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The 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 67th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Marc Márquez started the season as the defending riders' champion, having won his second consecutive title in 2014.

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Jorge Lorenzo won his third MotoGP world title, and fifth world title overall, by winning the final race of the season in Valencia.

Valentino Rossi led the championship for almost the entire season as he chased a tenth world title, but ultimately, the honours went to his Yamaha Motor Racing teammate Jorge Lorenzo,[1] who took his third MotoGP title and a fifth world title overall.[2] Lorenzo started the season quietly with three finishes off the podium,[2] whereas Rossi took wins in Qatar and Argentina.[3][4] Thereafter, Lorenzo took four successive wins for the first time in his career to bring himself back into the championship race, before Rossi won at Assen.[5] Lorenzo did not win again until Brno, taking the championship lead on countback,[6] but ceded it back to Rossi, when he won at Silverstone.[7] Lorenzo crashed out at Misano,[2] while Rossi finished fifth – ending a 16-race streak of podium finishes – after both Yamaha riders were caught out by wet weather.[8] In the final five races, Rossi finished ahead of Lorenzo once, as Lorenzo continued to close the points gap; at a maximum of 23 after Misano, Lorenzo pulled it back to 7 going into Valencia.[9] At the final race, Lorenzo took his seventh win of the season,[1] while Rossi could only finish fourth – after a back-of-the-grid start – to give him the title by five points.[10] Rossi had lost the title under controversial circumstances, following a coming together on track with reigning champion Márquez amid accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct.[11] The only time of the season where Lorenzo had more points on the board than Rossi was after the final race of the season.

Third place in the final riders' championship standings went to Márquez, who won five races during the season, but six retirements during the campaign stopped him from challenging the Yamaha pair in the championship run-in. The only other rider to win a race during the season was Márquez's Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa missed three races at the start of the season, after electing to undergo surgery to alleviate issues with arm-pump. Upon his return, he did not podium until Catalunya, and ultimately, took two wins in the closing four races at Motegi,[12] and Sepang.[13]

2015 was the final season that Bridgestone was the sole tyre supplier for MotoGP, as Michelin became the sole tyre supplier for the 2016 season.

The 2015 season also saw the début of the Suzuki GSX-RR and Aprilia RS-GP. The GSX-RR previously made an appearance at the 2014 Valencian Grand Prix ahead of a full-season return for Suzuki as a factory team for the first time since 2011 and the RS-GP was used by Gresini Racing after the team split from Honda at the end of last season.

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Season summaryEdit

Other championship standingsEdit

In the other championships, the eleven wins for Rossi and Lorenzo were enough for Yamaha to take the teams' title by over 200 points ahead of Repsol Honda,[14] and the manufacturers' title by 52 points ahead of Honda.[15] Amongst the class of rookies, Suzuki rider Maverick Viñales took the IRTA Cup, finishing in twelfth place overall,[16][17] while Héctor Barberá of Avintia Racing was the best-placed Open class rider, in fifteenth.[16][17]

Collisions between contendersEdit

The 2015 season also saw several moments of controversy between the main championship contenders. In Argentina, Rossi chased Márquez down for the lead before the two riders collided on the penultimate lap.[4] Rossi stayed upright but Márquez was unable to rejoin; Rossi later spoke of Márquez as an "all or nothing" rider.[18] Rossi and Márquez again collided at Assen on the final lap; Rossi rejoined the circuit through the gravel and went on to win the race, while race direction deemed the incident as a racing incident.[5] At Misano, Rossi was given a penalty point on his licence, for impeding Lorenzo in qualifying.[19] Rossi accused Márquez of helping Lorenzo in his title aspirations at Phillip Island, in the pre-event press conference at Sepang, a claim that Márquez refuted.[20]

The most significant of the clashes came during the Sepang race; Rossi and Márquez collided for a third time in 2015 on the seventh lap of the race.[13] After a series of 18 overtakes and exchanges of positions between the two, Rossi made a move on Márquez at Turn 14, pushing Márquez to the outside of the circuit. The two riders made contact and Márquez fell from his bike. He remounted and returned to the pits but had to retire from the race. Rossi maintained the third place that the pair had been battling over until the end of the race.[13] After the race, race direction reviewed the incident and deemed Rossi at fault for the collision, and three penalty points were added to his licence.[21] With this, it meant that Rossi would have to start the final race in Valencia from the back of the grid. On the podium, Lorenzo made a gesture showing his disapproval at the move and deemed the penalty as "inadequate".[22] Rossi appealed the penalty to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the penalty was ultimately upheld; Lorenzo submitted a statement towards the appeal and later apologised for his actions on the podium before the Valencia weekend.[22] Rossi voiced his regret at his move on Márquez,[23] while Márquez stood his ground on his riding style in Malaysia.[20] Following the fallout from Sepang, FIM president Vito Ippolito deemed the events – which included Márquez's family being insulted and physically attacked at their home by Italian television reporters,[24] – as having a "damaging effect on the staging of our competitions and poisoned the atmosphere around the sport",[25] with Ippolito and Dorna Sports boss Carmelo Ezpeleta calling a private meeting – cancelling the pre-event press conference – for all riders and crew chiefs in Valencia.[23]

2015 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2015:[26][27]

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme released an 18-race official calendar on 26 September 2014.[28]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 29 March ‡   Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit
2 12 April   Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Circuit of the Americas
3 19 April   Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo
4 3 May   Gran Premio bwin de España Circuito de Jerez
5 17 May   Monster Energy Grand Prix de France Bugatti Circuit
6 31 May   Gran Premio d'Italia TIM Mugello Circuit
7 14 June   Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
8 27 June ††   Motul TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
9 12 July   GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
10 9 August   Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway
11 16 August   bwin Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
12 30 August   Octo British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit
13 13 September   Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
14 27 September   Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón Motorland Aragón
15 11 October   Motul Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
16 18 October   Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island Circuit
17 25 October   Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
18 8 November   Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo
‡ = Night race
†† = Saturday race

Calendar changesEdit

  • The British Grand Prix had been scheduled to return to Donington Park for the first time since 2009, ahead of a planned move to the brand-new Circuit of Wales in 2016.[29] However, Donington Park pulled out of hosting the event on 10 February 2015, citing financial delays.[30] The following day, it was announced that Silverstone would host the British Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016.[31]

Teams and ridersEdit

As in 2014, the MotoGP class was divided into two categories: Factory and Open. Manufacturers who had not won a dry race since the start of the 2013 season or were new to the class could enter the Factory category with all the Open concessions.

A provisional entry list was released by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme on 23 October 2014.[32] An updated entry list was released on 2 February 2015.[33]

Factory entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
  Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP15 04   Andrea Dovizioso[34] All
29   Andrea Iannone[35] All
51   Michele Pirro[36] 6, 13, 18
  Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia[37] Aprilia RS-GP 6   Stefan Bradl[38] 10–18
19   Álvaro Bautista[39] All
33   Marco Melandri[40] 1–8
70   Michael Laverty[41] 9
  Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC213V 7   Hiroshi Aoyama[42] 2–4
26   Dani Pedrosa[43] 1, 5–18
93   Marc Márquez[44] All
  Pramac Racing[N 1]
  Octo Pramac Racing[N 1]
Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14[46] 9   Danilo Petrucci[47] All
68   Yonny Hernández[48] All
  Octo IodaRacing Team[N 2]
  E-Motion IodaRacing Team[N 2]
ART ART 15   Alex de Angelis[50] 1–15
23   Broc Parkes[51] 18
55   Damian Cudlin[52] 16–17
  Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 21   Katsuyuki Nakasuga[53] 15
  Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki Suzuki GSX-RR 25   Maverick Viñales[54] All
41   Aleix Espargaró[54] All
  CWM LCR Honda[N 3]
  LCR Honda[N 3]
Honda Honda RC213V 35   Cal Crutchlow[56] All
  Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 38   Bradley Smith[57] All
44   Pol Espargaró[58] All
  EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda Honda RC213V 45   Scott Redding[59] All
  Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 46   Valentino Rossi[60] All
99   Jorge Lorenzo[61] All
  Team HRC with Nissin Honda Honda RC213V 72   Takumi Takahashi[53] 15
Open entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
  Athinà Forward Racing[N 4]
  Forward Racing[N 4]
Yamaha Forward Yamaha Forward 6   Stefan Bradl[63] 1–8
24   Toni Elías[64] 14–18
71   Claudio Corti[65] 9, 11–13
76   Loris Baz[66] 1–9, 11–18
  AB Motoracing Honda Honda RC213V-RS 7   Hiroshi Aoyama[67] 9
13   Anthony West[68] 16–18
17   Karel Abraham[69] 1–7, 11–14
24   Toni Elías[70] 10
64   Kousuke Akiyoshi[53] 15
  Avintia Racing Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14[71] 8   Héctor Barberá[72] All
63   Mike Di Meglio[32] All
  CWM LCR Honda[N 3]
  LCR Honda[N 3]
Honda Honda RC213V-RS 43   Jack Miller[73] All
  Aspar MotoGP Team Honda Honda RC213V-RS 50   Eugene Laverty[74] All
69   Nicky Hayden[75] All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changesEdit

  • Suzuki returned to MotoGP as a constructor after a four-year hiatus.
  • Aprilia made an official return to the championship entering two factory-supported bikes with Gresini Racing. The Italian team ended its long partnership with Honda, having raced their bikes since 1997.
  • Marc VDS Racing expanded its operations to enter a Honda bike in the MotoGP category, having taken on the Factory class bike previously run by Gresini.
  • LCR Honda entered a second bike in the Open category.
  • Avintia Racing left its Kawasaki-based machinery to switch to Ducati bikes.
  • Paul Bird Motorsport left MotoGP at the end of the 2014 season to concentrate on their British Superbike Championship campaign.[76]

Rider changesEdit

In-season changesEdit

2015 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning constructor Report
1 29 March ‡   Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix [78] Losail   Andrea Dovizioso   Valentino Rossi   Valentino Rossi   Yamaha Report
2 12 April   Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas[79] Circuit of the Americas   Marc Márquez   Andrea Iannone   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
3 19 April   Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix[80] Termas de Río Hondo   Marc Márquez   Valentino Rossi   Valentino Rossi   Yamaha Report
4 3 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix[81] Jerez   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
5 17 May   French motorcycle Grand Prix[82] Le Mans   Marc Márquez   Valentino Rossi   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
6 31 May   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix[83] Mugello   Andrea Iannone   Marc Márquez   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
7 14 June   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix[84] Catalunya   Aleix Espargaró   Marc Márquez   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
8 27 June ††   Dutch TT[85] Assen   Valentino Rossi   Marc Márquez   Valentino Rossi   Yamaha Report
9 12 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix[86] Sachsenring   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
10 9 August   Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix[28] Indianapolis   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
11 16 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix[28] Brno Circuit   Jorge Lorenzo   Marc Márquez   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
12 30 August   British motorcycle Grand Prix[87] Silverstone[30][31]   Marc Márquez   Valentino Rossi   Valentino Rossi   Yamaha Report
13 13 September   San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix[88] Misano   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
14 27 September   Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix[89] Motorland Aragón   Marc Márquez   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
15 11 October   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix[90] Motegi   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Dani Pedrosa   Honda Report
16 18 October   Australian motorcycle Grand Prix[91] Philip Island Circuit   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
17 25 October   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix[92] Sepang   Dani Pedrosa   Jorge Lorenzo   Dani Pedrosa   Honda Report
18 8 November   Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix[93] Valencia   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
‡ = Night race
†† = Saturday race

Riders' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 4 4 5 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 1 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 1 330
2   Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1 3 1 3 2 3 2 1 3 3 3 1 5 3 2 4 3 4 325
3   Marc Márquez Honda 5 1 Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 2 1 1 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 2 242
4   Dani Pedrosa Honda 6 16 4 3 8 2 4 5 5 9 2 1 5 1 3 206
5   Andrea Iannone Ducati 3 5 4 6 5 2 4 4 5 5 4 8 7 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret 188
6   Bradley Smith Yamaha 8 6 6 8 6 5 5 7 6 6 7 7 2 8 7 10 4 6 181
7   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2 2 2 9 3 Ret Ret 12 Ret 9 6 3 8 5 5 13 Ret 7 162
8   Cal Crutchlow Honda 7 7 3 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 8 Ret Ret 11 7 6 7 5 9 125
9   Pol Espargaró Yamaha 9 Ret 8 5 7 6 Ret 5 8 7 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 9 5 114
10   Danilo Petrucci Ducati 12 10 11 12 10 9 9 11 9 10 10 2 6 Ret Ret 12 6 10 113
11   Aleix Espargaró Suzuki 11 8 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 10 14 9 9 10 6 11 9 7 8 105
12   Maverick Viñales Suzuki 14 9 10 11 9 7 6 10 11 11 Ret 11 14 11 Ret 6 8 11 97
13   Scott Redding Honda 13 Ret 9 13 Ret 11 7 13 Ret 13 12 6 3 12 10 11 11 15 84
14   Yonny Hernández Ducati 10 Ret Ret 10 8 10 Ret 14 12 12 11 Ret Ret 10 14 17 12 13 56
15   Héctor Barberá Ducati 15 12 13 14 13 13 16 Ret 13 15 16 13 18 16 9 16 13 16 33
16   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Ret 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 14 18 13 10 15 13 16 14 15 14 31
17   Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 22 17 14 Ret 12 12 13 15 19 15 16 4 17 Ret 18 Ret 19 28
18   Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 16 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 8 Ret 17
Aprilia 20 14 Ret 16 18 18 21 10 18
19   Jack Miller Honda Ret 14 12 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 Ret 19 Ret 12 19 Ret 15 17 21 17
20   Nicky Hayden Honda 17 13 16 17 11 Ret Ret 16 16 16 17 12 17 15 13 Ret 16 17 16
21   Michele Pirro Ducati 8 Ret 12 12
22   Eugene Laverty Honda 18 16 17 18 14 15 12 Ret 17 19 Ret 17 19 14 17 19 19 Ret 9
23   Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 8 8
24   Mike Di Meglio Ducati 19 Ret 18 22 Ret 16 14 18 Ret 17 18 14 13 20 15 20 18 Ret 8
25   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 11 Ret Ret Ret 5
26   Takumi Takahashi Honda 12 4
27   Toni Elías Honda 22 2
Yamaha Forward 21 20 22 14 20
28   Alex de Angelis ART 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 18 21 Ret 15 Ret Ret DNS 2
  Karel Abraham Honda Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 17 DNS 21 19 21 Ret 0
  Marco Melandri Aprilia 21 Ret 20 19 18 18 Ret 19 0
  Claudio Corti Yamaha Forward Ret 20 18 20 0
  Kousuke Akiyoshi Honda 19 0
  Anthony West Honda 23 20 22 0
  Michael Laverty Aprilia 20 0
  Damian Cudlin ART Ret Ret 0
  Broc Parkes ART Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap
Light blue – Rookie

Constructors' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Each constructor gets the same number of points as their best placed rider in each race.
Pos Constructor QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Yamaha 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 407
2   Honda 5 1 3 2 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 355
3   Ducati 2 2 2 6 3 2 4 4 5 5 4 2 6 4 5 3 6 7 256
4   Suzuki 11 8 7 7 9 7 6 9 10 11 9 9 10 6 11 6 7 8 137
5   Aprilia 21 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 14 18 13 10 15 13 16 14 10 14 36
6   Yamaha Forward 16 17 14 16 12 12 8 15 19 15 16 4 17 20 18 14 19 35
7   ART 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 18 21 Ret 15 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 2
Pos Constructor QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts

Teams' standingsEdit

Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 46 1 3 1 3 2 3 2 1 3 3 3 1 5 3 2 4 3 4 655
99 4 4 5 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 1 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 1
2   Repsol Honda Team 7 11 Ret Ret 453
26 6 16 4 3 8 2 4 5 5 9 2 1 5 1 3
93 5 1 Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 2 1 1 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 2
3   Ducati Team 04 2 2 2 9 3 Ret Ret 12 Ret 9 6 3 8 5 5 13 Ret 7 350
29 3 5 4 6 5 2 4 4 5 5 4 8 7 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret
4   Monster Yamaha Tech 3 38 8 6 6 8 6 5 5 7 6 6 7 7 2 8 7 10 4 6 295
44 9 Ret 8 5 7 6 Ret 5 8 7 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 9 5
5   Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 25 14 9 10 11 9 7 6 10 11 11 Ret 11 14 11 Ret 6 8 11 202
41 11 8 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 10 14 9 9 10 6 11 9 7 8
6   Pramac Racing[N 1]
  Octo Pramac Racing[N 1]
9 12 10 11 12 10 9 9 11 9 10 10 2 6 Ret Ret 12 6 10 169
68 10 Ret Ret 10 8 10 Ret 14 12 12 11 Ret Ret 10 14 17 12 13
7   CWM LCR Honda[N 3]
  LCR Honda[N 3]
35 7 7 3 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 8 Ret Ret 11 7 6 7 5 9 142
43 Ret 14 12 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 Ret 19 Ret 12 19 Ret 15 17 21
8   EG 0,0 Marc VDS 45 13 Ret 9 13 Ret 11 7 13 Ret 13 12 6 3 12 10 11 11 15 84
9   Avintia Racing 8 15 12 13 14 13 13 16 Ret 13 15 16 13 18 16 9 16 13 16 41
63 19 Ret 18 22 Ret 16 14 18 Ret 17 18 14 13 20 15 20 18 Ret
10   Athinà Forward Racing[N 4]
  Forward Racing[N 4]
6 16 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 8 Ret 39
24 21 20 22 14 20
71 Ret 20 18 20
76 22 17 14 Ret 12 12 13 15 19 15 16 4 17 Ret 18 Ret 19
11   Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 6 20 14 Ret 16 18 18 21 10 18 39
19 Ret 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 14 18 13 10 15 13 16 14 15 14
33 21 Ret 20 19 18 18 Ret 19
70 20
12   Aspar MotoGP Team 50 18 16 17 18 14 15 12 Ret 17 19 Ret 17 19 14 13 19 19 Ret 25
69 17 13 16 17 11 Ret Ret 16 16 16 17 12 17 15 17 Ret 16 17
13   Octo IodaRacing Team[N 2]
  E-Motion IodaRacing Team[N 2]
15 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 18 21 Ret 15 Ret Ret DNS 2
23 Ret
55 Ret Ret
  AB Motoracing 7 Ret 0
13 23 20 22
17 Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 17 DNS 21 19 21 Ret
24 22
64 19
Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Until the Italian Grand Prix, the team competed as Pramac Racing. Thereafter, the team competed as Octo Pramac Racing, with title sponsorship from Octo Telematics.[45]
  2. ^ a b c d Until the Italian Grand Prix, the team competed as the Octo IodaRacing Team, with title sponsorship from Octo Telematics. Thereafter, the team competed as the E-Motion IodaRacing Team.[49]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Until the British Grand Prix, the team competed as CWM LCR Honda, with title sponsorship from CWM FX. Thereafter, the team competed as LCR Honda.[55]
  4. ^ a b c d Until the German Grand Prix, the team competed as Athinà Forward Racing, with title sponsorship from Athinà Eyewear. Thereafter, the team competed as Forward Racing.[62]

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