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2004 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2004 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 2004 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 30 September-2 October 2004 at the Losail International Circuit. It was the first running of the event.

Qatar  2004 Qatar Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 16 races in the
2004 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Losail.svg
Date2 October 2004
Official nameMarlboro Grand Prix of Qatar[1]
LocationLosail International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.380 km (3.343 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Carlos Checa
Time 1:58.988
Fastest lap
Rider United States Colin Edwards
Time 1:59.293 on lap 11
Podium
First Spain Sete Gibernau
Second United States Colin Edwards
Third Spain Rubén Xaus
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Argentina Sebastián Porto
Time 2:02.710
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 2:03.015 on lap 4
Podium
First Argentina Sebastián Porto
Second Spain Dani Pedrosa
Third Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 2:09.644
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 2:09.569 on lap 8
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third Spain Álvaro Bautista

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 22 44:01.741 3 25
2 45   Colin Edwards Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 22 +1.315 10 20
3 11   Rubén Xaus D'Antin MotoGP Ducati 22 +23.844 7 16
4 4   Alex Barros Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +25.458 2 13
5 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +31.417 4 11
6 3   Max Biaggi Camel Honda Honda 22 +39.209 24[N 1] 10
7 17   Norifumi Abe Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha 22 +53.373 17 9
8 21   John Hopkins Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 22 +58.006 11 8
9 66   Alex Hofmann Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +1:04.320 18 7
10 6   Makoto Tamada Camel Honda Honda 22 +1:18.518 13 6
11 71   Yukio Kagayama Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 22 +1:49.438 19 5
12 36   James Haydon Proton Team KR Proton KR 22 +1:52.158 21 4
13 77   James Ellison WCM Harris WCM 22 +1:53.900 22 3
Ret 7   Carlos Checa Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha 19 Retirement 1
Ret 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha 13 Retirement 16
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 13 Retirement 6
Ret 99   Jeremy McWilliams MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia 12 Retirement 14
Ret 50   Neil Hodgson D'Antin MotoGP Ducati 10 Retirement 15
Ret 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Proton Team KR Proton KR 6 Accident 20
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha 5 Accident 23[N 2]
Ret 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 5 Retirement 9
Ret 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 3 Retirement 5
DNQ 41   Youichi Ui WCM Harris WCM Did not qualify
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 20 41:17.343 1 25
2 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 20 +1.614 2 20
3 73   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 20 +43.312 6 16
4 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 20 +45.127 7 13
5 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 20 +47.182 8 11
6 24   Toni Elías Honda 20 +59.471 5 10
7 2   Roberto Rolfo Honda 20 +1:11.413 16 9
8 6   Alex Debón Honda 20 +1:22.120 11 8
9 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia 20 +1:22.162 23 7
10 11   Joan Olivé Aprilia 20 +1:29.038 14 6
11 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 20 +1:40.121 9 5
12 36   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 20 +1:43.016 18 4
13 44   Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 20 +1:43.056 21 3
14 16   Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 20 +1:50.884 22 2
15 52   José David de Gea Honda 20 +1:53.027 24 1
16 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 20 +1:53.335 13
17 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 20 +1:54.871 17
18 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 20 +2:25.588 15
19 17   Klaus Nöhles Honda 19 +1 lap 26
Ret 14   Anthony West Aprilia 19 Retirement 10
Ret 51   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 18 Retirement 3
Ret 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 15 Retirement 20
Ret 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 8 Retirement 19
Ret 43   Radomil Rous Yamaha 5 Retirement 27
Ret 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 4 Accident 4
Ret 33   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 2 Retirement 12
Ret 42   Grégory Leblanc Aprilia 0 Accident 25
DNQ 88   Gergő Talmácsi Yamaha Did not qualify
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

The race produced a dead heat for first place between Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso. After a photo finish could not separate the riders, Lorenzo was awarded first place on the basis that he set a faster laptime during the race.[8]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 48   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 18 39:11.620 1 25
2 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 18 +0.000 2 20
3 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 18 +4.018 12 16
4 36   Mika Kallio KTM 18 +18.753 10 13
5 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 18 +35.458 16 11
6 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 18 +37.890 6 10
7 10   Julián Simón Honda 18 +39.023 8 9
8 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 18 +39.409 22 8
9 54   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 18 +42.901 15 7
10 6   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 18 +42.918 9 6
11 21   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 18 +47.425 3 5
12 3   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 18 +48.015 14 4
13 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 18 +52.652 13 3
14 50   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 18 +1:03.092 21 2
15 42   Gioele Pellino Aprilia 18 +1:06.804 27 1
16 7   Stefano Perugini Gilera 18 +1:07.043 18
17 52   Lukáš Pešek Honda 18 +1:20.718 30
18 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 18 +1:23.808 19
19 26   Dario Giuseppetti Honda 18 +1:26.869 24
20 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 18 +1:28.482 5
21 45   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 18 +1:29.779 25
22 28   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 18 +1:37.395 26
23 8   Manuel Manna Malaguti 18 +1:37.540 31
24 16   Raymond Schouten Honda 18 +1:38.401 29
25 25   Imre Tóth Aprilia 18 +1:54.617 28
Ret 24   Simone Corsi Honda 15 Retirement 11
Ret 14   Gábor Talmácsi Malaguti 9 Retirement 17
Ret 27   Casey Stoner KTM 8 Retirement 4
Ret 31   Max Sabbatani Honda 2 Retirement 32
Ret 47   Ángel Rodríguez Derbi 0 Accident 23
Ret 66   Vesa Kallio Aprilia 0 Accident 20
DNS 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 0 Did not start 7
DNQ 9   Markéta Janáková Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia Did not qualify
Source: [9]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round thirteen has concluded.[10]

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A 6-second penalty was applied to his qualifying time due to a team member washing and brushing his grid slot;[2] his original starting position (12th) remained unassigned.[3]
  2. ^ A 6-second penalty was applied to his qualifying time due to a team member laying down tyre rubber on his grid slot;[2] his original starting position (8th) remained unassigned.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Qatar MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar – MotoGP – Official Combined Practice Time" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 1 October 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar – MotoGP – Official Starting Grid" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2 October 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "2004 Qatar MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2 October 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · GRAND PRIX OF QATAR · MotoGP Race Classification 2004". Motogp.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2 October 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Lorenzo vince, Dovizioso anche". gazzetta.it (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2 October 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2 October 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2004. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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