2006 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2006 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the second race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 6 –8 April 2006 at the Losail Circuit.

Qatar  2006 Qatar Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Losail.svg
Date8 April 2006
Official nameCommercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar[1]
LocationLosail International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.380 km (3.343 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:55.683
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:57.305
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second United States Nicky Hayden
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 2:01.755
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 2:03.246
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third Italy Roberto Locatelli
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 2:07.453
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 2:08.591
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Finland Mika Kallio
Third Spain Sergio Gadea

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 43:22.229 6 25
2 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +0.900 4 20
3 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +1.494 2 16
4 15   Sete Gibernau Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +4.638 7 13
5 27   Casey Stoner Honda LCR Honda 22 +7.575 1 11
6 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +10.820 5 10
7 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Honda Honda 22 +11.784 12 9
8 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Honda Honda 22 +19.481 3 8
9 5   Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +22.920 8 7
10 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR211V 22 +34.286 10 6
11 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +35.316 9 5
12 7   Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 22 +49.245 14 4
13 77   James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 22 +1:01.469 17 3
14 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 22 +1:10.778 16 2
15 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 22 +1:22.051 18 1
16 30   José Luis Cardoso Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 22 +1:33.818 19
Ret 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 7 Retirement 11
Ret 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 4 Retirement 13
Ret 17   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 0 Accident 15
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 48   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 20 41:29.946 1 25
2 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 20 +0.077 6 20
3 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 20 +19.364 3 16
4 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 20 +19.398 2 13
5 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 20 +24.051 8 11
6 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 20 +28.695 10 10
7 19   Sebastián Porto Honda 20 +33.255 5 9
8 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 20 +34.214 13 8
9 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 20 +34.406 11 7
10 96   Jakub Smrž Aprilia 20 +34.419 7 6
11 36   Martín Cárdenas Honda 20 +49.121 21 5
12 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 20 +1:00.069 14 4
13 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 20 +1:00.633 16 3
14 54   Manuel Poggiali KTM 20 +1:04.619 9 2
15 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 20 +1:12.332 15 1
16 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 20 +1:13.128 19
17 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 20 +1:44.684 23
18 22   Luca Morelli Aprilia 20 +1:59.950 25
19 41   Michele Danese Aprilia 19 +1 lap 26
20 85   Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 19 +1 lap 24
Ret 24   Jordi Carchano Honda 15 Accident 22
Ret 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 6 Retirement 17
Ret 14   Anthony West Aprilia 6 Retirement 12
Ret 23   Arturo Tizón Honda 4 Accident 20
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 3 Retirement 18
Ret 7   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 0 Accident 4
[5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 18 38:56.548 1 25
2 36   Mika Kallio KTM 18 +6.765 3 20
3 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 18 +6.775 4 16
4 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 18 +8.327 2 13
5 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 18 +14.551 7 11
6 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 18 +15.266 9 10
7 10   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 18 +15.356 11 9
8 1   Thomas Lüthi Honda 18 +16.236 15 8
9 24   Simone Corsi Gilera 18 +22.770 18 7
10 60   Julián Simón KTM 18 +23.137 10 6
11 14   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 18 +29.516 6 5
12 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 18 +29.527 16 4
13 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 18 +42.997 12 3
14 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 18 +45.532 20 2
15 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 18 +58.675 19 1
16 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 18 +59.145 28
17 41   Aleix Espargaró Honda 18 +1:00.762 23
18 15   Michele Pirro Aprilia 18 +1:02.635 24
19 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 18 +1:06.073 26
20 26   Vincent Braillard Aprilia 18 +1:12.674 30
21 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 18 +1:14.590 13
22 38   Bradley Smith Honda 18 +1:14.885 22
23 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 18 +1:16.297 29
24 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 18 +1:17.279 34
25 21   Mateo Túnez Aprilia 18 +1:17.320 25
26 17   Stefan Bradl KTM 18 +1:21.292 33
27 37   Joey Litjens Honda 18 +1:43.507 36
28 16   Michele Conti Honda 18 +1:46.382 35
29 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 18 +1:46.627 37
30 23   Lorenzo Baroni Honda 18 +1:47.243 31
Ret 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 17 Retirement 5
Ret 12   Federico Sandi Aprilia 5 Accident 14
Ret 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 5 Retirement 27
Ret 9   Michael Ranseder KTM 5 Accident 32
Ret 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 2 Accident 17
Ret 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 2 Accident 8
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 1 Retirement 21
DNS 7   Alexis Masbou Malaguti Did not start
[6]

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 Qatar MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2006 Qatar MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ "2006 Qatar Grand Prix : Classifications : 500cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  4. ^ "COMMERCIALBANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR · MotoGP Race Classification 2006". Motogp.com. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2006 Qatar Grand Prix : Classifications : 250cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "2006 Qatar 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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