BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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Ui revived at his talisman circuit and back in the 125cc title race

Monday, 9, July 2001

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Donington Park:

Track image of Donington Park

Circuit info

Length: 4.023 m / 2.500 miles

Width: 10m

Left corners: 4

Right corners: 7

Longest straight: 564 m / 0.350 miles

Constructed: 1931

Modified: 1985

Race Length: MotoGP
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
- 0.0 km - 0.0 miles

Introduction: Built in 1931 to stage motorcycle events, but closed down during the Second World War, a derelict Donington circuit was bought in 1971 by local businessman and motor sport enthusiast Tom Wheatcroft. It was re-opened in 1977 after huge investment and is now regarded as one of the best circuits in Britain, with a recent facelift to the pits, race control and media centre complex hoping to make sure the off-track experience is as good as on it. Located in beautiful countryside near to the village of Castle Donington in the English Midlands, the circuit is set in a natural amphitheatre that facilitates excellent viewing possibilities. Its flowing layout is broken up by a slow second-half of tight corners meaning a combination of smooth racing and good corner speed must be combined with last-gasp braking and hard acceleration.

Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed

Time Schedule

BRITISH GRAND PRIX

6 July 2001

125ccFP1

MotoGPFP1

250ccFP1

125ccQP1

MotoGPQP1

250ccQP1

7 July 2001

125ccFP2

MotoGPFP2

250ccFP2

125ccQP2

MotoGPQP2

250ccQP2

8 July 2001

125ccWUP

250ccWUP

MotoGPWUP

125ccRAC

250ccRAC

MotoGPRAC

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2001 - Event Results

Podium

1ndROSSI V.ITA46'53.349
2dBIAGGI M.ITA+1.794
3dBARROS A.BRA+2.011

Podium

1ndKATO D.JPN42'46.466
2dROLFO R.ITA+10.173
3dMELANDRI M.ITA+10.401

Podium

1ndUI Y.JPN43'17.675
2dELIAS T.SPA+3.129
3dPOGGIALI M.RSM+3.869