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2007 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

2007 F.I.M Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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2007 World Champions
Casey Stoner became the MotoGP world champion
Jorge Lorenzo became the 250cc world champion
Gábor Talmácsi became the 125cc world champion

The 2007 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 59th F.I.M Road Racing World Championship season. The 2007 season was significant as it introduced a new regulation which specifies that competitors in the MotoGP class can use up to 800 cc motorcycles; between 2002 and 2006, competitors had been allowed to use 990 cc motorcycles. While the 800cc motorcycles have less power than their 990cc counterparts, their ability to brake later and carry more speed through turns due to their lighter weight allowed them to break lap records in pre-season testing.[1]

Casey Stoner won the MotoGP title, winning 10 of the 18 races to finish with a lead of 125 points over second placed Dani Pedrosa. Jorge Lorenzo won his second 250cc title, and Gábor Talmácsi won the 125cc title.

Stoner had a breakthrough season on the Ducati, the team winning its first world title on the Grand Prix scene. It was also the first time since 1973 that the premiere category had not been won by a Japanese constructor. The new 800 cc Ducati engine had a significant advantage over the other manufacturers in straightline speed but was tricky to ride through corners for Stoner's experienced teammate Loris Capirossi. Stoner was in strong contention early on but Valentino Rossi was very close for a long period of the season, before Stoner started to pull away at mid-season and sealed his title with several races to go, with Rossi's title challenge fading.

Up to the end of 2006, speculation suggested that Honda would have the advantage of the new 800cc engines, as they could modify their existing engines easier than other manufacturers. In practice, Honda suffered the most from the regulation change, with only Dani Pedrosa and Marco Melandri making any impression on the leaders. Stoner scored a string of wins for Ducati, Suzuki saw Chris Vermeulen take their first win since the advent of four-stroke regulations and John Hopkins posted his first podium finish. The Kawasaki team also made progress with improved results.

In addition to the capacity reduction, MotoGP teams were also restricted to 31 tires per race weekend per rider. This change seemed to have favored the Bridgestone's wider performance range over the more temperature- and track-specific Michelins.[2] Pressure from top riders and declining viewership led Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta to propose a single-tire manufacturer for MotoGP.[3] In the end, rules were amended to allow 9 more tires per weekend per rider, and Valentino Rossi switched to Bridgestone for the 2008 season while his FIAT Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo used Michelins.

As of 2018, this was the only time since the introduction of MotoGP regulations that a rider and team from a non-Japanese manufacturer have won the season.

2007 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2007:[4][5]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 10 March   Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit
2 25 March   Gran Premio bwin.com de España Circuito de Jerez
3 22 April   Grand Prix of Turkey Istanbul Park
4 6 May   Sinopec Great Wall Lubricants Grand Prix of China Shanghai
5 20 May   Alice Grand Prix de France Bugatti Circuit
6 3 June   Gran Premio d'Italia Alice Mugello
7 10 June   Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya
8 24 June   Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix Donington Park
9 30 June ††   A-Style TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
10 15 July   Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
11 22 July †   Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
12 19 August   Cardion ab Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
13 2 September   Gran Premio Cinzano di San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini Misano
14 16 September   bwin.com Grande Prémio de Portugal Autódromo do Estoril
15 23 September   A-Style Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
16 14 October   GMC Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Circuit
17 21 October   Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
18 4 November   Gran Premio bwin.com de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo
† = MotoGP class only
†† = Saturday Race

Calendar changesEdit

2007 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125 cc winner 250 cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 10 March   Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix Losail   Héctor Faubel   Jorge Lorenzo   Casey Stoner Report
2 25 March   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez   Gábor Talmácsi   Jorge Lorenzo   Valentino Rossi Report
3 22 April   Turkish motorcycle Grand Prix Istanbul   Simone Corsi   Andrea Dovizioso   Casey Stoner Report
4 6 May   Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix Shanghai   Lukáš Pešek   Jorge Lorenzo   Casey Stoner Report
5 20 May   French motorcycle Grand Prix Le Mans   Sergio Gadea   Jorge Lorenzo   Chris Vermeulen Report
6 3 June   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello   Héctor Faubel   Álvaro Bautista   Valentino Rossi Report
7 10 June   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya   Tomoyoshi Koyama   Jorge Lorenzo   Casey Stoner Report
8 24 June   British motorcycle Grand Prix Donington   Mattia Pasini   Andrea Dovizioso   Casey Stoner Report
9 30 June ††   Dutch TT Assen   Mattia Pasini   Jorge Lorenzo   Valentino Rossi Report
10 15 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix Sachsenring   Gábor Talmácsi   Hiroshi Aoyama   Dani Pedrosa Report
11 22 July †   United States motorcycle Grand Prix Laguna Seca No 125cc and 250cc race   Casey Stoner Report
12 19 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno   Héctor Faubel   Jorge Lorenzo   Casey Stoner Report
13 2 September   San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix Misano   Mattia Pasini   Jorge Lorenzo   Casey Stoner Report
14 16 September   Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix Estoril   Héctor Faubel   Álvaro Bautista   Valentino Rossi Report
15 23 September   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Motegi   Mattia Pasini   Mika Kallio   Loris Capirossi Report
16 14 October   Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island   Lukáš Pešek   Jorge Lorenzo   Casey Stoner Report
17 21 October   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang   Gábor Talmácsi   Hiroshi Aoyama   Casey Stoner Report
18 4 November   Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Valencia   Héctor Faubel   Mika Kallio   Dani Pedrosa Report
† = MotoGP class only
†† = Saturday Race

ParticipantsEdit

MotoGP participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyre No. Rider Rounds
  Repsol Honda Honda Honda RC212V M 1   Nicky Hayden All
26   Dani Pedrosa All
  Pramac d'Antín Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP7 B 4   Alex Barros All
22   Iván Silva 12
57   Chaz Davies 11, 16–18
66   Alex Hofmann 1–10, 13–14
72   Shinichi Itoh 15
  FIAT Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 5   Colin Edwards All
46   Valentino Rossi All
  Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 D 6   Makoto Tamada All
50   Sylvain Guintoli All
  Honda LCR Honda Honda RC212V M 7   Carlos Checa All
  Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R B 9   Nobuatsu Aoki 17
21   John Hopkins All
64   Kousuke Akiyoshi 2, 15
71   Chris Vermeulen All
  Team Roberts KR212V KR212V M 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. 1–7
80   Kurtis Roberts 6–7
80   Kurtis Roberts 8–18
  Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-RR B 11   Fonsi Nieto 5
13   Anthony West 8–18
14   Randy de Puniet All
19   Olivier Jacque 1–4, 6–7
87   Akira Yanagawa 15
95   Roger Lee Hayden 11
  Honda Gresini Honda Honda RC212V B 17   Miguel Duhamel 11
24   Toni Elías 1–9, 12–18
33   Marco Melandri All
84   Michel Fabrizio 10
  Ducati Marlboro Team
Ducati Team (rd 11)
Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP7 B 27   Casey Stoner All
65   Loris Capirossi All
  Konica Minolta Honda Honda Honda RC212V M 56   Shinya Nakano All
  Ilmor GP Ilmor GP Ilmor X3 M 88   Andrew Pitt 1
99   Jeremy McWilliams 1
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Ilmor withdrew before Spanish race.

Mid-season changesEdit

  • On 15 March 2007, Mario Illien of Ilmor announced that the team would be taking a break from the Moto GP series as a result of funding issues.[6]
  • During practice for the Chinese GP, Olivier Jacque injured his arm in a crash and withdrew from the event. He missed his home race, at Le Mans, and was replaced by Fonsi Nieto.[7][8]
  • Team Roberts announced they expanded to a second bike from the Mugello race onwards, which was ridden by Kurtis Roberts.[9]
  • Kenny Roberts, Jr. withdrew from the series in June. In those rounds the sole KR212V was ridden by his brother Kurtis.[10]
  • On 21 June, it was announced that Anthony West would be replacing Olivier Jacque at Kawasaki for the remainder of the season.[11]
  • During practice for the Dutch TT, Toni Elías broke his left femur.[12] He was replaced by Michel Fabrizio at the German Grand Prix and Miguel Duhamel at the United States Grand Prix.[13]
  • During the first practice session at the US GP, Alex Hofmann broke a bone and sustained a soft tissue injury in his left hand in a collision with Sylvain Guintoli and he was unable to compete during the remainder of the weekend. Chaz Davies was invited to take his ride for the remainder of the weekend despite having no experience on any MotoGP bike or Bridgestone tyres. Hofmann was also sidelined from Czech GP, where Iván Silva replaced him.
  • Shinichi Itoh rode as a replacement rider on a Pramac d'Antin Ducati after Alex Hofmann was released from the team following the Portuguese Grand Prix.

250cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Tyre No Rider Rounds
Fortuna Aprilia Aprilia D 1   Jorge Lorenzo 1-10, 12-18
Aprilia Racing 6   Alex Debón 2, 7, 12, 18
Master MVA Aspar Team Aprilia D 3   Alex de Angelis 1-10, 12-18
19   Álvaro Bautista 1-10, 12-18
Red Bull KTM KTM D 4   Hiroshi Aoyama 1-10, 12-18
36   Mika Kallio 1-10, 12,18
Thai Honda PTT-SAG Honda D 8   Ratthapark Wilairot 1-10, 12-18
Blusens Aprilia Germany Aprilia D 9   Arturo Tizón 1-6
7   Efrén Vázquez 8-10, 12-18
41   Aleix Espargaró 1-10, 12-18
Team Toth Aprilia Aprilia D 10   Imre Tóth 1-10, 12-18
80   Héctor Barberá 1-10, 12-18
Emmi Caffe Latte Aprilia D 12   Thomas Lüthi 1-10, 12-18
Team Sicilia Aprilia D 14   Anthony West 1-7
45   Dan Linfoot 8-10, 12-15
21   Federico Sandi 16-18
Squadra Corse Metis Gilera Gilera D 15   Roberto Locatelli 1-2, 5-10, 12-18
58   Marco Simoncelli 1-10, 12-18
Angaia Racing Aprilia D 16   Jules Cluzel 1-10, 12-18
Cardion AB Motoracing Aprilia D 17   Karel Abraham 1-10, 12-18
Kiefer-Bos-Sotin Racing Aprilia D 25   Alex Baldolini 1-10, 12-18
28   Dirk Heidolf 1-10, 12-18
Campetella Racing Aprilia D 32   Fabrizio Lai 1-10, 12-18
44   Taro Sekiguchi 1-10, 12, 16-18
Humangest Racing Honda D 34   Andrea Dovizioso 1-10, 12-18
55   Yuki Takahashi 1-4, 6-10, 12,18
Honda LCR Honda D 50   Eugene Laverty 1-10, 12-18
Repsol Honda Team Honda D 60   Julián Simón 1-10, 12-18
73   Shuhei Aoyama 1-10, 12-18
Motorcycle Comp Service Honda D 18   Joshua Sommer 10, 12-18
Burning Blood Racing Honda D 20   Takumi Takahashi 15
Andalucia GFC MAS Aprilia D 31   Álvaro Molina 2, 7, 10, 14, 18
Yamaha Indonesia Pertamina RT Yamaha D 35   Doni Tata Pradita 17
AMC Schleizer Dreieck ADAC Honda D 38   Thomas Walther 10
Postmus Racing Yamaha D 49   Erwin Postmus 9
Team Extremadura Honda D 53   Santiago Barragán 2, 7, 14, 18
Yes! Yamaha Tianjian Yamaha D 62   Shi Zhao Huang 4
63   Xiao Jin 4
VET Racing Aprilia D 64   Omar Menghi 6, 13
History Racing TZ Club Italia Yamaha D 65   Thomas Tallevi 6
De Arend Racing Aprilia D 68   Randy Gevers 9
Maro Racing Honda D 69   Ronald Beitler 9
MRTT Hagen Racing Honda D 70   Mike Velthuijzen 9
Jaap Kingma Aprilia D 72   Hans Smees 9
Malossi & Spruce & Pro-Tec Yamaha D 75   Youichi Ui 15
Will Access With Plus Myu Yamaha D 76   Seijin Oikawa 15
TEC-2 & Kyushukyoritsu Univ. Yamaha D 77   Yuki Hamamoto 15
BM Groundworks Yamaha D 81   Toby Markham 8
St Neot's Motorcycle Co Yamaha D 82   Andrew Sawford 8
Dennis Trollope Racing Yamaha D 83   Alex Kenchington 8
TNT Express Team Fila Honda D 84   Luke Lawrence 8
Team McDonald's Aprilia D 14
Klub Racing Team Mayer Honda D 87   Jiri Mayer 12
Zongshen Team Of China Aprilia D 88   Zhu Wang 12, 14
89   Chow Ho-Wan 12, 14, 16
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Mid-season changesEdit

  • Roberto Locatelli was seriously injured in a practise session crash at the Spanish GP weekend. Gilera didn't replace him and Locatelli returned to the series in the French GP.[14]
  • As a result of a crash in qualifying in China, Yuki Takahashi broke his left arm and missed the French GP, which he won in 2006. He was not replaced for the event.[15]
  • Starting from the French GP, Humangest Racing was officially called Kopron Team Scot.
  • Following Anthony West's step up to the Moto GP class with Kawasaki, Dan Linfoot was signed to replace him from the Donington Park round. Also, Arturo Tizón was sacked by his team and replaced by Efrén Vázquez.[16]
  • Federico Sandi replaced Dan Linfoot from Australian GP onwards.
  • Taro Sekiguchi missed couple of rounds after being injured in Czech Republic Grand Prix. Having had lots of injuries during last couple of seasons, he decided to change his race number in his return, in the Australian Grand Prix.

125cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Tyre No Rider Rounds
Polaris World Aprilia D 6   Joan Olivé 1-10, 12-18
75   Mattia Pasini 1-10, 12-18
FFM Honda GP 125 Honda D 7   Alexis Masbou 1-10, 12-18
36   Cyril Carrillo 17
62   Louis Rossi 14
Team Sicilia Aprilia D 8   Lorenzo Zanetti 1-10, 12-18
20   Roberto Tamburini 1-10, 12-18
Emmi Caffe Latte Aprilia D 11   Sandro Cortese 1-10, 12-18
Repsol Honda Honda D 12   Esteve Rabat 1-5, 7-10, 11-18
38   Bradley Smith 1-10, 12-18
Bancaja Aspar Aprilia D 14   Gábor Talmácsi 1-10, 12-18
33   Sergio Gadea 1-10, 12-18
55   Héctor Faubel 1-10, 12-18
Skilled ISPA Racing Team Aprilia D 15   Federico Sandi 1-10, 12-15
24   Simone Corsi 1-10, 12-18
79   Ferruccio Lamborghini 16-18
Valsir Seedorf Derbi Derbi D 18   Nicolás Terol 1-10, 12-18
52   Lukáš Pešek 1-10, 12-18
Blusens Aprilia Aprilia D 22   Pablo Nieto 1-10, 12-18
56   Hugo van den Berg 1-10, 12-13
Blusens Aprilia Germany 17   Stefan Bradl 7, 9-10, 13-18
WTR Blauer USA Aprilia D 27   Stefano Bianco 1-6, 8-10, 12-15, 17-18
29   Andrea Iannone 1-10, 12-18
68   Glenn Scott 16
Red Bull KTM KTM D 34   Randy Krummenacher 1-10, 12-18
51   Stevie Bonsey 1-10, 12-18
71   Tomoyoshi Koyama 1-10, 12-18
Multimedia Racing Aprilia D 35   Raffaele De Rosa 1-10, 12-18
53   Simone Grotzkyj 1-8, 10, 12-18
77   Dominique Aegerter 1-10, 12-18
Arie Molenaar Racing Honda D 37   Joey Litjens 1-10, 12-14, 16-18
99   Danny Webb 1-10, 12-18
Belson Campetella Racing Aprilia D 44   Pol Espargaró 1-10, 12-18
Ajo Motorsport Derbi D 60   Michael Ranseder 1-10, 12-18
95   Robert Mureșan 1-10, 12-18
Scot Racing Team Honda D 63   Mike Di Meglio 1-2, 4-10, 12-18
76   Stefano Musco 1
13   Dino Lombardi 2-6, 10, 12-18
31   Enrique Jerez 8-9
54   Kev Coghlan 3
FMCV Team Machado Aprilia D 30   Pere Tutusaus 2, 7, 14, 18
Cemelog-Hanusch Honda D 39   Nikolett Kovács 3
Superbike Gyorsasagi MSE Aprilia D 40   Alen Győrfi 3, 18
ADAC Nordbayern EV Aprilia D 41   Tobias Siegert 3, 6
RCGM Team Aprilia D 42   Simone Sancioni 6, 13
Équipe de France Espoir Honda D 45   Valentin Debise 5
TVX Racing - TJP Honda D 46   Romain Maitre 5
Villiers Team Competition Honda D 47   Steven Le Coquen 5
48   Julien Cartron 5
Bretagne Organisation Sport Honda D 49   Gwen Le Badezet 5
IKI Racing Honda D 54   Kev Coghlan 8
Metallico 18 Garage Honda D 57   Yuuichi Yanagisawa 15
Project Muy FRS Honda D 58   Shoya Tomizawa 15
Honda Suzuka Racing Honda D 59   Iori Namihira 15
SGM Racing Aprilia D 61   Ivo Relvas 14
Abbink Bos Racing Honda B 64   Georg Fröhlich 10
D 89   Jasper Iwema 9
Sachsenring Motorrad Unger Aprilia D 65   Eric Hübsch 10
66   Patrick Unger 10
Adac Sachsen Junior Team Honda D 67   Sebastian Eckner 10
TEC-2 & Ogiya Yamaha D 69   Nayuta Mizuno 15
Leigh-Smith Racing Honda D 70   Blake Leigh-Smith 16
Lemstra Racing Honda D 72   Patrick vd Waarsenburg 9
Leigh-Smith Racing Honda D 73   Jackson Leigh-Smith 16
Dydo Miu Racing Honda D 74   Kazuma Watanabe 15
Matteoni Racing Honda D 76   Iván Maestro 2, 7
Ascat. Madrid Team 18
Quinto Almoradi Aprilia D 78   Daniel Sáez 2, 18
Junior GP Racing Team Aprilia D 79   Ferruccio Lamborghini 13
Friba Friba D 80   Federico Biaggi 13
KRP Honda D 81   Tom Hayward 8
83   Nikki Coates 8
84   Robbie Stewart 8
SP12/KGD Racing Honda D 82   Luke Jones 8
Wintex Racing Austria Honda D 85   Philipp Eitzinger 7, 9
Racc Aprilia Aprilia D 86   Ricard Cardús 12, 14
MC Terzo Bandini Aprilia D 87   Roberto Lacalendola 6
Ellegi Racing 13
Motorsportklazienaveen Honda D 88   Ferry Stoffer 9
Cool Rental Racing TH Aprilia D 90   Roy Pouw 9
FGR 07 Team FGR D 91   Karel Majek 12
Intermoto Czech Aprilia D 92   Karel Pešek 12
Rohac & Fetja Honda D 93   Michal Prášek 12
Honda Schumann Reisen Honda D 94   Toni Wirsing 12
Rhys Moller Racing Honda D 96   Rhys Moller 16
Red Bull MotoGP Academy Honda D 98   Takaaki Nakagami 18
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Mid-season changesEdit

  • Fontana Racing was called Skilled Racing Team before the season started following the withdrawal of their sponsor ISPA for Team Sicilia.
  • Stefano Musco missed the Qatar & Spanish GPs through injury and was replaced by Dino Lombardi. Later Lombardi replaced Musco on regular basis.
  • Mike Di Meglio sustained a broken collarbone in a crash in qualifying for the Spanish GP and was told by doctors to allow more time to recover. He was replaced at the Turkish GP by Kev Coghlan, who had been originally on the 250cc entry list prior to the withdrawal of his team, Winona Racing.[17]
  • Starting from the French GP, Scot Racing Team was officially called Kopron Team Scot.
  • At the British GP, Enrique Jerez replaced Dino Lombardi.
  • From Portuguese GP onwards, Stefan Bradl replaced Hugo van den Berg on regular basis.
  • Following Federico Sandi's move to 250cc class, Ferruccio Lamborghini replaced him in Skilled Racing Team, starting from Australian Grand Prix.
  • Glenn Scott replaced Stefano Bianco in Australian Grand Prix.

StandingsEdit

MotoGP riders' standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Team QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
USA
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Casey Stoner Ducati 1 5 1 1 3 4 1 1 2 5 1 1 1 3 6 1 1 2 367
2   Dani Pedrosa Honda 3 2 Ret 4 4 2 3 8 4 1 5 4 Ret 2 Ret 4 3 1 242
3   Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2 1 10 2 6 1 2 4 1 Ret 4 7 Ret 1 13 3 5 Ret 241
4   John Hopkins Suzuki 4 19 6 3 7 5 4 5 5 7 15 2 3 6 10 7 8 3 189
5   Marco Melandri Honda 5 8 5 5 2 9 9 10 10 6 3 WD 4 5 5 10 2 4 187
6   Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 7 9 11 7 1 8 7 3 16 11 2 5 2 13 11 8 7 6 179
7   Loris Capirossi Ducati Ret 12 3 6 8 7 6 Ret Ret 2 Ret 6 5 9 1 2 11 5 166
8   Nicky Hayden Honda 8 7 7 12 Ret 10 11 17 3 3 Ret 3 13 4 9 Ret 9 8 127
9   Colin Edwards Yamaha 6 3 Ret 11 12 12 10 2 6 4 11 Ret 9 10 14 9 10 13 124
10   Alex Barros Ducati 9 11 4 14 Ret 3 8 7 7 Ret 9 9 Ret Ret 8 5 12 7 115
11   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Ret 13 8 8 Ret Ret 5 6 Ret Ret 6 8 Ret Ret 2 6 4 9 108
12   Toni Elías Honda 14 4 2 Ret Ret 6 Ret 12 WD 11 7 8 3 15 6 10 104
13   Alex Hofmann Ducati 11 DSQ 9 9 5 11 13 9 8 9 WD 11 Ret 65
14   Carlos Checa Honda Ret 6 12 10 Ret Ret 17 Ret 11 14 14 10 6 7 18 11 14 12 65
15   Anthony West Kawasaki 11 9 8 7 12 8 12 7 12 15 16 59
16   Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 15 15 15 13 10 14 14 16 14 Ret 13 13 12 14 4 14 19 11 50
17   Shinya Nakano Honda 10 10 13 Ret Ret 13 15 14 12 Ret 12 14 10 11 16 13 16 14 47
18   Makoto Tamada Yamaha 16 14 14 Ret 9 15 12 15 13 13 8 17 14 Ret 12 16 18 15 38
19   Kurtis Roberts KR212V Ret 18 13 15 12 Ret 15 15 Ret Ret 17 20 Ret 10
20   Roger Lee Hayden Kawasaki 10 6
21   Michel Fabrizio Honda 10 6
22   Fonsi Nieto Kawasaki 11 5
23   Olivier Jacque Kawasaki 12 18 Ret WD 16 WD 4
24   Kenny Roberts Jr. KR212V 13 16 16 15 Ret 17 16 4
25   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 13 3
26   Shinichi Ito Ducati 15 1
  Chaz Davies Ducati 16 Ret 17 DNS 0
  Iván Silva Ducati 16 0
  Kousuke Akiyoshi Suzuki 17 Ret 0
  Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki 17 0
  Miguel Duhamel Honda Ret 0
  Andrew Pitt Ilmor GP Ret 0
  Jeremy McWilliams Ilmor GP DNS 0
Pos. Rider Bike QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
USA
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

250cc riders' standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Team QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 1 1 2 1 1 8 1 Ret 1 4 1 1 3 11 1 3 7 312
2   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 5 3 1 3 2 4 3 1 4 5 2 Ret 2 2 3 11 4 260
3   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 2 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 3 11 5 6 5 9 Ret 2 235
4   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Ret 2 3 2 8 1 5 Ret 3 17 5 8 1 15 2 Ret Ret 181
5   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 3 Ret 8 6 4 3 8 Ret 7 6 4 3 5 3 Ret 2 5 177
6   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret 21 7 3 5 1 6 2 Ret 8 4 1 10 160
7   Mika Kallio KTM Ret Ret 6 5 7 Ret 6 6 8 2 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 1 157
8   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 4 Ret 5 8 Ret 5 4 Ret Ret 9 7 4 4 10 5 5 9 133
9   Julián Simón Honda 8 Ret 7 7 5 7 10 7 Ret Ret 8 10 8 6 6 6 6 123
10   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 9 Ret 9 Ret 6 9 9 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 7 7 7 8 11 97
11   Yuki Takahashi Honda 7 8 Ret DNS 11 Ret 4 10 8 Ret 9 Ret 4 10 9 9 90
12   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 10 7 16 Ret 9 6 11 5 13 12 9 6 Ret 9 8 13 17 90
13   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 6 DNS DNS 18 12 Ret 9 10 10 7 Ret 16 11 7 13 59
14   Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 12 11 10 10 12 13 Ret 11 11 18 12 Ret 9 Ret 17 20 Ret 49
15   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 11 Ret 11 11 18 12 20 Ret 17 11 13 12 12 17 14 10 12 47
16   Karel Abraham Aprilia Ret 15 12 Ret Ret 16 14 10 15 Ret 14 14 10 Ret 13 12 Ret 31
17   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 14 12 15 12 11 Ret 17 8 14 19 16 13 Ret Ret 19 16 15 30
18   Alex Debón Aprilia 5 16 Ret 3 27
19   Anthony West Aprilia 13 9 Ret 13 10 10 21 25
20   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 15 10 13 Ret 16 17 Ret 12 16 13 17 Ret 11 Ret 15 15 16 24
21   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 16 16 Ret 16 Ret 19 13 Ret 20 15 18 11 13 13 12 19 Ret 19
22   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 17 13 14 Ret 13 14 18 14 19 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 14 18
23   Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia Ret 17 Ret 14 14 15 15 13 12 16 DNS 18 18 19 13
24   Dan Linfoot Aprilia 9 Ret Ret 20 Ret Ret Ret 7
25   Eugene Laverty Honda 18 14 17 17 15 20 19 Ret 21 Ret Ret 15 14 19 16 17 21 6
26   Seijin Oikawa Yamaha 12 4
27   Youichi Ui Yamaha 14 2
28   Imre Tóth Aprilia 19 18 Ret 18 Ret 22 22 15 22 Ret 19 17 15 18 Ret 21 23 2
29   Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 16 18 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 1
30   Arturo Tizón Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 15 17 23 DNS 1
  Álvaro Molina Aprilia Ret 23 Ret 16 22 0
  Ho Wan Chow Aprilia DNQ 17 Ret 0
  Toby Markham Yamaha 17 0
  Omar Menghi Aprilia Ret 18 0
  Jin Xiao Yamaha 19 0
  Federico Sandi Aprilia 20 Ret 20 0
  Yuki Hamamoto Yamaha 20 0
  Ronald Beitler Honda 23 0
  Santiago Barragán Honda Ret DNQ DNQ 24 0
  Randy Gevers Aprilia 24 0
  Thomas Tallevi Yamaha 24 0
  Joshua Sommer Honda Ret Ret 0
  Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha Ret 0
  Takumi Takahashi Honda Ret 0
  Thomas Walther Honda Ret 0
  Hans Smees Aprilia Ret 0
  Shi Zhao Huang Yamaha DNS 0
  Zhu Wang Aprilia DNQ DNQ 0
  Luke Lawrence Honda DNQ 0
Aprilia DNQ
  Jiří Mayer Honda DNQ 0
  Mike Velthuijzen Honda DNQ 0
  Andrew Sawford Yamaha DNQ 0
  Alex Kenchington Yamaha DNQ 0
Pos. Rider Bike QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

125cc riders' standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Team QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 2 1 5 4 4 4 2 Ret 3 1 4 2 2 2 8 1 2 282
2   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 1 3 10 2 6 1 Ret 3 2 3 1 17 1 3 3 3 1 277
3   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 6 Ret 3 Ret 10 5 1 2 6 2 5 3 7 14 6 2 9 193
4   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 3 2 6 1 2 Ret 13 18 7 6 3 20 13 12 1 6 5 182
5   Mattia Pasini Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 6 Ret 1 1 Ret 2 1 8 1 7 8 4 174
6   Simone Corsi Aprilia 5 Ret 1 5 8 3 7 10 5 4 7 Ret 4 6 4 7 12 168
7   Sergio Gadea Aprilia Ret 5 Ret 6 1 2 4 4 4 Ret Ret 4 Ret 8 9 5 3 160
8   Joan Olivé Aprilia 11 8 2 19 5 Ret 8 5 18 11 12 12 5 5 2 4 30 131
9   Pol Espargaró Aprilia 7 4 11 9 11 9 5 Ret 11 Ret 6 5 3 Ret 11 Ret 10 110
10   Bradley Smith Honda 12 26 8 8 3 8 6 7 WD 8 13 8 12 Ret 16 9 8 101
11   Esteve Rabat Honda 8 Ret 14 3 DNS 12 Ret 13 12 11 11 11 Ret 5 15 6 74
12   Michael Ranseder Derbi 13 9 12 7 14 11 10 20 9 10 8 10 Ret 9 22 Ret 13 73
13   Randy Krummenacher KTM 19 17 15 27 13 13 3 13 12 5 9 6 10 19 12 17 15 69
14   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 17 7 Ret 18 7 7 11 12 8 7 10 15 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 66
15   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 9 6 13 16 15 Ret 20 9 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 12 7 57
16   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 4 Ret 4 12 Ret 14 Ret 8 14 Ret 18 9 9 Ret Ret 28 Ret 56
17   Mike Di Meglio Honda 14 DNS 14 9 Ret 19 6 Ret 15 20 13 16 4 14 14 23 42
18   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 9 10 13 7 6 15 Ret 13 Ret 39
19   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 18 10 7 15 16 10 14 11 15 28 17 16 17 Ret 18 19 Ret 30
20   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 15 12 9 11 Ret Ret 17 15 20 24 Ret 14 18 10 20 18 20 26
21   Alexis Masbou Honda 10 Ret Ret 13 12 Ret 16 19 16 19 14 21 14 21 Ret 10 14 25
22   Nicolás Terol Derbi 16 14 16 Ret 19 12 23 24 17 22 22 18 Ret 17 13 11 11 19
23   Dominique Aegerter Aprilia 20 19 24 21 20 15 15 Ret 28 21 29 23 Ret 11 19 Ret 18 7
24   Stefano Bianco Aprilia Ret 11 17 Ret 17 Ret Ret 19 16 15 Ret 15 Ret 16 17 7
25   Stevie Bonsey KTM 22 13 25 Ret Ret 20 Ret 23 27 18 16 26 Ret Ret 15 26 16 4
26   Danny Webb Honda Ret Ret 23 23 27 21 26 25 Ret 27 28 30 20 13 Ret 22 21 3
27   Georg Fröhlich Honda 14 2
28   Enrique Jerez Honda 14 23 2
29   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia Ret 15 Ret 17 18 22 Ret 17 25 Ret 30 28 21 Ret 21 20 Ret 1
  Robert Mureșan Derbi Ret 18 22 26 23 19 24 16 Ret 17 Ret 29 23 Ret DNQ 23 22 0
  Joey Litjens Honda 21 21 20 22 25 16 Ret 21 26 Ret 24 27 DNS 17 24 24 0
  Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 23 25 18 20 22 24 22 29 22 20 21 19 22 16 23 21 19 0
  Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 16 18 Ret 27 0
  Simone Sancioni Aprilia 17 22 0
  Federico Sandi Aprilia Ret Ret 19 Ret 26 18 21 Ret 24 23 19 Ret 19 Ret 0
  Kazuma Watanabe Honda 18 0
  Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 24 20 26 25 24 23 25 26 21 25 27 31 0
  Nayuta Mizuno Yamaha 20 0
  Dino Lombardi Honda 23 Ret 24 21 Ret DNS DNS 26 Ret Ret Ret 24 NC 25 0
  Kev Coghlan Honda 21 Ret 0
  Iván Maestro Aprilia 22 27 Ret 0
  Shoya Tomizawa Honda 22 0
  Luke Jones Honda 22 0
  Ferruccio Lamborghini Aprilia 24 23 27 28 0
  Ricard Cardús Aprilia 23 DNS 0
  Daniel Sáez Aprilia 24 26 0
  Louis Rossi Honda 24 0
  Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia Ret 25 0
  Cyril Carrillo Honda 25 0
  Toni Wirsing Honda 25 0
  Glenn Scott Aprilia 26 0
  Eric Hübsch Aprilia 26 0
  Tobias Siegert Aprilia 27 DNS 0
  Nikki Coates Honda 27 0
  Robbie Stewart Honda 28 0
  Romain Maitre Honda 28 0
  Alen Győrfi Aprilia Ret 29 0
  Philipp Eitzinger Honda Ret 29 0
  Sebastian Eckner Honda 29 0
  Steven Le Coquen Honda 29 0
  Roy Pouw Aprilia 30 0
  Tom Hayward Honda 30 0
  Karel Pešek Aprilia 31 0
  Patrick van de Waarsenburg Honda 31 0
  Federico Biaggi Friba 32 0
  Jasper Iwema Honda 32 0
  Ferry Stoffer Honda 33 0
  Takaaki Nakagami Honda Ret 0
  Iori Namihira Honda Ret 0
  Yuuichi Yanagisawa Honda Ret 0
  Michal Prášek Honda Ret 0
  Karel Majek FGR Ret 0
  Patrick Unger Aprilia Ret 0
  Julien Cartron Honda Ret 0
  Valentin Debise Honda DNS 0
  Blake Leigh-Smith Honda DNQ 0
  Rhys Moller Honda DNQ 0
  Jackson Leigh-Smith Honda DNQ 0
  Ivo Relvas Aprilia DNQ 0
  Gwen Le Badezet Honda DNQ 0
  Nikolett Kovács Honda DNQ 0
Pos. Rider Bike QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

Constructors' standingsEdit

  • Each constructor gets the same number of points as their best placed rider in each race.
 
Points gained by MotoGP manufacturers in the season

MotoGPEdit

Pos Constructor QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
USA
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Ducati 1 5 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 394
2   Honda 3 2 2 4 2 2 3 8 3 1 3 3 4 2 3 4 2 1 313
3   Yamaha 2 1 10 2 6 1 2 2 1 4 4 7 9 1 5 3 5 11 283
4   Suzuki 4 9 6 3 1 5 4 3 5 7 2 2 2 6 10 7 7 3 241
5   Kawasaki 12 13 8 8 11 16 5 6 9 8 6 8 8 12 2 6 4 9 144
6   Roberts 13 16 16 15 Ret 17 16 13 15 12 Ret 15 15 Ret Ret 17 20 Ret 14
  Ilmor GP Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
USA
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts

250ccEdit

Pos Constructor QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Aprilia 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 387
2   Honda 5 3 1 3 2 4 3 1 4 5 2 6 2 2 3 6 4 275
3   KTM Ret 6 6 5 7 21 6 3 5 1 3 2 Ret 1 4 1 1 226
4   Gilera 6 Ret 9 Ret 6 9 9 Ret 6 7 10 7 7 7 7 7 11 116
5   Yamaha 19 24 17 12 Ret 4
Pos. Manufacturer QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts

125ccEdit

  • Each constructor gets the same number of points as their best placed rider in each race.
Pos Constructor QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Aprilia 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 410
2   Derbi 3 2 6 1 2 11 10 16 7 6 3 10 13 9 1 6 5 199
3   KTM 6 13 3 27 10 5 1 2 6 2 5 3 7 14 6 2 9 196
4   Honda 8 21 8 3 3 8 6 6 13 8 11 8 11 4 5 9 6 146
  Yamaha 20 0
  Friba 32 0
  FGR Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer QAT
 
ESP
 
TUR
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
SMR
 
POR
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts

ReferencesEdit

  • "The Official MotoGP website". Retrieved 2010-07-07.