2018 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2018 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the nineteenth and final round of the 2018 MotoGP season. It was held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on 18 November 2018.

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Race details
Race 19 of 19 races in the
2018 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
Date18 November 2018
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 Maverick Viñales Yamaha
Time 1:31.312
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Time 1:41.863 on lap 6
Podium
First Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Second Spain Álex Rins Suzuki
Third Spain Pol Espargaró KTM
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Italy Luca Marini Kalex
Time 1:35.777
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álex Márquez Kalex
Time 1:47.089 on lap 13
Podium
First Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM
Second Spain Iker Lecuona KTM
Third Spain Álex Márquez Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Italy Tony Arbolino Honda
Time 1:46.773
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Tony Arbolino Honda
Time 1:51.172 on lap 8
Podium
First Turkey Can Öncü KTM
Second Spain Jorge Martín Honda
Third United Kingdom John McPhee KTM

In the Moto3 race, Red Bull KTM Ajo wildcard Can Öncü made history by winning on his debut, becoming the youngest ever Grand Prix winner at the age of 15 years, 115 days.[2]

In the MotoGP class, no Yamaha or Honda rider finished on the podium for the first time since the 2007 San Marino Grand Prix.

In the Moto2 class, this was the final race for the Honda CBR600RR inline-4 engine package and also the final race for the Tech 3 Mistral 610 and Suter MMX2 chassis packages that débuted at the 2010 Qatar Grand Prix, since a new 765cc (46.7 cu in) inline-3 engine supplied by Triumph Motorcycles will be introduced and Tech 3 and Forward Racing will switch manufacturers to KTM and MV Agusta respectively in 2019.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

The race, scheduled to be run for 27 laps, was red-flagged after 13 full laps, as heavy rain had caused multiple riders to crash and racing conditions were deemed too dangerous. For the restart, the race distance was 14 laps.

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 14 24:03.408 3 25
2 42   Álex Rins Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 14 +2.750 2 20
3 44   Pol Espargaró Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 14 +7.406 6 16
4 51   Michele Pirro Ducati Team Ducati 14 +8.647 12 13
5 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 14 +13.351 9 11
6 30   Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 14 +32.288 14 10
7 5   Johann Zarco Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 14 +32.806 11 9
8 38   Bradley Smith Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 14 +33.111 22 8
9 6   Stefan Bradl LCR Honda Castrol Honda 14 +36.376 20 7
10 55   Hafizh Syahrin Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 14 +37.198 21 6
11 45   Scott Redding Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 14 +44.326 24 5
12 99   Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Team Ducati 14 +46.146 13 4
13 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 14 +52.809 16 3
14 17   Karel Abraham Ángel Nieto Team Ducati 14 +1:10.628 18 2
15 81   Jordi Torres Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 14 +1:16.739 23 1
Ret 19   Álvaro Bautista Ángel Nieto Team Ducati 7 Accident 19
Ret 25   Maverick Viñales Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha Did not restart 1
Ret 9   Danilo Petrucci Alma Pramac Racing Ducati Did not restart 4
Ret 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda Did not restart 5
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki Did not restart 7
Ret 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia Did not restart 8
Ret 43   Jack Miller Alma Pramac Racing Ducati Did not restart 10
Ret 21   Franco Morbidelli EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda Did not restart 15
Ret 12   Thomas Lüthi EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda Did not restart 17
DNS 10   Xavier Siméon Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Did not start
Sources: [1][3][4]
  • Xavier Siméon was declared unfit to start the race following two crashes in practice.

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44   Miguel Oliveira KTM 25 45:07.639 10 25
2 27   Iker Lecuona KTM 25 +13.201 21 20
3 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 25 +22.175 16 16
4 54   Mattia Pasini Kalex 25 +28.892 14 13
5 87   Remy Gardner Tech 3 25 +30.106 17 11
6 20   Fabio Quartararo Speed Up 25 +32.126 9 10
7 23   Marcel Schrötter Kalex 25 +33.086 3 9
8 40   Augusto Fernández Kalex 25 +33.950 8 8
9 5   Andrea Locatelli Kalex 25 +35.707 18 7
10 24   Simone Corsi Kalex 25 +37.019 13 6
11 77   Dominique Aegerter KTM 25 +43.844 24 5
12 45   Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 25 +45.871 20 4
13 4   Steven Odendaal NTS 25 +49.113 22 3
14 42   Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 25 +53.288 4 2
15 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex 25 +1:08.712 12 1
16 32   Isaac Viñales Suter 25 +1:25.666 28
17 18   Xavier Cardelús Kalex 25 +1:32.166 29
18 95   Jules Danilo Kalex 25 +1:47.502 30
19 21   Federico Fuligni Kalex 24 +1 lap 27
20 3   Lukas Tulovic Suter 24 +1 lap 31
Ret 66   Niki Tuuli Kalex 19 Accident Damage 25
Ret 97   Xavi Vierge Kalex 13 Accident Damage 2
Ret 16   Joe Roberts NTS 8 Accident 19
Ret 70   Tommaso Marcon Speed Up 7 Accident 26
Ret 9   Jorge Navarro Kalex 5 Accident 23
Ret 41   Brad Binder KTM 3 Accident 11
Ret 22   Sam Lowes KTM 3 Accident 6
Ret 89   Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2 Accident 15
Ret 10   Luca Marini Kalex 0 Accident 1
Ret 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 0 Accident 5
Ret 36   Joan Mir Kalex 0 Accident 7
DNS 14   Héctor Garzó Tech 3 Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 61   Can Öncü KTM 23 43:06.370 4 25
2 88   Jorge Martín Honda 23 +4.071 13 20
3 17   John McPhee KTM 23 +6.130 3 16
4 21   Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 23 +12.897 15 13
5 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 23 +14.735 14 11
6 5   Jaume Masiá KTM 23 +21.984 16 10
7 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 23 +26.641 25 9
8 41   Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 23 +30.758 2 8
9 42   Marcos Ramírez KTM 23 +33.411 7 7
10 31   Celestino Vietti KTM 23 +39.008 23 6
11 71   Ayumu Sasaki Honda 23 +42.332 24 5
12 81   Stefano Nepa KTM 23 +48.931 28 4
13 25   Raúl Fernández KTM 23 +54.434 10 3
14 16   Andrea Migno KTM 23 +54.585 27 2
15 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 23 +56.424 8 1
16 22   Kazuki Masaki KTM 23 +57.222 22
17 19   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 23 +1:00.541 29[N 1]
18 48   Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 23 +1:35.093 20
19 40   Darryn Binder KTM 22 +1 lap 19
20 12   Marco Bezzecchi KTM 22 +1 lap 6
Ret 77   Vicente Pérez KTM 21 Accident 12
Ret 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 15 Handling 26
Ret 14   Tony Arbolino Honda 11 Accident 1
Ret 26   Izam Ikmal Honda 7 Accident 30
Ret 75   Albert Arenas KTM 6 Accident 9
Ret 27   Kaito Toba Honda 4 Accident 21
Ret 10   Dennis Foggia KTM 1 Accident 17
Ret 44   Arón Canet Honda 0 Accident 5
Ret 72   Alonso López Honda 0 Accident 11
Ret 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 0 Accident 18
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 6-place grid penalty.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 Valencia MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ Sports, Dorna. "Can Oncu stuns the field to create Grand Prix history". Motogp.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  3. ^ "GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA · MotoGP Race Classification 2018". Motogp.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. ^ "GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA · MotoGP Race Classification 2018" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.


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