2005 United States motorcycle Grand Prix

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United States  2005 United States Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 17 races in the
2005 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Laguna Seca.svg
Date July 10, 2005
Official Name Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
Location Laguna Seca
Course Permanent racing facility
3.610 km (2.243 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider United States Nicky Hayden
Time 1:22.670
Fastest lap
Rider United States Colin Edwards
Time 1:23.915
Podium
First United States Nicky Hayden
Second United States Colin Edwards
Third Italy Valentino Rossi

The 2005 United States motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 2005 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of July 8-10, 2005 at Laguna Seca. Only MotoGP class raced here because of the Californian law on air pollution, which forbids 2-stroke engines in the state. This round was the first motorcycle Grand Prix hosted by the United States since the 1994 United States motorcycle Grand Prix.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Grid Points
1 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 45:15.374 1 25
2 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha +1.941 5 20
3 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha +2.312 2 16
4 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +4.216 7 13
5 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda +4.478 13 11
6 Australia Troy Bayliss Honda +22.381 4 10
7 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda +22.493 9 9
8 United States John Hopkins Suzuki +23.148 6 8
9 Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki +23.625 10 7
10 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati +26.123 14 6
11 Spain Rubén Xaus Yamaha +43.512 16 5
12 Germany Alex Hofmann Kawasaki +50.957 15 4
13 Spain Toni Elías Yamaha +51.343 17 3
14 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Suzuki +1:13.749 12 2
15 United Kingdom Shane Byrne Proton +1:24.256 19 1
16 United Kingdom James Ellison Blata +1:24.524 20
17 Italy Franco Battaini Blata +1 Lap 21
Ret Italy Roberto Rolfo Ducati Retirement 18
Ret Spain Carlos Checa Ducati Retirement 8
Ret Italy Marco Melandri Honda Retirement 11
Ret Brazil Alex Barros Honda Retirement 3


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