Open main menu

2006 Turkish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2006 Turkish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 28–30 April 2006, at the Istanbul Park circuit. The thrilling race saw Australian Casey Stoner almost grab his first win before being beaten at the final corner by Marco Melandri. The 250cc race saw a number of riders eliminated at the first corner.

Turkey  2006 Turkish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Istanbul park.svg
Date30 April 2006
Official nameGrand Prix of Turkey[1]
LocationIstanbul Park
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.340 km (3.318 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Chris Vermeulen
Time 2:04.617
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:52.877
Podium
First Italy Marco Melandri
Second Australia Casey Stoner
Third United States Nicky Hayden
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:57.841
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 1:58.469
Podium
First Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Second Spain Héctor Barberá
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 2:04.035
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Joan Olivé
Time 2:03.825
Podium
First Spain Héctor Faubel
Second Spain Álvaro Bautista
Third Spain Sergio Gadea

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Honda Honda 22 41:54.065 14 25
2 27   Casey Stoner Honda LCR Honda 22 +0.200 7 20
3 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +5.458 2 16
4 46   Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +6.209 11 13
5 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Honda Honda 22 +6.587 12 11
6 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +16.682 4 10
7 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 22 +16.777 1 9
8 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +21.537 8 8
9 5   Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +22.847 9 7
10 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 22 +30.483 13 6
11 15   Sete Gibernau Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +30.543 3 5
12 17   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +34.284 6 4
13 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR211V 22 +45.112 10 3
14 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +53.525 16 2
15 7   Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 22 +59.855 15 1
16 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 22 +1:01.241 17
17 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 22 +1:38.628 5
18 77   James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 21 +1 lap 19
NC 30   José Luis Cardoso Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 15 +7 laps 18
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 20 40:02.376 6 25
2 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 20 +0.401 5 20
3 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 20 +0.467 3 16
4 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 20 +0.641 13 13
5 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 20 +2.555 4 11
6 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 20 +10.554 8 10
7 96   Jakub Smrž Aprilia 20 +12.534 10 9
8 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 20 +16.887 16 8
9 14   Anthony West Aprilia 20 +17.348 12 7
10 19   Sebastián Porto Honda 20 +20.910 9 6
11 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 20 +28.425 7 5
12 7   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 20 +35.956 2 4
13 36   Martín Cárdenas Honda 20 +48.291 22 3
14 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 20 +1:00.604 15 2
15 54   Manuel Poggiali KTM 20 +1:03.888 18 1
16 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 20 +1:09.340 19
17 24   Jordi Carchano Honda 20 +1:38.360 25
18 22   Luca Morelli Aprilia 20 +1:59.179 23
19 40   Sinan Sofuoğlu Honda 19 +1 lap 26
Ret 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 8 Accident 11
Ret 57   Chaz Davies Aprilia 8 Retirement 20
Ret 23   Arturo Tizón Honda 7 Retirement 21
Ret 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 1 Retirement 14
Ret 41   Michele Danese Aprilia 0 Accident 24
Ret 48   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 0 Accident 1
Ret 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 0 Accident 17
Ret 85   Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 0 Accident 27
[5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 19 39:30.095 4 25
2 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 19 +0.243 1 20
3 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 19 +7.240 16 16
4 24   Simone Corsi Gilera 19 +8.340 3 13
5 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 19 +9.127 9 11
6 14   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 19 +10.749 6 10
7 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 19 +18.258 10 9
8 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 19 +22.800 12 8
9 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 19 +23.224 20 7
10 10   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 19 +23.240 14 6
11 60   Julián Simón KTM 19 +23.521 7 5
12 1   Thomas Lüthi Honda 19 +23.639 11 4
13 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 19 +23.656 13 3
14 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 19 +23.716 8 2
15 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 19 +36.240 18 1
16 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 19 +36.311 22
17 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 19 +42.922 2
18 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 19 +43.248 24
19 17   Stefan Bradl KTM 19 +55.975 29
20 7   Alexis Masbou Malaguti 19 +56.027 25
21 41   Aleix Espargaró Honda 19 +56.352 30
22 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 19 +56.753 32
23 16   Michele Conti Honda 19 +57.435 33
24 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 19 +59.703 19
25 21   Mateo Túnez Aprilia 19 +59.842 34
26 9   Michael Ranseder KTM 19 +1:00.567 31
27 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 19 +1:00.793 21
28 23   Lorenzo Baroni Honda 19 +1:09.219 27
29 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 19 +1:20.747 23
30 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 19 +1:22.635 35
31 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 19 +1:28.342 39
32 26   Vincent Braillard Aprilia 19 +1:29.066 36
33 13   Dino Lombardi Aprilia 19 +1:33.910 38
34 37   Joey Litjens Honda 19 +1:34.580 37
35 12   Federico Sandi Aprilia 19 +1:42.683 17
Ret 36   Mika Kallio KTM 16 Retirement 5
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Honda 12 Accident 26
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 10 Accident 15
Ret 15   Michele Pirro Aprilia 3 Retirement 28
DNQ 81   Robert Mureșan Aprilia Did not qualify
[6]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

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


Previous race:
2006 Qatar Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
2006 season
Next race:
2006 Chinese Grand Prix
Previous race:
2005 Turkish Grand Prix
Turkish Grand Prix Next race:
2007 Turkish Grand Prix