2006 Turkish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Turkey  2006 Turkish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Istanbul park.svg
Date 30 April 2006
Location Istanbul Park
Course Permanent racing facility
5.340 km (3.318 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Chris Vermeulen
Time 2:04.617
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Toni Elías
Time 1:52.877
Podium
First Italy Marco Melandri
Second Australia Casey Stoner
Third United States Nicky Hayden
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:57.841
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 1:58.469
Podium
First Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Second Spain Héctor Barberá
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 2:04.035
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Joan Olivé
Time 2:03.825
Podium
First Spain Héctor Faubel
Second Spain Álvaro Bautista
Third Spain Sergio Gadea

The 2006 Turkish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 28–30 April 2006, at the Istanbul Park circuit. The thrilling race saw Australian Casey Stoner almost grab his first win before being beaten at the final corner by Marco Melandri. The 250cc race saw a number of riders eliminated at the first corner.

Moto GP classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 22 41:54.065 14 25
2 27 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 22 +0.200 7 20
3 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 22 +5.458 2 16
4 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 22 +6.209 11 13
5 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 22 +6.587 12 11
6 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 22 +16.682 4 10
7 71 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 22 +16.777 1 9
8 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki 22 +21.537 8 8
9 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 22 +22.847 9 7
10 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 22 +30.483 13 6
11 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Ducati 22 +30.543 3 5
12 17 France Randy de Puniet Kawasaki 22 +34.284 6 4
13 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. KR211V 22 +45.112 10 3
14 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 22 +53.525 16 2
15 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 22 +59.855 15 1
16 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Ducati 22 +1:01.241 17  
17 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 22 +1:38.628 5  
18 77 United Kingdom James Ellison Yamaha 21 +1 Lap 19  
NC 30 Spain José Luis Cardoso Ducati 15 +7 Laps 18  
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 20 40:02.376 6 25
2 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 20 +0.401 5 20
3 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 20 +0.467 3 16
4 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 20 +0.641 13 13
5 55 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 20 +2.555 4 11
6 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 20 +10.554 8 10
7 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Aprilia 20 +12.534 10 9
8 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 20 +16.887 16 8
9 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 20 +17.348 12 7
10 19 Argentina Sebastián Porto Honda 20 +20.910 9 6
11 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 20 +28.425 7 5
12 7 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 20 +35.956 2 4
13 36 Colombia Martín Cárdenas Honda 20 +48.291 22 3
14 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 20 +1:00.604 15 2
15 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali KTM 20 +1:03.888 18 1
16 16 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 20 +1:09.340 19  
17 24 Spain Jordi Carchano Honda 20 +1:38.360 25  
18 22 Italy Luca Morelli Aprilia 20 +1:59.179 23  
19 40 Turkey Sinan Sofuoğlu Honda 19 +1 Lap 26  
Ret 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 8 Accident 11  
Ret 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia 8 20  
Ret 23 Spain Arturo Tizón Honda 7 21  
Ret 73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 1 Accident 14  
Ret 41 Italy Michele Danese Aprilia 0 Accident 24  
Ret 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 0 Accident 1  
Ret 8 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 0 Accident 17  
Ret 85 Italy Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 0 Accident 27  
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 19 39:30.095 4 25
2 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 19 +0.243 1 20
3 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 19 +7.240 16 16
4 24 Italy Simone Corsi Gilera 19 +8.340 3 13
5 6 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 19 +9.127 9 11
6 14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 19 +10.749 6 10
7 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Derbi 19 +18.258 10 9
8 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 19 +22.800 12 8
9 29 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 19 +23.224 20 7
10 10 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 19 +23.240 14 6
11 61 Spain Julián Simón KTM 19 +23.521 7 5
12 1 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 19 +23.639 11 4
13 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Honda 19 +23.656 13 3
14 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 19 +23.716 8 2
15 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 19 +36.240 18 1
16 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Honda 19 +36.311 22  
17 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 19 +42.922 2  
18 43 Spain Manuel Hernández Aprilia 19 +43.248 24  
19 17 Germany Stefan Bradl KTM 19 +55.975 29  
20 7 France Alexis Masbou Malaguti 19 +56.027 25  
21 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró Honda 19 +56.352 30  
22 44 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 19 +56.753 32  
23 16 Italy Michele Conti Honda 19 +57.435 33  
24 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 19 +59.703 19  
25 21 Spain Mateo Túnez Aprilia 19 +59.842 34  
26 9 Austria Michael Ranseder KTM 19 +1:00.567 31  
27 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Derbi 19 +1:00.793 21  
28 23 Italy Lorenzo Baroni Honda 19 +1:09.219 27  
29 45 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 19 +1:20.747 23  
30 53 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 19 +1:22.635 35  
31 20 Italy Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 19 +1:28.342 39  
32 26 Switzerland Vincent Braillard Aprilia 19 +1:29.066 36  
33 13 Italy Dino Lombardi Aprilia 19 +1:33.910 38  
34 37 Netherlands Joey Litjens Honda 19 +1:34.580 37  
35 12 Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia 19 +1:42.683 17  
Ret 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 16 5  
Ret 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Honda 12 Accident 26  
Ret 63 France Mike Di Meglio Honda 10 Accident 15  
Ret 15 Italy Michele Pirro Aprilia 3 28  
DNQ 81 Romania Robert Mureşan Aprilia  
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

References[edit]


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