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1998 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 5 April 1998 at the Suzuka Circuit.

Japan  1998 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date5 April 1998
Official nameMarlboro Grand Prix of Japan[1]
LocationSuzuka Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.864 km (3.644 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Time 2:05.772
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Time 2:06.746 on lap 4
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda
Third Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato Honda
Time 2:08.430
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha
Time 2:09.284 on lap 8
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato Honda
Second Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha
Third Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Time 2:15.162
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma Honda
Time 2:16.128 on lap 6
Podium
First Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia
Second Japan Tomomi Manako Honda
Third Japan Masao Azuma Honda

500 cc classificationEdit

Source:[2]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 21 44:59.478 1 25
2 2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda 21 +5.416 3 20
3 50   Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha 21 +5.502 6 16
4 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 21 +10.532 10 13
5 21   Kyoji Nanba Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 21 +10.879 2 11
6 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 21 +13.479 8 10
7 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 21 +20.266 13 9
8 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 21 +20.439 5 8
9 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 21 +20.773 11 7
10 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 21 +47.101 12 6
11 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 21 +1:13.558 15 5
12 7   Doriano Romboni MuZ Roc Rennen Sport MuZ 21 +1:22.856 22 4
13 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 21 +1:24.964 9 3
14 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 21 +1:25.293 7 2
15 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 21 +1:59.992 16 1
16 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 20 +1 lap 24
Ret 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 15 Retirement 4
Ret 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 11 Retirement 20
Ret 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 4 Accident 23
Ret 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 1 Retirement 19
Ret 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 1 Accident 21
Ret 29   Keiichi Kitagawa Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 1 Retirement 14
Ret 18   Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 0 Retirement 18
Ret 28   Ralf Waldmann Team Roberts Modenas KR3 0 Retirement 17
DNS 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [1][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Source:[5]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54   Daijiro Kato Honda 19 41:17.096 1 25
2 50   Shinya Nakano Yamaha 19 +0.896 3 20
3 51   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 19 +0.962 5 16
4 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 19 +1.094 9 13
5 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 19 +34.301 4 11
6 55   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 19 +37.035 14 10
7 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 19 +37.104 6 9
8 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 19 +43.094 12 8
9 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 19 +43.105 15 7
10 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 19 +43.909 16 6
11 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 19 +44.000 21 5
12 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 19 +44.067 13 4
13 52   Choujun Kameya Suzuki 19 +44.168 10 3
14 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 19 +44.637 8 2
15 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 19 +44.727 17 1
16 53   Makoto Tamada Honda 19 +53.855 18
17 11   Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 19 +1:01.999 11
18 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 19 +1:04.359 20
19 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 19 +1:08.853 22
20 14   Davide Bulega Honda 18 +1 lap 26
Ret 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 18 Accident 27
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 17 Accident 19
Ret 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 14 Retirement 2
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 10 Retirement 7
Ret 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 7 Retirement 25
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 2 Accident 24
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 1 Accident 23
Ret 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 0 Accident 28
DNS 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha Did not start
DNS 20   William Costes Honda Did not start
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Source:[6]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 18 41:23.963 2 25
2 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 18 +0.156 18 20
3 20   Masao Azuma Honda 18 +0.201 6 16
4 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 18 +2.783 7 13
5 53   Noboyuki Osaki Yamaha 18 +26.381 9 11
6 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 18 +26.468 10 10
7 52   Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 18 +33.198 12 9
8 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 18 +33.422 11 8
9 51   Takashi Akita Yamaha 18 +33.552 23 7
10 13   Marco Melandri Honda 18 +33.834 14 6
11 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 18 +34.215 19 5
12 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 18 +46.152 26 4
13 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 18 +46.574 16 3
14 54   Kazuhiro Takao Honda 18 +48.281 17 2
15 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 18 +59.684 20 1
16 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 18 +1:03.598 22
17 11   José Ramírez Aprilia 18 +1:12.202 25
18 19   Andrea Ballerini Honda 18 +1:12.287 27
19 18   Paolo Tessari Aprilia 18 +1:21.902 28
20 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 18 +1:28.393 29
21 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 18 +1:33.214 24
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 14 Retirement 3
Ret 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 13 Retirement 15
Ret 2   Noboru Ueda Honda 12 Retirement 1
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 10 Accident 4
Ret 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 7 Retirement 13
Ret 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 6 Retirement 30
Ret 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 4 Accident 8
Ret 50   Yuzo Fujioka Honda 2 Accident 5
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 1 Retirement 21
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round one has concluded.[7]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1998 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "1998 500cc Japanese Grand Prix results". motogp.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL 500cc REPORT" (PDF).
  4. ^ "motogp.com · JAPANESE GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "1998 250cc Japanese Grand Prix results". motogp.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  6. ^ "1998 125cc Japanese Grand Prix results". motogp.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-19.


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