2017 MotoGP season
|2017 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season|
|2017 Moto2 season
2017 Moto3 season
The 2017 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season is the 69th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Marc Márquez started the season as defending World Champion, having secured his fifth overall title at the 2016 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix with three races remaining.
Whilst Yamaha's new rider Maverick Viñales started the season off with two consecutive victories, the following spring season proved to be unpredictable with four different winners in as many races, following the trend from 2016. Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso then took his first dry-track MotoGP win at Mugello before repeating the feat the following week in Barcelona. With Viñales not finishing the race at Assen, this allowed Dovizioso to lead the championship by four points after eight races and becoming the first Ducati rider to lead the championship since Casey Stoner in 2009. Valentino Rossi is currently in third, seven points behind Dovizioso while reigning champion Márquez sits in fourth after eight races, in spite of two race crashes thus far.
- 1 Calendar
- 2 Teams and riders
- 3 Regulation changes
- 4 Results and standings
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The following Grands Prix are scheduled to take place in 2017.
- The British Grand Prix was scheduled to move from Silverstone to the new Circuit of Wales, but construction on the new track has not commenced. The two circuits reached a deal that will see Silverstone continue to host the British Grand Prix in 2017, with an option to host the 2018 race.
Teams and riders
- Jorge Lorenzo joined Ducati, after leaving Movistar Yamaha MotoGP. Lorenzo's move to Ducati ends his nine-year relationship with Yamaha.
- Maverick Viñales joined Yamaha, after leaving Team Suzuki Ecstar.
- Andrea Iannone joined Team Suzuki Ecstar, after leaving Ducati. He will be partnered by Álex Rins who moved up to the premier class.
- Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaró left Tech 3 Yamaha to join the newly formed KTM factory team for the 2017 season.
- Sam Lowes moved up to the premier class, making his MotoGP début with Aprilia Racing Team Gresini. He will be partnered by Aleix Espargaró, who left Suzuki to join the team.
- Jonas Folger and Johann Zarco, the 2015 and 2016 Moto2 World Champion, moved up to the premier class, with both riders making their MotoGP début with Monster Yamaha Tech 3.
- Stefan Bradl and Eugene Laverty left MotoGP for the Superbike World Championship.
- Álvaro Bautista left Aprilia Racing Team Gresini to return to Aspar Team. Bautista previously competed with Aspar Team between the 2006 125cc and the 2009 250cc seasons.
- Karel Abraham returned to MotoGP with Aspar Team after previously competing in the Superbike World Championship in the 2016 season.
- Yonny Hernández returned to Moto2, after being left without a ride in MotoGP.
- Winglets, additional aerodynamic aids first introduced in 1999, will be banned from 2017 following repeated concerns about their safety.
- A rider may be assisted by no more than four mechanics while changing bikes during a pit stop, all of whom must wear approved helmets. A mechanic may hold in the bike's clutch lever, but only the rider can select a gear.
Results and standings
|Round||Grand Prix||Pole position||Fastest Lap||Winning rider||Winning constructor||Report|
|1||Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix||Maverick Viñales[a]||Johann Zarco||Maverick Viñales||Yamaha||Report|
|2||Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix||Marc Márquez||Maverick Viñales||Maverick Viñales||Yamaha||Report|
|3||Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas||Marc Márquez||Marc Márquez||Marc Márquez||Honda||Report|
|4||Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix||Dani Pedrosa||Dani Pedrosa||Dani Pedrosa||Honda||Report|
|5||French motorcycle Grand Prix||Maverick Viñales||Maverick Viñales||Maverick Viñales||Yamaha||Report|
|6||Italian motorcycle Grand Prix||Maverick Viñales||Maverick Viñales||Andrea Dovizioso||Ducati||Report|
|7||Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix||Dani Pedrosa||Jonas Folger||Andrea Dovizioso||Ducati||Report|
|8||Dutch TT||Johann Zarco||Scott Redding||Valentino Rossi||Yamaha||Report|
|9||German motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|10||Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|11||Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|12||British motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|13||San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|14||Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|15||Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|16||Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|17||Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
|18||Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix||Report|
- Scoring system
Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.
Bold – Pole
Bold – Pole
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The Austrian newcomer will field test rider Mika Kallio as a wildcard at the Sachsenring on July 2, and its home race at the Red Bull Ring on August 13.
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