2016 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2016 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 2016 MotoGP season. It was held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló on 5 June 2016.

Spain  2016 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 18 races in the
2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Formula1 Circuit Catalunya.svg
Date5 June 2016
Official nameGran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya[1][2][3]
LocationCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.655[N 1] km (2.892 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:43.589
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Maverick Viñales Suzuki
Time 1:45.971 on lap 5
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Second Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider France Johann Zarco Kalex
Time 1:49.179
Fastest lap
Rider France Johann Zarco Kalex
Time 1:49.968 on lap 2
Podium
First France Johann Zarco Kalex
Second Spain Álex Rins Kalex
Third Japan Takaaki Nakagami Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider South Africa Brad Binder KTM
Time 1:54.024
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Romano Fenati KTM
Time 1:54.145 on lap 8
Podium
First Spain Jorge Navarro Honda
Second South Africa Brad Binder KTM
Third Italy Enea Bastianini Honda

The weekend was overshadowed by the death of Moto2 rider Luis Salom, as he was killed in a crash at Europcar (motorcycle Turn 12) during Free Practice 2 on Friday, approximately 25 minutes before the end of the session.[4] For the remainder of the weekend, the track layout was altered to use the configuration used by Formula One since 2007, in order to reduce speeds in the part of the circuit where Salom's accident occurred. The altered layout included the replacement of the long sweeping corner at La Caixa with a slower hairpin and the insertion of a chicane between Europcar (the penultimate turn) and New Holland (final turn).[5]

Further adjustments were made to the circuit by safety officials following an evaluation conducted with a group of riders on Friday evening. The changes included narrowing the chicane by two metres on the outside, creating a gravel trap in the run-off area of the chicane and making the chicane a permanent yellow flag zone during the event. Following the 2016 season, the FIM, FIA and the circuit agreed to move the chicane up by a few metres for motorcycles. This modification, which was constructed for the 2017 winter testing season, added additional run-off areas for motorcycles and ease the entrance to pit lane. However, after the first practice of the 2017 race, the chicane was deemed dangerous and was reverted to the car chicane because of concerns over the surface change between the intended motorcycle and the car chicanes. Following the removal of seating in the area and additional runoff, the chicane will be eliminated in 2018.[6]

This event also saw the end of the controversial rivalry between Valentino Rossi and Marc Márquez since it began at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix, when Rossi shook hands with Márquez at the parc fermé post-race. Rossi later said that the handshake was the right thing to do following Salom's death.[7]

Pre-raceEdit

Significant amounts of speculation concerning the top riders and their plans for 2017 culminated in a series of riders announcing their future teams. Marc Márquez confirmed he would partner teammate Dani Pedrosa for a further two seasons at Repsol Honda, while it was announced that Tech 3 pairing Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaró would move to the new factory KTM squad.

Following Maverick Viñales's previous confirmation alongside Valentino Rossi at Yamaha, and reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo's confirmed move to Ducati, the only factory seats remaining were those alongside Andrea Iannone and Sam Lowes at Suzuki and Aprilia respectively.

 
Valentino Rossi and Marc Márquez, congratulating each other after finishing first and second at the MotoGP race.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 25 44:37.589 5 25
2 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +2.652 1 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +6.313 3 16
4 25   Maverick Viñales Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 25 +24.388 6 13
5 44   Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 25 +29.546 12 11
6 35   Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 25 +36.244 7 10
7 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 25 +41.464 10 9
8 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 25 +42.975 21 8
9 9   Danilo Petrucci Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 25 +45.337 9 7
10 43   Jack Miller EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 25 +49.514 19 6
11 8   Héctor Barberá Avintia Racing Ducati 25 +46.669[N 2] 4 5
12 6   Stefan Bradl Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 25 +55.133 18 4
13 50   Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team Ducati 25 +57.974 17 3
14 53   Esteve Rabat EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 25 +1:00.141 20 2
15 51   Michele Pirro Ducati Team Ducati 25 +1:00.429 15 1
16 45   Scott Redding Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 25 +1:16.269 11
17 68   Yonny Hernández Aspar MotoGP Team Ducati 24 +1 lap 16
Ret 41   Aleix Espargaró Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 18 Electronics 13
Ret 99   Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 16 Collision 2
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Ducati Team Ducati 16 Collision 8
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 6 Engine 14
Sources: [8][9][10]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Johann Zarco Kalex 23 42:31.347 1 25
2 40   Álex Rins Kalex 23 +4.180 2 20
3 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 23 +9.313 4 16
4 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 23 +10.777 13 13
5 12   Thomas Lüthi Kalex 23 +10.961 3 11
6 22   Sam Lowes Kalex 23 +13.000 5 10
7 94   Jonas Folger Kalex 23 +17.046 12 9
8 44   Miguel Oliveira Kalex 23 +20.637 15 8
9 49   Axel Pons Kalex 23 +20.646 6 7
10 23   Marcel Schrötter Kalex 23 +23.163 9 6
11 21   Franco Morbidelli Kalex 23 +28.145 18 5
12 54   Mattia Pasini Kalex 23 +28.348 19 4
13 60   Julián Simón Speed Up 23 +34.482 17 3
14 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 23 +37.567 8 2
15 87   Remy Gardner Kalex 23 +42.998 24 1
16 32   Isaac Viñales Tech 3 23 +44.632 27
17 57   Edgar Pons Kalex 23 +48.536 25
18 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 23 +51.046 7
19 93   Ramdan Rosli Kalex 23 +1:22.466 28
20 97   Xavi Vierge Tech 3 23 +1:25.462 22
21 70   Robin Mulhauser Kalex 22 +1 lap 26
Ret 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Kalex 15 Accident Damage 23
Ret 77   Dominique Aegerter Kalex 14 Engine 14
Ret 10   Luca Marini Kalex 14 Accident Damage 20
Ret 52   Danny Kent Kalex 10 Brakes 21
Ret 11   Sandro Cortese Kalex 5 Radiator Leak 10
Ret 24   Simone Corsi Speed Up 2 Accident 11
Ret 19   Xavier Siméon Speed Up 1 Accident 16
DNS 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex Withdrew (Teammate's fatal crash)
DNS 39   Luis Salom Kalex FP2 fatal crash (Europcar)
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   Jorge Navarro Honda 22 42:18.228 3 25
2 41   Brad Binder KTM 22 +0.564 1 20
3 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 22 +0.817 5 16
4 5   Romano Fenati KTM 22 +0.925 10 13
5 8   Nicolò Bulega KTM 22 +1.531 4 11
6 44   Arón Canet Honda 22 +1.581 9 10
7 20   Fabio Quartararo KTM 22 +13.605 12 9
8 36   Joan Mir KTM 22 +13.672 17 8
9 4   Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 22 +13.753 18 7
10 84   Jakub Kornfeil Honda 22 +14.814 15 6
11 64   Bo Bendsneyder KTM 22 +14.840 13 5
12 40   Darryn Binder Mahindra 22 +29.860 30 4
13 58   Juan Francisco Guevara KTM 22 +32.006 21 3
14 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 22 +33.305 24 2
15 17   John McPhee Peugeot 22 +33.766 26 1
16 11   Livio Loi Honda 22 +34.986 20
17 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 22 +36.384 28
18 16   Andrea Migno KTM 22 +41.731 14
19 55   Andrea Locatelli KTM 22 +42.985 23
20 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 22 +59.035 2
21 3   Fabio Spiranelli Mahindra 22 +1:29.713 35
22 77   Lorenzo Petrarca Mahindra 22 +1:30.640 34
Ret 98   Karel Hanika Mahindra 21 Accident 31
Ret 37   Davide Pizzoli KTM 21 Accident 29
Ret 19   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 20 Accident 19
Ret 89   Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 19 Accident 6
Ret 88   Jorge Martín Mahindra 16 Accident 22
Ret 12   Albert Arenas Mahindra 13 Accident 16
Ret 21   Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 5 Accident 7
Ret 7   Adam Norrodin Honda 5 Accident Damage 25
Ret 76   Hiroki Ono Honda 3 Accident 11
Ret 95   Jules Danilo Honda 3 Accident 8
Ret 6   María Herrera KTM 2 Accident 27
Ret 43   Stefano Valtulini Mahindra 2 Accident Damage 32
Ret 10   Alexis Masbou Peugeot 0 Accident 33
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round seven has concluded.[11]

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 4.727 km (2.937 mi) for Friday practice sessions.
  2. ^ 1-position penalty.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Catalan MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2016 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Catalunya - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "Statement – Luis Salom". Motogp.com. Dorna Sports SL. 3 June 2016. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Catalulnya MotoGP to use F1 layout following Salom tragedy". Crash.net. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  6. ^ "FIA and FIM agree to Barcelona circuit layout changes". Motorsport.com. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Rossi: Marquez handshake "right thing to do" after Salom's death". Motorsport.com. Motorsport.com. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  8. ^ "2016 Catalan MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  9. ^ "GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA · MotoGP Race Classification 2016". Motogp.com. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  10. ^ "GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA · MotoGP Race Classification 2016" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2016. Retrieved 2019-08-27.


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