2017 MotoGP World Championship

2017 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 2017 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 69th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Marc Márquez started the season as defending World Champion, having secured his fifth overall title at the 2016 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix with three races remaining.

Marc Márquez is the 2017 MotoGP Champion.

Whilst Yamaha's new rider Maverick Viñales started the season off with two consecutive victories, the following spring season proved to be unpredictable with four different winners in as many races, following the trend from 2016. Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso then took his first dry-track MotoGP win at Mugello before repeating the feat the following week in Barcelona. With Viñales not finishing the race at Assen, this allowed Dovizioso to lead the championship by four points after eight races, becoming the first Ducati rider to lead the championship since Casey Stoner in 2009. Márquez took the championship lead after winning the German Grand Prix. He held the championship lead until the British Grand Prix, where Dovizioso regained the lead after Márquez's engine blew up late in the race. Márquez bounced back immediately to take consecutive victories in the next two rounds to reestablish himself as championship leader. Over the following three races, Dovizioso claimed two more wins to Márquez's one, but a poor result in Australia for the Ducati rider meant that Márquez's points lead remained intact.

Going into the final round in Valencia Márquez topped the standings, 21 points ahead of Dovizioso, with both riders winning six races apiece. Viñales was third, 56 points behind Márquez. Therefore, Márquez needed to finish 11th or higher to guarantee a championship, whereas Dovizioso was forced under all circumstances to win in Valencia.

Márquez was on pole in Valencia, and Dovizioso started 9th. After Márquez saved a high-speed potential crash into turn 1,[1] he dropped back behind Dovizioso. The title chances of Dovizioso ended when he crashed with five laps of the race remaining, losing the hope in taking the championship. Meanwhile, Márquez finished third behind Dani Pedrosa and the season's top rookie and independent rider Johann Zarco. Márquez won his sixth title and fourth MotoGP title overall.

The 2017 season saw the début of the KTM RC16, which was previously used by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at the 2016 Valencian Grand Prix ahead of a full season début.

CalendarEdit

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2017:[2]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 26 March ‡   Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit
2 9 April   Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo
3 23 April   Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Circuit of the Americas
4 7 May   Gran Premio Red Bull de España Circuito de Jerez
5 21 May   HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France Circuit Bugatti
6 4 June   Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley Mugello Circuit
7 11 June   Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
8 25 June   Motul TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
9 2 July   GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
10 6 August   Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
11 13 August   NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Red Bull Ring
12 27 August   Octo British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit[3]
13 10 September   Gran Premio Tribul MasterCard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
14 24 September   Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón Motorland Aragón
15 15 October   Motul Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
16 22 October   Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island Circuit
17 29 October   Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
18 12 November   Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo
‡ = Night race

Calendar changesEdit

  • The Austrian and Czech Republic Grand Prix swapped places, with the Czech Republic hosting the tenth round, while Austria hosts the eleventh round.
  • The British Grand Prix was scheduled to move from Silverstone to the new Circuit of Wales, but construction on the new track had not commenced.[4] The two circuits reached a deal which would see Silverstone continue to host the British Grand Prix in 2017, with an option to host the 2018 race.[3]

Teams and ridersEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
  Aprilia Racing Team Gresini       Aprilia Aprilia RS-GP 22   Sam Lowes[5] All
41   Aleix Espargaró[6] 1–16, 18
  Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP17 04   Andrea Dovizioso[7] All
99   Jorge Lorenzo[8] All
51   Michele Pirro[9] 6, 13, 18
  Octo Pramac Racing 9   Danilo Petrucci[5] All
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 45   Scott Redding[5] All
  Reale Avintia Racing 8   Héctor Barberá[10] All
Ducati Desmosedici GP15 76   Loris Baz[10] All
  Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati Desmosedici GP16[11] 19   Álvaro Bautista[11] All
Ducati Desmosedici GP15 17   Karel Abraham[12] All
  Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC213V 26   Dani Pedrosa[13] All
93   Marc Márquez[14] All
  LCR Honda 35   Cal Crutchlow[15] All
  EG 0,0 Marc VDS 43   Jack Miller[5] 1–14, 16–18
7   Hiroshi Aoyama[16] 15
53   Esteve Rabat[5] All
  Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM KTM RC16 38   Bradley Smith[17] All
44   Pol Espargaró[18] All
36   Mika Kallio[19] 9, 11, 14, 18
  Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki Suzuki GSX-RR 29   Andrea Iannone[20] All
42   Álex Rins[21] 1–3, 8–18
12   Takuya Tsuda[22] 4
50   Sylvain Guintoli[23] 5–7
  Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 25   Maverick Viñales[24] All
46   Valentino Rossi[25] 1–12, 14–18
  Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing Team 21   Katsuyuki Nakasuga[26] 15
  Monster Yamaha Tech 3 5   Johann Zarco[27] All
94   Jonas Folger[28] 1–14
31   Kohta Nozane[29] 15
23   Broc Parkes[30] 16
60   Michael van der Mark[31][32] 17–18
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changesEdit

Rider changesEdit

Regulation changesEdit

Technical regulationsEdit

  • Winglets, additional aerodynamic aids first introduced in 1999, will be banned from 2017 following repeated concerns about their safety.[36]

Sporting regulationsEdit

  • A rider may be assisted by no more than four mechanics while changing bikes during a pit stop, all of whom must wear approved helmets. A mechanic may hold in the bike's clutch lever, but only the rider is allowed to select a gear.[37]

2017 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning constructor Report
1 26 March ‡   Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix[38] Losail   Maverick Viñales[a]   Johann Zarco   Maverick Viñales   Yamaha Report
2 9 April   Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix[41] Termas de Río Hondo   Marc Márquez   Maverick Viñales   Maverick Viñales   Yamaha Report
3 23 April   Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas[42] Circuit of the Americas   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
4 7 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez   Dani Pedrosa   Dani Pedrosa   Dani Pedrosa   Honda Report
5 21 May   French motorcycle Grand Prix[43] Le Mans   Maverick Viñales   Maverick Viñales   Maverick Viñales   Yamaha Report
6 4 June   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello   Maverick Viñales   Maverick Viñales   Andrea Dovizioso   Ducati Report
7 11 June   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix[44] Catalunya   Dani Pedrosa   Jonas Folger   Andrea Dovizioso   Ducati Report
8 25 June   Dutch TT[45] Assen   Johann Zarco   Scott Redding   Valentino Rossi   Yamaha Report
9 2 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix[46] Sachsenring   Marc Márquez   Jonas Folger   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
10 6 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix[47] Brno Circuit   Marc Márquez   Maverick Viñales   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
11 13 August   Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix Red Bull Ring   Marc Márquez   Johann Zarco   Andrea Dovizioso   Ducati Report
12 27 August   British motorcycle Grand Prix[48] Silverstone   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Andrea Dovizioso   Ducati Report
13 10 September   San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix[49] Misano   Maverick Viñales   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
14 24 September   Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix[50] Motorland Aragón   Maverick Viñales   Dani Pedrosa   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
15 15 October   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix[51] Motegi   Johann Zarco   Andrea Dovizioso   Andrea Dovizioso   Ducati Report
16 22 October   Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[52] Phillip Island Circuit   Marc Márquez   Johann Zarco   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
17 29 October   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix[53] Sepang   Dani Pedrosa   Andrea Dovizioso   Andrea Dovizioso   Ducati Report
18 12 November   Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix[54] Valencia   Marc Márquez   Johann Zarco   Dani Pedrosa   Honda Report

Riders' 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
Pos Rider Bike Team QAT
 
ARG
 
AME
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
AUT
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Marc Márquez Honda Repsol Honda Team 4 Ret 1 2 Ret 6 2 3 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 2 1 4 3 298
2   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati Team 2 Ret 6 5 4 1 1 5 8 6 1 1 3 7 1 13 1 Ret 261
3   Maverick Viñales Yamaha Movistar Yamaha Team 1 1 Ret 6 1 2 10 Ret 4 3 6 2 4 4 9 3 9 12 230
4   Dani Pedrosa Honda Repsol Honda Team 5 Ret 3 1 3 Ret 3 13 3 2 3 7 14 2 Ret 12 5 1 210
5   Valentino Rossi Yamaha Movistar Yamaha Team 3 2 2 10 Ret 4 8 1 5 4 7 3 5 Ret 2 7 5 208
6   Johann Zarco Yamaha Monster Tech3 Ret 5 5 4 2 7 5 14 9 12 5 6 15 9 8 4 3 2 174
7   Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Ducati Team 11 Ret 9 3 6 8 4 15 11 15 4 5 Ret 3 6 15 2 Ret 137
8   Danilo Petrucci Ducati Octo Pramac Racing Ret 7 8 7 Ret 3 Ret 2 12 7 Ret Ret 2 20 3 21 6 13 124
9   Cal Crutchlow Honda LCR Ret 3 4 Ret 5 Ret 11 4 10 5 15 4 13 Ret Ret 5 15 8 112
10   Jonas Folger Yamaha Monster Tech3 10 6 11 8 7 13 6 Ret 2 10 Ret DNS 9 16 84
11   Jack Miller Honda 0,0 EG Marc VDS 8 9 10 Ret 8 15 Ret 6 15 14 Ret 16 6 13 7 8 7 82
12   Álvaro Bautista Ducati Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ret 4 15 Ret Ret 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 8 10 12 8 Ret 17 11 Ret 75
13   Andrea Iannone Suzuki Team Suzuki Ecstar Ret 16 7 Ret 10 10 16 9 Ret 19 11 Ret Ret 12 4 6 17 6 70
14   Scott Redding Ducati Octo Pramac Racing 7 8 12 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 20 16 12 8 7 14 16 11 13 Ret 64
15   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia Aprillia Racing Team Gresini 6 Ret 17 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 8 13 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 62
16   Álex Rins Suzuki Team Suzuki Ecstar 9 Ret DNS 17 21 11 16 9 8 17 5 8 DSQ 4 59
17   Pol Espargaró KTM RedBull KTM Factory Racing 16 14 Ret Ret 12 Ret 18 11 13 9 Ret 11 11 10 11 9 10 Ret 55
18   Loris Baz Ducati Reale Avintia Racing 12 11 Ret 13 9 18 12 8 19 Ret 9 15 16 21 10 18 Ret 16 45
19   Esteve Rabat Honda EG 0,0 Marc VDS 15 12 13 Ret 11 11 15 12 18 17 19 12 Ret 15 15 16 18 10 35
20   Karel Abraham Ducati Pull&Bear Aspar Team 14 10 Ret 15 Ret 16 14 7 17 13 14 13 17 Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 32
21   Bradley Smith KTM RedBull KTM Factory Racing 17 15 16 14 13 20 DNS Ret 14 Ret 18 17 10 19 17 10 12 11 29
22   Héctor Barberá Ducati Reale Avintia Racing 13 13 14 12 Ret 14 9 16 DSQ 20 17 14 Ret 18 14 20 14 15 28
23   Michele Pirro Ducati Ducati Team 9 5 9 25
24   Mika Kallio KTM RedBull KTM Factory Racing 16 10 11 Ret 11
25   Sam Lowes Aprilia Aprillia Racing Team Gresini 18 Ret Ret 16 14 19 19 Ret Ret 18 20 Ret Ret 22 13 19 Ret Ret 5
26   Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing Team 12 4
27   Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki Team Suzuki Ecstar 15 17 17 1
  Michael van der Mark Yamaha Monster Tech3 16 17 0
  Takuya Tsuda Suzuki Team Suzuki Ecstar 17 0
  Hiroshi Aoyama Honda EG 0,0 Marc VDS 18 0
  Broc Parkes Yamaha Monster Tech3 22 0
  Kohta Nozane Yamaha Monster Tech3 Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike Team QAT
 
ARG
 
AME
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
AUT
 
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)
Did not arrive (DNA)
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
 
ARG
 
AME
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
AUT
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Honda 4 3 1 1 3 6 2 3 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 4 1 357
2   Yamaha 1 1 2 4 1 2 5 1 2 3 5 2 4 4 8 2 3 2 321
3   Ducati 2 4 6 3 4 1 1 2 6 6 1 1 2 3 1 11 1 9 310
4   Suzuki 9 16 7 17 10 10 16 9 21 11 11 9 8 12 4 6 17 4 100
5   KTM 16 14 16 14 12 20 18 11 13 9 10 11 10 10 11 9 10 11 69
6   Aprilia 6 Ret 17 9 14 19 19 10 7 8 13 Ret Ret 6 7 19 Ret Ret 64
Pos Constructor QAT
 
ARG
 
AME
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
AUT
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts

Teams' standingsEdit

Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
 
ARG
 
AME
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
AUT
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Repsol Honda Team 26 5 Ret 3 1 3 Ret 3 13 3 2 3 7 14 2 Ret 12 5 1 508
93 4 Ret 1 2 Ret 6 2 3 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 2 1 4 3
2   Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 25 1 1 Ret 6 1 2 10 Ret 4 3 6 2 4 4 9 3 9 12 438
46 3 2 2 10 Ret 4 8 1 5 4 7 3 5 Ret 2 7 5
3   Ducati Team 04 2 Ret 6 5 4 1 1 5 8 6 1 1 3 7 1 13 1 Ret 398
99 11 Ret 9 3 6 8 4 15 11 15 4 5 Ret 3 6 15 2 Ret
4   Monster Yamaha Tech 3 5 Ret 5 5 4 2 7 5 14 9 12 5 6 15 9 8 4 3 2 258
23 22
31 Ret
60 16 17
94 10 6 11 8 7 13 6 Ret 2 10 Ret DNS 9 16
5   Octo Pramac Racing 9 Ret 7 8 7 Ret 3 Ret 2 12 7 Ret Ret 2 20 3 21 6 13 188
45 7 8 12 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 20 16 12 8 7 14 16 11 13 Ret
6   Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 12 17 130
29 Ret 16 7 Ret 10 10 16 9 Ret 19 11 Ret Ret 12 4 6 17 6
42 9 Ret DNS 17 21 11 16 9 8 17 5 8 DSQ 4
50 15 17 17
7   EG 0,0 Marc VDS 7 18 117
43 8 9 10 Ret 8 15 Ret 6 15 14 Ret 16 6 13 7 8 7
53 15 12 13 Ret 11 11 15 12 18 17 19 12 Ret 15 15 16 18 10
8   LCR Honda 35 Ret 3 4 Ret 5 Ret 11 4 10 5 15 4 13 Ret Ret 5 15 8 112
9   Pull&Bear Aspar Team 17 14 10 Ret 15 Ret 16 14 7 17 13 14 13 17 Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 107
19 Ret 4 15 Ret Ret 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 8 10 12 8 Ret 17 11 Ret
10   Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 38 17 15 16 14 13 20 DNS Ret 14 Ret 18 17 10 19 17 10 12 11 84
44 16 14 Ret Ret 12 Ret 18 11 13 9 Ret 11 11 10 11 9 10 Ret
11   Reale Avintia Racing 8 13 13 14 12 Ret 14 9 16 DSQ 20 17 14 Ret 18 14 20 14 15 73
76 12 11 Ret 13 9 18 12 8 19 Ret 9 15 16 21 10 18 Ret 16
12   Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 22 18 Ret Ret 16 14 19 19 Ret Ret 18 20 Ret Ret 22 13 19 Ret Ret 67
41 6 Ret 17 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 8 13 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret Ret
Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
 
ARG
 
AME
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
CZE
 
AUT
 
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)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Grid formed by each rider's best time from any of the three free practice sessions held, after rain cancelled the planned qualifying session.[39][40]

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