2012 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  2012 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 18 races in the
2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date 14 October 2012
Official name AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Time 1:44.969
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:45.589
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Second Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Third Spain Álvaro Bautista Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Time 1:50.886
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Time 1:51.100
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Second Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Third Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Danny Kent KTM
Time 1:58.371
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda
Time 1:59.111
Podium
First United Kingdom Danny Kent KTM
Second Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda
Third Italy Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda

The 2012 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 12–14 October 2012 at the Twin Ring Motegi, located in Motegi, Japan.

Classification[edit]

MotoGP[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 42:31.569 2 25
2 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 24 +4.275 1 20
3 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Honda 24 +6.752 5 16
4 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 24 +16.397 6 13
5 1 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 24 +20.566 7 11
6 6 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda 24 +24.567 8 10
7 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Ducati 24 +26.072 9 9
8 69 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati 24 +36.724 10 8
9 21 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 24 +36.794 11 7
10 8 Spain Héctor Barberá Ducati 24 +1:10.729 12 6
11 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 24 +1:15.658 15 5
12 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró ART 24 +1:22.769 13 4
13 5 United States Colin Edwards Suter 24 +1:24.968 16 3
14 77 United Kingdom James Ellison ART 24 +1:29.388 20 2
15 51 Italy Michele Pirro FTR 24 +1:34.612 18 1
16 84 Italy Roberto Rolfo ART 24 +1:50.853 21
Ret 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 23 Retirement 3
Ret 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ioda-Suter 23 Retirement 19
Ret 22 Spain Iván Silva BQR 14 Retirement 22
Ret 14 France Randy de Puniet ART 14 Retirement 14
Ret 11 United States Ben Spies Yamaha 1 Accident 4
Ret 68 Colombia Yonny Hernández BQR 1 Accident 17
Source:[1]

Moto2[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93 Spain Marc Márquez Suter 23 42:56.171 2 25
2 40 Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex 23 +0.415 1 20
3 80 Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex 23 +9.584 3 16
4 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Kalex 23 +11.069 4 13
5 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter 23 +11.595 5 11
6 3 Italy Simone Corsi FTR 23 +18.383 12 10
7 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 23 +18.672 11 9
8 5 France Johann Zarco Motobi 23 +28.226 6 8
9 49 Spain Axel Pons Kalex 23 +28.451 13 7
10 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Suter 23 +28.599 19 6
11 60 Spain Julián Simón Suter 23 +28.971 8 5
12 81 Spain Jordi Torres Suter 23 +29.815 16 4
13 19 Belgium Xavier Siméon Tech 3 23 +39.783 22 3
14 63 France Mike Di Meglio Kalex 23 +39.868 23 2
15 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi FTR 23 +39.970 14 1
16 36 Finland Mika Kallio Kalex 23 +40.763 15
17 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Speed Up 23 +40.900 18
18 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Suter 23 +44.379 9
19 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis FTR 23 +46.507 17
20 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 23 +55.561 25
21 88 Spain Ricard Cardús AJR 23 +55.815 21
22 75 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Suter 23 +56.051 27
23 23 Germany Marcel Schrötter Bimota 23 +56.492 24
24 8 United Kingdom Gino Rea Suter 23 +58.417 28
25 22 Italy Alessandro Andreozzi Speed Up 23 +1:12.398 26
26 82 Spain Elena Rosell Speed Up 23 +1:39.841 31
27 57 Brazil Eric Granado Motobi 23 +1:40.787 32
28 20 Switzerland Jesko Raffin Kalex 22 +1 lap 30
Ret 24 Spain Toni Elías Kalex 19 Accident 10
Ret 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Tech 3 3 Retirement 7
DSQ 95 Australia Anthony West Speed Up 23 (+29.609)[2] 20
DSQ 31 Japan Kohta Nozane FTR 6 Black flag 29
Source:[3]

Moto3[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 52 United Kingdom Danny Kent KTM 20 40:02.775 1 25
2 25 Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda 20 +0.260 2 20
3 19 Italy Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda 20 +2.352 5 16
4 42 Spain Álex Rins Suter Honda 20 +3.404 13 13
5 63 Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 20 +3.645 4 11
6 11 Germany Sandro Cortese KTM 20 +13.394 3 10
7 44 Portugal Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda 20 +15.523 11 9
8 96 France Louis Rossi FTR Honda 20 +15.739 8 8
9 7 Spain Efrén Vázquez FTR Honda 20 +15.946 9 7
10 5 Italy Romano Fenati FTR Honda 20 +16.129 10 6
11 61 Australia Arthur Sissis KTM 20 +16.223 14 5
12 27 Italy Niccolò Antonelli FTR Honda 20 +16.371 12 4
13 31 Finland Niklas Ajo KTM 20 +28.368 23 3
14 12 Spain Álex Márquez Suter Honda 20 +28.375 17 2
15 84 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil FTR Honda 20 +28.509 19 1
16 81 Japan Hyuga Watanabe Honda 20 +31.071 21
17 26 Spain Adrián Martín FTR Honda 20 +40.292 16
18 51 Japan Kenta Fujii TSR Honda 20 +42.822 29
19 8 Australia Jack Miller Honda 20 +42.896 22
20 89 France Alan Techer TSR Honda 20 +47.451 20
21 17 United Kingdom John McPhee KRP Honda 20 +48.245 26
22 29 Germany Luca Amato Kalex KTM 20 +48.359 31
23 32 Spain Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 20 +48.439 25
24 28 Spain Josep Rodríguez FGR Honda 20 +1:03.762 30
25 30 Switzerland Giulian Pedone Suter Honda 20 +1:10.290 28
26 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Mahindra 20 +1:10.484 32
27 82 Japan Yuudai Kamei Honda 19 +1 lap 27
Ret 94 Germany Jonas Folger Kalex KTM 19 Accident 7
Ret 39 Spain Luis Salom Kalex KTM 19 Accident 6
Ret 23 Spain Alberto Moncayo FTR Honda 19 Retirement 15
Ret 41 South Africa Brad Binder Kalex KTM 14 Retirement 18
Ret 9 Germany Toni Finsterbusch Honda 4 Retirement 24
DNS 80 Italy Armando Pontone Ioda Did not start 33
DNS 20 Italy Riccardo Moretti Mahindra Did not start 34
Source:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan – MotoGP – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Doping – Decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the case of rider Anthony West" (PDF). v2-fim-live.com. Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2015. [...] all the sporting results obtained by Anthony West from 20 May 2012 up to the expiry of the period of ineligibility (i.e. 19 October 2013) will be invalidated. 
  3. ^ "AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan – Moto2 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan – Moto3 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 October 2012. 


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