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1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

Season summaryEdit

Mick Doohan and Honda continued to dominate the 500 class with the Australian taking 8 victories and Honda winning all but one race.[1] Simon Crafar winning the British Grand Prix for Yamaha's lone victory.[1] After being shocked by 500 class rookie Max Biaggi's opening round victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, Doohan went on to claim his fifth world championship in as many years, finishing off the season with four consecutive wins.[1]

A controversial finish marked the 250 title race. Aprilia teammates Tetsuya Harada and Loris Capirossi both went into the final race in Argentina with a chance to win the title, Capirossi leading Harada by 4 points.[1] With one corner to go, Harada was in second, with Capirossi third, which would have given Harada the championship on tiebreak. Entering the final turn, his bike was struck from behind by Capirossi's machine, sending both riders off the track.[1] Valentino Rossi took the win with Capirossi recovering to finish in second and claiming the title.[1] Afterwards, Aprilia would release Capirossi from his contract.[1]

Kazuto Sakata would win his second 125 title for Aprilia after a tight battle with Tomomi Manako and Marco Melandri.[1]

1998 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 1998:[2]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 5 April   Marlboro Grand Prix of Japan Suzuka Circuit
2 19 April   Marlboro Malaysian Grand Prix Johor Circuit
3 3 May   Gran Premio Marlboro de España Circuito Permanente de Jerez
4 17 May   Gran Premio Q8 d'Italia Mugello Circuit
5 31 May   Grand Prix de France Circuit Paul Ricard
6 14 June   Gran Premio Comunidad de Madrid Circuito Permanente del Jarama
7 27 June ††   Rizla Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen
8 5 July   British Grand Prix Donington Park
9 19 July   Polini Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
10 23 August   Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
11 6 September   Gran Premio Cirio Città di Imola Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
12 20 September   Grand Prix Marlboro de Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya
13 4 October   Qantas Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
14 25 October   Gran Premio Marlboro de Argentina Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez

†† = Saturday race

Calendar changesEdit

1998 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Race Location 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 5 April   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Suzuka   Kazuto Sakata   Daijiro Kato   Max Biaggi Report
2 19 April   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Johor   Noboru Ueda   Tetsuya Harada   Mick Doohan Report
3 3 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez   Kazuto Sakata   Loris Capirossi   Àlex Crivillé Report
4 17 May   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello   Tomomi Manako   Marcellino Lucchi   Mick Doohan Report
5 31 May   French motorcycle Grand Prix Paul Ricard   Kazuto Sakata   Tetsuya Harada   Àlex Crivillé Report
6 14 June   Madrid motorcycle Grand Prix Jarama   Lucio Cecchinello   Tetsuya Harada   Carlos Checa Report
7 27 June ††   Dutch TT Assen   Marco Melandri   Valentino Rossi   Mick Doohan Report
8 5 July   British motorcycle Grand Prix Donington   Kazuto Sakata   Loris Capirossi   Simon Crafar Report
9 19 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix Sachsenring   Tomomi Manako   Tetsuya Harada   Mick Doohan Report
10 23 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno   Marco Melandri   Tetsuya Harada   Max Biaggi Report
11 6 September   City of Imola motorcycle Grand Prix Imola   Tomomi Manako   Valentino Rossi   Mick Doohan Report
12 20 September   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya   Tomomi Manako   Valentino Rossi   Mick Doohan Report
13 4 October   Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island   Masao Azuma   Valentino Rossi   Mick Doohan Report
14 25 October   Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix Buenos Aires   Tomomi Manako   Valentino Rossi   Mick Doohan Report

†† = Saturday race

ParticipantsEdit

500cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Repsol Honda Honda Honda NSR500 1   Mick Doohan All
2   Tadayuki Okada 1–4, 7, 10–14
4   Àlex Crivillé All
Honda NSR500V 15   Sete Gibernau All
Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 (XR88) 3   Nobuatsu Aoki All
20   Luca Cadalora 7
25   Yukio Kagayama 2–5
27   Katsuaki Fujiwara 10–12
29   Keiichi Kitagawa 1
33   Mark Willis 13
Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 (OWK1) 5   Norick Abe All
12   Jean-Michel Bayle 10–12, 14
20   Luca Cadalora 5–6
21   Kyoji Nanba 1–4, 9
Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda Honda NSR500 6   Max Biaggi All
Muz Roc Rennen Sport MuZ MuZ 500 7   Doriano Romboni 1–2
16   Jean-Philippe Ruggia 7
20   Luca Cadalora 14
77   Eskil Suter 4–6, 8–12
Movistar Honda Pons Honda Honda NSR500 8   Carlos Checa 1–8, 10–14
14   Juan Borja 8
19   John Kocinski 1–7, 10–14
39   Gregorio Lavilla 9
Honda Gresini Honda Honda NSR500 9   Alex Barros All
Team Roberts
Marlboro Team Roberts
Modenas Modenas KR3 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. All
28   Ralf Waldmann 1–7, 9–14
Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 11   Simon Crafar All
55   Régis Laconi 1, 3–14
Shell Advance Racing Honda Honda NSR500V 14   Juan Borja 1–7, 10–14
18   Garry McCoy 1–10, 13
26   Bernard Garcia 11
42   Craig Connell 12, 14
42   Craig Connell 13
53   Russel Wood 2
58   Felisberto Teixeira 3
71   Juan Pablo Gianini 14
72   Fernando Cristóbal 6
72   Fernando Cristóbal 8–9
Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda Honda NSR500V 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh All
Tecmas Honda Elf Honda Honda NSR500V 22   Sébastien Gimbert 1–6, 10–14
26   Bernard Garcia 7–9
F.C.C. TSR Honda Honda NSR500V 23   Matt Wait All
Team Paton Paton Paton V70 C10/4 43   Paolo Tessari 11–12
63   Gianmaria Liverani 4
Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 50   Noriyuki Haga 1
BP Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 52   Norihiko Fujiwara 2
Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda Honda NSR500V 57   Fabio Carpani All
Team Zupin Honda Honda NSR500V 60   Jörg Schöllhorn 9
Team Vimto Honda/Paul Bird Honda Honda NSR500V 68   John McGuinness 8
Team Millar Honda Britain Honda Honda NSR500V 88   Scott Smart 1, 3–14
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

StandingsEdit

Riders' standingsEdit

500cc[3][4]Edit

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year award.
Pos Rider Bike JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
1   Mick Doohan Honda Ret 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 2 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 260
2   Max Biaggi Honda 1 3 3 2 5 6 2 6 2 1 3 DSQ 8 5 208
3   Àlex Crivillé Honda 4 4 1 3 1 5 6 4 3 2 2 Ret 3 Ret 198
4   Carlos Checa Honda 8 2 4 4 3 1 5 WD 7 10 6 DNS 8 139
5   Alex Barros Honda 7 Ret 5 9 Ret 9 4 5 4 3 4 7 4 3 138
6   Norifumi Abe Yamaha 14 Ret 6 6 7 2 Ret 3 Ret 5 6 3 5 4 128
7   Simon Crafar Yamaha 9 Ret 13 7 9 8 3 1 Ret 11 11 5 2 13 119
8   Tadayuki Okada Honda 2 Ret 7 DNQ 8 4 7 2 9 2 106
9   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 6 Ret 8 8 8 4 7 7 10 12 9 11 6 12 101
10   Régis Laconi Yamaha DNS 14 10 11 7 9 8 5 9 12 8 7 6 86
11   Sete Gibernau Honda 10 Ret 12 14 10 3 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 4 Ret 9 72
12   John Kocinski Honda 13 5 11 5 4 Ret DNS 15 13 9 12 10 64
13   Kenny Roberts Jr. Modenas KR3 11 11 9 Ret 13 WD 12 Ret 6 10 14 10 10 11 59
14   Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 Ret 9 10 11 12 10 DNS 7 13 15 12 Ret 15 46
15   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Honda Ret 8 18 16 15 Ret 10 9 8 16 Ret 13 11 14 40
16   Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha 8 5 Ret 7 28
17   Garry McCoy Honda Ret 10 15 13 17 11 11 13 Ret DNS Ret 23
18   Kyoji Nanba Yamaha 5 Ret 16 12 9 22
19   Matt Wait Honda Ret 12 20 Ret 18 13 13 Ret 14 20 18 14 13 17 17
20   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha 3 16
21   Scott Smart Honda Ret 21 19 Ret 12 14 10 Ret 21 Ret 15 15 DNS 14
22   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 6 19 17 DNS 10
23   Luca Cadalora Yamaha 6 Ret 10
Suzuki Ret
MuZ Ret
24   Bernard Garcia Honda 15 11 12 Ret 10
25   Norihiko Fujiwara Yamaha 7 9
26   Eskil Suter MuZ 18 Ret 14 Ret 13 14 Ret Ret 7
27   Gregorio Lavilla Honda 11 5
28   Doriano Romboni MuZ 12 DNS 4
29   John McGuinness Honda 12 4
30   Sébastien Gimbert Honda Ret 13 17 15 16 DNQ 19 Ret Ret Ret 16 4
31   Fernando Cristóbal Honda 15 14 15 4
32   Juan Borja Honda 15 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret DNS 17 17 Ret 16 18 3
33   Mark Willis Suzuki 14 2
34   Fabio Carpani Honda 16 Ret Ret 20 19 16 DNQ 15 16 Ret 19 Ret Ret 20 1
  Katsuaki Fujiwara Suzuki 18 16 Ret 0
  Paolo Tessari Paton Ret 16 0
  Craig Connell Honda Ret Ret 19 0
  Juan Pablo Gianini Honda 21 0
  Felisberto Teixeira Honda 22 0
  Keiichi Kitagawa Suzuki Ret 0
  Russell Wood Honda Ret 0
  Gianmaria Liverani Paton Ret 0
  Jean-Philippe Ruggia MuZ Ret 0
  Jörg Schöllhorn Honda WD 0
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

250cc[5]Edit

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year award.
Pos Rider Bike JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
1   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 7 5 1 4 3 3 Ret 1 4 2 2 3 2 2 224
2   Valentino Rossi Aprilia Ret Ret 2 2 2 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret 1 1 1 1 201
3   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 4 1 DSQ 3 1 1 Ret 2 1 1 10 2 Ret Ret 200
4   Tohru Ukawa Honda Ret 2 4 7 Ret 2 5 4 Ret 5 4 5 5 4 145
5   Olivier Jacque Honda 5 3 3 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 5 4 3 3 112
6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 11 4 6 6 6 Ret 3 5 Ret 6 6 7 8 Ret 112
7   Stefano Perugini Honda 12 6 7 5 5 Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 3 6 6 Ret 102
8   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 15 11 8 12 9 7 7 8 6 8 9 10 12 11 91
9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 10 7 Ret Ret 7 9 12 7 2 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 87
10   Luis D'Antin Yamaha DNS Ret 9 9 8 6 4 9 12 12 11 16 7 Ret 74
11   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 8 10 Ret 8 13 5 Ret 10 7 10 12 Ret Ret Ret 61
12   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda Ret 12 13 Ret 14 10 10 12 11 15 8 8 13 5 61
13   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 19 14 Ret Ret 10 8 8 6 5 7 15 11 Ret 60
14   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 18 Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 9 DNS 8 9 7 12 10 10 58
15   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 5 1 3 Ret Ret 52
16   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 9 12 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 11 9 14 14 13 9 7 52
17   Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 17 8 Ret Ret 12 4 2 Ret DNS 45
18   Franco Battaini Yamaha Ret Ret 12 11 11 DNS 13 13 9 Ret 9 34
19   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 2 4 33
20   Daijiro Kato Honda 1 25
21   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 12 15 13 Ret 16 21 15 11 8 22
22   Sebastián Porto Aprilia Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 17
23   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 3 16
24   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 14 15 10 Ret Ret DNS 18 18 14 15 14 14
25   Davide Bulega Honda 20 Ret Ret 14 11
ERP-Honda 16 14 17 DNS 13 20 16 Ret Ret 12
26   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 6 10
27   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda Ret Ret 16 17 20 17 14 Ret 9
ERP-Honda 13 Ret 13 16 15 DNS
28   Ivan Clementi Yamaha 11 14 Ret Ret 7
29   Alex Hofmann Honda 10 6
30   William Costes Honda DNS Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 13 14 Ret 6
31   Choujun Kameya Suzuki 13 3
32   Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 17 18 13 3
33   Jamie Robinson Yamaha 16 14 2
34   Federico Gartner Aprilia Ret 16 18 15 Ret 16 WD Ret Ret 24 Ret 19 17 1
35   Julien Allemand Honda 15 17 WD 1
36   Ismael Bonilla Honda 17 15 1
37   Mike Baldinger Honda 15 1
38   Woolsey Coulter Honda Ret 15 1
  Matthieu Lagrive Honda DNS 19 22 19 18 16 0
  Makoto Tamada Honda 16 0
  Shaun Geronimi Yamaha 16 0
  Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 17 0
  Vincent Philippe Honda 17 0
  David Horton Honda 17 0
  Franck Poulle Honda 18 0
  Jarno Janssen Honda 18 0
  Shane Norval Honda 18 0
  Diego Ruabén Honda 18 0
  Maurice Bolwerk Honda 19 0
  Igor Antonelli Honda 19 0
  Leandro Mulet Yamaha 19 0
  Rudie Markink Honda 20 0
  David García Honda 20 0
  Craig Frederickson Honda 20 0
  Gabriel Borgmann Yamaha 20 0
  André Romein Honda 21 0
  Vladimír Častka ERP-Honda 21 0
  Lucas Oliver Bultó Honda 21 0
  Radomil Rous Yamaha 22 0
  David Ortega Honda 22 0
  Filippo Cotti Honda 23 0
  Eustaquio Gavira Honda Ret Ret 0
  Agustín Escobar Honda Ret 0
  Hervé Mora Aprilia Ret 0
  Alex Debón Honda Ret 0
  Gary May Aprilia Ret 0
  Paul Jones Aprilia Ret 0
  Callum Ramsay Honda Ret 0
  Markus Ober Honda Ret 0
  Mathias Neukirchen Aprilia Ret 0
  Adrian Schmidt Honda Ret 0
  Iván Silva Honda Ret 0
  William Strugnell Honda Ret 0
  Matías Ríos Yamaha Ret 0
  Martin Craggill Aprilia DNS 0
  Manuel Luque Yamaha DNQ 0
  José David de Gea Yamaha DNQ 0
  Henk van de Lagemaat Honda DNQ 0
  Lukáš Vavrečka Honda DNQ 0
  Lars Langer Yamaha DNQ 0
  Adam Brunskill Yamaha DNQ 0
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

125cc[6]Edit

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year award.
Pos Rider Bike JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
1   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 1 6 1 4 1 4 2 1 7 2 4 9 4 5 229
2   Tomomi Manako Honda 2 3 2 1 Ret Ret 3 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 2 1 217
3   Marco Melandri Honda 10 Ret 10 2 2 2 1 4 13 1 2 8 3 2 202
4   Masao Azuma Honda 3 9 4 9 3 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 1 4 135
5   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 4 12 Ret Ret 5 1 4 6 DNS 3 Ret 4 7 3 130
6   Mirko Giansanti Honda Ret 2 3 Ret Ret Ret 6 2 Ret 4 Ret 2 12 6 113
7   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 8 4 12 10 8 9 5 5 9 Ret 5 13 16 8 97
8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 6 13 8 3 Ret 5 Ret 9 Ret 5 12 10 9 10 89
9   Roberto Locatelli Honda Ret 5 Ret Ret 4 Ret 7 Ret 3 8 7 5 6 Ret 87
10   Frédéric Petit Honda 11 7 11 8 6 8 8 8 DNS 10 11 15 14 13 78
11   Youichi Ui Yamaha Ret Ret 7 5 11 7 12 3 Ret Ret 6 Ret 5 15 76
12   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 20 10 14 11 12 Ret 16 11 2 6 9 12 Ret 7 72
13   Noboru Ueda Honda Ret 1 5 7 Ret 6 18 9 62
14   Ivan Goi Aprilia 15 15 Ret 13 9 Ret 14 10 11 9 10 11 11 11 53
15   Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 7 3 13 15 4 7 DNS 52
16   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 12 17 Ret 19 10 11 Ret Ret 6 15 8 7 Ret 14 45
17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia Ret 11 16 14 7 10 9 Ret 8 11 14 16 15 17 45
18   Gino Borsoi Aprilia Ret Ret 9 6 Ret 16 11 7 Ret 14 Ret 20 10 12 43
19   Ángel Nieto Jr. Aprilia 13 8 13 Ret Ret 6 17 12 10 12 Ret 18 13 Ret 41
20   Jaroslav Huleš Honda Ret 14 6 Ret Ret 12 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 19 8 18 25
21   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 21 16 Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret 14 5 Ret 13 14 21 DNS 18
22   Nobuyuki Osaki Yamaha 5 11
23   Juan Enrique Maturana Yamaha 16 Ret Ret 18 14 15 19 16 12 13 16 Ret 17 16 10
24   Takashi Akita Yamaha 9 7
25   Paolo Tessari Aprilia 19 18 18 12 15 5
26   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 19 16 13 Ret 20 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
27   Álvaro Molina Honda Ret 13 25 3
28   Federico Cerroni Aprilia Ret 18 13 17 Ret 18 DNS Ret 3
29   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 15 14 17 3
30   Kazuhiro Takao Honda 14 2
31   Andrea Iommi Honda Ret 16 18 21 18 14 16 19 24 22 Ret 2
32   Claudio Cipriani Aprilia 15 1
33   Christian Manna Yamaha Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 17 DNS Ret 1
34   Andrea Zappa Honda 15 1
Pos. Rider Bike JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

Manufacturers' standingsEdit

500cc[7]Edit

Pos. Manufacturer JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
1   Honda 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 345
2   Yamaha 3 7 6 6 6 2 3 1 5 5 5 3 2 4 198
3   Suzuki 6 6 8 8 8 4 7 7 10 12 9 11 6 12 111
4   Modenas KR3 11 9 9 11 12 10 12 Ret 6 10 14 10 10 11 73
5   MuZ 12 DNS 18 Ret 14 Ret Ret 13 14 Ret Ret Ret 11
  Paton Ret Ret 16 0
Pos. Manufacturer JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts

250cc[8]Edit

Pos. Manufacturer JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
1   Aprilia 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 338
2   Honda 1 2 3 5 4 2 3 3 10 5 3 4 3 3 215
3   Yamaha 2 10 8 8 8 5 4 8 6 8 9 9 4 9 134
4   TSR-Honda 10 7 11 10 7 8 8 6 2 4 7 8 10 5 128
5   Suzuki 6 13 14 Ret Ret 12 11 11 9 14 14 13 9 7 59
6   ERP Honda 13 16 13 16 15 13 20 16 Ret Ret 12 14
Pos. Manufacturer JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts

125cc[9]Edit

Pos. Manufacturer JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts
1   Honda 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 330
2   Aprilia 1 4 1 4 1 4 2 1 2 2 4 9 4 5 243
3   Yamaha 5 17 7 5 10 7 12 3 6 13 6 7 5 14 111
  EGA Honda 22 0
Pos. Manufacturer JPN
 
MAL
 
ESP
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
MAD
 
NED
 
GBR
 
GER
 
CZE
 
IMO
 
CAT
 
AUS
 
ARG
 
Pts

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