2006 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2006 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date 21 May 2006
Location Le Mans
Course Permanent racing facility
4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:33.990
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:35.087
Podium
First Italy Marco Melandri
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:39.733
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Time 1:39.964
Podium
First Japan Yuki Takahashi
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third Japan Shuhei Aoyama
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Mattia Pasini
Time 1:44.515
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Sergio Gadea
Time 1:44.637
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
Second Finland Mika Kallio
Third Italy Fabrizio Lai

The 2006 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 19–21 May 2006 at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit.

Moto GP Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 28 44:57.369 5 25
2 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 28 +1.929 6 20
3 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 28 +2.269 1 16
4 27 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 28 +5.494 11 13
5 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 28 +5.709 10 11
6 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 28 +11.519 9 10
7 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 28 +16.692 13 9
8 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Ducati 28 +18.142 8 8
9 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 28 +23.645 16 7
10 71 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 28 +39.365 12 6
11 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 28 +47.730 14 5
12 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki 28 +47.782 2 4
13 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Ducati 28 +1:09.092 18 3
14 77 United Kingdom James Ellison Yamaha 28 +1:16.172 17 2
15 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 26 +2 Laps 3 1
Ret 30 Spain José Luis Cardoso Ducati 21 19  
Ret 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 20 7  
Ret 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. KR211V 1 15  
Ret 17 France Randy de Puniet Kawasaki 0 4  
OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT

Championship standings after the race[edit]

250 cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 55 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 26 43:42.773 4 25
2 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 26 +0.098 1 20
3 73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 26 +2.215 5 16
4 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 26 +2.484 7 13
5 7 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 26 +11.270 2 11
6 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +14.597 9 10
7 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 26 +16.829 3 9
8 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 26 +17.041 11 8
9 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +17.589 12 7
10 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Aprilia 26 +17.805 6 6
11 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 26 +39.032 13 5
12 8 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 26 +41.782 14 4
13 36 Colombia Martín Cárdenas Honda 26 +45.150 18 3
14 19 Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda 26 +46.545 10 2
15 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 26 +55.747 22 1
16 23 Spain Arturo Tizón Honda 26 +55.846 17  
17 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali KTM 26 +57.241 15  
18 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:16.941 20  
19 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +1:25.856 16  
20 31 Italy Álvaro Molina Aprilia 26 +1:28.715 23  
21 22 Italy Luca Morelli Aprilia 26 +1:31.926 26  
22 24 Spain Jordi Carchano Aprilia 26 +1:39.853 25  
23 85 Italy Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 25 +1 Lap 27  
Ret 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 6 Accident 8  
Ret 16 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 0 Accident 21  
Ret 45 United Kingdom Dan Linfoot Honda 0 Accident 24  
Ret 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 0 Accident 19  
DNQ 47 France Marc Antoine Scaccia Aprilia  
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 24 42:54.555 9 25
2 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 24 +3.380 6 20
3 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Honda 24 +9.807 8 16
4 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 24 +10.789 2 13
5 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +14.850 7 11
6 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 24 +17.226 22 10
7 6 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 24 +20.577 10 9
8 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +21.818 12 8
9 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 24 +27.038 11 7
10 24 Italy Simone Corsi Gilera 24 +30.171 13 6
11 10 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 24 +30.555 20 5
12 61 Spain Julián Simón KTM 24 +30.815 14 4
13 29 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 24 +30.890 19 3
14 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 +31.450 15 2
15 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Honda 24 +31.872 17 1
16 9 Austria Michael Ranseder KTM 24 +39.061 27  
17 14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 24 +45.468 4  
18 17 Germany Stefan Bradl KTM 24 +45.717 23  
19 23 Italy Lorenzo Baroni Honda 24 +46.078 29  
20 45 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 24 +46.299 21  
21 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Honda 24 +46.581 25  
22 43 Spain Manuel Hernández Aprilia 24 +49.294 30  
23 15 Italy Michele Pirro Aprilia 24 +1:00.773 24  
24 37 Netherlands Joey Litjens Honda 24 +1:01.128 28  
25 44 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 24 +1:05.340 31  
26 78 Netherlands Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 24 +1:05.989 26  
27 63 France Mike Di Meglio Honda 24 +1:15.109 16  
28 26 Switzerland Vincent Braillard Aprilia 24 +1:36.501 39  
29 7 France Alexis Masbou Malaguti 23 +1 Lap 33  
30 13 Italy Dino Lombardi Aprilia 23 +1 Lap 40  
31 85 France Yannick Deschamps Honda 23 +1 Lap 37  
Ret 53 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 13 35  
Ret 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Derbi 7 18  
Ret 20 Italy Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 4 Accident 32  
Ret 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Derbi 1 Accident 3  
Ret 16 Italy Michele Conti Honda 0 Accident 36  
Ret 21 Spain Mateo Túnez Aprilia 0 Accident 34  
Ret 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 0 Accident 1  
Ret 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 0 Accident 5  
Ret 82 France Mathieu Lussiana Honda 0 Accident 38  
DNS 83 France Clément Dunikowski Honda  
DNS 84 France Mathieu Olagnon Honda  
DNQ 12 Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia  
DNQ 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró Honda  
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

References[edit]


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