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Marc Márquez, the defending riders' champion.

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

Grands Prix[edit]

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme released an 18-race official calendar on 26 September 2014.[1]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 29 March Qatar Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar[2] Losail International Circuit, Doha
2 12 April United States Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas[3] Circuit of the Americas, Austin
3 19 April Argentina Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina[4] Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero
4 3 May Spain Gran Premio bwin de España[5] Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera
5 17 May France Monster Energy Grand Prix de France[6] Le Mans Bugatti, Maine
6 31 May Italy Gran Premio d'Italia TIM[7] Mugello Circuit, Mugello
7 14 June Catalonia Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya[8] Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
8 27 June Netherlands Motul TT Assen[9] TT Circuit Assen, Assen
9 12 July Germany Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[10] Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
10 9 August Indiana Indianapolis Grand Prix[1] Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
11 16 August Czech Republic Grand Prix České republiky[1] Masaryk Circuit, Brno
12 30 August United Kingdom British Grand Prix[11] Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone[12][13]
13 13 September San Marino Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini[14] Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
14 27 September Aragon Gran Premio de Aragón[15] Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz
15 11 October Japan Grand Prix of Japan[16] Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
16 18 October Australia Australian Grand Prix[17] Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island
17 25 October Malaysia Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix[18] Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
18 8 November Valencian Community Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana[19] 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.[20] However, Donington Park pulled out of hosting the event on 10 February 2015, citing financial delays.[12] The following day, it was announced that Silverstone would host the British Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016.[13]

Teams and riders[edit]

A provisional entry list was released by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme on 23 October 2014.[21] An updated entry list was released on 2 February 2015.[22]

Factory entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Italy Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP15 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[23] 1–8
29 Italy Andrea Iannone[24] 1–8
51 Italy Michele Pirro[25] 6
Japan Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC213V 7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama[26] 2–4
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa[27] 1, 5–8
93 Spain Marc Márquez[28] 1–8
Italy Pramac Racing[N 1]
Italy Octo Pramac Racing[N 1]
Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14[30] 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci[31] 1–8
68 Colombia Yonny Hernández[32] 1–8
Italy Octo IodaRacing Project[N 2]
Italy E-Motion IodaRacing Team[N 2]
ART ART 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis[34] 1–8
Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia[35] Aprilia RS-GP 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista[36] 1–8
33 Italy Marco Melandri[37] 1–8
Japan Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSX-RR 25 Spain Maverick Viñales[38] 1–8
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró[38] 1–8
Monaco CWM LCR Honda Honda Honda RC213V 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow[39] 1–8
France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith[40] 1–8
44 Spain Pol Espargaró[41] 1–8
Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda Honda RC213V 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding[42] 1–8
Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi[43] 1–8
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo[44] 1–8
Open entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Switzerland Athinà Forward Racing Yamaha Forward Yamaha Forward 6 Germany Stefan Bradl[45] 1–8
76 France Loris Baz[46] 1–8
Spain Avintia Racing Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14[47] 8 Spain Héctor Barberá[48] 1–8
63 France Mike Di Meglio[21] 1–8
Czech Republic AB Motoracing Honda Honda RC213V-RS 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham[49] 1–7
Monaco CWM LCR Honda Honda Honda RC213V-RS 43 Australia Jack Miller[50] 1–8
Spain Aspar MotoGP Team Honda Honda RC213V-RS 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty[51] 1–8
69 United States Nicky Hayden[52] 1–8
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changes[edit]

  • Suzuki returned to MotoGP as a constructor after a four-year hiatus.
  • Aprilia will make an official return to the championship entering two factory-supported bikes with Gresini Racing. The Italian team will end its long partnership with Honda, having raced their bikes since 1997.
  • Marc VDS Racing will expand its operations to enter a Honda bike in the MotoGP category, having taken on the Factory class bike previously run by Gresini.
  • LCR Honda will enter a second bike in the Open category.
  • Avintia Racing will leave its Kawasaki-based machinery to switch to Ducati bikes.
  • Paul Bird Motorsport will leave MotoGP at the end of the 2014 season to concentrate on their British Superbike Championship campaign.[53]

Rider 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 United States 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

Riders' standings[edit]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A 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
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Spain
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Spain
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Spain
Pts
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1 3 1 3 2 3 2 1 163
2 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 4 4 5 1 1 1 1 3 153
3 Italy Andrea Iannone Ducati 3 5 4 6 5 2 4 4 107
4 Spain Marc Márquez Honda 5 1 Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 2 89
5 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2 2 2 9 3 Ret Ret 12 87
6 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Yamaha 8 6 6 8 6 5 5 7 77
7 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Honda 7 7 3 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 57
8 Spain Pol Espargaró Yamaha 9 Ret 8 5 7 6 Ret 5 56
9 Spain Maverick Viñales Suzuki 14 9 10 11 9 7 6 10 52
10 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 6 16 4 3 8 47
11 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ducati 12 10 11 12 10 9 9 11 44
12 Spain Aleix Espargaró Suzuki 11 8 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 38
13 United Kingdom Scott Redding Honda 13 Ret 9 13 Ret 11 7 13 30
14 Colombia Yonny Hernández Ducati 10 Ret Ret 10 8 10 Ret 14 28
15 Spain Héctor Barberá Ducati 15 12 13 14 13 13 16 Ret 16
16 France Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 22 17 14 Ret 12 12 13 15 14
17 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Ret 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 11
18 Australia Jack Miller Honda Ret 14 12 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret 11
19 Germany Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 16 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 8 Ret 9
20 Italy Michele Pirro Ducati 8 8
21 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 17 13 16 17 11 Ret Ret 16 8
22 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Honda 18 16 17 18 14 15 12 Ret 7
23 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 11 Ret Ret 5
24 France Mike Di Meglio Ducati 19 Ret 18 22 Ret 16 14 18 2
25 San Marino Alex de Angelis ART 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 1
Czech Republic Karel Abraham Honda Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 17 DNS 0
Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia 21 Ret 20 19 18 18 Ret 19 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Spain
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Spain
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Spain
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Spain
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Spain
Pts
1 Japan Yamaha 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 191
2 Japan Honda 5 1 3 2 4 4 3 2 134
3 Italy Ducati 2 2 2 6 3 2 4 4 132
4 Japan Suzuki 11 8 7 7 9 7 6 9 64
5 Switzerland Yamaha Forward 16 17 14 16 12 12 8 15 19
6 Italy Aprilia 21 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 11
7 Italy ART 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 1
Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Spain
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Spain
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Spain
Pts

Teams' standings[edit]

Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Spain
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Spain
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Spain
Pts
1 Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 46 1 3 1 3 2 3 2 1 316
99 4 4 5 1 1 1 1 3
2 Italy Ducati Team 04 2 2 2 9 3 Ret Ret 12 194
29 3 5 4 6 5 2 4 4
3 Japan Repsol Honda Team 7 11 Ret Ret 141
26 6 16 4 3 8
93 5 1 Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 2
4 France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 38 8 6 6 8 6 5 5 7 133
44 9 Ret 8 5 7 6 Ret 5
5 Japan Team Suzuki Ecstar 25 14 9 10 11 9 7 6 10 90
41 11 8 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 9
6 Italy Pramac Racing[N 1]
Italy Octo Pramac Racing[N 1]
9 12 10 11 12 10 9 9 11 72
68 10 Ret Ret 10 8 10 Ret 14
7 Monaco CWM LCR Honda 35 7 7 3 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 68
43 Ret 14 12 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret
8 Belgium Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 45 13 Ret 9 13 Ret 11 7 13 30
9 Switzerland Athinà Forward Racing 6 16 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 8 Ret 23
76 22 17 14 Ret 12 12 13 15
10 Spain Avintia Racing 8 15 12 13 14 13 13 16 Ret 18
63 19 Ret 18 22 Ret 16 14 18
11 Spain Aspar MotoGP Team 50 18 16 17 18 14 15 12 Ret 15
69 17 13 16 17 11 Ret Ret 16
12 Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 19 Ret 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 11
33 21 Ret 20 19 18 18 Ret 19
13 Italy Octo IodaRacing Team[N 2]
Italy E-Motion IodaRacing Team[N 2]
15 20 18 22 21 17 Ret 15 Ret 1
Czech Republic AB Motoracing 17 Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 17 DNS 0
Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Spain
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Spain
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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.[29]
  2. ^ a b c d Until the Italian Grand Prix, the team competed as the Octo IodaRacing Project, with title sponsorship from Octo Telematics. Thereafter, the team competed as the E-Motion IodaRacing Team.[33]

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