1998 City of Imola motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 City of Imola motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 6 September 1998 at Imola.

Italy  1998 City of Imola Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Imola.svg
Date6 September 1998
Official nameGran Premio Cirio Città di Imola[1]
LocationAutodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.930 km (3.063 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider France Jean-Michel Bayle
Time 1:49.345
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:49.556 on lap 22
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Àlex Crivillé
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:53.560
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:52.533 on lap 21
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Italy Stefano Perugini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:59.795
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tomomi Manako
Time 1:58.880 on lap 15
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako
Second Italy Marco Melandri
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 46:00.092 3 25
2 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 25 +6.564 6 20
3 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 25 +8.721 4 16
4 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 25 +11.244 2 13
5 12   Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 25 +21.672 1 11
6 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 25 +28.407 5 10
7 2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda 25 +36.627 9 9
8 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 25 +36.876 13 8
9 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 25 +37.332 11 7
10 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 25 +47.677 12 6
11 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 25 +55.890 15 5
12 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 25 +57.040 7 4
13 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 25 +58.878 8 3
14 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 25 +1:06.104 10 2
15 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 25 +1:18.308 16 1
16 27   Katsuaki Fujiwara Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 25 +1:19.432 19
17 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 25 +1:28.491 18
18 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 25 +1:50.817 20
19 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 24 +1 lap 23
Ret 77   Eskil Suter MuZ Roc RennSport MuZ 18 Retirement 14
Ret 26   Bernard Garcia Shell Advance Racing Honda 16 Retirement 22
Ret 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 15 Retirement 21
Ret 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 12 Retirement 17
Ret 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 12 Retirement 24
Ret 43   Paolo Tessari Team Paton Paton 7 Retirement 25
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 23 43:43.815 5 25
2 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 23 +2.687 3 20
3 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 23 +4.175 6 16
4 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 23 +6.524 4 13
5 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 23 +29.180 2 11
6 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 23 +31.615 11 10
7 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 23 +32.948 15 9
8 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 23 +33.614 10 8
9 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 23 +35.892 7 7
10 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 23 +39.595 1 6
11 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 23 +53.590 14 5
12 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 23 +53.988 19 4
13 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 23 +54.686 20 3
14 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 23 +56.383 12 2
15 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 23 +1:00.924 13 1
16 14   Davide Bulega ERP Honda 23 +1:13.181 16
17 45   Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 23 +1:16.205 21
18 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 23 +1:25.369 17
19 48   Igor Antonelli Aprilia 23 +1:29.514 22
20 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 23 +1:33.769 24
21 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 23 +1:35.296 23
22 22   Matthieu Lagrive Honda 23 +1:38.260 25
23 49   Filippo Cotti Honda 23 +1:42.065 26
24 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 22 +1 lap 27
Ret 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 6 Accident 9
Ret 34   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 1 Accident 8
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 0 Retirement 18
Source: [4]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 21 42:05.831 2 25
2 13   Marco Melandri Honda 21 +0.087 1 20
3 20   Masao Azuma Honda 21 +10.394 8 16
4 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 21 +10.466 7 13
5 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 21 +22.699 4 11
6 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 21 +26.133 22 10
7 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 21 +26.546 3 9
8 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 21 +28.161 12 8
9 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 21 +30.584 23 7
10 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 21 +48.516 14 6
11 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 21 +48.656 17 5
12 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 21 +1:02.010 10 4
13 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 21 +1:12.085 13 3
14 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +1:12.337 11 2
15 49   Andrea Zappa Honda 21 +1:12.408 18 1
16 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 21 +1:13.006 25
17 48   Max Sabbatani Honda 21 +1:15.643 21
18 14   Federico Cerroni Aprilia 21 +1:24.081 20
19 65   Andrea Iommi Honda 21 +1:33.199 24
Ret 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 17 Accident 6
Ret 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 16 Retirement 19
Ret 63   Marco Tresoldi Honda 14 Accident 27
Ret 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 14 Accident 9
Ret 59   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 10 Retirement 26
Ret 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 4 Accident 5
Ret 47   Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 2 Retirement 16
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 0 Retirement 15
DNS 52   Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda Did not start
DNS 55   Manuel Poggiali Honda Did not start
DNS 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 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 eleven has concluded.[6]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1998 Imola MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Gran Premio Cirio "Città di Imola" – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 6 September 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · IMOLA GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "Gran Premio Cirio "Città di Imola" – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 6 September 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Gran Premio Cirio "Città di Imola" – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 6 September 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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