The 2005 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
was the 57th F.I.M. Road racing
World Championship season.
The 2005 Grand Prix motorcycle racing
season began on April 10 at Jerez
and closing on November 6 at Valencia
. There were seventeen Grands Prix for the MotoGP class, and sixteen for the 250cc and 125cc classes.
The MotoGP championship was won by Valentino Rossi on a Yamaha, 250cc title by Daniel Pedrosa on a Honda and 125cc title by Thomas Lüthi on a Honda.
It was a season which featured a lot of dramatic races including 4 rain-affected races in Portugal, China, France and Great Britain. It also saw the domination of Valentino Rossi
with 16 podiums out of 17 races and 11 wins, beating Marco Melandri
by a distant 147 points in the championship. In the 125cc Thomas Lüthi won the World championship dramatically, when Mika Kallio's team-mate Gábor Talmácsi
overtook Kallio at the last corner in Qatar
. Kallio would have got five points more, and then points would be 242-242, but Kallio would have won the title with more wins (4-5).
- Rounds marked with light blue background were run under wet race conditions.
- Point system: 25 for first, 20 for second, 16 for third, 13 for fourth, 11 for fifth and then one point less for each position so fifteenth gets one point. Rider has to finish race to earn points.