2017 MotoGP season

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2017 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Marc Márquez is the 2017 MotoGP Champion.

The 2017 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was 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, becoming the first Ducati rider to lead the championship since Casey Stoner in 2009. Márquez took the championship lead after winning the German Grand Prix. He held the championship lead until the British Grand Prix, where Dovizioso regained the lead after Márquez's engine blew up late in the race. Márquez bounced back immediately to take consecutive victories in the next two rounds to reestablish himself as championship leader. Over the following three races, Dovizioso claimed two more wins to Márquez's one, but a poor result in Australia for the Ducati rider meant that Márquez's points lead remained intact.

Going into the final round in Valencia Márquez topped the standings, 21 points ahead of Dovizioso, with both riders winning six races apiece. Viñales was third, 56 points behind Márquez. Therefore Márquez needed to finish 11th or higher to guarantee a championship, whereas Dovizioso was forced under all circumstances to win in Valencia.

Márquez was on pole in Valencia, and Dovizioso started 9th. After Márquez saved a high-speed potential crash into turn 1,[1] he dropped back behind Dovizioso. The title chances of Dovizioso ended when he crashed with five laps of the race remaining, losing the hope in taking the championship. Meanwhile, Márquez finished third behind Dani Pedrosa and the season's top rookie and independent rider Johann Zarco. Márquez won his sixth title and fourth MotoGP title overall.

Calendar[edit]

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2017:[2]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 26 March ‡ Qatar Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit
2 9 April Argentina Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo
3 23 April United States Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Circuit of the Americas
4 7 May Spain Gran Premio Red Bull de España Circuito de Jerez
5 21 May France HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France Circuit Bugatti
6 4 June Italy Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley Mugello Circuit
7 11 June Catalonia Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
8 25 June Netherlands Motul TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
9 2 July Germany GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
10 6 August Czech Republic Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
11 13 August Austria NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Red Bull Ring
12 27 August United Kingdom Octo British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit[3]
13 10 September San Marino Gran Premio Tribul MasterCard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
14 24 September Aragon Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón Motorland Aragón
15 15 October Japan Motul Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
16 22 October Australia Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island Circuit
17 29 October Malaysia Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
18 12 November Valencian Community Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo
‡ = Night race

Calendar changes[edit]

  • The Austrian and Czech Republic Grand Prix swapped places, with the Czech Republic hosting the tenth round, while Austria hosts the eventh round.
  • The British Grand Prix was scheduled to move from Silverstone to the new Circuit of Wales, but construction on the new track had not commenced.[4] The two circuits reached a deal which would see Silverstone continue to host the British Grand Prix in 2017, with an option to host the 2018 race.[3]

Teams and riders[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Italy Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP17 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[5] All
51 Italy Michele Pirro[6] 6, 13, 18
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo[7] All
France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 5 France Johann Zarco[8] All
23 Australia Broc Parkes[9] 16
31 Japan Kohta Nozane[10] 15
60 Netherlands Michael van der Mark[11][12] 17–18
94 Germany Jonas Folger[13] 1–14
Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda Honda RC213V 7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama[14] 15
43 Australia Jack Miller[15] 1–14, 16–18
53 Spain Esteve Rabat[15] All
Spain Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP16 8 Spain Héctor Barberá[16] All
Ducati Desmosedici GP15 76 France Loris Baz[16] All
Italy Octo Pramac Racing Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP17 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci[15] All
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding[15] All
Japan Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki Suzuki GSX-RR 12 Japan Takuya Tsuda[17] 4
29 Italy Andrea Iannone[18] All
42 Spain Álex Rins[19] 1–3, 8–18
50 France Sylvain Guintoli[20] 5–7
Spain Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP15 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham[21] All
Ducati Desmosedici GP16[22] 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista[22] All
Japan Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing Team
Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 21 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga[23] 15
25 Spain Maverick Viñales[24] All
46 Italy Valentino Rossi[25] 1–12, 14–18
Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini       Aprilia Aprilia RS-GP 22 United Kingdom Sam Lowes[15] All
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró[26] 1–16, 18
Japan Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC213V 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa[27] All
93 Spain Marc Márquez[28] All
Monaco LCR Honda Honda Honda RC213V 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow[29] All
Austria Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM KTM RC16 36 Finland Mika Kallio[30] 9, 11, 14, 18
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith[31] All
44 Spain Pol Espargaró[32] All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changes[edit]

Rider changes[edit]

Regulation changes[edit]

Technical regulations[edit]

  • Winglets, additional aerodynamic aids first introduced in 1999, will be banned from 2017 following repeated concerns about their safety.[36]

Sporting regulations[edit]

  • 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 is allowed to select a gear.[37]

2017 Grand Prix season results[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning constructor Report
1 26 March ‡ Qatar Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix[38] Losail Spain Maverick Viñales[a] France Johann Zarco Spain Maverick Viñales Japan Yamaha Report
2 9 April Argentina Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix[41] Termas de Río Hondo Spain Marc Márquez Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Maverick Viñales Japan Yamaha Report
3 23 April United States Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas[42] Circuit of the Americas Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
4 7 May Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez Spain Dani Pedrosa Spain Dani Pedrosa Spain Dani Pedrosa Japan Honda Report
5 21 May France French motorcycle Grand Prix[43] Le Mans Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Maverick Viñales Japan Yamaha Report
6 4 June Italy Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Maverick Viñales Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
7 11 June Catalonia Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix[44] Catalunya Spain Dani Pedrosa Germany Jonas Folger Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
8 25 June Netherlands Dutch TT[45] Assen France Johann Zarco United Kingdom Scott Redding Italy Valentino Rossi Japan Yamaha Report
9 2 July Germany German motorcycle Grand Prix[46] Sachsenring Spain Marc Márquez Germany Jonas Folger Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
10 6 August Czech Republic Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix[47] Brno Circuit Spain Marc Márquez Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
11 13 August Austria Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix Red Bull Ring Spain Marc Márquez France Johann Zarco Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
12 27 August United Kingdom British motorcycle Grand Prix[48] Silverstone Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
13 10 September San Marino San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix[49] Misano Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
14 24 September Aragon Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix[50] Motorland Aragón Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Dani Pedrosa Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
15 15 October Japan Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix[51] Motegi France Johann Zarco Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
16 22 October Australia Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[52] Phillip Island Circuit Spain Marc Márquez France Johann Zarco Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
17 29 October Malaysia Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix[53] Sepang Spain Dani Pedrosa Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
18 12 November Valencian Community Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix[54] Valencia Spain Marc Márquez France Johann Zarco Spain Dani Pedrosa Japan Honda 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
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Spain Marc Márquez Honda 4 Ret 1 2 Ret 6 2 3 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 2 1 4 3 298
2 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2 Ret 6 5 4 1 1 5 8 6 1 1 3 7 1 13 1 Ret 261
3 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1 1 Ret 6 1 2 10 Ret 4 3 6 2 4 4 9 3 9 12 230
4 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 5 Ret 3 1 3 Ret 3 13 3 2 3 7 14 2 Ret 12 5 1 210
5 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 3 2 2 10 Ret 4 8 1 5 4 7 3 5 Ret 2 7 5 208
6 France Johann Zarco Yamaha Ret 5 5 4 2 7 5 14 9 12 5 6 15 9 8 4 3 2 174
7 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 11 Ret 9 3 6 8 4 15 11 15 4 5 Ret 3 6 15 2 Ret 137
8 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ducati Ret 7 8 7 Ret 3 Ret 2 12 7 Ret Ret 2 20 3 21 6 13 124
9 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Honda Ret 3 4 Ret 5 Ret 11 4 10 5 15 4 13 Ret Ret 5 15 8 112
10 Germany Jonas Folger Yamaha 10 6 11 8 7 13 6 Ret 2 10 Ret DNS 9 16 84
11 Australia Jack Miller Honda 8 9 10 Ret 8 15 Ret 6 15 14 Ret 16 6 13 7 8 7 82
12 Spain Álvaro Bautista Ducati Ret 4 15 Ret Ret 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 8 10 12 8 Ret 17 11 Ret 75
13 Italy Andrea Iannone Suzuki Ret 16 7 Ret 10 10 16 9 Ret 19 11 Ret Ret 12 4 6 17 6 70
14 United Kingdom Scott Redding Ducati 7 8 12 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 20 16 12 8 7 14 16 11 13 Ret 64
15 Spain Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 6 Ret 17 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 8 13 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 62
16 Spain Álex Rins Suzuki 9 Ret DNS 17 21 11 16 9 8 17 5 8 DSQ 4 59
17 Spain Pol Espargaró KTM 16 14 Ret Ret 12 Ret 18 11 13 9 Ret 11 11 10 11 9 10 Ret 55
18 France Loris Baz Ducati 12 11 Ret 13 9 18 12 8 19 Ret 9 15 16 21 10 18 Ret 16 45
19 Spain Esteve Rabat Honda 15 12 13 Ret 11 11 15 12 18 17 19 12 Ret 15 15 16 18 10 35
20 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 14 10 Ret 15 Ret 16 14 7 17 13 14 13 17 Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 32
21 United Kingdom Bradley Smith KTM 17 15 16 14 13 20 DNS Ret 14 Ret 18 17 10 19 17 10 12 11 29
22 Spain Héctor Barberá Ducati 13 13 14 12 Ret 14 9 16 DSQ 20 17 14 Ret 18 14 20 14 15 28
23 Italy Michele Pirro Ducati 9 5 9 25
24 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 16 10 11 Ret 11
25 United Kingdom Sam Lowes Aprilia 18 Ret Ret 16 14 19 19 Ret Ret 18 20 Ret Ret 22 13 19 Ret Ret 5
26 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 12 4
27 France Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki 15 17 17 1
Netherlands Michael van der Mark Yamaha 16 17 0
Japan Takuya Tsuda Suzuki 17 0
Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 18 0
Australia Broc Parkes Yamaha 22 0
Japan Kohta Nozane Yamaha Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
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

Constructors' 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
  • Each constructor gets the same amount of points as their best placed rider in each race.
Pos Constructor QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Honda 4 3 1 1 3 6 2 3 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 4 1 357
2 Japan Yamaha 1 1 2 4 1 2 5 1 2 3 5 2 4 4 8 2 3 2 321
3 Italy Ducati 2 4 6 3 4 1 1 2 6 6 1 1 2 3 1 11 1 9 310
4 Japan Suzuki 9 16 7 17 10 10 16 9 21 11 11 9 8 12 4 6 17 4 100
5 Austria KTM 16 14 16 14 12 20 18 11 13 9 10 11 10 10 11 9 10 11 69
6 Italy Aprilia 6 Ret 17 9 14 19 19 10 7 8 13 Ret Ret 6 7 19 Ret Ret 64
Pos Constructor QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
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
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Repsol Honda Team 26 5 Ret 3 1 3 Ret 3 13 3 2 3 7 14 2 Ret 12 5 1 508
93 4 Ret 1 2 Ret 6 2 3 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 2 1 4 3
2 Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 25 1 1 Ret 6 1 2 10 Ret 4 3 6 2 4 4 9 3 9 12 438
46 3 2 2 10 Ret 4 8 1 5 4 7 3 5 Ret 2 7 5
3 Italy Ducati Team 04 2 Ret 6 5 4 1 1 5 8 6 1 1 3 7 1 13 1 Ret 398
99 11 Ret 9 3 6 8 4 15 11 15 4 5 Ret 3 6 15 2 Ret
4 France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 5 Ret 5 5 4 2 7 5 14 9 12 5 6 15 9 8 4 3 2 258
23 22
31 Ret
60 16 17
94 10 6 11 8 7 13 6 Ret 2 10 Ret DNS 9 16
5 Italy Octo Pramac Racing 9 Ret 7 8 7 Ret 3 Ret 2 12 7 Ret Ret 2 20 3 21 6 13 188
45 7 8 12 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 20 16 12 8 7 14 16 11 13 Ret
6 Japan Team Suzuki Ecstar 12 17 130
29 Ret 16 7 Ret 10 10 16 9 Ret 19 11 Ret Ret 12 4 6 17 6
42 9 Ret DNS 17 21 11 16 9 8 17 5 8 DSQ 4
50 15 17 17
7 Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS 7 18 117
43 8 9 10 Ret 8 15 Ret 6 15 14 Ret 16 6 13 7 8 7
53 15 12 13 Ret 11 11 15 12 18 17 19 12 Ret 15 15 16 18 10
8 Monaco LCR Honda 35 Ret 3 4 Ret 5 Ret 11 4 10 5 15 4 13 Ret Ret 5 15 8 112
9 Spain Pull&Bear Aspar Team 17 14 10 Ret 15 Ret 16 14 7 17 13 14 13 17 Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 107
19 Ret 4 15 Ret Ret 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 8 10 12 8 Ret 17 11 Ret
10 Austria Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 38 17 15 16 14 13 20 DNS Ret 14 Ret 18 17 10 19 17 10 12 11 84
44 16 14 Ret Ret 12 Ret 18 11 13 9 Ret 11 11 10 11 9 10 Ret
11 Spain Reale Avintia Racing 8 13 13 14 12 Ret 14 9 16 DSQ 20 17 14 Ret 18 14 20 14 15 73
76 12 11 Ret 13 9 18 12 8 19 Ret 9 15 16 21 10 18 Ret 16
12 Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 22 18 Ret Ret 16 14 19 19 Ret Ret 18 20 Ret Ret 22 13 19 Ret Ret 67
41 6 Ret 17 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 8 13 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret Ret
Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
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. ^ Grid formed by each rider's best time from any of the three free practice sessions held, after rain cancelled the planned qualifying session.[39][40]

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