2006 Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2006 Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 12–14 May 2006 at the Shanghai International Circuit.

China  2006 Chinese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Shanghai International Circuit moto map.svg
Date14 May 2006
Official namePolini Grand Prix of China[1][2][3]
LocationShanghai International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.281 km (3.281 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:59.009
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:59.318
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second United States Nicky Hayden
Third United States Colin Edwards
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Héctor Barberá
Time 2:05.781
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 2:06.865
Podium
First Spain Héctor Barberá
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 2:11.572
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 2:12.131
Podium
First Finland Mika Kallio
Second Italy Mattia Pasini
Third Spain Álvaro Bautista
Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden, riding their Honda's in the MotoGP race. They went on to finish first and second, which was Pedrosa's first victory in the MotoGP class.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 44:07.734 1 25
2 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +1.505 5 20
3 5   Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +14.634 3 16
4 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 22 +19.265 2 13
5 27   Casey Stoner Honda LCR Honda 22 +23.061 7 11
6 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 22 +23.879 11 10
7 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Honda Honda 22 +24.101 8 9
8 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +24.467 10 8
9 15   Sete Gibernau Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +28.358 6 7
10 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +33.815 4 6
11 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Honda Honda 22 +35.316 15 5
12 17   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +52.004 9 4
13 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR211V 22 +56.293 18 3
14 7   Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 22 +1:03.575 14 2
15 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 22 +1:11.172 16 1
16 77   James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 22 +1:23.075 17
17 30   José Luis Cardoso Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 22 +1:35.150 19
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 17 Retirement 13
Ret 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 3 Accident 12
Sources:[4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 21 44:49.445 1 25
2 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 21 +0.266 4 20
3 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 21 +3.320 7 16
4 48   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 21 +3.602 2 13
5 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 21 +3.618 6 11
6 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 21 +15.850 17 10
7 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 21 +16.003 11 9
8 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 21 +16.555 3 8
9 14   Anthony West Aprilia 21 +21.860 8 7
10 96   Jakub Smrž Aprilia 21 +27.041 9 6
11 54   Manuel Poggiali KTM 21 +34.289 10 5
12 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 21 +34.563 12 4
13 36   Martín Cárdenas Honda 21 +39.232 16 3
14 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 21 +41.696 20 2
15 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 21 +42.693 13 1
16 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 21 +43.148 15
17 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 21 +56.667 18
18 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 21 +1:00.754 23
19 23   Arturo Tizón Honda 21 +1:08.145 19
20 62   Shi Zhao Huang Yamaha 21 +1:45.025 22
21 63   Jin Xiao Yamaha 20 +1 lap 25
Ret 85   Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 15 Retirement 27
Ret 19   Sebastián Porto Honda 12 Retirement 21
Ret 22   Luca Morelli Aprilia 7 Retirement 26
Ret 59   Chin Feng Ho Aprilia 3 Accident 28
Ret 60   Zhu Wang Aprilia 3 Retirement 24
Ret 7   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 2 Accident 5
Ret 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 0 Retirement 14
DNQ 61   Zheng Peng Li Aprilia Did not qualify
[7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 36   Mika Kallio KTM 19 42:06.223 1 25
2 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 19 +0.097 6 20
3 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 19 +0.357 4 16
4 14   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 19 +0.899 5 13
5 60   Julián Simón KTM 19 +1.106 3 11
6 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 19 +1.886 2 10
7 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 19 +20.727 20 9
8 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 19 +21.478 11 8
9 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 19 +21.558 10 7
10 24   Simone Corsi Gilera 19 +21.640 19 6
11 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 19 +21.722 13 5
12 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 19 +22.017 8 4
13 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 19 +23.734 17 3
14 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 19 +27.491 21 2
15 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 19 +39.818 16 1
16 41   Aleix Espargaró Honda 19 +49.284 15
17 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 19 +49.332 18
18 16   Michele Conti Honda 19 +49.500 23
19 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 19 +49.744 24
20 17   Stefan Bradl KTM 19 +49.793 22
21 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 19 +50.009 25
22 38   Bradley Smith Honda 19 +50.162 30
23 12   Federico Sandi Aprilia 19 +54.547 32
24 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 19 +55.055 39
25 15   Michele Pirro Aprilia 19 +59.726 31
26 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 19 +1:04.809 33
27 37   Joey Litjens Honda 19 +1:04.818 34
28 21   Mateo Túnez Aprilia 19 +1:21.244 35
29 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 19 +1:22.707 38
30 26   Vincent Braillard Aprilia 19 +1:22.994 37
31 13   Dino Lombardi Aprilia 19 +1:23.596 36
32 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 19 +1:43.819 27
33 9   Michael Ranseder KTM 19 +1:50.719 29
Ret 23   Lorenzo Baroni Honda 16 Accident 27
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 15 Retirement 8
Ret 7   Alexis Masbou Malaguti 10 Retirement 26
Ret 1   Thomas Lüthi Honda 4 Retirement 7
Ret 10   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 2 Accident 9
Ret 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 0 Accident 14
DSQ 86   Ho Wan Chow Honda 11 Black flag 40
[8]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 Chinese 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". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2018-05-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "2006 Chinese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2006 Chinese Grand Prix : Classifications : 500cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "POLINI GRAND PRIX OF CHINA · MotoGP Race Classification 2006". Motogp.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ "2006 Chinese Grand Prix : Classifications : 250cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  8. ^ "2006 Chinese Grand Prix : Classifications : 125cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2006. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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