1988 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1988 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 22–24 April 1988 at the Circuito Permanente Del Jarama.

Spain  1988 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuito Permanente del Jarama 1980.svg
Date24 April 1988
Official nameGran Premio Marlboro de España[1]
LocationCircuito Permanente del Jarama
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.404 km (2.115 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha
Podium
First Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha
Second United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Third Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Carlos Cardús Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Sito Pons Yamaha
Podium
First Spain Sito Pons Honda
Second Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Third France Jean-Philippe Ruggia 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 Julián Miralles Honda
Third Italy Gaston Grassetti Honda
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé Derbi
Podium
First Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Krauser
Second Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé Derbi

This was the first and only victory of the Australian Kevin Magee.[2]

500 cc race reportEdit

Kevin Magee was on pole. Eddie Lawson got the lead at the first turn from Raymond Roche, Pierfrancesco Chili, et al. At the end of the first lap, Lawson had a gap from Christian Sarron, Wayne Gardner and Magee. Magee moved into 2nd and started to close the gap to Lawson; he managed to pass and took the win by a few lengths.

After 21 years, this would be the last Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix on the Jarama circuit. The event would move back to Jerez, where it has stayed permanently ever since.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Kevin Magee Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha 54:52.476 20
2   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +0.526 17
3   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda +11.625 15
4   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha +17.452 13
5   Niall Mackenzie Team HRC Honda +26.990 11
6   Wayne Rainey Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +39.743 10
7   Pierfrancesco Chili HB Honda Gallina Team Honda +1:12.080 9
8   Didier de Radiguès Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +1:12.903 8
9   Shunji Yatsushiro Rothmans Honda Team Honda +1 Lap 7
10   Ron Haslam Team ROC Elf Honda Elf Honda +1 Lap 6
11   Raymond Roche Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1 Lap 5
12   Rob McElnea Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +1 Lap 4
13   Alessandro Valesi Team Iberia Honda +1 Lap 3
14   Daniel Amatriain Ducados Lotus Guarz Honda +1 Lap 2
15   Bruno Kneubühler Romer Racing Suisse Honda +1 Lap 1
16   Steve Manley Gateford Motors Suzuki +1 Lap
17   Rachel Nicotte PVI Racing Honda +1 Lap
18   Fabio Barchitta Racing Team Katayama Honda +2 Laps
19   Nicholas Schmassman FMS Honda +2 Laps
20   Jean Luc Demierre Suzuki +2 Laps
21   Maarten Duyzers HDJ International Honda +2 Laps
22   Christopher Burki Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Ian Pratt Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Eddie Laycock Millar Racing Honda Retirement
Ret   Marco Gentile Fior Marlboro Fior Retirement
Ret   Marco Papa Team Greco Honda Retirement
Ret   Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Fabio Biliotti Team Amoranto Paton Retirement
Ret   Wolfgang von Muralt Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Gustav Reiner Team Hein Gericke Honda Retirement
Ret   Vincenzo Cascino Honda Retirement
Ret   Claude Albert Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Mike Baldwin Racing Team Katayama Honda Retirement
DNS   Tadahiko Taira Tech 21 Yamaha Did not start
DNS   Silvo Habat Fego Racing Team Honda Did not start
DNQ   Larry Moreno Vacondio Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Josef Doppler MRC Grieskirchen Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Tony Carey Suzuki Did not qualify
Sources: [3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.li. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Where Are They Now? Kevin Magee". Visordown.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "1988 Spanish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · SPANISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1988". www.motogp.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.


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