MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2007 Season MotoGP Results

Championship Standings:

Final 2007 MotoGP World Championship Standings after Round 18, Valencia, Spain

Results of all of the MotoGP races run so far this season.

Round 18 - Valencia, Spain

Valencia Race Results

Valencia Qualifying Practice times

Valencia FP3 times

Valencia FP2 times

Valencia FP1 times

Round 17 - Sepang, Malaysia

Sepang Race Results

Sepang Qualifying Practice times

Sepang FP3 times

Sepang FP2 times

Sepang FP1 times

Round 16 - Phillip Island, Australia

Phillip Island Race Results

Phillip Island Qualifying Practice times

Phillip Island FP3 times

Phillip Island FP2 times

Phillip Island FP1 times

Round 15 - Motegi, Japan

Motegi Race Results

Motegi Qualifying Practice times

Round 14 - Estoril, Portugal

Estoril Race Results

Estoril Qualifying Practice times

Estoril FP3 times

Estoril FP2 times

Estoril FP1 times

Round 13 - Misano, San Marino / Rimini

Misano Race Results

Misano Qualifying Practice times

Misano FP2 times

Misano FP1 times

Due to the flooding on the first day, two of the free practice sessions scheduled on Friday afternoon were canceled.

Round 12 - Brno, Czech Republic

Brno Race Results

Brno Qualifying Practice times

Brno FP3 times

Brno FP2 times

Brno FP1 times

Round 11 - Laguna Seca, United States of America

Laguna Seca Race Results

Laguna Seca Qualifying Practice times

Laguna Seca FP3 times

Laguna Seca FP2 times

Laguna Seca FP1 times

Round 10 - Sachsenring, Germany

Sachsenring MotoGP Race Results

Sachsenring Qualifying Practice times

Sachsenring FP3 times

Sachsenring FP2 times

Sachsenring FP1 times

Round 09 - Dutch TT Assen, The Netherlands

Assen MotoGP Race Results

Assen Qualifying Practice times

Assen FP3 times

Assen FP2 times

Assen FP1 times

Round 08 - Donington Park, Great Britain

Donington MotoGP Race Results

Donington Qualifying Practice times

Donington FP3 times

Donington FP2 times

Donington FP1 times

Round 07 - Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Catalunya MotoGP Race Results

Catalunya Qualifying Practice times

Catalunya FP3 times

Catalunya FP2 times

Catalunya FP1 times

Round 06 - Mugello, Italy

Mugello Race Results

Mugello Qualifying Practice Times

Mugello FP3 times

Mugello FP2 times

Mugello FP1 times

Round 05 - Le Mans, France

Le Mans Race Result

Le Mans Qualifying Practice Times

Le Mans FP3 Times

Le Mans FP2 Times

Le Mans FP1 times

Round 04 - Shanghai, China

Shanghai Race Result

Shanghai Qualifying Practice times

Shanghai FP3 times

Shanghai Day 1 fastest times, all from FP2

Round 03 - Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Race Result

Istanbul Qualifying Practice times and report

Istanbul FP3 times

Istanbul FP2 times

Istanbul FP1 times

Round 02 - Jerez, Spain

Jerez Race Result

Jerez Qualifying Practice times

Jerez FP3 times

Jerez FP2 times

Jerez FP1 times

Round 01 - Losail, Qatar

Qatar Race Result

Qatar Qualifying Practice report and times

Qatar FP3 times

Qatar FP2 times

Qatar FP1 times

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2007 Shanghai MotoGP Race Result

01 27 CASEY STONER Ducati 44'12.891
02 46 VALENTINO ROSSI Yamaha 44'15.927 3.036
03 21 JOHN HOPKINS Suzuki 44'19.554 6.663
04 26 DANI PEDROSA Honda 44'26.981 14.090
05 33 MARCO MELANDRI Honda 44'30.167 17.276
06 65 LORIS CAPIROSSI Ducati 44'39.147 26.256
07 71 CHRIS VERMEULEN Suzuki 44'39.482 26.591
08 14 RANDY DE PUNIET Kawasaki 44'39.916 27.025
09 66 ALEX .HOFMANN Ducati 44'40.999 28.108
10 7 CARLOS CHECA Honda 44'45.848 32.957
11 5 COLIN EDWARDS Yamaha 44'47.944 35.053
12 1 NICKY HAYDEN Honda 44'50.218 37.327
13 50 SYLVAIN GUINTOLI Yamaha 45'03.596 50.705
14 4 ALEX BARROS Ducati 45'08.155 55.264
15 10 KENNY ROBERTS JR KR212V 45'10.627 57.736

Did not finish:

56 SHINYA NAKANO Honda 19 laps
6 MAKOTO TAMADA Yamaha 19 laps
24 TONI ELIAS Honda 0 laps

Circuit records:

Pole Position: Valentino Rossi 1'58.424 160.538 Km/h
Fastest Lap 15 Casey Stoner 1'59.857 158.619 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani Pedrosa 1'59.318 159.335 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2007 Valentino Rossi 1'58.424 160.538 Km/h
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2007 MotoGP Shanghai Qualifying Practice Result

1 46 Valentino ROSSI Fiat Yamaha Team 1'58.424 316.344 0
2 21 John HOPKINS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'59.315 319.054 0.891
3 5 Colin EDWARDS Fiat Yamaha Team 1'59.406 315.144 0.982
4 27 Casey STONER Ducati Marlboro Team 1'59.516 329.268 1.092
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 1'59.602 327.471 1.178
6 33 Marco MELANDRI Honda Gresini 1'59.863 319.432 1.439
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET Kawasaki Racing Team 1'59.985 320.665 1.561
8 4 Alex BARROS Pramac d'Antin 2'00.052 332.512 1.628
9 1 Nicky HAYDEN Repsol Honda Team 2'00.087 316.715 1.663
10 56 Shinya NAKANO Konica Minolta Honda 2'00.157 315.974 1.733
11 66 Alex HOFMANN Pramac d'Antin 2'00.175 329.067 1.751
12 24 Toni ELIAS Honda Gresini 2'00.205 315.512 1.781
13 7 Carlos CHECA Honda LCR 2'00.319 315.420 1.895
14 65 Loris CAPIROSSI Ducati Marlboro Team 2'00.369 325.399 1.945
15 71 Chris VERMEULEN Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2'00.680 315.789 2.256
16 10 Kenny ROBERTS JR Team Roberts 2'00.763 311.328 2.339
17 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 2'01.157 315.789 2.733
18 6 Makoto TAMADA Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 2'01.178 314.960 2.754

Did not finish

19 Olivier JACQUE Kawasaki Racing Team
Fastest Lap: Valentino Rossi 1'58.424 160.538 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani Pedrosa 1'59.318 159.335 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Dani Pedrosa 1'59.009 159.749 Km/h
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2007 Shanghai Free Practice 3 Result

1 21 John HOPKINS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2'00,571 316,994 0
2 27 Casey STONER Ducati Marlboro Team 2'00,647 327,968 0.076
3 5 Colin EDWARDS Fiat Yamaha Team 2'00,674 316,808 0.103
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 2'00,732 325,301 0.161
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Fiat Yamaha Team 2'00,826 315,052 0.255
6 65 Loris CAPIROSSI Ducati Marlboro Team 2'00,848 324,616 0.277
7 1 Nicky HAYDEN Repsol Honda Team 2'01,006 318,584 0.435
8 33 Marco MELANDRI Honda Gresini 2'01,072 321,332 0.501
9 14 Randy DE PUNIET Kawasaki Racing Team 2'01,251 321,237 0.68
10 71 Chris VERMEULEN Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2'01,289 315,052 0.718
11 7 Carlos CHECA Honda LCR 2'01,488 315,512 0.917
12 66 Alex HOFMANN Pramac d'Antin 2'01,584 326,283 1.013
13 4 Alex BARROS Pramac d'Antin 2'01,662 330,275 1.091
14 24 Toni ELIAS Honda Gresini 2'01,828 311,868 1.257
15 56 Shinya NAKANO Konica Minolta Honda 2'02,295 316,994 1.724
16 10 Kenny ROBERTS JR Team Roberts 2'02,447 310,344 1.876
17 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 2'02,598 316,066 2.027
18 6 Makoto TAMADA Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 2'02,659 309,810 2.088

Did not finish

19 Olivier JACQUE Kawasaki Racing Team
Fastest Lap: John Hopkins 2'00,571 157.679 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani Pedrosa 1'59.318 159.335 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Dani Pedrosa 1'59.009 159.749 Km/h
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2007 Shanghai Free Practice - Day 1 Results And Report

Before the Sinopec Great Wall Lubricants Grand Prix of China, most commentators, including this one, predicting total domination by Ducati. Fortunately, the racing gods decided that such hubris could not go unpunished, and decided to mix things up a bit. Although the Ducatis are clearly significantly faster down the back straight, the other manufacturers have all closed the gap, managing to stay in touch despite the top speed deficit, then following, and even leading, through the ridiculously slow sections of the track.

It soon became clear that it wasn't just the commentators who were concentrating on the Ducatis: the scene in the turns before the long back straight were more reminiscent of 125 qualifying than MotoGP, with groups of riders waiting around for a Ducati to pass, hoping to slipstream them. This proved to be a successful strategy. Where in Qatar, the Ducatis walked away from the other bikes, in Shanghai, the others could follow, losing ground only very slowly.

The day's practice sessions also showed that the two companies that have been suffering the most, Michelin at Istanbul and Honda just about everywhere, have found some answers. Michelin is no longer dominating like they have previously, but the top of the timesheet is a fair mix of Bridgestone and Michelin runners, unlike in Turkey. And Honda have found something for some of their riders, reigning world champion topping the timesheets for a brief period for the first time since last season, to finish a very respectable 4th.

Friday's big winner was John Hopkins. The Rizla Suzuki man was constantly near the top of the timesheets, taking the fastest lap time with several minutes to go. Behind Hopkins, Marco Melandri nicked 2nd, on his later laps, with the Repsol Honda pair of Dani Pedrosa and a very relieved Nicky Hayden in 3rd and 4th respectively. Loris Capirossi is the first of the Ducatis in 5th, ahead of the Fiat Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards, and Capirex' team mate Casey Stoner in 8th. The running order is almost arbitrary, however, with the first 8 covered by just a quarter of a second. Pramac d'Antin Ducati man Alex Hofmann is in 9th, while LCR Honda's Carlos Checa rounds out the top 10.

The times are incredibly close, with the top 15 covered by just over a second, and the first 8 within a quarter of that. Fortunately the session was dry, despite a thick haze of mist and pollution, allowing riders to find a tire and setup, but tomorrow's qualifying practice could be an entirely different affair, with rain forecast.

The qualifying session saw one casualty, Kawasaki's Olivier Jacque falling in the final turn, and opening a gash in his arm which severely damaged the muscles in his lower arm. The injury is likely to keep him out of racing for at least several weeks, continuing OJ's ill-fated 2007 season.

Best times of the day, all set during Free Practice Session 2.

Pos. Rider Bike Time Diff. Top Speed
1. John Hopkins Suzuki 2:01.204 314.0
2. Marco Melandri Honda 2:01.303 + 0.099 323.4
3. Dani Pedrosa Honda 2:01.333 + 0.129 322.3
4. Nicky Hayden Honda 2:01.346 + 0.142 318.3
5. Loris Capirossi Ducati 2:01.365 + 0.161 323.8
6. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2:01.390 + 0.186 315.7
7. Colin Edwards Yamaha 2:01.409 + 0.205 312.5
8. Casey Stoner Ducati 2:01.460 + 0.256 326.4
9. Alex Hofmann Ducati 2:01.771 + 0.567 326.4
10. Carlos Checa Honda 2:01.881 + 0.677 314.4
11. Randy de Puniet Kawasaki 2:01.896 + 0.692 319.1
12. Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 2:01.991 + 0.787 314.7
13. Alex Barros Ducati 2:02.051 + 0.847 329.0
14. Toni Elias Honda 2:02.114 + 0.910 313.2
15. Makoto Tamada Yamaha 2:02.242 + 1.038 311.8
16. Kenny Roberts Jr KR 2:02.564 + 1.360 311.6
17. Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 2:02.768 + 1.564 317.0
18. Olivier Jacque Kawasaki 2:02.818 + 1.614 318.0
19. Shinya Nakano Honda 2:02.977 + 1.773 310.2
Fastest Lap: John Hopkins 2'01.204 156.856 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani Pedrosa 1'59.318 159.335 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Dani Pedrosa 1'59.009 159.749 Km/h
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2007 Istanbul Race Result

01 27 C.STONER DUCATI 42'02.850
02 24 T.ELIAS HONDA 42'09.057 6.207
03 65 L.CAPIROSSI DUCATI 42'10.952 8.102
04 4 A.BARROS DUCATI 42'10.985 8.135
05 33 M.MELANDRI HONDA 42'11.139 8.289
06 21 J.HOPKINS SUZUKI 42'13.036 10.186
07 1 N.HAYDEN HONDA 42'13.089 10.239
08 14 R.DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 42'17.584 14.734
09 66 A.HOFMANN DUCATI 42'18.892 16.042
10 46 V.ROSSI YAMAHA 42'21.849 18.999
11 71 C.VERMEULEN SUZUKI 42'29.099 26.249
12 7 C.CHECA HONDA 42'32.396 29.546
13 56 S.NAKANO HONDA 42'39.772 36.922
14 6 M.TAMADA YAMAHA 42'41.390 38.540
15 50 S.GUINTOLI YAMAHA 42'42.187 39.337
16 10 K.ROBERTS JR KR212V 43'12.186 1'09.336
Not finished first lap
19 O. JACQUE KAWASAKI
26 D. PEDROSA HONDA
5 C. EDWARDS YAMAHA

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2007 Istanbul FP3 Qualifying Times - Day 2

If anyone was in any doubt that Casey Stoner means business in Istanbul, then he put them straight this morning. Stoner topped the timesheets again, taking over 1/10th of a second off his time from this afternoon. But what was far more impressive was the long run he put in the middle of the session, posting 10 fast laps, mostly in the mid 1'54s on his Marlboro Ducati. That looks like being Stoner's race pace, and it looks like being unbeatable.

That won't stop others from trying of course, and chief among the challengers will be Valentino Rossi, who took his Fiat Yamaha to 2nd spot this morning. But The Doctor cannot afford to be complacent, as he only dipped into the 1'54s on his final run of the session. That could mean that the Yamaha team have chosen a tire that works in the warmth of the afternoon sessions, rather than the cooler morning sessions, but they still have work to do.

Where the Hondas had a disastrous session yesterday, hope dawned with this morning's session. Both Hannspree Gresini man Toni Elias and Repsol rider Dani Pedrosa are in the top 4, with Pedrosa being a constant feature at the top of the timesheets. Pedrosa is said to be using last year's forks, as was Marco Melandri, and even Nicky Hayden, and they seem to have given some improvement, at least for the young Spaniard. What is remarkable is that the two smallest Honda men seem to be the only riders who can make the RC212V go.

Colin Edwards took 5th spot, and also managed a decent run of mid 1'54s on his Fiat Yamaha. Edwards was followed by the two Rizla Suzuki men, with Chris Vermeulen's 6th spot reflecting his more consistent times over John Hopkins, who's longer runs were a little slower.

Stoner's Marlboro Ducati team mate Loris Capirossi showed his inconsistency, finishing the session in 8th spot, his times well behind the Australian's. And behind Capirossi, the two Kawasakis edged into the top 10, Olivier Jacque finishing ahead of his younger team mate Randy de Puniet, both running consistent 1'55s. That won't be enough to challenge for the lead, but should keep them in contention for top 10 places.

Some big surprises further down the order, both good and bad. The positive surprise is Makoto Tamada up in 12th spot on the Dunlop-shod Tech 3 Yamaha. But the bad news is for the Hondas: World Champion Nicky Hayden could only manage a 17th time on the other factory Honda, ahead of Shinya Nakano and the Honda-powered KR212V of Kenny Roberts Jr in 19th and last place. In fact, 4 of the slowest 6 bikes were Hondas, starting with Marco Melandri in 14th position, and 5 of the 6 use the Honda powerplant, counting Roberts' KR212V. Something is very, very wrong at the richest, most powerful and most resourceful manufacturer.

The last item of note regards the tires. Only 3 Michelins in the top 10. It looks like Bridgestone have done their homework for the Istanbul Park track, alright. Qualifying practice this afternoon will reveal more.

01 27 C.STONER DUCATI 1'54.085
02 46 V.ROSSI YAMAHA 1'54.334 0.249
03 24 T.ELIAS HONDA 1'54.496 0.411
04 26 D.PEDROSA HONDA 1'54.558 0.473
05 5 C.EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'54.561 0.476
06 71 C.VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'54.576 0.491
07 21 J.HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'54.644 0.559
08 65 L.CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'54.850 0.765
09 19 O.JACQUE KAWASAKI 1'54.876 0.791
10 14 R.DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'54.921 0.836
11 4 A.BARROS DUCATI 1'55.034 0.949
12 6 M.TAMADA YAMAHA 1'55.081 0.996
13 66 A.HOFMANN DUCATI 1'55.177 1.092
14 33 M.MELANDRI HONDA 1'55.241 1.156
15 50 S.GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'55.482 1.397
16 7 C.CHECA HONDA 1'55.570 1.485
17 1 N.HAYDEN HONDA 1'55.587 1.502
18 56 S.NAKANO HONDA 1'55.711 1.626
19 10 K.ROBERTS JR KR212V 1'56.207 2.122
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Toni ELIAS 1'52.877 170.309 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2005 Sete GIBERNAU 1'52.334 171.132 Km/h
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2007 Istanbul FP1 Qualifying Times - Day 1

As expected, the day dawned cool and bright at Istanbul, making for a session that saw little action until the end. Because of the cold conditions, most of the riders chose to run relatively few laps, hoping to conserve tires for a bigger choice on Sunday, and because there was little they could learn from the cold morning session. Colin Edwards' fastest time was nearly 5 seconds slower than Toni Elias' record lap set during the race last year.

With so few laps set this morning, this afternoon's session, when conditions are expected to be much closer to the race conditions on Sunday, should be very busy indeed, with the teams frantically searching for a good setup and a tire which will work on race day.

1 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'57.422 8 8 286.5
2 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'57.794 14 14 0.372 0.372 288.8
3 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'58.554 9 10 1.132 0.760 286.4
4 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'58.597 17 17 1.175 0.043 290.6
5 66 Alex HOFMANN DUCATI 1'58.800 17 17 1.378 0.203 289.8
6 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'58.802 14 16 1.380 0.002 283.9
7 19 Olivier JACQUE KAWASAKI 1'58.821 19 19 1.399 0.019 285.9
8 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'58.857 7 7 1.435 0.036 290.2
9 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'59.016 20 20 1.594 0.159 282.9
10 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'59.078 20 21 1.656 0.062 288.0
11 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'59.209 17 17 1.787 0.131 281.3
12 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'59.371 6 9 1.949 0.162 288.4
13 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'59.426 5 6 2.004 0.055 291.4
14 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'59.921 10 10 2.499 0.495 279.6
15 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 2'00.362 5 5 2.940 0.441 281.3
16 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 2'00.467 20 20 3.045 0.105 281.0
17 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 2'00.539 7 10 3.117 0.072 280.9
18 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 2'00.941 7 7 3.519 0.402 283.8
19 10 Kenny ROBERTS JR KR212V 2'03.333 7 12 5.911 2.392 276.1
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Toni ELIAS 1'52.877 170.309 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2005 Sete GIBERNAU 1'52.334 171.132 Km/h
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Post Jerez Test Day 2 Times

Testing continued in much improved conditions today, the rain having disappeared, though the wind continued to cause a few problems. The field was rather depleted, with several teams and riders electing to skip the days testing, and head off home for a rest before the next race at Istanbul in 3 weeks time.

The Gresini Honda boys were fastest, both putting in fantastic times, ahead of Randy de Puniet, who found a problem to his rear traction problems, and Carlos Checa. Both Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden set much slower times, but spent the day focusing on finding a decent setup, rather than the pursuit of a single fast lap. What effect the tests will have will become apparent at the next round in Turkey.

1 Marco Melandri Honda Gresini 1'39.484
2 Toni Elias Honda Gresini 1'39.675
3 Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing 1'40.225
4 Carlos Checa Honda LCR 1'40.356
5 Colin Edwards Fiat Yamaha 1'41.755
6 Olivier Jacque Kawasaki Racing 1'41.908
7 Makoto Tamada Dunlop Yamaha Tech3 1'42.091
8 Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha 1'42.348
9 Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda 1'42.562
10 Sylvain Guintoli Dunlop Yamaha Tech3 1'42.736
11 Vittoriano Guareschi Ducati Marlboro 1'44.780
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Post Jerez Test Day 1 Times

The teams and riders stayed on for testing at Jerez after the race weekend. Unfortunately, the weather gods were not prepared to play ball, and so the test took place in poor conditions, with wind and rain making times fairly meaningless. It did allow the teams to find some wet weather settings though, and considering weather conditions at both Istanbul and Shanghai last year, that information could well prove to be invaluable.

1 Olivier Jacque Kawasaki 1'51.422 52 laps
2 Randy de Puniet Kawasaki 1'51.502 59
3 Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 1'51.536 27
4 Kenny Roberts Jr KR-Honda 1'51.567 30
5 Casey Stoner Ducati 1'51.736 21
6 Carlos Checa Honda 1'51.827 44
7 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'51.899 41
8 Alex Barros Ducati 1'52.129 36
9 Toni Elias Honda 1'52.198 56
10 Shinya Nakano Honda 1'52.212 53
11 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'52.637 67
12 Marco Melandri Honda 1'52.842 45
13 Alex Hofmann Ducati 1'52.904 55
14 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1'53.104 36
15 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'53.240 51
16 Silvain Guintoli Yamaha 1'55.992 44
17 Makoto Tamada Yamaha 1'57.917 38
18 Akiyoshi Kousuke Suzuki 1'58.635 36
19 Vittoriano Guareschi Ducati 2'00.291 33
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