. Jurgen van den Goordbergh, Holland, Proton, 2:03.134
15. Leon Haslam, Great Britain, Honda, 2:04.589


Aprilia’s Tetsuya Harada qualified fastest for the 250cc Grand Prix, followed by Daijiro Katoh and Marco Melandri. Times follow:

1. Tetsuya Harada, Japan, Aprilia, 2:04.363
2. Daijiro Katoh, Japan, Honda, 2:04.549
3. Marco Melandri, Italy, Aprilia, 2:04.644
4. Jeremy McWilliams, Great Britain, Aprilia, 2:04.911
5. Roberto Rolfo, Italy, Aprilia, 2:05.492
6. Randy de Puniet, France, Aprilia, 2:05.763
7. Naoki Matsudo, Japan, Yamaha, 2:05.874
8. Sebastian Porto, Argentina, Yamaha, 2:06.139
9. Roberto Locatelli, Italy, Aprilia, 2:06.287
10. Shahrol Yuzy, Malaysia, Yamaha, 2:06.318
24. Jason DiSalvo, USA, Honda, 2:10.288
28. Katja Poensgen, Germany, Aprilia, 2:11.725


Gino Borsoi topped 125cc qualifying. Times follow:

1. Gino Borsoi, Italy, Aprilia, 2:12.212
2. Lucio Cecchinello, Italy, Aprilia, 2:12.373
3. Youchi Ui, Japan, Derbi, 2:12.393
4. Steve Jenkner, Germany, Aprilia, 2:12.461
5. Toni Elias, Spain, Honda, 2:12.673
6. Manuel Poggiali, San Marino, Gilera, 2:13.464
7. Jaroslav Hules, Czech Republic, Honda, 2:13.781
8. Pablo Nieto, Spain, Derbi, 2:13.782
9. Alex de Angelis, San Marino, Honda, 2:13.824
10. Daniel Pedrosa, Spain, 2:13.918

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