2016 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2016 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2016 MotoGP season. It was held at the Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi on 16 October 2016.

Japan  2016 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 18 races in the
2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date16 October 2016
Official nameMotul Grand Prix of Japan[1][2][3]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Time 1:43.954
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:45.576 on lap 6
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Third Spain Maverick Viñales Suzuki
Moto2
Pole position
Rider France Johann Zarco Kalex
Time 1:49.961
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex
Time 1:50.788 on lap 3
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Kalex
Second France Johann Zarco Kalex
Third Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Japan Hiroki Ono[N 1] Honda
Time 1:56.443
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Nicolò Bulega KTM
Time 1:57.218 on lap 5
Podium
First Italy Enea Bastianini Honda
Second South Africa Brad Binder KTM
Third Italy Nicolò Bulega KTM

MotoGP race reportEdit

In the MotoGP class, both factory Yamaha riders crashed out of the race, thus marking their first double retirement since the 2011 British Grand Prix.

 
Marc Márquez, doing a burnout and celebrating his third MotoGP world championship title after winning the race.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

With Andrea Iannone still recovering from the injuries sustained at Misano, he was replaced in the factory Ducati team by Héctor Barberá. Australian Superbike rider Mike Jones made his MotoGP debut filling in for Barbera at Avintia Racing.[4]

Dani Pedrosa suffered a broken collarbone in a crash during Friday practice and was replaced by Honda test rider Hiroshi Aoyama for the rest of the weekend.[5]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 42:34.610 2 25
2 04   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 24 +2.992 4 20
3 25   Maverick Viñales Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 24 +4.104 7 16
4 41   Aleix Espargaró Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 24 +4.726 6 13
5 35   Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 24 +15.049 5 11
6 44   Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +19.654 9 10
7 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 24 +23.032 12 9
8 9   Danilo Petrucci Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 24 +28.555 10 8
9 45   Scott Redding Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 24 +28.802 11 7
10 6   Stefan Bradl Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 24 +32.330 13 6
11 21   Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamalube Racing Team with YSP Yamaha 24 +42.845 16 5
12 68   Yonny Hernández Aspar MotoGP Team Ducati 24 +52.219 17 4
13 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +53.783 15 3
14 53   Esteve Rabat EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 24 +54.760 18 2
15 73   Hiroshi Aoyama Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +1:00.155 22 1
16 76   Loris Baz Avintia Racing Ducati 24 +1:04.440 20
17 8   Héctor Barberá Ducati Team Ducati 24 +1:42.966 8
18 7   Mike Jones Avintia Racing Ducati 23 +1 lap 21
Ret 99   Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 19 Accident 3
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 6 Accident 1
Ret 43   Jack Miller EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 6 Accident 14
Ret 50   Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team Ducati 2 Accident 19
DNP 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda Did not practice
Sources: [6][7][8]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Thomas Lüthi Kalex 23 42:45.854 2 25
2 5   Johann Zarco Kalex 23 +0.386 1 20
3 21   Franco Morbidelli Kalex 23 +5.863 3 16
4 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 23 +6.090 7 13
5 11   Sandro Cortese Kalex 23 +16.246 5 11
6 24   Simone Corsi Speed Up 23 +20.404 13 10
7 54   Mattia Pasini Kalex 23 +20.683 10 9
8 60   Julián Simón Speed Up 23 +20.760 16 8
9 23   Marcel Schrötter Kalex 23 +24.394 11 7
10 19   Xavier Siméon Speed Up 23 +27.113 17 6
11 97   Xavi Vierge Tech 3 23 +30.158 18 5
12 10   Luca Marini Kalex 23 +32.283 26 4
13 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 23 +32.391 12 3
14 45   Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 23 +35.348 24 2
15 32   Isaac Viñales Tech 3 23 +35.486 20 1
16 57   Edgar Pons Kalex 23 +39.558 21
17 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex 23 +39.690 19
18 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Kalex 23 +45.258 25
19 87   Remy Gardner Kalex 23 +47.910 23
20 40   Álex Rins Kalex 23 +1:04.723 22
21 63   Naomichi Uramoto Kalex 23 +1:05.916 29
22 84   Taro Sekiguchi TSR 23 +1:26.636 30
Ret 27   Iker Lecuona Kalex 14 Accident Damage 28
Ret 49   Axel Pons Kalex 13 Accident Damage 6
Ret 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 10 Accident Damage 14
Ret 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 7 Accident 8
Ret 52   Danny Kent Kalex 7 Gear Shifter 15
Ret 94   Jonas Folger Kalex 4 Accident 9
Ret 22   Sam Lowes Kalex 1 Accident 4
Ret 70   Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1 Accident 27
DNS 44   Miguel Oliveira Kalex Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT
  • Miguel Oliveira withdrew after the first practice session due to effects of the broken collarbone suffered at Aragon GP.

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 20 39:24.273 3 25
2 41   Brad Binder KTM 20 +0.017 2 20
3 8   Nicolò Bulega KTM 20 +4.002 5 16
4 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 20 +5.119 10 13
5 4   Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 20 +6.288 18 11
6 21   Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 20 +7.739 12 10
7 11   Livio Loi Honda 20 +7.749 15 9
8 20   Fabio Quartararo KTM 20 +8.344 8 8
9 36   Joan Mir KTM 20 +8.880 14 7
10 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 20 +9.037 7 6
11 48   Lorenzo Dalla Porta KTM 20 +12.332 6 5
12 7   Adam Norrodin Honda 20 +13.525 9 4
13 84   Jakub Kornfeil Honda 20 +18.818 21 3
14 12   Albert Arenas Peugeot 20 +21.263 13 2
15 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 20 +21.291 25 1
16 95   Jules Danilo Honda 20 +21.727 24
17 42   Marcos Ramírez Mahindra 20 +34.475 26
18 64   Bo Bendsneyder KTM 20 +39.950 27
19 89   Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 20 +40.177 22
20 3   Fabio Spiranelli Mahindra 20 +46.804 32
21 77   Lorenzo Petrarca Mahindra 20 +49.085 31
22 40   Darryn Binder Mahindra 20 +52.570 28
23 6   María Herrera KTM 20 +52.682 30
24 16   Andrea Migno KTM 20 +1:16.774 1
25 58   Juan Francisco Guevara KTM 20 +1:22.102 20
26 13   Shizuka Okazaki Honda 20 +1:51.623 34
DSQ 76   Hiroki Ono Honda 20 (+2.654)[N 2] 4
Ret 88   Jorge Martín Mahindra 10 Rider In Pain 23
Ret 44   Arón Canet Honda 9 Accident 17
Ret 55   Andrea Locatelli KTM 4 Accident 29
Ret 43   Stefano Valtulini Mahindra 3 Accident 33
Ret 9   Jorge Navarro Honda 0 Accident 11
Ret 17   John McPhee Peugeot 0 Accident 16
Ret 19   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 0 Accident 19
DNS 15   Rei Sato Honda 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 fifteen has concluded.[9]

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hiroki Ono, who set the fastest time in qualifying, received a grid penalty which promoted Andrea Migno to the pole position grid slot.
  2. ^ Disqualified due to a technical infringement.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Japanese MotoGP". Motorsportsmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  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. "Twin Ring Motegi - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Hector Barbera to replace Andrea Iannone at Motegi, Mike Jones in at Avintia". GrandPrixTimes.com. 13 October 2016. Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Aoyama replaces injured Pedrosa for Japan GP". uk.reuters.com. Reuters. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  7. ^ "MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN · MotoGP Race Classification 2016". Motogp.com. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  8. ^ "MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN · MotoGP Race Classification 2016" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2016. Retrieved 2019-08-25.


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