2007 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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2007 F.I.M Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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2007 World Champions

MotoGP: Casey Stoner

The 2007 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 59th F.I.M Road Racing World Championship season. The 2007 season was significant as it introduced a new regulation which specifies that competitors in the MotoGP class can use up to 800 cc motorcycles; between 2002 and 2006, competitors had been allowed to use 990 cc motorcycles. While the 800cc motorcycles have less power than their 990cc counterparts, their ability to brake later and carry more speed through turns due to their lighter weight allowed them to break lap records in pre-season testing.[1]

Casey Stoner won the MotoGP title, winning 10 of the 18 races to finish with a lead of 125 points over second placed Dani Pedrosa. Jorge Lorenzo won his second 250cc title, and Gábor Talmácsi won the 125cc title.

Up to the end of 2006, speculation suggested that Honda would have the advantage of the new 800cc engines, as they could modify their existing engines easier than other manufacturers. In practice, Honda suffered the most from the regulation change, with only Dani Pedrosa and Marco Melandri making any impression on the leaders. Stoner scored a string of wins for Ducati, Suzuki saw Chris Vermeulen take their first win since the advent of four-stroke regulations and John Hopkins posted his first podium finish. The Kawasaki team also made progress with improved results.

In addition to the capacity reduction, MotoGP teams were also restricted to 31 tires per race weekend per rider. This change seemed to have favored the Bridgestone's wider performance range over the more temperature- and track-specific Michelins.[2] Pressure from top riders and declining viewership led Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta to propose a single-tire manufacturer for MotoGP.[3] In the end, rules were amended to allow 9 more tires per weekend per rider, and Valentino Rossi switched to Bridgestone for the 2008 season while his FIAT Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo used Michelins.

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125 cc winner 250 cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 10 March Qatar Qatar Grand Prix Losail Spain Héctor Faubel Spain Jorge Lorenzo Australia Casey Stoner Report
2 25 March Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jerez Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Valentino Rossi Report
3 22 April Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Italy Simone Corsi Italy Andrea Dovizioso Australia Casey Stoner Report
4 6 May China Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Spain Jorge Lorenzo Australia Casey Stoner Report
5 20 May France French Grand Prix Le Mans Spain Sergio Gadea Spain Jorge Lorenzo Australia Chris Vermeulen Report
6 3 June Italy Italian Grand Prix Mugello Spain Héctor Faubel Spain Álvaro Bautista Italy Valentino Rossi Report
7 10 June Catalonia Catalan Grand Prix Catalunya Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Spain Jorge Lorenzo Australia Casey Stoner Report
8 24 June United Kingdom British Grand Prix Donington Italy Mattia Pasini Italy Andrea Dovizioso Australia Casey Stoner Report
9 30 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Italy Mattia Pasini Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Valentino Rossi Report
10 15 July Germany German Grand Prix Sachsenring Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Spain Dani Pedrosa Report
11 22 July United States United States Grand Prix Laguna Seca No 125cc and 250cc race Australia Casey Stoner Report
12 19 August Czech Republic Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Spain Héctor Faubel Spain Jorge Lorenzo Australia Casey Stoner Report
13 2 September San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Misano Italy Mattia Pasini Spain Jorge Lorenzo Australia Casey Stoner Report
14 16 September Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Estoril Spain Héctor Faubel Spain Álvaro Bautista Italy Valentino Rossi Report
15 23 September Japan Japanese Grand Prix Motegi Italy Mattia Pasini Finland Mika Kallio Italy Loris Capirossi Report
16 14 October Australia Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Spain Jorge Lorenzo Australia Casey Stoner Report
17 21 October Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Australia Casey Stoner Report
18 4 November Valencian Community Valencian Grand Prix Valencia Spain Héctor Faubel Finland Mika Kallio Spain Dani Pedrosa Report

Season standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Riders standings[edit]

  • Riders marked with light blue background are eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
  • Rounds marked with light blue background were under wet race conditions.

MotoGP[edit]

Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
USA
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 1 5 1 1 3 4 1 1 2 5 1 1 1 3 6 1 1 2 367
2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 3 2 Ret 4 4 2 3 8 4 1 5 4 Ret 2 Ret 4 3 1 242
3 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2 1 10 2 6 1 2 4 1 Ret 4 7 Ret 1 13 3 5 Ret 241
4 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 4 19 6 3 7 5 4 5 5 7 15 2 3 6 10 7 8 3 189
5 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 5 8 5 5 2 9 9 10 10 6 3 Inj 4 5 5 10 2 4 187
6 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 7 9 11 7 1 8 7 3 16 11 2 5 2 13 11 8 7 6 179
7 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati Ret 12 3 6 8 7 6 Ret Ret 2 Ret 6 5 9 1 2 11 5 166
8 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 8 7 7 12 Ret 10 11 17 3 3 Ret 3 13 4 9 Ret 9 8 127
9 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 6 3 Ret 11 12 12 10 2 6 4 11 Ret 9 10 14 9 10 13 124
10 Brazil Alex Barros Ducati 9 11 4 14 Ret 3 8 7 7 Ret 9 9 Ret Ret 8 5 12 7 115
11 France Randy de Puniet Kawasaki Ret 13 8 8 Ret Ret 5 6 Ret Ret 6 8 Ret Ret 2 6 4 9 108
12 Spain Toni Elías Honda 14 4 2 Ret Ret 6 Ret 12 Inj Inj Inj 11 7 8 3 15 6 10 104
13 Germany Alex Hofmann Ducati 11 DSQ 9 9 5 11 13 9 8 9 Inj Inj 11 Ret 65
14 Spain Carlos Checa Honda Ret 6 12 10 Ret Ret 17 Ret 11 14 14 10 6 7 18 11 14 12 65
15 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 11 9 8 7 12 8 12 7 12 15 16 59
16 France Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 15 15 15 13 10 14 14 16 14 Ret 13 13 12 14 4 14 19 11 50
17 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 10 10 13 Ret Ret 13 15 14 12 Ret 12 14 10 11 16 13 16 14 47
18 Japan Makoto Tamada Yamaha 16 14 14 Ret 9 15 12 15 13 13 8 17 14 Ret 12 16 18 15 38
19 United States Kurtis Roberts KR212V Ret 18 13 15 12 Ret 15 15 Ret Ret 17 20 Ret 10
20 United States Roger Lee Hayden Kawasaki 10 6
21 Italy Michel Fabrizio Honda 10 6
22 Spain Fonsi Nieto Kawasaki 11 5
23 France Olivier Jacque Kawasaki 12 18 Ret Inj Inj 16 Inj 4
24 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. KR212V 13 16 16 15 Ret 17 16 4
25 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 13 3
26 Japan Shinichi Ito Ducati 15 1
United Kingdom Chaz Davies Ducati 16 Ret 17 0
Spain Iván Silva Ducati 16 0
Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi Suzuki 17 Ret 0
Japan Akira Yanagawa Kawasaki 17 0
Australia Andrew Pitt Ilmor Ret 0
Canada Miguel Duhamel Honda Ret 0
United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Ilmor DNS 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
USA
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

250cc[edit]

Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 1 1 2 1 1 8 1 Ret 1 4 1 1 3 11 1 3 7 312
2 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 5 3 1 3 2 4 3 1 4 5 2 Ret 2 2 3 11 4 260
3 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 2 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 3 11 5 6 5 9 Ret 2 235
4 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Ret 2 3 2 8 1 5 Ret 3 17 5 8 1 15 2 Ret Ret 181
5 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 3 Ret 8 6 4 3 8 Ret 7 6 4 3 5 3 Ret 2 5 177
6 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret 21 7 3 5 1 6 2 Ret 8 4 1 10 160
7 Finland Mika Kallio KTM Ret Ret 6 5 7 Ret 6 6 8 2 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 1 157
8 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 4 Ret 5 8 Ret 5 4 Ret Ret 9 7 4 4 10 5 5 9 133
9 Spain Julián Simón Honda 8 Ret 7 7 5 7 10 7 Ret Ret 8 10 8 6 6 6 6 123
10 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 9 Ret 9 Ret 6 9 9 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 7 7 7 8 11 97
11 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 7 8 Ret INJ 11 Ret 4 10 8 Ret 9 Ret 4 10 9 9 90
12 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 10 7 16 Ret 9 6 11 5 13 12 9 6 Ret 9 8 13 17 90
13 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 6 INJ DNS 18 12 Ret 9 10 10 7 Ret 16 11 7 13 59
14 Italy Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 12 11 10 10 12 13 Ret 11 11 18 12 Ret 9 Ret 17 20 Ret 49
15 Spain Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 11 Ret 11 11 18 12 20 Ret 17 11 13 12 12 17 14 10 12 47
16 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia Ret 15 12 Ret Ret 16 14 10 15 Ret 14 14 10 Ret 13 12 Ret 31
17 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 14 12 15 12 11 Ret 17 8 14 19 16 13 Ret Ret 19 16 15 30
18 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 5 16 Ret 3 27
19 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 13 9 Ret 13 10 10 21 25
20 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 15 10 13 Ret 16 17 Ret 12 16 13 17 Ret 11 Ret 15 15 16 24
21 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 16 16 Ret 16 Ret 19 13 Ret 20 15 18 11 13 13 12 19 Ret 19
22 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 17 13 14 Ret 13 14 18 14 19 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 14 18
23 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia Ret 17 Ret 14 14 15 15 13 12 16 INJ 18 18 19 13
24 United Kingdom Dan Linfoot Aprilia 9 Ret Ret 20 Ret Ret Ret 7
25 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Honda 18 14 17 17 15 20 19 Ret 21 Ret Ret 15 14 19 16 17 21 6
26 Japan Seijin Oikawa Yamaha 12 4
27 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 14 2
28 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 19 18 Ret 18 Ret 22 22 15 22 Ret 19 17 15 18 Ret 21 23 2
29 Spain Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 16 18 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 1
30 Spain Arturo Tizón Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 15 17 23 DNS 1
Spain Álvaro Molina Aprilia Ret 23 Ret 16 22 0
China Ho Wan Chow Aprilia DNQ 17 Ret 0
Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia 20 Ret 20 0
Spain Santiago Barragán Honda Ret DNQ DNQ 24 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)
250cc wildcard riders results[edit]
Rider Positions
China Zhu Wang DNQ in Czech Rep. and Portugal
United Kingdom Luke Lawrence DNQ in Britain and Portugal
United Kingdom Andrew Sawford DNQ in Britain
Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Ret in Malaysia
Germany Thomas Walther Ret in Germany
Italy Thomas Tallevi 24th in Italy
China Jin Xiao 19th in China
United Kingdom Toby Markham 17th in Britain
Netherlands Ronald Beitler 23rd in Netherlands
Netherlands Randy Gevers 24th in Netherlands
Rider Positions
Netherlands Hans Smees Ret in Netherlands
Netherlands Mike Velthuijzen DNS in Netherlands
Czech Republic Jiri Mayer DNQ in Czech Rep.
United Kingdom Alex Kenchington DNQ in Britain
China Huang Shi Zhao DNS in China
Japan Takumi Takahashi Ret in Japan
Germany Joshua Sommer Ret in Germany and Valencia
Japan Yuki Hamamoto 20th in Japan
Italy Omar Menghi Ret in Italy, 18th in San Marino

125cc[edit]

Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 2 1 5 4 4 4 2 Ret 3 1 4 2 2 2 8 1 2 282
2 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 1 3 10 2 6 1 Ret 3 2 3 1 17 1 3 3 3 1 277
3 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 6 Ret 3 Ret 10 5 1 2 6 2 5 3 7 14 6 2 9 193
4 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Derbi 3 2 6 1 2 Ret 13 18 7 6 3 20 13 12 1 6 5 182
5 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 6 Ret 1 1 Ret 2 1 8 1 7 8 4 174
6 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 5 Ret 1 5 8 3 7 10 5 4 7 Ret 4 6 4 7 12 168
7 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia Ret 5 Ret 6 1 2 4 4 4 Ret Ret 4 Ret 8 9 5 3 160
8 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 11 8 2 19 5 Ret 8 5 18 11 12 12 5 5 2 4 30 131
9 Spain Pol Espargaró Aprilia 7 4 11 9 11 9 5 Ret 11 Ret 6 5 3 Ret 11 Ret 10 110
10 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Honda 12 26 8 8 3 8 6 7 INJ 8 13 8 12 Ret 16 9 8 101
11 Spain Esteve Rabat Honda 8 Ret 14 3 INJ 12 Ret 13 12 11 11 11 Ret 5 5 6 74
12 Austria Michael Ranseder Derbi 13 9 12 7 14 11 10 20 9 10 8 10 Ret 9 22 Ret 13 73
13 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 19 17 15 27 13 13 3 13 12 5 9 6 10 19 12 17 15 69
14 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 17 7 Ret 18 7 7 11 12 8 7 10 15 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 66
15 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 9 6 13 16 15 Ret 20 9 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 12 7 57
16 Italy Raffaele de Rosa Aprilia 4 Ret 4 12 Ret 14 Ret 8 14 Ret 18 9 9 Ret Ret 28 Ret 56
17 France Mike Di Meglio Honda 14 INJ 14 9 Ret 19 6 Ret 15 20 13 16 4 14 14 23 42
18 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 9 10 13 7 6 15 Ret 13 Ret 39
19 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 18 10 7 15 16 10 14 11 15 28 17 16 17 Ret 18 19 Ret 30
20 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 15 12 9 11 Ret Ret 17 15 20 24 Ret 14 18 10 20 18 20 26
21 France Alexis Masbou Honda 10 Ret Ret 13 12 Ret 16 19 16 19 14 21 14 21 Ret 10 14 25
22 Spain Nicolás Terol Derbi 16 14 16 Ret 19 12 23 24 17 22 22 18 Ret 17 13 11 11 19
23 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Aprilia 20 19 24 21 20 15 15 Ret 28 21 29 23 Ret 11 19 Ret 18 7
24 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia Ret 11 17 Ret 17 Ret Ret 19 16 15 Ret 15 Ret 16 17 7
25 United States Steve Bonsey KTM 22 13 25 Ret Ret 20 Ret 23 27 18 16 26 Ret Ret 15 26 16 4
26 United Kingdom Danny Webb Honda Ret Ret 23 23 27 21 26 25 Ret 27 28 30 20 13 Ret 22 21 3
27 Germany Georg Fröhlich Honda 14 2
28 Spain Enrique Jerez Honda 14 23 2
29 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia Ret 15 Ret 17 18 22 Ret 17 Ret 30 28 21 Ret 21 20 Ret 1
Romania Robert Mureşan Derbi Ret 18 22 26 23 19 24 16 Ret 17 Ret 29 23 Ret DNQ 23 22 0
Netherlands Joey Litjens Honda 21 21 20 22 25 16 Ret 21 26 Ret 24 27 DNS 17 24 24 0
Italy Roberto Tamburini Aprilia 23 25 18 20 22 24 22 29 22 20 21 19 22 16 23 21 19 0
Spain Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 16 18 Ret 27 0
Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia Ret Ret 19 Ret 26 18 21 Ret 24 23 19 Ret 19 Ret 0
Netherlands Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 24 20 26 25 24 23 25 26 21 25 27 31 0
Italy Dino Lombardi Honda 23 Ret 24 21 Ret DNS 26 Ret Ret Ret 24 NC 25 0
Italy Ferruccio Lamborghini Aprilia 24 23 27 28 0
Italy Stefano Musco Honda INJ 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)
125cc wildcard riders results[edit]
Rider Positions
United Kingdom Kev Coghlan 21st in Turkey, retired in Britain
Spain Iván Maestro 22nd in Spain, 27th in Catalonia
Spain Ricard Cardús 23rd in Czech Republic, injured in Portugal
Australia Rhys Moller DNQ in Australia
Australia Jackson Leigh-Smith DNQ in Australia
Australia Blake Leigh-Smith DNQ in Australia
Portugal Ivo Relvas DNQ in Portugal
France Gwen le Badezet DNQ in France
Hungary Nikolett Kovács DNQ in Turkey
France Valentin Debise Injured in Portugal
Japan Takaaki Nakagami Ret in Valencia
Japan Yuuichi Yanagisawa Ret in Japan
Japan Iori Namihira Ret in Japan
Czech Republic Karel Majek Ret in Czech Republic
Czech Republic Michal Prášek Ret in Czech Republic
Germany Patrick Unger Ret in Germany
Japan Nayuta Mizuno 20th in Japan
United Kingdom Luke Jones 22nd in Britain
Netherlands Ferry Stoffer 33rd in Netherlands
Netherlands Patrick vd Waarsenburg 31st in Netherlands
Japan Shoya Tomizawa 22nd in Japan
Japan Kazuma Watanabe 18th in Japan
Rider Positions
France Julien Cartron Ret in France
Italy Federico Biaggi 32nd in San Marino
Czech Republic Karel Pešek 31st in Czech Republic
United Kingdom Tom Hayward 30th in Britain
Netherlands Jasper Iwema 32nd in Netherlands
Netherlands Roy Pouw 30th in Netherlands
Germany Sebastian Eckner 29th in Germany
France Steven Le Coquen 29th in France
Hungary Alen Győrfi Ret in Turkey, 29th in Valencia
Austria Philipp Eitzinger Ret in Catalonia, 29th in the Netherlands
United Kingdom Robbie Stewart 28th in Britain
France Romain Maitre 28th in France
United Kingdom Nikki Coates 27th in Britain
Germany Tobias Siegert 27th in Turkey, DNS in Italy
Australia Glenn Scott 26th in Australia
Germany Eric Hübsch 26th in Germany
Germany Toni Wirsing 25th in Germany
Italy Roberto Lacalendola Ret in Italy, 25th in San Marino
Spain Daniel Sáez 24th in Spain, 25th in Valencia
France Louis Rossi 24th in Portugal
France Cyril Carrillo 24th in Malaysia
Italy Simone Sancioni 17th in Italy, 22nd in San Marino

Manufacturers standings[edit]

Points gained by the designers in the season
  • Each manufacturer gets the same amount of points as their best placed rider in each Grand Prix.

MotoGP manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
USA
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Ducati 1 5 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 394
2 Honda 3 2 2 4 2 2 3 8 3 1 3 3 4 2 3 4 2 1 313
3 Yamaha 2 1 10 2 6 1 2 2 1 4 4 7 9 1 5 3 5 11 283
4 Suzuki 4 9 6 3 1 5 4 3 5 7 2 2 2 6 10 7 7 3 241
5 Kawasaki 12 13 8 8 11 16 5 6 9 8 6 8 8 12 2 6 4 9 144
5 KR212V 13 16 16 15 Ret 17 16 13 15 12 Ret 15 15 Ret Ret 17 20 Ret 14

Participants[edit]

MotoGP participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyre No. Rider Rounds
Repsol Honda Honda Honda RC212V M 1 United States Nicky Hayden All
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa All
Pramac d'Antín Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP7 B 4 Brazil Alex Barros All
22 Spain Iván Silva 12
57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies 11, 16–18
66 Germany Alex Hofmann 1–10, 13–14
72 Japan Shinichi Itoh 15
FIAT Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 5 United States Colin Edwards All
46 Italy Valentino Rossi All
Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 D 6 Japan Makoto Tamada All
50 France Sylvain Guintoli All
Honda LCR Honda Honda RC212V M 7 Spain Carlos Checa All
Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R B 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki 17
21 United States John Hopkins All
64 Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi 2, 15
71 Australia Chris Vermeulen All
Team Roberts KR212V KR212V M 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. 1–7
80 United States Kurtis Roberts 6–18
Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-RR B 11 Spain Fonsi Nieto 5
13 Australia Anthony West 8–18
14 France Randy de Puniet All
19 France Olivier Jacque 1–4, 6–7
87 Japan Akira Yanagawa 15
95 United States Roger Lee Hayden 11
Honda Gresini Honda Honda RC212V B 17 Canada Miguel Duhamel 11
24 Spain Toni Elías 1–9, 12–18
33 Italy Marco Melandri All
84 Italy Michel Fabrizio 10
Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP7 B 27 Australia Casey Stoner All
65 Italy Loris Capirossi All
Konica Minolta Honda Honda Honda RC212V M 56 Japan Shinya Nakano All
Ilmor GP Ilmor GP Ilmor X3 M 88 Australia Andrew Pitt 1
99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams 1
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Ilmor withdrew before Spanish race.

Mid-season changes[edit]

  • On 15 March 2007, Mario Illien of Ilmor announced that the team would be taking a break from the Moto GP series as a result of funding issues.[4]
  • During practice for the Chinese GP, Olivier Jacque injured his arm in a practice crash and withdrew from the event. He missed his home race, at Le Mans, and was replaced by Fonsi Nieto.[5][6]
  • Team Roberts announced that they would expand to a second bike from the Mugello race onwards, which will be ridden by Kurtis Roberts.[7]
  • Kenny Roberts, Jr. withdrew from the series in June. In those rounds the sole KR212V was ridden by his brother Kurtis.[8]
  • On 21 June, it was announced that Anthony West would be replacing Olivier Jacque at Kawasaki for the remainder of the season.[9]
  • During practice for the Dutch TT, Toni Elías broke his left femur.[10] He was replaced by Michel Fabrizio at the German Grand Prix and Miguel Duhamel at the United States Grand Prix.[11]
  • During the first practice session at the US GP, Alex Hofmann broke a bone and sustained a soft tissue injury in his left hand in a collision with Sylvain Guintoli and he was unable to compete during the remainder of the weekend. Chaz Davies was invited to take his ride for the remainder of the weekend despite having no experience on any MotoGP bike or Bridgestone tyres. Hofmann was also sidelined from Czech GP, where Iván Silva replaced him.
  • Shinichi Itoh rode as a replacement rider on a Pramac d'Antin Ducati after Alex Hofmann was released from the team following the Portuguese Grand Prix.

250cc participants[edit]

No Rider Team Constructor Rounds Tyre
1 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Fortuna Aprilia Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
3 San Marino Alex de Angelis Master MVA Aspar Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Red Bull KTM KTM 1-10, 12-18 D
6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia Racing Aprilia 2, 7, 12, 18 D
7 Spain Efrén Vázquez Blusens Aprilia Germany Aprilia 8-10, 12-18 D
8 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Thai Honda PTT-SAG Honda 1-10, 12-18 D
9 Spain Arturo Tizón Blusens Aprilia Germany Aprilia 1-6 D
10 Hungary Imre Tóth Team Toth Aprilia Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Emmi Caffe Latte Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
14 Australia Anthony West Team Sicilia Aprilia 1-7 D
15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Squadra Corse Metis Gilera Gilera 1-2, 5-10, 12-18 D
16 France Jules Cluzel Angaia Racing Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
18 Germany Joshua Sommer Motorcycle Comp Service Honda 10, 12-18 D
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Master MVA Aspar Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
20 Japan Takumi Takahashi Burning Blood Racing Honda 15 D
21 Italy Federico Sandi Team Sicilia Aprilia 16-18 D
25 Italy Alex Baldolini Kiefer-Bos-Sotin Racing Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
28 Germany Dirk Heidolf Kiefer-Bos-Sotin Racing Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
31 Spain Álvaro Molina Andalucia GFC MAS Aprilia 2, 7, 10, 14, 18 D
32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Campetella Racing Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Humangest Racing Honda 1-10, 12-18 D
36 Finland Mika Kallio Red Bull KTM KTM 1-10, 12,18 D
38 Germany Thomas Walther AMC Schleizer Dreieck ADAC Honda 10 D
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró Blusens Aprilia Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
44/11 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Campetella Racing Aprilia 1-10 , 12 , 16-18 D
45 United Kingdom Dan Linfoot Team Sicilia Aprilia 8-10, 12-15 D
49 Netherlands Erwin Postmus Postmus Racing Yamaha D
50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Honda LCR Honda 1-10, 12-18 D
53 Spain Santiago Barragán Team Extremadura Honda 2, 7 ,14, 18 D
55 Japan Yuki Takahashi Humangest Racing Team Honda 1-4, 6-10, 12,18 D
58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Squadra Corse Metis Gilera Gilera 1-10, 12-18 D
60 Spain Julián Simón Repsol Honda Team Honda 1-10, 12-18 D
62 China Shi Zhao Huang Yes! Yamaha Tianjian Yamaha 4 D
63 China Jin Xiao Yes! Yamaha Tianjian Yamaha 4 D
64 Italy Omar Menghi VET Racing Aprilia 6, 13 D
65 Italy Thomas Tallevi History Racing TZ Club Itlia Yamaha 6 D
68 Netherlands Randy Gevers De Arend Racing Aprilia 9 D
69 Netherlands Ronald Beitler Maro Racing Honda 9 D
70 Netherlands Mike Velthuijzen MRTT Hagen Racing Honda 9 D
72 Netherlands Hans Smees Jaap Kingma Aprilia 9 D
73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Repsol Honda Team Honda 1-10, 12-18 D
75 Japan Youichi Ui Malossi & Spruce & Pro-Tec Yamaha 15 D
76 Japan Seijin Oikawa Will Access With Plus Myu Yamaha 15 D
77 Japan Yuki Hamamoto TEC-2 & Kyushukyoritsu Univ. Yamaha 15 D
80 Spain Héctor Barberá Team Toth Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
81 United Kingdom Toby Markham BM Groundworks Yamaha 8 D
82 United Kingdom Andrew Sawford St Neot's Motorcycle Co Yamaha 8 D
83 United Kingdom Alex Kenshington Dennis Trollope Racing Yamaha 8 D
84 United Kingdom Luke Lawrence TNT Express Team Fila Honda 8 D
Team McDonalds Aprilia 14 D
87 Czech Republic Jiri Mayer Klub Racing Team Mayer Honda 12 D
88 China Zhu Wang Zongshen Team Of China Aprilia 12, 14 D
89 China Chow Ho-Wan Zongshen Team Of China Aprilia 12, 14, 16 D
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Mid-season changes[edit]

  • Roberto Locatelli was seriously injured in a practise session crash at the Spanish GP weekend. Gilera didn't replace him and Locatelli returned to the series in the French GP.[12]
  • As a result of a crash in qualifying in China, Yuki Takahashi broke his left arm and missed the French GP, which he won in 2006. He was not replaced for the event.[13]
  • Starting from the French GP, Humangest Racing was officially called Kopron Team Scot.
  • Following Anthony West's step up to the Moto GP class with Kawasaki, Dan Linfoot was signed to replace him from the Donington Park round. Also, Arturo Tizón was sacked by his team and replaced by Efrén Vázquez.[14]
  • Federico Sandi replaced Dan Linfoot from Australian GP onwards.
  • Taro Sekiguchi missed couple of rounds after being injured in Czech Republic Grand Prix. Having had lots of injuries during last couple of seasons, he decided to change his race number in his return, in the Australian Grand Prix.

125cc participants[edit]

No Rider Team Constructor Chassis Rounds Tyre
6 Spain Joan Olivé Polaris World Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
7 France Alexis Masbou FFM Honda GP 125 Honda TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Team Sicilia Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
11 Germany Sandro Cortese Emmi Caffe Latte Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
12 Spain Esteve Rabat Repsol Honda Honda TBA 1-5, 7-10, 11-18 D
13 Italy Dino Lombardi Scot Racing Team Honda TBA 2-6, 10, 12-18 D
14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Bancaja Aspar Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
15 Italy Federico Sandi Skilled ISPA Racing Team Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-15 D
17 Germany Stefan Bradl Blusens Aprilia Aprilia RS125 7, 9-10, 13-18 D
18 Spain Nicolás Terol Valsir Seedorf Derbi Derbi TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
20 Italy Roberto Tamburini Team Sicilia Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
22 Spain Pablo Nieto Blusens Aprilia Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
24 Italy Simone Corsi Skilled ISPA Racing Team Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
27 Italy Stefano Bianco WTR Blauer USA Aprilia RS125 1-6, 8-10, 12-15, 17-18 D
29 Italy Andrea Iannone WTR Blauer USA Aprilia RS125 1-10, 12-18 D
30 Spain Pere Tutusaus FMCV Team Machado Aprilia RS125 2, 7, 14, 18 D
31 Spain Enrique Jerez Scot Racing Team Honda TBA 8-9 D
33 Spain Sergio Gadea Bancaja Aspar Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
34 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Red Bull KTM KTM TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Multimedia Racing Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
36 France Cyril Carrillo FFM Honda GP 125 Honda TBA 17 D
37 Netherlands Joey Litjens Arie Molenaar Racing Honda TBA 1-10, 12-14, 16-18 D
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Repsol Honda Honda TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
39 Hungary Nikolett Kovács Cemelog-Hanusch Honda TBA 3 D
40 Hungary Alen Győrfi Superbike Gyorsasagi MSE Aprilia RS125 3, 18 D
41 Germany Tobias Siegert ADAC Nordbayern EV Aprilia RS125 3, 6 D
42 Italy Simone Sancioni RCGM Team Aprilia RS125 6, 13 D
44 Spain Pol Espargaró Belson Campetella Racing Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
45 France Valentin Debise Équipe de France Espoir Honda TBA 5 D
46 France Romain Maitre TVX Racing - TJP Honda TBA 5 D
47 France Steven Le Coquen Villiers Team Competition Honda TBA 5 D
48 France Julien Cartron Villiers Team Competition Honda TBA 5 D
49 France Gwen Le Badezet Bretagne Organisation Sport Honda TBA 5 D
51 United States Stevie Bonsey Red Bull KTM KTM TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Valsir Seedorf Derbi Derbi TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
53 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Multimedia Racing Aprilia TBA 1-8, 10, 12-18 D
54 United Kingdom Kev Coghlan Scot Racing Team Honda TBA 3, 8 D
IKI Racing
55 Spain Héctor Faubel Bancaja Aspar Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
56 Netherlands Hugo van den Berg Blusens Aprilia Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-13 D
57 Japan Yuuchi Yanagisawa Metallico 18 Garage Honda TBA 15 D
58 Japan Shoya Tomizawa Project Muy FRS Honda TBA 15 D
59 Japan Iori Namihira Honda Suzuka Racing Honda TBA 15 D
60 Austria Michael Ranseder Ajo Motorsport Derbi TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
61 Portugal Ivo Relvas SGM Racing Aprilia TBA 14 D
62 France Louis Rossi FFM Honda GP 125 Honda TBA 14 D
63 France Mike Di Meglio Scot Racing Team Honda TBA 1-2, 4-10, 12-18 D
64 Germany Georg Fröhlich Abbink Bos Racing Honda TBA 10 B
65 Germany Eric Hübsch Sachsenring Motorrad Unger Aprilia RS125 10 D
66 Germany Patrick Unger Sachsenring Motorrad Unger Aprilia RS125 10 D
67 Germany Sebastien Eckner Adac Sachsen Junior Team Honda TBA 10 D
68 Australia Glenn Scott WTR Blauer USA Aprilia TBA 16 D
69 Japan Nayuta Mizuno TEC-2 & Ogiya Yamaha TBA 15 D
70 Australia Blake Leigh-Smith Leigh-Smith Racing Honda TBA 16 D
71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Red Bull KTM KTM TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
72 Netherlands Patrick vd Waarsenburg Lemstra Racing Honda TBA 9 D
73 Australia Jackson Leigh-Smith Leigh-Smith Racing Honda TBA 16 D
74 Japan Kazuma Watanabe Dydo Miu Racing Honda TBA 15 D
75 Italy Mattia Pasini Polaris World Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
76 Italy Stefano Musco Scot Racing Team Honda TBA D
76 Spain Iván Maestro Matteoni Racing Honda TBA 2, 7, 18 D
77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Multimedia Racing Aprilia TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
78 Spain Daniel Sáez Quinto Almoradi Aprilia TBA D
79 Italy Ferruccio Lamborghini Junior GP Racing Team Aprilia TBA 13 D
Skilled ISPA Racing Team 16-18
80 Italy Federico Biaggi Friba Friba TBA 6 D
81 United Kingdom Tom Hayward KRP Honda TBA 8 D
82 United Kingdom Luke Jones SP12/KGD Racing Honda TBA 8 D
83 United Kingdom Nikki Coates KRP Honda TBA 8 D
84 United Kingdom Robbie Stewart KRP Honda TBA 8 D
85 Austria Philipp Eitzinger Wintex Racing Austria Honda TBA 7, 9 D
86 Spain Ricard Cardús Racc Aprilia Aprilia TBA 12, 14 D
87 Italy Roberto Lacalendola MC Terzo Bandini Aprilia TBA 6 D
Ellegi Racing 13
88 Netherlands Ferry Stoffer Motorsportklazienaveen Honda TBA 9 D
89 Netherlands Jasper Iwema Abbink Bos Racing Honda TBA 9 D
90 Netherlands Roy Pouw Cool Rental Racing TH Aprilia TBA 9 D
91 Czech Republic Karel Majek FGR 07 Team FGR TBA 12 D
92 Czech Republic Karel Pešek Intermoto Czech Aprilia TBA 12 D
93 Czech Republic Michal Prášek Rohac & Fetja Honda TBA 12 D
94 Germany Toni Wirsing Honda Schumann Reisen Honda TBA 12 D
95 Romania Robert Mureşan Ajo Motorsport Derbi TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
96 Australia Rhys Moller Rhys Moller Racing Honda TBA 16 D
98 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Red Bull MotoGP Academy Honda TBA 18 D
99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Arie Molenaar Racing Honda TBA 1-10, 12-18 D
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Mid-season changes[edit]

  • Fontana Racing was called Skilled Racing Team before the season started following the withdrawal of their sponsor ISPA for Team Sicilia.
  • Stefano Musco missed the Qatar & Spanish GPs through injury and was replaced by Dino Lombardi. Later Lombardi replaced Musco on regular basis.
  • Mike Di Meglio sustained a broken collarbone in a crash in qualifying for the Spanish GP and was told by doctors to allow more time to recover. He was replaced at the Turkish GP by Kev Coghlan, who had been originally on the 250cc entry list prior to the withdrawal of his team, Winona Racing.[15]
  • Starting from the French GP, Scot Racing Team was officially called Kopron Team Scot.
  • At the British GP, Enrique Jerez replaced Dino Lombardi.
  • From Portuguese GP onwards, Stefan Bradl replaced Hugo van den Berg on regular basis.
  • Following Federico Sandi's move to 250cc class, Ferruccio Lamborghini replaced him in Skilled Racing Team, starting from Australian Grand Prix.
  • Glenn Scott replaced Stefano Bianco in Australian Grand Prix.

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