2002 MotoGP Rd 13 – Pacific – Motegi – 6th October

Conditions – Dry
  • Alex Barros wins first time out on the 4-stroke V5 Honda after riding the 500cc 2-stroke in previous races
  • Barros’ win on the Honda Pons machine is first win by a satellite team rider in the MotoGP era
  • Daijiro Kato takes his first premier-class pole on his first outing on the 4-stroke bike
  • Loris Capirossi, still on the 500cc 2-stroke completes the podium – the last premier-class podium by a 2-stroke machine
  • Akira Yanagawa gives a debut to the new Kawasaki MotoGP machine prior to a full-time return for Kawasaki to Grand Prix racing in 2003

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