Sporting Digest: Motorcycling

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Michael Doohan completed his world championship-winning season with victory in the Argentine 500cc Grand Prix yesterday. It was the Australian's third consecutive triumph on the Oscar Galvez track. Italy's Loris Capirossi won the 250cc world title after almost crashing out on the last bend. Capirossi kept control of his Aprilia and managed to finish second.

ARGENTINIAN GRAND PRIX (Buenos Aires) 125cc: 1 T Manako (Japan) Honda 42min 43.976sec; 2 Marco Melandri (It) Honda 42:44.542; 3 L Cecchinello (It) Honda 42:45.113; 4 M Azuma (Japan) Honda 42:45.167; 5 K Sakata (Japan) Aprilia 43:00.087; 6 M Giansanti (It) Honda 43:00.290; 7 A Vincent (Fr) Aprilia 43:05.897; 8 M Tokudome (Japan) Aprilia 43:06.809; 9 N Ueda (Japan) Honda 43:07.573; 10 G Scalvini (It) Honda 43:07.898. Final standings: 1 Sakata 229pts; 2 Manako 217; 3 Melandri 202; 4 Azuma 135; 5 Cecchinello 130; 6 Giansanti 113; 7 Tokudome 97; 8 Scalvini 89; 9 Roberto Locatelli (It) 87; 10 Frederic Petit (Fr) 78. Manufacturers' championship: 1 Honda 330 points; 2 Aprilia 243; 3 Yamaha 111.

250 cc: 1 V Rossi (It) Aprilia 44:25.581; 2 L Capirossi (It) Aprilia 44:31.941; 3 O Jacque (Fr) Honda 44:53.677; 4 Tohru Ukawa (Japan) Honda 44:54.032; 5 R Rolfo (It) TSR-Honda 44:57.401; 6 J McWilliams (GB) TSR- Honda 45:08.397; 7 N Numata (Japan) Suzuki 45:09.136; 8 J Stigefelt (Swe) Suzuki 45:09.289; 9 F Battaini (It) Yamaha 45:09.729; 10 L Boscoscuro (It) TSR-Honda 45:19.086; Final standings: 1 Capirossi 224pts; 2 Rossi 201; 3 T Harada (Japan) 200; 4 Ukawa 145; 5 Jacque 112; 6 H Aoki (Japan) 112; 7 S Perugini (It) 102; 8 T Tsujimura (Japan) 91; 9 J Mcwilliams (GB) 87; 10 Luis D'Antin (Sp) 74. Manufacturers' championship: 1 Aprilia 338; 2 Honda 215; 3 Yamaha 134; 4 TSR-Honda 128; 5 Suzuki 59; 6 ERP Honda 14.

500cc: 1 M Doohan (Aus) Honda 47:07.332; 2 T Okada (Japan) Honda 47:12.094; 3 A Barros (Bra) Honda 47:12.922; 4 N Abe (Japan) Yamaha 47:35.017; 5 M Biaggi (It) Honda 47:37.586; 6 R Laconi (Fr) Yamaha 47:37.773; 7 J M Bayle (Fr) Yamaha 47:37.979; 8 C Checa (Sp) Honda 47:38.276; 9 S Gibernau (Sp) Honda 47:40.140 ; 10 J Kocinski (US) Honda 47:49.046. Final standings: 1 Doohan 260pts; 2 Biaggi 208; 3 A Criville (Sp) 198; 4 Checa 139; 5 Barros 138; 6 A Norick (Japan) 128; 7 S Crafar (NZ) 119; 8 Okada 106; 9 N Aoki (Japan) 101; 10 Laconi 86. Manufacturers' championship: 1 Honda 345pts; 2 Yamaha 198; 3 Suzuki 111; 4 Modenas KR3 73; 5 Muz 11.

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