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1998 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 4 October 1998 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Australia  1998 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date4 October 1998
Official nameQantas Australian Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationPhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.448 km (2.764 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:33.162
Fastest lap
Rider New Zealand Simon Crafar
Time 1:33.868 on lap 11
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second New Zealand Simon Crafar
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:35.025
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:35.253 on lap 7
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third France Olivier Jacque
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:40.490
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:40.296 on lap 23
Podium
First Japan Masao Azuma
Second Japan Tomomi Manako
Third Italy Marco Melandri
Mick Doohan, clinching his fifth and final 500cc title after winning the race.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 27 42:42.511 1 25
2 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 27 +0.818 4 20
3 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 27 +2.684 7 16
4 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 27 +2.727 5 13
5 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 27 +9.060 9 11
6 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +12.961 11 10
7 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 27 +13.056 8 9
8 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 27 +14.111 2 8
9 2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda 27 +36.458 6 7
10 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 27 +43.354 12 6
11 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 27 +1:00.551 15 5
12 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 27 +1:05.755 3 4
13 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 27 +1:07.659 17 3
14 33   Mark Willis Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +1:10.720 14 2
15 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 27 +1:30.432 19 1
16 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 26 +1 lap 18
Ret 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 20 Retirement 20
Ret 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 13 Retirement 22
Ret 42   Craig Connell Shell Advance Racing Honda 7 Retirement 16
Ret 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 6 Accident 10
Ret 18   Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 4 Retirement 21
Ret 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 2 Accident 13
DNS 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda Did not start
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 25 40:06.135 2 25
2 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 25 +1.339 1 20
3 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 25 +1.421 6 16
4 50   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 25 +8.461 3 13
5 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 25 +30.795 7 11
6 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 25 +31.875 8 10
7 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 25 +42.304 11 9
8 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 25 +42.740 5 8
9 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 25 +42.773 15 7
10 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 25 +45.696 13 6
11 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 25 +47.850 16 5
12 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 25 +48.121 18 4
13 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 25 +1:16.123 21 3
14 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 25 +1:16.438 17 2
15 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 25 +1:16.524 20 1
16 64   Shaun Geronimi Yamaha 24 +1 lap 23
17 43   David Horton Honda 24 +1 lap 25
18 22   Matthieu Lagrive Honda 24 +1 lap 26
19 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 24 +1 lap 24
20 63   Craig Frederickson Honda 24 +1 lap 28
Ret 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 18 Accident 19
Ret 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 16 Accident 14
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 16 Accident 10
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 16 Retirement 9
Ret 42   William Strugnell Yamaha 15 Retirement 27
Ret 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 14 Accident 4
Ret 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 9 Retirement 12
Ret 14   Davide Bulega ERP Honda 9 Retirement 22
DNS 15   Martin Craggill Aprilia Did not start
DNQ 62   Adam Brunskill Yamaha Did not qualify
Source: [6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20   Masao Azuma Honda 23 38:56.336 4 25
2 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 23 +0.025 2 20
3 13   Marco Melandri Honda 23 +0.044 1 16
4 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 23 +2.403 3 13
5 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +2.847 5 11
6 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 23 +4.683 17 10
7 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 23 +5.204 12 9
8 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 23 +12.758 9 8
9 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 23 +15.711 10 7
10 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 23 +22.620 19 6
11 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 23 +24.381 18 5
12 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 23 +24.415 6 4
13 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 23 +24.795 20 3
14 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 23 +25.156 13 2
15 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +25.254 21 1
16 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 23 +28.938 16
17 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 23 +41.540 23
18 2   Noboru Ueda Honda 23 +41.615 11
19 19   Andrea Ballerini Yamaha 23 +42.645 14
20 45   Jay Taylor Honda 23 +54.654 24
21 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 23 +1:01.832 22
22 65   Andrea Iommi Honda 23 +1:05.886 25
23 43   Peter Galvin Honda 23 +1:18.589 27
Ret 44   Judd Greedy Honda 22 Retirement 29
Ret 46   Anthony West Honda 12 Accident 26
Ret 59   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 12 Accident 15
Ret 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 12 Retirement 8
Ret 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 2 Accident 7
Ret 24   Alessandro Romagnoli Aprilia 2 Retirement 28
DNS 42   Chedryian Bresland Honda Did not start
Source: [7]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 Australian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Phillip Island Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "1998 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Qantas Australian Grand Prix – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 4 October 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Qantas Australian Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 4 October 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Qantas Australian Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 4 October 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 20 August 2019.


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