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The 2005 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2005 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 13–15 May 2005 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans, France.

France  2005 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 17 races in the
2005 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date15 May 2005
Official nameGrand Prix Alice de France[1]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:33.226
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:33.678 on lap 28
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Sete Gibernau
Third United States Colin Edwards
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:37.391
Fastest lap
Rider France Randy de Puniet
Time 1:37.594 on lap 24
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second France Randy de Puniet
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
Time 1:43.405
Fastest lap
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 1:43.373 on lap 24
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
Second Spain Sergio Gadea
Third Finland Mika Kallio

MotoGP classificationEdit

Makoto Tamada was replaced by Jurgen van den Goorbergh after the first practice session due to a wrist injury he had sustained at the Portuguese Grand Prix.[2]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 44:12.223 1 25
2 15   Sete Gibernau Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 28 +0.382 4 20
3 5   Colin Edwards Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +5.711 2 16
4 33   Marco Melandri Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda 28 +7.276 3 13
5 3   Max Biaggi Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +7.703 8 11
6 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +21.770 5 10
7 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +24.664 10 9
8 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 28 +35.940 6 8
9 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +38.062 12 7
10 12   Troy Bayliss Camel Honda Honda 28 +52.607 15 6
11 19   Olivier Jacque Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 28 +53.302 13 5
12 11   Rubén Xaus Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +1:00.342 16 4
13 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +1:00.514 14 3
14 16   Jurgen vd Goorbergh Konica Minolta Honda Honda 28 +1:17.993 19 2
15 44   Roberto Rolfo Team d'Antin Pramac Ducati 28 +1:32.233 18 1
16 21   John Hopkins Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 27 +1 lap 7
17 27   Franco Battaini Blata WCM Blata 27 +1 lap 21
Ret 4   Alex Barros Camel Honda Honda 12 Accident 11
Ret 77   James Ellison Blata WCM Blata 2 Accident 20
Ret 67   Shane Byrne Team Roberts Proton KR 0 Accident 17
Ret 7   Carlos Checa Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 0 Accident 9
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Dani Pedrosa Honda 26 42:55.152 1 25
2 7   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 26 +0.251 6 20
3 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 26 +1.554 5 16
4 27   Casey Stoner Aprilia 26 +4.230 2 13
5 48   Jorge Lorenzo Honda 26 +6.027 3 11
6 73   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 26 +23.969 10 10
7 80   Héctor Barberá Honda 26 +30.667 9 9
8 6   Alex Debón Honda 26 +32.039 15 8
9 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +32.452 8 7
10 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 26 +37.772 13 6
11 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 26 +49.285 17 5
12 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 26 +49.509 11 4
13 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +49.530 19 3
14 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +49.771 16 2
15 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 26 +49.895 14 1
16 96   Jakub Smrž Honda 26 +1:02.122 12
17 32   Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 26 +1:02.612 18
18 14   Anthony West Aprilia 26 +1:17.358 25
19 38   Grégory Leblanc Aprilia 26 +1:17.502 22
20 63   Erwan Nigon Aprilia 26 +1:18.382 21
21 64   Radomil Rous Honda 26 +1:22.698 24
22 12   Gábor Rizmayer Yamaha 25 +1 lap 26
Ret 19   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 13 Retirement 4
Ret 5   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 7 Accident 7
Ret 18   Fredrik Watz Yamaha 6 Retirement 27
Ret 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 0 Accident 20
Ret 28   Dirk Heidolf Honda 0 Accident 23
DNS 9   Hugo Marchand Aprilia Did not start
DNQ 21   Arnaud Vincent Fantic Did not qualify
DNQ 65   Samuel Aubry Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 20   Gabriele Ferro Fantic Did not qualify
DNQ 47   Marc-Antoine Scaccia Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ 61   Li Zheng Peng Aprilia Did not qualify
Source: [6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Thomas Lüthi Honda 24 41:52.772 1 25
2 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +3.080 10 20
3 36   Mika Kallio KTM 24 +3.263 2 16
4 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 24 +4.237 9 13
5 58   Marco Simoncelli Aprilia 24 +4.311 5 11
6 14   Gábor Talmácsi KTM 24 +4.882 4 10
7 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 24 +25.823 12 9
8 60   Julián Simón KTM 24 +26.349 8 8
9 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 24 +31.611 18 7
10 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 +32.853 15 6
11 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 24 +33.270 21 5
12 41   Aleix Espargaró Honda 24 +40.620 23 4
13 25   Dario Giuseppetti Aprilia 24 +43.477 25 3
14 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 24 +45.390 16 2
15 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 24 +53.924 19 1
16 84   Julián Miralles Aprilia 24 +56.940 22
17 42   Gioele Pellino Malaguti 24 +1:01.388 38
18 88   Matthieu Lussiana Honda 24 +1:07.555 31
19 10   Federico Sandi Honda 24 +1:07.750 28
20 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 24 +1:08.159 29
21 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 24 +1:09.907 36
22 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 24 +1:11.161 32
23 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 24 +1:16.897 33
24 16   Raymond Schouten Honda 24 +1:17.642 35
Ret 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 18 Retirement 7
Ret 7   Alexis Masbou Honda 16 Accident 11
Ret 74   Mathieu Gines Honda 16 Retirement 30
Ret 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Honda 15 Retirement 14
Ret 89   Jules Cluzel Honda 15 Accident 24
Ret 28   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 11 Accident 27
Ret 15   Michele Pirro Malaguti 11 Accident 34
Ret 26   Vincent Braillard Aprilia 11 Accident 26
Ret 90   Alexis Michel Honda 10 Accident 39
Ret 19   Álvaro Bautista Honda 9 Accident 17
Ret 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 7 Retirement 3
Ret 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 6 Accident 6
Ret 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 6 Retirement 13
Ret 47   Ángel Rodríguez Honda 4 Retirement 20
DNS 73   Yannick Deschamps Honda 0 Did not start 37
DNS 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia Did not start
DNS 9   Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda Did not start
Source: [7]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round four has concluded.[8]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2005 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Tamada pulls out of French GP - Jurgen returns". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 13 May 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  3. ^ "2005 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix Alice de France – MotoGP – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 15 May 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · GRAND PRIX ALICE DE FRANCE · MotoGP Race Classification 2005". Motogp.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix Alice de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 15 May 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix Alice de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 15 May 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2005. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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