2009 United States motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2009 United States motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of July 3–5, 2009 at Laguna Seca. As usual, only the MotoGP class was permitted to race at Laguna Seca due to the Californian air pollution law prohibiting two-stroke engines in the state. Spain's Dani Pedrosa took his first win for a year, holding off a last-lap surge from championship leader Valentino Rossi.[4][5]

United States  2009 United States Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Laguna Seca.svg
DateJuly 5, 2009
Official nameRed Bull U.S. Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationLaguna Seca Raceway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.610 km (2.243 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:21.678
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:21.928
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 32 44:01.580 4 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 32 +0.344 2 20
3 99   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 32 +1.926 1 16
4 27   Casey Stoner Ducati Team Ducati 32 +12.432 3 13
5 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Team Ducati 32 +21.663 8 11
6 24   Toni Elías San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 32 +22.041 6 10
7 5   Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 32 +30.201 7 9
8 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 32 +32.857 9 8
9 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 32 +40.325 14 7
10 33   Marco Melandri Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki 32 +48.028 11 6
11 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 32 +48.810 12 5
12 88   Niccolò Canepa Pramac Racing Ducati 32 +1:18.531 16 4
Ret 4   Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team Honda 6 Accident 5
Ret 59   Sete Gibernau Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati 6 Accident 13
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 3 Accident 10
Ret 41   Gábor Talmácsi Scot Racing Team MotoGP Honda 3 Accident 17
DSQ 52   James Toseland Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 10 Ignored ride through penalty 15
Sources: [6][7][8]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009 United States MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2009 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Laguna Seca Raceway - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Pedrosa ends Honda win drought". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 2009-07-05. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  5. ^ "Pedrosa storms to US MotoGP glory". BBC Sport. BBC. 2009-07-05. Archived from the original on 6 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  6. ^ "2009 United States MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009.
  8. ^ "motogp.com · RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2009". www.motogp.com.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2009. Retrieved 2019-08-24.


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