2004 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2004 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 16 races in the
2004 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date 16 May 2004
Location Le Mans Bugatti Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Sete Gibernau
Time 1:33.425
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:34.088
Podium
First Spain Sete Gibernau
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:37.123
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:38.202
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second France Randy de Puniet
Third Spain Toni Elías
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:42.608
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:42.651
Podium
First Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Second Italy Roberto Locatelli
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo

The 2004 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 2004 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 14 -16 May 2004 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans, France.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 44:22.750 1 25
2 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha +1.671 2 20
3 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +1.908 3 16
4 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha +4.272 4 13
5 United States Colin Edwards Honda +15.755 5 11
6 Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha +18.225 6 10
7 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +27.656 11 9
8 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati +31.530 10 8
9 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda +33.164 8 7
10 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati +39.512 9 6
11 United States Nicky Hayden Honda +47.625 7 5
12 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Suzuki +1:12.140 13 4
13 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia +1:23.391 18 3
14 Spain Rubén Xaus Ducati +1 Lap 15 2
15 United States Kurtis Roberts Proton +1 Lap 21 1
16 Italy Michel Fabrizio Harris WCM +1 Lap 23
17 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton +1 Lap 20
Ret Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki Retirement 12
Ret United Kingdom Chris Burns Harris WCM Retirement 24
Ret Germany Alex Hofmann Kawasaki Retirement 19
Ret United States John Hopkins Suzuki Retirement 16
Ret United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Ducati Retirement 14
Ret Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha Retirement 17

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 43:03.338 1 25
2 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia +7.711 2 20
3 Spain Toni Elías Honda +19.233 5 16
4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda +20.427 9 13
5 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia +21.175 10 11
6 Australia Anthony West Aprilia +24.269 12 10
7 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia +38.537 7 9
8 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia +39.827 6 8
9 Spain Alex Debón Honda +42.589 13 7
10 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia +47.541 16 6
11 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda +47.874 18 5
12 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia +51.623 19 4
13 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia +51.813 15 3
14 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha +58.880 20 2
15 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia +1:03.261 25 1
16 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia +1:05.370 17
17 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia +1:05.906 22
18 France Erwan Nigon Yamaha +1:08.323 21
19 Germany Christian Gemmel Honda +1:19.342 26
20 France Grégory Lefort Aprilia +1:21.036 24
21 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha +1:39.861 30
22 France Gregory Leblanc Aprilia +1 Lap 28
Ret Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia Retirement 3
Ret France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia Retirement 23
Ret France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia Retirement 11
Ret Czech Republic Radomil Rous Aprilia Retirement 27
Ret Sweden Johann Stigefelt Aprilia Retirement 29
Ret Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda Retirement 8
Ret France Eric Bataille Honda Retirement 14
Ret San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia Retirement 4

125cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 41:26.747 1 25
2 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia +0.594 4 20
3 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi +6.680 2 16
4 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia +9.662 5 13
5 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia +10.178 3 11
6 Finland Mika Kallio KTM +20.698 20 10
7 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia +20.967 10 9
8 Australia Casey Stoner KTM +21.158 13 8
9 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia +21.645 11 7
10 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia +23.080 6 6
11 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia +26.699 15 5
12 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia +29.332 17 4
13 Spain Julian Simon Aprilia +33.187 18 3
14 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Honda +37.002 21 2
15 Italy Simone Corsi Honda +40.239 12 1
16 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Malaguti +40.304 22
17 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia +51.919 24
18 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Derbi +54.523 31
19 Germany Dario Giuseppetti Honda +54.575 26
20 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera +54.922 19
21 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia +1:05.458 25
22 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia +1:05.610 27
23 Italy Manuel Manna Malaguti +1:13.982 29
24 Spain Jordi Carchano Aprilia +1:14.248 35
25 Spain Julián Miralles Aprilia +1:14.539 34
26 Finland Vesa Kallio Aprilia +1:24.230 30
27 Italy Mattia Angeloni Honda +1:27.607 37
28 Netherlands Raymond Schouten Honda +1:36.938 33
29 France Mathieu Gines Honda +1 Lap 39
30 France Yannick Deschamps Honda +1 Lap 38
Ret Denmark Robbin Harms Honda Retirement 28
Ret Japan Youichi Ui Aprilia Retirement 7
Ret France Alexis Masbou Honda Retirement 36
Ret France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia Retirement 8
Ret Italy Stefano Perugini Gilera Retirement 16
Ret Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia Retirement 23
Ret Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia Retirement 9
Ret Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda Retirement 14


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