2005 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2005 Franch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 17 races in the
2005 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date 15 May 2005
Location Le Mans Bugatti Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:33.226
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:33.678
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Sete Gibernau
Third United States Colin Edwards
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:37.391
Fastest lap
Rider France Randy de Puniet
Time 1:37.594
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second France Randy de Puniet
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
Time 1:43.405
Fastest lap
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 1:43.373
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
Second Spain Sergio Gadea
Third Finland Mika Kallio

The 2005 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2005 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 13-15 May 2005 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans, France.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 44:12.223 1 25
2 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda +0.382 4 20
3 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha +5.711 2 16
4 Italy Marco Melandri Honda +7.276 3 13
5 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +7.703 8 11
6 United States Nicky Hayden Honda +21.770 5 10
7 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati +24.664 10 9
8 Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki +35.940 6 8
9 Spain Toni Elías Yamaha +38.062 12 7
10 Australia Troy Bayliss Honda +52.607 15 6
11 France Olivier Jacque Kawasaki +53.302 13 5
12 Spain Rubén Xaus Yamaha +1:00.342 16 4
13 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Suzuki +1:00.514 14 3
14 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda +1:17.993 19 2
15 Italy Roberto Rolfo Ducati +1:32.233 18 1
16 United States John Hopkins Suzuki +1 Lap 7
17 Italy Franco Battaini Blata +1 Lap 21
Ret Brazil Alex Barros Honda Retirement 11
Ret United Kingdom James Ellison Blata Retirement 20
Ret Spain Carlos Checa Ducati Retirement 9
Ret United Kingdom Shane Byrne Proton Retirement 17

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 42:55.152 1 25
2 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia +0.251 6 20
3 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda +1.554 5 16
4 Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia +4.230 2 13
5 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Honda +6.027 3 11
6 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda +23.969 10 10
7 Spain Héctor Barberá Honda +30.667 9 9
8 Spain Alex Debón Honda +32.039 15 8
9 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia +32.452 8 7
10 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda +37.772 13 6
11 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia +49.285 17 5
12 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia +49.509 11 4
13 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia +49.530 19 3
14 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia +49.771 16 2
15 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia +49.895 14 1
16 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda +1:02.122 12
17 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia +1:02.612 18
18 Australia Anthony West Aprilia +1:17.358 25
19 France Gregory Leblanc Aprilia +1:17.502 22
20 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia +1:18.382 21
21 Czech Republic Radomil Rous Honda +1:22.698 24
22 Hungary Gabor Rizmayer Yamaha +1 Lap 26
Ret Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia Retirement 4
Ret San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia Retirement 7
Ret Sweden Frederik Watz Yamaha Retirement 28
Ret Germany Dirk Heidolf Honda Retirement 23
Ret Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia Retirement 20

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 41:52.772 1 25
2 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia +3.080 10 20
3 Finland Mika Kallio KTM +3.263 2 16
4 France Mike Di Meglio Honda +4.237 9 13
5 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia +4.311 5 11
6 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi KTM +4.882 4 10
7 Spain Pablo Nieto Derbi +25.823 12 9
8 Spain Julian Simon KTM +26.349 8 8
9 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia +31.611 19 7
10 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera +32.853 15 6
11 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia +33.270 23 5
12 Spain Aleix Espargaró Honda +40.620 25 4
13 Germany Dario Giuseppetti Aprilia +43.477 27 3
14 Spain Manuel Hernández Aprilia +45.390 17 2
15 Germany Sandro Cortese Honda +53.924 20 1
16 Spain Julián Miralles Aprilia +56.940 24
17 Italy Gioele Pellino Malaguti +1:01.388 40
18 France Mathieu Lussiana Honda +1:07.555 33
19 Italy Federico Sandi Honda +1:07.750 30
20 Italy Raffaele de Rosa Aprilia +1:08.159 31
21 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia +1:09.907 38
22 Spain Nicolás Terol Derbi +1:11.161 34
23 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia +1:16.897 35
24 Netherlands Raymond Schouten Honda +1:17.642 37
Ret Italy Fabrizio Lai Honda Retirement 7
Ret France Mathieu Gines Honda Retirement 32
Ret France Alexis Masbou Honda Retirement 11
Ret Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Honda Retirement 14
Ret Switzerland Vincent Braillard Aprilia Retirement 28
Ret Italy Michele Pirro Malaguti Retirement 36
Ret France Jules Cluzel Honda Retirement 26
Ret France Michel Alexis Honda Retirement 41
Ret Spain Álvaro Bautista Honda Retirement 18
Ret Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia Retirement 3
Ret Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia Retirement 13
Ret Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Derbi Retirement 6
Ret Spain Ángel Rodríguez Honda Retirement 22


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