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The 1998 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 31 May 1998 at Le Castellet.

France  1998 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Paul Ricard 1986.jpg
Date31 May 1998
Official nameGrand Prix de France[1]
LocationCircuit Paul Ricard
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.800 km (2.361 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:21.188
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé
Time 1:21.736 on lap 27
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third Spain Carlos Checa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:23.417
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:23.688 on lap 19
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 1:29.002
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma
Time 1:29.519 on lap 12
Podium
First Japan Kazuto Sakata
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Japan Masao Azuma

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 31 42:41.128 3 25
2 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 31 +0.283 1 20
3 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 31 +0.498 2 16
4 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 31 +6.888 7 13
5 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 31 +10.447 4 11
6 20   Luca Cadalora Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 31 +16.305 6 10
7 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 31 +16.791 9 9
8 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 31 +17.041 8 8
9 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 31 +20.553 12 7
10 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 31 +23.754 11 6
11 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 31 +37.553 15 5
12 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 31 +43.819 13 4
13 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 31 +48.079 10 3
14 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 31 +51.451 17 2
15 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 31 +1:03.343 16 1
16 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 31 +1:14.072 18
17 18   Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 31 +1:23.072 19
18 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 30 +1 lap 20
19 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 30 +1 lap 22
Ret 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 22 Retirement 5
Ret 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 12 Retirement 21
Ret 77   Eskil Suter MuZ Roc RennSport MuZ 1 Accident 14
DNS 25   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki Did not start
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 29 40:59.018 1 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 29 +0.631 3 20
3 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 29 +14.406 2 16
4 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 29 +27.017 5 13
5 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 29 +28.024 11 11
6 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 29 +28.045 4 10
7 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 29 +36.228 9 9
8 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 29 +49.849 12 8
9 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 29 +50.216 14 7
10 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 29 +51.672 13 6
11 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 29 +53.376 19 5
12 11   Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 29 +1:01.689 7 4
13 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 29 +1:14.169 10 3
14 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 29 +1:18.169 17 2
15 68   Julien Allemand Honda 28 +1 lap 24 1
16 14   Davide Bulega ERP Honda 28 +1 lap 23
17 69   Vincent Philippe Honda 28 +1 lap 26
18 70   Franck Poulle Honda 28 +1 lap 28
Ret 71   Hervé Mora Aprilia 24 Retirement 27
Ret 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 21 Retirement 25
Ret 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 17 Accident 18
Ret 20   William Costes Honda 13 Accident 16
Ret 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 11 Retirement 15
Ret 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 8 Retirement 6
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 5 Retirement 8
Ret 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 4 Accident 21
Ret 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama ERP Honda 4 Accident 20
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 1 Retirement 22
DNS 67   Matthieu Lagrive Honda Did not start
Source: [4]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 27 40:57.583 2 25
2 13   Marco Melandri Honda 27 +0.292 12 20
3 20   Masao Azuma Honda 27 +0.393 9 16
4 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 27 +3.314 11 13
5 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 27 +4.057 4 11
6 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 27 +4.824 5 10
7 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 27 +10.041 8 9
8 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 27 +14.660 18 8
9 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 27 +28.373 13 7
10 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 27 +32.660 23 6
11 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 27 +35.533 7 5
12 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 27 +35.617 10 4
13 59   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 27 +48.609 21 3
14 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 27 +51.162 20 2
15 18   Paolo Tessari Aprilia 27 +57.049 14 1
16 65   Andrea Iommi Honda 27 +1:24.700 24
17 67   Randy de Puniet Honda 27 +1:29.236 27
18 69   Jimmy Petit Honda 26 +1 lap 28
Ret 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 18 Retirement 17
Ret 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 17 Retirement 3
Ret 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 17 Retirement 19
Ret 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 13 Accident 6
Ret 68   Nicolas Dussauge Honda 13 Retirement 22
Ret 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 11 Retirement 25
Ret 2   Noboru Ueda Honda 6 Accident 1
Ret 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 6 Accident 16
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 5 Retirement 26
Ret 25   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 2 Accident 15
Source: [5]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1998 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix de France – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 31 May 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix de France – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 31 May 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix de France – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 31 May 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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