2003 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season
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2003 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season

The 2003 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 55th F.I.M. Road racing World Championship season. The season consisted of 16 races, beginning with the Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix on 6 April 2003 and ending with the Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix on 2 November.

Dani Pedrosa (pictured at Sepang) became the 2003 125cc world champion

Season summary

Defending champion Valentino Rossi won his 3rd MotoGP championship in 2003, winning 9 races, highlighted by his win at Phillip Island where he was given a 10-second penalty for passing under a yellow flag and he overcame the penalty by winning the race with more than 10 seconds in hand. Rossi had become dissatisfied with his relationship with the Honda Racing Corporation[1] and as the season progressed and HRC tried to get Rossi to sign a new contract, Rossi demurred until finally announcing at the end of the year that he would be leaving Honda. He soon signed with Yamaha and took Jeremy Burgess with him to be his crew chief.

The season was marred by Daijiro Kato being killed at the first round at Suzuka. He lost control of his motorcycle on the approach to the Casio Triangle and hit a barrier at high speed. His heart was restarted by track paramedics, but he did not wake from a coma and died 2 weeks later. Controversy arose because the race was not red-flagged to allow Kato to be removed from the track with maximum care.[2] Suzuka has since been removed from the MotoGP calendar. Teammate Sete Gibernau would inherit Kato's factory-spec RC211V.

MotoGP rookies for 2003 included Nicky Hayden (Rookie of the Year), Troy Bayliss, Marco Melandri and Colin Edwards. A new constructor also arrived: Ducati. After much success in Superbike racing, Ducati returned to the premier-class of GP with their GP3. It made an immediate impression with its raw speed, and they finished the constructor's championship in second place, ahead of Yamaha and behind Honda.

2003 Grand Prix season calendar

On 12 July 2002, the FIM confirmed the 2003 pre-calendar.[3] The South African GP was originally scheduled to run as the new season opener before the Japanese GP on this pre-calendar. On 16 October 2002, the FIM confirmed the 2003 calendar.[4] In it, the South African and Japanese Grands Prix were switched around again.

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2003:[5][6]

++ = Saturday race

Calendar changes

There were no calendar changes for the 2003 season.

Regulation changes

The following changes are made to the regulation for the 2003 season:[7][8]

Sporting regulations

For this year, the rules will changed regarding the neutralisation of a race. This only applies to the MotoGP class. If the circumstances change in such a significant way due to weather changes, a heavy accident or any other reason, a race may be neutralised either once or multiple times and the following rules will apply:

  • A white flag with diagonal red cross (indicating damp conditions) will be shown in a still manner at each marshal post.
  • A safety car will enter and make one sighting lap. The subsequent pit lane exit will be closed with red lights and a red flag indicating this.
  • Riders can opt to enter the pit lane at the end of their current lap or make one more sighting lap to check the track conditions, then will have to enter the pits.
  • All riders who opt to ride one more lap have to catch up to the safety car on track. Any overtaking of the safety car is forbidden.
  • At the end of the safety car's run, it will enter the pit lane and the circuit will be closed with indication of the red flags. All riders following the safety car must also enter the pits.
  • The safety car will stop ± 50 meters behind the exit of the pit lane.
  • While in the pits, all riders are allowed to make changes to their tyres, adjustments to their motorcycles, refuel or change bikes.
  • If the race is neutralised before the final lap, a provisional race classification will be published. The provisional classification will consist out of the results taken at the last point where the leader, as well as all other riders on the same lap as the leader, had completed a full lap without the display of any neutralisation flags being waved. Riders who were already in the pit lane before will also be included in the provisional classification. Any rider who did not complete at least 75% of the laps completed by the race leader will not be classified. The race will be resumed if possible following the procedures of article 1.28.
  • If a race is neutralised during the final lap, the following procedure will apply: if at least one rider has completed all scheduled number of laps of the original race, the final classification will be calculated according to article 1.25.1 and the race will not be resumed. If no rider has completed the final number of laps of the original race, the provision of article 1.27.8 will apply and the race will continue based on the standards of article 1.28.
  • If a race is neutralised more than once, the provisional race classification for positions and allowance of participation in the resumed start will always be based on the provisional race classification from the last time a race was neutralised.
  • In all cases, the provisional race classification must be displayed on the official timekeeping monitors.

In the case of a race restart after neutralisation, the following rules will apply for the MotoGP class only:

  • The Race Direction will officially announce when the safety car will leave the pits to resume the race.
  • The number of laps which still have to be done will be measured by the scheduled number of laps the original race had and the number of laps of the provisional race classification. If the difference is less than three, the number of laps to go will be three laps.
  • If a race is neutralised more than once, the number of laps which still have to be done will be measured by the scheduled number of laps the original race had and the number of completed laps in all the previous parts. If the difference is less than three, the number of laps to go will be three laps.
  • Only the riders which are included in the latest provisional race classificial are permitted to resume the race.
  • Two minutes before the safety car exits the pits, the pit lane exit will be opened with indication of green lights and flags to allow all riders to bunch up behind the safety car in the order of the provisional race classification.
  • Thirty seconds before the safety car exits the pits, all riders should be ready behind the safety car in the order of the provisional race classification.
  • The pit lane exit will be closed with an indication of red flags and lights and the safety car will make one lap followed by all the riders upon announcement by the Race Direction. Overtaking the safety car is forbidden and any riders who remain in the pits will have to resume the race from there.
  • In all cases, the time to go before the safety car leaves and the pit lane closes, must be shown on a countdown board or clock which is present in the pit lane exit or on the official timekeeping monitors.
  • At the end of the safety car's lap, it will enter the pits whilst all riders continue on the circuit.
  • The race will be resumed via a rolling start when the riders cross the start/finish line where two green flags will be waved on each side of the track and the green start lights will be turned on. At this time, a time penalty may be given by the Race Direction to any rider:
-who is not behind the rear wheel of the motorcycle in front of him.
-who is in a higher position than in the provisional race classification.
-who is more than three seconds behind the rider in front of him.
  • After the last rider in the file has passed the pit lane exit, the green lights will be turned on and the green flag will be waved to allow the riders in the pits to resume the race.
  • The final race classification will be created according to the position and the total number of laps of each rider at the time he crossed the start/finish line at the end of the race. The procedures of article 1.23.5. will apply in this case.

Technical regulations

  • The exposed edge of the exhaust pipe must be rounded to avoid any sharp edges. The last 30mm of the pipe must be horizontal and parallel to the center line of the bike with a tolerance of ±10 degrees.

2003 Grand Prix season results

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 6 April Japan Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Suzuka Italy Stefano Perugini San Marino Manuel Poggiali Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2 27 April South Africa South African motorcycle Grand Prix Phakisa Spain Dani Pedrosa San Marino Manuel Poggiali Spain Sete Gibernau Report
3 11 May Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez Italy Lucio Cecchinello Spain Toni Elías Italy Valentino Rossi Report
4 25 May France French motorcycle Grand Prix Le Mans Spain Dani Pedrosa Spain Toni Elías Spain Sete Gibernau Report
5 8 June Italy Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello Italy Lucio Cecchinello San Marino Manuel Poggiali Italy Valentino Rossi Report
6 15 June Catalonia Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya Spain Dani Pedrosa France Randy de Puniet Italy Loris Capirossi Report
7 28 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Germany Steve Jenkner Australia Anthony West Spain Sete Gibernau Report
8 13 July United Kingdom British motorcycle Grand Prix Donington Park Spain Héctor Barberá Spain Fonsi Nieto Italy Max Biaggi Report
9 27 July Germany German motorcycle Grand Prix Sachsenring Italy Stefano Perugini Italy Roberto Rolfo Spain Sete Gibernau Report
10 17 August Czech Republic Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno Spain Dani Pedrosa France Randy de Puniet Italy Valentino Rossi Report
11 7 September Portugal Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix Estoril Spain Pablo Nieto Spain Toni Elías Italy Valentino Rossi Report
12 20 September Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro Spain Jorge Lorenzo San Marino Manuel Poggiali Italy Valentino Rossi Report
13 5 October Tochigi Prefecture Pacific motorcycle Grand Prix Motegi Spain Héctor Barberá Spain Toni Elías Italy Max Biaggi Report
14 12 October Malaysia Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang Spain Dani Pedrosa Spain Toni Elías Italy Valentino Rossi Report
15 19 October Australia Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island Italy Andrea Ballerini Italy Roberto Rolfo Italy Valentino Rossi Report
16 2 November Valencian Community Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Valencia Australia Casey Stoner France Randy de Puniet Italy Valentino Rossi Report

Participants

MotoGP participants

250cc participants

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Aprilia Germany Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf 1-4, 8-16
29 Italy Christian Pistoni 5
30 Germany Klaus Nöhles 6-7
57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies All
Aspar Junior Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 11 Spain Joan Olivé All
33 Spain Héctor Faubel All
Campetella Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 21 Italy Franco Battaini All
50 France Sylvain Guintoli 1-13, 15-16
Dark Dog Molenaar Honda Honda NSR250 18 Netherlands Henk van de Lagemaat All
96 Czech Republic Jakub Smr? 13
98 Germany Katja Poensgen 1-11, 14-15
De Arend Horeca Meubilair Honda Honda NSR250 Netherlands Randy Gevers 7
Dy Do Miu Racing Team Honda Honda NSR250 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi 1, 13
Elit Grand Prix Honda Honda NSR250 13 Czech Republic Jaroslav Hule? 12-16
96 Czech Republic Jakub Smr? 1-11
Équipe de France - Scrab GP Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 9 France Hugo Marchand All
36 France Erwan Nigon All
Fortuna Honda Honda Honda NSR250 3 Italy Roberto Rolfo All
J&E Sport Kunstgras Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 Netherlands Arie Vos 7, 10
Kiefer Castrol-Honda Racing Honda Honda NSR250 15 Germany Christian Gemmel All
Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 26 Italy Alex Baldolini All
MRTT Honda Honda NSR250 Netherlands Jan Blok 7
MS Aprilia Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali All
Performance Racing Honda Honda NSR250 Netherlands Hans Smees 7
Safilo Oxydo - LCR Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 7 France Randy de Puniet All
Team Harc-Pro Honda Honda NSR250 92 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama 1, 13
Team Repsol Telefónica MoviStar Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto All
24 Spain Toni Elías All
Team Zoppini Abruzzo Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 14 Australia Anthony West All
16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt All
Telefónica MoviStar Junior Team Honda Honda NSR250 5 Argentina Sebastián Porto All
Troll Honda BQR Honda Honda NSR250 6 Spain Alex Debón All
34 Andorra Eric Bataille 1-4, 6-16
Yamaha Kurz Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo All
29 Italy Christian Pistoni 7
13 Czech Republic Jaroslav Hule? 1-4
52 Czech Republic Luká? Pe?ek 6, 9-16
53 Italy Teresio Isola 8
Source: [10]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

125cc participants

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
KTM - Red Bull KTM KTM 125 FRR 1 France Arnaud Vincent 1-9
10 Italy Roberto Locatelli All
36 Finland Mika Kallio 10-16
Sterilgarda Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 1 France Arnaud Vincent 11-16
41 Japan Youichi Ui All
42 Italy Gioele Pellino All
Telefónica MoviStar Junior Team Honda Honda RS125R 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa 1-14
Safilo Oxydo - LCR Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 4 Italy Lucio Cecchinello All
27 Australia Casey Stoner 1-9, 12-16
Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti All
58 Italy Marco Simoncelli All
Abruzzo Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 7 Italy Stefano Perugini All
11 Italy Max Sabbatani All
Ajo Motorsport Honda Honda RS125R 8 Japan Masao Azuma All
36 Finland Mika Kallio 1-9
36 Japan Hiroyuki Kikuchi 10
50 Italy Andrea Ballerini 10
Elit Grand Prix Honda Honda RS125R 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi All
Seedorf Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 14 United Kingdom Chris Martin 1-6
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista All
81 Spain Ismael Ortega 3, 8, 11, 16
88 Denmark Robbin Harms 5, 7, 9-16
Globet.com Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis All
23 Italy Gino Borsoi All
Exalt Cycle Red Devil Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 17 Germany Steve Jenkner All
79 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi All
MetaSystem Racing Service Honda Honda RS125R 21 United Kingdom Leon Camier 1-9
28 Italy Michele Danese 12-16
50 Italy Andrea Ballerini 10-16
63 France Mike Di Meglio 12-16
78 Hungary Peter Lenart 1-11
Master - Mx Onda - Aspar Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 22 Spain Pablo Nieto All
80 Spain Héctor Barberá All
Team Scot Honda Honda RS125R 24 Italy Simone Corsi 1-13, 16
34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso All
Road Racing Team Hungary Honda Honda RS125R 25 Hungary Imre Tóth All
Caja Madrid Derbi Racing Derbi Aprilia RS125R 26 Spain Emilio Alzamora All
48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo All
Semprucci - Angaia Malaguti Malaguti Malaguti 125GP 31 Spain Julián Simón All
32 Italy Fabrizio Lai All
Metis Gilera Racing Gilera Aprilia RS125R 33 Italy Stefano Bianco 1-3, 7-16
50 Italy Andrea Ballerini 5-6
Freesoul Racing Gilera Aprilia RS125R 41 Japan Youichi Ui 11-16
Aprilia 63 France Mike Di Meglio 1-10
Source: [11]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Standings

MotoGP riders' standings

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Rio de Janeiro (state)
PAC
Tochigi Prefecture
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Honda 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 357
2 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 4 1 Ret 1 7 3 1 2 1 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 277
3 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 2 3 2 5 3 14 2 1 Ret 5 2 4 1 3 17 4 228
4 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 1 6 4 4 Ret 3 6 8 6 2 3 177
5 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 7 7 Ret 12 12 9 11 8 5 6 9 5 3 4 3 16 130
6 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati 5 4 3 Ret Ret 10 9 5 3 3 6 10 Ret 9 Ret 7 128
7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 10 9 Ret Ret 8 4 4 6 8 4 8 9 Ret 5 8 5 123
8 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 20 6 4 7 6 6 12 Ret 6 8 5 7 7 7 5 Ret 123
9 Brazil Alex Barros Yamaha 8 5 5 3 Ret 8 8 DNS Ret 7 11 12 6 15 Ret 6 101
10 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 9 11 8 14 5 5 13 9 7 14 12 8 9 8 7 Ret 101
11 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda Ret 14 6 Ret 4 7 16 13 13 9 10 3 DSQ 10 10 10 87
12 France Olivier Jacque Yamaha 15 10 10 4 10 Ret 5 Ret 9 11 13 Ret 13 Ret 6 Ret 71
13 United States Colin Edwards Aprilia 6 Ret 14 10 9 Ret 7 10 14 12 14 13 17 13 16 8 62
14 Japan Noriyuki Haga Aprilia 12 Ret 11 8 Ret 12 Ret 7 Ret 13 15 14 12 12 14 15 47
15 Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha WD 17 15 11 13 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 11 5 11 Ret 45
16 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 11 8 11 10 9 31
17 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 13 13 7 Ret Ret 15 15 11 Ret 17 18 DNS Ret 12 13 29
18 Proton KR Ret Ret 12 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 19 16 Ret 17 11 12 27
19 United States Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki 14 15 13 16 Ret 15 20 17 17 15 14 9 11 22
20 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Honda 13 13 11 17 14 18 15 16 15 11 21 19 14 22
21 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR Ret 12 9 Ret Ret 16 Ret 15 11 Ret 20 Ret 14 18 18 17 19
22 Australia Garry McCoy Kawasaki 16 17 18 9 15 17 18 16 16 18 Ret Ret Ret 19 13 19 11
23 Germany Alex Hofmann Kawasaki 16 14 10 17 19 8
24 Japan Akira Ry? Suzuki 10 20 6
25 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Ret 12 4
26 Australia Andrew Pitt Kawasaki 17 16 15 Ret 16 Ret 14 17 19 16 21 18 16 16 15 18 4
Japan Tamaki Serizawa Moriwaki 19 18 0
Japan Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki 18 Ret 0
Spain José David de Gea Sabre V4 Ret 20 DNS 0
Harris WCM 22 19 19 Ret Ret 20
United Kingdom Chris Burns Harris WCM DNS DNS Ret Ret Ret 20 WD 0
Ret WD Ret
Japan Daijiro Kato Honda Ret 0
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Rio de Janeiro (state)
PAC
Tochigi Prefecture
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

250cc riders' standings

[12][10]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Rio de Janeiro (state)
PAC
Tochigi Prefecture
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 1 1 4 Ret 1 Ret 4 2 8 3 2 1 3 2 9 3 249
2 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 7 5 2 3 4 9 6 5 1 4 4 2 2 4 1 7 235
3 Spain Toni Elías Aprilia Ret 8 1 1 6 4 13 4 7 2 1 18 1 1 11 2 226
4 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia Ret 2 3 2 Ret 1 Ret 8 3 1 3 3 6 5 Ret 1 208
5 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 6 7 7 4 2 2 Ret 1 2 6 9 Ret 8 3 3 5 194
6 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 5 3 11 18 3 6 2 7 5 7 6 Ret Ret 6 4 8 148
7 Australia Anthony West Aprilia Ret 6 5 7 9 3 1 3 6 Ret 10 8 Ret 9 2 Ret 145
8 Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda 4 4 6 Ret 8 7 5 6 4 5 5 Ret Ret 8 Ret 6 127
9 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 8 10 8 5 7 5 Ret 9 Ret 9 8 5 7 7 6 11 119
10 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 10 9 Ret 6 5 8 3 Ret Ret 8 7 4 Ret DNS Ret 4 101
11 Spain Alex Debón Honda 11 DSQ 9 8 12 11 11 10 9 DNS 11 11 9 Ret 5 10 81
12 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 13 Ret 10 10 10 10 23 Ret 17 16 Ret 7 19 14 18 Ret 38
13 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia Ret 11 Ret 11 15 Ret 17 12 Ret 10 13 6 Ret Ret 16 Ret 34
14 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 18 15 18 Ret 13 Ret 24 13 12 14 20 9 11 20 15 13 33
15 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 2 5 31
16 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia 12 17 Ret 17 17 14 7 Ret 14 Ret 16 12 17 Ret 7 Ret 30
17 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia Ret 12 12 13 Ret Ret 14 17 10 Ret 14 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret 30
18 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 3 4 29
19 France Eric Bataille Honda 16 13 13 15 DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 9 28
20 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 14 14 Ret 12 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret Ret DNS 13 Ret Ret 10 17 26
21 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia Ret Ret 15 Ret 15 11 13 17 14 14 11 13 12 26
22 Germany Christian Gemmel Honda Ret 18 14 9 16 15 8 Ret Ret 15 15 16 12 16 Ret Ret 24
23 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 14 11 Ret 9 16 Ret 11 Ret Ret 16 13 14 Ret 24
24 Czech Republic Jakub Smr? Honda 15 Ret 17 19 14 Ret 12 14 13 Ret Ret 18 14 14
25 Czech Republic Jaroslav Hule? Yamaha 17 16 16 16 DNS 10
Honda 15 Ret 15 8 Ret
26 Japan Tekkyu Kayo Yamaha 9 7
27 Japan Choujun Kameya Honda 10 6
28 United Kingdom Jay Vincent Aprilia 11 5
29 Germany Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 12 15 5
30 Czech Republic Luká? Pe?ek Yamaha 16 16 17 Ret 17 Ret Ret 12 19 4
31 Germany Max Neukirchner Honda 15 1
32 Japan Masaki Tokudome Yamaha 15 1
33 Czech Republic Radomil Rous Aprilia Ret 15 1
Netherlands Henk vd Lagemaat Honda 19 19 20 20 18 18 16 18 Ret Ret 23 19 20 18 17 18 0
Spain Álvaro Molina Aprilia 19 DNS 19 16 0
Germany Katja Poensgen Honda 20 Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 18 19 18 20 Ret DNS 17 Ret 0
Finland Vesa Kallio Yamaha 19 18 18 0
Italy Christian Pistoni Aprilia 19 0
Yamaha 20
Netherlands Jan Blok Honda 19 0
Czech Republic Michal Filla Yamaha 19 0
China Shi Zhao Huang Yamaha 19 0
Netherlands Patrick Lakerveld Aprilia 20 0
Netherlands Arie Vos Yamaha 21 21 0
Spain Luis Castro Yamaha 21 0
Sweden Frederik Watz Yamaha 21 0
Netherlands Hans Smees Honda 22 0
Hungary Gábor Rizmayer Honda 22 0
Portugal Miguel Praia Yamaha 22 0
Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Yamaha Ret Ret 0
Yamaha Ret 0
France Samuel Aubry Honda Ret 0
France Christophe Rastel Honda Ret 0
United Kingdom Lee Dickinson Yamaha Ret 0
United Kingdom Phillip Desborough Yamaha Ret 0
Sweden Tomas Palander Honda Ret 0
Germany Norman Rank Honda Ret 0
Australia Geoff Hardcastle Yamaha Ret 0
France Grégory Leblanc Honda DNS DNQ 0
France Vincent Eisen Honda DNQ 0
Netherlands Randy Gevers Honda DNQ 0
United Kingdom Andrew Sawford Honda DNQ 0
Germany Nico Kehrer Honda DNQ 0
China Zi Xian He Yamaha DNQ 0
Australia Mark Rowling Yamaha DNQ 0
Australia Peter Taplin Honda DNQ 0
Australia Rodney Camm Honda DNQ 0
Australia Brett Underwood Yamaha DNQ 0
Austria Yves Polzer Honda DNQ 0
Italy Teresio Isola Yamaha EX 0
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Rio de Janeiro (state)
PAC
Tochigi Prefecture
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

125cc riders' standings

[13][11]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Rio de Janeiro (state)
PAC
Tochigi Prefecture
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 8 1 4 1 2 1 8 Ret 4 1 4 4 6 1 WD 223
2 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia Ret 6 3 Ret 5 3 6 4 3 3 3 3 9 6 7 Ret 166
3 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia Ret 13 7 11 9 Ret 3 1 14 5 2 9 1 8 6 3 164
4 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia 1 Ret 5 7 7 5 5 3 1 2 Ret 7 4 Ret Ret 13 162
5 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 5 2 9 3 4 Ret 10 2 7 6 8 6 3 13 Ret 8 157
6 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 3 3 2 8 Ret 4 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 5 Ret 3 2 151
7 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 7 5 Ret 5 3 17 2 6 5 Ret 1 5 8 9 Ret 7 148
8 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia Ret 10 6 4 18 Ret Ret 5 2 DNS DNS 2 2 Ret Ret 1 125
9 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 4 8 1 2 1 Ret 16 10 8 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret 9 112
10 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 2 15 10 12 11 12 15 11 11 7 10 14 11 7 Ret 5 93
11 Finland Mika Kallio Honda 11 7 16 Ret 13 7 11 7 10 88
KTM 4 DSQ 19 7 2 Ret Ret
12 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi Ret 24 15 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 21 12 6 1 Ret 3 8 11 79
13 Japan Youichi Ui Aprilia 6 4 8 6 6 Ret 4 Ret Ret 9 76
Gilera DNS 21 17 18 11 Ret
14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 9 9 6 11 7 8 14 14 9 12 70
15 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 9 17 12 9 15 2 7 22 Ret Ret Ret 15 10 4 16 DNS 68
16 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 17 9 11 10 14 22 Ret 13 Ret 13 13 Ret 13 5 2 15 64
17 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 10 11 13 13 8 8 13 19 17 8 Ret 12 Ret 20 Ret 10 54
18 France Arnaud Vincent KTM Ret 12 22 Ret 21 14 Ret 8 Ret 39
Aprilia 5 13 19 16 5 Ret
19 Italy Simone Corsi Honda 12 14 21 14 12 15 Ret 9 Ret 9 22 15 14 DNS DNS Ret 32
20 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 18 25 17 Ret 28 28 Ret 14 Ret 16 15 16 12 15 4 6 31
21 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 21 20 14 Ret 17 16 20 16 12 14 DNS 11 Ret 11 Ret 4 31
22 Italy Andrea Ballerini Gilera 19 18 25
Honda Ret Ret Ret 20 19 1 Ret
23 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia 15 16 20 Ret 10 11 Ret 12 13 10 Ret 26 Ret Ret Ret Ret 25
24 Italy Roberto Locatelli KTM 23 28 Ret 15 20 10 Ret Ret 18 17 11 17 Ret 10 Ret 17 18
25 Italy Fabrizio Lai Malaguti 16 18 23 Ret Ret 19 14 Ret 15 18 12 24 18 17 13 18 10
26 Denmark Robbin Harms Aprilia 25 DSQ 16 19 Ret 23 22 21 10 14 8
27 Italy Stefano Bianco Gilera Ret 21 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 20 14 20 16 12 15 21 7
28 France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 22 22 28 17 Ret 13 19 15 Ret 15 5
Honda Ret Ret 22 Ret Ret
29 Spain Julián Simón Malaguti 19 27 Ret 20 Ret 24 17 18 20 22 Ret 25 24 25 12 19 4
30 Italy Max Sabbatani Aprilia 13 Ret 24 18 23 21 22 Ret DNS Ret 21 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 3
31 Spain Emilio Alzamora Derbi Ret 23 18 19 Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 21 19 Ret Ret 23 14 24 2
Hungary Imre Tóth Honda 24 Ret 26 23 27 20 23 17 Ret 23 Ret Ret 26 24 Ret 0
Aprilia 22
Hungary Péter Lénárt Honda Ret 29 Ret 22 31 26 Ret 20 22 Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Leon Camier Honda 26 Ret 30 24 30 27 Ret Ret 23 0
Italy Michele Danese Honda 27 Ret 26 17 Ret 0
Honda 25 26 Ret 21 Ret Ret 0
Japan Sadahito Suma Honda Ret 25 0
Spain Ismael Ortega Aprilia 27 WD 21 20 23 0
Italy Mattia Angeloni Honda 24 16 0
Japan Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda DNS 0
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Rio de Janeiro (state)
PAC
Tochigi Prefecture
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Manufacturers' standings

MotoGP

Pos Constructor Pts
1 Japan Honda 395
2 Italy Ducati 225
3 Japan Yamaha 175
4 Italy Aprilia 81
5 Japan Suzuki 43
6 Malaysia/United StatesProton KR 38
7 Japan Kawasaki 19
Japan Moriwaki 0
United Kingdom Harris WCM 0

250cc manufacturers standings

Pos Constructor Pts
1 Italy Aprilia 390
2 Japan Honda 252
3 Japan Yamaha 119

125cc manufacturers standings

Pos Constructor Pts
1 Italy Aprilia 343
2 Japan Honda 286
3 Spain Derbi 79
4 Austria KTM 66
5 Italy Gilera 11
6 Italy Malaguti 11

Teams' standings

  • Each team gets the total points scored by their two riders, including replacement riders. In one rider team, only the points scored by that rider will be counted. Wildcard riders do not score points.
  • Rounds marked with a light blue background were under wet race conditions or stopped by rain.

MotoGP

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Team Constructor Rider(s) JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Rio de Janeiro (state)
PAC
Tochigi Prefecture
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Honda 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 487
United States Nicky Hayden 7 7 Ret 12 12 9 11 8 5 6 9 5 3 4 3 16
2 Japan Honda Italy Max Biaggi 2 3 2 5 3 14 2 1 Ret 5 2 4 1 3 17 4 351
Japan Tohru Ukawa 20 6 4 7 6 6 12 Ret 6 8 5 7 7 7 5 Ret
3 Italy Ducati Australia Troy Bayliss 5 4 3 Ret Ret 10 9 5 3 3 6 10 Ret 9 Ret 7 305
Italy Loris Capirossi 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 1 6 4 4 Ret 3 6 8 6 2 3
4 Japan Honda Spain Sete Gibernau 4 1 Ret 1 7 3 1 2 1 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 299
Japan Daijiro Kato Ret
Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari 13 13 11 17 14 18 15 16 15 11 21 19 14
5 Spain Carlos Checa 10 9 Ret Ret 8 4 4 6 8 4 8 9 Ret 5 8 5 185
Italy Marco Melandri WD 17 15 11 13 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 11 5 11 Ret
Japan Norifumi Abe 11 8 9
6 Brazil Alex Barros 8 5 5 3 Ret 8 8 DNS Ret 7 11 12 6 15 Ret 6 172
France Olivier Jacque 15 10 10 4 10 Ret 5 Ret 9 11 13 Ret 13 Ret 6 Ret
7 Japan Noriyuki Haga 12 Ret 11 8 Ret 12 Ret 7 Ret 13 15 14 12 12 14 15 109
United States Colin Edwards 6 Ret 14 10 9 Ret 7 10 14 12 14 13 17 13 16 8
8 Japan Yamaha Japan Shinya Nakano 9 11 8 14 5 5 13 9 7 14 12 8 9 8 7 Ret 101
9 Japan Honda Ret 14 6 Ret 4 7 16 13 13 9 10 3 DSQ 10 10 10 87
10 Japan Suzuki United States Kenny Roberts Jr. 14 15 13 16 Ret 15 20 17 17 15 14 9 11 55
Japan Yukio Kagayama Ret 12
United States John Hopkins 13 13 7 Ret Ret 15 15 11 Ret 17 18 DNS Ret 12 13
Japan Akira Ry? 20
11 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Ret 12 9 Ret Ret 16 Ret 15 11 Ret 20 Ret 14 18 18 17 46
Ret Ret 12 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 19 16 Ret 17 11 12
12 Japan Kawasaki Australia Garry McCoy 16 17 18 9 15 17 18 16 16 18 Ret Ret Ret 19 13 19 15
Australia Andrew Pitt 17 16 15 Ret 16 Ret 14 17 19 16 21 18 16 16 15 18
United Kingdom Chris Burns DNS DNS Ret Ret Ret 20 WD 0
Ret WD Ret
United Kingdom Sabre V4 Spain José David de Gea Ret 20 DNS
22 19 19 Ret Ret 20
Pos Team Constructor Rider(s) JPN
Japan
SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
RIO
Rio de Janeiro (state)
PAC
Tochigi Prefecture
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

References

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  3. ^ Sports, Dorna. "FIM announces 2003 MotoGP World Championship Pre-Calendar | MotoGP(TM)". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ Sports, Dorna. "MotoGP World Championship 2003 Calendar | MotoGP(TM)". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "MotoGP Calendar". www.yamaha-racing.com. Archived from the original on 2018-06-14. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "2003 World Motorcycle Championship". 12 June 2017.
  7. ^ Sports, Dorna. "Rule changes for the 2003 MotoGP season | MotoGP(TM)". www.motogp.com.
  8. ^ "Rule change for exhaust systems". Crash. April 15, 2003.
  9. ^ "Moto GP1 entry list for 2003". Motorcycle Racing Online.
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