1996 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1996 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 1996 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 31 March 1996 at the Shah Alam Circuit. This race marked the debut of a young Italian rider and future Grand Prix motorcycle racing legend Valentino Rossi in the 125cc class.

Malaysia  1996 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 15 races in the
1996 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Shah Alam Circuit.svg
Date31 March 1996
Official nameMarlboro Grand Prix of Malaysia[1]
LocationShah Alam Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.505 km (2.178 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tadayuki Okada
Time 1:23.987
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tadayuki Okada
Time 1:25.102
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Brazil Alex Barros
Third Spain Carlos Checa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:25.795
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:25.994
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Spain Luis d'Antin
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:31.285
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Emilio Alzamora
Time 1:31.594
Podium
First Italy Stefano Perugini
Second Japan Haruchika Aoki
Third Germany Peter Öttl

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Luca Cadalora Kanemoto Honda Honda 33 47:24.151 2 25
2 7   Alex Barros Honda Pileri Honda 33 +5.721 6 20
3 24   Carlos Checa Fortuna Honda Pons Honda 33 +15.234 10 16
4 11   Scott Russell Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 33 +15.393 13 13
5 1   Mick Doohan Team Repsol Honda Honda 33 +26.529 3 11
6 12   Jean-Michel Bayle Marlboro Yamaha Roberts Yamaha 33 +27.233 9 10
7 17   Alberto Puig Fortuna Honda Pons Honda 33 +47.603 12 9
8 9   Norifumi Abe Marlboro Yamaha Roberts Yamaha 33 +48.555 7 8
9 27   Frédéric Protat Soverex FP Racing ROC Yamaha 33 +1:26.583 14 7
10 8   Juan Borja Elf 500 ROC ELF 500 33 +1:27.515 15 6
11 19   Sean Emmett Harris Grand Prix Harris Yamaha 33 +1:45.301 21 5
12 22   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha 33 +1:58.577 18 4
13 16   Laurent Naveau ELC Lease ROC ROC Yamaha 33 +2:03.135 23 3
14 13   Jeremy McWilliams QUB Team Optimum ROC Yamaha 33 +2:13.518 20 2
15 18   James Haydon World Championship Motorsports ROC Yamaha 32 +1 Lap 16 1
16 51   Jean-Pierre Jeandat Team Paton Paton 32 +1 Lap 22
17 20   Toshiyuki Arakaki Padgett's Racing Team Yamaha 31 +2 Laps 19
Ret 23   Eugene McManus Millar Racing Yamaha 19 Retirement 25
Ret 41   Shinichi Ito Team Repsol Honda Honda 18 Retirement 11
Ret 6   Tadayuki Okada Team Repsol Honda Honda 11 Retirement 1
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Marlboro Yamaha Roberts Yamaha 9 Retirement 5
Ret 14   Adrian Bosshard Elf 500 ROC ELF 500 7 Retirement 24
Ret 4   Àlex Crivillé Team Repsol Honda Honda 2 Retirement 4
DNS 15   Doriano Romboni IP Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia 8
DNS 21   Katsuaki Fujiwara Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 17
Sources: [2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Max Biaggi Aprilia 31 45:06.934 1 25
2 31   Tetsuya Harada Yamaha 31 +14.745 2 20
3 7   Luis d'Antin Honda 31 +33.058 6 16
4 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 31 +37.121 3 13
5 5   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Honda 31 +39.478 4 11
6 6   Nobuatsu Aoki Honda 31 +49.988 5 10
7 11   Jürgen Fuchs Honda 31 +56.860 7 9
8 12   Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 31 +1:06.596 9 8
9 20   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 31 +1:15.716 15 7
10 18   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 31 +1:20.972 14 6
11 41   Jamie Robinson Aprilia 31 +1:23.754 10 5
12 26   Takeshi Tsujimura Honda 31 +1:29.408 17 4
13 8   Cristiano Migliorati Honda 30 +1 Lap 16 3
14 25   Davide Bulega Aprilia 30 +1 Lap 24 2
15 29   Osamu Miyazaki Aprilia 30 +1 Lap 23 1
16 57   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 30 +1 Lap 26
17 58   Shahrun Nizam Yamaha 30 +1 Lap 31
Ret 28   Christophe Cogan Honda 27 Retirement 21
Ret 14   Eskil Suter Aprilia 17 Retirement 11
Ret 55   Régis Laconi Honda 16 Retirement 18
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 13 Retirement 12
Ret 23   Christian Boudinot Aprilia 13 Retirement 27
Ret 9   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 13 Retirement 13
Ret 21   Massimo Ottobre Aprilia 9 Retirement 29
Ret 96   José Barresi Yamaha 8 Retirement 28
Ret 15   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 6 Retirement 22
Ret 16   Sete Gibernau Honda 4 Retirement 30
Ret 30   José Luis Cardoso Aprilia 4 Retirement 19
Ret 56   Meng Heng Kuang Yamaha 2 Retirement 25
Ret 10   Tohru Ukawa Honda 2 Retirement 8
Ret 22   Oliver Petrucciani Aprilia 2 Retirement 20
DNS 3   Ralf Waldmann Honda 32

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 29 44:46.542 4 25
2 1   Haruchika Aoki Honda 29 +0.405 7 20
3 10   Peter Öttl Aprilia 29 +0.758 10 16
4 7   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 29 +0.785 9 13
5 3   Emilio Alzamora Honda 29 +1.267 3 11
6 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 29 +7.379 13 10
7 8   Tomomi Manako Honda 29 +7.406 5 9
8 4   Akira Saito Honda 29 +7.814 11 8
9 12   Noboru Ueda Honda 29 +18.034 14 7
10 2   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 29 +35.742 1 6
11 23   Frédéric Petit Honda 29 +39.738 28 5
12 72   Garry McCoy Aprilia 29 +39.812 18 4
13 21   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 29 +57.770 19 3
14 24   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 29 +1:10.237 17 2
15 37   Paolo Tessari Honda 29 +1:10.772 22 1
16 26   Ivan Goi Honda 29 +1:12.419 26
17 30   Stefano Cruciani Aprilia 29 +1:34.951 25
18 35   Loek Bodelier Honda 28 +1 Lap 21
19 36   Josep Sardá Honda 28 +1 Lap 27
20 59   Yau Chuen Tang Yamaha 27 +2 Laps 33
Ret 5   Dirk Raudies Honda 17 Retirement 2
Ret 88   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 16 Retirement 29
Ret 57   Yasir Said Yamaha 14 Retirement 31
Ret 15   Manfred Geissler Aprilia 12 Retirement 12
Ret 14   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 9 Retirement 8
Ret 19   Youichi Ui Yamaha 8 Retirement 23
Ret 58   Chow Yan Kit Yamaha 8 Retirement 32
Ret 13   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 7 Retirement 16
Ret 99   Chao Chee Hou Yamaha 6 Retirement 30
Ret 27   Gabriele Debbia Yamaha 6 Retirement 15
Ret 55   Jorge Martínez Aprilia 3 Retirement 6
Ret 17   Darren Barton Aprilia 3 Retirement 24
Ret 25   José David de Gea Honda 0 Retirement 20


Previous race:
1995 European Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1996 season
Next race:
1996 Indonesian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1995 Malaysian Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand Prix Next race:
1997 Malaysian Grand Prix

External linksEdit

  • "Marlboro Malaysian Grand Prix – Results". dorna.com. Dorna Sports. Archived from the original on February 5, 1998.

ReferencesEdit