1998 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 20 September 1998 at the Circuit de Catalunya. It was the last time that the Catalan Motorcycle Grand Prix was held in September until 2020.

Spain  1998 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Catalunya 1995-2003.svg
Date20 September 1998
Official nameGran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya[1]
LocationCircuit de Catalunya
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.727 km (2.937 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé
Time 1:45.583
Fastest lap
Rider Brazil Alex Barros
Time 1:46.810 on lap 5
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Japan Norick Abe
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:47.457
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:47.585 on lap 5
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:52.641
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Mirko Giansanti
Time 1:53.142 on lap 5
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Japan Masao Azuma

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 25 44:53.264 4 25
2 2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda 25 +1.974 6 20
3 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 25 +8.260 9 16
4 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 25 +20.865 10 13
5 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 25 +22.967 16 11
6 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 25 +24.933 12 10
7 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 25 +25.764 3 9
8 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 25 +28.571 14 8
9 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 25 +41.358 11 7
10 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 25 +41.373 7 6
11 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 25 +48.310 5 5
12 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 25 +50.942 17 4
13 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 25 +1:10.545 13 3
14 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 25 +1:14.721 23 2
15 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 25 +1:14.779 22 1
16 43   Paolo Tessari Team Paton Paton 24 +1 lap 25
Ret 42   Craig Connell Shell Advance Racing Honda 18 Retirement 21
Ret 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 12 Retirement 20
Ret 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 12 Retirement 24
Ret 77   Eskil Suter MuZ Roc RennSport MuZ 11 Accident 18
Ret 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 6 Accident 19
Ret 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 1 Retirement 1
Ret 12   Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 0 Accident 8
Ret 27   Katsuaki Fujiwara Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 0 Accident 15
DSQ 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 18 Black flag 2
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 23 41:48.737 2 25
2 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 23 +3.922 5 20
3 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 23 +14.048 1 16
4 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 23 +17.698 6 13
5 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 23 +29.855 4 11
6 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 23 +38.668 10 10
7 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 23 +38.701 8 9
8 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 23 +38.926 20 8
9 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 23 +39.048 13 7
10 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 23 +46.392 14 6
11 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 23 +46.431 17 5
12 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 23 +46.953 15 4
13 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 23 +49.845 12 3
14 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 23 +51.142 7 2
15 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 23 +1:09.499 19 1
16 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 23 +1:12.604 16
17 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 23 +1:18.459 23
18 45   Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 23 +1:18.836 21
19 22   Matthieu Lagrive Honda 23 +1:36.751 25
20 92   David García Yamaha 23 +1:49.034 24
21 74   Lucas Oliver Bultó Honda 22 +1 lap 29
22 94   David Ortega Honda 22 +1 lap 28
Ret 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 19 Accident 11
Ret 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 17 Retirement 22
Ret 34   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 14 Retirement 3
Ret 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 14 Accident 27
Ret 93   Iván Silva Honda 13 Retirement 30
Ret 58   Eustaquio Gavira Honda 6 Retirement 26
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 6 Retirement 9
Ret 14   Davide Bulega ERP Honda 6 Retirement 18
Source: [4]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 22 42:10.704 2 25
2 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 22 +0.079 6 20
3 20   Masao Azuma Honda 22 +0.096 3 16
4 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 22 +0.172 11 13
5 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 22 +0.336 1 11
6 2   Noboru Ueda Honda 22 +0.724 14 10
7 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 22 +0.942 7 9
8 13   Marco Melandri Honda 22 +1.027 12 8
9 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 22 +1.062 4 7
10 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 22 +1.540 13 6
11 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 22 +1.737 9 5
12 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 22 +2.063 16 4
13 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 22 +2.607 8 3
14 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 22 +3.046 10 2
15 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 22 +5.025 18 1
16 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 22 +14.377 19
17 60   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 22 +14.503 15
18 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 22 +16.024 22
19 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 22 +23.779 24
20 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 22 +33.882 17
21 19   Andrea Ballerini Yamaha 22 +33.932 25
22 79   Pablo Nieto Aprilia 22 +37.248 26
23 71   Josep Sardá Honda 22 +47.529 29
24 65   Andrea Iommi Honda 22 +47.597 23
25 58   Álvaro Molina Honda 22 +47.856 21
Ret 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 20 Retirement 20
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 15 Accident 5
Ret 73   Iván Martínez Aprilia 13 Retirement 27
Ret 70   Adrián Araujo Honda 1 Accident 28
DNS 14   Federico Cerroni Aprilia Did not start
Source: [5]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round twelve has concluded.[6]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1998 Catalan MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "GP Marlboro de Catalunya – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 September 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · CATALUNYA GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "GP Marlboro de Catalunya – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 September 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "GP Marlboro de Catalunya – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 September 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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