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2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

2009 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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2009 World Champions
Valentino Rossi became the MotoGP world champion
Hiroshi Aoyama became the 250cc world champion
Julián Simón became the 125cc world champion

The 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 61st F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Valentino Rossi won his sixth MotoGP title, seventh in the top class and ninth title in total after getting the better of teammate Jorge Lorenzo in a season-long battle. In the final 250cc championship (it was replaced by the Moto2 class in 2010), Hiroshi Aoyama became the third Japanese rider to win that title, after Tetsuya Harada and Daijiro Kato. In the 125cc class, Julián Simón won the title after taking seven victories during the season.

The MotoGP season was marked by dominance by the Yamaha duo Rossi and Lorenzo, with occasional wins for Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner. Riding the factory Ducati, 2007 champion Stoner won the opener in Qatar as well as a rain-hit race in Italy to open up a championship lead after six rounds. Inconsistent handling from the Ducati as well as health problems for Stoner causing fatigue saw him drop out of the title fight by mid-season, whereas Pedrosa and Lorenzo crashed more often than Rossi who built up a sizeable lead to win the title.

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PreseasonEdit

Cost-cutting measuresEdit

As announced during 2008, MotoGP class switched to a single-tyre manufacturer. The move was made to try to improve safety by reducing cornering speeds, and in a marginal way for cost reasons; the winner was decided by bid.[1] Michelin, one of the two tyre suppliers in 2008, decided not to bid for the supply,[2] effectively declaring Bridgestone the winner, which was confirmed on 18 October 2008.[3] Bridgestone will be the sole tyre supplier from 2009 to 2011. Only race spec tyres will be provided to the teams, eliminating qualifying tyres, in use until 2008.

Other cost-cutting manoeuvers were made during the winter prior to the season, to try to contain the rising costs of the sport, especially during a period of economic downturn. FIM was especially concerned, fearing that defections among private and factory teams could leave the grid with 14 bikes only.[4]

After negotiations between FIM, Dorna and MSMA (the manufacturers' association), new measures were adopted. The Friday morning free practice session was eliminated, limiting the Friday practice time to a single 45-minute session (later brought to a 1-hour session from the French GP onwards[5]); a limit of 5 engines was imposed for the last 7 races, with a 10-point penalty for each additional engine used;[6] ceramic composite materials for brakes were banned; electronic assistance was reduced with the ban of electronic controlled suspensions and launch control systems; Monday tests will be cancelled except for Catalunya and Brno, where only test riders will be allowed to take part.[7]

Kawasaki withdrawal and returnEdit

With a somewhat unexpected announcement, Kawasaki made public its intention to withdraw from MotoGP immediately on 9 January 2009, citing the global economic downturn as the main cause of the decision.[8] Initial negotiations between Dorna and Kawasaki aimed to run the two bikes with the private Aspar team,[9] but after further talks, on 26 February 2009 Kawasaki announced its decision to remain in the category, running a single bike team with Marco Melandri, effectively leaving John Hopkins without a contract.[10] The team ran under the Hayate Racing banner, as announced on 1 March 2009.[11]

2009 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2009:[12][13]

The 2009 revised race schedule was released on 24 October 2008.[14] A Hungarian round was originally scheduled for 20 September 2009[15] but the organizers asked Dorna to postpone the event to 2010 due to delays in the construction of the Balatonring circuit.[16]

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Qatar MotoGP race was postponed until 13 April.[17]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 12–13 April ‡   Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit
2 26 April   Polini Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
3 3 May   Gran Premio bwin.com de España Circuito de Jerez
4 17 May   Grand Prix de France Bugatti Circuit
5 31 May   Gran Premio d'Italia Alice Mugello Circuit
6 14 June   Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya
7 27 June ††   Alice TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
8 5 July †   Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
9 19 July   Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
10 26 July   British Grand Prix Donington Park
11 16 August   Cardion ab Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
12 30 August   Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway
13 6 September   Gran Premio Cinzano di San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit
14 4 October   bwin.com Grande Prémio de Portugal Autódromo do Estoril
15 18 October   Iveco Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Circuit
16 25 October   Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
17 8 November   GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo
‡ = Night race
† = MotoGP class only
†† = Saturday Race
The signage at the date of the Qatar race means it was held on the Monday, because of rainfall.

Calendar changesEdit

  • The Japanese Grand Prix was moved forward, from 28 September to 26 April.
  • The Portuguese Grand Prix was moved back, from 13 April to 4 October.
  • The Chinese Grand Prix was taken off the calendar due to a dire spectator attendance, poor promotion and an overall lack of commercial interest in the venue.[18]
  • The British Grand Prix was moved back, from 22 June to 26 July.
  • Only the MotoGP class raced during the United States Grand Prix because of a Californian law on air pollution, preventing the 125 and 250cc classes from racing.

2009 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 12–13 April ‡   Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix Losail   Andrea Iannone   Héctor Barberá   Casey Stoner Report
2 26 April   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Motegi   Andrea Iannone   Álvaro Bautista   Jorge Lorenzo Report
3 3 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez   Bradley Smith   Hiroshi Aoyama   Valentino Rossi Report
4 17 May   French motorcycle Grand Prix Le Mans   Julián Simón   Marco Simoncelli   Jorge Lorenzo Report
5 31 May   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello   Bradley Smith   Mattia Pasini   Casey Stoner Report
6 14 June   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya   Andrea Iannone   Álvaro Bautista   Valentino Rossi Report
7 27 June ††   Dutch TT Assen   Sergio Gadea   Hiroshi Aoyama   Valentino Rossi Report
8 5 July †   United States motorcycle Grand Prix Laguna Seca No 125cc and 250cc race   Dani Pedrosa Report
9 19 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix Sachsenring   Julián Simón   Marco Simoncelli   Valentino Rossi Report
10 26 July   British motorcycle Grand Prix Donington   Julián Simón   Hiroshi Aoyama   Andrea Dovizioso Report
11 16 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno   Nicolás Terol   Marco Simoncelli   Valentino Rossi Report
12 30 August   Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix Indianapolis   Pol Espargaró   Marco Simoncelli   Jorge Lorenzo Report
13 6 September   San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix Misano   Julián Simón   Héctor Barberá   Valentino Rossi Report
14 4 October   Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix Estoril   Pol Espargaró   Marco Simoncelli   Jorge Lorenzo Report
15 18 October   Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island   Julián Simón   Marco Simoncelli   Casey Stoner Report
16 25 October   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang   Julián Simón   Hiroshi Aoyama   Casey Stoner Report
17 8 November   Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Valencia   Julián Simón   Héctor Barberá   Dani Pedrosa Report
‡ = Night race
† = MotoGP class only
†† = Saturday Race

ParticipantsEdit

All entries taken from the official MotoGP site.[19]

MotoGP participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
  Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC212V 3   Dani Pedrosa[20] All
4   Andrea Dovizioso[21] All
  Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 5   Colin Edwards[22] All
52   James Toseland[22] All
  Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R 7   Chris Vermeulen[23] All
65   Loris Capirossi[23] All
Sterilgarda Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 11   Ben Spies 17
  LCR Honda MotoGP Honda Honda RC212V 14   Randy de Puniet[24] All
  San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda Honda RC212V 15   Alex de Angelis[25] All
24   Toni Elías All
  Ducati Marlboro Team
Ducati Team (rd 8 and 12)
Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP9 27   Casey Stoner[22] 1-10, 14-17
69   Nicky Hayden[26] All
36   Mika Kallio[27]1 11-13
  Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR 33   Marco Melandri[28] All
  Pramac Racing Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat 36   Mika Kallio[29] 1-7, 9-10, 14-17
88   Niccolò Canepa[29] 1-15
84   Michel Fabrizio[27]2 11
44   Aleix Espargaró[30]3 12-13, 16-17
  Scot Racing Team Honda Honda RC212V 41   Gábor Talmácsi[31] 6-17
72   Yuki Takahashi[32] 1-7
  Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 46   Valentino Rossi[33] All
99   Jorge Lorenzo[34] All
  Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat 59   Sete Gibernau[35] 1-3, 6-8
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

^All entries use Bridgestone tires.

Note 1: Mika Kallio replaced Casey Stoner in Czech GP, Indianapolis GP and San Marino GP.
Note 2: Michel Fabrizio replaced Mika Kallio in Czech GP.
Note 3: Aleix Espargaró replaced Mika Kallio in Indianapolis GP and San Marino GP. He also replaced Niccolò Canepa in Malaysian GP and Valencian GP.

250cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
  Scot Racing Team 250cc Honda Honda RS250RW 4   Hiroshi Aoyama 1-7, 9-17
35   Raffaele De Rosa 1-7, 9-17
  Aeropuerto-Castello-Blusens Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 6   Alex Debón 1-7, 9-17
  Pepe World Team Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 7   Axel Pons 1-7, 9-17
Aprilia RSA 250 40   Héctor Barberá[36] 1-7, 9-17
  Balatonring Team Aprilia RSA 250 28   Gábor Talmácsi 1-3
47   Ángel Rodríguez 4
Aprilia RSW 250 LE 11   Balázs Németh 5-6, 10-17
41   Aleix Espargaró 7, 9
  Racing Team Germany Honda Honda RS250R 8   Bastien Chesaux 1-7, 9-13
73   Shuhei Aoyama 14-17
  Team Toth Aprilia Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 10   Imre Tóth 1-2
Aprilia RSA 250[37] 3-7, 9-13
Aprilia RSV 250 kit 14-17
Aprilia RSA 250 75   Mattia Pasini 1-7, 9-13
  Team Globalgest Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 14
  Paddock GP Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 15-17
  Emmi–Caffè Latte 12   Thomas Lüthi 1-7, 9-17
  Auto Kelly – CP Aprilia RSW 250 LE 52   Lukáš Pešek[38] 1-7, 9-17
  Thai PTT Honda SAG Honda Honda RS250RW 14   Ratthapark Wilairot 1-7, 9-17
  Metis Gilera Gilera Gilera RSA 250 15   Roberto Locatelli 1-7, 9-17
58   Marco Simoncelli 1-7, 9-17
  Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 16   Jules Cluzel 1-7, 9-17
77   Aitor Rodríguez 10-11, 13
8   Bastien Chesaux 14-17
88   Christopher Moretti 14
  Cardion AB Motoracing Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 17   Karel Abraham 1-7, 9-17
  Mapfre Aspar Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 19   Álvaro Bautista 1-7, 9-17
Aprilia RSW 250 LE 63   Mike Di Meglio[39] 1-5
Aprilia RSA 250[40] 6-7, 9-17
  WTR San Marino Team Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 25   Alex Baldolini 1-7, 9-17
  CIP MotoGP250 Honda Honda RS250R 48   Shoya Tomizawa 1-7, 9-11, 13-17
53   Valentin Debise 3-7, 9-17
  Valencia CF Honda SAG Honda Honda RS250RW 55   Héctor Faubel 1-7, 9-17
  Viessmann Kiefer Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 56   Vladimir Leonov 1-7, 9, 11-17
95   Ralf Waldmann 10
  Milar – Juegos Lucky Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 kit 77   Aitor Rodríguez 1-4
37   Daniel Arcas 5
51   Stevie Bonsey 6
80 7
76   Iván Maestro 3
  Longevity Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 29   Barrett Long 12
  Rat Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 30   Adam Roberts 12
  Bigman Racing Honda Honda RS250R 33   William Dunlop 17
  C&L Racing Honda Honda RS250R 54   Toby Markham 3-7
Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 11, 13
  Bardral Racing with SJ-R Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 59   Kazuki Watanabe 2
  Sabresport Grand Prix Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 64   Luke Mossey 10
  Yamaha Road Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 65   Marcel Becker 9
  Nordgren Racing Honda Honda RS250R 66   Joakim Stensmö 9
  Promotion Scandinavia AB Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 67   Robin Halen 9-10
  Dennis Trollope Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 68   Alex Kenchington 10
  Harc-Pro Honda Honda RS250R 73   Shuhei Aoyama 2
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

125cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
  Loncin Racing Loncin Loncin 5   Alexis Masbou 1-7, 9-12
71   Tomoyoshi Koyama 1-7, 9-17
21   Jakub Kornfeil 13-17
  Derbi Racing Team Derbi Derbi RSA 125 6   Joan Olivé 1-7, 9-17
7   Efrén Vázquez 1-7, 9-17
44   Pol Espargaró 1-7, 9-17
  Ongetta Team I.S.P.A. Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 8   Lorenzo Zanetti 1-7, 9-17
29   Andrea Iannone 1-7, 9-17
Aprilia RS 125 73   Takaaki Nakagami 1-7, 9-17
94   Jonas Folger 1-7, 9-17
  CBC Corse Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 10   Luca Vitali 1-7, 9-17
87   Luca Marconi 1-7, 9-17
88   Michael Ranseder 9-17
  Ajo Interwetten Derbi Derbi RSA 125 11   Sandro Cortese 1-7, 9-17
77   Dominique Aegerter 1-7, 9-17
  Blusens Aprilia Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 12   Esteve Rabat[43] 1-7, 9-17
45   Scott Redding[44] 1-7, 9-17
Aprilia RS 125 43   Johnny Rosell 6, 14
  WTR San Marino Team Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 14   Johann Zarco 1-7, 9-17
  Red Bull KTM Motorsport KTM KTM FRR 125 16   Cameron Beaubier[45] 1-7, 9-11, 13-17
93   Marc Márquez[45] 1-7, 9-17
50   Sturla Fagerhaug 4, 6, 14, 17
  Viessman Kiefer Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 17   Stefan Bradl 1-7, 9-17
  Jack&Jones Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 18   Nicolás Terol[46] 1-7, 9-17
39   Luis Salom 7, 9-17
24   Simone Corsi[46] 1-6
  Fontana Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 7, 9-17
Aprilia RS 125 32   Lorenzo Savadori 1-7, 9-13
  Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 19   Quentin Jacquet 14-17
69   Lukáš Šembera 1-7, 9-12
  Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 33   Sergio Gadea[47] 1-7, 9-17
38   Bradley Smith[48] 1-7, 9-17
60   Julián Simón[48] 1-7, 9-17
  Degraaf Grand Prix Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 35   Randy Krummenacher[49] 1-7, 9-17
99   Danny Webb[49] 1-7, 9-17
Honda Honda RS125R 47   Blake Leigh-Smith 16
  Racing Team Germany Honda Honda RS125R 53   Jasper Iwema 1-7, 9-11, 13-17
  Haojue Team Haojue Haojue 125 66   Matthew Hoyle 1-4
88   Michael Ranseder[50] 1-4
  Dydo Miu Racing Honda Honda RS125R 55   Hiroomi Iwata 2
  Okegawajuku & Endurance Honda Honda RS125R 56   Yuma Yahagi 2
57   Yuki Oogane 2
  18 Grage Racing Honda Honda RS125R 58   Yuuichi Yanagisawa 2
  Endurance & Osl Honda Honda RS125R 59   Satoru Kamada 2
  SAG-Castrol Honda Honda RS125R 31   Jordi Dalmau 3, 6, 14
39   Luis Salom 3, 6
95   Joan Perelló 17
  TCR Competicion Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 40   Eduard López 3
  Hune Racing Team-TMM Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 41   Borja Maestro 3
76   Iván Maestro 17
  Andalucia Aprilia Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 42   Alberto Moncayo 3, 6, 14, 17
  TJP-TVX Racing Honda Honda RS125R 36   Cyril Carrillo 4
  Equipe de France Honda Honda RS125R 48   Grégory Di Carlo 4
  Xtrem Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 49   Ornella Ongaro 4
  Villiers Team Competition Honda Honda RS125R 52   Steven Le Coquen 4
  Elligi Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 51   Riccardo Moretti 5, 13
  Junior GP Racing Dream Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 61   Luigi Morciano 5, 11, 13
62   Alessandro Tonucci 5, 11, 13
63   Gennaro Sabatino 5
32   Lorenzo Savadori 17
  CRP Racing Honda Honda RS125R 64   Davide Stirpe 5
  Dutch Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 82   Michael van der Mark 7
  Racing Team Bijsterbosch Honda Honda RS125R 83   Pepijn Bijsterbosch 7
  Team Holland Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 84   Roy Pouw 7
  LHF-Project Racing Honda Honda RS125R 85   Marvin Fritz 7
  Pesek Team Derbi Derbi RS 125 86   Karel Pešek 7, 10, 11
  Freudenberg Racing Honda Honda RS125R 76   Toni Finsterbusch 9
79   Daniel Kartheininger 9
  Toni-Mang Racing Honda Honda RS125R 78   Marcel Schrötter 9, 11
  RBS Honda Honda Honda RS125R 80   Damien Raemy 9
  Ajo Motorsport Honda Honda RS125R 81   Eeki Kuparinen 9
  KRP/Bradley Smith Racing Honda Honda RS125R 89   James Lodge 10
90   Timothy Hastings 10
91   Martin Glossop 10
92   Paul Jordan 10
  Moto FGR Honda Honda RS125R 67   Ladislav Chmelik 11
  Team Migomoto Honda Honda RS125R 68   Ivan Višak 11
  Veloce Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 74   Ben Young 12
75   Miles Thornton 12
  Grillini Bridgestone Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 65   Gabriele Ferro 13
  JJ Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 70   Jakub Jantulík 13-14
  Mavin Industries Honda Honda RS125R 30   Dylan Mavin 15
  Champions Race Days Honda Honda RS125R 54   Andrew Lawson 15
  RSW Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 96   Nicky Diles 15
  Gross Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ 125 97   Brad Gross 15
  Racetrix/Angelo's Aluminium Honda Honda RS125R 98   Levi Day 15
  Air Asia Team Malaysia Yamaha Yamaha TZ 125 23   Muhammad Zulfahmi 16
Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 28   Elly Ilias 16
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

StandingsEdit

MotoGP riders' standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background are eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
  • Rounds marked with light blue background were under wet race conditions.
Pos Rider Bike QAT
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
USA
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2 2 1 16 3 1 1 2 1 5 1 Ret 1 4 2 3 2 306
2   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 3 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 3 2 Ret Ret 1 2 1 Ret 4 3 261
3   Dani Pedrosa Honda 11 3 2 3 Ret 6 Ret 1 3 9 2 10 3 3 3 2 1 234
4   Casey Stoner Ducati 1 4 3 5 1 3 3 4 4 14 2 1 1 DNS 220
5   Colin Edwards Yamaha 4 12 7 7 6 7 4 7 9 2 7 5 Ret 5 5 13 4 161
6   Andrea Dovizioso Honda 5 5 8 4 4 4 Ret Ret Ret 1 4 4 4 7 6 Ret 8 160
7   Toni Elías Honda 9 15 9 10 14 Ret 12 6 6 Ret 3 9 6 6 10 7 6 115
8   Alex de Angelis Honda 6 13 14 11 15 12 10 11 5 4 8 2 Ret Ret 4 12 10 111
9   Loris Capirossi Suzuki Ret 7 6 8 5 5 9 Ret 11 11 5 7 5 Ret 12 9 14 110
10   Marco Melandri Kawasaki 14 6 5 2 11 14 11 10 7 7 Ret Ret 8 12 7 8 17 108
11   Randy de Puniet Honda 10 11 4 14 8 8 7 9 Ret 3 10 12 12 11 8 Ret 11 106
12   Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 7 10 10 6 10 11 5 8 13 13 11 11 9 10 11 6 15 106
13   Nicky Hayden Ducati 12 Ret 15 12 12 10 8 5 8 15 6 3 Ret 8 15 5 5 104
14   James Toseland Yamaha 16 9 13 9 7 13 6 DSQ 10 6 9 6 10 9 14 15 12 92
15   Mika Kallio Ducati 8 8 Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 14 10 Ret 8 7 Ret 9 10 9 71
16   Niccolò Canepa Ducati 17 14 16 15 9 16 14 12 12 8 12 Ret 13 13 DNS 38
17   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 17 16 Ret 15 12 13 14 14 14 13 14 16 19
18   Aleix Espargaró Ducati 13 11 11 13 16
19   Sete Gibernau Ducati 13 Ret 11 15 13 Ret 12
20   Ben Spies Yamaha 7 9
21   Yuki Takahashi Honda 15 Ret 12 13 Ret Ret 15 9
  Michel Fabrizio Ducati Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
 
JPN
 
SPA
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
USA
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

250cc riders' standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Team QAT
 
JPN
 
SPA
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 4 2 1 8 6 2 1 4 1 4 2 4 4 7 1 7 261
2   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 1 11 4 11 5 3 2 5 8 7 6 1 3 2 2 1 239
3   Marco Simoncelli Gilera DNS 17 3 1 2 Ret 3 1 4 1 1 Ret 1 1 3 Ret 231
4   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 7 1 2 4 3 1 Ret 3 2 3 3 3 Ret 10 Ret 2 218
5   Mattia Pasini Aprilia Ret 3 6 Ret 1 4 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 2 8 Ret Ret Ret 128
6   Raffaele De Rosa Honda 5 12 10 6 9 9 10 9 7 6 11 8 Ret 3 Ret 3 122
7   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 6 8 5 Ret 4 6 Ret 8 9 Ret 9 10 7 11 4 4 120
8   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 3 Ret 11 Ret 12 14 11 Ret 5 9 4 5 2 5 Ret 14 107
9   Héctor Faubel Honda 11 Ret 14 2 8 10 8 6 10 10 8 9 Ret 8 5 Ret 105
10   Alex Debón Aprilia 14 5 Ret Ret 7 5 6 2 6 Ret Ret 7 9 13 7 DNS 101
11   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 9 Ret 9 3 10 Ret 5 10 13 5 5 Ret Ret NC Ret 9 85
12   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 2 Ret 8 DNS Ret 11 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 6 5 4 Ret Ret 82
13   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 8 Ret 15 5 14 7 9 DNS Ret 11 Ret Ret 6 9 6 5 82
14   Karel Abraham Aprilia Ret 9 Ret 12 13 8 7 Ret 14 Ret 10 11 10 6 12 6 74
15   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 13 7 13 7 Ret 12 12 12 12 12 7 Ret 11 12 8 12 74
16   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 15 Ret Ret Ret 11 13 13 11 16 Ret 12 13 14 Ret 9 8 41
17   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 12 10 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 15 13 DNS 12 Ret 15 16 10 32
18   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 10 4 7 28
19   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 6 12 14 10 11 27
20   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 4 7 22
21   Valentin Debise Honda 20 13 19 17 14 20 19 15 13 14 13 19 13 15 18
22   Imre Tóth Aprilia 17 13 16 9 15 Ret 15 18 17 17 17 18 18 18 Ret 19 12
23   Balázs Németh Aprilia 16 18 Ret 14 16 15 16 16 11 13 11
24   Vladimir Leonov Aprilia 18 15 19 10 Ret 20 16 Ret 19 15 17 Ret Ret 15 17 9
25   Bastien Chesaux Honda 16 16 17 Ret 18 19 Ret 15 22 Ret Ret Ret 3
Aprilia 17 17 14 16
26   Axel Pons Aprilia Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 16 Ret 16 20 16 14 16 15 Ret Ret Ret 3
27   Toby Markham Honda DNQ 14 21 Ret 2
Aprilia 17 23 Ret Ret
28   Kazuki Watanabe Yamaha 14 2
29   Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 15 Ret 1
  Aitor Rodríguez Aprilia 19 18 18 Ret 21 18 19 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
 
JPN
 
SPA
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

250cc wildcard and replacement riders resultsEdit

Rider Results
  Ángel Rodríguez Ret in France
  Iván Maestro Ret in Spain
  Daniel Arcas 20th in Italy
  Joakim Stensmö 19th in Germany
  Robin Halen DNQ in Germany, DNQ in Great Britain
  Marcel Becker DNQ in Germany
  Ralf Waldmann Ret in Great Britain
  Luke Mossey 18th in Great Britain
  Alex Kenchington DNQ in Great Britain
  Barrett Long 18th in Indianapolis
  Adam Roberts 19th in Indianapolis
  Christopher Moretti 19th in Portugal
  William Dunlop 18th in Valencia

125cc riders' standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Team QAT
 
JPN
 
SPA
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Julián Simón Aprilia 2 2 Ret 1 3 4 2 1 1 2 5 1 12 1 1 1 289
2   Bradley Smith Aprilia 5 10 1 4 1 8 3 Ret 20 4 2 3 3 2 2 2 223.5
3   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 7 17 10 9 2 2 5 4 4 1 4 2 Ret 6 5 10 179.5
4   Pol Espargaró Derbi 4 3 7 Ret 4 Ret 9 5 10 5 1 Ret 1 4 3 3 174.5
5   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 12 19 2 3 11 3 1 2 Ret 9 15 Ret 6 10 4 16 141
6   Sandro Cortese Derbi 3 6 6 12 10 9 Ret 6 Ret 6 18 5 2 3 6 8 130
7   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1 1 19 7 Ret 1 4 7 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 8 8 Ret 125.5
8   Marc Márquez KTM Ret 5 3 Ret 5 5 10 16 15 8 6 4 Ret 9 Ret 17 94
9   Joan Olivé Derbi 18 7 11 Ret Ret 14 11 3 12 10 8 8 5 Ret 9 6 91
10   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 8 4 Ret Ret 8 7 6 Ret Ret 7 7 6 4 Ret Ret Ret 85
11   Simone Corsi Aprilia 14 15 14 Ret 18 16 8 Ret 2 Ret 3 7 Ret 5 Ret 4 81
12   Jonas Folger Aprilia 6 8 Ret 2 14 6 7 Ret Ret 12 12 9 14 14 Ret Ret 73
13   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 11 9 9 6 19 20 13 9 8 18 10 15 8 12 14 11 70.5
14   Efrén Vázquez Derbi 17 22 5 8 Ret Ret 12 17 9 14 21 12 Ret 7 Ret 7 54
15   Scott Redding Aprilia 13 Ret 4 Ret 7 11 Ret Ret 3 15 Ret Ret 16 11 Ret Ret 50.5
16   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 20 20 16 5 15 15 17 Ret 5 19 9 20 11 18 11 14 43
17   Danny Webb Aprilia 9 11 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 16 11 10 Ret 13 Ret DNS 38.5
18   Esteve Rabat Aprilia 10 13 12 11 16 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret 37
19   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 19 14 18 10 12 Ret 15 Ret 7 Ret 17 14 13 17 10 12 37
20   Johann Zarco Aprilia 15 Ret 13 Ret 6 13 21 23 13 11 23 16 9 16 Ret 15 32.5
21   Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 22 18 17 15 13 10 Ret 11 18 17 Ret 17 10 15 13 9 32
22   Luis Salom Honda 21 Ret 21
Aprilia 16 13 6 Ret 13 21 15 19 15 13
23   Marcel Schrötter Honda 12 13 5 18
24   Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 27 12 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 10 11 21 14 Ret Ret 21 Ret 20 17
25   Michael Ranseder Haojue Ret DNS DNS DNQ 9
Aprilia Ret Ret 20 16 11 Ret 20 12 Ret
26   Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 21 Ret 21 Ret 9 Ret Ret 20 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7
27   Riccardo Moretti Aprilia 20 13 3
28   Jasper Iwema Honda 23 Ret 24 13 23 21 19 19 Ret Ret 23 17 22 18 18 3
29   Cameron Beaubier KTM 16 16 15 Ret DNQ 18 Ret 14 Ret DNS 19 22 Ret Ret 17 Ret 3
30   Martin Glossop Honda 14 2
31   Marvin Fritz Honda 14 2
32   Grégory Di Carlo Honda 14 2
33   Daniel Kartheininger Honda 15 1
  Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 25 23 20 Ret 22 Ret 20 18 17 30 22 0
  Luca Marconi Aprilia 24 25 25 Ret Ret 24 23 24 19 26 24 24 Ret 26 Ret 21 0
  Luca Vitali Aprilia 28 26 DSQ Ret 25 26 25 DNQ 21 25 25 27 22 25 Ret Ret 0
  Alexis Masbou Loncin 26 21 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 24 Ret 0
  Jakub Kornfeil Loncin 28 25 23 19 Ret 0
  Matthew Hoyle Haojue DNS DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
 
JPN
 
SPA
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† Half-points awarded in Qatar, as the riders did not complete the sufficient distance for full points.

125cc wildcard and replacement riders resultsEdit

Rider Results
  Yuuichi Yanagisawa 24th in Japan
  Hiroomi Iwata 27th in Japan
  Satoru Kamada 28th in Japan
  Yuki Oogane 29th in Japan
  Yuma Yahagi Ret in Japan
  Alberto Moncayo 22nd in Spain, 19th in Catalunya, 18th in Portugal, 19th in Valencia
  Borja Maestro 26th in Spain
  Jordi Dalmau 27th in Spain, 25th in Catalunya, 18th in Portugal
  Eduard López 28th in Spain
  Ornella Ongaro DNQ in France
  Sturla Fagerhaug Ret in France, 22nd in Catalunya, 19th in Portugal, Ret in Valencia
  Steven Le Coquen Ret in France
  Cyril Carrillo Ret in France
  Luigi Morciano 17th in Italy, 22nd in Czech Republic, 19th in San Marino
  Davide Stirpe 21st in Italy
  Gennaro Sabatino 24th in Italy
  Alessandro Tonucci 26th in Italy, 23rd in Czech Republic, 29th in San Marino
  Johnny Rosell 23rd in Catalunya, 20th in Portugal
  Roy Pouw DNQ in Netherlands
  Michael van der Mark 18th in Netherlands
  Karel Pešek 22nd in Netherlands, Ret in Great Britain, 27th in Czech Republic
  Pepijn Bijsterbosch 24th in Netherlands
  Toni Finsterbusch 21st in Germany
Rider Results
  Damien Raemy 22nd in Germany
  Eeki Kuparinen Ret in Germany
  Paul Jordan 16th in Great Britain
  James Lodge Ret in Great Britain
  Timothy Hastings Ret in Great Britain
  Ivan Višak 28th in Czech Republic
  Ladislav Chmelík 29th in Czech Republic
  Ben Young Ret in Indianapolis
  Miles Thornton Ret in Indianapolis
  Gabriele Ferro 25th in San Marino
  Jakub Jantulík 26th in San Marino, 21st in Portugal
  Quentin Jacquet 23rd in Portugal, DNS in Australia, 22nd in Malaysia, DNQ in Valencia
  Brad Gross 24th in Australia
  Andrew Lawson 27th in Australia
  Levi Day 28th in Australia
  Nicky Diles Ret in Australia
  Dylan Mavin DNS in Australia
  Elly Ilias 16th in Malaysia
  Muhammad Zulfahmi 20th in Malaysia
  Blake Leigh-Smith 21st in Malaysia
  Iván Maestro Ret in Valencia
  Joan Perelló DNS in Valencia

Constructors' standingsEdit

  • Each constructor gets the same number of points as their best placed rider in each race.

MotoGPEdit

Pos Constructor QAT
 
JPN
 
SPA
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
USA
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1 Yamaha 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 386
2 Honda 5 3 2 3 4 4 7 1 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 297
3 Ducati 1 4 3 5 1 3 3 4 4 8 6 3 7 2 1 1 5 272
4 Suzuki 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 8 11 11 5 7 5 10 11 6 14 133
5 Kawasaki 14 6 5 2 11 14 11 10 7 7 Ret Ret 8 12 7 8 17 108

† Following Loris Capirossi's engine change, Suzuki was given a ten-point penalty in the constructors' championship at the Australian Grand Prix because of the new for 2009 MotoGP engine change limit rule which restricts each rider to five engines for the final seven rounds.

250ccEdit

  • Each constructor gets the same number of points as their best placed rider in each race.
Pos Constructor QAT
 
JPN
 
SPA
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1 Aprilia 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 339
2 Honda 4 2 1 2 6 2 1 4 1 4 2 4 4 3 1 3 287
3 Gilera 9 17 3 1 2 Ret 3 1 4 1 1 Ret 1 1 3 9 245
4 Yamaha 14 DNQ DNQ 18 2

125ccEdit

  • Each constructor gets the same number of points as their best placed rider in each race.
Pos Constructor QAT
 
JPN
 
SPA
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
IND
 
RSM
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1 Aprilia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 373.5
2 Derbi 3 3 5 6 4 9 9 3 8 5 1 5 1 3 3 3 216
3 KTM 16 5 3 Ret 5 5 10 14 16 8 6 4 19 9 17 17 96
4 Honda 23 24 23 13 21 21 14 12 14 13 23 17 22 18 5 25
5 Loncin 26 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 10 11 21 Ret 28 25 21 19 20 17
6 Yamaha 24 20 0
7 Haojue Ret DNS DNS DNQ 0

† Half-points awarded in Qatar, as the riders did not complete the sufficient distance for full points.

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