Le Mans Moto GP Results

Copyright 2003, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Steve Gibernau won the red-flagged-and-restarted Fench Grand Prix, beating Valentino Rossi by 0.165-second. Alex Barros finished third.

Under new MotoGP rules, the race was not scored on aggregate time. Instead, the order at the end of the 13-lap restart determined the final finishing order.

Carlos Checa and Troy Bayliss crashed before the race was stopped for rain, and Makoto Tamada, John Hopkins and Andrew Pitt crashed on the wet track after the restart.

Colin Edwards was the best-finishing American at 10th, with Nicky Hayden 12th and Kenny Roberts the 16th and last finisher.

Spanish riders swept the weekend, with Dani Pedrosa winning the 125cc race and Toni Elias winning the 250cc race.

Results, 13-lap Restart
1. Sete Gibernau, Honda, 24:29.665
2. Valentino Rossi, Honda, -0.165 seconds
3. Alex Barros, Yamaha, -1.793
4. Olivier Jacque, Yamaha, -29.912
5. Max Biaggi, Honda, -31.493
6. Jeremy McWilliams, Proton KR3, -33.946
7. Tohru Ukawa, Honda, -35.447
8. Noriyuki Haga, Aprilia, -36.231
9. Garry McCoy, Kawasaki, -51.254
10. Colin Edwards, Aprilia, -61.802
11. Norick Abe, Yamaha, -1 lap
12. Nicky Hayden, Honda, -1 lap
13. Ryuichi Kiyonari, Honda, -1 lap
14. Shinya Kakano, Yamaha, -2 laps
15. Marco Melandri, Yamaha, -2 laps
16. Kenny Roberts, Suzuki, -2 laps
17. Andrew Pitt, Kawasaki, DNF, crash, -10 laps
18. John Hokpins, Suzuki, DNF, crash, -11 laps
19. Makoto Tamada, Honda, DNF, crash, -12 laps
20. Troy Bayliss, Ducati, DNS, crash
21. Loris Capirossi, Ducati, DNS, mecanical
22. Carlos Checa, Yamaha, DNS, crash
23. Nobuatsu Aoki, Proton, DNS, retired
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