2009 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  2009 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Motegi-circuit.jpg
Date 26 April 2009
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Course Permanent racing facility
4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:48.545
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:48.477
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Simoncelli
Time 1:53.093
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:54.047
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Third Italy Mattia Pasini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Iannone
Time 2:00.685
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Iannone
Time 2:01.551
Podium
First Italy Andrea Iannone
Second Spain Julián Simón
Third Spain Pol Espargaró

The 2009 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 24–26 April 2009 at the Twin Ring Motegi, located in Motegi, Japan. The MotoGP race was the 700th premier class race in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.[1] Jorge Lorenzo won the MotoGP race ahead of team-mate Valentino Rossi to take the overall lead in the world championship.[2]

Qualifying[edit]

All qualifying sessions for MotoGP, 250cc and 125cc were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and grid positions for Sunday's races were defined according to combined free practice times.[3][4][5]

MotoGP classification[edit]

Jorge Lorenzo celebrating his victory.
Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 24 43:47.238 3 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 24 +1.304 1 20
3 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +3.763 11 16
4 27 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 24 +5.691 2 13
5 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 +9.207 7 11
6 33 Italy Marco Melandri Kawasaki 24 +30.555 8 10
7 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 24 +32.756 6 9
8 36 Finland Mika Kallio Ducati 24 +39.416 17 8
9 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 24 +43.106 10 7
10 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 24 +43.245 4 6
11 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 24 +44.834 16 5
12 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 24 +46.540 5 4
13 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 24 +53.525 15 3
14 88 Italy Niccolò Canepa Ducati 24 +1:21.804 18 2
15 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 23 +1 Lap 9 1
Ret 59 Spain Sete Gibernau Ducati 17 Retirement 14
Ret 69 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati 0 Accident 12
Ret 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 0 Accident 13

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 44:06.488 3 25
2 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 23 +5.889 2 20
3 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 23 +21.832 4 16
4 28 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 23 +25.906 7 13
5 6 Spain Alex Debón Aprilia 23 +30.785 10 11
6 73 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 23 +33.788 17 10
7 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 23 +36.972 11 9
8 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 23 +41.018 13 8
9 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 23 +41.649 16 7
10 48 Japan Shoya Tomizawa Honda 23 +52.863 25 6
11 40 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +1:00.888 5 5
12 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Honda 23 +1:06.347 6 4
13 10 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 23 +1:53.149 20 3
14 59 Japan Kazuki Watanabe Yamaha 22 +1 Lap 19 2
15 56 Russia Vladimir Leonov Aprilia 22 +1 Lap 22 1
16 8 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux Honda 22 +1 Lap 23
17 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 22 +1 Lap 1
18 77 Spain Aitor Rodríguez Aprilia 22 +1 Lap 24
Ret 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 18 Accident 12
Ret 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 17 Accident 18
Ret 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Honda 6 Accident 15
Ret 63 France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 5 Accident 8
Ret 7 Spain Axel Pons Aprilia 3 Accident 21
Ret 16 France Jules Cluzel Aprilia 2 Accident 14
Ret 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 2 Accident 9

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 20 42:23.716 1 25
2 60 Spain Julián Simón Aprilia 20 +1.346 2 20
3 44 Spain Pol Espargaró Derbi 20 +5.039 8 16
4 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 20 +6.904 3 13
5 93 Spain Marc Márquez KTM 20 +13.061 10 11
6 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Derbi 20 +14.841 9 10
7 6 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 20 +16.420 11 9
8 94 Germany Jonas Folger Aprilia 20 +16.483 14 8
9 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 20 +27.500 6 7
10 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 20 +30.359 7 6
11 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 20 +37.547 13 5
12 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 20 +43.856 19 4
13 12 Spain Esteve Rabat Aprilia 20 +59.889 4 3
14 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 20 +1:00.141 15 2
15 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 20 +1:02.601 17 1
16 16 United States Cameron Beaubier KTM 20 +1:02.609 23
17 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia 20 +1:09.867 5
18 35 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 20 +1:09.883 22
19 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 20 +1:15.049 12
20 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 20 +1:19.858 21
21 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 20 +1:43.413 25
22 7 Spain Efrén Vázquez Derbi 20 +1:52.910 20
23 69 Czech Republic Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 20 +2:07.124 33
24 58 Japan Yuuichi Yanagisawa Honda 20 +2:07.402 26
25 87 Italy Luca Marconi Aprilia 19 +1 Lap 30
26 10 Italy Luca Vitali Aprilia 19 +1 Lap 35
27 55 Japan Hiroomi Iwata Honda 19 +1 Lap 29
28 59 Japan Satoru Kamada Honda 19 +1 Lap 28
29 57 Japan Yuki Oogane Honda 18 +2 Laps 34
Ret 56 Japan Yuma Yahagi Honda 11 Retirement 27
Ret 14 France Johann Zarco Aprilia 10 Retirement 18
Ret 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 6 Retirement 16
Ret 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 2 Accident 24
Ret 53 Netherlands Jasper Iwema Honda 0 Accident 31
DNS 88 Austria Michael Ranseder Haojue Technical problem 32
DNQ 66 United Kingdom Matthew Hoyle Haojue

References[edit]

  1. ^ "700th Premier Class race milestone to be celebrated in Japan.". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Lorenzo clinches victory in Japan". BBC Sport (BBC). 2009-04-26. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  3. ^ English, Steven (2009-04-25). "Motegi wash-out gives Rossi pole". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  4. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-04-25). "Simoncelli gets Motegi 250 pole". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  5. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-04-25). "Rain gives Iannone 125 pole". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 


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