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The 1998 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 19 July 1998 at the Sachsenring.

Germany  1998 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Sachsenring.svg
Date19 July 1998
Official namePolini Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[1][2]
LocationSachsenring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.508 km (2.180 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:27.894
Fastest lap
Rider Brazil Alex Barros
Time 1:28.381 on lap 3
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:28.684
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:28.625 on lap 3
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada
Second United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:30.793
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tomomi Manako
Time 1:30.838 on lap 28
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako
Second France Arnaud Vincent
Third Italy Roberto Locatelli

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 31 46:00.876 3 25
2 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 31 +2.873 1 20
3 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 31 +11.379 7 16
4 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 31 +11.533 6 13
5 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 31 +19.093 4 11
6 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 31 +30.087 2 10
7 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 31 +34.881 11 9
8 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 31 +35.033 10 8
9 21   Kyoji Nanba Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 31 +46.078 13 7
10 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 31 +48.684 12 6
11 39   Gregorio Lavilla Movistar Honda Pons Honda 31 +58.019 17 5
12 26   Bernard Garcia Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 31 +1:03.165 19 4
13 77   Eskil Suter MuZ Roc RennSport MuZ 31 +1:10.827 14 3
14 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 31 +1:10.941 18 2
15 72   Fernando Cristóbal Shell Advance Racing Honda 31 +1:31.896 20 1
16 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 30 +1 lap 21
Ret 18   Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 30 Retirement 15
Ret 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 29 Retirement 9
Ret 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 26 Retirement 16
Ret 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 11 Accident 5
Ret 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 5 Accident 8
WD 60   Jörg Schöllhorn Team Zupin Honda Withdrew
Source: [3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 30 44:43.421 1 25
2 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 30 +9.033 7 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 30 +9.267 4 16
4 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 30 +10.611 2 13
5 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 30 +38.261 8 11
6 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 30 +43.611 10 10
7 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 30 +45.243 13 9
8 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 30 +45.702 16 8
9 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 30 +49.915 12 7
10 66   Alex Hofmann Honda 30 +51.523 11 6
11 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 30 +54.914 18 5
12 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 30 +1:20.499 17 4
13 14   Davide Bulega ERP Honda 30 +1:23.418 20 3
14 33   Jamie Robinson Yamaha 30 +1:23.915 14 2
15 84   Mike Baldinger Honda 29 +1 lap 24 1
Ret 86   Markus Ober Honda 13 Accident 21
Ret 85   Matthias Neukirchen Aprilia 13 Accident 25
Ret 20   William Costes Honda 10 Retirement 23
Ret 47   Ivan Clementi Yamaha 9 Accident 19
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 6 Accident 15
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 4 Accident 3
Ret 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 4 Retirement 9
Ret 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 3 Accident 5
Ret 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 3 Accident 6
Ret 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 0 Accident 22
Ret 87   Adrian Schmidt Honda 0 Accident 26
DNS 11   Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia Did not start
DNS 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama ERP Honda Did not start
WD 68   Julien Allemand Honda Withdrew
Source: [4]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 29 44:37.947 6 25
2 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 29 +16.513 18 20
3 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 29 +24.754 9 16
4 52   Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 29 +24.771 11 13
5 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 29 +25.778 8 11
6 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 29 +28.862 16 10
7 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 29 +37.703 2 9
8 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 29 +39.681 10 8
9 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 29 +41.147 7 7
10 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 29 +49.449 15 6
11 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 29 +54.783 23 5
12 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 29 +54.868 19 4
13 13   Marco Melandri Honda 29 +55.292 1 3
14 65   Andrea Iommi Honda 29 +55.350 21 2
15 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 29 +58.319 25 1
16 85   Klaus Nöhles Honda 29 +1:09.226 20
17 14   Federico Cerroni Aprilia 29 +1:17.974 17
18 84   Reinhard Stolz Honda 29 +1:27.436 24
19 86   Oliver Perschke Yamaha 29 +1:28.176 27
20 87   Dirk Heidolf Honda 29 +1:29.205 28
Ret 20   Masao Azuma Honda 10 Retirement 14
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 9 Accident 4
Ret 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 9 Accident 3
Ret 59   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 8 Accident 22
Ret 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 7 Accident 5
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 7 Accident 12
Ret 88   Maik Stief Yamaha 6 Retirement 26
Ret 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 3 Accident 13
DNS 9   Frédéric Petit Honda Did not start
DNS 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 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 nine has concluded.[6]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 German MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Sachsenring - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Polini Motorrad GP Deutschland – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 July 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Polini Motorrad GP Deutschland – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 July 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Polini Motorrad GP Deutschland – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 July 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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