2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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

2008 Grand Prix season calendar[edit]

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2008:[1][2]

The 2008 race schedule was released on July 2007.[3] 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, to avoid clashes with the F1 season finale.[4]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 9 March Qatar Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit
2 30 March Spain Gran Premio bwin.com de España Circuito Permanente de Jerez
3 13 April Portugal bwin.com Grande Prémio de Portugal Autódromo do Estoril
4 4 May China Pramac Grand Prix of China Shanghai International Circuit
5 18 May France Alice Grand Prix de France Bugatti Circuit
6 1 June Italy Gran Premio d'Italia Alice Mugello Circuit
7 8 June Catalonia Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya
8 22 June United Kingdom bwin.com British Grand Prix Donington Park
9 28 June †† Netherlands A-Style TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
10 13 July Germany Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
11 20 July † United States Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
12 17 August Czech Republic Cardion ab Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
13 31 August San Marino Gran Premio Cinzano di San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit
14 14 September United States Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway
15 28 September Japan A-Style Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
16 5 October Australia Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Circuit
17 19 October Malaysia Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
18 26 October Valencian Community Gran Premio Parts Europe de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit de Valencia
‡ = Night race[5]
† = MotoGP class only
†† = Saturday Race

Calendar changes[edit]

2008 Grand Prix season results[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125 cc winner 250 cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 9 March Qatar Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix Losail Spain Sergio Gadea Italy Mattia Pasini Australia Casey Stoner Report
2 30 March Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez Italy Simone Corsi Finland Mika Kallio Spain Dani Pedrosa Report
3 13 April Portugal Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix Estoril Italy Simone Corsi Spain Álvaro Bautista Spain Jorge Lorenzo Report
4 4 May China Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix Shanghai Italy Andrea Iannone Finland Mika Kallio Italy Valentino Rossi Report
5 18 May France French motorcycle Grand Prix Le Mans France Mike di Meglio Spain Alex Debón Italy Valentino Rossi Report
6 1 June Italy Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello Italy Simone Corsi Italy Marco Simoncelli Italy Valentino Rossi Report
7 8 June Catalonia Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya France Mike di Meglio Italy Marco Simoncelli Spain Dani Pedrosa Report
8 22 June United Kingdom British motorcycle 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 motorcycle Grand Prix Sachsenring France Mike di Meglio Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
11 20 July † United States United States motorcycle Grand Prix Laguna Seca No 125cc and 250cc race Italy Valentino Rossi Report
12 17 August Czech Republic Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno Germany Stefan Bradl Spain Alex Debón Italy Valentino Rossi Report
13 31 August San Marino San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix Misano Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Spain Álvaro Bautista Italy Valentino Rossi Report
14 14 September United States Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix Indianapolis Spain Nicolás Terol Race cancelled Italy Valentino Rossi Report
15 28 September Japan Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Motegi Germany Stefan Bradl Italy Marco Simoncelli Italy Valentino Rossi Report
16 5 October Australia Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island France Mike di Meglio Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
17 19 October Malaysia Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Spain Álvaro Bautista Italy Valentino Rossi Report
18 26 October Valencian Community Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Valencia Italy Simone Corsi Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
‡ = Night race[5]
† = MotoGP class only
†† = Saturday Race
  • 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 race day.
  • The 250cc race in Indianapolis was initially postponed to after the MotoGP race, then cancelled for the same reason.

Participants[edit]

MotoGP participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyre No Rider Rounds
Italy Ducati Marlboro Team
Ducati Team (rd 11 and 14)
Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP8 B 1 Australia Casey Stoner[8] All
33 Italy Marco Melandri[9] All
Japan Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC212V B 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa[10] 14-18
M 1-13
8 Japan Tadayuki Okada[11] 6
69 United States Nicky Hayden[8] 1–11, 13–18
San Marino JiR Team Scot MotoGP Honda Honda RC212V M 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[12] All
France Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 5 United States Colin Edwards[13] All
52 United Kingdom James Toseland[14] All
Japan Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R B 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen[15] All
9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki 17
11 United States Ben Spies[16] 8
11 United States Ben Spies 11, 14
64 Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi 15
65 Italy Loris Capirossi[17] 1–7, 9–18
Japan Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR B 12 United States Jamie Hacking 11
13 Australia Anthony West[18] All
21 United States John Hopkins[19] 1–9, 12–18
Monaco LCR Honda MotoGP Honda Honda RC212V M 14 France Randy de Puniet[20] All
Italy San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda Honda RC212V B 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis[12] All
56 Japan Shinya Nakano[21] All
Italy Alice Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP8 Sat B 24 Spain Toni Elías[22] All
50 France Sylvain Guintoli[23] All
Japan Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 B 46 Italy Valentino Rossi[8] All
M 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo[24] 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]

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

125cc participants[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

MotoGP riders' standings[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 marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Team 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
United States
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 WD 15 4 8 3 Ret 2 2 249
4 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2 3 1 4 2 Ret WD 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 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 WD 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 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
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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

250cc riders' standings[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 marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Team 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
United States
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 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 C 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 Abraham 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 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 C 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 Grotzkyj Gilera 15 C Ret 15 14 15 4
25 Spain Daniel Arcas Honda Ret 2
Aprilia 20 16 17 14
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
Spain Russell Gómez Aprilia Ret 17 19 16 17 18 Ret Ret 21 0
Japan Takumi Takahashi Honda 17 0
Hungary Alen Győrfi Honda 18 DNQ 0
Aprilia Ret
Sweden Frederik Watz Aprilia 18 0
Japan Takumi Endoh Yamaha 21 0
Japan Yuuki Ito Yamaha 23 0
China Ho Wan Chow Aprilia Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Japan Kazuki Watanabe Yamaha DNS 0
United Kingdom Toby Markham Yamaha DNS 0
Italy Stefano Bianco Gilera C 0
Aprilia DNQ
United States Barrett Long Yamaha C 0
United States Kyle Ferris Yamaha C 0
Portugal Sérgio Batista Honda 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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

125cc riders' standings[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 marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
Pos. Rider Team 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
United States
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 Ret 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 16 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 WD 18 12 Ret 19 10 3 Ret 9 Ret 4 6 Ret 9 WD 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 17 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 Ret Ret 14 15 10 DNS Ret Ret 35
20 Spain Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 9 Ret 15 10 Ret 18 16 WD 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 18 Ret 19 Ret 13 Ret Ret 16 12
25 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 22 WD Ret 10 17 15 13 19 Ret 23 26 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 20 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 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 KTM 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
France Jules Cluzel Loncin Ret 17 Ret DNS 23 20 16 18 Ret 24 16 16 Ret Ret 16 19 0
Italy Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 23 22 17 Ret 21 16 18 20 0
Czech Republic Lukáš Šembera Aprilia 17 0
France Louis Rossi Honda 25 24 WD 18 19 32 25 23 24 21 29 23 23 0
Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia Ret 20 DNS Ret 18 Ret 23 27 Ret 0
France Cyril Carrillo Honda 25 Ret 28 26 18 DNS 0
Germany Marvin Fritz Seel 19 0
Australia Jed Metcher Honda 20 0
Romania Robert Mureșan Aprilia Ret 26 24 Ret 22 34 24 24 25 22 27 25 Ret Ret 22 21 0
Switzerland Bastien Chesaux Aprilia Ret 28 22 23 Ret Ret 21 22 0
Italy Gabriele Ferro Honda 31 21 0
Spain Iván Maestro Honda 22 0
Aprilia 27 Ret
Japan Yuuichi Yanagisawa Honda 22 0
United States PJ Jacobsen Aprilia 22 0
Spain Daniel Sáez Aprilia 23 27 24 0
Italy Dino Lombardi Aprilia Ret 23 0
Germany Tobias Siegert Aprilia Ret 24 0
Japan Hiroki Ono Honda 24 0
Italy Luca Vitali Aprilia 30 25 0
Spain Cristian Trabalón Aprilia 25 0
Spain Alberto Moncayo Derbi 25 0
Spain Axel Pons Aprilia Ret 26 Ret 0
Spain Ricard Cardús Derbi 26 Ret 0
Italy Riccardo Moretti Honda 26 Ret 0
Netherlands Michael van der Mark Honda 26 0
United Kingdom Lee Costello Honda 26 0
Italy Davide Stirpe KTM 27 0
Sweden Robert Gull Derbi 27 0
Czech Republic Karel Pešek Aprilia 28 Ret 0
Netherlands Jasper Iwema Seel 28 0
United States Kristian Lee Turner Aprilia 29 0
Netherlands Ernst Dubbink Honda 29 0
Czech Republic Michal Prášek Aprilia 30 0
Netherlands Jerry van de Bunt Aprilia 30 0
Czech Republic Andrea Toušková Honda 31 0
Italy Ferruccio Lamborghini Aprilia 33 0
Spain Julián Miralles Aprilia DSQ 0
Australia Rhys Moller Honda Ret 0
Australia Brad Gross Yamaha Ret 0
Japan Kazuma Watanabe Honda Ret 0
Japan Iori Namihira Honda Ret 0
Japan Hiroomi Iwata Honda Ret 0
Italy Gennaro Sabatino Aprilia Ret 0
Germany Sebastian Kreuziger Honda Ret 0
Germany Eric Hübsch Aprilia Ret 0
Netherlands Joey Litjens Seel Ret 0
United Kingdom Matthew Hoyle Honda Ret 0
United Kingdom Connor Behan Honda Ret 0
Republic of Ireland Paul Jordan Honda Ret 0
United Kingdom Luke Hinton Honda Ret 0
Spain Jordi Dalmau Honda Ret 0
France Steven Le Coquen Honda Ret 0
Italy Gioele Pellino Loncin Ret 0
France Valentin Debise KTM DNS 0
Australia Blake Leigh-Smith Honda DNQ 0
Australia Jake Horne Honda 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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

Constructors' standings[edit]

  • Each constructor gets the same amount of points as their best placed rider in each race.

MotoGP[edit]

Pos Constructor 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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Yamaha 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 402
2 Italy Ducati 1 11 6 3 15 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 2 1 6 1 321
3 Japan Honda 3 1 2 2 4 3 1 3 2 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 2 2 315
4 Japan Suzuki 8 5 8 9 5 7 7 8 7 3 3 3 5 6 6 10 7 9 181
5 Japan Kawasaki 12 7 5 14 14 15 10 10 Ret 10 11 5 13 11 10 12 11 14 88
Pos. Constructor 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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts

250cc[edit]

  • Each constructor gets the same amount of points as their best placed rider in each race.
Pos Constructor 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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Italy Aprilia 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 1 C 2 2 1 3 343
2 Italy Gilera 8 8 2 4 2 1 1 2 3 1 3 4 C 1 1 3 1 300
3 Austria KTM 3 1 3 1 5 4 7 1 6 4 5 5 C 4 3 2 5 245
4 Japan Honda 5 3 6 7 4 10 11 9 8 9 6 2 C 6 7 4 2 174
5 Japan Yamaha 17 16 19 15 Ret 17 18 19 19 19 19 16 C 18 17 18 19 1
Pos. Constructor 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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts

125cc[edit]

  • Each constructor gets the same amount of points as their best placed rider in each race.
Pos Constructor 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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Italy Aprilia 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 401
2 Spain Derbi 2 8 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 8 2 2 1 5 3 319
3 Austria KTM 18 5 16 9 7 13 10 3 6 9 13 4 6 11 7 11 7 123
4 China Loncin Ret 17 20 Ret 15 23 20 16 18 20 24 16 16 15 Ret 16 14 4
5 Japan Honda 25 22 25 18 19 26 25 23 24 13 29 21 28 22 18 DNS 23 3
Germany Seel 28 19 0
Japan Yamaha Ret 0
Pos. Constructor 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
United States
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts

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