1988 Czechoslovak motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1988 Czechoslovak motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 26–28 August 1988 at the Masaryk Circuit located in Brno, Czechoslovakia.[4]

Czechoslovakia  1988 Czechoslovak Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Brno (formerly Masarykův okruh).svg
Date28 August 1988
Official nameGrand Prix CSSR-Brno[1][2][3]
LocationMasaryk Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.403 km (3.357 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Podium
First Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Second United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Third United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Dominique Sarron Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Podium
First Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Second Spain Sito Pons Honda
Third Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Spain Julián Miralles Honda
Third Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Krauser
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé Derbi
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Fastest lap
Rider Netherlands Egbert Streuer LCR-Yamaha
Podium
First United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser
Second Netherlands Egbert Streuer LCR-Yamaha
Third Switzerland Markus Egloff LCR-ADM

500 cc race reportEdit

Wayne Gardner on pole. Wayne Rainey gets a good start, but Tadahiko Taira gets the first turn.

At the end of the first lap, it’s Gardner, Taira, Christian Sarron, Rainey, and Eddie Lawson in 7th. Lawson needs to finish behind Gardner to win the championship.

Gardner is getting a gap, but Lawson has moved to 2nd, while Sarron highsides out.

After the race there's a dispute between Lawson and Rainey, Lawson perhaps angry that Team Roberts wasn’t playing by the Yamaha team book with Rainey making 2nd place so difficult to get.

Rumors were also that Lawson and team manager Giacomo Agostini were about to split, and Lawson would be going to Rothmans Honda with Gardner.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda 49:11.060 20
2   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +1.910 17
3   Wayne Rainey Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +2.480 15
4   Pierfrancesco Chili HB Honda Gallina Team Honda +15.680 13
5   Tadahiko Taira Tech 21 Yamaha +19.910 11
6   Niall Mackenzie Team HRC Honda +29.440 10
7   Ron Haslam Team ROC Elf Honda Elf Honda +57.440 9
8   Rob McElnea Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +58.240 8
9   Patrick Igoa Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha +59.360 7
10   Fabio Barchitta Racing Team Katayama Honda +1:45.960 6
11   Marco Gentile Fior Marlboro Fior +1:45.960 5
12   Marco Papa Team Greco Honda +2:00.440 4
13   Alessandro Valesi Team Iberia Honda +2:00.640 3
14   Peter Linden Team Honda Sweden Honda +1 Lap 2
15   Bruno Kneubühler Romer Racing Suisse Honda +1 Lap 1
16   Fabio Biliotti Team Amoranto Honda +1 Lap
17   Wolfgang von Muralt Suzuki +1 Lap
18   Silvo Habat Fego Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
19   Manfred Fischer Team Hein Gericke Honda +1 Lap
20   Rachel Nicotte PVI Racing Honda +1 Lap
21   Karl Truchsess Honda +1 Lap
22   Nicholas Schmassman FMS Honda +1 Lap
23   Claus Wulff Honda +1 Lap
24   Pavel Dekanek Wernberger Konservenfabrik Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Josef Doppler MRC Grieskirchen Honda Retirement
Ret   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Eddie Laycock Millar Racing Honda Retirement
Ret   Daniel Amatriain Ducados Lotus Guarz Honda Retirement
Ret   Roger Burnett Racing Team Katayama Honda Retirement
Ret   Randy Mamola Cagiva Corse Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Didier de Radiguès Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Raymond Roche Cagiva Corse Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Kevin Magee Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Simon Buckmaster Honda Retirement
Ret   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki Retirement
DNS   Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Did not start
DNS   Rudolf Zeller MRC Kremsmunster Manhattan Did not start
DNQ   Larry Moreno Vacondio Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Imrich Majoros Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Ian Pratt Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Franz Schopf Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Marian Troliga Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Michael Wild Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Harry Heutmekers Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Petr Hlavatka Suzuki Did not qualify
Sources:[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1988". Archive.today. 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. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Brno Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "Moto GP statistics". Moto GP. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  5. ^ "1988 Czechoslovakian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ "CZECH REPUBLIC GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1988". Motogp.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018.


Previous race:
1988 Swedish Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1988 season
Next race:
1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1987 Czechoslovak Grand Prix
Czechoslovak Grand Prix Next race:
1989 Czechoslovak Grand Prix