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2009 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2009 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 12–14 June 2009 at the Circuit de Catalunya. This race is known as one of the most thrilling in MotoGP history, because Valentino Rossi held off the challenge of teammate Jorge Lorenzo by overtaking him in the last corner, on the last lap, to win the race.[2]

Spain  2009 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
CatalunyaMotoGP.svg
Date14 June 2009
Official nameGran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya[1]
LocationCircuit de Catalunya
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.727 km (2.937 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:41.974
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:42.858
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Third Australia Casey Stoner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Héctor Barberá
Time 1:46.749
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:46.656
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Third Spain Héctor Barberá
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Julián Simón
Time 1:51.448
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez
Time 1:51.175
Podium
First Italy Andrea Iannone
Second Spain Nicolás Terol
Third Spain Sergio Gadea
Valentino Rossi, waving at the crowd after winning the MotoGP race.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 25 43:11.897 2 25
2 99   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 25 +0.095 1 20
3 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 25 +8.884 3 16
4 4   Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +8.936 4 13
5 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 25 +19.831 11 11
6 3   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +22.182 8 10
7 5   Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 25 +23.547 6 9
8 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 25 +25.265 7 8
9 36   Mika Kallio Pramac Racing Ducati 25 +31.797 10 7
10 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 25 +33.593 13 6
11 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 25 +36.683 12 5
12 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 25 +36.874 14 4
13 52   James Toseland Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 25 +39.433 9 3
14 33   Marco Melandri Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki 25 +44.788 17 2
15 59   Sete Gibernau Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati 25 +46.754 15 1
16 88   Niccolò Canepa Pramac Racing Ducati 25 +55.873 18
17 41   Gábor Talmácsi Scot Racing Team MotoGP Honda 25 +1:27.640 19
Ret 24   Toni Elías San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 9 Accident 5
Ret 72   Yuki Takahashi Scot Racing Team MotoGP Honda 0 Accident 16
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 41:09.018 2 25
2 4   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 23 +7.185 6 20
3 40   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +7.282 1 16
4 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 23 +10.784 7 13
5 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 23 +15.740 5 11
6 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 23 +15.780 4 10
7 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 23 +28.654 10 9
8 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 23 +31.600 12 8
9 35   Raffaele De Rosa Honda 23 +33.760 13 7
10 55   Héctor Faubel Honda 23 +33.843 8 6
11 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 23 +34.871 14 5
12 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 23 +35.117 17 4
13 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 23 +39.840 11 3
14 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 23 +42.821 9 2
15 51   Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 23 +1:16.524 19 1
16 7   Axel Pons Aprilia 23 +1:16.689 18
17 53   Valentin Debise Honda 23 +1:28.826 20
18 11   Balázs Németh Aprilia 23 +1:39.488 21
19 8   Bastien Chesaux Honda 23 +1:47.958 22
20 56   Vladimir Leonov Aprilia 22 +1 lap 24
21 54   Toby Markham Honda 22 +1 lap 25
Ret 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 21 Retirement 23
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 14 Accident 16
Ret 48   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 13 Retirement 15
Ret 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 6 Retirement 3
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 22 41:10.494 8 25
2 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 22 +2.245 6 20
3 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 22 +2.330 5 16
4 60   Julián Simón Aprilia 22 +2.331 1 13
5 93   Marc Márquez KTM 22 +2.356 12 11
6 94   Jonas Folger Aprilia 22 +2.531 3 10
7 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 22 +10.795 9 9
8 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 22 +10.824 7 8
9 11   Sandro Cortese Derbi 22 +14.984 14 7
10 35   Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 22 +15.089 4 6
11 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 22 +16.427 10 5
12 12   Esteve Rabat Aprilia 22 +16.515 17 4
13 14   Johann Zarco Aprilia 22 +27.455 13 3
14 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 22 +27.712 16 2
15 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 22 +28.411 21 1
16 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 22 +33.697 23
17 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 22 +42.581 15
18 16   Cameron Beaubier KTM 22 +48.847 22
19 42   Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 22 +49.532 25
20 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 22 +49.772 18
21 53   Jasper Iwema Honda 22 +1:02.666 27
22 50   Sturla Fagerhaug KTM 22 +1:15.215 28
23 43   Johnny Rosell Aprilia 22 +1:21.568 26
24 87   Luca Marconi Aprilia 22 +1:37.919 31
25 31   Jordi Dalmau Honda 21 +1 lap 34
26 10   Luca Vitali Aprilia 20 +2 laps 33
Ret 32   Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 16 Accident 24
Ret 39   Luis Salom Honda 13 Retirement 31
Ret 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 11 Retirement 11
Ret 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 10 Retirement 19
Ret 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 5 Retirement 2
Ret 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 5 Retirement 30
Ret 69   Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 4 Retirement 29
Ret 7   Efrén Vázquez Derbi 1 Retirement 20
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

IncidentEdit

Julian Simon, a Spanish racer in the 125cc race, celebrated victory one lap early, as he was confused with the sign that his team had shown him. He thought the sign said he was first position with no laps left, when the sign actually says 'L1' which means that he had one lap remaining. Andrea Iannone stormed to the lead and won, whilst Simon could only finish fourth.

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round six has concluded.[6]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009 Catalan MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Rossi pips Lorenzo in epic finale". BBC Sport. 2009-06-14. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  3. ^ "2009 Catalan MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA · MotoGP Race Classification 2009". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009. Retrieved 2019-08-24.


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