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1988 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1988 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 12–14 August 1988 at the Anderstorp circuit.[4]

Sweden  1988 Swedish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Scandinavian Raceway.svg
Date14 August 1988
Official nameSwedish TT[1][2][3]
LocationScandinavian Raceway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.031 km (2.505 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Podium
First United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Second Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Third France Christian Sarron Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Reinhold Roth Honda
Podium
First Spain Sito Pons Honda
Second Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Third France Dominique Sarron Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Italy Ezio Gianola Honda
Third Spain Julián Miralles Honda
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Podium
First United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser
Second Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Third France Alain Michel LCR-Krauser

500 cc race reportEdit

Eddie Lawson on pole. Wayne Rainey gets the start from Niall Mackenzie and Didier De Radiguès.

At the end of the first lap it’s Rainey, Lawson, Wayne Gardner, Christian Sarron, De Radiguès, et al. Lawson passes 3 riders on the straight as if he’s angry for his performance at Donington.

Lawson soon through on Rainey and gets a large lead on a group with Gardner, now in 2nd and Rainey in 3rd.

Lawson almost highsides out of first place, but keeps it together to the end. Rainey fades to 5th.

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha 47:59.280 20
2   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda +18.040 17
3   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha +19.340 15
4   Niall Mackenzie Team HRC Honda +23.450 13
5   Wayne Rainey Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +30.080 11
6   Kevin Magee Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +35.450 10
7   Didier de Radiguès Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +48.620 9
8   Roger Burnett Racing Team Katayama Honda +51.160 8
9   Pierfrancesco Chili HB Honda Gallina Team Honda +53.330 7
10   Randy Mamola Cagiva Corse Cagiva +59.520 6
11   Ron Haslam Team ROC Elf Honda Elf Honda +1:00.010 5
12   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +1:02.740 4
13   Rob McElnea Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +1:11.590 3
14   Tadahiko Taira Tech 21 Yamaha +1:22.990 2
15   Raymond Roche Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1 Lap 1
16   Fabio Barchitta Racing Team Katayama Honda +1 Lap
17   Norihiko Fujiwara Lucky Strike Yamaha Yamaha +1 Lap
18   Peter Lindén Team Honda Sweden Honda +1 Lap
19   Marco Gentile Fior Marlboro Fior +1 Lap
20   Bruno Kneubühler Romer Racing Suisse Honda +1 Lap
21   Peter Sköld Team Honda Sweden Honda +1 Lap
22   Wolfgang von Muralt Suzuki +1 Lap
23   Simon Buckmaster Honda +1 Lap
24   Claus Wulff Honda +1 Lap
25   Åke Dahli Suzuki +1 Lap
26   Christopher Burki Honda +1 Lap
27   Lars Johansson Suzuki +1 Lap
Ret   Nicholas Schmassman FMS Honda Retirement
Ret   Maarten Duyzers HDJ International Honda Retirement
Ret   Daniel Amatriain Ducados Lotus Guarz Honda Retirement
Ret   Alessandro Valesi Team Iberia Honda Retirement
Ret   Fabio Biliotti Team Amoranto Honda Retirement
DNS   Patrick Igoa Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha Did not start
DNS   Thomas Aronsson Nicco Bakker Did not start
DNQ   Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Ari Ramo Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Gunnar Bruhn Honda 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". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Anderstorp Raceway - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "Moto GP statistics". Moto GP. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  5. ^ "1988 Swedish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ "SWEDISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1988". Motogp.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018.


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