1988 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1988 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 10–12 June 1988 at the Salzburgring.[4]

Austria  1988 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Track map for Salzburgring in Austria.svg
Date12 June 1988
Official nameGroßer Preis von Österreich[1][2][3]
LocationSalzburgring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.246 km (2.638 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha
Podium
First United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Second Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha
Third United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Podium
First Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Second Germany Reinhold Roth Honda
Third Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Italy Ezio Gianola Honda
Third Germany Stefan Prein Honda
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Podium
First Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Second France Alain Michel LCR-Krauser
Third United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser

500 cc race reportEdit

Christian Sarron on pole, then Eddie Lawson, Niall Mackenzie, Kevin Schwantz and Wayne Gardner.

Gardner got the first turn from Lawson, Rainey, Ron Haslam, Schwantz, et al.

Didier De Radiguès moved up to 4th and the field started to get strung out. Schwantz gave Ron Haslam a little bump as he passed and Sarron crashed out.

Lawson and Gardner swapped the lead, allowing Rainey and De Radiguès to close.

De Radiguès put pressure on Lawson his teammate in 2nd, and Rainey seemed to be dropping away.

Lawson and Gardner drop De Radiguès.

Gardner crashes out of 2nd spot.

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha 39:40.630 20
2   Didier de Radiguès Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +2.790 17
3   Wayne Rainey Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +12.550 15
4   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +13.590 13
5   Pierfrancesco Chili HB Honda Gallina Team Honda +19.310 11
6   Kevin Magee Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +22.070 10
7   Shunji Yatsushiro Rothmans Honda Team Honda +26.830 9
8   Ron Haslam Team ROC Elf Honda Elf Honda +59.450 8
9   Rob McElnea Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +1:00.370 7
10   Patrick Igoa Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha +1:07.660 6
11   Gustav Reiner Team Hein Gericke Honda +1 Lap 5
12   Bruno Kneubühler Romer Racing Suisse Honda +1 Lap 4
13   Fabio Biliotti Team Amoranto Honda +1 Lap 3
14   Massimo Broccoli Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1 Lap 2
15   Manfred Fischer Team Hein Gericke Honda +1 Lap 1
16   Andreas Leuthe Suzuki +1 Lap
17   Franz Holzmeier Honda +1 Lap
18   Josef Doppler MRC Grieskirchen Honda +1 Lap
19   Nicholas Schmassman FMS Honda +1 Lap
20   Georg Robert Jung Weigl Telefix Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
21   Helmut Schutz Rallye Sport Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Alessandro Valesi Team Iberia Honda Retirement
Ret   Larry Moreno Vacondio Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Randy Mamola Cagiva Corse Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Christopher Burki Honda Retirement
Ret   Marco Papa Team Greco Honda Retirement
Ret   Marco Gentile Fior Marlboro Fior Retirement
Ret   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Daniel Amatriain Ducados Lotus Guarz Honda Retirement
Ret   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Fior Retirement
Ret   Niall Mackenzie Team HRC Honda Retirement
DNS   Silvo Habat Fego Racing Team Honda Did not start
Sources:[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1988 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Salzburgring - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Moto GP statistics". Moto GP. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  5. ^ "1988 Austrian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  6. ^ "AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1988". Motogp.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.


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