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Roberts Wins 500 GP at Buenos Aires; 250 Race Goes to Jacque

Kenny Roberts followed up his pole position in Buenos Aires with a victory today in the final 500 GP race of the season. Although Roberts (Suzuki) basically dominated from beginning to end, he battled closely with Max Biaggi (Yamaha) (who passed him more than once) near the end of the race before Biaggi made a mistake that took him off the track. Biaggi maintained second place, with third going to last week’s winner, Norick Abe (Yamaha). Carlos Checa (Yamaha) finished fourth.

Olivier Jacque (Yamaha) dominated the 250 race and won by a large margin over second place Tohru Ukawa (Honda). Champion Valentino Rossi (Aprilia) finished third, with Sebastian Porto (Yahama) fourth.

Alex Criville (Honda) had wrapped up the 500cc championship before this round (he finished fifth today) and Rossi had secured the 250 championship as well.

Final 500cc Race Results (Top 10)

1. Kenny Roberts
2. Max Biaggi
3. Norick Abe
4. Carlos Checa
5. Alex Criville
6. Sete Gibernau
7. John Kocinski
8. Alex Barros
9. Juan Borja
10. Jurgen vd Goorbergh

Final 250cc Race Results (Top 10)

1. Olivier Jacque
2. Tohru Ukawa
3. Valentino Rossi
4. Sebastian Porto
5. Shinya Nakano
6. Stefano Pereguni
7. Roberto Rolfo
8. Anthony West
9. Tomoni Makano
10. Alex Hofmann

Final 500cc Points Standings (Top 10)

1. Alex Criville (267)
2. Kenny Roberts (220)
3. Tadayuki Okada (211)
4. Max Biaggi (194)
5. Sete Gibernau (165)
6. Norick Abe (136)
7. Carlos Checa (125)
8. John Kocinski (115)
9. Alex Barros (110)
10. Tetsuya Harada (104)

Final 250cc Points Standings (Top 10)

1. Valentino Rossi (309)
2. Tohru Ukawa (261)
3. Loris Capirossi (209)
4. Shinya Nakano (207)
5. Stefano Pereguni (151)
6. Ralf Waldmann (131)
7. Olivier Jacque (122)
8. Franco Battaini (121)
9. Sebastien Porto (98)
10. Jeremy McWilliams (83)