2009 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2009 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 16–18 October 2009 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Ducati rider Casey Stoner won the grand prix, in his home race. Championship leader Valentino Rossi finished second, further increasing his championship lead over rival Jorge Lorenzo, who crashed out and failed to score any points. This also marked the final Grand Prix win in the career of Marco Simoncelli before his death 2 years later on 23 October 2011 at the 2011 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix after suffering a fatal crash in Race.

Australia  2009 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date18 October 2009
Official nameIveco Australian Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationPhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.448 km (2.764 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:30.341
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:30.085
Podium
First Australia Casey Stoner
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Raffaele De Rosa
Time 1:33.389
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Raffaele De Rosa
Time 1:33.519
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Héctor Barberá
Third Italy Raffaele De Rosa
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró
Time 1:37.770
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Sandro Cortese
Time 1:37.869
Podium
First Spain Julián Simón
Second United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Third Germany Sandro Cortese
Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, celebrating on the podium after finishing second, first and third at the MotoGP race.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 27 40:56.651 1 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 27 +1.935 2 20
3 3   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 27 +22.618 3 16
4 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 27 +32.702 6 13
5 5   Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 27 +35.885 5 11
6 4   Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team Honda 27 +38.482 10 10
7 33   Marco Melandri Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki 27 +44.461 14 9
8 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 27 +44.941 8 8
9 36   Mika Kallio Pramac Racing Ducati 27 +54.345 9 7
10 24   Toni Elías San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 27 +1:01.205 11 6
11 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 27 +1:05.417 15 5
12 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 27 +1:05.950 17[N 1] 4
13 41   Gábor Talmácsi Scot Racing Team MotoGP Honda 27 +1:17.951 16 3
14 52   James Toseland Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 27 +1:17.985 12 2
15 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 26 +1 lap 7 1
Ret 99   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 0 Accident 4
DNS 88   Niccolò Canepa Pramac Racing Ducati Did not start
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

The race, scheduled to be run for 25 laps, was stopped after 18 full laps due to Roberto Locatelli having an accident and did not restart as two thirds of the race distance had been completed.

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 18 28:17.403 2 25
2 40   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 18 +2.434 5 20
3 35   Raffaele De Rosa Honda 18 +2.604 1 16
4 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 18 +12.118 12 13
5 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 18 +12.192 6 11
6 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 18 +12.413 11 10
7 4   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 18 +12.455 3 9
8 55   Héctor Faubel Honda 18 +13.112 9 8
9 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 18 +13.560 7 7
10 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 18 +27.779 10 6
11 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 18 +28.222 15 5
12 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 18 +28.657 14 4
13 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 18 +33.892 4 3
14 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 18 +38.779 16 2
15 48   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 18 +40.529 18 1
16 11   Balázs Németh Aprilia 18 +1:23.200 21
17 8   Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 18 +1:24.298 24
18 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 17 +1 lap 23
19 53   Valentin Debise Honda 17 +1 lap 22
NC 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 18 +30.515 17
Ret 7   Axel Pons Aprilia 16 Retirement 19
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 15 Retirement 13
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 7 Accident 8
Ret 56   Vladimir Leonov Aprilia 7 Retirement 20
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 60   Julián Simón Aprilia 23 37:55.798 3 25
2 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 23 +0.313 5 20
3 11   Sandro Cortese Derbi 23 +2.057 7 16
4 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 23 +2.161 1 13
5 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 23 +2.330 4 11
6 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 23 +3.239 2 10
7 7   Efrén Vázquez Derbi 23 +3.290 11 9
8 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 23 +12.820 8 8
9 93   Marc Márquez KTM 23 +22.355 6 7
10 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 23 +22.602 16 6
11 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 23 +29.181 24 5
12 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 23 +29.199 17 4
13 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 23 +29.222 21 3
14 94   Jonas Folger Aprilia 23 +29.396 23 2
15 35   Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 23 +29.461 22 1
16 14   Johann Zarco Aprilia 23 +29.709 19
17 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 23 +31.251 13
18 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 23 +32.482 14
19 39   Luis Salom Aprilia 23 +58.333 25
20 88   Michael Ranseder Aprilia 23 +58.485 20
21 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 23 +1:19.017 15
22 53   Jasper Iwema Honda 23 +1:23.621 26
23 21   Jakub Kornfeil Loncin 23 +1:23.731 27
24 97   Brad Gross Yamaha 22 +1 lap 29
25 10   Luca Vitali Aprilia 22 +1 lap 28
26 87   Luca Marconi Aprilia 22 +1 lap 31
27 54   Andrew Lawson Honda 22 +1 lap 33
Ret 98   Levi Day Honda 22 +1 lap 32
Ret 12   Esteve Rabat Aprilia 21 Retirement 10
Ret 96   Nicky Diles Aprilia 7 Retirement 30
Ret 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 2 Accident 12
Ret 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 2 Retirement 9
Ret 16   Cameron Beaubier KTM 2 Accident 18
DNS 19   Quentin Jacquet Aprilia Did not start
DNS 30   Dylan Mavin Honda Did not start
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Capirossi started at the back of the grid due to having a new engine, 1 over the allowed allocation.

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. ^ "2009 Australian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2009 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Phillip Island Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2009 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 9 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · Iveco AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2009". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2019.


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