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Jorge Lorenzo won his third MotoGP world title, and fifth world title overall, by winning the final race of the season in Valencia.

The 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 67th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Marc Márquez started the season as the defending riders' champion, having won his second consecutive title in 2014.

Valentino Rossi led the championship for almost the entire season as he chased a tenth world title, but ultimately, the honours went to his Yamaha Motor Racing team-mate Jorge Lorenzo,[1] who took his third MotoGP title and a fifth world title overall.[2] Lorenzo started the season quietly with three finishes off the podium,[2] whereas Rossi took wins in Qatar and Argentina.[3][4] Thereafter, Lorenzo took four successive wins for the first time in his career to bring himself back into the championship race, before Rossi won at Assen.[5] Lorenzo did not win again until Brno, taking the championship lead on countback,[6] but ceded it back to Rossi, when he won at Silverstone.[7] Lorenzo crashed out at Misano,[2] while Rossi finished fifth – ending a 16-race streak of podium finishes – after both Yamaha riders were caught out by wet weather.[8] In the final five races, Rossi finished ahead of Lorenzo once, as Lorenzo continued to close the points gap; at a maximum of 23 after Misano, Lorenzo pulled it back to 7 going into Valencia.[9] At the final race, Lorenzo took his seventh win of the season,[1] while Rossi could only finish fourth – after a back-of-the-grid start – to give him the title by five points.[10] Rossi had lost the title under controversial circumstances, following a coming together on track with reigning champion Márquez amid accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct.[11] The only time of the season where Lorenzo had more points on the board than Rossi was after the final race of the season.

Third place in the final riders' championship standings went to Márquez, who won five races during the season, but six retirements during the campaign stopped him from challenging the Yamaha pair in the championship run-in. The only other rider to win a race during the season was Márquez's Repsol Honda team-mate, Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa missed three races at the start of the season, after electing to undergo surgery to alleviate issues with arm-pump. Upon his return, he did not podium until Catalunya, and ultimately, took two wins in the closing four races at Motegi,[12] and Sepang.[13]

Season summary[edit]

Other championship standings[edit]

In the other championships, the eleven wins for Rossi and Lorenzo were enough for Yamaha to take the teams' title by over 200 points ahead of Repsol Honda,[14] and the manufacturers' title by 52 points ahead of Honda.[15] Amongst the class of rookies, Suzuki rider Maverick Viñales took the IRTA Cup, finishing in twelfth place overall,[16][17] while Héctor Barberá of Avintia Racing was the best-placed Open class rider, in fifteenth.[16][17]

Collisions between contenders[edit]

The 2015 season also saw several moments of controversy between the main championship contenders. In Argentina, Rossi chased Márquez down for the lead before the two riders collided on the penultimate lap.[4] Rossi stayed upright but Márquez was unable to rejoin; Rossi later spoke of Márquez as an "all or nothing" rider.[18] Rossi and Márquez again collided at Assen on the final lap; Rossi rejoined the circuit through the gravel and went on to win the race, while race direction deemed the incident as a racing incident.[5] At Misano, Rossi was given a penalty point on his licence, for impeding Lorenzo in qualifying.[19] Rossi accused Márquez of helping Lorenzo in his title aspirations at Phillip Island, in the pre-event press conference at Sepang, a claim that Márquez refuted.[20]

The most significant of the clashes came during the Sepang race; Rossi and Márquez collided for a third time in 2015 on the seventh lap of the race.[13] After a series of 18 overtakes and exchanges of positions between the two, Rossi made a move on Márquez at Turn 14, pushing Márquez to the outside of the circuit. The two riders made contact and Márquez fell from his bike. He remounted and returned to the pits but had to retire from the race. Rossi maintained the third place that the pair had been battling over until the end of the race.[13] After the race, race direction reviewed the incident and deemed Rossi at fault for the collision, and three penalty points were added to his licence.[21] With this, it meant that Rossi would have to start the final race in Valencia from the back of the grid. On the podium, Lorenzo made a gesture showing his disapproval at the move and deemed the penalty as "inadequate".[22] Rossi appealed the penalty to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the penalty was ultimately upheld; Lorenzo submitted a statement towards the appeal and later apologised for his actions on the podium before the Valencia weekend.[22] Rossi voiced his regret at his move on Márquez,[23] while Márquez stood his ground on his riding style in Malaysia.[20] Following the fallout from Sepang, FIM president Vito Ippolito deemed the events – which included Márquez's family being insulted at their home by Italian television reporters[24] – as having a "damaging effect on the staging of our competitions and poisoned the atmosphere around the sport",[25] with Ippolito and Dorna Sports boss Carmelo Ezpeleta calling a private meeting – cancelling the pre-event press conference – for all riders and crew chiefs in Valencia.[23]

Season calendar[edit]

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme released an 18-race official calendar on 26 September 2014.[26]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 29 March Qatar Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar[27] Losail International Circuit, Doha
2 12 April Texas Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas[28] Circuit of the Americas, Austin
3 19 April Argentina Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina[29] Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero
4 3 May Spain Gran Premio bwin de España[30] Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera
5 17 May France Monster Energy Grand Prix de France[31] Le Mans Bugatti, Maine
6 31 May Italy Gran Premio d'Italia TIM[32] Mugello Circuit, Mugello
7 14 June Catalonia Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya[33] Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
8 27 June Netherlands Motul TT Assen[34] TT Circuit Assen, Assen
9 12 July Germany GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[35] Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
10 9 August Indiana Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix[26] Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
11 16 August Czech Republic bwin Grand Prix České republiky[26] Masaryk Circuit, Brno
12 30 August United Kingdom Octo British Grand Prix[36] Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone[37][38]
13 13 September San Marino Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini[39] Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
14 27 September Aragon Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón[40] Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz
15 11 October Japan Motul Grand Prix of Japan[41] Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
16 18 October Australia Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[42] Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island
17 25 October Malaysia Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix[43] Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
18 8 November Valencian Community Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana[44] Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

Calendar changes[edit]

  • The British Grand Prix had been scheduled to return to Donington Park for the first time since 2009, ahead of a planned move to the brand-new Circuit of Wales in 2016.[45] However, Donington Park pulled out of hosting the event on 10 February 2015, citing financial delays.[37] The following day, it was announced that Silverstone would host the British Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016.[38]

Teams and riders[edit]

As in 2014, the MotoGP class was divided into two categories: Factory and Open. Manufacturers who had not won a dry race since the start of the 2013 season or were new to the class could enter the Factory category with all the Open concessions.

A provisional entry list was released by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme on 23 October 2014.[46] An updated entry list was released on 2 February 2015.[47]

Factory entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Italy Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP15 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[48] All
29 Italy Andrea Iannone[49] All
51 Italy Michele Pirro[50] 6, 13, 18
Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia[51] Aprilia RS-GP 6 Germany Stefan Bradl[52] 10–18
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista[53] All
33 Italy Marco Melandri[54] 1–8
70 United Kingdom Michael Laverty[55] 9
Japan Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC213V 7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama[56] 2–4
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa[57] 1, 5–18
93 Spain Marc Márquez[58] All
Italy Pramac Racing[N 1]
Italy Octo Pramac Racing[N 1]
Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14[60] 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci[61] All
68 Colombia Yonny Hernández[62] All
Italy Octo IodaRacing Team[N 2]
Italy E-Motion IodaRacing Team[N 2]
ART ART 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis[64] 1–15
23 Australia Broc Parkes[65] 18
55 Australia Damian Cudlin[66] 16–17
Japan Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 21 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga[67] 15
Japan Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSX-RR 25 Spain Maverick Viñales[68] All
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró[68] All
Monaco CWM LCR Honda[N 3]
Monaco LCR Honda[N 3]
Honda Honda RC213V 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow[70] All
France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith[71] All
44 Spain Pol Espargaró[72] All
Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda Honda RC213V 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding[73] All
Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi[74] All
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo[75] All
Japan Team HRC with Nissin Honda Honda RC213V 72 Japan Takumi Takahashi[67] 15
Open entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Switzerland Athinà Forward Racing[N 4]
Switzerland Forward Racing[N 4]
Yamaha Forward Yamaha Forward 6 Germany Stefan Bradl[77] 1–8
24 Spain Toni Elías[78] 14–18
71 Italy Claudio Corti[79] 9, 11–13
76 France Loris Baz[80] 1–9, 11–18
Czech Republic AB Motoracing Honda Honda RC213V-RS 7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama[81] 9
13 Australia Anthony West[82] 16–18
17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham[83] 1–7, 11–14
24 Spain Toni Elías[84] 10
64 Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi[67] 15
Spain Avintia Racing Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14[85] 8 Spain Héctor Barberá[86] All
63 France Mike Di Meglio[46] All
Monaco CWM LCR Honda[N 3]
Monaco LCR Honda[N 3]
Honda Honda RC213V-RS 43 Australia Jack Miller[87] All
Spain Aspar MotoGP Team Honda Honda RC213V-RS 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty[88] All
69 United States Nicky Hayden[89] All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changes[edit]

  • Suzuki returned to MotoGP as a constructor after a four-year hiatus.
  • Aprilia made an official return to the championship entering two factory-supported bikes with Gresini Racing. The Italian team ended its long partnership with Honda, having raced their bikes since 1997.
  • Marc VDS Racing expanded its operations to enter a Honda bike in the MotoGP category, having taken on the Factory class bike previously run by Gresini.
  • LCR Honda entered a second bike in the Open category.
  • Avintia Racing left its Kawasaki-based machinery to switch to Ducati bikes.
  • Paul Bird Motorsport left MotoGP at the end of the 2014 season to concentrate on their British Superbike Championship campaign.[90]

Rider changes[edit]

In-season changes[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning constructor Report
1 Qatar Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Valentino Rossi Italy Valentino Rossi Japan Yamaha Report
2 Texas Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas Spain Marc Márquez Italy Andrea Iannone Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
3 Argentina Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Italy Valentino Rossi Italy Valentino Rossi Japan Yamaha Report
4 Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Japan Yamaha Report
5 France French motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Italy Valentino Rossi Spain Jorge Lorenzo Japan Yamaha Report
6 Italy Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Italy Andrea Iannone Spain Marc Márquez Spain Jorge Lorenzo Japan Yamaha Report
7 Catalonia Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Aleix Espargaró Spain Marc Márquez Spain Jorge Lorenzo Japan Yamaha Report
8 Netherlands Dutch TT Italy Valentino Rossi Spain Marc Márquez Italy Valentino Rossi Japan Yamaha Report
9 Germany German motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
10 Indiana Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
11 Czech Republic Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Marc Márquez Spain Jorge Lorenzo Japan Yamaha Report
12 United Kingdom British motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Italy Valentino Rossi Italy Valentino Rossi Japan Yamaha Report
13 San Marino San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
14 Aragon Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Japan Yamaha Report
15 Japan Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Dani Pedrosa Japan Honda Report
16 Australia Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
17 Malaysia Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Dani Pedrosa Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Dani Pedrosa Japan Honda Report
18 Valencian Community Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Japan Yamaha Report

Riders' standings[edit]

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had 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
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AME
Texas
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
Indiana
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 4 4 5 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 1 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 1 330
2 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1 3 1 3 2 3 2 1 3 3 3 1 5 3 2 4 3 4 325
3 Spain Marc Márquez Honda 5 1 Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 2 1 1 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 2 242
4 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 6 16 4 3 8 2 4 5 5 9 2 1 5 1 3 206
5 Italy Andrea Iannone Ducati 3 5 4 6 5 2 4 4 5 5 4 8 7 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret 188
6 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Yamaha 8 6 6 8 6 5 5 7 6 6 7 7 2 8 7 10 4 6 181
7 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2 2 2 9 3 Ret Ret 12 Ret 9 6 3 8 5 5 13 Ret 7 162
8 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Honda 7 7 3 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 8 Ret Ret 11 7 6 7 5 9 125
9 Spain Pol Espargaró Yamaha 9 Ret 8 5 7 6 Ret 5 8 7 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 9 5 114
10 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ducati 12 10 11 12 10 9 9 11 9 10 10 2 6 Ret Ret 12 6 10 113
11 Spain Aleix Espargaró Suzuki 11 8 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 10 14 9 9 10 6 11 9 7 8 105
12 Spain Maverick Viñales Suzuki 14 9 10 11 9 7 6 10 11 11 Ret 11 14 11 Ret 6 8 11 97
13 United Kingdom Scott Redding Honda 13 Ret 9 13 Ret 11 7 13 Ret 13 12 6 3 12 10 11 11 15 84
14 Colombia Yonny Hernández Ducati 10 Ret Ret 10 8 10 Ret 14 12 12 11 Ret Ret 10 14 17 12 13 56
15 Spain Héctor Barberá Ducati 15 12 13 14 13 13 16 Ret 13 15 16 13 18 16 9 16 13 16 33
16 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Ret 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 14 18 13 10 15 13 16 14 15 14 31
17 France Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 22 17 14 Ret 12 12 13 15 19 15 16 4 17 Ret 18 Ret 19 28
18 Germany Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 16 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 8 Ret 17
Aprilia 20 14 Ret 16 18 18 21 10 18
19 Australia Jack Miller Honda Ret 14 12 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 Ret 19 Ret 12 19 Ret 15 17 21 17
20 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 17 13 16 17 11 Ret Ret 16 16 16 17 12 17 15 13 Ret 16 17 16
21 Italy Michele Pirro Ducati 8 Ret 12 12
22 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Honda 18 16 17 18 14 15 12 Ret 17 19 Ret 17 19 14 17 19 19 Ret 9
23 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 8 8
24 France Mike Di Meglio Ducati 19 Ret 18 22 Ret 16 14 18 Ret 17 18 14 13 20 15 20 18 Ret 8
25 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 11 Ret Ret Ret 5
26 Japan Takumi Takahashi Honda 12 4
27 Spain Toni Elías Honda 22 2
Yamaha Forward 21 20 22 14 20
28 San Marino Alex de Angelis ART 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 18 21 Ret 15 Ret Ret DNS 2
Czech Republic Karel Abraham Honda Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 17 DNS 21 19 21 Ret 0
Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 21 Ret 20 19 18 18 Ret 19 0
Italy Claudio Corti Yamaha Forward Ret 20 18 20 0
Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi Honda 19 0
Australia Anthony West Honda 23 20 22 0
United Kingdom Michael Laverty Aprilia 20 0
Australia Damian Cudlin ART Ret Ret 0
Australia Broc Parkes ART Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AME
Texas
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
Indiana
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
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
Italics – Fastest Lap
Light blue – Rookie

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AME
Texas
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
Indiana
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Yamaha 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 407
2 Japan Honda 5 1 3 2 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 355
3 Italy Ducati 2 2 2 6 3 2 4 4 5 5 4 2 6 4 5 3 6 7 256
4 Japan Suzuki 11 8 7 7 9 7 6 9 10 11 9 9 10 6 11 6 7 8 137
5 Italy Aprilia 21 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 14 18 13 10 15 13 16 14 10 14 36
6 Switzerland Yamaha Forward 16 17 14 16 12 12 8 15 19 15 16 4 17 20 18 14 19 35
7 Italy ART 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 18 21 Ret 15 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 2
Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AME
Texas
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
Indiana
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts

Teams' standings[edit]

Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
AME
Texas
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
Indiana
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 46 1 3 1 3 2 3 2 1 3 3 3 1 5 3 2 4 3 4 655
99 4 4 5 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 1 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 1
2 Japan Repsol Honda Team 7 11 Ret Ret 453
26 6 16 4 3 8 2 4 5 5 9 2 1 5 1 3
93 5 1 Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 2 1 1 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 2
3 Italy Ducati Team 04 2 2 2 9 3 Ret Ret 12 Ret 9 6 3 8 5 5 13 Ret 7 350
29 3 5 4 6 5 2 4 4 5 5 4 8 7 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret
4 France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 38 8 6 6 8 6 5 5 7 6 6 7 7 2 8 7 10 4 6 295
44 9 Ret 8 5 7 6 Ret 5 8 7 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 9 5
5 Japan Team Suzuki Ecstar 25 14 9 10 11 9 7 6 10 11 11 Ret 11 14 11 Ret 6 8 11 202
41 11 8 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 10 14 9 9 10 6 11 9 7 8
6 Italy Pramac Racing[N 1]
Italy Octo Pramac Racing[N 1]
9 12 10 11 12 10 9 9 11 9 10 10 2 6 Ret Ret 12 6 10 169
68 10 Ret Ret 10 8 10 Ret 14 12 12 11 Ret Ret 10 14 17 12 13
7 Monaco CWM LCR Honda[N 3]
Monaco LCR Honda[N 3]
35 7 7 3 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 8 Ret Ret 11 7 6 7 5 9 142
43 Ret 14 12 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 Ret 19 Ret 12 19 Ret 15 17 21
8 Belgium Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 45 13 Ret 9 13 Ret 11 7 13 Ret 13 12 6 3 12 10 11 11 15 84
9 Spain Avintia Racing 8 15 12 13 14 13 13 16 Ret 13 15 16 13 18 16 9 16 13 16 41
63 19 Ret 18 22 Ret 16 14 18 Ret 17 18 14 13 20 15 20 18 Ret
10 Switzerland Athinà Forward Racing[N 4]
Switzerland Forward Racing[N 4]
6 16 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 8 Ret 39
24 21 20 22 14 20
71 Ret 20 18 20
76 22 17 14 Ret 12 12 13 15 19 15 16 4 17 Ret 18 Ret 19
11 Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 6 20 14 Ret 16 18 18 21 10 18 39
19 Ret 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 14 18 13 10 15 13 16 14 15 14
33 21 Ret 20 19 18 18 Ret 19
70 20
12 Spain Aspar MotoGP Team 50 18 16 17 18 14 15 12 Ret 17 19 Ret 17 19 14 13 19 19 Ret 25
69 17 13 16 17 11 Ret Ret 16 16 16 17 12 17 15 17 Ret 16 17
13 Italy Octo IodaRacing Team[N 2]
Italy E-Motion IodaRacing Team[N 2]
15 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 18 21 Ret 15 Ret Ret DNS 2
23 Ret
55 Ret Ret
Czech Republic AB Motoracing 7 Ret 0
13 23 20 22
17 Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 17 DNS 21 19 21 Ret
24 22
64 19
Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
AME
Texas
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
Indiana
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
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
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Until the Italian Grand Prix, the team competed as Pramac Racing. Thereafter, the team competed as Octo Pramac Racing, with title sponsorship from Octo Telematics.[59]
  2. ^ a b c d Until the Italian Grand Prix, the team competed as the Octo IodaRacing Team, with title sponsorship from Octo Telematics. Thereafter, the team competed as the E-Motion IodaRacing Team.[63]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Until the British Grand Prix, the team competed as CWM LCR Honda, with title sponsorship from CWM FX. Thereafter, the team competed as LCR Honda.[69]
  4. ^ a b c d Until the German Grand Prix, the team competed as Athinà Forward Racing, with title sponsorship from Athinà Eyewear. Thereafter, the team competed as Forward Racing.[76]

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