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Sunday Best at Donington Park

Sunday, 9, July 2006

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Donington Park:

Track image of Donington Park

Circuit info

Length: 4.023 m / 2.500 miles

Width: 10m

Left corners: 4

Right corners: 7

Longest straight: 564 m / 0.350 miles

Constructed: 1931

Modified: 1985

Race Length: MotoGP
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
- 0.0 km - 0.0 miles

Introduction: Built in 1931 to stage motorcycle events, but closed down during the Second World War, a derelict Donington circuit was bought in 1971 by local businessman and motor sport enthusiast Tom Wheatcroft. It was re-opened in 1977 after huge investment and is now regarded as one of the best circuits in Britain, with a recent facelift to the pits, race control and media centre complex hoping to make sure the off-track experience is as good as on it. Located in beautiful countryside near to the village of Castle Donington in the English Midlands, the circuit is set in a natural amphitheatre that facilitates excellent viewing possibilities. Its flowing layout is broken up by a slow second-half of tight corners meaning a combination of smooth racing and good corner speed must be combined with last-gasp braking and hard acceleration.

Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed

Time Schedule

BRITISH GRAND PRIX

30 June 2006

125ccFP1

MotoGPFP1

250ccFP1

125ccQP1

MotoGPFP2

250ccQP1

1 July 2006

125ccFP2

MotoGPFP3

250ccFP2

125ccQP2

MotoGPQP

250ccQP2

2 July 2006

250ccWUP

MotoGPWUP

125ccWUP

250ccRAC

MotoGPRAC

125ccRAC

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2006 - Event Results

Podium

1ndPEDROSA D.SPA44'54.878
2dROSSI V.ITA+3.864
3dMELANDRI M.ITA+4.016

Records:

Pole Lap:  PEDROSA D.1'27.676165.2 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 13PEDROSA D.1'28.714163.3 Km/h

Podium

1ndLORENZO J.SPA42'16.321
2dANGELIS A.RSM+6.257
3dAOYAMA H.JPN+7.366

Records:

Pole Lap:  LORENZO J.1'31.659158.0 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 16DOVIZIOSO A.1'33.029155.7 Km/h

Podium

1ndBAUTISTA A.SPA40'49.054
2dKALLIO M.FIN+3.454
3dPASINI M.ITA+3.499