2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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2008 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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2008 World Champions

The 2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 60th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Season review[edit]

MotoGP[edit]

The MotoGP class opened with the historic Qatar Grand Prix, the first night race held in the World Championship history. The race was won by Ducati's Casey Stoner ahead of rookie Jorge Lorenzo, who started on pole in the first race in the top class, and Dani Pedrosa.

In Spain Pedrosa won his first race of the year, ahead of Rossi and Lorenzo, while Stoner struggled with technical problems on his bike and finished 11th after twice going out on the gravel. At the Portugal GP, Lorenzo started on pole and won his first MotoGP race, ahead of Pedrosa and Rossi.

In China Rossi took his first win of the season and the first of three consecutive first places, after a weekend dominated by rain and cold temperatures; he then won in France and in front of his home crowd in Italy.

Stoner won the three consecutive races in Britain, the Netherlands and Germany, also obtaining pole position and the fastest lap in all three.

The United States race at Laguna Seca was the biggest turning point of the season. Before the race Stoner trailed Rossi on the standings by only 20 points. The Australian took pole position and started the race in first position. However, Rossi passed Stoner in the middle on the first lap, and Stoner could never make a decisive pass, and he stayed behind until the 24th lap, where he fell at the last corner. He re-mounted, but finished in second place while Rossi caught the first of five consecutive wins. In the next two races, Czech Republic and San Marino, Stoner fell off while leading from Rossi, who then won both times.

The race at Indianapolis was a particularly difficult due to track conditions: the arrival of Hurricane Ike over Indiana meant cold temperatures, heavy winds and rain for the whole race duration; the race was a battle between Rossi and former World Champion Nicky Hayden, who eventually took his first podium of the season. As Rossi began to pull a gap, heavy winds began to blow and the race was ended early with Rossi leading.

Two weeks later, in Japan, Rossi clinched his sixth premier class title with three races to go, by winning the race ahead of Stoner. The Australian then won his home race and in Valencia, while Rossi won in Malaysia.

250cc class[edit]

The first four races of the season showed the early form of KTM and Mika Kallio, with two wins and two other third places, with strong showings by Marco Simoncelli, Alvaro Bautista and Mattia Pasini, who won the season opener in Qatar, his first race in the class. After the initial problems, though, Simoncelli had a run of 7 consecutive races on the podium, from China to Czech Republic. He started the season on a semi-works Aprilia LE (Gilera is a subsidiary of Aprilia, so Gilera racing bikes are rebranded Aprilia bikes), but his performances led Aprilia to give him a works Aprilia RSA, making him a de facto works rider.

After his strong start, Kallio couldn't keep the pace of Simoncelli, his KTM not being able to challenge the more powerful Aprilias in most tracks. Bautista got into shape well into the season, after a series of bad races and retirements due to problems with his bike and rider errors. After that, however, he also began a streak of podiums which lasted from Catalunya to Malaysia, but Simoncelli was too far ahead of him on the standings, and he won his first World Championship with one race to go.

125cc class[edit]

Reigning champion Gábor Talmácsi stayed in the class, unlike other top names from last year who moved into 250cc category. Among the pre-season favourites were also Bradley Smith, Simone Corsi and Mike di Meglio. Talmácsi had dismal start to the season, with reliability problems on his new bike. Corsi won three of first six races and despite few bad results, looked good in the championship. However, Mike di Meglio won also multiple races, and having escaped without retirement until Misano, built up strong lead. He clinched the championship two races before the end. Corsi took second ahead of Talmácsi and Bradl who failed to finish the final race.

The season saw eight riders winning races: Talmácsi, Corsi, di Meglio, Sergio Gadea and four first-time winners: Andrea Iannone, Stefan Bradl, Nicolas Terol and Scott Redding, who became the youngest ever winner in the class. The season was completely dominated by the Piaggio bikes, (Aprilia, Derbi and Gilera), as Spanish Marc Márquez was only other rider to achieve podium place with his 3rd place in Donington.

Grands Prix[edit]

The 2008 race schedule was released on July 2007.[1] The schedule was later revised, with Japan held before Australia, because of the original Australian date had a conflict with the AFL Grand Final. Two other changes were made. Portugal was moved from 20 April to 13 April and the Grand Finale in Valencia was on 26 October instead of 2 November.[2]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125 cc winner 250 cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 9 March Qatar Qatar Grand Prix Losail Spain Sergio Gadea Italy Mattia Pasini Australia Casey Stoner Report
2 30 March Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jerez Italy Simone Corsi Finland Mika Kallio Spain Dani Pedrosa Report
3 13 April Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Estoril Italy Simone Corsi Spain Álvaro Bautista Spain Jorge Lorenzo Report
4 4 May China Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai Italy Andrea Iannone Finland Mika Kallio Italy Valentino Rossi Report
5 18 May France French Grand Prix Le Mans France Mike di Meglio Spain Alex Debón Italy Valentino Rossi Report
6 1 June Italy Italian Grand Prix Mugello Italy Simone Corsi Italy Marco Simoncelli Italy Valentino Rossi Report
7 8 June Catalonia Catalan Grand Prix Catalunya France Mike di Meglio Italy Marco Simoncelli Spain Dani Pedrosa Report
8 22 June United Kingdom British Grand Prix Donington United Kingdom Scott Redding Finland Mika Kallio Australia Casey Stoner Report
9 28 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Spain Álvaro Bautista Australia Casey Stoner Report
10 13 July Germany German Grand Prix Sachsenring France Mike di Meglio Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
11 20 July United States United States Grand Prix Laguna Seca No 125cc and 250cc race Italy Valentino Rossi Report
12 17 August Czech Republic Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Germany Stefan Bradl Spain Alex Debón Italy Valentino Rossi Report
13 31 August San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Misano Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Spain Álvaro Bautista Italy Valentino Rossi Report
14 14 September Indiana Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis Spain Nicolás Terol Race cancelled Italy Valentino Rossi Report
15 28 September Japan Japanese Grand Prix Motegi Germany Stefan Bradl Italy Marco Simoncelli Italy Valentino Rossi Report
16 5 October Australia Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island France Mike di Meglio Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
17 19 October Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Spain Álvaro Bautista Italy Valentino Rossi Report
18 26 October Valencian Community Valencian Grand Prix Valencia Italy Simone Corsi Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
‡ = Night race[3]
  • The US MotoGP race at IMS run for two-thirds distance, 20 laps, before being called off because of the remnants of Hurricane Ike hitting the track during raceday.
  • 250cc race in Indianapolis was initially postponed to after the MotoGP race, then cancelled for the same reason

Final 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.
  • (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

MotoGP[edit]

Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
USA
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 5 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 11 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 373
2 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 1 11 6 3 16 2 3 1 1 1 2 Ret Ret 4 2 1 6 1 280
3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 3 1 2 2 4 3 1 3 2 Ret INJ 15 4 8 3 Ret 2 2 249
4 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2 3 1 4 2 Ret INJ 6 6 Ret Ret 10 2 3 4 4 Ret 8 190
5 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 4 8 Ret 11 6 8 4 5 5 5 4 9 8 5 9 7 3 4 174
6 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 10 4 Ret 6 8 13 8 7 4 13 5 INJ DNS 2 5 3 4 5 155
7 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 7 Ret 4 7 3 5 5 4 3 Ret 14 14 10 15 7 8 8 6 144
8 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 17 10 8 Ret 5 10 7 8 7 3 3 6 5 9 Ret 15 9 13 128
9 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 13 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 9 10 4 12 17 8 5 5 7 126
10 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 8 5 9 9 7 7 Ret INJ INJ 7 15 3 7 16 6 10 7 9 118
11 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 6 6 7 12 Ret 6 6 17 9 11 9 13 6 18 11 6 Ret 11 105
12 Spain Toni Elías Ducati 14 15 12 8 11 12 DSQ 11 12 12 7 2 3 12 16 11 15 18 92
13 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 15 16 14 15 13 11 13 13 10 6 12 12 11 7 14 14 13 12 67
14 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda Ret 14 11 16 12 4 Ret 15 Ret 4 13 8 Ret 10 17 Ret 14 10 63
15 France Randy de Puniet Honda 9 Ret 15 13 9 Ret Ret 12 Ret 8 6 16 Ret 13 12 9 10 15 61
16 United States John Hopkins Kawasaki 12 7 5 14 Ret Ret 10 Ret DNS INJ INJ 11 14 14 10 13 11 14 57
17 Italy Marco Melandri Ducati 11 12 13 5 15 Ret 11 16 13 Ret 16 7 9 19 13 16 16 16 51
18 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 16 13 16 17 14 15 12 10 Ret 10 17 5 13 11 15 12 12 17 50
19 United States Ben Spies Suzuki 14 8 6 20
20 United States Jamie Hacking Kawasaki 11 5
21 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 14 2
22 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 17 0
Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi Suzuki Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
USA
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
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)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap

250cc[edit]

Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera Ret Ret 2 4 2 1 1 2 3 1 3 6 C 1 1 3 1 281
2 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 6 Ret 1 12 14 Ret 2 3 1 3 2 1 C 2 2 1 3 244
3 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 3 1 3 1 5 4 Ret 1 7 4 5 Ret C 5 3 Ret 11 196
4 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 4 6 Ret 5 1 2 4 7 4 Ret 1 Ret C 3 5 6 Ret 176
5 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 5 3 6 7 4 Ret 12 9 8 9 6 2 C 6 7 4 2 167
6 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 2 5 8 6 12 Ret 3 4 5 2 4 3 C DNS INJ INJ INJ 142
7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 16 4 5 2 7 8 7 6 6 8 13 Ret C 9 Ret 2 5 139
8 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 1 2 Ret 3 3 5 6 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret C 8 Ret Ret 9 132
9 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 8 8 Ret 11 13 6 Ret 11 9 10 9 4 C 10 6 7 4 110
10 Spain Julián Simón KTM 11 7 7 Ret 8 11 9 8 10 5 12 5 C 4 4 Ret Ret 109
11 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 15 Ret 4 Ret 11 3 5 5 2 7 Ret 7 INJ INJ INJ 9 10 108
12 Spain Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 9 9 11 9 9 9 Ret 10 17 13 10 Ret C 7 8 5 7 92
13 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 13 12 13 8 15 10 11 16 12 16 11 8 C 13 9 8 8 73
14 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 10 Ret 9 10 10 Ret 8 15 11 14 8 Ret C 11 Ret Ret 6 64
15 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Aprilia Ret 10 10 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 15 Ret 14 9 C 12 14 10 Ret 43
16 Czech Republic Karel Abrahám Aprilia 7 13 16 Ret Ret 7 Ret 12 DNS Ret Ret 10 C DNS 11 12 17 40
17 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia Ret 11 12 Ret 16 12 13 Ret 14 11 15 Ret C 16 12 13 12 35
18 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 12 Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 15 17 13 12 17 11 INJ 15 10 11 Ret 33
19 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 14 Ret 17 Ret 6 Ret 14 14 Ret DNS DNS 16
20 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia Ret 15 18 16 18 15 Ret Ret 20 17 Ret Ret C 22 13 15 13 9
21 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aprilia Ret Ret 15 13 Ret 13 Ret Ret 16 15 16 Ret DNS 8
22 Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia 14 17 Ret 18 12 Ret 18 6
23 Spain Manuel Hernández Aprilia Ret 14 13 C 19 Ret 16 16 5
24 Italy Simone Grotzkij Gilera 15 C Ret 15 14 15 4
25 Spain Daniel Arcas Honda Ret 20 16 17 14 2
26 Japan Shoya Tomizawa Honda 14 2
27 Germany Toni Wirsing Honda 20 20 14 Ret 2
28 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 17 16 19 15 Ret 17 18 19 19 19 19 16 C 18 17 18 19 1
29 Spain Russell Gómez Aprilia INJ INJ Ret 17 19 16 17 18 Ret Ret 21 0
China Ho Wan Chow Aprilia Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
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)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap

250cc wildcard and replacement riders results[edit]
Rider Positions
Portugal Sérgio Batista DNQ in Portugal
United Kingdom Toby Markham DNS in Britain
Sweden Frederik Watz 18th in the Netherlands
Hungary Alen Györfi 18th in Germany, DNQ in San Marino, Ret in Valencia
Italy Stefano Bianco C in Indianapolis, DNQ in Australia
United States Barrett Long C in Indianapolis
Rider Positions
United States Kyle Ferris DNQ in Indianapolis
Japan Takumi Takahashi 17th in Japan
Japan Takumi Endoh 21st in Japan
Japan Yukhi Ito 23rd in Japan
Japan Kazuki Watanabe DNS in Japan

125cc[edit]

Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 France Mike Di Meglio Derbi 4 9 7 2 1 4 1 2 7 1 2 Ret 10 2 1 5 3 264
2 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 7 1 1 Ret 13 1 5 5 3 5 10 3 7 7 8 3 1 225
3 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 12 Ret 6 3 14 2 3 Ret 1 3 4 1 14 3 3 1 Ret 206
4 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 3 4 8 5 6 10 4 Ret 12 2 1 Ret 3 1 2 Ret Ret 187
5 Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia 10 2 3 8 3 7 Ret 18 9 7 5 5 1 5 Ret 9 2 176
6 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 16 3 Ret Ret 2 5 14 10 5 4 6 2 8 Ret Ret 2 4 150
7 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 2 Ret 2 6 8 9 Ret 7 2 5 3 12 12 4 14 7 Ret 142
8 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 11 10 10 16 11 8 8 9 4 6 7 7 5 6 6 4 5 141
9 Spain Pol Espargaró Derbi 8 14 13 4 4 3 2 DNS INJ 17 8 Ret 2 Ret 5 6 DNS 124
10 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 14 18 11 1 5 12 Ret Ret 8 11 9 6 Ret Ret 4 10 6 106
11 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 5 7 21 Ret Ret 14 6 1 Ret 8 11 Ret 4 8 10 Ret 8 105
12 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1 Ret 9 Ret 20 6 9 4 Ret Ret 12 10 18 9 Ret 12 Ret 83
13 Spain Marc Márquez KTM INJ INJ 18 12 Ret 19 10 3 Ret 9 Ret 4 6 Ret 9 INJ INJ 63
14 Spain Esteve Rabat KTM 24 12 Ret 11 17 25 DNS 11 6 DSQ 13 9 Ret Ret 7 Ret 10 49
15 United States Stevie Bonsey Aprilia Ret 6 4 14 Ret 11 7 17 17 18 Ret Ret 9 20 Ret Ret Ret 46
16 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 17 8 12 17 23 24 12 19 16 10 14 8 11 19 Ret 8 Ret 45
17 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM Ret 13 16 13 Ret Ret 13 6 13 Ret Ret 18 19 11 11 7 41
18 Italy Raffaele de Rosa KTM Ret 11 Ret 9 9 13 Ret 14 10 Ret Ret Ret 13 12 Ret Ret Ret 37
19 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 6 Ret 5 Ret 21 Ret 11 Ret Inj Ret Ret 14 15 10 DNS Ret Ret 35
20 Spain Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 9 Ret 15 10 Ret 18 16 DNS Ret 15 18 11 20 14 11 DNS 12 31
21 Spain Pablo Nieto KTM 18 5 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 14 16 Ret Ret 18 13 14 9 25
22 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 21 Ret Ret Ret 7 20 Ret 15 Ret Ret 19 Ret 30 17 12 13 11 22
23 Austria Michael Ranseder Aprilia 15 16 14 7 Ret 15 17 12 14 Ret 21 13 Ret Ret DNQ 22
24 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 19 15 19 Ret 16 16 22 8 Ret 19 Ret 19 Ret 13 Ret Ret 16 12
25 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 22 INJ INJ Ret 10 17 15 13 19 Ret 23 26 INJ INJ 21 19 17 10
26 Spain Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 20 19 22 15 12 21 19 22 21 12 20 Ret 9
27 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia 13 Ret 17 DNS Ret Ret 18 20 11 8
28 France Alexis Masbou Loncin Ret 21 20 Ret 15 27 Ret Ret 23 21 26 Ret 26 15 Ret Ret 14 4
29 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 22 Ret 13 3
30 Germany Marcel Schrötter Honda 13 3
31 Germany Robin Lässer Aprilia 23 DNS INJ Ret Ret 28 Ret 21 22 Ret 15 20 17 23 15 20 Ret 2
32 Spain Enrique Jerez KTM 19 Ret 15 1
33 Spain Adrián Martín Aprilia Ret 25 17 15 Ret 1
34 Germany Jonas Folger Aprilia Ret 15 24 16 17 18 1
35 Netherlands Hugo van den Berg Aprilia Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 29 21 25 15 Ret 25 24 21 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
36 France Jules Cluzel Loncin Ret 17 Ret DNS 23 20 16 18 Ret 24 16 16 Ret Ret 16 19 0
37 France Louis Rossi Honda 25 24 INJ 18 19 32 25 23 24 22 29 23 23 0
38 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia Ret 20 DNS Ret 18 Ret 23 27 Ret 0
39 Italy Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 24 22 17 Ret 21 16 18 20 0
40 Romania Robert Mureşan Aprilia Ret 26 24 Ret 22 34 24 24 25 23 27 INJ 25 Ret Ret 22 21 0
41 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux Aprilia Ret 28 22 23 Ret Ret 21 22 0
42 France Cyril Carrillo Honda 25 Ret 28 26 18 DNS INJ 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
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)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap

125cc wildcard and replacement riders results[edit]
Rider Results
Italy Dino Lombardi Ret in Spain, 23rd in Portugal
Spain Ivan Maestro 22nd in Spain, 27th in Portugal, Ret in Catalunya
Spain Axel Pons Ret in Spain and Catalunya, 26th in Portugal
Spain Daniel Sáez 23rd in Spain, 27th in Catalunya, 24th in Valencia
Spain Alberto Moncayo 25th in Spain
Czech Republic Karel Pesek 28th in Portugal
Italy Gioele Pellino Ret in France
France Steven Le Coquen Ret in France
Germany Tobias Siegert Ret in France
France Valentin Debise Ret in France
Italy Riccardo Moretti 26th in Italy, Ret in San Marino
Italy Luca Vitali 30th in Italy, 25th in San Marino
Italy Gabriele Ferro 31st in Italy, 21st in San Marino
Italy Ferruccio Lamborghini 33rd in Italy
Spain Ricard Cardús 26th in Catalunya, Ret in Valencia
Spain Jordi Dalmau Ret in Catalunya
United Kingdom Lee Costello 26th in Britain
Rider Results
United Kingdom Matthew Hoyle Ret in Britain
United Kingdom Connor Behan Ret in Britain
Republic of Ireland Paul Jordan Ret in Britain
United Kingdom Luke Hinton Ret in Britain
Netherlands Michael van der Mark 26th in the Netherlands
Sweden Robert Gull 27th in the Netherlands
Netherlands Jasper Iwema 28th in the Netherlands
Netherlands Ernst Dubbink 29th in the Netherlands
Netherlands Jerry van de Bunt 30th in the Netherlands
Netherlands Joey Litjens Ret in the Netherlands
Germany Marvin Fritz 20th in Germany
Germany Sebastian Kreuziger Ret in Germany
Germany Eric Hübsch Ret in Germany
Czech Republic Lukas Sembera 17th in Czech
Czech Republic Michal Prasek 30th in Czech
Czech Republic Andrea Touskova 31st in Czech
Italy Gennaro Sabatino Ret in San Marino
Rider Results
United States PJ Jacobsen 22nd in Indianapolis
Italy Davide Stirpe 27th in Indianapolis
United States Kristian Lee Turner 29th in Indianapolis
Japan Yuuichi Yanagisawa 22nd in Japan
Japan Hiroki Ono 24th in Japan
Japan Kazuma Watanabe Ret in Japan
Japan Iori Namihira Ret in Japan
Japan Hiroomi Iwata Ret in Japan
Australia Jed Metcher 20th in Australia
Australia Rhys Moller Ret in Australia
Australia Brad Gross Ret in Australia
Australia Jake Horne DNQ in Australia
Australia Blake Leigh-Smith DNQ in Australia
Spain Cristian Traballon 25th in Valencia
Spain Julián Miralles DSQ in Valencia

Manufacturers standings[edit]

  • 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
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
USA
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Yamaha 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 402
2 Ducati 1 11 6 3 15 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 2 1 6 1 321
3 Honda 3 1 2 2 4 3 1 3 2 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 2 2 315
4 Suzuki 8 5 8 9 5 7 7 8 7 3 3 3 5 6 6 10 7 9 181
5 Kawasaki 12 7 5 14 14 15 10 10 Ret 10 11 5 13 11 10 12 11 14 88

250cc manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Aprilia 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 1 C 2 2 1 3 343
2 Gilera 8 8 2 4 2 1 1 2 3 1 3 4 C 1 1 3 1 300
3 KTM 3 1 3 1 5 4 7 1 6 4 5 5 C 4 3 2 5 245
4 Honda 5 3 6 7 4 10 11 9 8 9 11 8 C 6 7 4 2 174
5 Yamaha 17 16 19 15 Ret 17 18 19 19 19 19 16 C 18 17 18 19 1

125cc manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
ESP
Spain
POR
Portugal
CHN
China
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
SMR
San Marino
IND
Indiana
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Aprilia 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 401
2 Derbi 2 8 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 8 2 2 1 5 3 319
3 KTM 18 5 16 9 7 13 10 3 6 9 13 4 6 11 7 11 7 123
4 Loncin Ret 17 20 Ret 15 23 20 16 18 21 24 16 16 15 Ret 16 14 4
5 Honda 25 24 25 18 19 26 25 23 24 13 29 21 28 22 18 DNS 23 3
6 Seel 28 20 0
7 Yamaha Ret 0

Participants[edit]

MotoGP participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyre No Rider Rounds
Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP8 B 1 Australia Casey Stoner[4] All
33 Italy Marco Melandri[5] All
Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC212V M B 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa[6] 14-18
M 1-13
8 Japan Tadayuki Okada[7] 6
69 United States Nicky Hayden[4] 1–11, 13–18
JiR Team Scot MotoGP Honda Honda RC212V M 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[8] All
Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 5 United States Colin Edwards[9] All
52 United Kingdom James Toseland[10] All
Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R B 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen[11] All
9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki 17
11 United States Ben Spies[12] 8
11 United States Ben Spies 11, 14
64 Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi 15
65 Italy Loris Capirossi[13] 1–7, 9–18
Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR B 12 United States Jamie Hacking 11
13 Australia Anthony West[14] All
21 United States John Hopkins[15] 1–9, 12–18
LCR Honda MotoGP Honda Honda RC212V M 14 France Randy de Puniet[16] All
San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda Honda RC212V B 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis[8] All
56 Japan Shinya Nakano[17] All
Alice Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP9 B 24 Spain Toni Elías[18] All
50 France Sylvain Guintoli[19] All
Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 B 46 Italy Valentino Rossi[4] All
M 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo[20] All
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider
† = Switched from Michelin to Bridgestone tyres after the 13th round, the San Marino Grand Prix.

250cc participants[edit]

No Rider Team Motorcycle Rounds Tyre
4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Red Bull KTM 250 KTM 1-10, 12-18 D
6 Spain Alex Debón [21] Lotus Aprilia Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
7 Spain Russell Gómez Blusens Aprilia Aprilia 3-10, 12, 18 D
10 Hungary Imre Tóth Team Toth Aprilia Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Emmi - Caffe Latte Aprilia 1-10, 12-14, 17-18 D
14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Thai Honda PTT SAG Honda 1-10, 12-18 D
15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Metis Gilera Gilera 1-10, 12-18 D
17 Czech Republic Karel Abrahám Cardion AB Motoracing Aprilia 1-10, 12-14, 16-18 D
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Mapfre Aspar Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
21 Spain Héctor Barberá Team Toth Aprilia Aprilia 1-10, 12-14 D
25 Italy Alex Baldolini Matteoni Racing Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
27 Italy Stefano Bianco Campetella Racing Gilera 14 D
Team Toth Aprilia Aprilia 16 D
29 United States Barrett Long Longevity Racing Yamaha 14 D
32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Campetella Racing Gilera 1-10, 12-18 D
35 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Campetella Racing Gilera 13-18 D
36 Finland Mika Kallio Red Bull KTM 250 KTM 1-10, 12-18 D
38 United States Kyle Ferris Team Infinity Replicast Yamaha 14 D
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró Lotus Aprilia Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
43 Spain Manuel Hernández Blusens Aprilia Aprilia 1-2, 13-18 D
45 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha Pertamina Indonesia Yamaha 1-10, 12-18 D
50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Blusens Aprilia Aprilia 1-10, 12-14 D
52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Auto Kelly CP Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Campetella Racing Gilera 1-10, 12 D
55 Spain Héctor Faubel Mapfre Aspar Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Metis Gilera Gilera 1-10, 12-18 D
60 Spain Julián Simón Repsol KTM 250cc KTM 1-10, 12-18 D
63 United Kingdom Toby Markham BM Groundworks Yamaha 8 D
64 Sweden Frederik Watz Jaap Kingma Racing Aprilia 9 D
65 Japan Takumi Takahashi Burning Blood Racing Team Honda 15 D
66 Japan Shoya Tomizawa Project U FRS Honda 15 D
67 Japan Kazuki Watanabe RT Morinokumasan-Satohjuku Yamaha 15 B
68 Japan Yuuki Ito Dog Fight Racing Yamaha 15 D
69 Japan Takumi Endoh Ser.Spruce/Pro-Tec Yamaha 15 D
72 Japan Yuki Takahashi JiR Team Scot 250cc Honda 1-10, 12-18 D
75 Italy Mattia Pasini Polaris World Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
89 China Ho Wan Chow Zongshen Team of China Aprilia 3, 5, 10, 16 D
90 Italy Federico Sandi Zongshen Team of China Aprilia 3, 5, 10 D
Matteoni Racing Aprilia 12, 13 D
Zongshen AOS Racing Aprilia 16, 18 D
91 Portugal Sérgio Batista Paddock Competições Honda 3 D
92 Spain Daniel Arcas Team Honda Merson Honda 7 D
Blusens Aprilia Aprilia 15-18 D
93 Hungary Alen Györfi Motorcycle Competition Service Honda 10, 13 D
Team Toth Aprilia Aprilia 18 D
94 Germany Toni Wirsing Racing Team Germany Honda 10, 12-13, 18 D
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

125cc participants[edit]

No Rider Team Motorcycle Rounds Tyre
1 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin Racing Loncin 1-10, 12-18 D
6 Spain Joan Olivé Belson Derbi Derbi 1-10, 12-18 D
7 Spain Efrén Vázquez Blusens Aprilia Junior Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti ISPA KTM Aran KTM 1-10, 12-18 D
11 Germany Sandro Cortese Emmi - Caffe Latte Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
12 Spain Esteve Rabat Repsol KTM 125 KTM 1-10, 12-18 D
13 Italy Dino Lombardi BQR Blusens Aprilia 1, 3 D
14 Spain Axel Pons Jack & Jones WRB Aprilia 2, 3, 7 D
16 France Jules Cluzel Loncin Racing Loncin 1-4, 6-10, 12-18 D
17 Germany Stefan Bradl Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
18 Spain Nicolás Terol Jack & Jones WRB Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
19 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Matteoni Racing Aprilia 1-9 D
21 Germany Robin Lässer Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing Aprilia 1-2, 4-10, 12-18 D
22 Spain Pablo Nieto Onde 2000 KTM KTM 1-10, 12-18 D
23 Spain Julián Miralles Bancaja Mir CEV Aprilia 18 D
24 Italy Simone Corsi Jack & Jones WRB Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
25 Spain Cristian Trabalón Alpo Atlético de Madrid Aprilia 18 D
26 Spain Adrián Martín Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 13, 15-18 D
27 Italy Stefano Bianco S3+ WTR San Marino Team Aprilia 1-6, 8-9 D
28 Spain Enrique Jerez ISPA KTM Aran KTM 16-18 D
29 Italy Andrea Iannone I.C. Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
30 Spain Pere Tutusaus Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 1-10, 12 D
Alpo Atlético de Madrid Aprilia 18 D
31 Spain Jordi Dalmau SAG Castrol Honda 7 D
32 Australia Blake Leigh-Smith Leigh-Smith Racing Honda 16 D
33 Spain Sergio Gadea Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
34 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Red Bull KTM 125 KTM 1-2, 4-10, 12-13, 16-18 D
35 Italy Raffaele de Rosa Onde 2000 KTM KTM 1-10, 12-18 D
36 France Cyril Carrillo FFM Honda GP 125 Honda 3, 5, 14-17 D
37 Czech Republic Karel Pešek Czech Road Racing JNR. Aprilia 3, 12 D
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Polaris World Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
39 Italy Ferruccio Lamborghini Junior GP Racing Dream Aprilia 6 D
40 Italy Lorenzo Savadori RCGM Aprilia 6, 13 D
I.C. Team Aprilia 18 D
41 Germany Tobias Siegert ADAC Nordbayern e.V. Aprilia 5, 10 D
42 Italy Luca Vitali RCGM Aprilia 6 D
Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing Aprilia 13 D
43 Italy Gabriele Ferro Metasystem RS Honda 6, 14 D
44 Spain Pol Espargaró Belson Derbi Derbi 1-7, 10, 12-18 D
45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Blusens Aprilia Junior Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
46 Australia Brad Gross Gross Racing Yamaha 16 D
47 Italy Riccardo Moretti CRP Racing Honda 6, 13 D
48 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux S3+ WTR San Marino Team Aprilia 10, 12-18 D
49 Italy Gennaro Sabatino Junior GP Racing Dream Aprilia 13 D
50 Japan Hiroomi Iwata DYDO Miu Racing Honda 15 B
51 United States Stevie Bonsey Degraaf Grand Prix Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
52 France Steven Le Coquen Villiers Team Competition Honda 5 D
53 France Valentin Debise Racing Motoclub Circuit D'Albi KTM 5 D
54 United States PJ Jacobsen Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 14 D
56 Netherlands Hugo Van Den Berg Degraaf Grand Prix Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
57 Japan Iori Namihira Honda Suzuka Racing Honda 15 B
58 Japan Yuuichi Yanagisawa 18 Garage Racing Honda 15 D
59 Japan Hiroki Ono Battle Factory Honda 15 D
60 Austria Michael Ranseder I.C. Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
61 Italy Gioele Pellino Loncin Racing Loncin 5 D
62 Japan Kazuma Watanabe Team Plus One Honda 15 B
63 France Mike Di Meglio Ajo Motorsport Derbi 1-10, 12-18 D
64 United Kingdom Matthew Hoyle SP 125 Racing/Mackrory Demolition Honda 8 D
65 United Kingdom Luke Hinton Buildbase/Knotts Honda 8 D
66 United Kingdom Connor Behan Connor Behan Racing Honda 8 D
67 United Kingdom Lee Costello Vent-Axia Honda 8 D
68 Republic of Ireland Paul Jordan KRP Honda 8 D
69 France Louis Rossi FFM Honda GP 125 Honda 1-2, 4-10, 12-13, 18 D
70 Australia Rhys Moller Rhys Moller Racing Honda 16 D
71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama ISPA KTM Aran KTM 1-10, 12-15 D
Red Bull KTM 125 KTM 17-18 D
72 Italy Marco Ravaioli Matteoni Racing Aprilia 10, 12-18 D
73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami I.C. Team Aprilia 1-10, 12-18 D
74 Italy Davide Stirpe ISPA KTM Aran KTM 14 D
75 Spain Ricard Cardús Andalucía Derbi Derbi 7, 18 D
76 Spain Iván Maestro Alpo Atlético de Madrid Honda 2 D
Hune Matteoni Aprilia 3, 7 D
77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Ajo Motorsport Derbi 1-10, 12-18 D
78 Spain Daniel Sáez Gaviota Prosolia Racing Aprilia 2, 7, 18 D
79 Spain Alberto Moncayo Andalucía Derbi Derbi 2 D
80 Netherlands Joey Litjens Abbink Bos Racing Seel 9 D
81 Netherlands Jasper Iwema Abbink Bos Racing Seel 9 D
82 Netherlands Michael van der Mark Dutch Racing Team Honda 9 D
83 Netherlands Jerry van de Bunt Degraaf Grand Prix Aprilia 9 D
84 Sweden Robert Gull Ajo Motorsports Jnr. Project Derbi 9 D
85 Germany Marvin Fritz Kiefer Bos Sotin Jnr. Team Seel 10 D
86 Germany Eric Hübsch Team Sachsenring Aprilia 10 D
87 Germany Marcel Schrötter Toni Mang Team Honda 10 D
88 Germany Sebastian Kreuziger RZT-Racing Honda 10 D
89 Netherlands Ernst Dubbink RV Racing Team Honda 9 D
90 United States Kristian Lee Turner Veloce Racing Aprilia 14 D
91 Australia Jed Metcher Angelo's Aluminium Racing Honda 16 D
92 Australia Jake Horne Team Anchor Yamaha Honda 16 D
93 Spain Marc Márquez Repsol KTM 125cc KTM 2-10, 12-17 D
94 Germany Jonas Folger Red Bull MotoGP Academy KTM 12-13, 17 D
Red Bull KTM 125 KTM 14-15, 18 D
95 Romania Robert Mureşan Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing Aprilia 1-10, 12, 14-18 D
96 Czech Republic Lukáš Šembera Matteoni Racing Aprilia 12 D
97 Czech Republic Michal Prášek Roha'c & Fetja Motoracing Aprilia 12 D
98 Czech Republic Andrea Toušková Eurowag Junior Racing Honda 12 D
99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Degraaf Grand Prix Aprilia 1-8, 10, 12-18 D
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

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