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1996 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1996 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 1996 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 9 June 1996 at Circuit Paul Ricard.

France  1996 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 15 races in the
1996 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Paul Ricard 1986.jpg
Date9 June 1996
Official nameGrand Prix de France[1][2]
LocationLe Castellet
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.800 km (2.361 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé
Time 1:21.448
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé
Time 1:22.022
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Àlex Crivillé
Third Spain Alberto Puig
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:23.378
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:24.189
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Germany Ralf Waldmann
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Masaki Tokudome
Time 1:29.351
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:29.263
Podium
First Italy Stefano Perugini
Second Japan Tomomi Manako
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Mick Doohan Team Repsol Honda Honda 42:43.959 25
2   Àlex Crivillé Team Repsol Honda Honda +11.539 20
3   Alberto Puig Fortuna Honda Pons Honda +26.255 16
4   Norifumi Abe Marlboro Yamaha Roberts Yamaha +26.467 13
5   Scott Russell Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +29.739 11
6   Luca Cadalora Kanemoto Honda Honda +40.379 10
7   Alex Barros Honda Pileri Honda +58.435 9
8   Frederic Protat Soverex FP Racing ROC Yamaha +1:14.962 8
9   James Haydon World Championship Motorsports ROC Yamaha +1:19.042 7
10   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 6
11   Jeremy McWilliams QUB Team Optimum ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 5
12   Eugene McManus Millar Racing Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13   Florian Ferracci Soverex FP Racing ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 3
14   Jean-Marc Deletang ELC Lease ROC ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 2
15   Toshiyuki Arakaki Padgett's Racing Team Yamaha +1 Lap 1
Ret   Doriano Romboni IP Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Tadayuki Okada Team Repsol Honda Honda Retirement
Ret   Kenny Roberts Jr Marlboro Yamaha Roberts Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Sean Emmett Harris Grand Prix Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Juan Borja Elf 500 ROC Elf 500 Retirement
Ret   Shinichi Itoh Team Repsol Honda Honda Retirement
Ret   Carlos Checa Fortuna Honda Pons Honda Retirement
Ret   Jean-Michel Bayle Marlboro Yamaha Roberts Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jean Pierre Jeandat Team Paton Paton Retirement
Ret   Loris Capirossi Marlboro Yamaha Roberts Yamaha Retirement
Sources: [3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Max Biaggi Aprilia 41:06.274 25
2   Ralf Waldmann Honda +6.894 20
3   Tetsuya Harada Yamaha +27.160 16
4   Tohru Ukawa Honda +36.462 13
5   Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +36.564 11
6   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia +36.650 10
7   Eskil Suter Aprilia +38.284 9
8   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia +38.440 8
9   Cristiano Migliorati Honda +39.173 7
10   Luis d'Antin Honda +39.434 6
11   Regis Laconi Honda +51.144 5
12   Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +52.228 4
13   Takeshi Tsujimura Honda +52.726 3
14   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda +54.385 2
15   Olivier Petrucciani Aprilia +54.506 1
16   Sebastian Porto Aprilia +54.708
17   Davide Bulega Aprilia +54.932
18   Massimo Ottobre Aprilia +1:04.710
19   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +1 Lap
20   Sebastien Gimbert Honda +1 Lap
21   Cristophe Cogan Honda +1 Lap
22   Gilles Ferstler Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Jürgen Fuchs Honda Retirement
Ret   Olivier Jacque Honda Retirement
Ret   José Luis Cardoso Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Osamu Miyazaki Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Honda Retirement
Ret   José Barresi Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jamie Robinson Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Christian Boudinot Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Sete Gibernau Honda Retirement

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 40:44.539 25
2   Tomomi Manako Honda +0.373 20
3   Emilio Alzamora Honda +0.672 16
4   Noboru Ueda Honda +0.708 13
5   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +0.929 11
6   Dirk Raudies Honda +2.926 10
7   Haruchika Aoki Honda +3.261 9
8   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +4.598 8
9   Garry McCoy Aprilia +14.243 7
10   Akira Saito Honda +14.489 6
11   Manfred Geissler Aprilia +14.579 5
12   Ivan Goi Honda +18.898 4
13   Frederic Petit Honda +23.947 3
14   Herri Torrontegui Honda +28.271 2
15   Youichi Ui Yamaha +48.262 1
16   Paolo Tessari Honda +48.529
17   Loek Bodelier Honda +48.889
18   Gabriele Debbia Yamaha +49.239
19   Bertrand Stey Honda +1:00.037
20   Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:12.258
21   Gregory Fouet Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Darren Barton Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Valentino Rossi Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Josep Sarda Honda Retirement
Ret   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Eric Mizera Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Lucio Cecchinello Honda Retirement
Ret   Peter Öttl Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Jorge Martinez Aprilia Retirement


Previous race:
1996 Italian Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1996 season
Next race:
1996 Dutch TT
Previous race:
1995 French Grand Prix
French Grand Prix Next race:
1997 French Grand Prix

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1996 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Paul Ricard - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "1996 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1996". www.motogp.com.