Suzuka GP results 2001

Rossi wins 500th for Honda - 43KThe first round of the World Grand Prix in Suzuka was quite an exciting experience for me. I was lucky enough to obtain pit passes from one of my good friends. I had the greatest time and met some famous racers, beautiful woman and had plenty of opportunities to see these awesome racing machines up close.Kato wins the 250 - 35K

Rossi went on the win the race, which was the 500th victory for Honda in the World GP, plus Honda was also victorious in all the classes, winning the 125, 250 and 500 classes. It was a great day. The weather was nice, the beer was cold and the 40,000 plus Japanese fans were in a frenzy after Japanese riders won the 125 and 250 classes. What an experience !!

Azuma celebrates after winning the 125 classFor the latest information about the Moto-GP, be sure to check out the official Moto-GP page. This will be the final season for the two stroke NSR machines. The 2002 season will see Honda come out with the all new four stroke machine with the 5 cylinder 990 cc four stroke engine with a estimated 250 horsepower. This engine is code named the RC211V.

Race results - 2001 Japan Moto-GP in Suzuka

500 Class

1st - Valentino Rossi Italy Honda NSR500
2nd - Garry McCoy Australia Yamaha YZR500
3rd - Max Biaggi Italy Yamaha YZR500

250 Class

1st - Daijiro Kato Japan Honda NSR250
2nd - Tetsuya Harada Japan Aprillia RSW250
3rd - Roberto Locatelli Italy Aprillia RSW250

125 Class

1st - Masao Azuma Japan Honda RS125R
2nd - Youichi Ui Japan Derby
3rd - Gino Borsoi Italy Aprillia RSW125