2015 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2015 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighteenth and final round of the 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It was held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on 8 November 2015.

Valencian Community  2015 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 18 of 18 races in the
2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
Date8 November 2015
Official nameGran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana[1]
LocationCircuit Ricardo Tormo
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.005 km (2.489 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Time 1:30.011
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Time 1:31.367 on lap 3
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Second Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Time 1:35.234
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Time 1:35.416 on lap 15
Podium
First Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Second Spain Álex Rins Kalex
Third Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom John McPhee Honda
Time 1:39.364
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Romano Fenati KTM
Time 1:39.622 on lap 16
Podium
First Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM
Second Spain Jorge Navarro Honda
Third Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil KTM

BackgroundEdit

This was the last race for Bridgestone, who had been the sole tyre supplier since 2009, as the sole tyre supplier in MotoGP, before they are replaced by Michelin for 2016. It was also the last race for the ART and Forward Yamaha bikes. After a court trial involving Valentino Rossi's clash with Marc Márquez in the previous race, the FIM staff and CAS rejected Rossi's appeal of suspension of three penalty points given for purposely pushing Márquez wide, and declared that he would start the round from last place.

RaceEdit

Championship hopeful Jorge Lorenzo had taken pole position and took the start, and led from start to finish, closely shadowed by Honda duo Márquez and Dani Pedrosa, who were buffers preventing Rossi from reaching the second position he'd needed to become champion. Rossi fought up to fourth after being allowed to pass by numerous other riders, but had no prospect of catching any of the three top riders and so cruised home. Lorenzo was subject to heavy pressure by the Honda riders during the final lap, but held on to claim his third MotoGP and fifth overall title.[2]

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 99   Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 30 45:59.364 1 25
2 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +0.263 2 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +0.654 3 16
4 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 30 +19.789 26 13
5 44   Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +26.004 8 11
6 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +28.835 6 10
7 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 30 +28.886 9 9
8 41   Aleix Espargaró Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 30 +34.222 4 8
9 35   Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 30 +35.924 5 7
10 9   Danilo Petrucci Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 30 +39.579 10 6
11 25   Maverick Viñales Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 30 +39.746 11 5
12 51   Michele Pirro Ducati Team Ducati 30 +47.053 12 4
13 68   Yonny Hernández Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 30 +54.081 17 3
14 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 30 +56.646 18 2
15 45   Scott Redding EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 30 +57.278 19 1
16 8   Héctor Barberá Avintia Racing Ducati 30 +57.363 14
17 69   Nicky Hayden Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 30 +58.742 16
18 6   Stefan Bradl Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 30 +59.086 13
19 76   Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 30 +1:04.339 15
20 24   Toni Elías Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 30 +1:04.413 24
21 43   Jack Miller LCR Honda Honda 30 +1:05.212 20
22 13   Anthony West AB Motoracing Honda 30 +1:27.281 22
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 24 Retirement 21
Ret 50   Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 23 Retirement 23
Ret 23   Broc Parkes E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 21 Retirement 25
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Ducati Team Ducati 2 Accident 7
Sources:[3][4][5]

Moto2Edit

Dominique Aegerter was replaced by Joshua Hook after the second practice session.[6]

The first attempt to run the race was interrupted following an accident involving multiple riders in the opening lap.[7] For the restart, the race distance was reduced from 27 to 18 laps.

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Esteve Rabat Kalex 18 28:48.831 1 25
2 40   Álex Rins Kalex 18 +0.309 3 20
3 12   Thomas Lüthi Kalex 18 +3.347 4 16
4 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 18 +3.644 5 13
5 22   Sam Lowes Speed Up 18 +5.140 10 11
6 39   Luis Salom Kalex 18 +9.499 12 10
7 5   Johann Zarco Kalex 18 +9.834 2 9
8 49   Axel Pons Kalex 18 +11.197 7 8
9 3   Simone Corsi Kalex 18 +11.611 9 7
10 36   Mika Kallio Speed Up 18 +17.311 15 6
11 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 18 +20.784 8 5
12 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 18 +21.296 14 4
13 11   Sandro Cortese Kalex 18 +21.455 13 3
14 94   Jonas Folger Kalex 18 +21.560 18 2
15 23   Marcel Schrötter Tech 3 18 +24.669 21 1
16 19   Xavier Siméon Kalex 18 +28.190 23
17 97   Xavi Vierge Tech 3 18 +28.537 22
18 60   Julián Simón Speed Up 18 +28.762 6
19 88   Ricard Cardús Suter 18 +29.017 17
20 66   Florian Alt Suter 18 +29.297 19
21 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 18 +30.788 20
22 70   Robin Mulhauser Kalex 18 +32.028 26
23 10   Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 18 +37.044 28
24 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex 18 +37.107 27
25 32   Federico Fuligni Suter 18 +47.239 29
26 16   Joshua Hook Kalex 18 +47.901 30
Ret 90   Lucas Mahias Transfiormers 13 Retirement 16
Ret 57   Edgar Pons Kalex 3 Accident 25
DNS 21   Franco Morbidelli Kalex 0 Did not restart 11
DNS 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 0 Did not restart 24
DNS 25   Azlan Shah Kalex Did not start
DNS 96   Louis Rossi Tech 3 Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44   Miguel Oliveira KTM 24 40:09.792 4 25
2 9   Jorge Navarro Honda 24 +0.198 5 20
3 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 24 +2.090 12 16
4 41   Brad Binder KTM 24 +2.121 9 13
5 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 24 +2.975 6 11
6 32   Isaac Viñales KTM 24 +3.343 13 10
7 17   John McPhee Honda 24 +4.087 1 9
8 76   Hiroki Ono Honda 24 +9.627 10 8
9 52   Danny Kent Honda 24 +9.914 18 7
10 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 24 +10.580 14 6
11 16   Andrea Migno KTM 24 +10.661 15 5
12 8   Nicolò Bulega KTM 24 +11.642 16 4
13 21   Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 24 +16.741 19 3
14 88   Jorge Martín Mahindra 24 +20.196 24 2
15 10   Alexis Masbou Honda 24 +21.531 20 1
16 95   Jules Danilo Honda 24 +21.552 17
17 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 24 +21.868 21
18 40   Darryn Binder Mahindra 24 +25.114 26
19 29   Stefano Manzi Mahindra 24 +25.301 29
20 11   Livio Loi Honda 24 +25.331 28
21 6   María Herrera Husqvarna 24 +25.655 22
22 48   Lorenzo Dalla Porta Husqvarna 24 +32.973 23
23 4   Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 24 +33.019 25
24 22   Ana Carrasco KTM 24 +33.549 31
25 96   Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 24 +33.953 27
Ret 7   Efrén Vázquez Honda 23 Accident 3
Ret 5   Romano Fenati KTM 23 Accident 2
Ret 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 23 Accident 7
Ret 19   Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 20 Retirement 33
Ret 98   Karel Hanika KTM 10 Accident 8
Ret 20   Fabio Quartararo Honda 10 Retirement 11
Ret 58   Juan Francisco Guevara Mahindra 7 Retirement 30
Ret 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 7 Retirement 34
Ret 2   Remy Gardner Mahindra 5 Retirement 32
DNS 91   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

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. ^ "2015 Valencia MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Jorge Lorenzo wins third MotoGP title with victory in Valencia finale". The Guardian. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "2015 Valencia MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ "GP MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA · MotoGP Race Classification 2015". Motogp.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ "2015 Valencian Community MotoGp : Race Classifications" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Hook drafted in for Valencia Moto2 race weekend". cycleonline.com.au. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Moto2 Valencia: Rabat says farewell to Moto2 with home win". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2015. Retrieved 2019-08-26.


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