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2012 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2012 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighteenth and final round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 9–11 November 2012 at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo.

Spain  2012 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 18 of 18 races in the
2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Valensia (test).png
Date11 November 2012
Official nameGran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana[1]
LocationCircuit Ricardo Tormo
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.005 km (2.489 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:30.844
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:33.119
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Second Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha
Third Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Time 1:35.191
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Time 1:46.440
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Second Spain Julián Simón Suter
Third Spain Nicolás Terol Suter
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Germany Jonas Folger Kalex-KTM
Time 1:41.263
Fastest lap
Rider Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM
Time 1:49.622
Podium
First United Kingdom Danny Kent KTM
Second Germany Sandro Cortese KTM
Third Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM

The race was Casey Stoner's last before his retirement from the sport, and he finished it on the podium in third position. Dani Pedrosa won the race for Honda and ensure the season ended with 18 points between himself and new champion Jorge Lorenzo, who retired from the race, at the top of the riders' standings. The result meant that Pedrosa had won 6 of the last 8 races, and that Lorenzo maintained his record of finishing first or second in every race he finished in 2012. Katsuyuki Nakasuga made just his second appearance in 2012 in place of the injured Ben Spies at Yamaha, and took advantage of the wet conditions to finish in second place (the only podium for a Japanese rider in any class in 2012).

Marc Márquez won the Moto2 race, despite starting from 33rd on the grid, although he had moved up to 13th within the first three corners. It was Márquez's last Moto2 race, as he would replace Stoner at the Honda team for the 2013 season. Polesitter Pol Espargaró secured second in the championship behind Márquez by finishing in eighth. Julián Simón and Nicolás Terol (who took his first Moto2 podium) completed an all Spanish podium. Danny Kent took his second victory of the Moto3 season in front of champion Sandro Cortese and Zulfahmi Khairuddin to complete an all KTM podium.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 48:23.819 1 25
2 21   Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 30 +37.661 16 20
3 1   Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +1:00.633 3 16
4 19   Álvaro Bautista San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 30 +1:02.811 8 13
5 51   Michele Pirro San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 30 +1:26.608 15 11
6 4   Andrea Dovizioso Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +1:30.423 6 10
7 17   Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 30 +1:31.789 13 9
8 9   Danilo Petrucci Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 29 +1 lap 17 8
9 77   James Ellison Paul Bird Motorsport ART 29 +1 lap 20 7
10 46   Valentino Rossi Ducati Team Ducati 29 +1 lap 11 6
11 41   Aleix Espargaró Power Electronics Aspar ART 29 +1 lap 10 5
12 14   Randy de Puniet Power Electronics Aspar ART 28 +2 laps 12 4
13 73   Hiroshi Aoyama Avintia Blusens BQR 28 +2 laps 21 3
14 5   Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 27 +3 laps 14 2
Ret 35   Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 22 Accident 4
Ret 71   Claudio Corti Avintia Blusens Inmotec 17 Accident 22
Ret 8   Héctor Barberá Pramac Racing Team Ducati 16 Accident 9
Ret 99   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 13 Accident 2
Ret 6   Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 9 Accident 5
Ret 84   Roberto Rolfo Speed Master ART 6 Accident 19
Ret 22   Iván Silva Avintia Blusens BQR 2 Accident 18
Ret 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Team Ducati 2 Accident 7
Sources: [2][3][4]

Moto2Edit

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93   Marc Márquez Suter 27 48:50.706 33[5] 25
2 60   Julián Simón Suter 27 +1.256 11 20
3 18   Nicolás Terol Suter 27 +11.372 4 16
4 12   Thomas Lüthi Suter 27 +13.006 2 13
5 77   Dominique Aegerter Suter 27 +13.825 6 11
6 81   Jordi Torres Suter 27 +27.911 5 10
7 36   Mika Kallio Kalex 27 +36.338 15 9
8 40   Pol Espargaró Kalex 27 +38.335 1 8
9 24   Toni Elías Kalex 27 +39.419 14 7
10 80   Esteve Rabat Kalex 27 +39.476 13 6
11 29   Andrea Iannone Speed Up 27 +40.207 9 5
12 8   Gino Rea Suter 27 +41.197 19 4
13 17   Dani Rivas Kalex 27 +41.768 26 3
14 72   Yuki Takahashi FTR 27 +41.943 17 2
15 88   Ricard Cardús AJR 27 +42.303 28 1
16 38   Bradley Smith Tech 3 27 +43.064 21
17 3   Simone Corsi FTR 27 +49.970 8
18 75   Tomoyoshi Koyama Suter 27 +51.639 27
19 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 27 +53.198 18
20 49   Axel Pons Kalex 27 +54.632 25
21 23   Marcel Schrötter Bimota 27 +56.401 24
22 45   Scott Redding Kalex 27 +56.974 7
23 22   Alessandro Andreozzi Speed Up 27 +59.679 29
24 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 27 +1:16.201 23
25 54   Mattia Pasini FTR 27 +1:16.352 22
26 28   Román Ramos FTR 27 +1:18.354 20
27 19   Xavier Siméon Tech 3 27 +1:26.234 12
28 63   Mike Di Meglio Kalex 27 +1:29.530 16
29 57   Eric Granado Motobi 26 +1 lap 31
30 97   Rafid Topan Sucipto Speed Up 25 +2 laps 30
Ret 82   Elena Rosell Speed Up 17 Accident 32
Ret 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 14 Retirement 3
Ret 5   Johann Zarco Motobi 10 Accident 10
Source:[6]

Moto3Edit

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 52   Danny Kent KTM 24 45:05.891 7 25
2 11   Sandro Cortese KTM 24 +0.056 4 20
3 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 24 +0.114 17 16
4 41   Brad Binder Kalex KTM 24 +0.431 15 13
5 55   Héctor Faubel FTR Honda 24 +4.371 16 11
6 96   Louis Rossi FTR Honda 24 +7.605 9 7
7 84   Jakub Kornfeil FTR Honda 24 +14.931 14 9
8 25   Maverick Viñales FTR Honda 24 +18.495 5 8
9 31   Niklas Ajo KTM 24 +23.180 22 7
10 39   Luis Salom Kalex KTM 24 +23.245 3 6
11 65   Philipp Öttl Kalex KTM 24 +27.532 26 5
12 58   Juan Francisco Guevara FTR Honda 24 +30.331 21 4
13 27   Niccolò Antonelli FTR Honda 24 +31.255 8 3
14 19   Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda 24 +34.660 10 2
15 28   Josep Rodríguez FGR Honda 24 +50.522 30 1
16 42   Álex Rins Suter Honda 24 +50.554 18
17 30   Giulian Pedone Suter Honda 24 +51.725 28
18 5   Romano Fenati FTR Honda 24 +51.826 11
19 61   Arthur Sissis KTM 24 +52.970 19
20 32   Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 24 +57.930 23
21 89   Alan Techer TSR Honda 24 +1:00.758 24
22 29   Luca Amato Kalex KTM 24 +1:47.794 20
23 51   Kenta Fujii TSR Honda 24 +1:47.977 33
24 80   Armando Pontone Ioda 23 +1 lap 31
Ret 8   Jack Miller Honda 19 Accident 25
Ret 9   Toni Finsterbusch Honda 19 Accident 27
Ret 99   Danny Webb Mahindra 18 Retirement 34
Ret 44   Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda 15 Accident 2
Ret 7   Efrén Vázquez FTR Honda 15 Accident 6
Ret 95   Miroslav Popov Mahindra 9 Retirement 35
Ret 17   John McPhee KRP Honda 9 Retirement 29
Ret 94   Jonas Folger Kalex KTM 7 Retirement 1
Ret 26   Adrián Martín FTR Honda 7 Retirement 13
Ret 3   Luigi Morciano Ioda 4 Retirement 32
Ret 12   Álex Márquez Suter Honda 3 Accident 12
Source:[7]

NotesEdit

Marc Márquez's comeback from 33rd to the win was the biggest comeback in all of the history in the Championship.

Dani Pedrosa, who made the pole position in MotoGP, started the race from the pit lane because he entered to the boxes for a bike change because the tarmac was drying, like Alvaro Bautista, Nicky Hayden and Cal Crutchlow. The Spanish rider, despite this, won the race after Jorge Lorenzo crashed heavily when the Yamaha rider tried to lap James Ellison.

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round eighteen has concluded.[8]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Valencia MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2012 Valencia MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  3. ^ "GP GENERALI DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA · MotoGP Race Classification 2012". Motogp.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana – MotoGP – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 November 2012.
  5. ^ Marc Márquez was demoted from second to the back of the grid for causing a collision with Simone Corsi during free practice. "Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana — Decision of the Race Direction" (PDF). fim-live.com. FIM. 9 November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana – Moto2 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana – Moto3 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2012. Retrieved 2019-08-25.


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