2012 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2012 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventeenth and penultimate round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 26–28 October 2012 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Jorge Lorenzo secured his second MotoGP title in the penultimate round by finishing in second place after Dani Pedrosa's retirement. Casey Stoner took the last win of his career, and his sixth successive win at his home race in the second last race before he retired. Cal Crutchlow took the second podium of his career for Tech 3 Yamaha. Marc Márquez won the Moto2 title by finishing third in his race behind winner and championship rival Pol Espargaró and the second placed Anthony West (who would eventually be removed from the results in November 2013 promoting Marquez to 2nd place[4]). This meant that all three riders' titles had been decided with winner of the Moto3 race Sandro Cortese having secured his title the previous round in Malaysia.

Australia  2012 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 18 races in the
2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date28 October 2012
Official nameAirAsia Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationPhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.448 km (2.764 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Time 1:29.623
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Time 1:30.191
Podium
First Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Second Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Time 1:33.705
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Time 1:33.729
Podium
First Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Second Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Third United Kingdom Scott Redding Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Germany Sandro Cortese KTM
Time 1:38.334
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda
Time 1:38.447
Podium
First Germany Sandro Cortese KTM
Second Portugal Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda
Third Australia Arthur Sissis KTM
Race winner Casey Stoner, celebrating his last MotoGP win with the Australian flag.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team Honda 27 41:01.324 1 25
2 99   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 27 +9.223 2 20
3 35   Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 27 +14.570 4 16
4 4   Andrea Dovizioso Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 27 +23.303 6 13
5 19   Álvaro Bautista San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 27 +23.432 7 11
6 6   Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 27 +23.467 5 10
7 46   Valentino Rossi Ducati Team Ducati 27 +37.113 8 9
8 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Team Ducati 27 +38.387 10 8
9 17   Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 27 +52.613 11 7
10 41   Aleix Espargaró Power Electronics Aspar ART 27 +1:00.299 12 6
11 14   Randy De Puniet Power Electronics Aspar ART 27 +1:00.342 9 5
12 8   Héctor Barberá Pramac Racing Team Ducati 27 +1:21.951 13 4
13 9   Danilo Petrucci Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 27 +1:27.857 15 3
14 51   Michele Pirro San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 26 +1 lap 14 2
15 22   Iván Silva Avintia Blusens BQR 26 +1 lap 19 1
Ret 84   Roberto Rolfo Speed Master ART 18 Retirement 18
Ret 5   Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 6 Retirement 16
Ret 77   James Ellison Paul Bird Motorsport ART 5 Accident 17
Ret 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 1 Retirement 3
DNQ 43   Kris McLaren Avintia Blusens BQR Did not qualify
Sources: [5][6][7]

Moto2Edit

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 40   Pol Espargaró Kalex 25 39:26.486 1 25
2 93   Marc Márquez Suter 25 +16.837 3 20
3 45   Scott Redding Kalex 25 +16.957 2 16
4 77   Dominique Aegerter Suter 25 +26.018 12 13
5 5   Johann Zarco Motobi 25 +26.028 7 11
6 3   Simone Corsi FTR 25 +26.091 11 10
7 80   Esteve Rabat Kalex 25 +26.372 10 9
8 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 25 +26.474 6 8
9 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 25 +26.580 5 7
10 81   Jordi Torres Suter 25 +36.520 20 6
11 38   Bradley Smith Tech 3 25 +36.565 15 5
12 24   Toni Elías Kalex 25 +36.870 18 4
13 19   Xavier Siméon Tech 3 25 +38.220 16 3
14 63   Mike Di Meglio Kalex 25 +44.350 19 2
15 72   Yuki Takahashi FTR 25 +48.586 27 1
16 88   Ricard Cardús AJR 25 +48.763 21
17 18   Nicolás Terol Suter 25 +48.768 25
18 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 25 +52.487 22
19 23   Marcel Schrötter Bimota 25 +52.569 24
20 8   Gino Rea Suter 25 +52.707 23
21 75   Tomoyoshi Koyama Suter 25 +1:12.087 28
22 22   Alessandro Andreozzi Speed Up 25 +1:21.455 26
23 82   Elena Rosell Speed Up 24 +1 lap 29
24 10   Marco Colandrea FTR 24 +1 lap 30
25 57   Eric Granado Motobi 23 +2 laps 31
DSQ 95   Anthony West Speed Up 25 (+16.811)[4] 9
Ret 36   Mika Kallio Kalex 23 Accident 14
Ret 49   Axel Pons Kalex 23 Accident 13
Ret 60   Julián Simón Suter 23 Retirement 17
Ret 12   Thomas Lüthi Suter 17 Retirement 4
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Speed Up 4 Retirement 8
DNS 15   Alex De Angelis FTR
Source:[8]

Moto3Edit

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   Sandro Cortese KTM 23 38:20.014 1 25
2 44   Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda 23 +2.108 6 20
3 61   Arthur Sissis KTM 23 +5.031 7 16
4 42   Álex Rins Suter Honda 23 +5.084 16 13
5 52   Danny Kent KTM 23 +5.107 4 11
6 5   Romano Fenati FTR Honda 23 +5.109 14 10
7 19   Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda 23 +5.374 10 9
8 7   Efrén Vázquez FTR Honda 23 +5.894 3 8
9 12   Álex Márquez Suter Honda 23 +30.783 19 7
10 32   Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 23 +30.911 18 6
11 94   Jonas Folger Kalex KTM 23 +32.803 2 5
12 26   Adrián Martín FTR Honda 23 +33.302 17 4
13 84   Jakub Kornfeil FTR Honda 23 +33.479 13 3
14 41   Brad Binder Kalex KTM 23 +34.102 20 2
15 39   Luis Salom Kalex KTM 23 +43.749 9 1
16 89   Alan Techer TSR Honda 23 +43.827 24
17 23   Alberto Moncayo FTR Honda 23 +49.394 11
18 80   Armando Pontone Ioda 23 +1:06.551 21
19 17   John McPhee KRP Honda 23 +1:06.588 22
20 96   Louis Rossi FTR Honda 23 +1:08.801 12
21 8   Jack Miller Honda 23 +1:08.908 23
22 51   Kenta Fujii TSR Honda 23 +1:10.030 26
23 30   Giulian Pedone Suter Honda 23 +1:10.411 25
24 75   Lincoln Gilding Honda 23 +1:33.510 28
25 36   Sam Clarke Honda 22 +1 lap 31
Ret 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 19 Accident 5
Ret 9   Toni Finsterbusch Honda 16 Retirement 30
Ret 25   Maverick Viñales FTR Honda 14 Retirement 8
Ret 31   Niklas Ajo KTM 11 Accident 15
Ret 29   Luca Amato Kalex KTM 8 Retirement 27
Ret 20   Riccardo Moretti Mahindra 1 Retirement 29
DNS 28   Josep Rodríguez FGR Honda
DNS 27   Niccolò Antonelli FTR Honda
DNS 99   Danny Webb Mahindra
Source:[9]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round seventeen has concluded.[10]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Australian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2012 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Phillip Island Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Doping – Decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the case of rider Anthony West" (PDF). v2-fim-live.com. Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. 28 November 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-24. Retrieved 24 March 2015. [...] all the sporting results obtained by Anthony West from 20 May 2012 up to the expiry of the period of ineligibility (i.e. 19 October 2013) will be invalidated.
  5. ^ "2012 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  6. ^ "AIRASIA AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2012". Motogp.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  7. ^ "AirAsia Australian Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 28 October 2012.
  8. ^ "AirAsia Australian Grand Prix – Moto2 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 28 October 2012.
  9. ^ "AirAsia Australian Grand Prix – Moto3 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 28 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2012. Retrieved 2019-08-25.


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