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Rossi (500) and Katoh (250) Take South African GP

Honda’s Valentino Rossi has won both 500 GP roadraces this season, including today’s race in Welkom, South Africa. Honda dominated the 500 class with Loris Capirossi finishing second and Tohru Ukawa third. Defending champion Kenny Roberts, Jr. (Suzuki) finished well back in seventh place.

In the 250 class, a nail-biter was won by the Honda of Daijiro Katoh over the Aprilia of Marco Melandri.

250cc Final Race Results

1.	Daijiro Katoh		#74	HONDA
2.	Marco Melandri		#5	APRILIA
3.	Tetsuya Harada		#31	APRILIA
4.	Roberto Locatelli	#15	APRILIA
5.	Fonsi Nieto		#10 	APRILIA
6.	Jeremy McWilliams	#99	APRILIA
7.	Sebastian Porto		#9	YAMAHA
8.	Roberto Rolfo		#44	APRILIA
9.	Naoki Matsudo		#8	YAMAHA
10.	Alex Hofmann		#66	APRILIA

500cc Final Race Results

1.	Valentino Rossi		#46	HONDA
2. Loris Capirossi #65 HONDA
3. Tohru Ukawa #11 HONDA
4. Shinya Nakano #56 YAMAHA
5. Norick Abe #6 YAMAHA
6. Alex Criville #28 HONDA
7. Kenny Roberts #1 SUZUKI
8. Max Biaggi #3 YAMAHA
9. Alex Barros #4 HONDA
10. Sete Gibernau #15 SUZUKI