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2006 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2006 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the last race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 27–29 October 2006 at the Valencia circuit. The MotoGP riders' championship was decided at this race, as Nicky Hayden's third place ensured he completed the season with more points than his rival, and polesitter for the race, Valentino Rossi, who finished down in thirteenth after he fell during the race.

Spain  2006 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
Date29 October 2006
Official nameGran Premio bwin.com de la Comunitat Valenciana[1][2][3]
LocationCircuit Ricardo Tormo
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.005 km (2.489 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:31.002
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:32.924
Podium
First Australia Troy Bayliss
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third United States Nicky Hayden
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Time 1:35.109
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 1:36.441
Podium
First San Marino Alex de Angelis
Second Italy Roberto Locatelli
Third Spain Héctor Barberá
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:39.058
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Héctor Faubel
Time 1:39.574
Podium
First Spain Héctor Faubel
Second Finland Mika Kallio
Third Spain Sergio Gadea

The race was also notable for two lasts; the last race with the 990cc (60.4 cu in) engines which débuted in 2002, and the last race for the Honda RC211V, as the engines switched to 800cc (48.8 cu in) in capacity and Honda would field the RC212V from 2007.

Contents

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 30 46:55.415 2 25
2 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 30 +1.319 3 20
3 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +9.230 5 16
4 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +12.065 6 13
5 33   Marco Melandri Fortuna Honda Honda 30 +16.306 12 11
6 24   Toni Elías Fortuna Honda Honda 30 +17.390 13 10
7 56   Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 30 +19.329 4 9
8 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR211V 30 +23.174 14 8
9 5   Colin Edwards Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +26.072 10 7
10 7   Carlos Checa Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 30 +28.194 16 6
11 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 30 +29.364 9 5
12 6   Makoto Tamada Konica Minolta Honda Honda 30 +29.707 15 4
13 46   Valentino Rossi Camel Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +38.546 1 3
14 77   James Ellison Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 30 +1:20.013 19 2
15 8   Garry McCoy Ilmor SRT Ilmor X3 23 +7 laps 20 1
Ret 27   Casey Stoner Honda LCR Honda 23 Accident 7
Ret 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 13 Accident 8
Ret 30   José Luis Cardoso Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 12 Retirement 18
Ret 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Ducati 9 Accident 17
Ret 17   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 5 Accident 11
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 27 43:52.247 3 25
2 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 27 +4.524 4 20
3 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 27 +9.551 6 16
4 48   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 27 +11.366 2 13
5 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 27 +14.957 10 11
6 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 27 +17.621 8 10
7 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 27 +18.505 7 9
8 54   Manuel Poggiali KTM 27 +18.846 11 8
9 52   José David de Gea Honda 27 +20.362 9 7
10 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 27 +24.257 13 6
11 96   Jakub Smrž Aprilia 27 +36.071 12 5
12 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 27 +40.323 17 4
13 42   Aleix Espargaró Honda 27 +49.222 15 3
14 37   Fabricio Perren Honda 27 +51.787 18 2
15 8   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 27 +53.194 23 1
16 44   Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 27 +57.940 21
17 31   Álvaro Molina Aprilia 27 +1:16.334 19
18 23   Arturo Tizón Honda 27 +1:29.704 22
19 14   Anthony West Aprilia 27 +1:30.923 14
20 65   Alessandro Brannetti Honda 27 +1:31.558 25
21 57   Chaz Davies Honda 27 +1:31.982 26
22 24   Jordi Carchano Aprilia 26 +1 lap 24
23 53   Santiago Barragán Honda 26 +1 lap 30
24 22   Luca Morelli Aprilia 26 +1 lap 27
Ret 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 20 Accident 1
Ret 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 12 Accident 5
Ret 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 10 Retirement 16
Ret 45   Dan Linfoot Honda 8 Retirement 29
Ret 85   Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 4 Accident 28
Ret 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 1 Retirement 20
WD 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda Withdrew
[7]

125 cc classificationEdit

 
Garry McCoy, riding for Ilmor, finished the MotoGP race in fifteenth position.
Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 40:15.460 2 25
2 36   Mika Kallio KTM 24 +1.764 5 20
3 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +1.938 3 16
4 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 24 +8.646 1 13
5 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 24 +8.673 7 11
6 42   Pol Espargaró Derbi 24 +12.428 6 10
7 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +18.925 19 9
8 14   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 24 +22.058 12 8
9 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 24 +22.102 4 7
10 1   Thomas Lüthi Honda 24 +25.405 13 6
11 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 24 +25.605 11 5
12 38   Bradley Smith Honda 24 +28.700 23 4
13 34   Esteve Rabat Honda 24 +36.206 17 3
14 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 24 +41.651 18 2
15 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 24 +41.748 20 1
16 21   Mateo Túnez Aprilia 24 +45.893 26
17 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 24 +46.005 22
18 11   Sandro Cortese Honda 24 +47.510 9
19 24   Simone Corsi Gilera 24 +52.287 16
20 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 24 +54.531 21
21 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 24 +56.966 27
22 12   Federico Sandi Aprilia 24 +57.995 24
23 16   Michele Conti Honda 24 +1:01.336 35
24 9   Michael Ranseder KTM 24 +1:02.918 28
25 37   Joey Litjens Honda 24 +1:02.992 38
26 30   Pere Tutusaus Derbi 24 +1:04.324 33
27 90   Hiroaki Kuzuhara Aprilia 24 +1:07.021 30
28 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 24 +1:08.649 29
29 25   Dominique Aegerter Aprilia 24 +1:08.682 32
30 49   Kazuma Watanabe Honda 24 +1:08.809 36
31 13   Dino Lombardi Aprilia 24 +1:09.140 34
32 67   Blake Leigh-Smith KTM 24 +1:19.944 42
33 45   Imre Tóth Aprilia 24 +1:20.568 31
34 87   Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 24 +1:31.922 43
35 40   Nico Vivarelli Malaguti 24 +1:31.995 31
36 77   Daniel Sáez Aprilia 24 +1:38.898 40
37 83   Clément Dunikowski Honda 23 +1 lap 39
Ret 32   Fabrizio Lai Honda 18 Retirement 14
Ret 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 11 Retirement 25
Ret 60   Julián Simón KTM 6 Accident 8
Ret 44   Karel Abraham Aprilia 6 Accident 15
Ret 54   Randy Krummenacher KTM 5 Accident 10
Ret 78   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 3 Accident 37
[8]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 Valencia 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". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Valencia Ricardo Tormo - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2006 Valencia MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "2006 Valencian Community Grand Prix : Classifications : 500cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · GP bwin.com DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA · MotoGP Race Classification 2006". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ "2006 Valencian Community Grand Prix : Classifications : 250cc" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  8. ^ "2006 Valencian Community 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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