2006 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  2006 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 17 races in the
2006 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Valensia (test).png
Date 29 October 2006
Location Valencia
Course Permanent racing facility
4.005 km (2.489 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:31.002
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:32.924
Podium
First Australia Troy Bayliss
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third United States Nicky Hayden
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Time 1:35.109
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis
Time 1:36.441
Podium
First San Marino Alex de Angelis
Second Italy Roberto Locatelli
Third Spain Héctor Barberá
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:39.058
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Héctor Faubel
Time 1:39.574
Podium
First Spain Héctor Faubel
Second Finland Mika Kallio
Third Spain Sergio Gadea

The 2006 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the last race of the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 27–29 October 2006 at the Valencia circuit. The MotoGP riders' championship was decided at this race, as Nicky Hayden's third place ensured he completed the season with more points than his rival, and polesitter for the race, Valentino Rossi, who finished down in thirteenth.

MotoGP Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati 30 46:55.415 2 25
2 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 30 +1.319 3 20
3 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 30 +9.230 5 16
4 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 30 +12.065 6 13
5 33 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 30 +16.306 12 11
6 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 30 +17.390 13 10
7 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki 30 +19.329 4 9
8 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. KR211V 30 +23.174 14 8
9 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 30 +26.072 10 7
10 7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 30 +28.194 16 6
11 21 United StatesJohn Hopkins Suzuki 30 +29.364 9 5
12 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 30 +29.707 15 4
13 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 30 +38.546 1 3
14 77 United Kingdom James Ellison Yamaha 30 +1:20.013 19 2
15 8 Australia Garry McCoy Ilmor 23 +7 Laps 20 1
Ret 27 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 23 Accident 7
Ret 71 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 13 Accident 8
Ret 30 Spain José Luis Cardoso Ducati 12 18
Ret 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Ducati 9 Accident 17
Ret 17 France Randy de Puniet Kawasaki 5 Accident 11
OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT

Championship standings after the race[edit]

250 cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 27 43:52.247 3 25
2 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 27 +4.524 4 20
3 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 27 +9.551 6 16
4 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 27 +11.366 2 13
5 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 27 +14.957 10 11
6 73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 27 +17.621 8 10
7 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 27 +18.505 7 9
8 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali KTM 27 +18.846 11 8
9 52 Spain José David de Gea Honda 27 +20.362 9 7
10 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 27 +24.257 13 6
11 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Aprilia 27 +36.071 12 5
12 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 27 +40.323 17 4
13 42 Spain Aleix Espargaró Honda 27 +49.222 15 3
14 37 Argentina Fabricio Perren Honda 27 +51.787 18 2
15 8 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 27 +53.194 23 1
16 44 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 27 +57.940 21
17 31 Spain Álvaro Molina Aprilia 27 +1:16.334 19
18 23 Spain Arturo Tizón Honda 27 +1:29.704 22
19 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 27 +1:30.923 14
20 65 Italy Alessandro Brannetti Honda 27 +1:31.558 25
21 57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Honda 27 +1:31.982 26
22 24 Spain Jordi Carchano Aprilia 26 +1 Lap 24
23 53 Spain Santiago Barragán Honda 26 +1 Lap 30
24 22 Italy Luca Morelli Aprilia 26 +1 Lap 27
Ret 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 20 Accident 1
Ret 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 12 Accident 5
Ret 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 10 16
Ret 45 United Kingdom Dan Linfoot Honda 8 29
Ret 85 Italy Alessio Palumbo Aprilia 4 Accident 28
Ret 16 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 1 20
DNQ 55 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc Classification[edit]

Garry McCoy, riding for Ilmor, finished the MotoGP race in fifteenth position.
Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 40:15.460 2 25
2 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 24 +1.764 5 20
3 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +1.938 3 16
4 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 24 +8.646 1 13
5 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Derbi 24 +8.673 7 11
6 42 Spain Pol Espargaró Derbi 24 +12.428 6 10
7 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +18.925 19 9
8 14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 24 +22.056 12 8
9 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 24 +22.102 4 7
10 1 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 24 +25.405 13 6
11 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Derbi 24 +25.605 11 5
12 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Honda 24 +28.700 23 4
13 34 Spain Esteve Rabat Honda 24 +36.206 17 3
14 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Malaguti 24 +41.651 18 2
15 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 24 +41.748 20 1
16 21 Spain Mateo Túnez Aprilia 24 +45.893 26
17 20 Italy Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 24 +46.005 22
18 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Honda 24 +47.510 9
19 24 Italy Simone Corsi Gilera 24 +52.287 16
20 6 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 24 +54.531 21
21 43 Spain Manuel Hernández Honda 24 +56.966 27
22 12 Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia 24 +57.995 24
23 16 Italy Michele Conti Honda 24 +1:01.336 35
24 9 Austria Michael Ranseder KTM 24 +1:02.918 28
25 37 Netherlands Joey Litjens Honda 24 +1:02.992 38
26 30 Spain Pere Tutusaus Derbi 24 +1:04.324 33
27 90 Japan Hiroaki Kuzuhara Aprilia 24 +1:07.021 30
28 53 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 24 +1:08.649 29
29 25 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Aprilia 24 +1:08.682 32
30 49 Japan Kazuma Watanabe Honda 24 +1:08.809 36
31 13 Italy Dino Lombardi Aprilia 24 +1:09.140 34
32 67 Australia Blake Leigh-Smith KTM 24 +1:19.944 42
33 45 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 24 +1:20.568 31
34 87 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 24 +1:31.922 43
35 40 Italy Nico Vivarelli Malaguti 24 +1:31.995 31
36 77 Spain Daniel Sáez Aprilia 24 +1:38.898 40
37 83 France Clément Dunikowski Aprilia 23 +1 Lap 39
Ret 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 18 14
Ret 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Aprilia 11 25
Ret 60 Spain Julián Simón KTM 6 Accident 8
Ret 44 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 6 Accident 15
Ret 54 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 5 Accident 10
Ret 78 Netherlands Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 3 Accident 37
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT


Previous race:
2006 Portuguese Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
2006 season
Next race:
2007 Qatar Grand Prix
Previous race:
2005 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Valencian Community Grand Prix Next race:
2007 Valencian Community Grand Prix

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