2009 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  2009 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date 17 May 2009
Location Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans
Course Permanent racing facility
4.185 km (2.600 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:33.974
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:35.045
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:38.270
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Alex Debón
Time 1:51.406
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Héctor Faubel
Third Italy Roberto Locatelli
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Marc Márquez
Time 1:47.080
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Time 1:56.188
Podium
First Spain Julián Simón
Second Germany Jonas Folger
Third Spain Sergio Gadea

The 2009 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 15–17 May 2009 at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans, France. Jorge Lorenzo moved one point clear at the top of world championship standings after winning the MotoGP race ahead of Marco Melandri and Dani Pedrosa.[1]

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 28 47:52.678 2 25
2 33 Italy Marco Melandri Kawasaki 28 +17.710 9 20
3 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 28 +19.893 1 16
4 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 28 +20.455 5 13
5 27 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 28 +30.539 3 11
6 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 28 +37.462 7 10
7 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 28 +40.191 6 9
8 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 28 +45.421 8 8
9 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 28 +50.307 12 7
10 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 28 +53.218 11 6
11 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 28 +53.550 16 5
12 69 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati 28 +56.647 13 4
13 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 28 +56.688 15 3
14 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 28 +1:11.299 10 2
15 88 Italy Niccolò Canepa Ducati 28 +1:15.385 17 1
16 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 26 +2 Laps 4
Ret 36 Finland Mika Kallio Ducati 11 Accident 14

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 26 49:07.591 2 25
2 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Honda 26 +12.081 10 20
3 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 26 +21.642 9 16
4 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 26 +31.087 1 13
5 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 26 +50.497 12 11
6 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Honda 26 +56.366 7 10
7 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 26 +1:16.025 8 9
8 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 26 +1:22.882 3 8
9 10 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 26 +1:35.556 19 7
10 56 Russia Vladimir Leonov Aprilia 26 +1:47.990 22 6
11 40 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 25 +1 Lap 11 5
12 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 25 +1 Lap 15 4
13 53 France Valentin Debise Honda 25 +1 Lap 20 3
14 54 United Kingdom Toby Markham Honda 25 +1 Lap 25 2
Ret 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 21 Accident 6
Ret 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 18 Retirement 14
Ret 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 18 Retirement 4
Ret 63 France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 10 Accident 5
Ret 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 4 Accident 13
Ret 7 Spain Axel Pons Aprilia 3 Accident 21
Ret 77 Spain Aitor Rodríguez Aprilia 3 Accident 24
Ret 47 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 2 Accident 16
Ret 48 Japan Shoya Tomizawa Honda 1 Retirement 17
Ret 8 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux Honda 0 Accident 23
DNS 8 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia Not started 18

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 60 Spain Julián Simón Aprilia 24 47:08.273 7 25
2 94 Germany Jonas Folger Aprilia 24 +27.084 16 20
3 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 +30.916 12 16
4 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 24 +31.530 6 13
5 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 24 +1:09.235 31 11
6 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 24 +1:12.223 4 10
7 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 24 +1:13.063 23 9
8 7 Spain Efrén Vázquez Derbi 24 +1:19.912 25 8
9 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia 24 +1:40.036 3 7
10 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 24 +1:42.700 20 6
11 12 Spain Esteve Rabat Aprilia 24 +1:59.326 13 5
12 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Derbi 23 +1 Lap 24 4
13 53 Netherlands Jasper Iwema Honda 23 +1 Lap 30 3
14 48 France Grégory Di Carlo Honda 23 +1 Lap 28 2
15 35 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 22 +2 Laps 17 1
Ret 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 16 Accident 21
Ret 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 14 Retirement 8
Ret 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 13 Retirement 2
Ret 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 10 Accident 9
Ret 10 Italy Luca Vitali Aprilia 10 Retirement 29
Ret 16 United States Cameron Beaubier KTM 8 Accident 11
Ret 69 Czech Republic Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 8 Accident 18
Ret 93 Spain Marc Márquez KTM 8 Retirement 1
Ret 14 France Johann Zarco Aprilia 8 Accident 32
Ret 50 Norway Sturla Fagerhaug KTM 6 Accident 33
Ret 6 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 5 Accident 5
Ret 44 Spain Pol Espargaró Derbi 5 Retirement 15
Ret 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 4 Accident 10
Ret 52 France Steven Le Coquen Honda 4 Accident 22
Ret 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 2 Accident 19
Ret 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 2 Accident 14
Ret 36 France Cyril Carrillo Honda 1 Retirement 27
Ret 87 Italy Luca Marconi Aprilia 0 Accident 26
DNQ 49 France Ornella Ongaro Honda
DNQ 66 United Kingdom Matthew Hoyle Haojue
DNQ 88 Austria Michael Ranseder Haojue

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lorenzo wins thriller at Le Mans". BBC Sport. 2009-05-17. Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 


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