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The 2009 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 15–17 May 2009 at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans, France. Jorge Lorenzo moved one point clear at the top of world championship standings after winning the MotoGP race ahead of Marco Melandri and Dani Pedrosa.[2]

France  2009 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date17 May 2009
Official nameGrand Prix de France[1]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.185 km (2.600 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:33.974
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:35.045
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:38.270
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Alex Debón
Time 1:51.406
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Héctor Faubel
Third Italy Roberto Locatelli
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Marc Márquez
Time 1:47.080
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Time 1:56.188
Podium
First Spain Julián Simón
Second Germany Jonas Folger
Third Spain Sergio Gadea

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 99   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 47:52.678 2 25
2 33   Marco Melandri Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki 28 +17.710 9 20
3 3   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +19.893 1 16
4 4   Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +20.455 5 13
5 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +30.539 3 11
6 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +37.462 7 10
7 5   Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +40.191 6 9
8 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +45.421 8 8
9 52   James Toseland Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +50.307 12 7
10 24   Toni Elías San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 28 +53.218 11 6
11 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 28 +53.550 16 5
12 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +56.647 13 4
13 72   Yuki Takahashi Scot Racing Team MotoGP Honda 28 +56.688 15 3
14 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 28 +1:11.299 10 2
15 88   Niccolò Canepa Pramac Racing Ducati 28 +1:15.385 17 1
16 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 26 +2 laps 4
Ret 36   Mika Kallio Pramac Racing Ducati 11 Accident 14
DNS 59   Sete Gibernau Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati Did not start
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 26 49:07.591 2 25
2 55   Héctor Faubel Honda 26 +18.128 10 20
3 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 26 +21.642 9 16
4 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 26 +31.087 1 13
5 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 26 +50.497 12 11
6 35   Raffaele De Rosa Honda 26 +56.366 7 10
7 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 26 +1:16.025 8 9
8 4   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 26 +1:22.882 3 8
9 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 26 +1:35.556 18 7
10 56   Vladimir Leonov Aprilia 26 +1:47.990 21 6
11 40   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 25 +1 lap 11 5
12 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 25 +1 lap 15 4
13 53   Valentin Debise Honda 25 +1 lap 19 3
14 54   Toby Markham Honda 25 +1 lap 24 2
Ret 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 21 Accident 6
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 18 Retirement 14
Ret 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 18 Retirement 4
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 10 Accident 5
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 4 Accident 13
Ret 7   Axel Pons Aprilia 3 Accident 20
Ret 77   Aitor Rodríguez Aprilia 3 Accident 23
Ret 47   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 2 Accident 16
Ret 48   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 1 Retirement 17
Ret 8   Bastien Chesaux Honda 0 Accident 22
DNS 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia Did not start
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 60   Julián Simón Aprilia 24 47:08.273 7 25
2 94   Jonas Folger Aprilia 24 +27.084 16 20
3 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +30.916 12 16
4 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 24 +31.530 6 13
5 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 24 +1:09.235 31 11
6 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 24 +1:12.223 4 10
7 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 24 +1:13.063 23 9
8 7   Efrén Vázquez Derbi 24 +1:19.912 25 8
9 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 24 +1:40.036 3 7
10 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 24 +1:42.700 20 6
11 12   Esteve Rabat Aprilia 24 +1:59.326 13 5
12 11   Sandro Cortese Derbi 23 +1 lap 24 4
13 53   Jasper Iwema Honda 23 +1 lap 30 3
14 48   Grégory Di Carlo Honda 23 +1 lap 28 2
15 35   Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 22 +2 laps 17 1
Ret 32   Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 16 Accident 21
Ret 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 14 Retirement 8
Ret 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 13 Retirement 2
Ret 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 10 Accident 9
Ret 10   Luca Vitali Aprilia 10 Retirement 29
Ret 16   Cameron Beaubier KTM 8 Accident 11
Ret 69   Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 8 Accident 18
Ret 93   Marc Márquez KTM 8 Retirement 1
Ret 14   Johann Zarco Aprilia 8 Accident 32
Ret 50   Sturla Fagerhaug KTM 6 Accident 33
Ret 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 5 Accident 5
Ret 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 5 Retirement 15
Ret 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 4 Accident 10
Ret 52   Steven Le Coquen Honda 4 Accident 22
Ret 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 2 Accident 19
Ret 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 2 Accident 14
Ret 36   Cyril Carrillo Honda 1 Retirement 27
Ret 87   Luca Marconi Aprilia 0 Accident 26
DNQ 88   Michael Ranseder Haojue Did not qualify
DNQ 49   Ornella Ongaro Honda Did not qualify
DNQ 66   Matthew Hoyle Haojue Did not qualify
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009 French MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Lorenzo wins thriller at Le Mans". BBC Sport. 2009-05-17. Archived from the original on May 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  3. ^ "2009 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE · MotoGP Race Classification 2009". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009. Retrieved 2019-08-24.


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