2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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2009 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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2009 World Champions

The 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 61st F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Valentino Rossi won his sixth MotoGP title, seventh in the top class and ninth title in total after getting the better of team-mate Jorge Lorenzo in a season-long battle. In the final 250cc championship (it was replaced by the Moto2 class in 2010), Hiroshi Aoyama became the third Japanese rider to win that title, after Tetsuya Harada and Daijiro Kato. In the 125cc class, Julián Simón won the title after taking seven victories during the season.

Preseason[edit]

Cost-cutting measures[edit]

As announced during 2008, MotoGP class switched to a single-tyre manufacturer. The move was made to try to improve safety by reducing cornering speeds, and in a marginal way for cost reasons; the winner was decided by bid.[1] Michelin, one of the two tyre suppliers in 2008, decided not to bid for the supply,[2] effectively declaring Bridgestone the winner, which was confirmed on 18 October 2008.[3] Bridgestone will be the sole tyre supplier from 2009 to 2011. Only race spec tyres will be provided to the teams, eliminating qualifying tyres, in use until 2008.

Other cost-cutting manoeuvers were made during the winter prior to the season, to try to contain the rising costs of the sport, especially during a period of economic downturn. FIM was especially concerned, fearing that defections among private and factory teams could leave the grid with 14 bikes only.[4]

After negotiations between FIM, Dorna and MSMA (the manufacturers' association), new measures were adopted. The Friday morning free practice session was eliminated, limiting the Friday practice time to a single 45-minute session (later brought to a 1-hour session from the French GP onwards[5]); a limit of 5 engines was imposed for the last 7 races, with a 10 point penalty for each additional engine used;[6] ceramic composite materials for brakes were banned; electronic assistance was reduced with the ban of electronic controlled suspensions and launch control systems; Monday tests will be cancelled except for Catalunya and Brno, where only test riders will be allowed to take part.[7]

Kawasaki withdrawal and return[edit]

With a somewhat unexpected announcement, Kawasaki made public its intention to withdraw from MotoGP immediately on 9 January 2009, citing the global economic downturn as the main cause of the decision.[8] Initial negotiations between Dorna and Kawasaki aimed to run the two bikes with the private Aspar team,[9] but after further talks, on 26 February 2009 Kawasaki announced its decision to remain in the category, running a single bike team with Marco Melandri, effectively leaving John Hopkins without a contract.[10] The team will run under the Hayate Racing banner, as announced on 1 March 2009.[11]

Grands Prix[edit]

The 2009 revised race schedule was released on 24 October 2008.[12] A Hungarian round was originally scheduled for 20 September 2009[13] but the organizers asked Dorna to postpone the event to 2010 due to delays in the construction of the Balatonring circuit.[14]

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Qatar MotoGP race was postponed until 13 April.[15]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 12–13 April Qatar Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar Losail Italy Andrea Iannone Spain Héctor Barberá Australia Casey Stoner Report
2 26 April Japan Polini Grand Prix of Japan Motegi Italy Andrea Iannone Spain Álvaro Bautista Spain Jorge Lorenzo Report
3 3 May Spain Gran Premio bwin.com de España Jerez United Kingdom Bradley Smith Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Italy Valentino Rossi Report
4 17 May France Grand Prix de France Le Mans Spain Julián Simón Italy Marco Simoncelli Spain Jorge Lorenzo Report
5 31 May Italy Gran Premio d'Italia Alice Mugello United Kingdom Bradley Smith Italy Mattia Pasini Australia Casey Stoner Report
6 14 June Catalonia Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya Catalunya Italy Andrea Iannone Spain Álvaro Bautista Italy Valentino Rossi Report
7 27 June Netherlands Alice TT Assen Assen Spain Sergio Gadea Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Italy Valentino Rossi Report
8 5 July United States Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Laguna Seca No 125cc and 250cc race Spain Dani Pedrosa Report
9 19 July Germany Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring Spain Julián Simón Italy Marco Simoncelli Italy Valentino Rossi Report
10 26 July United Kingdom British Grand Prix Donington Spain Julián Simón Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Italy Andrea Dovizioso Report
11 16 August Czech Republic Cardion AB Grand Prix České Republiky Brno Spain Nicolás Terol Italy Marco Simoncelli Italy Valentino Rossi Report
12 30 August Indiana Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis Spain Pol Espargaró Italy Marco Simoncelli Spain Jorge Lorenzo Report
13 6 September San Marino GP Cinzano di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini Misano Spain Julián Simón Spain Héctor Barberá Italy Valentino Rossi Report
14 4 October Portugal bwin.com Grande Prémio de Portugal Estoril Spain Pol Espargaró Italy Marco Simoncelli Spain Jorge Lorenzo Report
15 18 October Australia Iveco Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Spain Julián Simón Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
16 25 October Malaysia Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle GP Sepang Spain Julián Simón Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Australia Casey Stoner Report
17 8 November Valencian Community GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana Valencia Spain Julián Simón Spain Héctor Barberá Spain Dani Pedrosa Report
‡ = Night Race

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
JPN
Japan
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
USA
United States
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2 2 1 16 3 1 1 2 1 5 1 Ret 1 4 2 3 2 306
2 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 3 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 3 2 Ret Ret 1 2 1 Ret 4 3 261
3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 11 3 2 3 Ret 6 Ret 1 3 9 2 10 3 3 3 2 1 234
4 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 1 4 3 5 1 3 3 4 4 14 2 1 1 DNS 220
5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 4 12 7 7 6 7 4 7 9 2 7 5 Ret 5 5 13 4 161
6 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 5 5 8 4 4 4 Ret Ret Ret 1 4 4 4 7 6 Ret 8 160
7 Spain Toni Elías Honda 9 15 9 10 14 Ret 12 6 6 Ret 3 9 6 6 10 7 6 115
8 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 6 13 14 11 15 12 10 11 5 4 8 2 Ret Ret 4 12 10 111
9 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki Ret 7 6 8 5 5 9 Ret 11 11 5 7 5 Ret 12 9 14 110
10 Italy Marco Melandri Kawasaki 14 6 5 2 11 14 11 10 7 7 Ret Ret 8 12 7 8 17 108
11 France Randy de Puniet Honda 10 11 4 14 8 8 7 9 Ret 3 10 12 12 11 8 Ret 11 106
12 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 7 10 10 6 10 11 5 8 13 13 11 11 9 10 11 6 15 106
13 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati 12 Ret 15 12 12 10 8 5 8 15 6 3 Ret 8 15 5 5 104
14 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 16 9 13 9 7 13 6 DSQ 10 6 9 6 10 9 14 15 12 92
15 Finland Mika Kallio Ducati 8 8 Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 14 10 Ret 8 7 Ret 9 10 9 71
16 Italy Niccolò Canepa Ducati 17 14 16 15 9 16 14 12 12 8 12 Ret 13 13 DNS 38
17 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 17 16 Ret 15 12 13 14 14 14 13 14 16 19
18 Spain Aleix Espargaró Ducati 13 11 11 13 16
19 Spain Sete Gibernau Ducati 13 Ret 11 15 13 Ret 12
20 United States Ben Spies Yamaha 7 9
21 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 15 Ret 12 13 Ret Ret 15 9
Italy Michel Fabrizio Ducati Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
JPN
Japan
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
USA
United States
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
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
JPN
Japan
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 4 2 1 8 6 2 1 4 1 4 2 4 4 7 1 7 261
2 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 1 11 4 11 5 3 2 5 8 7 6 1 3 2 2 1 239
3 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera INJ 17 3 1 2 Ret 3 1 4 1 1 Ret 1 1 3 Ret 231
4 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 7 1 2 4 3 1 Ret 3 2 3 3 3 Ret 10 Ret 2 218
5 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia Ret 3 6 Ret 1 4 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 2 8 Ret Ret Ret 128
6 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Honda 5 12 10 6 9 9 10 9 7 6 11 8 Ret 3 Ret 3 122
7 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 6 8 5 Ret 4 6 Ret 8 9 Ret 9 10 7 11 4 4 120
8 France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 3 Ret 11 Ret 12 14 11 Ret 5 9 4 5 2 5 Ret 14 107
9 Spain Héctor Faubel Honda 11 Ret 14 2 8 10 8 6 10 10 8 9 Ret 8 5 Ret 105
10 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 14 5 Ret Ret 7 5 6 2 6 Ret Ret 7 9 13 7 DNS 101
11 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 9 Ret 9 3 10 Ret 5 10 13 5 5 Ret Ret NC Ret 9 85
12 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 2 Ret 8 DNS Ret 11 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 6 5 4 Ret Ret 82
13 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 8 Ret 15 5 14 7 9 DNS Ret 11 Ret Ret 6 9 6 5 82
14 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia Ret 9 Ret 12 13 8 7 Ret 14 Ret 10 11 10 6 12 6 74
15 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 13 7 13 7 Ret 12 12 12 12 12 7 Ret 11 12 8 12 74
16 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 15 Ret Ret Ret 11 13 13 11 16 Ret 12 13 14 Ret 9 8 41
17 Japan Shoya Tomizawa Honda 12 10 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 15 13 12 Ret 15 16 10 32
18 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 10 4 7 28
19 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 6 12 14 10 11 27
20 Spain Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 4 7 22
21 France Valentin Debise Honda 20 13 19 17 14 20 19 15 13 14 13 19 13 15 18
22 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 17 13 16 9 15 Ret 15 18 17 17 17 18 18 18 Ret 19 12
23 Hungary Balázs Németh Aprilia 16 18 Ret 14 16 15 16 16 11 13 11
24 Russia Vladimir Leonov Aprilia 18 15 19 10 Ret 20 16 Ret 19 15 17 Ret Ret 15 17 9
25 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux Honda 16 16 17 Ret 18 19 Ret 15 22 Ret Ret Ret 17 17 14 16 3
26 Spain Axel Pons Aprilia Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 16 Ret 16 20 16 14 16 15 Ret Ret Ret 3
27 United Kingdom Toby Markham Honda/Aprilia DNQ 14 21 Ret 17 23 Ret Ret 2
28 Japan Kazuki Watanabe Yamaha 14 2
29 United States Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 15 Ret 1
Spain Aitor Rodríguez Aprilia 19 18 18 Ret 21 18 19 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
JPN
Japan
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
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 Results
Spain Ángel Rodríguez Ret in France
Spain Iván Maestro Ret in Spain
Spain Daniel Arcas 20th in Italy
Sweden Joakim Stensmö 19th in Germany
Sweden Robin Halen DNQ in Germany, DNQ in Great Britain
Germany Marcel Becker DNQ in Germany
Germany Ralf Waldmann Ret in Great Britain
United Kingdom Luke Mossey 18th in Great Britain
United Kingdom Alex Kenchington DNQ in Great Britain
United States Barrett Long 18th in Indianapolis
Canada Adam Roberts 19th in Indianapolis
Italy Christopher Moretti 19th in Portugal
Republic of Ireland William Dunlop 18th in Valencia

125cc[edit]

Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
JPN
Japan
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Spain Julián Simón Aprilia 2 2 Ret 1 3 4 2 1 1 2 5 1 12 1 1 1 289
2 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 5 10 1 4 1 8 3 Ret 20 4 2 3 3 2 2 2 223.5
3 Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia 7 17 10 9 2 2 5 4 4 1 4 2 Ret 6 5 10 179.5
4 Spain Pol Espargaró Derbi 4 3 7 Ret 4 Ret 9 5 10 5 1 Ret 1 4 3 3 174.5
5 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 12 19 2 3 11 3 1 2 Ret 9 15 Ret 6 10 4 16 141
6 Germany Sandro Cortese Derbi 3 6 6 12 10 9 Ret 6 Ret 6 18 5 2 3 6 8 130
7 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1 1 19 7 Ret 1 4 7 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 8 8 Ret 125.5
8 Spain Marc Márquez KTM Ret 5 3 Ret 5 5 10 16 15 8 6 4 Ret 9 Ret 17 94
9 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 18 7 11 Ret Ret 14 11 3 12 10 8 8 5 Ret 9 6 91
10 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 8 4 Ret Ret 8 7 6 Ret Ret 7 7 6 4 Ret Ret Ret 85
11 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 14 15 14 Ret 18 16 8 Ret 2 Ret 3 7 Ret 5 Ret 4 81
12 Germany Jonas Folger Aprilia 6 8 Ret 2 14 6 7 Ret Ret 12 12 9 14 14 Ret Ret 73
13 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 11 9 9 6 19 20 13 9 8 18 10 15 8 12 14 11 70.5
14 Spain Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 17 22 5 8 Ret Ret 12 17 9 14 21 12 Ret 7 Ret 7 54
15 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 13 Ret 4 Ret 7 11 Ret Ret 3 15 Ret Ret 16 11 Ret Ret 50.5
16 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 20 20 16 5 15 15 17 Ret 5 19 9 20 11 18 11 14 43
17 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 9 11 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 16 11 10 Ret 13 Ret 38.5
18 Spain Esteve Rabat Aprilia 10 13 12 11 16 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret 37
19 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 19 14 18 10 12 Ret 15 Ret 7 Ret 17 14 13 17 10 12 37
20 France Johann Zarco Aprilia 15 Ret 13 Ret 6 13 21 23 13 11 23 16 9 16 Ret 15 32.5
21 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 22 18 17 15 13 10 Ret 11 18 17 Ret 17 10 15 13 9 32
22 Spain Luis Salom Aprilia 21 Ret 16 13 6 Ret 13 21 15 19 15 13 21
23 Germany Marcel Schrötter Honda 12 13 5 18
24 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 27 12 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 10 11 21 14 Ret Ret 21 Ret 20 17
25 Austria Michael Ranseder Haojue Ret DNS DNS DNQ 9
Aprilia Ret Ret 20 16 11 Ret 20 12 Ret
26 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 21 Ret 21 Ret 9 Ret Ret 20 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7
27 Italy Riccardo Moretti Honda 20 13 3
28 Netherlands Jasper Iwema Honda 23 Ret 24 13 23 21 19 19 Ret Ret 23 17 22 18 18 3
29 United States Cameron Beaubier KTM 16 16 15 Ret DNQ 18 Ret 14 Ret DNS 22 Ret Ret 17 Ret 3
30 United Kingdom Martin Glossop Honda 14 2
31 Germany Marvin Fritz Honda 14 2
32 France Grégory Di Carlo Honda 14 2
33 Germany Daniel Kartheininger Honda 15 1
Czech Republic Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 25 23 20 Ret 22 Ret 20 18 17 30 22 0
Italy Luca Marconi Aprilia 24 25 25 Ret Ret 24 23 24 19 26 24 24 Ret 26 Ret 21 0
Italy Luca Vitali Aprilia 28 26 DSQ Ret 25 26 25 DNQ 21 25 25 27 22 25 Ret Ret 0
France Alexis Masbou Loncin 26 21 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 24 Ret 0
Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil Loncin 28 25 23 19 Ret 0
United Kingdom Matthew Hoyle Haojue DNS DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
JPN
Japan
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
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

† Half-points awarded in Qatar, as the riders did not complete the sufficient distance for full points.

125cc wildcard and replacement riders results[edit]
Rider Results
Japan Yuuichi Yanagisawa 24th in Japan
Japan Hiroomi Iwata 27th in Japan
Japan Satoru Kamada 28th in Japan
Japan Yuki Oogane 29th in Japan
Japan Yuma Yahagi Ret in Japan
Spain Alberto Moncayo 22nd in Spain, 19th in Catalunya, 18th in Portugal, 19th in Valencia
Spain Borja Maestro 26th in Spain
Spain Jordi Dalmau 27th in Spain, 25th in Catalunya, 18th in Portugal
Spain Eduard López 28th in Spain
France Ornella Ongaro DNQ in France
Norway Sturla Fagerhaug Ret in France, 22nd in Catalunya, 19th in Portugal, Ret in Valencia
France Steven Le Coquen Ret in France
France Cyril Carrillo Ret in France
Italy Luigi Morciano 17th in Italy, 22nd in Czech Republic, 19th in San Marino
Italy Davide Stirpe 21st in Italy
Italy Gennaro Sabatino 24th in Italy
Italy Alessandro Tonucci 26th in Italy, 23rd in Czech Republic, 29th in San Marino
Spain Johnny Rosell 23rd in Catalunya, 20th in Portugal
Netherlands Roy Pouw DNQ in Netherlands
Netherlands Michael van der Mark 18th in Netherlands
Czech Republic Karel Pešek 22nd in Netherlands, Ret in Great Britain, 27th in Czech Republic
Netherlands Pepijn Bijsterbosch 24th in Netherlands
Germany Toni Finsterbusch 21st in Germany
Rider Results
Switzerland Damien Raemy 22nd in Germany
Finland Eeki Kuparinen Ret in Germany
Republic of Ireland Paul Jordan 16th in Great Britain
United Kingdom James Lodge Ret in Great Britain
United Kingdom Timothy Hastings Ret in Great Britain
Croatia Ivan Višak 28th in Czech Republic
Czech Republic Ladislav Chmelík 29th in Czech Republic
United States Ben Young Ret in Indianapolis
United States Miles Thornton Ret in Indianapolis
Italy Gabriele Ferro 25th in San Marino
Slovakia Jakub Jantulík 26th in San Marino, 21st in Portugal
France Quentin Jacquet 23rd in Portugal, DNS in Australia, 22nd in Malaysia, DNQ in Valencia
Australia Brad Gross 24th in Australia
Australia Andrew Lawson 27th in Australia
Australia Levi Day 28th in Australia
Australia Nicky Diles Ret in Australia
Australia Dylan Mavin DNS in Australia
Malaysia Elly Ilias 16th in Malaysia
Malaysia Muhammad Zulfahmi 20th in Malaysia
Australia Blake Leigh-Smith 21st in Malaysia
Spain Iván Maestro Ret in Valencia
Spain Joan Perelló DNS in Valencia

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

MotoGP manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
JPN
Japan
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
USA
United States
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Yamaha 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 386
2 Honda 5 3 2 3 4 4 7 1 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 297
3 Ducati 1 4 3 5 1 3 3 4 4 8 6 3 7 2 1 1 5 272
4 Suzuki 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 8 11 11 5 7 5 10 11 6 14 133
5 Kawasaki 14 6 5 2 11 14 11 10 7 7 Ret Ret 8 12 7 8 17 108

† Following Loris Capirossi's engine change, Suzuki was given a ten point penalty in the constructors' championship at the Australian Grand Prix because of the new for 2009 MotoGP engine change limit rule which restricts each rider to five engines for the final seven rounds.

250cc manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
JPN
Japan
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Aprilia 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 339
2 Honda 4 2 1 2 6 2 1 4 1 4 2 4 4 3 1 3 287
3 Gilera 9 17 3 1 2 Ret 3 1 4 1 1 Ret 1 1 3 9 245
4 Yamaha 14 DNQ DNQ 18 2

125cc manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
JPN
Japan
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
IND
United States
RSM
San Marino
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Aprilia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 373.5
2 Derbi 3 3 5 6 4 9 9 3 8 5 1 5 1 3 3 3 216
3 KTM 16 5 3 Ret 5 5 10 14 16 8 6 4 19 9 17 17 96
4 Honda 23 24 23 13 21 21 14 12 14 13 23 17 22 18 5 25
5 Loncin 26 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 10 11 21 Ret 28 25 21 19 20 17
6 Yamaha 24 20 0
7 Haojue Ret DNS DNS DNQ 0

† Half-points awarded in Qatar, as the riders did not complete the sufficient distance for full points.

Participants[edit]

All entries taken from the official MotoGP site.[16]

MotoGP participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
Japan Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC212V 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa[17] All
4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[18] All
France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 5 United States Colin Edwards[19] All
52 United Kingdom James Toseland[19] All
Japan Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen[20] All
65 Italy Loris Capirossi[20] All
Sterilgarda Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 11 United States Ben Spies 17
Monaco LCR Honda MotoGP Honda Honda RC212V 14 France Randy de Puniet[21] All
Italy San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda Honda RC212V 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis[22] All
24 Spain Toni Elías All
Italy Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP9 27 Australia Casey Stoner[19] 1-10, 14-17
69 United States Nicky Hayden[23] All
36 Finland Mika Kallio[24]1 11-13
Switzerland Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR 33 Italy Marco Melandri[25] All
Italy Pramac Racing Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat 36 Finland Mika Kallio[26] 1-7, 9-10, 14-17
88 Italy Niccolò Canepa[26] 1-15
84 Italy Michel Fabrizio[24]2 11
44 Spain Aleix Espargaró[27]3 12-13, 16-17
San Marino Scot Racing Team Honda Honda RC212V 41 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi[28] 6-17
72 Japan Yuki Takahashi[29] 1-7
Japan Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi[30] All
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo[31] All
Spain Grupo Francisco Hernando Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat 59 Spain Sete Gibernau[32] 1-3, 6-8
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

^All entries use Bridgestone tires.

Note 1: Mika Kallio replaced Casey Stoner in Czech GP, Indianapolis GP and San Marino GP.
Note 2: Michel Fabrizio replaced Mika Kallio in Czech GP.
Note 3: Aleix Espargaró replaced Mika Kallio in Indianapolis GP and San Marino GP. He also replaced Niccolò Canepa in Malaysian GP and Valencian GP.

250cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
Metis Gilera Gilera Gilera RSA 250 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli 1-7, 9-17
58 Italy Marco Simoncelli 1-7, 9-17
Mapfre Aspar Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista 1-7, 9-17
Aprilia RSW 250 LE 63 France Mike Di Meglio[33] 1-5
Aprilia RSA 250[34] 6-7, 9-17
Pepe World Team Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 7 Spain Axel Pons 1-7, 9-17
Aprilia RSA 250 40 Spain Héctor Barberá[35] 1-7, 9-17
Balatonring Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 28 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi 1-3
47 Spain Ángel Rodríguez 4
Aprilia RSW 250 LE 11 Hungary Balázs Németh 5-6, 10-17
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró 7, 9
Emmi – Caffé Latte Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi 1-7, 9-17
Aeropuerto-Castello-Blusens Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 6 Spain Alex Debón 1-7, 9-17
Auto Kelly – CP Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek[36] 1-7, 9-17
Cardion AB Motoracing Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham 1-7, 9-17
Team Toth Aprilia Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 10 Hungary Imre Tóth 1-2
Aprilia RSA 250[37] 3-7, 9-13
Aprilia RSV 250 kit 14-17
Aprilia RSA 250 75 Italy Mattia Pasini 1-7, 9-13
Scot Racing Team 250cc Honda Honda RS250RW 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama 1-7, 9-17
35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa 1-7, 9-17
Thai PTT Honda SAG Honda Honda RS250RW 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot 1-7, 9-17
Valencia CF Honda SAG Honda Honda RS250RW 55 Spain Héctor Faubel 1-7, 9-17
WTR San Marino Team Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 25 Italy Alex Baldolini 1-7, 9-17
Racing Team Germany Honda Honda RS250R 8 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux 1-7, 9-13
73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama 14-17
Milar – Juegos Lucky Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 kit 77 Spain Aitor Rodríguez 1-4
51 United States Stevie Bonsey 6
80 7
37 Spain Daniel Arcas 5
76 Spain Iván Maestro 3
CIP MotoGP250 Honda Honda RS250R 48 Japan Shoya Tomizawa 1-7, 9-11, 13-17
53 France Valentin Debise 3-7, 9-17
Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 8 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux 14-17
16 France Jules Cluzel 1-7, 9-17
77 Spain Aitor Rodríguez 10-11, 13
88 Italy Christopher Moretti 14
Viessmann Kiefer Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 56 Russia Vladimir Leonov 1-7, 9, 11-17
95 Germany Ralf Waldmann 10
Paddock GP Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 75 Italy Mattia Pasini 15-17
Team Globalgest Aprilia Aprilia RSA 250 75 Italy Mattia Pasini 14
Harc-Pro Honda Honda RS250R 73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama 2
Bardral Racing with SJ-R Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 59 Japan Kazuki Watanabe 2
C&L Racing Honda Honda RS250R 54 United Kingdom Toby Markham 3-7
Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 11, 13
Yamaha Road Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 65 Germany Marcel Becker 9
Nordgren Racing Honda Honda RS250R 66 Sweden Joakim Stensmö 9
Promotion Scandinavia AB Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 67 Sweden Robin Halen 9-10
Sabresport Grand Prix Aprilia Aprilia RSW 250 LE 64 United Kingdom Luke Mossey 10
Dennis Trollope Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 68 United Kingdom Alex Kenshington 10
Longevity Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 29 United States Barrett Long 12
Rat Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ 250 30 Canada Adam Roberts 12
Bigman Racing Honda Honda RS250R 33 Republic of Ireland William Dunlop 17
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

125cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
Jack&Jones Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 18 Spain Nicolás Terol[40] 1-7, 9-17
24 Italy Simone Corsi[40] 1-6
39 Spain Luis Salom 7, 9-17
Ajo Interwetten Derbi Derbi RSA 125 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter 1-7, 9-17
11 Germany Sandro Cortese 1-7, 9-17
Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 33 Spain Sergio Gadea[41] 1-7, 9-17
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith[41] 1-7, 9-17
60 Spain Julián Simón[41] 1-7, 9-17
Viessman Kiefer Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 17 Germany Stefan Bradl 1-7, 9-17
Derbi Racing Team Derbi Derbi RSA 125 44 Spain Pol Espargaró 1-7, 9-17
6 Spain Joan Olivé 1-7, 9-17
7 Spain Efrén Vázquez 1-7, 9-17
Ongetta Team I.S.P.A. Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti 1-7, 9-17
29 Italy Andrea Iannone 1-7, 9-17
Aprilia RS 125 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami 1-7, 9-17
94 Germany Jonas Folger 1-7, 9-17
Blusens Aprilia Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 12 Spain Esteve Rabat[42] 1-7, 9-17
45 United Kingdom Scott Redding[43] 1-7, 9-17
Aprilia RS 125 43 Spain Johnny Rosell 6, 14
Degraaf Grand Prix Aprilia Aprilia RSA 125 35 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher[44] 1-7, 9-17
99 United Kingdom Danny Webb[44] 1-7, 9-17
Honda Honda RS125R 47 Australia Blake Leigh-Smith 16
Red Bull KTM Motorsport KTM KTM FRR 125 16 United States Cameron Beaubier[45] 1-7, 9-11, 13-17
93 Spain Marc Márquez[45] 1-7, 9-17
50 Norway Sturla Fagerhaug 4, 6, 14, 17
Haojue Team Haojue Haojue 125 66 United Kingdom Matthew Hoyle 1-4
88 Austria Michael Ranseder[46] 1-4
Loncin Racing Loncin Loncin 5 France Alexis Masbou 1-7, 9-12
71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama 1-7, 9-17
21 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil 13-17
CBC Corse Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 10 Italy Luca Vitali 1-7, 9-17
87 Italy Luca Marconi 1-7, 9-17
88 Austria Michael Ranseder 9-17
WTR San Marino Team Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 14 France Johann Zarco 1-7, 9-17
Fontana Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori 1-7, 9-13
Aprilia RSA 125 24 Italy Simone Corsi 7, 9-17
Racing Team Germany Honda Honda RS125R 53 Netherlands Jasper Iwema 1-7, 9-11, 13-17
Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 19 France Quentin Jacquet 14-17
69 Czech Republic Lukáš Šembera 1-7, 9-12
Dydo Miu Racing Honda Honda RS125R 55 Japan Hiroomi Iwata 2
Okegawajuku & Endurance Honda Honda RS125R 56 Japan Yuma Yahagi 2
57 Japan Yuki Oogane 2
18 Grage Racing Honda Honda RS125R 58 Japan Yuuichi Yanagisawa 2
Endurance & Osl Honda Honda RS125R 59 Japan Satoru Kamada 2
SAG-Castrol Honda Honda RS125R 31 Spain Jordi Dalmau 3, 6, 14
39 Spain Luis Salom 3, 6
95 Spain Joan Perelló 17
TCR Competicion Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 40 Spain Eduard López 3
Hune Racing Team-TMM Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 41 Spain Borja Maestro 3
76 Spain Iván Maestro 17
Andalucia Aprilia Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 42 Spain Alberto Moncayo 3, 6, 14, 17
TJP-TVX Racing Honda Honda RS125R 36 France Cyril Carrillo 4
Equipe de France Honda Honda RS125R 48 France Grégory Di Carlo 4
Xtrem Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 49 France Ornella Ongaro 4
Villiers Team Competition Honda Honda RS125R 52 France Steven Le Coquen 4
Elligi Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 51 Italy Riccardo Moretti 5, 13
Junior GP Racing Dream Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 61 Italy Luigi Morciano 5, 11, 13
62 Italy Alessandro Tonucci 5, 11, 13
63 Italy Gennaro Sabatino 5
32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori 17
CRP Racing Honda Honda RS125R 64 Italy Davide Stirpe 5
Dutch Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 82 Netherlands Michael van der Mark 7
Racing Team Bijsterbosch Honda Honda RS125R 83 Netherlands Pepijn Bijsterbosch 7
Team Holland Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 84 Netherlands Roy Pouw 7
LHF-Project Racing Honda Honda RS125R 85 Germany Marvin Fritz 7
Pesek Team Derbi Derbi RS 125 86 Czech Republic Karel Pešek 7, 10, 11
Freudenberg Racing Honda Honda RS125R 76 Germany Toni Finsterbusch 9
79 Germany Daniel Kartheininger 9
Toni-Mang Racing Honda Honda RS125R 78 Germany Marcel Schrötter 9, 11
RBS Honda Honda Honda RS125R 80 Switzerland Damien Raemy 9
Ajo Motorsport Honda Honda RS125R 81 Finland Eeki Kuparinen 9
KRP/Bradley Smith Racing Honda Honda RS125R 89 United Kingdom James Lodge 10
90 United Kingdom Timothy Hastings 10
91 United Kingdom Martin Glossop 10
92 Republic of Ireland Paul Jordan 10
Moto FGR Honda Honda RS125R 67 Czech Republic Ladislav Chmelik 11
Team Migomoto Honda Honda RS125R 68 Croatia Ivan Višak 11
Veloce Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 74 United States Ben Young 12
75 United States Miles Thornton 12
Grillini Bridgestone Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 65 Italy Gabriele Ferro 13
JJ Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 70 Slovakia Jakub Jantulík 13-14
Mavin Industries Honda Honda RS125R 30 Australia Dylan Mavin 15
Champions Race Days Honda Honda RS125R 54 Australia Andrew Lawson 15
RSW Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 96 Australia Nicky Diles 15
Gross Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ 125 97 Australia Brad Gross 15
Racetrix/Angelo's Aluminium Honda Honda RS125R 98 Australia Levi Day 15
Air Asia Team Malaysia Yamaha Yamaha TZ 125 23 Malaysia Muhammad Zulfahmi 16
Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 28 Malaysia Elly Ilias 16
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider
  • All entries use Dunlop tyres.

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