2006 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Australia  2006 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date 17 September 2006
Official Name GMC Australian Grand Prix
Location Phillip Island
Course Permanent racing facility
4.448 km (2.764 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider United States Nicky Hayden
Time 1:29.020
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:30.917
Podium
First Italy Marco Melandri
Second Australia Chris Vermeulen
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:32.717
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 1:33.471
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second San Marino Alex de Angelis
Third Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 1:36.625
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:36.927
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Finland Mika Kallio
Third Italy Mattia Pasini

The 2006 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourteenth race of the 2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 15–17 September 2006 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Moto GP Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 26 44:15.621 7 25
2 71 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 26 +9.699 16 20
3 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 26 +10.526 3 16
4 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Ducati 26 +10.615 12 13
5 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 26 +10.694 1 11
6 27 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 26 +11.323 8 10
7 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 26 +26.555 13 9
8 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki 26 +26.666 2 8
9 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 26 +57.234 14 7
10 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 26 +1:02.231 11 6
11 17 France Randy de Puniet Kawasaki 26 +1:02.432 9 5
12 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 26 +1:18.809 15 4
13 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Ducati 26 +1:48.233 17 3
14 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. KR211V 25 +1 Lap 4 2
15 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 25 +1 Lap 10 1
16 77 United Kingdom James Ellison Yamaha 24 +2 Laps 18  
17 30 Spain José Luis Cardoso Ducati 23 +3 Laps 19  
Ret 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 16 Accident 6  
Ret 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 7 Accident 5  
OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT


Championship standings after the race[edit]

250 cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 25 39:17.327 1 25
2 7 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 25 +0.009 2 20
3 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 25 +8.560 6 16
4 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 25 +18.196 4 13
5 73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 25 +36.000 11 11
6 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 25 +36.484 7 10
7 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 25 +37.050 10 9
8 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Aprilia 25 +37.134 8 8
9 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 25 +59.653 12 7
10 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 25 +1:03.829 5 6
11 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 25 +1:03.834 15 5
12 16 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 25 +1:07.586 19 4
13 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali KTM 25 +1:07.775 14 3
14 37 Argentina Fabricio Perren Honda 25 +1:07.849 17 2
15 42 Spain Aleix Espargaró Honda 25 +1:08.065 18 1
16 8 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 25 +1:21.544 13  
17 24 Spain Jordi Carchano Aprilia 25 +1:33.035 21  
18 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 24 +1 Lap 22  
19 44 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 24 +1 Lap 24  
20 22 Italy Luca Morelli Aprilia 24 +1 Lap 23  
Ret 23 Spain Arturo Tizón Honda 9 Retirement 16  
Ret 55 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 8 Retirement 9  
Ret 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 2 Accident 3  
Ret 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 2 Retirement 20  
DNQ 85 Italy Alessio Palumbo Aprilia  
DNQ 36 Colombia Martín Cárdenas Honda  
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 15 24:30.115 2 25
2 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 15 +3.242 1 20
3 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 15 +3.381 6 16
4 1 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 15 +3.639 4 13
5 60 Spain Julián Simón KTM 15 +3.838 10 11
6 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Derbi 15 +6.069 3 10
7 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 15 +6.085 7 9
8 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 15 +6.572 9 8
9 14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 15 +6.704 11 7
10 6 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 15 +8.310 5 6
11 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Derbi 15 +13.250 16 5
12 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 15 +13.285 13 4
13 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 15 +13.347 8 3
14 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Honda 15 +13.402 18 2
15 63 France Mike Di Meglio Honda 15 +27.746 15 1
16 42 Spain Pol Espargaró Derbi 15 +31.087 29  
17 44 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 15 +31.890 22  
18 16 Italy Michele Conti Honda 15 +36.666 24  
19 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 15 +41.491 14  
20 9 Austria Michael Ranseder KTM 15 +41.517 28  
21 53 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 15 +41.687 35  
22 20 Italy Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 15 +41.882 26  
23 26 Switzerland Vincent Braillard Aprilia 15 +41.910 33  
24 13 Italy Dino Lombardi Aprilia 15 +46.393 30  
25 90 Japan Hiroaki Kuzuhara Aprilia 15 +46.411 27  
26 87 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 15 +47.620 32  
27 67 Australia Blake Leigh-Smith KTM 15 +1:03.538 31  
28 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Honda 15 +1:34.602 17  
Ret 34 Spain Esteve Rabat Honda 13 Accident 19  
Ret 12 Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia 13 Accident 21  
Ret 45 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 13 Retirement 20  
Ret 59 Australia Rhys Moller Honda 8 Accident 36  
Ret 15 Italy Michele Pirro Honda 4 Retirement 34  
Ret 43 Spain Manuel Hernández Honda 2 Retirement 23  
DNS 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia Not started race restart 12  
DNS 37 Netherlands Joey Litjens Honda Not started race restart 25  
DNS 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia Not started  
DNS 24 Italy Simone Corsi Gilera Not started  
DNQ 58 Australia Brett Symonds Honda  
DNQ 57 Australia Tom Hatton Honda  
DNQ 62 Australia Brent Rigoli Honda  
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

References[edit]


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2006 Malaysian Grand Prix
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2006 Japanese Grand Prix
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2005 Australian Grand Prix
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2007 Australian Grand Prix