2006 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  2006 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Motegi-circuit.jpg
Date 24 September 2006
Location Motegi
Course Permanent racing facility
4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:45.724
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:47.288
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Italy Marco Melandri
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:51.374
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Time 1:52.800
Podium
First Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Second San Marino Alex de Angelis
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:57.231
Fastest lap
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 1:57.666
Podium
First Finland Mika Kallio
Second Spain Álvaro Bautista
Third Spain Julián Simón

The 2006 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 22 –24 September 2006 at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

MotoGP Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 24 43:13.585 1 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 24 +5.088 2 20
3 33 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 24 +8.378 3 16
4 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Ducati 24 +9.712 5 13
5 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 24 +11.944 7 11
6 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 24 +18.108 6 10
7 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +19.937 9 9
8 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 24 +22.492 10 8
9 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. KR211V 24 +26.824 14 7
10 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 24 +30.970 18 6
11 71 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 24 +39.263 15 5
12 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 24 +39.440 13 4
13 64 Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi Suzuki 24 +45.595 12 3
14 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 24 +49.571 17 2
15 77 United Kingdom James Ellison Yamaha 24 +1:09.085 19 1
16 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Ducati 24 +1:11.748 20  
Ret 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki 23 Accident 4  
Ret 27 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 12 Accident 11  
Ret 17 France Randy de Puniet Kawasaki 8 Accident 8  
Ret 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo Kawasaki 8 16  
Ret 30 Spain José Luis Cardoso Ducati 1 Accident 21  
OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT

Championship standings after the race[edit]

250 cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 23 43:36.310 4 25
2 7 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 23 +1.341 3 20
3 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 23 +4.349 1 16
4 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 23 +4.530 2 13
5 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 23 +14.864 7 11
6 73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 23 +24.111 5 10
7 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +41.433 8 9
8 86 Japan Ryuji Yokoe Yamaha 23 +41.749 11 8
9 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 23 +41.881 15 7
10 87 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 23 +42.054 14 6
11 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 23 +43.329 18 5
12 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali KTM 23 +48.247 16 4
13 89 Japan Seijin Oikawa Yamaha 23 +49.242 17 3
14 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 23 +59.084 22 2
15 37 Argentina Fabricio Perren Honda 23 +1:00.019 20 1
16 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 23 +1:04.360 21  
17 16 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 23 +1:06.599 29  
18 44 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 23 +1:22.509 28  
19 88 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +1:23.416 27  
20 93 Japan Kouki Takahashi Honda 23 +1:23.474 26  
21 23 Spain Arturo Tizón Honda 23 +1:32.896 23  
22 24 Spain Jordi Carchano Aprilia 23 +1:33.263 24  
23 20 Japan Takumi Takahashi Honda 23 +2:03.029 25  
24 85 Italy Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 22 +1 Lap 32  
Ret 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Aprilia 17 Retirement 10  
Ret 55 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 14 Accident 6  
Ret 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 6 Accident 9  
Ret 22 Italy Luca Morelli Aprilia 5 Retirement 31  
Ret 42 Spain Aleix Espargaró Honda 3 Retirement 19  
Ret 8 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 1 Accident 12  
Ret 52 Spain José David de Gea Aprilia 1 Accident 13  
DNS 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 30  
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 21 41:40.970 2 25
2 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 21 +0.185 1 20
3 60 Spain Julián Simón KTM 21 +7.769 4 16
4 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 21 +7.907 7 13
5 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Derbi 21 +7.924 6 11
6 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 21 +8.078 3 10
7 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 21 +22.782 10 9
8 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Honda 21 +22.911 9 8
9 14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 21 +23.192 12 7
10 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Derbi 21 +32.403 18 6
11 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 21 +39.590 11 5
12 34 Spain Esteve Rabat Honda 21 +39.735 21 4
13 44 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 21 +39.817 23 3
14 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Honda 21 +40.011 14 2
15 90 Japan Hiroaki Kuzuhara Aprilia 21 +40.135 17 1
16 53 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 21 +43.213 27  
17 26 Switzerland Vincent Braillard Aprilia 21 +49.105 29  
18 20 Italy Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 21 +54.960 26  
19 42 Spain Pol Espargaró Derbi 21 +55.641 20  
20 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 21 +55.673 5  
21 87 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 21 +1:06.921 34  
22 67 Australia Blake Leigh-Smith KTM 21 +1:07.536 33  
23 9 Austria Michael Ranseder KTM 21 +1:07.695 28  
24 43 Spain Manuel Hernández Honda 21 +1:08.696 30  
25 45 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 21 +1:14.767 25  
26 13 Italy Dino Lombardi Aprilia 21 +1:17.503 40  
27 50 Japan Hiroomi Iwata Honda 21 +1:18.114 32  
28 16 Italy Michele Conti Honda 21 +1:20.465 36  
29 37 Netherlands Joey Litjens Honda 21 +1:23.274 39  
30 48 Japan Toshihisa Kuzuhara Honda 21 +1:23.653 37  
31 51 Japan Iori Namihira Honda 21 +1:24.235 38  
Ret 49 Japan Kazuma Watanabe Honda 20 Accident 31  
Ret 12 Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia 17 22  
Ret 6 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 12 19  
Ret 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 9 15  
Ret 47 Japan Shoya Tomizawa Honda 8 35  
Ret 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 5 16  
Ret 1 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 3 Accident 8  
Ret 63 France Mike Di Meglio Honda 3 Accident 13  
Ret 73 Japan Kazuya Otani Malaguti 2 24  
DNQ 24 Italy Simone Corsi Gilera  
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT


Previous race:
2006 Australian Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
2006 season
Next race:
2006 Portuguese Grand Prix
Previous race:
2005 Japanese Grand Prix
Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Next race:
2007 Japanese Grand Prix

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