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1988 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1988 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 1–3 July 1988 at Spa-Francorchamps.[4]

Belgium  1988 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date3 July 1988
Official nameG.P. of Belgium Gauloises Blondes[1][2][3]
LocationCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.940 km (4.312 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Podium
First Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Second United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Third United States Randy Mamola Cagiva
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Anton Mang Honda
Podium
First Spain Sito Pons Honda
Second Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Third Germany Anton Mang Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Gastone Grassetti Honda
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Italy Ezio Gianola Honda
Third Spain Julián Miralles 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 United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser
Third United Kingdom Derek Jones LCR-Yamaha

500 cc race reportEdit

Wet track (but it was not raining).

Christian Sarron on pole, and through the first turn it was Wayne Gardner, Kevin Schwantz, Eddie Lawson, et al.

Gardner got a gap from Lawson, Sarron, Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Pierfrancesco Chili, Didier De Radiguès and Ron Haslam.

Sarron through to 2nd and was catching Gardner.

Randy Mamola moved past Rainey and De Radiguès to get to 4th behind Schwantz.

Sarron touched a white line and slid out of 2nd, putting Lawson behind Gardner. Schwantz crashed out of 4th as De Radiguès and Rainey went by; he tried to get up but looked like he injured his left leg.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda 46:55.210 20
2   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +30.110 17
3   Randy Mamola Cagiva Corse Cagiva +40.780 15
4   Didier de Radiguès Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +41.610 13
5   Wayne Rainey Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +43.170 11
6   Rob McElnea Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +1:17.330 10
7   Ron Haslam Team ROC Elf Honda Elf Honda +1:19.100 9
8   Pierfrancesco Chili HB Honda Gallina Team Honda +1:44.230 8
9   Shunji Yatsushiro Rothmans Honda Team Honda +1:49.720 7
10   Patrick Igoa Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha +1:56.070 6
11   Niall Mackenzie Team HRC Honda +2:00.010 5
12   Alessandro Valesi Team Iberia Honda +2:12.060 4
13   Donnie McLeod Racing Team Katayama Honda +1 Lap 3
14   Marco Papa Team Greco Honda +1 Lap 2
15   Cees Doorakkers Grundig-Daf Racing Team Honda +1 Lap 1
16   Fabio Biliotti Team Amoranto Honda +1 Lap
17   Eddie Laycock Millar Racing Honda +1 Lap
18   Kees van der Endt Autobedrijf Koens Honda +1 Lap
19   Rachel Nicotte PVI Racing Honda +1 Lap
20   Mike Baldwin Racing Team Katayama Honda +1 Lap
21   Josef Doppler MRC Grieskirchen Honda +1 Lap
22   Daniel Amatriain Ducados Lotus Guarz Honda +1 Lap
23   Johan Ten Napel Suzuki +1 Lap
24   Georg Robert Jung Weigl Telefix Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
25   Bruno Kneubühler Romer Racing Suisse Honda +1 Lap
26   Ari Ramo Honda +1 Lap
27   Andreas Leuthe Suzuki +1 Lap
28   Nicholas Schmassman FMS Honda +1 Lap
29   Fabio Barchitta Racing Team Katayama Honda +2 Laps
30   Marco Gentile Fior Marlboro Fior +2 Laps
31   Claus Wulff Honda +2 Laps
Ret   Maarten Duyzers HDJ International Honda Retirement
Ret   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Manfred Fischer Team Hein Gericke Honda Retirement
Ret   Kevin Magee Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Larry Moreno Vacondio Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki Retirement
DNQ   Josef Krnac Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Tony Carey Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Ian Pratt Suzuki Did not qualify
Sources:[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1988". 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1988 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Info". Archived from the original on 2018-05-21. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  4. ^ "Moto GP statistics". Moto GP. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  5. ^ "1988 Belgian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · BELGIUM GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1988". www.motogp.com.


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