1996 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  1996 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 15 races in the
1996 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Paul Ricard.svg
Date 9 June 1996
Location Le Castellet
Course Permanent racing facility
3.812 km (2.359 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé
Time 1:21.448
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé
Time 1:22.022
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Àlex Crivillé
Third Spain Alberto Puig
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:23.378
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:24.189
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Germany Ralf Waldmann
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Masaki Tokudome
Time 1:29.351
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:29.263
Podium
First Italy Stefano Perugini
Second Japan Tomomi Manako
Third Spain Emilio Alzamora

The 1996 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 1996 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 9 June 1996 at Circuit Paul Ricard.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 42:43.959 25
2 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda +11.539 20
3 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +26.255 16
4 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha +26.467 13
5 United States Scott Russell Suzuki +29.739 11
6 Italy Luca Cadalora Honda +40.379 10
7 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +58.435 9
8 France Frederic Protat ROC Yamaha +1:14.962 8
9 United Kingdom James Haydon ROC Yamaha +1:19.042 7
10 Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 6
11 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 5
12 United Kingdom Eugene McManus Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13 France Florian Ferracci ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 3
14 France Jean-Marc Deletang ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 2
15 Japan Toshiyuki Arakaki Yamaha +1 Lap 1
Ret Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia Retirement
Ret Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda Retirement
Ret United States Kenny Roberts Jr Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Sean Emmett Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 Retirement
Ret Japan Shinichi Itoh Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Carlos Checa Honda Retirement
Ret France Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Jean Pierre Jeandat Paton Retirement
Ret Italy Loris Capirossi Yamaha Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia 41:06.274 25
2 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda +6.894 20
3 Japan Tetsuya Harada Yamaha +27.160 16
4 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +36.462 13
5 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +36.564 11
6 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia +36.650 10
7 Switzerland Eskil Suter Aprilia +38.284 9
8 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia +38.440 8
9 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda +39.173 7
10 Spain Luis d'Antin Honda +39.434 6
11 France Regis Laconi Honda +51.144 5
12 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +52.228 4
13 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Honda +52.726 3
14 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda +54.385 2
15 Switzerland Olivier Petrucciani Aprilia +54.506 1
16 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +54.708
17 Italy Davide Bulega Aprilia +54.932
18 Italy Massimo Ottobre Aprilia +1:04.710
19 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +1 Lap
20 France Sebastien Gimbert Honda +1 Lap
21 France Cristophe Cogan Honda +1 Lap
22 France Gilles Ferstler Honda +1 Lap
Ret Germany Jürgen Fuchs Honda Retirement
Ret France Olivier Jacque Honda Retirement
Ret Spain José Luis Cardoso Aprilia Retirement
Ret Japan Osamu Miyazaki Aprilia Retirement
Ret France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Honda Retirement
Ret Venezuela José Barresi Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Aprilia Retirement
Ret France Christian Boudinot Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Sete Gibernau Honda Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia 40:44.539 25
2 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +0.373 20
3 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +0.672 16
4 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +0.708 13
5 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +0.929 11
6 Germany Dirk Raudies Honda +2.926 10
7 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +3.261 9
8 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +4.598 8
9 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +14.243 7
10 Japan Akira Saito Honda +14.489 6
11 Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia +14.579 5
12 Italy Ivan Goi Honda +18.898 4
13 France Frederic Petit Honda +23.947 3
14 Spain Herri Torrontegui Honda +28.271 2
15 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha +48.262 1
16 Italy Paolo Tessari Honda +48.529
17 Netherlands Loek Bodelier Honda +48.889
18 Italy Gabriele Debbia Yamaha +49.239
19 France Bertrand Stey Honda +1:00.037
20 Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia +1:12.258
21 France Gregory Fouet Honda +1 Lap
Ret United Kingdom Darren Barton Aprilia Retirement
Ret France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia Retirement
Ret Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Josep Sarda Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia Retirement
Ret France Eric Mizera Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Peter Öttl Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia Retirement


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1996 Italian Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1996 season
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1996 Dutch TT
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1995 French Grand Prix
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1997 French Grand Prix