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2006 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2006 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 19–21 May 2006 at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit.

France  2006 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date21 May 2006
Official nameAlice Grand Prix de France[1][2][3]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:33.990
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:35.087
Podium
First Italy Marco Melandri
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:39.733
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Time 1:39.964
Podium
First Japan Yuki Takahashi
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third Japan Shuhei Aoyama
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Mattia Pasini
Time 1:44.515
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Sergio Gadea
Time 1:44.637
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
Second Finland Mika Kallio
Third Italy Fabrizio Lai

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Honda Honda 28 44:57.369 5 25
2 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +1.929 6 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +2.269 1 16
4 27   Casey Stoner Honda LCR Honda 28 +5.494 11 13
5 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +5.709 10 11
6 5   Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +11.519 9 10
7 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 28 +16.692 13 9
8 15   Sete Gibernau Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +18.142 8 8
9 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Honda Honda 28 +23.645 16 7
10 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +39.362 12 6
11 7   Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 28 +47.730 14 5
12 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 28 +47.782 2 4
13 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 28 +1:09.092 18 3
14 77   James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 28 +1:16.172 17 2
15 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 26 +2 laps 3 1
Ret 30   José Luis Cardoso Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 21 Retirement 19
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 20 Retirement 7
Ret 10   Kenny Roberts Jr. Team Roberts KR211V 1 Retirement 15
Ret 17   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 0 Accident 4
Sources:[4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 26 43:42.773 4 25
2 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 26 +0.098 1 20
3 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 26 +2.215 5 16
4 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 26 +2.484 7 13
5 7   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 26 +11.270 2 11
6 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +14.597 9 10
7 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 26 +16.829 3 9
8 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 26 +17.041 11 8
9 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +17.589 12 7
10 96   Jakub Smrž Aprilia 26 +17.805 6 6
11 14   Anthony West Aprilia 26 +39.032 13 5
12 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 26 +41.728 14 4
13 36   Martín Cárdenas Honda 26 +45.150 18 3
14 19   Sebastián Porto Honda 26 +46.545 10 2
15 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 26 +55.747 22 1
16 23   Arturo Tizón Honda 26 +55.846 17
17 54   Manuel Poggiali KTM 26 +57.241 15
18 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:16.941 20
19 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +1:25.856 16
20 31   Álvaro Molina Aprilia 26 +1:28.715 23
21 22   Luca Morelli Aprilia 26 +1:31.926 26
22 24   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 26 +1:39.853 25
23 85   Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 25 +1 lap 27
Ret 48   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 6 Accident 8
Ret 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 0 Accident 21
Ret 45   Dan Linfoot Honda 0 Accident 24
Ret 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 0 Accident 19
DNQ 47   Marc-Antoine Scaccia Aprilia Did not qualify
[7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Thomas Lüthi Honda 24 42:54.555 9 25
2 36   Mika Kallio KTM 24 +3.380 6 20
3 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 24 +9.807 8 16
4 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 24 +10.789 2 13
5 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +14.850 7 11
6 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 24 +17.226 22 10
7 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 24 +20.577 10 9
8 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +21.818 12 8
9 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 24 +27.038 11 7
10 24   Simone Corsi Gilera 24 +30.171 13 6
11 10   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 24 +30.555 20 5
12 60   Julián Simón KTM 24 +30.815 14 4
13 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 24 +30.890 19 3
14 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 +31.450 15 2
15 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 24 +31.872 17 1
16 9   Michael Ranseder KTM 24 +39.061 27
17 14   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 24 +45.468 4
18 17   Stefan Bradl KTM 24 +45.717 23
19 23   Lorenzo Baroni Honda 24 +46.078 29
20 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 24 +46.299 21
21 38   Bradley Smith Honda 24 +46.581 25
22 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 24 +49.294 30
23 15   Michele Pirro Aprilia 24 +1:00.773 24
24 37   Joey Litjens Honda 24 +1:01.128 28
25 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 24 +1:05.340 31
26 78   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 24 +1:05.989 26
27 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 24 +1:15.109 16
28 26   Vincent Braillard Aprilia 24 +1:36.501 39
29 7   Alexis Masbou Malaguti 23 +1 lap 33
30 13   Dino Lombardi Aprilia 23 +1 lap 40
31 85   Yannick Deschamps Honda 23 +1 lap 37
Ret 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 13 Retirement 35
Ret 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 7 Retirement 18
Ret 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 4 Accident 32
Ret 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 1 Accident 3
Ret 16   Michele Conti Honda 0 Accident 36
Ret 21   Mateo Túnez Aprilia 0 Accident 34
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 0 Accident 1
Ret 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 0 Accident 5
Ret 82   Matthieu Lussiana Honda 0 Accident 38
DNS 83   Clément Dunikowski Honda Did not start
DNS 84   Mathieu Olagnon Honda Did not start
DNQ 41   Aleix Espargaró Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 12   Federico Sandi Aprilia Did not qualify
[8]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 French 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 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2018-05-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "2006 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2006 French Grand Prix : Classifications : MotoGP" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE · MotoGP Race Classification 2006". Motogp.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ "2006 French Grand Prix : Classifications : 250cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  8. ^ "2006 French 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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