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1988 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1988 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth race of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 20–22 May 1988, at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari.

Italy  1988 Nations Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date22 May 1988
Official nameGran Premio d'Italia[citation needed]
LocationAutodromo Dino Ferrari
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.040 km (3.132 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Fastest lap
Rider United States Eddie Lawson
Australia Wayne Gardner
Yamaha
Honda
Podium
First United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Second Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Third United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Dominique Sarron Honda
Fastest lap
Rider France Dominique Sarron Honda
Podium
First France Dominique Sarron Honda
Second Spain Sito Pons Honda
Third Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Spain Manuel Herreros Derbi
Third Italy Ezio Gianola 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 Manuel Herreros Derbi

500 cc race reportEdit

Wayne Gardner on pole. Through the first turn, it was Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, Didier De Radiguès, Pierfrancesco Chili and Gardner.

At the end of the first lap, it was Lawson, De Radiguès, Schwantz, Gardner, Chili and Wayne Rainey.

Another few laps and it was Lawson, Gardner, De Radiguès, then a small gap to Rainey and Schwantz.

Lawson got a gap from a re-formed quartet behind. Christian Sarron went down at a chicane, forcing Kevin Magee and Niall Mackenzie off the track.

On the cool down lap there was a collision between Tadahiko Taira and Raymond Roche.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha 48:17.160 20
2   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda +15.510 17
3   Wayne Rainey Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +26.740 15
4   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +32.860 13
5   Kevin Magee Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +48.490 11
6   Pierfrancesco Chili HB Honda Gallina Team Honda +53.120 10
7   Randy Mamola Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1:15.110 9
8   Shunji Yatsushiro Rothmans Honda Team Honda +1:16.770 8
9   Raymond Roche Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1:17.210 7
10   Tadahiko Taira Tech 21 Yamaha +1:18.010 6
11   Niall Mackenzie Team HRC Honda +1 Lap 5
12   Rob McElnea Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +1 Lap 4
13   Alessandro Valesi Team Iberia Honda +1 Lap 3
14   Marco Gentile Fior Marlboro Fior +1 Lap 2
15   Patrick Igoa Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha +1 Lap 1
16   Ron Haslam Team ROC Elf Honda Elf Honda +1 Lap
17   Alberto Rota Honda +1 Lap
18   Fabio Barchitta Racing Team Katayama Honda +1 Lap
19   Bruno Kneubühler Romer Racing Suisse Honda +1 Lap
20   Romolo Balbi Honda +1 Lap
21   Ari Ramo Honda +1 Lap
22   Peter Sköld Team Honda Sweden Honda +1 Lap
23   Rachel Nicotte PVI Racing Honda +1 Lap
24   Marco Papa Team Greco Honda +1 Lap
25   Maarten Duyzers HDJ International Honda +1 Lap
26   Nicholas Schmassman FMS Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Steve Manley Gateford Motors Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Manfred Fischer Team Hein Gericke Honda Retirement
Ret   Daniel Amatriain Ducados Lotus Guarz Honda Retirement
Ret   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Massimo Broccoli Cagiva Corse Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Roger Burnett Racing Team Katayama Honda Retirement
Ret   Didier de Radiguès Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jean Luc Demierre Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Vittorio Scatola Road Racing Team Avia Paton Retirement
Ret   Fabio Biliotti Team Amoranto Honda Retirement
DNQ   Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Larry Moreno Vacondio Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Leandro Becheroni Honda Did not qualify
Sources: [1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1988 Nations MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "NATIONS GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1988". Motogp.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.


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