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The 2004 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 2004 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 14–16 May 2004 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans, France.

France  2004 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 16 races in the
2004 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date16 May 2004
Official nameGrand Prix Polini de France[1]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Sete Gibernau
Time 1:33.425
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:34.088 on lap 27
Podium
First Spain Sete Gibernau
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:37.123
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:38.202 on lap 5
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second France Randy de Puniet
Third Spain Toni Elías
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:42.608
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:42.651 on lap 14
Podium
First Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Second Italy Roberto Locatelli
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 28 44:22.750 1 25
2 7   Carlos Checa Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha 28 +1.671 2 20
3 3   Max Biaggi Camel Honda Honda 28 +1.908 3 16
4 46   Valentino Rossi Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha 28 +4.272 4 13
5 45   Colin Edwards Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 28 +15.755 5 11
6 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +18.225 6 10
7 4   Alex Barros Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +27.656 11 9
8 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +31.530 10 8
9 6   Makoto Tamada Camel Honda Honda 28 +33.164 8 7
10 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +39.512 9 6
11 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +47.625 7 5
12 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +1:12.140 13 4
13 99   Jeremy McWilliams MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia 28 +1:23.391 18 3
14 11   Rubén Xaus D'Antin MotoGP Ducati 27 +1 lap 15 2
15 80   Kurtis Roberts Proton Team KR Proton KR 27 +1 lap 21 1
16 84   Michel Fabrizio WCM Harris WCM 27 +1 lap 22
17 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 27 +1 lap 20
Ret 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 16 Retirement 12
Ret 35   Chris Burns WCM Harris WCM 14 Retirement 23
Ret 66   Alex Hofmann Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 5 Retirement 19
Ret 17   Norifumi Abe Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha 0 Accident 17
Ret 21   John Hopkins Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 0 Accident 16
Ret 50   Neil Hodgson D'Antin MotoGP Ducati 0 Accident 14
DNS 67   Shane Byrne MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia Did not start
Source: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 26 43:03.338 1 25
2 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +7.711 2 20
3 24   Toni Elías Honda 26 +19.233 5 16
4 73   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 26 +20.427 9 13
5 51   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 26 +21.175 10 11
6 14   Anthony West Aprilia 26 +24.269 12 10
7 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +38.537 7 9
8 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +39.827 6 8
9 6   Alex Debón Honda 26 +42.589 13 7
10 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 26 +47.541 16 6
11 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 26 +47.874 18 5
12 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 26 +51.623 19 4
13 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 26 +51.813 15 3
14 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +58.880 20 2
15 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +1:03.261 25 1
16 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:05.370 17
17 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 26 +1:05.906 22
18 36   Erwan Nigon Yamaha 26 +1:08.323 21
19 15   Christian Gemmel Honda 26 +1:19.342 26
20 77   Grégory Lefort Aprilia 26 +1:21.036 24
21 44   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 26 +1:39.861 30
22 42   Grégory Leblanc Aprilia 25 +1 lap 28
Ret 19   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 17 Accident 3
Ret 12   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 11 Accident 23
Ret 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 10 Retirement 11
Ret 43   Radomil Rous Aprilia 6 Accident 27
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 6 Retirement 29
Ret 2   Roberto Rolfo Honda 4 Retirement 8
Ret 54   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 1 Accident 4
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 1 Retirement 14
DNQ 45   Samuel Aubry Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 46   Vincent Eisen Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 47   Marc-Antoine Scaccia Yamaha Did not qualify
WD 40   Max Sabbatani Yamaha Withdrew
Source: [5]

125cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 41:26.747 1 25
2 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 24 +0.594 4 20
3 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 24 +6.680 2 16
4 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 24 +9.662 5 13
5 3   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 24 +10.178 3 11
6 36   Mika Kallio KTM 24 +20.698 20 10
7 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +20.967 10 9
8 27   Casey Stoner KTM 24 +21.158 13 8
9 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 24 +21.645 11 7
10 21   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +23.080 6 6
11 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +26.699 15 5
12 54   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 24 +29.332 17 4
13 10   Julián Simón Honda 24 +33.187 18 3
14 52   Lukáš Pešek Honda 24 +37.002 21 2
15 24   Simone Corsi Honda 24 +40.239 12 1
16 14   Gábor Talmácsi Malaguti 24 +40.304 22
17 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 24 +51.919 24
18 47   Ángel Rodríguez Derbi 24 +54.523 31
19 26   Dario Giuseppetti Honda 24 +54.575 26
20 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 24 +54.922 19
21 25   Imre Tóth Aprilia 24 +1:05.458 25
22 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +1:05.610 27
23 8   Manuel Manna Malaguti 24 +1:13.982 29
24 28   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 24 +1:14.248 34
25 70   Julián Miralles Aprilia 24 +1:14.539 33
26 66   Vesa Kallio Aprilia 24 +1:24.230 30
27 11   Mattia Angeloni Honda 24 +1:27.607 36
28 16   Raymond Schouten Honda 24 +1:36.938 32
29 74   Mathieu Gines Honda 23 +1 lap 38
30 73   Yannick Deschamps Honda 23 +1 lap 37
Ret 69   Robbin Harms Honda 22 Accident 28
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Aprilia 12 Accident 7
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 9 Accident 8
Ret 72   Alexis Masbou Honda 9 Retirement 35
Ret 50   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 7 Retirement 23
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Gilera 7 Retirement 16
Ret 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 1 Accident 9
Ret 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 0 Accident 14
DNS 20   Georg Fröhlich Honda Did not start
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round three has concluded.[7]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2004 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 May 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2004". Motogp.com. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 May 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix Polini de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 May 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2004. Retrieved 2019-08-21.


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