2009 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2009 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 24–26 July 2009 at Donington Park. It was to be the final motorcycle Grand Prix at Donington, with the race moving to Silverstone for the 2010 season.

United Kingdom  2009 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date26 July 2009
Official nameBritish Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationDonington Park
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:28.116
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:31.554
First Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Second United States Colin Edwards
Third France Randy de Puniet
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Héctor Barberá
Time 1:31.802
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Alex Baldolini
Time 1:34.963
First Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Second Spain Álvaro Bautista
Third Italy Mattia Pasini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Time 1:37.442
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Julián Simón
Time 1:48.632
First Spain Julián Simón
Second Italy Simone Corsi
Third United Kingdom Scott Redding

MotoGP race reportEdit

This race was most notable for the wet-weather conditions the race took place in, Andrea Dovizioso's shock win and Colin Edwards' and Randy de Puniet's shock podiums.

After nine rounds, Valentino Rossi is narrowly leading the title hunt with 176 points. A close second is Jorge Lorenzo with 162 points and a bit further back in third is Casey Stoner with 148 points.

Indicating the end of an era, this was to be the final race at the famous Donington Park circuit as it would be the Silverstone Circuit that would host the MotoGP race from 2010 onwards.[3][4]

Valentino Rossi took pole position on Saturday - the fourth of the season - with a time of 1:28.116. Second is Dani Pedrosa who is +0.095 seconds behind and third is Rossi's teammate Jorge Lorenzo who is +0.286 behind. The second row of the grid consists out of Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso and Colin Edwards in fourth, fifth and sixth place.

While the 250cc was a wet-dry race and it had stopped raining for a while, the rain started to fall again as soon as the pit lane was opened. The bikes are all going out on slicks on the sighting lap but many riders are uncertain given the now mixed conditions. Riders are also waiting for race control whether they will declare the race wet or dry. As the race is eventually declared 'wet', one rider who takes the gamble is Stoner, who has changed his tyres to full wets on both the front and the rear. Rossi chooses the Soft - Soft tyres, Pedrosa the Medium - Soft and Lorenzo also goes with the Soft - Soft combination. Stoner has the Rain - Rain combination instead.

All riders except Pedrosa get away without problems on the warm-up lap. The Spaniard needs help from his Repsol Honda team as his bike has stalled. Eventually, all the riders line up on their respective grid slots. As the lights go out, Rossi has a good start and maintains his lead heading into Redgate (Turn 1). His teammate Lorenzo swoops around the outside to dive into second position, Pedrosa fighting with Toni Elías though Redgate and Hollywood (Turn 2) for third place. Fifth is Dovizioso and sixth is Marco Melandri, who has gained one position from the start of the opening lap. The biggest loser is Stoner, who has lost five places and is now down in ninth position as it looks like his tyre gamble does not pay off for now. At the Craner Curves, Lorenzo takes a tighter line and passes Rossi for the lead, followed by a surprising Elías who not only manages to pass Pedrosa at the outside of Hollywood but also blasts past Rossi on the outside, outbraking him at the Old Hairpin (Turn 4). Entering Starkey's Bridge (Turn 5) and the Schwantz Curve (Turn 6), the duo at the front has now opened up a gap to Rossi already, though he manages to close it relatively quickly. Elías then dives down the inside of Lorenzo at McLean's (Turn 7), surprising the Spaniard and taking over at the front halfway into the first lap. Both Repsol Honda riders - Pedrosa and Dovizioso - then pass Rossi on the short straight before Coppice (Turn 8). 'The Doctor' has now been demoted from the lead of the race to fifth position in just half a lap. James Toseland makes a move at Starkey's Straight for sixth position as Pedrosa has a moment and runs wide upon entry of The Esses (Turn 9). This allows fourth place Dovizioso to try and take him around the outside but he rides upon a damp kerb and loses traction, not allowing him to make the move. At the Melbourne Hairpin Rossi lunges down the inside of Dovizioso and with Pedrosa avoiding the Italian, he passes both and moves up into third spot. Pedrosa then loses out to teammate Dovizioso as well, the Spaniard being demoted to fifth in just one turn. Behind him, Toseland also goes up the inside of Randy de Puniet, who has made progress from tenth on the grid, to overtake him for sixth position. At Goddards (Turn 11), Toseland goes up the inside of Pedrosa and takes fifth position from him, with Melandri doing likewise on de Puniet for seventh place.

On lap two, Pedrosa retakes fifth from Toseland at the Wheatcroft Straight. It now starts to rain at the start/finish straight, the conditions now really being mixed as another part of the circuit is still dry enough for slick tyres. At the Old Hairpin, Melandri goes up the inside of Toseland for fifth, running wide upon exit and gifting the place back to the Englishman. Dovizioso has closed up to Rossi and tries a very daring move down his inside at the entry of Starkey's Bridge, running on the damp kerb and having a moment as a result. This allows Rossi to keep his lead going into Schwantz Curve, Pedrosa trying to take fourth from him as well but failing. Elías, who by now has opened up a gap to second place Lorenzo, looks back at Starkey's Straight to see how far behind he is. Dovizioso has a look at the outside of Rossi but does not make a move.

Lap three and Pedrosa sets the fastest lap of the race. Stoner has dropped further down the order and is now in a lowly thirteenth place. Dovizioso again has a look up on the outside of Rossi upon entry of Redgate but decides to stay behind for now. Pedrosa has also opened up a gap to sixth place Toseland. At the Old Hairpin, Dovizioso goes up the inside of Rossi and snatches third place from him. He then overtakes Lorenzo for second at McLean's as well. Pedrosa then lines up a pass on Rossi as he takes a wider line going into Coppice, then goes up his inside at the exit of the corner and promotes himself up into third. At Starkey's Straight, Dovizioso then takes the lead as he goes side-by-side with and easily overtakes Elías. Lorenzo does likewise at the end of the straight, snatching second going into The Esses. Behind them, de Puniet also makes a lunge up the inside of Alex De Angelis and takes eighth place. At the Melbourne Hairpin, Pedrosa dives down the inside of Elías and overtakes him for third.

Lap four and Dovizioso sets the fastest lap of the race. By now, Stoner has dropped another two places and is fifteenth, behind Chris Vermeulen. Rossi is now right behind Eliás, stalking him for a few corners and then passing him for fourth spot at the Old Hairpin. Pedrosa has opened up a gap to Rossi, who was held up by Elías. Toseland is also being shadowed by Melandri and de Puniet at the exit of Coppice but neither makes a move at Starkey's Straight. Toseland now has created a train of four riders whom he is holding up, consisting of Melandri, de Puniet, de Angelis and Loris Capirossi.

On lap five, Lorenzo takes over at the front thanks to a dive down Dovizioso's inside at Redgate. Stoner has lost another position on the previous lap, being overtaken by Gábor Talmácsi and now lingering at the bottom in sixteenth position, only ahead of his teammate - also on rain tyres - which is Nicky Hayden.

Lap six and Pedrosa makes a move on teammate Dovizioso, going up his inside to pass him at Redgate and promote him up to second. Elías in fifth now has a gap of +1.707 seconds over sixth place Toseland. Lorenzo has opened up a gap to Pedrosa, who himself is now coming under pressure from Dovizioso, Rossi and Elías - who has closed the gap to the Italian.

On lap seven, Lorenzo is in the lead with Pedrosa chasing him. Elías is now losing ground to Rossi but still has a gap of +2.996 seconds back to de Puniet, who has passed Toseland for sixth. All the teams are warming up their second bikes, with the Ducati Marlboro Team preparing theirs with slick tyres whilst everyone else is preparing them with rain tyres. At the Old Hairpin, both Dovizioso and Rossi lunge past the inside of Pedrosa, demoting him from second to fourth in one corner. Elías has caught right up to the back of Pedrosa at Starkey's Bridge, stalking him but not making a move for now. Rossi then makes a pass on Dovizioso for second at the end of Starkey's Straight, entering The Esses ahead of him.

Lap eight and Rossi is now making up ground on teammate Lorenzo, taking Dovizioso with him. Eliás now has a +3.856 second gap back to de Puniet in sixth. Behind the trio, Elías passes Pedrosa for fourth at the exit of the Craner Curves. It is now drizzling on most parts of the circuit, making the conditions very tricky. This is shown when Elías goes a bit wide entering Starkey's Bridge, gets on the damp kerb, loses the bike and highsides out of contention and into the gravel at high speed. The Spanish rider walks away unhurt but disappointed as he is being assisted by a marshall, with the other marshalls removing his bike from the grass. Capirossi overtakes Toseland for seventh meanwhile. Melandri also passes Mika Kallio at the Melbourne Hairpin for eighth position, diving down his inside and hitting him slightly in the process.

On lap nine, Lorenzo gap back to Rossi is +0.449 seconds. The top six is as follows: Lorenzo, Rossi, Dovizioso, Pedrosa, de Puniet and de Angelis. Just before Lorenzo enters Goddards, he touches the white line and immediately loses the bike, sliding him out of contention. He runs to his bike to see if he can continue on, the marshalls checking it for him but upon realisation that it is damaged, he was away disappointed as a marshall assists him.

Lap ten and Rossi now leads in the tricky conditions, followed by Dovizioso in second. Pedrosa is in a lonely third, having dropped off the pace from the group a few laps ago.

On lap eleven, Dovizioso's gap back to teammate Pedrosa is +6.169 seconds. The Spaniard meanwhile is coming under threat from a rapidly closing de Puniet, who is only +1.181 seconds behind. Exiting Coppice and coming onto Starkey's Straight, de Puniet is very close to Pedrosa. At the end of the straight, the Frenchman goes up the inside of Pedrosa, taking third from him at The Esses. Toseland has also passed Capirossi and is up into sixth place.

Lap twelve and the gap Dovizioso has to de Puniet is +8.994 seconds. Pedrosa then retakes third by going up the inside of de Puniet at Redgate. Entering the Old Hairpin, it is de Puniet's turn as he repasses Pedrosa and retakes the position. The rain in the pitlane is now intensifying and a big, dark cloud is slowly moving towards the circuit. At Starkey's Straight, Pedrosa closes up on de Puniet again but does not make a move at the entrance of The Esses. At the short straight before the Melbourne Hairpin however, he blasts past and takes back third place.

On lap thirteen, the second bikes in the pit lane are being readied just in case the riders decide to enter. Rossi is still leading, followed by Dovizioso. De Puniet has also overtaken Pedrosa for third, taking the position by going up the inside at the entrance of Starkey's Bridge.

Lap fourteen and Pedrosa blasts past de Puniet again at the exit of the Wheatcroft Straight, retaking the position in the process. De Puniet then tries to fight back around the outside but the Spaniard pushes him wide onto the kerb, forcing him to stay behind. Rossi's gap back to Dovizioso is +0.341 seconds and the top six is as follows: Rossi, Dovizioso, Pedrosa, de Puniet, de Angelis and Toseland. At the exit of Hollywood and the entrance of the Craner Curves, the Frenchman stays right behind Pedrosa and manages to sneak up his inside to take third back again. At the front, the duo of Rossi and Dovizioso now lap the struggling Ducati's of Stoner and Hayden.

On lap fifteen - the halfway point of the race -, Dovizioso is now right behind Rossi who is still in the lead. After overtaking Pedrosa, de Puniet is now slowly starting to ride away from him.

Lap sixteen and Dovizioso now has a whopping +12.854 second gap back to Pedrosa, who has repassed de Puniet. Further back, de Puniet has a +2.334 second gap back to de Angelis. Dovizioso is now all over the back of Rossi but does not make a move on him.

On lap seventeen, Rossi has a +0.112 second gap to Dovizioso. Pedrosa now has opened up his own gap to de Puniet as de Angelis laps Hayden. Colin Edwards meanwhile has moved up the order and is now seventh, behind teammate Toseland. At Redgate, Kallio dives down the inside of Capirossi and snatches eighth place from him. The group of Toseland, Edwards, Kallio, Capirossi and Melandri all lap a struggling Stoner at Hollywood and the Craner Curves as he slows down. At Starkey's Bridge, Edwards closes right up on Toseland, easily overtaking him for sixth spot at McLean's. At the entrance of The Esses, Capirossi outbrakes Kallio and retakes eighth position exiting the chicane. Melandri then tries a move up the inside but fails as Capirossi blocks him and Kallio tries to get back at the Italian around the outside.

Lap eighteen and Kallio passes both Capirossi and Toseland, shooting past at Redgate and taking seventh. At the Old Hairpin, Melandri then dives down Capirossi's inside and snatches ninth place from him. The rain is now slowly intensifying, making the conditions even trickier than before. At the entrance of The Esses, Melandri goes a bit wide as he has a slight moment but doesn't lose too much time or any positions as a result of it.

On lap nineteen, Dovizioso has an +11.893 second gap back to de Puniet as Rossi is still ahead, being harassed by him all throughout the lap.

Lap twenty and the gap Dovizioso has to de Puniet has decreased, it now only being +10.618 seconds. His gap back to Pedrosa has increased however to +2.105 seconds after overtaking him. Sixth place Edwards has meanwhile also caught up to de Angelis and is all over the back of him. In the middle of The Esses, Rossi then loses the rear of his bike and slides out of the lead, gifting Dovizioso first place and a wide gap back to second. He immediately runs to his bike to try and get it restarted, the marshalls helping him get it pushed and lucky for him, the bike does restart and he is able to continue on, albeit being overtaken by multiple riders by now.

On lap twenty-one Dovizioso leads the race as de Puniet is now starting to chase him down, Pedrosa being in third. Rossi rejoins behind of Canepa in eleventh and begins his hunt to salvage his race.

Lap twenty-two and Rossi has it all to do as Dovizioso is out in front, de Puniet still closing down on him. The rain in pit lane is now intensifying which makes the circuit more slippery. Rossi is now slowly catching up to the rear of

On lap twenty-three, Dovizioso has a +12.571 seconds back to de Puniet. Edwards has passed de Angelis for fourth right now and is only +1.284 seconds adrift of third place Pedrosa by now. De Angelis' gap back to Toseland is +5.051 seconds. Seventh place Melandri has entered the pits, as well as Capirossi to change bikes. Rossi is now only +2.096 seconds behind tenth place Kallio. At Hollywood, Edwards passes a now struggling Pedrosa and moves up third. Not far behind is de Angelis, who also manages to overtake the Spaniard at the entrance of Starkey's Bridge around the outside, him almost losing his bike as he has a moment. Vermeulen has also entered the pits to swap bikes.

Lap twenty-four and Dovizios is still out in front, taking the gamble by staying out and going slowly to avoid falling like his rivals Rossi and Lorenzo have done. Kallio has entered the pits to swap bikes The top six is now as follows: Dovizioso, de Puniet, Edwards, de Angelis, Pedrosa and Toseland. As Kallio rejoins, Melandri passes him as well and is now ninth.

On lap twenty-five, Edwards is now rapidly closing up on de Puniet and is taking de Angelis with him. Pedrosa is now being hounded by Niccolò Canepa's Pramac Racing Ducati for seventh. Rossi meanwhile is ahead of the Spaniard in sixth thanks to the riders in front all pitting for wet weather tyres. At The Esses, de Puniet also loses the rear of his bike but manages to catch it just in time.

Lap twenty-six and Dovizioso's gap to de Puniet is +7.811 seconds. This decreases to +7.288 seconds in sector one, decreasing again in sector two to +5.654 seconds. Edwards has now closed up even more on de Puniet as the gap Dovizioso has to the Frenchman drops again in sector three to +4.409 seconds.

On lap twenty-seven, Dovizioso's gap to de Puniet is now +4.011 seconds. Edwards' gap to de Angelis is +1.261 seconds and Toseland's gap to Rossi is +4.332 seconds. Edwards has quickly caught de Puniet and is right up on his rear at Coppice. Dovizioso's gap back to de Puniet has decreased to +3.477 seconds in sector one, then to +2.609 seconds in sector two. In sector thee, the gap shrinks even further to +1.464 seconds. De Puniet has a look back to see where Edwards is exiting the Melbourne Hairpin.

Lap twenty-eight and Dovizioso's gap to de Puniet is only +1.660 seconds. At the Wheatcroft Straight, Edwards is right behind the Frenchman but does not make a move entering Redgate. Edwards has a +2.611 second gap back to de Angelis as Toseland's gap to Rossi has now increased to +3.967 seconds. At the Old Hairpin, Edwards goes up the inside of de Puniet and takes second from him. Dovizioso's gap to Edwards was +1.723 seconds at the beginning of the lap and has since dropped to +1.594 in sector two, +1.179 seconds in sector two and +0.987 seconds in sector three. De Puniet then dives down the inside of Edwards at the Melbourne Hairpin, taking second from him as they tiptoe into the corner.

On lap twenty-nine, the penultimate lap of the race, Dovizioso's gap to de Puniet has now increased slightly to +1.410 seconds. Edwards' gap to de Angelis is now +3.759 seconds and Toseland's gap back to Rossi is +3.408 seconds. Pedrosa has also been passed by Canepa as he moves up to seventh. In sector one, Dovizioso's gap to de Puniet has shrunk to +1.196 seconds and shrinks again in sector two - it now only being +0.880 seconds. However, the gap in sector three increases again to +0.995 seconds.

Dovizioso crosses the line to start the final lap - lap thirty - and his gap to de Puniet has increased to +1.409 seconds. Edwards closes up on the Frenchman exiting Coppice. Rossi makes a very late lunge up the inside of Toseland at the end of Starkey's Straight, initially taking fifth but running wide entering The Esses, allowing Toseland to retake the place upon exit. Edwards meanwhile passes de Puniet at the final corner - Goddards - by diving up his inside in a do-or-die pass and snatches second from him. Dovizioso meanwhile has no troubles and crosses the line to win the race - his first ever win in the MotoGP class.[5] A close second is Edwards and a celebratory de Puniet, who does a big wheelie, comes home third. A bit further behind is de Angelis in fourth, also doing a wheelie. Fifth is Rossi who managed to overtake Toseland making a do-or-die lunge up his inside at the Melbourne Hairpin, with the Brit coming home in sixth spot.

On the parade lap back to parc-fermé, an ecstatic Dovizioso celebrates by punching up in the air multiple time. As he rides back, many fans have invaded the track and are cheering him on, waving at them and the fans in the grandstands. Edwards also waves at the fans and de Puniet waves the French flag in what they would consider being 'enemy territory' for centuries. Rossi talks to Dovizioso whilst still on the bike, then shaking hands and Rossi happily waving at the crowd. Dovizioso casually waves at the fans standing on the track, the marshalls keeping them from swarming them and Pedrosa - who has now come next to him and rides ahead of him. Many fans cheer and clap for the Italian's first win in the premier class. Toseland, who has finished sixth, gets many applauses and cheers, many fans also giving him a pat on the arm and back. Some even running after him in support of their home hero.

Andrea Dovizioso, lifting his trophy to celebrate his first ever surprise victory in the MotoGP race.

De Puniet is the first to arrive back at parc-fermé, being hugged by one of his LCR Honda crewmembers before stepping off. Another one then gleefully hugs him as the Frenchman still has the French flag in his hands, running to his crew to celebrate as well. Edwards is the second person to arrive at parc-fermé, his team clapping for him as he takes off his helmet and puts on his cap, then steps off a puts his thumb in the air. He then celebrates with his team. Last is race winner Dovizioso who arrives at parc-fermé, the Repsol Honda crew congratulating him on his maiden win. He steps off the bike, then calmly walks over to his crew as they all hug him in joy. Dovizioso then talks to his team as de Puniet behind him gets interviewed by the press. All the riders by now are being interviewed by the media as Toseland takes his time to greet all the home fans and greet them.

All the riders make their way onto the podium, Dovizioso and de Puniet having a quick chat before the Frenchman steps on the podium, followed by Edwards and Dovizioso. All the riders shake hands and Simon Gillett, then CEO of Donington Park Leisure ltd, hands out the third place trophy to de Puniet, who lifts it up in glee. Next up is Jorge Viegas, a representative of FIM to hand out the second place trophy to Edwards. The crowd cheers loudly as his name is mentioned and he receives the trophy, cheekily sticking out his tongue as he raises the trophy to signify the victory. Then it's the turn of Jean Mesquida, Spanish Minister for Tourism, to hand out the winners trophy to a delighted Dovizioso, lifting the big trophy up his head as he smiles. The Italian national anthem plays for Dovizioso and as it stops, the podium girls hand out the champagne. De Puniet immediately sprays the crowd upon receiving it, followed by Edwards and then Dovizioso before they spray each other. They then toast their champagne bottles before drinking some out of it. The riders climb upon the podium and pose for the group photo.

Despite Rossi crashing out from the lead and only finishing fifth, Lorenzo's retirement and Stoner's fourteenth position means that 'The Doctor' extends his lead in the championship. He has 187 points, followed by Lorenzo with 162 points in second and Stoner in third with 150 points.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 48:26.267 5 25
2 5   Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +1.360 6 20
3 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 30 +1.600 10 16
4 15   Alex De Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 30 +8.958 12 13
5 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 30 +21.622 1 11
6 52   James Toseland Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +22.465 9 10
7 33   Marco Melandri Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki 30 +35.284 7 9
8 88   Niccolò Canepa Pramac Racing Ducati 30 +38.769 16 8
9 3   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +42.112 2 7
10 36   Mika Kallio Pramac Racing Ducati 30 +45.845 11 6
11 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 30 +53.190 14 5
12 41   Gábor Talmácsi Scot Racing Team MotoGP Honda 30 +1:12.315 17 4
13 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 30 +1:20.398 13 3
14 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 29 +1 lap 4 2
15 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 29 +1 lap 15 1
Ret 99   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 8 Accident 3
Ret 24   Toni Elías San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 7 Accident 8

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 27 45:17.516 3 25
2 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 27 +5.723 6 20
3 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 27 +36.161 7 16
4 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 27 +36.776 2 13
5 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 27 +41.418 5 11
6 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 27 +41.938 4 10
7 35   Raffaele De Rosa Honda 27 +57.483 11 9
8 40   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 27 +59.975 1 8
9 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 27 +1:14.852 12 7
10 55   Héctor Faubel Honda 27 +1:16.927 14 6
11 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 27 +1:21.356 15 5
12 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 27 +1:21.665 10 4
13 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 27 +1:29.576 13 3
14 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 26 +1 lap 9 2
15 48   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 26 +1 lap 17 1
16 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +1 lap 16
17 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 26 +1 lap 18
18 64   Luke Mossey Aprilia 26 +1 lap 24
19 53   Valentin Debise Honda 25 +2 laps 21
20 7   Axel Pons Aprilia 25 +2 laps 19
21 77   Aitor Rodríguez Aprilia 25 +2 laps 25
22 8   Bastien Chesaux Honda 25 +2 laps 23
23 54   Toby Markham Aprilia 23 +4 laps 26
Ret 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 18 Retirement 8
Ret 95   Ralf Waldmann Aprilia 5 Retirement 20
Ret 11   Balázs Németh Aprilia 0 Retirement 22
DNQ 68   Alex Kenchington Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ 67   Robin Hålén Aprilia Did not qualify

125 cc classificationEdit

The 125cc race was stopped after 13 full laps due to rain. It was later restarted for 5 additional laps, with the grid determined by the running order before the suspension. The second part of the race determined the final result.

Julián Simón, riding his Aprilia in the 125cc race, which he went on to win.
Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 60   Julián Simón Aprilia 5 9:12.301 3 25
2 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 5 +0.390 12 20
3 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 5 +3.072 11 16
4 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 5 +6.209 6 13
5 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 5 +9.509 20 11
6 39   Luis Salom Aprilia 5 +11.211 24 10
7 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 5 +11.572 22 9
8 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 5 +13.703 18 8
9 7   Efrén Vázquez Derbi 5 +14.101 16 7
10 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 5 +15.422 7 6
11 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 5 +17.905 19 5
12 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 5 +25.625 5 4
13 14   Johann Zarco Aprilia 5 +26.793 23 3
14 91   Martin Glossop Honda 5 +27.916 31 2
15 93   Marc Márquez KTM 5 +28.631 2 1
16 92   Paul Jordan Honda 5 +28.999 35
17 69   Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 5 +30.564 32
18 35   Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 5 +34.468 21
19 87   Luca Marconi Aprilia 5 +38.709 33
20 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 5 +38.938 1
21 10   Luca Vitali Aprilia 5 +1:14.040 36
Ret 53   Jasper Iwema Honda 4 Accident 25
Ret 32   Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1 Accident 26
Ret 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 1 Accident 28
Ret 88   Michael Ranseder Aprilia 1 Accident 17
Ret 90   Timothy Hastings Honda 0 Did not restart 34
Ret 89   James Lodge Honda 0 Did not restart 30
Ret 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 0 Accident in 1st race 4
Ret 12   Esteve Rabat Aprilia 0 Retirement in 1st race 9
Ret 16   Cameron Beaubier KTM 0 Retirement in 1st race 27
Ret 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 0 Retirement in 1st race 13
Ret 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 0 Retirement in 1st race 14
Ret 11   Sandro Cortese Derbi 0 Accident in 1st race 8
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 0 Accident in 1st race 10
Ret 86   Karel Pešek Derbi 0 Accident in 1st race 29
Ret 94   Jonas Folger Aprilia 0 Accident in 1st race 15

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round ten has concluded.[9]

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


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