2012 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix

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Qatar  2012 Qatar Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 18 races in the
2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Losail.svg
Date 8 April 2012
Official name Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar
Location Losail Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.380 km (3.343 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Time 1:54.634
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Time 1:55.541
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Second Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Third Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter
Time 2:00.187
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Time 2:00.645
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Second Italy Andrea Iannone Speed Up
Third Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Germany Sandro Cortese KTM
Time 2:08.188
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda
Time 2:07.276
Podium
First Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda
Second Italy Romano Fenati FTR Honda
Third Germany Sandro Cortese KTM

The 2012 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2012 MotoGP season. It was held at the Losail International Circuit near Doha in Qatar on 8 April 2012.[1] Contested over twenty-two laps, the race was the first appearance of the 1000cc MotoGP-class motorcycles introduced for 2012,[2] and the debut of the 125cc replacement class, Moto3.[3]

Classification[edit]

MotoGP[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 22 42:44.214 1 25
2 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 22 +0.852 7 20
3 1 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 22 +2.908 2 16
4 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 22 +17.114 3 13
5 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 22 +17.420 6 11
6 69 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati 22 +28.413 5 10
7 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Honda 22 +28.446 11 9
8 6 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda 22 +29.464 9 8
9 8 Spain Héctor Barberá Ducati 22 +31.384 8 7
10 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Ducati 22 +33.665 12 6
11 11 United States Ben Spies Yamaha 22 +56.907 4 5
12 5 United States Colin Edwards Suter 22 +58.088 13 4
13 14 France Randy de Puniet ART 22 +1:10.650 14 3
14 68 Colombia Yonny Hernández BQR-FTR 22 +1:15.943 16 2
15 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró ART 22 +1:26.733 15 1
16 22 Spain Iván Silva BQR-FTR 22 +1:43.327 20
17 54 Italy Mattia Pasini ART 22 +1:47.419 18
18 77 United Kingdom James Ellison ART 22 +1:51.882 21
NC 51 Italy Michele Pirro FTR 15 +7 laps 17
Ret 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ioda 15 Retirement 19
Ret 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 7 Retirement 10
OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT

Moto2[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 93 Spain Marc Márquez Suter 20 40:34.225 2 25
2 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Speed Up 20 +0.061 3 20
3 40 Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex 20 +1.412 4 16
4 80 Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex 20 +1.639 7 13
5 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter 20 +3.981 1 11
6 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Kalex 20 +6.768 13 10
7 63 France Mike Di Meglio Speed Up 20 +6.794 5 9
8 3 Italy Simone Corsi FTR 20 +6.986 10 8
9 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Tech 3 20 +10.828 12 7
10 36 Finland Mika Kallio Kalex 20 +11.379 14 6
11 4 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Kalex 20 +12.750 21 5
12 5 France Johann Zarco Motobi 20 +14.121 19 4
13 24 Spain Toni Elías Suter 20 +17.634 17 3
14 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 20 +17.875 9 2
15 60 Spain Julián Simón FTR 20 +17.894 11 1
16 71 Italy Claudio Corti Kalex 20 +19.014 8
17 19 Belgium Xavier Siméon Tech 3 20 +19.114 18
18 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Suter 20 +28.802 16
19 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Suter 20 +36.598 25
20 47 Spain Ángel Rodríguez FTR 20 +36.738 22
21 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Moriwaki 20 +37.147 28
22 49 Spain Axel Pons Kalex 20 +37.443 24
23 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Suter 20 +39.523 26
24 88 Spain Ricard Cardús AJR 20 +45.260 23
25 95 Australia Anthony West Moriwaki 20 +53.786 29
26 8 United Kingdom Gino Rea Moriwaki 20 +54.008 27
27 10 Switzerland Marco Colandrea FTR 20 +1:19.054 31
28 7 Sweden Alexander Lundh MZ FTR 20 +1:19.071 30
29 82 Spain Elena Rosell Moriwaki 20 +1:35.150 32
30 76 Germany Max Neukirchner Kalex 19 +1 lap 6
Ret 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Suter 18 Accident 15
Ret 96 Qatar Nasser Al Malki Moriwaki 10 Retirement 33
Ret 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo Suter 3 Retirement 20
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 25 Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda 18 38:40.995 2 25
2 5 Italy Romano Fenati FTR Honda 18 +4.301 6 20
3 11 Germany Sandro Cortese KTM 18 +18.013 1 16
4 39 Spain Luis Salom Kalex KTM 18 +18.200 4 13
5 44 Portugal Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda 18 +18.745 8 11
6 63 Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 18 +19.052 7 10
7 61 Australia Arthur Sissis KTM 18 +35.940 9 9
8 52 United Kingdom Danny Kent KTM 18 +21.098 12 8
9 96 France Louis Rossi FTR Honda 18 +21.153 3 7
10 42 Spain Álex Rins Suter Honda 18 +28.733 13 6
11 89 France Alan Techer TSR Honda 18 +29.775 18 5
12 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Kalex KTM 18 +29.813 16 4
13 31 Finland Niklas Ajo KTM 18 +35.940 5 3
14 23 Spain Alberto Moncayo Kalex KTM 18 +35.983 14 2
15 84 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil FTR Honda 18 +38.641 19 1
16 7 Spain Efrén Vázquez Honda 18 +40.219 21
17 27 Italy Niccolò Antonelli Honda 18 +50.629 20
18 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Mahindra 18 +54.751 25
19 21 Spain Iván Moreno FTR Honda 18 +54.989 22
20 26 Spain Adrián Martín Honda 18 +54.989 24
21 51 Japan Kenta Fujii TSR Honda 18 +1:21.239 28
22 15 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Oral 18 +1:35.791 29
23 9 Germany Toni Finsterbusch MZ-RE Honda 18 +1:41.291 31
24 53 Netherlands Jasper Iwema FGR Honda 18 +1:54.293 17
25 8 Australia Jack Miller Honda 17 +1 lap 26
Ret 94 Germany Jonas Folger Ioda 11 Retirement 32
Ret 3 Italy Luigi Morciano Ioda 7 Retirement 30
Ret 41 South Africa Brad Binder Kalex KTM 6 Retirement 15
Ret 77 Germany Marcel Schrötter Mahindra 5 Retirement 23
Ret 10 France Alexis Masbou Honda 0 Accident 10
Ret 19 Italy Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda 0 Accident 11
Ret 32 Spain Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 0 Retirement 27
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIM announce changes to 2012 MotoGP calendar". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "MotoGP changes for 2012". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Birt, Matthew (29 June 2010). "Moto3 to replace 125GP class in 2012". Motor Cycle News. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 


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