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2005 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2005 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2005 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 13–15 October 2005 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. It was also the final victory for Valentino Rossi at Phillip Island until the 2014 event.

Australia  2005 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 17 races in the
2005 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date14-16 October 2005
Official namePolini Australian Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationPhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.448 km (2.764 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider United States Nicky Hayden
Time 1:29.337
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:30.332 on lap 4
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second United States Nicky Hayden
Third Spain Carlos Checa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:32.756
Fastest lap
Rider Argentina Sebastián Porto
Time 1:33.503 on lap 3
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second Argentina Sebastián Porto
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
Time 1:37.543
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Ángel Rodríguez
Time 1:38.054 on lap 3
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
Second Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama
Third Italy Marco Simoncelli
Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa on the podium after finishing second, first and third in the MotoGP race.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 41:08.542 2 25
2 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 27 +1.007 1 20
3 7   Carlos Checa Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 27 +4.215 4 16
4 33   Marco Melandri Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 27 +4.232 8 13
5 15   Sete Gibernau Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 27 +14.088 3 11
6 5   Colin Edwards Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +33.200 5 10
7 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 27 +45.055 10 9
8 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 27 +45.103 9 8
9 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +45.104 7 7
10 21   John Hopkins Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 27 +50.260 11 6
11 17   Chris Vermeulen Camel Honda Honda 27 +50.697 14 5
12 11   Rubén Xaus Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +1:08.324 15 4
13 44   Roberto Rolfo Team d'Antin Pramac Ducati 27 +1:31.737 16 3
14 77   James Ellison Blata WCM Blata 26 +1 lap 17 2
15 27   Franco Battaini Blata WCM Blata 26 +1 lap 18 1
16 19   Olivier Jacque Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 25 +2 laps 13
Ret 4   Alex Barros Camel Honda Honda 22 Accident 12
Ret 3   Max Biaggi Repsol Honda Team Honda 0 Accident 6
WD 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Withdrew
WD 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati Withdrew
Sources: [4][5][6]
 
Dani Pedrosa, celebrating after winning the 250cc race.

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Dani Pedrosa Honda 25 39:18.195 6 25
2 19   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 25 +0.027 4 20
3 48   Jorge Lorenzo Honda 25 +8.674 2 16
4 80   Héctor Barberá Honda 25 +24.838 5 13
5 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 25 +24.868 7 11
6 73   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 25 +24.872 8 10
7 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 25 +37.274 9 9
8 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 25 +47.013 10 8
9 6   Alex Debón Honda 25 +56.602 13 7
10 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 25 +56.747 14 6
11 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 25 +1:09.126 17 5
12 28   Dirk Heidolf Honda 25 +1:09.796 21 4
13 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 25 +1:09.830 19 3
14 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 25 +1:14.472 12 2
15 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 25 +1:14.497 20 1
16 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 25 +1:14.771 16
17 36   Martín Cárdenas Aprilia 25 +1:22.080 23
18 32   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 24 +1 lap 22
19 33   Arturo Tizón Honda 24 +1 lap 24
20 56   Mathieu Gines Aprilia 24 +1 lap 27
Ret 44   Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 24 Retirement 15
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 17 Accident 18
Ret 21   Arnaud Vincent Fantic 12 Retirement 25
Ret 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 10 Retirement 11
Ret 63   Erwan Nigon Yamaha 6 Retirement 26
Ret 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 4 Retirement 1
Ret 5   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 3 Accident 3
DNQ 82   Mick Kelly Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 23   Nicklas Cajback Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ 81   Mark Rowling Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ 20   Gabriele Ferro Fantic Did not qualify
Source: [7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 23 38:00.352 1 25
2 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Honda 23 +2.663 6 20
3 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 23 +2.665 4 16
4 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 23 +2.673 2 13
5 36   Mika Kallio KTM 23 +2.860 5 11
6 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 23 +2.945 13 10
7 14   Gábor Talmácsi KTM 23 +2.950 3 9
8 47   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 23 +3.386 12 8
9 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 23 +10.546 22 7
10 7   Alexis Masbou Honda 23 +10.551 17 6
11 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 23 +10.851 14 5
12 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 23 +11.071 9 4
13 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 23 +11.133 15 3
14 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 23 +11.629 7 2
15 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 23 +15.048 10 1
16 19   Álvaro Bautista Honda 23 +30.883 18
17 41   Aleix Espargaró Honda 23 +30.884 19
18 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 23 +49.058 25
19 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 23 +49.131 16
20 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 23 +49.170 23
21 9   Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda 23 +50.660 26
22 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 23 +51.027 27
23 46   Mateo Túnez Aprilia 23 +1:07.317 30
24 42   Gioele Pellino Malaguti 23 +1:09.832 28
25 28   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 23 +1:21.312 24
26 25   Dario Giuseppetti Aprilia 23 +1:28.227 34
27 48   David Bonache Honda 22 +1 lap 32
28 69   Blake Leigh-Smith Honda 21 +2 laps 35
Ret 10   Federico Sandi Honda 18 Retirement 29
Ret 81   Tom Hatton Honda 16 Accident 37
Ret 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 13 Retirement 20
Ret 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 8 Accident 8
Ret 60   Julián Simón KTM 7 Accident 11
Ret 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 6 Retirement 21
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 3 Retirement 33
Ret 15   Michele Pirro Malaguti 2 Retirement 31
Ret 31   Sascha Hommel Honda 0 Retirement 36
DNS 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia Did not start
DNQ 70   Brent Rigoli Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 83   Rhys Moller Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 82   Candice Scott Honda Did not qualify
Source: [8]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round fifteen has concluded.[9]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2005 Australian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2005 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Phillip Island Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2005 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Polini Australian Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · POLINI AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2005". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ "Polini Australian Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Polini Australian Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2005. Retrieved 22 August 2019.


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