2002 MotoGP Rd 16 – Valencia – Valencia – 3rd November

Conditions – Dry
  • Alex Barros takes the win and ends the season with five successive podiums, including 2 victories
  • Max Biaggi takes pole on his final appearance with the factory Yamaha Team before moving to ride a Honda in 2003
  • Jurgen vd Goorbergh finished 7th and the first 2-stroke home
  • Nasty start line crash when Carlos Checa stalled on the line and was hit from behind by Jose Luis Cardoso (I know this was scary because it occurred right in front of where I was standing on pit-wall). Both riders escaped injury
  • John Hopkins finishes 11th to end the season as top Rookie in the championship


2002 MotoGP races

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