1998 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix was the last round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 25 October 1998 at the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez in Buenos Aires.

Argentina  1998 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Autódromo Gálvez moto.svg
Date25 October 1998
Official nameGran Premio Marlboro de Argentina[1]
LocationAutódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.350 km (2.703 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:44.193
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tadayuki Okada
Time 1:44.122 on lap 24
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Brazil Alex Barros
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:45.568
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:45.473 on lap 6
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third France Olivier Jacque
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:50.550
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma
Time 1:49.917 on lap 21
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Italy Lucio Cecchinello

This race was known as being the final 500 cc victory for Australian Mick Doohan.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 27 47:07.332 1 25
2 2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda 27 +4.762 2 20
3 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 27 +5.590 8 16
4 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 27 +27.685 17 13
5 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 27 +30.254 14 11
6 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 27 +30.441 5 10
7 12   Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 27 +30.647 6 9
8 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 27 +30.944 3 8
9 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 27 +32.808 4 7
10 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 27 +41.714 10 6
11 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 27 +46.746 11 5
12 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +48.264 13 4
13 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 27 +1:02.063 16 3
14 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 27 +1:03.255 15 2
15 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 27 +1:06.271 12 1
16 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 27 +1:27.889 18
17 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 27 +1:27.960 20
18 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 27 +1:28.404 19
19 42   Craig Connell Shell Advance Racing Honda 26 +1 lap 21
20 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 26 +1 lap 23
21 71   Juan Pablo Gianini Shell Advance Racing Honda 26 +1 lap 24
Ret 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 17 Accident 7
Ret 20   Luca Cadalora MuZ Roc RennSport MuZ 13 Retirement 9
DNS 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 0 Did not start 22
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 25 44:26.581 3 25
2 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 25 +5.360 1 20
3 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 25 +27.096 2 16
4 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 25 +27.451 6 13
5 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 25 +30.820 16 11
6 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 25 +41.816 9 10
7 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 25 +42.555 8 9
8 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 25 +42.708 11 8
9 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 25 +43.148 7 7
10 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 25 +52.505 15 6
11 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 25 +54.131 12 5
12 14   Davide Bulega ERP Honda 25 +1:07.509 19 4
13 45   Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 25 +1:12.506 18 3
14 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 25 +1:35.028 17 2
15 82   Woolsey Coulter Honda 25 +1:37.371 21 1
16 22   Matthieu Lagrive Honda 25 +1:42.817 23
17 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 25 +1:45.353 24
18 97   Diego Ruabén Honda 24 +1 lap 25
19 96   Leandro Mulet Yamaha 24 +1 lap 27
20 98   Gabriel Borgmann Yamaha 24 +1 lap 28
Ret 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 24 Accident 4
Ret 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 23 Retirement 13
Ret 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 19 Accident 22
Ret 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 18 Accident 20
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 12 Retirement 5
Ret 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 11 Retirement 10
Ret 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 10 Retirement 14
Ret 95   Matías Ríos Yamaha 1 Retirement 26
Sources: [4][5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 23 42:43.976 8 25
2 13   Marco Melandri Honda 23 +0.566 2 20
3 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 23 +1.137 16 16
4 20   Masao Azuma Honda 23 +1.191 10 13
5 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 23 +16.111 3 11
6 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 23 +16.314 4 10
7 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 23 +21.921 7 9
8 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 23 +22.833 13 8
9 2   Noboru Ueda Honda 23 +23.597 11 7
10 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 23 +23.922 15 6
11 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 23 +23.958 14 5
12 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 23 +27.543 12 4
13 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 23 +27.720 6 3
14 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 23 +27.822 22 2
15 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +42.461 5 1
16 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 23 +52.756 21
17 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +54.889 20
18 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 23 +55.022 19
19 94   Cristiano Vieira Honda 22 +1 lap 26
20 97   Sílvio César Zequim Honda 22 +1 lap 27
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 10 Accident 1
Ret 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 7 Retirement 24
Ret 65   Andrea Iommi Honda 6 Accident 18
Ret 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 5 Accident 23
Ret 14   Federico Cerroni Aprilia 5 Retirement 25
Ret 59   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 2 Retirement 17
DNS 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 0 Did not start 9
DNQ 95   César Barros Honda Did not qualify
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round fourteen has concluded.[7][8]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1998 Argentinian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "GP Marlboro de Argentina – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 October 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · ARGENTINIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "GP Marlboro de Argentina – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 October 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Road Racing Grand Prix World Championship – CDI: Appeal of Loris Capirossi accepted". fim.ch. Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. 6 November 1998. Archived from the original on 9 October 1999. Retrieved 24 May 2016. Loris Capirossi is reintegrated in the results of the race of the 250 class of the Argentina Grand Prix, in second position.
  6. ^ "GP Marlboro de Argentina – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 October 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  8. ^ "motogp.com · 500cc World Standing 1998". www.motogp.com.


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