2007 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2007 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the opening round of the 2007 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 8–10 March 2007 at the 5.38 km Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

Qatar  2007 Qatar Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 18 races in the
2007 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Losail.svg
Date10 March 2007
Official nameCommercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar[1]
LocationLosail International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.380 km (3.343 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:55.002
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:56.528
Podium
First Australia Casey Stoner
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:59.432
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 2:00.121
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second San Marino Alex de Angelis
Third Spain Héctor Barberá
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Time 2:06.011
Fastest lap
Rider Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Time 2:06.267
Podium
First Spain Héctor Faubel
Second Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Third Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek

The MotoGP race was the first for the 800cc (48.8 cu in) engines and the Honda RC212V. These were brought in as replacements for the 990cc (60.4 cu in) engines and the Honda RC211V which were used since the beginning of the four-stroke era back in 2002.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 43:02.788 2 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +2.838 1 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +8.530 5 16
4 21   John Hopkins Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 22 +9.071 6 13
5 33   Marco Melandri Honda Gresini Honda 22 +17.433 10 11
6 5   Colin Edwards Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +18.647 3 10
7 71   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 22 +22.916 13 9
8 1   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +23.057 9 8
9 4   Alex Barros Pramac d'Antin Ducati 22 +25.961 15 7
10 56   Shinya Nakano Konica Minolta Honda Honda 22 +28.456 11 6
11 66   Alex Hofmann Pramac d'Antin Ducati 22 +35.029 17 5
12 19   Olivier Jacque Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +42.948 14 4
13 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts KR212V 22 +42.977 18 3
14 24   Toni Elías Honda Gresini Honda 22 +42.989 4 2
15 50   Sylvain Guintoli Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 22 +51.639 16 1
16 6   Makoto Tamada Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 22 +57.853 19
Ret 88   Andrew Pitt Ilmor GP Ilmor GP 15 Retirement 21
Ret 7   Carlos Checa Honda LCR Honda 8 Accident 12
Ret 14   Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 7 Accident 8
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 6 Accident 7
DNS 99   Jeremy McWilliams Ilmor GP Ilmor GP 0 Did not start 20
Sources:[2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 20 40:23.753 1 25
2 3   Alex de Angelis Aprilia 20 +1.224 3 20
3 80   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 20 +2.911 2 16
4 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 20 +3.234 5 13
5 34   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 20 +12.698 7 11
6 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 20 +21.568 11 10
7 55   Yuki Takahashi Honda 20 +31.540 9 9
8 60   Julián Simón Honda 20 +40.467 10 8
9 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 20 +46.192 12 7
10 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 20 +58.678 13 6
11 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 20 +1:02.762 16 5
12 32   Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 20 +1:07.715 14 4
13 14   Anthony West Aprilia 20 +1:10.622 17 3
14 8   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 20 +1:11.594 22 2
15 28   Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 20 +1:12.499 18 1
16 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 20 +1:23.751 23
17 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 20 +1:33.143 20
18 50   Eugene Laverty Honda 20 +1:38.458 24
19 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 20 +1:38.548 19
Ret 36   Mika Kallio KTM 18 Retirement 8
Ret 9   Arturo Tizón Aprilia 14 Retirement 15
Ret 44   Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 10 Retirement 25
Ret 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 7 Accident 21
Ret 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 2 Accident 4
Ret 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 2 Accident 6
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 18 38:12.029 2 25
2 14   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 18 +0.073 1 20
3 52   Lukáš Pešek Derbi 18 +17.499 4 16
4 35   Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 18 +17.754 5 13
5 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 18 +25.642 10 11
6 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 18 +25.877 7 10
7 44   Pol Espargaró Aprilia 18 +28.437 12 9
8 12   Esteve Rabat Honda 18 +28.527 8 8
9 22   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 18 +28.708 11 7
10 7   Alexis Masbou Honda 18 +33.669 15 6
11 6   Joan Olivé Aprilia 18 +40.665 20 5
12 38   Bradley Smith Honda 18 +40.679 9 4
13 60   Michael Ranseder Derbi 18 +40.915 13 3
14 63   Mike Di Meglio Honda 18 +41.671 18 2
15 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 18 +41.764 14 1
16 18   Nicolás Terol Derbi 18 +48.643 19
17 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 18 +48.656 21
18 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 18 +48.858 28
19 34   Randy Krummenacher KTM 18 +1:03.160 17
20 77   Dominique Aegerter Aprilia 18 +1:23.074 27
21 37   Joey Litjens Honda 18 +1:23.147 25
22 51   Stevie Bonsey KTM 18 +1:31.521 29
23 20   Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 18 +1:59.152 30
24 56   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 18 +2:00.040 31
Ret 99   Danny Webb Honda 16 Retirement 26
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 15 Retirement 3
Ret 27   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 14 Retirement 16
Ret 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 12 Retirement 6
Ret 53   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 7 Retirement 23
Ret 15   Federico Sandi Aprilia 4 Retirement 22
Ret 95   Robert Mureșan Derbi 3 Retirement 24
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (motoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Qatar MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2007 Qatar MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motrosportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Commercialbank GRAND PRIX OF QATAR · MotoGP Race Classification 2007". Motogp.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · MotoGP World Standing 2007". www.motogp.com.

External linksEdit


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