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The 2012 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2012 MotoGP season. It was held at the Losail International Circuit near Doha in Qatar on 8 April 2012.[2] It was contested over twenty-two laps.

Qatar  2012 Qatar Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 18 races in the
2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Losail.svg
Date8 April 2012
Official nameCommercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar[1]
LocationLosail International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.380 km (3.343 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Time 1:54.634
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Time 1:55.541
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Second Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Third Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter
Time 2:00.187
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Time 2:00.645
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Second Italy Andrea Iannone Speed Up
Third Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Germany Sandro Cortese KTM
Time 2:08.188
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda
Time 2:07.276
Podium
First Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda
Second Italy Romano Fenati FTR Honda
Third Germany Sandro Cortese KTM

This race saw the début of the 1000cc engine motorcycles introduced in the MotoGP class for this season and also the début of the Honda RC213V, replacing the 800cc engines and the Honda RC212V that were used between 2007 and 2011, [3] and also the début of the 125cc 2-stroke replacement class, Moto3, which are powered by 250cc (15.2 cu in) 4-stroke engines. [4]

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 99   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 22 42:44.214 1 25
2 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +0.852 7 20
3 1   Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +2.908 2 16
4 35   Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 22 +17.114 3 13
5 4   Andrea Dovizioso Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 22 +17.420 6 11
6 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Team Ducati 22 +28.413 5 10
7 19   Álvaro Bautista San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 22 +28.446 11 9
8 6   Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 22 +29.464 9 8
9 8   Héctor Barberá Pramac Racing Team Ducati 22 +31.384 8 7
10 46   Valentino Rossi Ducati Team Ducati 22 +33.665 12 6
11 11   Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 22 +56.907 4 5
12 5   Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 22 +58.088 13 4
13 14   Randy de Puniet 'Power Electronics Aspar ART 22 +1:10.650 14 3
14 68   Yonny Hernández Avintia Blusens BQR-FTR 22 +1:15.943 16 2
15 41   Aleix Espargaró Power Electronics Aspar ART 22 +1:26.733 15 1
16 22   Iván Silva Avintia Blusens BQR-FTR 22 +1:43.327 20
17 54   Mattia Pasini Speed Master ART 22 +1:47.419 18
18 77   James Ellison Paul Bird Motorsport ART 22 +1:51.882 21
NC 51   Michele Pirro San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 15 +7 laps 17
Ret 9   Danilo Petrucci Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 15 Retirement 19
Ret 17   Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 7 Retirement 10
Sources: [1][5][6]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 93   Marc Márquez Suter 20 40:34.225 2 25
2 29   Andrea Iannone Speed Up 20 +0.061 3 20
3 40   Pol Espargaró Kalex 20 +1.412 4 16
4 80   Esteve Rabat Kalex 20 +1.639 7 13
5 12   Thomas Lüthi Suter 20 +3.981 1 11
6 45   Scott Redding Kalex 20 +6.768 13 10
7 63   Mike Di Meglio Speed Up 20 +6.794 5 9
8 3   Simone Corsi FTR 20 +6.986 10 8
9 38   Bradley Smith Tech 3 20 +10.828 12 7
10 36   Mika Kallio Kalex 20 +11.379 14 6
11 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 20 +12.750 21 5
12 5   Johann Zarco Motobi 20 +14.121 19 4
13 24   Toni Elías Suter 20 +17.634 17 3
14 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 20 +17.875 9 2
15 60   Julián Simón FTR 20 +17.894 11 1
16 71   Claudio Corti Kalex 20 +19.014 8
17 19   Xavier Siméon Tech 3 20 +19.114 18
18 77   Dominique Aegerter Suter 20 +28.802 16
19 72   Yuki Takahashi Suter 20 +36.598 25
20 47   Ángel Rodríguez FTR 20 +36.738 22
21 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Moriwaki 20 +37.147 28
22 49   Axel Pons Kalex 20 +37.443 24
23 18   Nicolás Terol Suter 20 +39.523 26
24 88   Ricard Cardús AJR 20 +45.260 23
25 95   Anthony West Moriwaki 20 +53.786 29
26 8   Gino Rea Moriwaki 20 +54.008 27
27 10   Marco Colandrea FTR 20 +1:19.054 31
28 7   Alexander Lundh MZ FTR 20 +1:19.071 30
29 82   Elena Rosell Moriwaki 20 +1:35.150 32
30 76   Max Neukirchner Kalex 19 +1 lap 6
Ret 15   Alex de Angelis Suter 18 Accident 15
Ret 96   Nasser Al Malki Moriwaki 10 Retirement 33
Ret 44   Roberto Rolfo Suter 3 Retirement 20
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 25   Maverick Viñales FTR Honda 18 38:40.995 2 25
2 5   Romano Fenati FTR Honda 18 +4.301 6 20
3 11   Sandro Cortese KTM 18 +18.013 1 16
4 39   Luis Salom Kalex KTM 18 +18.200 4 13
5 44   Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda 18 +18.745 8 11
6 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 18 +19.052 7 10
7 61   Arthur Sissis KTM 18 +35.940 9 9
8 52   Danny Kent KTM 18 +21.098 12 8
9 96   Louis Rossi FTR Honda 18 +21.153 3 7
10 42   Álex Rins Suter Honda 18 +28.733 13 6
11 89   Alan Techer TSR Honda 18 +29.775 18 5
12 55   Héctor Faubel Kalex KTM 18 +29.813 16 4
13 31   Niklas Ajo KTM 18 +35.940 5 3
14 23   Alberto Moncayo Kalex KTM 18 +35.983 14 2
15 84   Jakub Kornfeil FTR Honda 18 +38.641 19 1
16 7   Efrén Vázquez Honda 18 +40.219 21
17 27   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 18 +50.629 20
18 99   Danny Webb Mahindra 18 +54.751 25
19 21   Iván Moreno FTR Honda 18 +54.989 22
20 26   Adrián Martín Honda 18 +54.989 24
21 51   Kenta Fujii TSR Honda 18 +1:21.239 28
22 15   Simone Grotzkyj Oral 18 +1:35.791 29
23 9   Toni Finsterbusch MZ-RE Honda 18 +1:41.291 31
24 53   Jasper Iwema FGR Honda 18 +1:54.293 17
25 8   Jack Miller Honda 17 +1 lap 26
Ret 94   Jonas Folger Ioda 11 Retirement 32
Ret 3   Luigi Morciano Ioda 7 Retirement 30
Ret 41   Brad Binder Kalex KTM 6 Retirement 15
Ret 77   Marcel Schrötter Mahindra 5 Retirement 23
Ret 10   Alexis Masbou Honda 0 Accident 10
Ret 19   Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda 0 Accident 11
Ret 32   Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 0 Retirement 27
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round one has concluded.[7]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2012 Qatar MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "FIM announce changes to 2012 MotoGP calendar". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  3. ^ "MotoGP changes for 2012". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  4. ^ Birt, Matthew (29 June 2010). "Moto3 to replace 125GP class in 2012". Motor Cycle News. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · COMMERCIALBANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR · MotoGP Race Classification 2012". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2012.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2012. Retrieved 2019-08-25.


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