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Okada Takes Czech 500 GP; Rossi Wins 250 Race

In a race dominated by Max Biaggi (Yamaha) until the last several laps (where he faded due to a poor tire choice), Repsol Honda’s Tadayuki Okada took the victory over his second place teammate Alex Criville (Honda) in the Czech 500 GP on August 22, 1999

Okada went from third place to first place on the last lap, surviving a huge slide four turns from the finish. Ultimately, Biaggi finished fourth behind Kenny Roberts (Suzuki).

Criville continues to have a substantial points lead in the championship race.

Czech 500 GP Race Results (Top 10):

1. Tadayuki Okada, #8 (JPN) (Honda)
2. Alex Criville, #3 (SPA) (Honda)
3. Kenny Roberts, #10 (USA) (Suzuki)
4. Max Biaggi, #2 (ITA) (Yamaha)
5. Tetsuya Harada, #31 (JPN) (Aprilia)
6. Nobuatsu Aoki, #9 (JPN) (Suzuki)
7. Alex Barros, #5 (BRA) (Honda)
8. Garry McCoy, #24 (AUS) (Yamaha)
9. Regis Laconi, #55 (FRA) (Yamaha)
10. Sete Gibernau, #15 (SPA) (Honda)

Valentino Rossi won the 250 race aboard his Aprilia.

Czech 250 GP Race Results (Top 10):

1. Valentino Rossi, #46 (ITA) (Aprilia)
2. Ralf Waldmann, #6 (GER) (Aprilia)
3. Tohru Ukawa, #4 (JPN) (Honda)
4. Shinya Nakano, #56 (JPN) (Yamaha)
5. Olivier Jacque, #19 (FRA) (Yamaha)
6. Stefano Perugini, #7 (ITA) (Honda)
7. Loris Capirossi, #1 (ITA) (Honda)
8. Jeremy McWilliams, #9 (GBR) (Aprilia)
9. Jason Vincent, #24 (GBR) (Honda)
10. Franco Battaini, #21 (ITA) (Aprilia)