2006 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2006 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 2006 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 16–18 June 2006 at the Circuit de Catalunya located in Montmeló, Catalonia, Spain.

Spain  2006 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date18 June 2006
Official nameGran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya[1]
LocationCircuit de Catalunya
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.727 km (2.937 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:41.855
Fastest lap
Rider United States Nicky Hayden
Time 1:43.048
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second United States Nicky Hayden
Third United States Kenny Roberts Jr
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:46.792
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 1:47.327
Podium
First Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Second Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Third San Marino Alex de Angelis
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:50.281
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Héctor Faubel
Time 1:50.773
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Spain Héctor Faubel
Third Spain Sergio Gadea

The MotoGP race was initially red flagged after a crash at the first corner, caused by Loris Capirossi's Ducati making contact with teammate Sete Gibernau's front brake lever. Six riders were involved; John Hopkins, Dani Pedrosa and Randy de Puniet were able to take the restart, while Gibernau, Capirossi and Marco Melandri were not. After the second start was aborted due to an issue with Chris Vermeulen's Suzuki on the grid, the grid reformed for a third time and the race was shortened from 25 laps to 24.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 41:31.237 1 25
2 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +4.509 7 20
3 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR211V 24 +9.174 3 16
4 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +13.465 2 13
5 5   Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +22.548 12 11
6 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +25.198 4 10
7 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 24 +30.622 15 9
8 7   Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 24 +31.277 16 8
9 77   James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 24 +59.203 18 7
10 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 24 +1:14.062 17 6
11 30   José Luis Cardoso Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 24 +1:46.815 19 5
Ret 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 11 Retirement 11
Ret 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Honda Honda 9 Accident 14
Ret 27   Casey Stoner Honda LCR Honda 8 Accident 8
Ret 17   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 6 Accident 10
DSQ 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 6 Ignored ride through penalty 5
DNS 15   Sete Gibernau Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 0 Collision 13
DNS 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Honda Honda 0 Collision 9
DNS 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 0 Collision 6
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 23 41:28.179 1 25
2 48   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 23 +0.095 2 20
3 7   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 23 +0.422 4 16
4 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 23 +1.587 7 13
5 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 23 +3.136 3 11
6 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 23 +4.032 5 10
7 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 23 +4.072 9 9
8 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 23 +7.315 12 8
9 14   Anthony West Aprilia 23 +43.107 14 7
10 36   Martín Cárdenas Honda 23 +43.193 18 6
11 54   Manuel Poggiali KTM 23 +43.582 15 5
12 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 23 +44.405 13 4
13 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 23 +52.426 11 3
14 23   Arturo Tizón Honda 23 +1:05.476 19 2
15 37   Fabricio Perren Honda 23 +1:08.871 21 1
16 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 23 +1:09.556 22
17 24   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 23 +1:12.913 20
18 85   Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 23 +1:42.301 23
19 22   Luca Morelli Aprilia 23 +1:47.629 26
Ret 9   Franco Battaini Aprilia 17 Retirement 16
Ret 45   Dan Linfoot Honda 16 Accident 25
Ret 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 12 Accident 10
Ret 17   Franz Aschenbrenner Aprilia 9 Accident 24
Ret 96   Jakub Smrž Aprilia 7 Accident 8
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 6 Retirement 17
Ret 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 3 Accident 6
WD 19   Sebastián Porto Honda Withdrew
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 22 40:56.370 1 25
2 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 22 +0.187 4 20
3 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 22 +0.423 11 16
4 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 22 +1.094 5 13
5 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 22 +2.235 7 11
6 1   Thomas Lüthi Honda 22 +2.400 10 10
7 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 22 +15.456 3 9
8 14   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 22 +15.529 13 8
9 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 22 +25.259 14 7
10 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 22 +25.441 12 6
11 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 22 +26.400 9 5
12 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 22 +31.589 16 4
13 42   Pol Espargaró Derbi 22 +33.772 27 3
14 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 22 +34.256 28 2
15 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 22 +36.214 17 1
16 38   Bradley Smith Honda 22 +36.238 20
17 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 22 +43.693 15
18 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 22 +45.599 23
19 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 22 +45.636 18
20 15   Michele Pirro Aprilia 22 +1:00.138 26
21 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 22 +1:00.230 30
22 12   Federico Sandi Aprilia 22 +1:00.316 34
23 26   Vincent Braillard Aprilia 22 +1:00.776 37
24 21   Mateo Túnez Aprilia 22 +1:06.141 25
25 23   Lorenzo Baroni Honda 22 +1:06.225 22
26 13   Dino Lombardi Aprilia 22 +1:09.129 24
27 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 22 +1:09.168 31
28 78   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 22 +1:15.393 38
29 37   Joey Litjens Honda 22 +1:30.456 35
30 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 22 +1:54.277 40
Ret 16   Michele Conti Honda 13 Retirement 33
Ret 41   Aleix Espargaró Honda 8 Retirement 21
Ret 10   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 8 Retirement 39
Ret 36   Mika Kallio KTM 2 Accident 2
Ret 24   Simone Corsi Gilera 2 Accident 8
Ret 24   Julián Simón KTM 2 Accident 6
Ret 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 0 Retirement 29
Ret 7   Alexis Masbou Malaguti 0 Accident 32
Ret 34   Esteve Rabat Honda 0 Accident 19
Ret 9   Michael Ranseder KTM 0 Accident 36
DNS 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti Did not start
DNQ 76   Iván Maestro Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 39   Danny Webb Honda Did not qualify
WD 17   Stefan Bradl KTM Withdrew
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round seven has concluded.[5]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 Catalan MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2006 Catalan MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ "GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA · MotoGP Race Classification 2006". Motogp.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2006. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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