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2009 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2009 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 24–26 April 2009 at the Twin Ring Motegi, located in Motegi, Japan. The MotoGP race was the 700th premier class race in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.[4]Jorge Lorenzo won the MotoGP race ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi to take the overall lead in the world championship.[5]

Japan  2009 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date26 April 2009
Official namePolini Grand Prix of Japan[1][2][3]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:48.545
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:48.477
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Simoncelli
Time 1:53.093
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:54.047
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Third Italy Mattia Pasini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Iannone
Time 2:00.685
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Iannone
Time 2:01.551
Podium
First Italy Andrea Iannone
Second Spain Julián Simón
Third Spain Pol Espargaró

QualifyingEdit

All qualifying sessions for MotoGP, 250cc and 125cc were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and grid positions for Sunday's races were defined according to combined free practice times.[6][7][8]

 
Jorge Lorenzo, celebrating with his flag after winning the MotoGP race.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 99   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 43:47.238 3 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +1.304 1 20
3 3   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +3.763 11 16
4 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 +5.691 2 13
5 4   Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +9.207 7 11
6 33   Marco Melandri Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki 24 +30.555 8 10
7 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +32.756 6 9
8 36   Mika Kallio Pramac Racing Ducati 24 +39.416 17 8
9 52   James Toseland Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +43.106 10 7
10 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +43.245 4 6
11 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 24 +44.834 16 5
12 5   Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +46.540 5 4
13 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 24 +53.525 15 3
14 88   Niccolò Canepa Pramac Racing Ducati 24 +1:21.804 18 2
15 24   Toni Elías San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 23 +1 lap 9 1
Ret 59   Sete Gibernau Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati 17 Retirement 14
Ret 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 0 Accident 12
Ret 72   Yuki Takahashi Scot Racing Team MotoGP Honda 0 Accident 13
Sources: [2][9][10]
 
Álvaro Bautista, celebrating on the podium after winning the 250cc race.

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 44:06.488 3 25
2 4   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 23 +5.889 2 20
3 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 23 +21.832 4 16
4 28   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 23 +25.906 7 13
5 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 23 +30.785 10 11
6 73   Shuhei Aoyama Honda 23 +33.788 17 10
7 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 23 +36.972 11 9
8 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 23 +41.018 13 8
9 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 23 +41.649 16 7
10 48   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 23 +52.863 25 6
11 40   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +1:00.888 5 5
12 35   Raffaele De Rosa Honda 23 +1:06.347 6 4
13 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 23 +1:53.149 20 3
14 59   Kazuki Watanabe Yamaha 22 +1 lap 19 2
15 56   Vladimir Leonov Aprilia 22 +1 lap 22 1
16 8   Bastien Chesaux Honda 22 +1 lap 23
17 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 22 +1 lap 1
18 77   Aitor Rodríguez Aprilia 22 +1 lap 24
Ret 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 18 Accident 12
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 17 Accident 18
Ret 55   Héctor Faubel Honda 6 Accident 15
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 5 Accident 8
Ret 7   Axel Pons Aprilia 3 Accident 21
Ret 16   Jules Cluzel Aprilia 2 Accident 14
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 2 Accident 9
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 20 42:23.716 1 25
2 60   Julián Simón Aprilia 20 +1.346 2 20
3 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 20 +5.039 8 16
4 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 20 +6.904 3 13
5 93   Marc Márquez KTM 20 +13.061 10 11
6 11   Sandro Cortese Derbi 20 +14.841 9 10
7 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 20 +16.420 11 9
8 94   Jonas Folger Aprilia 20 +16.483 14 8
9 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 20 +27.500 6 7
10 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 20 +30.359 7 6
11 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 20 +37.547 13 5
12 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 20 +43.856 19 4
13 12   Esteve Rabat Aprilia 20 +59.889 4 3
14 8   Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 20 +1:00.141 15 2
15 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 20 +1:02.601 17 1
16 16   Cameron Beaubier KTM 20 +1:02.609 23
17 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 20 +1:09.867 5
18 35   Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 20 +1:09.883 22
19 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 20 +1:15.049 12
20 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 20 +1:19.858 21
21 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 20 +1:43.413 25
22 7   Efrén Vázquez Derbi 20 +1:52.910 20
23 69   Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 20 +2:07.124 32
24 58   Yuuichi Yanagisawa Honda 20 +2:07.402 26
25 87   Luca Marconi Aprilia 19 +1 lap 30
26 10   Luca Vitali Aprilia 19 +1 lap 34
27 55   Hiroomi Iwata Honda 19 +1 lap 29
28 59   Satoru Kamada Honda 19 +1 lap 28
29 57   Yuki Oogane Honda 18 +2 laps 33
Ret 56   Yuma Yahagi Honda 11 Retirement 27
Ret 14   Johann Zarco Aprilia 10 Retirement 18
Ret 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 6 Retirement 16
Ret 32   Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 2 Accident 24
Ret 53   Jasper Iwema Honda 0 Accident 31
DNS 88   Michael Ranseder Haojue Did not start
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 two has concluded.[11]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009 Japanese MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2009 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Twin Ring Motegi - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "700th Premier Class race milestone to be celebrated in Japan". motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  5. ^ "Lorenzo clinches victory in Japan". BBC Sport. BBC. 2009-04-26. Archived from the original on April 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  6. ^ English, Steven (2009-04-25). "Motegi wash-out gives Rossi pole". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  7. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-04-25). "Simoncelli gets Motegi 250 pole". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  8. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-04-25). "Rain gives Iannone 125 pole". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  9. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009.
  10. ^ "motogp.com · POLINI GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN · MotoGP Race Classification 2009". www.motogp.com.
  11. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009. Retrieved 2019-08-23.


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