2007 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2007 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 18 races in the
2007 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 20 May 2007
Location Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France
Course Permanent racing facility
4.180 km (2.597 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider United States Colin Edwards
Time 1:33.616
Fastest lap
Rider United States John Hopkins
Time 1:38.678
Podium
First Australia Chris Vermeulen
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Australia Casey Stoner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:37.934
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Time 1:38.566
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Third San Marino Alex de Angelis
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Mattia Pasini
Time 1:43.111
Fastest lap
Rider Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek
Time 1:43.859
Podium
First Spain Sergio Gadea
Second Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek
Third United Kingdom Bradley Smith

The 2007 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2007 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 18–20 May 2007 at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.

The MotoGP race was subject to wet weather and the race saw the first time in the 800cc MotoGP formula era where riders changed bikes mid-race as a result of the conditions.

Moto GP Classification[edit]

Pos # Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 71 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 28 50:58.713 12 25
2 33 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 28 +12.599 9 20
3 27 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 28 +27.347 2 16
4 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 28 +37.328 10 13
5 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Ducati 28 +49.166 17 11
6 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 28 +53.563 4 10
7 21 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 28 +1:01.073 5 9
8 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 28 +1:21.241 15 8
9 6 Japan Makoto Tamada Yamaha 27 +1 Lap 16 7
10 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 27 +1 Lap 11 6
11 11 Spain Fonsi Nieto Kawasaki 27 +1 Lap 19 5
12 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 25 +3 Laps 1 4
Ret 4 Brazil Alex Barros Ducati 27 Accident 13
Ret 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. KR212V 26 Retirement 18
Ret 1 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 25 Accident 7
Ret 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 20 Accident 20
Ret 14 France Randy de Puniet Kawasaki 8 Accident 8
Ret 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 7 Accident 6
Ret 7 Spain Carlos Checa Honda 6 Accident 3

250 cc Classification[edit]

Pos # Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 26 43:12.237 1 25
2 34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 26 +0.156 8 20
3 3 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 26 +2.733 6 16
4 80 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 26 +5.971 3 13
5 60 Spain Julián Simón Honda 26 +6.111 2 11
6 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 26 +22.753 7 10
7 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 26 +23.139 9 9
8 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 26 +27.416 5 8
9 73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 26 +28.915 12 7
10 14 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 26 +33.950 11 6
11 8 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 26 +57.900 20 5
12 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 26 +58.011 13 4
13 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +1:06.251 22 3
14 44 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 26 +1:06.720 18 2
15 50 United Kingdom Eugene Laverty Honda 26 +1:07.649 19 1
16 28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 26 +1:14.837 16
17 9 Spain Arturo Tizón Aprilia 26 +1:31.455 23
18 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 26 +1:39.701 14
Ret 10 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 15 Retirement 21
Ret 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 12 Retirement 10
Ret 16 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 5 Accident 15
Ret 17 Czech Republic Karel Abrahám Aprilia 5 Accident 17
Ret 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 2 Retirement 4
DNS 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 24

125 cc Classification[edit]

Pos # Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 41:50.112 6 25
2 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Derbi 24 +0.478 5 20
3 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Honda 24 +2.963 2 16
4 14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 24 +13.516 8 13
5 6 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 24 +13.845 18 11
6 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 +15.098 4 10
7 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 24 +15.603 14 9
8 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 24 +15.664 13 8
9 63 France Mike Di Meglio Honda 24 +15.777 10 7
10 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 24 +19.108 3 6
11 44 Spain Pol Espargaró Aprilia 24 +23.920 19 5
12 7 France Alexis Masbou Honda 24 +24.210 11 4
13 34 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 24 +29.517 15 3
14 60 Austria Michael Ranseder Derbi 24 +29.701 9 2
15 22 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 24 +34.936 (+20s penalty) 17 1
16 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 24 +45.124 16
17 27 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia 24 +45.308 20
18 53 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 24 +46.142 21
19 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Derbi 24 +46.350 22
20 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Aprilia 24 +1:00.825 25
21 13 Italy Dino Lombardi Honda 24 +1:00.948 23
22 20 Italy Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 24 +1:09.701 27
23 95 Romania Robert Muresan Derbi 24 +1:10.101 24
24 56 Netherlands Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 24 +1:10.295 29
25 37 Netherlands Joey Litjens Honda 24 +1:10.471 30
26 15 Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia 24 +1:16.496 31
27 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Honda 24 +1:21.822 32
28 46 France Romain Maitre Honda 23 +1 Lap 34
29 47 France Steven Le Coquen Honda 23 +1 Lap 36
Ret 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 19 Retirement 1
Ret 35 Italy Raffaele de Rosa Aprilia 15 Retirement 12
Ret 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 14 Accident 7
Ret 48 France Julien Cartron Honda 11 Retirement 35
Ret 51 United States Stevie Bonsey KTM 3 Accident 28
DNQ 49 France Gwen Le Badezet Honda


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