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2006 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2006 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 22 –24 September 2006 at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

Japan  2006 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date24 September 2006
Official nameA-Style Grand Prix of Japan[1]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:45.724
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:47.288
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Italy Marco Melandri
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:51.374
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Time 1:52.800
Podium
First Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Second San Marino Alex de Angelis
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:57.231
Fastest lap
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 1:57.666
Podium
First Finland Mika Kallio
Second Spain Álvaro Bautista
Third Spain Julián Simón

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 43:13.585 1 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +5.088 2 20
3 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Honda Honda 24 +8.378 3 16
4 15   Sete Gibernau Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 +9.712 5 13
5 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +11.944 7 11
6 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Honda Honda 24 +18.108 6 10
7 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +19.937 9 9
8 5   Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +22.492 10 8
9 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR211V 24 +26.824 14 7
10 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 24 +30.970 18 6
11 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +39.263 15 5
12 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +39.440 13 4
13 64   Kousuke Akiyoshi Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +45.595 12 3
14 7   Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 24 +49.571 17 2
15 77   James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 24 +1:09.085 19 1
16 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 24 +1:11.748 20
Ret 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 23 Accident 4
Ret 27   Casey Stoner Honda LCR Honda 12 Accident 11
Ret 17   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 8 Accident 8
Ret 8   Naoki Matsudo Kawasaki Kawasaki 8 Retirement 16
Ret 30   José Luis Cardoso Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 1 Accident 21
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 23 43:36.310 4 25
2 7   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 23 +1.341 3 20
3 48   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 23 +4.349 1 16
4 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 23 +4.530 2 13
5 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 23 +14.864 7 11
6 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 23 +24.111 5 10
7 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +41.433 8 9
8 86   Ryuji Yokoe Yamaha 23 +41.749 11 8
9 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 23 +41.881 15 7
10 87   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 23 +42.054 14 6
11 14   Anthony West Aprilia 23 +43.329 18 5
12 54   Manuel Poggiali KTM 23 +48.247 16 4
13 89   Seijin Oikawa Yamaha 23 +49.242 17 3
14 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 23 +59.804 22 2
15 37   Fabricio Perren Honda 23 +1:00.019 20 1
16 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 23 +1:04.360 21
17 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 23 +1:06.599 29
18 44   Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 23 +1:22.509 28
19 88   Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +1:23.416 27
20 93   Kouki Takahashi Honda 23 +1:23.474 26
21 23   Arturo Tizón Honda 23 +1:32.896 23
22 24   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 23 +1:33.263 24
23 20   Takumi Takahashi Honda 23 +2:03.029 25
24 85   Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 22 +1 lap 32
Ret 96   Jakub Smrž Aprilia 17 Retirement 10
Ret 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 14 Accident 6
Ret 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 6 Accident 9
Ret 22   Luca Morelli Aprilia 5 Retirement 31
Ret 42   Aleix Espargaró Honda 3 Retirement 19
Ret 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 1 Accident 12
Ret 52   José David de Gea Honda 1 Accident 13
DNS 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 0 Did not start 30
[5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 36   Mika Kallio KTM 21 41:40.970 2 25
2 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 21 +0.185 1 20
3 60   Julián Simón KTM 21 +7.769 4 16
4 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 21 +7.907 7 13
5 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 21 +7.924 6 11
6 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 21 +8.078 3 10
7 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 21 +22.782 10 9
8 38   Bradley Smith Honda 21 +22.911 9 8
9 14   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 21 +23.192 12 7
10 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 21 +32.403 18 6
11 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 21 +39.590 11 5
12 34   Esteve Rabat Honda 21 +39.735 21 4
13 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 21 +39.817 23 3
14 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 21 +40.011 14 2
15 90   Hiroaki Kuzuhara Aprilia 21 +40.135 17 1
16 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 21 +43.213 27
17 26   Vincent Braillard Aprilia 21 +49.105 29
18 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 21 +54.960 26
19 42   Pol Espargaró Derbi 21 +55.641 20
20 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 21 +55.673 5
21 87   Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 21 +1:06.921 34
22 67   Blake Leigh-Smith KTM 21 +1:07.536 33
23 9   Michael Ranseder KTM 21 +1:07.695 28
24 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 21 +1:08.696 30
25 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 21 +1:14.767 25
26 13   Dino Lombardi Aprilia 21 +1:17.503 40
27 50   Hiroomi Iwata Honda 21 +1:18.114 32
28 16   Michele Conti Honda 21 +1:20.465 36
29 37   Joey Litjens Honda 21 +1:23.274 39
30 48   Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda 21 +1:23.653 37
31 51   Iori Namihira Honda 21 +1:24.235 38
Ret 49   Kazuma Watanabe Honda 20 Accident 31
Ret 12   Federico Sandi Aprilia 17 Retirement 22
Ret 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 12 Retirement 19
Ret 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 9 Retirement 15
Ret 47   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 8 Retirement 35
Ret 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 5 Accident 16
Ret 1   Thomas Lüthi Honda 3 Retirement 8
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 3 Retirement 13
Ret 73   Kazuya Otani Malaguti 2 Retirement 24
WD 24   Simone Corsi Gilera Withdrew
[6]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round fifteen has concluded.[7]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 Japanese MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2006 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "2006 Japanese Grand Prix : Classifications : 500cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN · MotoGP Race Classification 2006". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "2006 Japanese Grand Prix : Classifications : 250cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "2006 Japanese Grand Prix : Classifications : 125cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2006. Retrieved 2019-08-22.


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