2007 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2007 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2007 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 18–20 May 2007 at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.

France  2007 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 18 races in the
2007 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date20 May 2007
Official nameAlice Grand Prix de France[1]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider United States Colin Edwards
Time 1:33.616
Fastest lap
Rider United States John Hopkins
Time 1:38.678
Podium
First Australia Chris Vermeulen
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Australia Casey Stoner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:37.934
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:38.566
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third San Marino Alex de Angelis
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Mattia Pasini
Time 1:43.111
Fastest lap
Rider Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek
Time 1:43.859
Podium
First Spain Sergio Gadea
Second Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek
Third United Kingdom Bradley Smith

The MotoGP race was subject to wet weather and the race saw the first time in the 800cc MotoGP formula era where riders changed bikes mid-race as a result of the conditions.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 50:58.713 12 25
2 33   Marco Melandri Honda Gresini Honda 28 +12.599 9 20
3 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +27.347 2 16
4 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +37.328 10 13
5 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin Ducati 28 +49.166 17 11
6 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +53.563 4 10
7 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +1:01.073 5 9
8 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +1:21.241 15 8
9 6   Makoto Tamada Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 27 +1 lap 16 7
10 50   Sylvain Guintoli Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 27 +1 lap 11 6
11 11   Fonsi Nieto Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 27 +1 lap 19 5
12 5   Colin Edwards Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 25 +3 laps 1 4
Ret 4   Alex Barros Pramac d'Antin Ducati 27 Accident 13
Ret 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR212V 26 Retirement 18
Ret 1   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 Accident 7
Ret 56   Shinya Nakano Konica Minolta Honda Honda 20 Accident 14
Ret 14   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 8 Accident 8
Ret 24   Toni Elías Honda Gresini Honda 7 Accident 6
Ret 7   Carlos Checa Honda LCR Honda 6 Accident 3
[2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 26 43:12.237 1 25
2 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 26 +0.156 8 20
3 3   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 26 +2.733 6 16
4 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 26 +5.971 3 13
5 60   Julián Simón Honda 26 +6.111 2 11
6 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 26 +22.753 7 10
7 36   Mika Kallio KTM 26 +23.139 9 9
8 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 26 +27.416 5 8
9 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 26 +28.915 12 7
10 14   Anthony West Aprilia 26 +33.950 11 6
11 8   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 26 +57.900 20 5
12 32   Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 26 +58.011 13 4
13 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +1:06.251 22 3
14 44   Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 26 +1:06.720 18 2
15 50   Eugene Laverty Honda 26 +1:07.649 19 1
16 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:14.837 16
17 9   Arturo Tizón Aprilia 26 +1:31.455 23
18 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 26 +1:39.701 14
Ret 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 15 Retirement 21
Ret 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 12 Retirement 10
Ret 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 5 Accident 15
Ret 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 5 Accident 17
Ret 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 2 Retirement 4
DNS 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 0 Did not start 24
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 41:50.112 6 25
2 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 24 +0.478 5 20
3 38   Bradley Smith Honda 24 +2.963 2 16
4 14   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 24 +13.516 8 13
5 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 24 +13.845 18 11
6 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 +15.098 4 10
7 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 24 +15.603 14 9
8 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 24 +15.664 13 8
9 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 24 +15.777 10 7
10 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 24 +19.108 3 6
11 44   Pol Espargaró Aprilia 24 +23.920 19 5
12 7   Alexis Masbou Honda 24 +24.210 11 4
13 34   Randy Krummenacher KTM 24 +29.517 15 3
14 60   Michael Ranseder Derbi 24 +29.701 9 2
15 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +34.936[N 1] 17 1
16 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 24 +45.124 16
17 27   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 24 +45.308 20
18 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 24 +46.142 21
19 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 24 +46.350 22
20 77   Dominique Aegerter Aprilia 24 +1:00.825 25
21 13   Dino Lombardi Honda 24 +1:00.948 23
22 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 24 +1:09.701 26
23 95   Robert Mureșan Derbi 24 +1:10.101 24
24 56   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 24 +1:10.295 28
25 37   Joey Litjens Honda 24 +1:10.471 29
26 15   Federico Sandi Aprilia 24 +1:16.496 30
27 99   Danny Webb Honda 24 +1:21.822 31
28 46   Romain Maitre Honda 23 +1 lap 32
29 47   Steven Le Coquen Honda 23 +1 lap 34
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 19 Retirement 1
Ret 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 15 Retirement 12
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 14 Accident 7
Ret 48   Julien Cartron Honda 11 Retirement 33
Ret 51   Stevie Bonsey KTM 3 Accident 27
DNS 12   Esteve Rabat Honda Did not start
DNS 45   Valentin Debise Honda Did not start
DNQ 49   Gwen Le Badezet Honda Did not qualify
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round five has concluded.[5]

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Pablo Nieto received a 20-second penalty.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 French MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2007 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT" (PDF).
  4. ^ "motogp.com · ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE · MotoGP Race Classification 2007". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · MotoGP World Standing 2007". www.motogp.com.


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