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2004 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

Season summaryEdit

At the end of 2003, HRC and Valentino Rossi had parted ways, and HRC held Rossi to the letter of their contract which stipulated he could not ride another manufacturer's machine until 31 December 2003.[1] Rossi's move to Yamaha, therefore, was a gamble on a manufacturer that hadn't had a world championship in 12 years. Rossi won the first round of the season and lay to rest doubts about whether the rider or the motorcycle was more important when he achieved what no rider since Eddie Lawson had done in the history of the premier-class: he won back-to-back championships on different marques, Honda in 2003 and Yamaha in 2004.

Runner-up Sete Gibernau gave Rossi a strong challenge initially, but faded towards the end of the season. The friendship between him and Rossi frayed over the season, and snapped completely at the Qatar round.

At the Italian round, the race ran for 17 laps before rain started, and according to the rules at the time, the race was decided on a second, 6-lap race and the previous 17 laps only counted for grid positions. Conditions dried enough that the riders started the new race in slicks instead of wet-weather tires. In 2005 the rules were changed so that rain would no longer stop a race in MotoGP.

The Rookie of the Year was Rubén Xaus.

2004 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2004:[2][3]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 18 April   betandwin.com Africa's Grand Prix Phakisa Freeway
2 2 May   Gran Premio Marlboro de España Circuito de Jerez
3 16 May   Grand Prix Polini de France Bugatti Circuit
4 6 June   Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia Mugello Circuit
5 13 June   Gran Premi Gauloises de Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya
6 26 June ††   Gauloises TT Assen Assen
7 4 July   Cinzano Rio Grand Prix Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
8 18 July   Veltins Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
9 25 July   Cinzano British Grand Prix Donington Park
10 22 August   Gauloises Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
11 5 September   Grande Prémio Marlboro de Portugal Autódromo do Estoril
12 18 September   Camel Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
13 2 October   Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit
14 10 October   Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
15 17 October   Cinzano Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Circuit
16 31 October   Gran Premio Marlboro Comunitat Valenciana Circuit de Valencia
†† = Saturday Race

Calendar changesEdit

This was the last time MotoGP raced in Africa and Latin America, with the latter seeing MotoGP in 2014.

2004 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 18 April   South African motorcycle Grand Prix Phakisa   Andrea Dovizioso   Dani Pedrosa   Valentino Rossi Report
2 2 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez   Marco Simoncelli   Roberto Rolfo   Sete Gibernau Report
3 16 May   French motorcycle Grand Prix Le Mans   Andrea Dovizioso   Dani Pedrosa   Sete Gibernau Report
4 6 June   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello   Roberto Locatelli   Sebastián Porto   Valentino Rossi Report
5 13 June   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya   Héctor Barberá   Randy de Puniet   Valentino Rossi Report
6 26 June   Dutch TT Assen   Jorge Lorenzo   Sebastián Porto   Valentino Rossi Report
7 4 July   Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro   Héctor Barberá   Manuel Poggiali   Makoto Tamada Report
8 18 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix Sachsenring   Roberto Locatelli   Dani Pedrosa   Max Biaggi Report
9 25 July   British motorcycle Grand Prix Donington Park   Andrea Dovizioso   Dani Pedrosa   Valentino Rossi Report
10 22 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno   Jorge Lorenzo   Sebastián Porto   Sete Gibernau Report
11 5 September   Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix Estoril   Héctor Barberá   Toni Elías   Valentino Rossi Report
12 18 September   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Motegi   Andrea Dovizioso   Dani Pedrosa   Makoto Tamada Report
13 2 October   Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix Losail   Jorge Lorenzo   Sebastián Porto   Sete Gibernau Report
14 10 October   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang   Casey Stoner   Dani Pedrosa   Valentino Rossi Report
15 17 October   Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island   Andrea Dovizioso   Sebastián Porto   Valentino Rossi Report
16 31 October   Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Valencia   Héctor Barberá   Dani Pedrosa   Valentino Rossi Report

ParticipantsEdit

MotoGP participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
  Camel Honda Honda Honda RC211V M 3   Max Biaggi All
B 6   Makoto Tamada All
  Repsol Honda Honda Honda RC211V M 4   Alex Barros All
69   Nicky Hayden 1–10, 12–16
  Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 7   Carlos Checa All
46   Valentino Rossi All
  Proton Team KR Proton KR Proton KR5 D 9   Nobuatsu Aoki All
80   Kurtis Roberts 1–10, 16
36   James Haydon 13–15
  Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R B 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. 1–12
21   John Hopkins 1–3, 5–16
32   Gregorio Lavilla 5, 10
15–16
71   Yukio Kagayama 13–14
  D'Antin MotoGP Ducati Ducati Desmosedici M 11   Rubén Xaus All
50   Neil Hodgson All
  Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP4 M 12   Troy Bayliss All
65   Loris Capirossi All
  Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda Honda RC211V M 15   Sete Gibernau All
45   Colin Edwards All
  Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 17   Norifumi Abe All
33   Marco Melandri All
  Moriwaki Racing Moriwaki Moriwaki MD5 D 19   Olivier Jacque 12, 16
88   Andrew Pitt 4–5, 10
  WCM Harris WCM Harris WCM D 35   Chris Burns 2–9, 11, 16
84   Michel Fabrizio 1–6, 8–10
41   Youichi Ui 12–15
52   José David de Gea 7
77   James Ellison 10–11, 13–16
  Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-RR B 56   Shinya Nakano All
66   Alex Hofmann All
  MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS Cube M 67   Shane Byrne 1–10, 12
99   Jeremy McWilliams All
24   Garry McCoy 14–16
84   Michel Fabrizio 11
  HRC Honda Honda RC211V M 72   Tohru Ukawa 12
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

250cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
Fortuna Honda Honda Honda RS250R D 2   Roberto Rolfo All
24   Toni Elías All
Telefónica Movistar Honda 250cc 26   Dani Pedrosa All
73   Hiroshi Aoyama All
Wurth Honda BQR Honda Honda RS250R D 6   Alex Debón All
34   Eric Bataille 1–8, 10–12
52   José David de Gea 9, 13–16
Safilo Carrera - LCR Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 7   Randy de Puniet All
Team UGT Kurz Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 8   Naoki Matsudo All
36   Erwan Nigon 1, 3–8
43   Radomil Rous 9–16
63   Jarno Ronzoni 2
Freesoul Abruzzo Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 9   Hugo Marchand All
14   Anthony West 1–15
27   Valerio Anghetti 10
63   Jarno Ronzoni 16
Repsol - Aspar Team 250cc Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 10   Fonsi Nieto All
19   Sebastián Porto All
Campetella Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 11   Joan Olivé All
21   Franco Battaini All
43   Radomil Rous 2–3
50   Sylvain Guintoli All
Equipe GP de France - Scrab Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 12   Arnaud Vincent 1–4, 6–12, 16
36   Erwan Nigon 9–16
42   Grégory Leblanc 13–15
72   David Fouloi 5
77   Grégory Lefort 1–8
Castrol-Honda Kiefer Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 15   Christian Gemmel 1–4
17   Klaus Nöhles 6–14
63   Jarno Ronzoni 5
64   Frederik Watz 16
82   Joshua Waters 15
Aprilia Germany Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 16   Johan Stigefelt All
57   Chaz Davies All
Grefusa - Aspar Team 250cc Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 22   Iván Silva 6
28   Dirk Heidolf 1–5, 7–16
33   Héctor Faubel 1–7, 9–16
Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 25   Alex Baldolini All
NC World Trade Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 B 30   José Luis Cardoso 5
40   Max Sabbatani 1–9
44   Taro Sekiguchi All
88   Gergő Talmácsi 10–16
Aprilia Racing
MS ApriliaTeam
Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 37   Marcellino Lucchi 14
51   Alex de Angelis All
54   Manuel Poggiali 1–12, 15–16
Molenaar Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 96   Jakub Smrž All
Mas Racing Team-A.Molina Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 41   Álvaro Molina 2, 16
Leblanc Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 42   Grégory Leblanc 2–3, 10–11, 16
Team Racer Bike Honda Honda RS250R 45   Samuel Aubry 3
Eisen Moto Team Honda Honda RS250R 46   Vincent Eisen 3
ASMV Scaccia Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 47   Marc-Antoine Scaccia 3
Dydo Miu Racing Honda Honda RS250R B 55   Yuki Takahashi 12
Benjan Motoren Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 58   Patrick Lakerveld 6
Performance Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 59   Hans Smees 6, 16
Jaap Kingma Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 60   Emile Litjens 6
De Arend - Filart Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 61   Randy Gevers 6
71   Henk van de Lagemaat 10
MRTT Hugen Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 62   Jan Roelofs 6
Roma Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 63   Jarno Ronzoni 4
Agesta Transport Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 64   Frederik Watz 9
Galemain Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 65   Lee Dickinson 9
Manhattan Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 66   Tony Campbell 9
BDR Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 67   Bruce Dunn 9
Burning Blood RT Honda Honda RS250R D 70   Choujun Kameya 12
Team Harc-Pro Honda Honda RS250R B 76   Shuhei Aoyama 12
Endurance Honda Honda RS250R B 78   Yuzo Fujioka 12
SP Tadao Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 79   Katsuyuki Nakasuga 12
EMS Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 80   Peter Taplin 15
Turramurra Cyclery Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 81   Mark Rowling 15
whitetiger.com.au Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 84   Ben Ried 15
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

125cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
Seedorf Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 3   Héctor Barberá All
19   Álvaro Bautista All
81   Ismael Ortega 2
Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 6   Mirko Giansanti All
28   Jordi Carchano All
Metis Gilera Racing Team Gilera Gilera 125 GP D 7   Stefano Perugini All
32   Fabrizio Lai All
Semprucci Malaguti Malaguti Malaguti 125 D 8   Manuel Manna All
14   Gábor Talmácsi All
Angaia Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 9   Markéta Janáková 6–8, 10–14, 16
10   Julián Simón 1–11, 13–16
11   Mattia Angeloni 1–5
30   Raffaele De Rosa 9
46   Matthew Kuhne 15
62   Toshihisa Kuzuhara 14
Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R 43   Manuel Hernández 12
Elit Grand Prix Honda Honda RS125R D 12   Thomas Lüthi 1–4, 8–16
26   Dario Giuseppetti 1–6, 10–16
35   Václav Bittman 8–9
35   Václav Bittman 10
Safilo Carrera - LCR Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 15   Roberto Locatelli All
54   Mattia Pasini All
Molenaar Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 16   Raymond Schouten 1–4, 6–16
Sterilgarda Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 18   Simone Sanna 8–9
45   Lorenzo Zanetti 10–16
50   Andrea Ballerini 1–7
Rauch Bravo Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 21   Steve Jenkner All
58   Marco Simoncelli 1–14
37   Michele Pirro 16
Master - Repsol Team 125cc Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 22   Pablo Nieto All
33   Sergio Gadea All
Globet.com Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 23   Gino Borsoi All
59   Nicolás Terol 16
63   Mike Di Meglio 1–15
Kopron Team Scot Honda Honda RS125R D 24   Simone Corsi All
34   Andrea Dovizioso All
Team Hungary Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 25   Imre Tóth All
66   Vesa Kallio All
Red Bull KTM KTM KTM 125 FRR D 27   Casey Stoner 1–8, 10–16
36   Mika Kallio All
Ajo Motorsport Honda Honda RS125R D 31   Max Sabbatani 13–16
38   Mikko Kyyhkynen 5–7
52   Lukáš Pešek All
69   Robbin Harms 1–4, 8–12
Abruzzo Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 41   Youichi Ui 1–9
42   Gioele Pellino All
50   Andrea Ballerini 10–16
73   Michele Danese 4
Caja Madrid Derbi Racing Derbi Derbi 125 GP D 47   Ángel Rodríguez All
48   Jorge Lorenzo All
ADAC Honda Team Honda Honda RS125R D 20   Georg Fröhlich 2–3, 8–10
Motorrad Unger Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 39   Patrick Unger 8
Team Freudenberg Honda Honda RS125R D 40   Manuel Mickan 8
Team Hernandez Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 43   Manuel Hernández 2, 5, 11, 16
Tennen Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 44   Frank Van den Dragt 6
UK1 Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 49   Christian Elkin 9
Brooklands Autobody Centre Honda Honda RS125R D 51   Kris Weston 9
Gold Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 53   Stefano Bianco 4
Tassie Windscreens Honda Honda RS125R D 56   Brett Simmonds 15
Racc Caja Madrid Honda Honda RS125R D 57   Aleix Espargaró 16
RCGM Team F.M.I. Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 61   Michele Pirro 4
Honda Kumamoto Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 62   Toshihisa Kuzuhara 12
Team Tec. 2 & Feel Yamaha Yamaha TZ125 B 64   Shigeki Norikane 12
Thai Honda Castrol/ERP Honda Honda RS125R B 67   Suhathai Chaemsap 12
RC Recouso Sport Honda Honda RS125R D 68   Fabricio Perrén 5
MIR Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 70   Julián Miralles 2–3, 8, 16
TMR Competicion Honda Honda RS125R D 71   Enrique Jerez 2, 5, 16
78   Jordi Planas 5
91   Vincent Braillard 11
Equipe de France Espoir Honda Honda RS125R D 72   Alexis Masbou 3
TVX Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 73   Yannick Deschamps 3
Big Store RMS Honda Honda RS125R D 74   Mathieu Gines 3
Team Minimoto Portomaggiore Honda Honda RS125R D 75   Alessio Aldrovandi 4
Swiss MTR Honda Honda RS125R D 77   Lorenzo Zanetti 4
DB Racing Honda Honda RS125R 79   Adri den Bekker 6
Racing Team Mark Van Kreij Honda Honda RS125R 80   Mark van Kreij 6
Amici Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 82   Jarno van der Marel 6
Bos Tivoli Racing Pevada Honda Honda RS125R 83   Gert-Jan Kok 6
Bridewell Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 84   Tommy Bridewell 9
Red Bull Rookies Honda Honda Honda RS125R D 85   Eugene Laverty 9
OMV Team Hanusch Honda Honda RS125R D 87   Patrik Vostárek 10
Red Bull KTM Junior Team KTM KTM 125 FRR D 88   Michael Ranseder 10, 16
SP Tadao Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ125 D 89   Tomoyoshi Koyama 10, 12
Team Moto Speed Honda Honda RS125R D 90   Carlos Ferreira 11
Allect Barter Card Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 92   Bryan Staring 15
Tel'm Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 93   Malcolm Esler 15
Snapon Tools Honda Honda RS125R B 94   Brent Rigoli 15
Garage Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 95   Yuki Hatano 12
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

StandingsEdit

MotoGP riders' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background are eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
  • Rounds marked with light blue background were under wet race conditions.
Pos Rider Bike SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
RIO
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
POR
 
JPN
 
QAT
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1 4 4 1 1 1 Ret 4 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 304
2   Sete Gibernau Honda 3 1 1 2 2 2 Ret Ret 3 1 4 6 1 7 2 4 257
3   Max Biaggi Honda 2 2 3 3 8 4 2 1 12 3 Ret Ret 6 2 7 2 217
4   Alex Barros Honda 4 3 7 6 Ret Ret 5 2 9 Ret 3 4 4 3 5 6 165
5   Colin Edwards Honda 7 7 5 12 5 6 6 5 2 7 9 Ret 2 11 4 8 157
6   Makoto Tamada Honda 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 1 6 14 4 2 1 10 5 8 5 150
7   Carlos Checa Yamaha 10 6 2 Ret 4 9 10 Ret 6 6 5 7 Ret 9 10 14 117
8   Nicky Hayden Honda 5 5 11 Ret Ret 5 3 3 4 Ret Ret 5 4 6 Ret 117
9   Loris Capirossi Ducati 6 12 10 8 10 8 4 Ret 7 5 7 Ret Ret 6 3 9 117
10   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki 12 9 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 7 15 12 11 3 Ret 8 12 7 83
11   Rubén Xaus Ducati Ret Ret 14 5 6 7 12 11 11 Ret Ret 9 3 13 11 Ret 77
12   Marco Melandri Yamaha 11 Ret 6 9 3 3 13 Ret DNS 9 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 75
13   Norifumi Abe Yamaha 9 11 Ret 7 9 11 8 Ret Ret 8 10 Ret 7 12 17 10 74
14   Troy Bayliss Ducati 14 Ret 8 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret 10 9 3 71
15   Alex Hofmann Kawasaki Ret 13 Ret 14 11 13 11 10 19 13 13 10 9 Ret 13 11 51
16   John Hopkins Suzuki 13 15 Ret Ret 14 15 9 8 Ret 6 Ret 8 Ret 15 12 45
17   Neil Hodgson Ducati Ret Ret Ret 11 12 10 16 13 10 11 Ret 8 Ret Ret 18 15 38
18   Kenny Roberts Jr. Suzuki Ret 8 12 Ret 17 16 7 8 17 10 14 Ret 37
19   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 16 Ret 13 16 DNS 15 14 12 16 14 12 12 Ret 15 14 13 26
20   Shane Byrne Aprilia 15 Ret DNS 10 13 Ret 17 14 13 DNS 13 18
21   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 17 14 17 13 15 Ret 18 Ret 18 15 15 14 Ret 17 19 18 10
22   Michel Fabrizio Harris WCM 18 10 16 15 16 Ret 15 20 17 8
Aprilia Ret
23   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 11 14 7
24   Olivier Jacque Moriwaki 11 Ret 5
25   James Haydon Proton KR 12 Ret 20 4
26   James Ellison Harris WCM Ret 16 13 18 22 19 3
27   Andrew Pitt Moriwaki 17 14 16 2
28   Youichi Ui Harris WCM 15 DNQ 19 21 1
29   Kurtis Roberts Proton KR WD Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret DNS DNS 1
  Garry McCoy Aprilia 16 Ret 16 0
  Chris Burns Harris WCM DNQ Ret Ret 18 17 20 16 Ret DNS Ret 0
  Gregorio Lavilla Suzuki Ret Ret 16 17 0
  José David de Gea Harris WCM Ret 0
  Tohru Ukawa Honda Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
RIO
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
POR
 
JPN
 
QAT
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

250cc riders' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background are eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
  • Rounds marked with light blue background were under wet race conditions.
Pos Rider Bike SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
RIO
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
POR
 
JPN
 
QAT
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Dani Pedrosa Honda 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 4 1 2 1 4 1 317
2   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 3 7 Ret 1 4 1 Ret 2 2 1 2 4 1 2 1 Ret 256
3   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 2 2 2 4 1 4 8 5 3 2 3 11 Ret 5 Ret 3 214
4   Toni Elías Honda 8 12 3 6 3 3 3 22 Ret 5 1 2 6 3 5 2 199
5   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 5 6 5 8 Ret 5 4 3 4 Ret 5 6 Ret 4 2 Ret 147
6   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 11 Ret 4 9 6 10 6 4 9 7 9 3 3 Ret 7 Ret 128
7   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 7 3 7 5 5 8 5 8 5 Ret Ret Ret 5 7 Ret 6 124
8   Roberto Rolfo Honda 9 1 Ret 7 Ret 9 7 6 6 10 7 7 Ret 10 7 116
9   Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 4 Ret Ret 3 Ret 7 1 Ret Ret 9 7 17 3 Ret 95
10   Franco Battaini Aprilia 10 Ret 8 12 10 16 10 9 7 Ret 12 9 4 6 Ret 4 93
11   Anthony West Aprilia 16 4 6 10 9 6 Ret 7 6 4 6 Ret Ret Ret 88
12   Alex Debón Honda 6 5 9 15 8 12 9 11 Ret Ret 8 10 8 Ret 11 14 82
13   Chaz Davies Aprilia Ret Ret 12 17 13 15 13 12 Ret 8 16 Ret 16 9 6 5 51
14   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 15 Ret Ret 13 7 Ret 12 10 10 Ret Ret 19 11 Ret 8 Ret 42
15   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 18 10 14 16 14 13 14 16 8 16 Ret 13 Ret 10 15 8 41
16   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 19 13 17 Ret Ret 18 11 Ret 13 12 19 14 9 8 12 36
17   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 12 17 13 14 16 17 Ret 10 11 15 Ret 13 16 9 31
18   Alex Baldolini Aprilia Ret 11 15 Ret 12 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 18 11 Ret 10 30
19   Joan Olivé Aprilia 17 20 10 11 Ret Ret Ret 13 11 15 18 Ret 10 18 Ret 15 27
20   Jakub Smrž Honda 21 Ret 11 Ret 15 Ret Ret 15 15 14 14 Ret 17 14 13 13 20
21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 13 8 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 15
22   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 23 14 Ret 19 Ret 20 Ret 20 14 17 20 Ret 14 15 9 17 14
23   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 14 16 16 Ret Ret 15 18 17 11 15 21 Ret 12 Ret 18 13
24   Eric Bataille Honda Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 14 Ret 14 Ret 13 Ret 12
25   Yuki Takahashi Honda 5 11
26   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 8 8
27   José David de Gea Honda 16 15 17 14 11 8
28   Grégory Lefort Aprilia 25 9 20 18 Ret Ret 18 Ret 7
29   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 20 18 Ret 17 Ret 17 19 Ret Ret 21 22 12 Ret Ret 4
30   Yuzo Fujioka Honda 12 4
31   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 22 15 21 21 18 19 20 17 19 Ret 17 18 13 Ret Ret Ret 4
32   Grégory Leblanc Aprilia 21 22 13 22 Ret 19 17 20 3
Pos Rider Bike SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
RIO
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
POR
 
JPN
 
QAT
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

125cc riders' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background are eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
  • Rounds marked with light blue background were under wet race conditions.
Pos Rider Bike SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
RIO
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
POR
 
JPN
 
QAT
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1 4 1 4 2 4 3 4 1 2 Ret 1 2 2 1 2 293
2   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 10 3 5 3 1 6 1 2 Ret 7 1 Ret 12 Ret 6 1 202
3   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 2 8 2 1 Ret 2 4 1 Ret 3 9 14 20 4 4 6 192
4   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 16 Ret 3 10 5 1 Ret 6 3 1 3 7 1 Ret 2 Ret 179
5   Casey Stoner KTM 3 5 8 2 4 3 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 3 Ret 145
6   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 4 9 7 6 3 8 7 3 Ret 4 4 Ret 6 Ret 15 4 138
7   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 9 Ret 9 Ret 6 16 9 7 2 13 5 Ret 3 3 9 3 129
8   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 8 2 10 7 12 5 20 11 6 6 Ret 5 11 10 5 10 122
9   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 7 10 4 5 10 9 5 8 Ret 8 Ret 4 10 Ret 13 12 105
10   Mika Kallio KTM 12 Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret 8 5 4 Ret 2 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 86
11   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia Ret 1 Ret Ret 7 7 6 10 Ret 19 6 6 Ret Ret 79
12   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 6 19 11 9 Ret Ret 17 Ret 9 5 15 11 8 9 7 7 79
13   Simone Corsi Honda 14 12 15 11 Ret 18 13 12 5 9 Ret 3 Ret Ret 16 8 61
14   Julián Simón Honda 11 11 13 20 14 19 14 9 8 10 7 6 20 13 60
15   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 13 Ret 12 8 11 11 10 20 Ret 14 17 Ret 9 7 18 11 54
16   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 21 13 20 Ret Ret Ret 14 15 12 2 5 5 Ret 15 53
17   Gábor Talmácsi Malaguti Ret Ret 16 13 17 17 19 16 13 Ret 7 8 Ret 8 11 9 43
18   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 12 12 Ret 15 24 11 Ret 17 8 41
19   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 23 17 22 23 21 21 Ret 14 16 Ret 13 13 18 12 10 5 29
20   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia Ret 6 Ret 12 20 20 11 12 Ret Ret 14 14 14 Ret 29
21   Lukáš Pešek Honda 20 Ret 14 15 Ret Ret 15 17 12 Ret 8 Ret 17 Ret 12 Ret 20
22   Youichi Ui Aprilia 15 7 Ret 22 18 Ret Ret Ret 7 19
23   Gioele Pellino Aprilia Ret Ret 17 Ret 13 13 16 13 10 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 17 20 16
24   Stefano Perugini Gilera 17 23 Ret Ret 22 14 22 15 11 17 10 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 14
25   Thomas Lüthi Honda Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 18 18 16 12 13 11 19 14 14
26   Dario Giuseppetti Honda 19 15 19 14 16 Ret 20 14 Ret 19 13 22 Ret 8
27   Tomoyoshi Koyama Yamaha 22 9 7
28   Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda 10 15 7
29   Imre Tóth Aprilia 22 26 21 16 19 10 18 Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret 25 18 21 21 6
30   Robbin Harms Honda 18 Ret Ret Ret 19 17 11 Ret 5
31   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 27 14 24 21 23 Ret 24 Ret 20 19 22 16 28 27 2
32   Ángel Rodríguez Derbi Ret Ret 18 Ret 15 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
33   Vesa Kallio Aprilia 24 18 26 Ret 27 23 21 22 Ret 23 18 15 Ret Ret 23 23 1
Pos Rider Bike SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
RIO
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
POR
 
JPN
 
QAT
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Manufacturers' standingsEdit

MotoGP manufacturers standingsEdit

Pos Manufacturer SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
RIO
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
POR
 
JPN
 
QAT
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Honda 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 355
2   Yamaha 1 4 2 1 1 1 8 4 1 2 1 2 7 1 1 1 328
3   Ducati 6 12 8 4 6 7 4 11 5 5 7 8 3 6 3 3 169
4   Kawasaki 12 9 Ret 14 7 13 9 7 15 12 11 3 9 8 12 7 95
5   Suzuki 13 8 12 Ret 17 14 7 8 8 10 6 Ret 8 14 15 12 73
6   Aprilia 15 Ret 13 10 13 15 14 12 13 14 12 12 Ret 15 14 13 39
7   Proton KR 17 14 15 13 15 Ret 18 Ret 18 15 15 14 12 17 19 18 15
8   Harris WCM 18 10 16 15 16 17 20 15 20 17 16 15 13 18 21 19 12
9   Moriwaki 17 14 16 11 Ret 7
Pos Manufacturer SAF
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
RIO
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
POR
 
JPN
 
QAT
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
VAL
 
Pts

250cc manufacturers standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Pts
1   Honda 354
2   Aprilia 344
3   Yamaha 44

125cc manufacturers standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Pts
1   Aprilia 329
2   Honda 301
3   KTM 204
4   Derbi 179
5   Gilera 61
6   Malaguti 43
7   Yamaha 7

ReferencesEdit

  • "The Official MotoGP website". Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  1. ^ Honda refuse Rossi test request. bbc.co.uk. 17 November 2003.
  2. ^ "MotoGP Calendar". www.yamaha-racing.com.
  3. ^ "2003 World Motorcycle Championship". 12 June 2017.