2012 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  2012 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 18 of 18 races in the
2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Valensia (test).png
Date 11 November 2012
Official name Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana[1]
Location Circuito Ricardo Tormo, Cheste
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.005 km (2.489 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:30.844
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:33.119
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Second Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha
Third Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex
Time 1:35.191
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Time 1:46.440
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Suter
Second Spain Julián Simón Suter
Third Spain Nicolás Terol Suter
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Germany Jonas Folger Kalex-KTM
Time 1:41.263
Fastest lap
Rider Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM
Time 1:49.622
Podium
First United Kingdom Danny Kent KTM
Second Germany Sandro Cortese KTM
Third Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM

The 2012 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix (formally the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana) was the eighteenth and final round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 9–11 November 2012 at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo.

The race was Casey Stoner's last before his retirement from the sport, and he finished it on the podium in third position. Dani Pedrosa won the race for Honda and ensure the season ended with 18 points between himself and new champion Jorge Lorenzo, who retired from the race, at the top of the riders' standings. The result meant that Pedrosa had won 6 of the last 8 races, and that Lorenzo maintained his record of finishing first or second in every race he finished in 2012. Katsuyuki Nakasuga made just his second appearance in 2012 in place of the injured Ben Spies at Yamaha, and took advantage of the wet conditions to finish in second place (the only podium for a Japanese rider in any class in 2012).

Marc Márquez won the Moto2 race, despite starting from 33rd on the grid, although he had moved up to 13th within the first three corners. It was Márquez's last Moto2 race, as he would replace Stoner at the Honda team for the 2013 season. Polesitter Pol Espargaró secured second in the championship behind Márquez by finishing in eighth. Julián Simón and Nicolás Terol (who took his first Moto2 podium) completed an all Spanish podium. Danny Kent took his second victory of the Moto3 season in front of champion Sandro Cortese and Zulfahmi Khairuddin to complete an all KTM podium.

Classification[edit]

MotoGP[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 30 48:23.819 1 25
2 21 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 30 +37.661 16 20
3 1 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 30 +1:00.633 3 16
4 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Honda 30 +1:02.811 8 13
5 51 Italy Michele Pirro FTR 30 +1:26.608 15 11
6 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 30 +1:30.423 6 10
7 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 30 +1:31.789 13 9
8 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ioda-Suter 29 +1 lap 17 8
9 77 United Kingdom James Ellison ART 29 +1 lap 20 7
10 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Ducati 29 +1 lap 11 6
11 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró ART 29 +1 lap 10 5
12 14 France Randy de Puniet ART 28 +2 laps 12 4
13 73 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama BQR 28 +2 laps 21 3
14 5 United States Colin Edwards Suter 27 +3 laps 14 2
Ret 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 22 Accident 4
Ret 71 Italy Claudio Corti Inmotec 17 Accident 22
Ret 8 Spain Héctor Barberá Ducati 16 Accident 9
Ret 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 13 Accident 2
Ret 6 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda 9 Accident 5
Ret 84 Italy Roberto Rolfo ART 6 Accident 19
Ret 22 Spain Iván Silva BQR 2 Accident 18
Ret 69 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati 2 Accident 7
Source:[2]

Moto2[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93 Spain Marc Márquez Suter 27 48:50.706 33[3] 25
2 60 Spain Julián Simón Suter 27 +1.256 11 20
3 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Suter 27 +11.372 4 16
4 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter 27 +13.006 2 13
5 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Suter 27 +13.825 6 11
6 81 Spain Jordi Torres Suter 27 +27.911 5 10
7 36 Finland Mika Kallio Kalex 27 +36.338 15 9
8 40 Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex 27 +38.335 1 8
9 24 Spain Toni Elías Kalex 27 +39.419 14 7
10 80 Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex 27 +39.476 13 6
11 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Speed Up 27 +40.207 9 5
12 8 United Kingdom Gino Rea Suter 27 +41.197 19 4
13 17 Spain Dani Rivas Kalex 27 +41.768 26 3
14 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi FTR 27 +41.943 17 2
15 88 Spain Ricard Cardús AJR 27 +42.303 28 1
16 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Tech 3 27 +43.064 21
17 3 Italy Simone Corsi FTR 27 +49.970 8
18 75 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Suter 27 +51.639 27
19 4 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Kalex 27 +53.198 18
20 49 Spain Axel Pons Kalex 27 +54.632 25
21 23 Germany Marcel Schrötter Bimota 27 +56.401 24
22 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Kalex 27 +56.974 7
23 22 Italy Alessandro Andreozzi Speed Up 27 +59.679 29
24 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 27 +1:16.201 23
25 54 Italy Mattia Pasini FTR 27 +1:16.352 22
26 28 Spain Román Ramos FTR 27 +1:18.354 20
27 19 Belgium Xavier Siméon Tech 3 27 +1:26.234 12
28 63 France Mike Di Meglio Kalex 27 +1:29.530 16
29 57 Brazil Eric Granado Motobi 26 +1 lap 31
30 97 Indonesia Rafid Topan Sucipto Speed Up 25 +2 laps 30
Ret 82 Spain Elena Rosell Speed Up 17 Accident 32
Ret 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 14 Retirement 3
Ret 5 France Johann Zarco Motobi 10 Accident 10
Source:[4]

Moto3[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 52 United Kingdom Danny Kent KTM 24 45:05.891 7 25
2 11 Germany Sandro Cortese KTM 24 +0.056 4 20
3 63 Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 24 +0.114 17 16
4 41 South Africa Brad Binder Kalex KTM 24 +0.431 15 13
5 55 Spain Héctor Faubel FTR Honda 24 +4.371 16 11
6 96 France Louis Rossi FTR Honda 24 +7.605 9 7
7 84 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil FTR Honda 24 +14.931 14 9
8 25 Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda 24 +18.495 5 8
9 31 Finland Niklas Ajo KTM 24 +23.180 22 7
10 39 Spain Luis Salom Kalex KTM 24 +23.245 3 6
11 65 Germany Philipp Öttl Kalex KTM 24 +27.532 26 5
12 58 Spain Juan Francisco Guevara FTR Honda 24 +30.331 21 4
13 27 Italy Niccolò Antonelli FTR Honda 24 +31.255 8 3
14 19 Italy Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda 24 +34.660 10 2
15 28 Spain Josep Rodríguez FGR Honda 24 +50.522 30 1
16 42 Spain Álex Rins Suter Honda 24 +50.554 18
17 30 Switzerland Giulian Pedone Suter Honda 24 +51.725 28
18 5 Italy Romano Fenati FTR Honda 24 +51.826 11
19 61 Australia Arthur Sissis KTM 24 +52.970 19
20 32 Spain Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 24 +57.930 23
21 89 France Alan Techer TSR Honda 24 +1:00.758 24
22 29 Germany Luca Amato Kalex KTM 24 +1:47.794 20
23 51 Japan Kenta Fujii TSR Honda 24 +1:47.977 33
24 80 Italy Armando Pontone Ioda 23 +1 lap 31
Ret 8 Australia Jack Miller Honda 19 Accident 25
Ret 9 Germany Toni Finsterbusch Honda 19 Accident 27
Ret 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Mahindra 18 Retirement 34
Ret 44 Portugal Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda 15 Accident 2
Ret 7 Spain Efrén Vázquez FTR Honda 15 Accident 6
Ret 95 Czech Republic Miroslav Popov Mahindra 9 Retirement 35
Ret 17 United Kingdom John McPhee KRP Honda 9 Retirement 29
Ret 94 Germany Jonas Folger Kalex KTM 7 Retirement 1
Ret 26 Spain Adrián Martín FTR Honda 7 Retirement 13
Ret 3 Italy Luigi Morciano Ioda 4 Retirement 32
Ret 12 Spain Álex Márquez Suter Honda 3 Accident 12
Source:[5]

Notes[edit]

Marc Márquez's comeback from 33rd to the win was the biggest comeback in all of the history in the Championship.

Dani Pedrosa, who made the pole position in MotoGP, started the race from the pit lane because he entered to the boxes for a bike change because the tarmac was drying, like Alvaro Bautista, Nicky Hayden and Cal Crutchlow. The Spanish rider, despite this, won the race after Jorge Lorenzo crashed heavily when the Yamaha rider tried to lap James Ellison.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Valencia MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana – MotoGP – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Marc Márquez was demoted from second to the back of the grid for causing a collision with Simone Corsi during free practice. "Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana — Decision of the Race Direction" (PDF). fim-live.com. FIM. 9 November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana – Moto2 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana – Moto3 – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 November 2012. 


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