2007 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2007 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2007 MotoGP championship. It was held on 21–23 September at Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi, Tochigi. Loris Capirossi won the MotoGP race, his last career victory, as well the last victory for a Ducati rider other than Casey Stoner until the 2016 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix. Even more significant for the Ducati team was that teammate Stoner secured his and Ducati's first MotoGP title with a sixth place.

Japan  2007 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 18 races in the
2007 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date23 September 2007
Official nameA-Style Grand Prix of Japan[1][2][3]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:45.864
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:50.718
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second France Randy de Puniet
Third Spain Toni Elías
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Shuhei Aoyama
Time 1:51.327
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 2:04.160
Podium
First Finland Mika Kallio
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third Spain Hector Barbera
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Mattia Pasini
Time 1:57.301
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Raffaele De Rosa
Time 2:10.998
Podium
First Italy Mattia Pasini
Second Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Third Spain Héctor Faubel

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 47:05.484 8 25
2 14   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 24 +10.853 4 20
3 24   Toni Elías Honda Gresini Honda 24 +11.526 5 16
4 50   Sylvain Guintoli Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +12.192 18 13
5 33   Marco Melandri Honda Gresini Honda 24 +28.569 10 11
6 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 +31.179 9 10
7 13   Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 24 +50.001 6 9
8 4   Alex Barros Pramac d'Antin Ducati 24 +52.343 15 8
9 1   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +53.629 3 7
10 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +59.715 11 6
11 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +1:02.804 17 5
12 6   Makoto Tamada Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +1:09.313 16 4
13 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +1:09.699 2 3
14 5   Colin Edwards Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +1:11.735 7 2
15 72   Shinichi Itoh Pramac d'Antin Ducati 24 +1:12.290 20 1
16 56   Shinya Nakano Konica Minolta Honda Honda 24 +1:32.979 12
17 87   Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 23 +1 lap 19
18 7   Carlos Checa Honda LCR Honda 23 +1 lap 14
Ret 64   Kousuke Akiyoshi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 20 Retirement 13
Ret 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 14 Accident 1
Ret 80   Kurtis Roberts Team Roberts KR212V 1 Retirement 21
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 36   Mika Kallio KTM 23 48:28.585 5 25
2 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 23 +4.893 2 20
3 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +21.527 4 16
4 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 23 +23.488 8 13
5 3   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 23 +25.378 9 11
6 60   Julián Simón Honda 23 +42.264 7 10
7 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 23 +48.782 12 9
8 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 23 +57.782 6 8
9 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 23 +1:09.049 1 7
10 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 23 +1:10.837 10 6
11 1   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 23 +1:13.035 3 5
12 76   Seijin Oikawa Yamaha 23 +1:26.371 28 4
13 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 23 +1:36.236 25 3
14 75   Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +1:47.098 17 2
15 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 +1:50.081 11 1
16 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 23 +1:58.741 13
17 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 23 +2:06.782 22
18 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 23 +2:10.415 23
19 50   Eugene Laverty Honda 22 +1 lap 21
20 77   Yuki Hamamoto Yamaha 22 +1 lap 26
Ret 45   Dan Linfoot Aprilia 19 Accident 27
Ret 32   Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 17 Retirement 15
Ret 20   Takumi Takahashi Honda 3 Retirement 16
Ret 8   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 2 Accident 14
Ret 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 1 Accident 20
Ret 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 0 Accident 19
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 0 Accident 18
Ret 7   Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 0 Accident 24
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 21 46:29.900 1 25
2 14   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 21 +2.985 3 20
3 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 21 +22.405 4 16
4 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 21 +33.751 12 13
5 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 21 +37.351 7 11
6 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 21 +39.062 6 10
7 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 21 +44.488 20 9
8 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 21 +48.901 11 8
9 60   Michael Ranseder Derbi 21 +50.672 21 7
10 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 21 +56.674 19 6
11 77   Dominique Aegerter Aprilia 21 +1:03.588 26 5
12 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 21 +1:10.334 8 4
13 99   Danny Webb Honda 21 +1:14.579 29 3
14 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 21 +1:19.549 2 2
15 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 21 +1:23.255 13 1
16 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 21 +1:28.289 24
17 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 21 +1:30.061 14
18 74   Kazuma Watanabe Honda 21 +1:30.554 32
19 34   Randy Krummenacher KTM 21 +1:35.406 17
20 69   Nayuta Mizuno Yamaha 21 +1:42.793 36
21 7   Alexis Masbou Honda 21 +2:05.969 22
22 58   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 17 +4 laps 30
Ret 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 20 Accident 27
Ret 44   Pol Espargaró Aprilia 17 Retirement 16
Ret 59   Iori Namihira Honda 14 Accident 31
Ret 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 12 Retirement 18
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Honda 9 Retirement 5
Ret 12   Esteve Rabat Honda 9 Accident 15
Ret 27   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 8 Accident 23
Ret 95   Robert Mureșan Derbi 8 Accident 28
Ret 51   Stevie Bonsey KTM 7 Accident 25
Ret 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 7 Retirement 10
Ret 15   Federico Sandi Aprilia 6 Retirement 34
Ret 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 5 Accident 9
Ret 57   Yuuichi Yanagisawa Honda 5 Accident 35
Ret 13   Dino Lombardi Honda 3 Accident 33
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Japanese MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2007 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Twin Ring Motegi | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "2007 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT" (PDF).
  6. ^ "motogp.com · A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN · MotoGP Race Classification 2007". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ "motogp.com · MotoGP World Standing 2007". www.motogp.com.


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