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2006 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2006 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourteenth race of the 2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 15–17 September 2006 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Australia  2006 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date17 September 2006
Official nameGMC 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 1:29.020
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:30.917
Podium
First Italy Marco Melandri
Second Australia Chris Vermeulen
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:32.717
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 1:33.471
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second San Marino Alex de Angelis
Third Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 1:36.625
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:36.927
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Finland Mika Kallio
Third Italy Mattia Pasini

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Honda Honda 26 44:15.621 7 25
2 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 26 +9.699 16 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 26 +10.526 3 16
4 15   Sete Gibernau Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 26 +10.615 12 13
5 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 26 +10.694 1 11
6 27   Casey Stoner Honda LCR Honda 26 +11.323 8 10
7 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 26 +26.555 13 9
8 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 26 +26.666 2 8
9 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Honda Honda 26 +57.234 14 7
10 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 26 +1:02.231 11 6
11 17   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 26 +1:02.432 9 5
12 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 26 +1:18.809 15 4
13 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 26 +1:48.233 17 3
14 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR211V 25 +1 lap 4 2
15 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +1 lap 10 1
16 77   James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 24 +2 laps 18
17 30   José Luis Cardoso Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 23 +3 laps 19
Ret 7   Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 16 Accident 6
Ret 5   Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 7 Accident 5
Sources:[4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 48   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 25 39:17.327 1 25
2 7   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 25 +0.009 2 20
3 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 25 +6.560 6 16
4 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 25 +18.196 4 13
5 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 25 +36.000 11 11
6 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 25 +36.484 7 10
7 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 25 +37.050 10 9
8 96   Jakub Smrž Aprilia 25 +37.134 8 8
9 14   Anthony West Aprilia 25 +59.653 12 7
10 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 25 +1:03.829 5 6
11 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 25 +1:03.834 15 5
12 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 25 +1:07.586 19 4
13 54   Manuel Poggiali KTM 25 +1:07.775 14 3
14 37   Fabricio Perren Honda 25 +1:07.849 17 2
15 42   Aleix Espargaró Honda 25 +1:08.065 18 1
16 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 25 +1:21.544 13
17 24   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 25 +1:33.035 21
18 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 24 +1 lap 22
19 44   Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 24 +1 lap 24
20 22   Luca Morelli Aprilia 24 +1 lap 23
Ret 23   Arturo Tizón Honda 9 Retirement 16
Ret 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 8 Retirement 9
Ret 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 2 Accident 3
Ret 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 2 Retirement 20
DNQ 85   Alessio Palumbo Aprilia Did not qualify
WD 36   Martín Cárdenas Honda Withdrew
[7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 15 24:30.115 2 25
2 36   Mika Kallio KTM 15 +3.242 1 20
3 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 15 +3.381 6 16
4 1   Thomas Lüthi Honda 15 +3.639 4 13
5 60   Julián Simón KTM 15 +3.838 10 11
6 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 15 +6.069 3 10
7 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 15 +6.085 7 9
8 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 15 +6.572 9 8
9 14   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 15 +6.704 11 7
10 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 15 +8.310 5 6
11 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 15 +13.250 16 5
12 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 15 +13.285 13 4
13 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 15 +13.347 8 3
14 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 15 +13.402 18 2
15 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 15 +27.746 15 1
16 42   Pol Espargaró Derbi 15 +31.087 29
17 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 15 +31.890 22
18 16   Michele Conti Honda 15 +36.666 24
19 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 15 +41.491 14
20 9   Michael Ranseder KTM 15 +41.517 28
21 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 15 +41.687 35
22 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 15 +41.882 26
23 26   Vincent Braillard Aprilia 15 +41.910 33
24 13   Dino Lombardi Aprilia 15 +46.393 30
25 90   Hiroaki Kuzuhara Aprilia 15 +46.411 27
26 87   Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 15 +47.620 32
27 67   Blake Leigh-Smith KTM 15 +1:03.538 31
28 38   Bradley Smith Honda 15 +1:34.602 17
Ret 34   Esteve Rabat Honda 13 Accident 19
Ret 12   Federico Sandi Aprilia 13 Accident 21
Ret 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 13 Retirement 20
Ret 59   Rhys Moller Honda 8 Accident 36
Ret 15   Michele Pirro Honda 4 Retirement 34
Ret 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 2 Retirement 23
DNS 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 0 Did not restart 12
DNS 37   Joey Litjens Honda 0 Did not restart 25
DNS 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia Did not start
DNS 24   Simone Corsi Gilera Did not start
DNQ 58   Brett Symonds Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 57   Tom Hatton Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 62   Brent Rigoli Honda Did not qualify
[8]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 Australian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2006 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "2006 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "2005 Australian Grand Prix : Classifications : 500cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2006". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ "2005 Australian Grand Prix : Classifications : 250cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  8. ^ "2005 Australian Grand Prix : Classifications : 125cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  9. ^ ["Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2019.


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