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1998 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 19 April 1998 at the Johor Circuit.

Malaysia  1998 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Johor Circuit.png
Date19 April 1998
Official nameMarlboro Malaysian Grand Prix[1]
LocationJohor Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.860 km (2.398 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:28.225
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:29.636 on lap 3
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Second Spain Carlos Checa Honda
Third Italy Max Biaggi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia
Time 1:30.395
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia
Time 1:30.897 on lap 27
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda
Third France Olivier Jacque Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Time 1:34.516
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma Honda
Time 1:34.782 on lap 10
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda
Third Japan Tomomi Manako Honda

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 30 45:15.533 1 25
2 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 30 +2.634 3 20
3 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 30 +4.410 2 16
4 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 30 +10.619 17 13
5 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 30 +13.079 9 11
6 25   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 30 +19.382 5 10
7 52   Norihiko Fujiwara BP Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha 30 +41.494 12 9
8 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 30 +48.970 18 8
9 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 30 +52.131 13 7
10 18   Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 30 +1:00.294 16 6
11 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 30 +1:20.245 19 5
12 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 30 +1:23.599 21 4
13 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 30 +1:34.532 20 3
Ret 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 11 Accident 15
Ret 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 6 Accident 7
Ret 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 3 Accident 8
Ret 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 3 Retirement 22
Ret 21   Kyoji Nanba Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 1 Accident 4
Ret 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 1 Accident 14
Ret 53   Russell Wood Shell Advance Racing Honda 1 Accident 23
Ret 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 0 Accident 11
Ret 2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda 0 Accident 6
Ret 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 0 Retirement 10
DNS 7   Doriano Romboni MuZ Roc Rennen Sport MuZ Did not start
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 28 42:55.302 5 25
2 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 28 +1.259 7 20
3 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 28 +12.166 4 16
4 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 28 +15.887 8 13
5 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 28 +18.934 3 11
6 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 28 +19.162 10 10
7 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 28 +21.821 9 9
8 11   Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 28 +24.109 1 8
9 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 28 +26.216 6 7
10 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 28 +34.541 11 6
11 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 28 +40.510 14 5
12 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 28 +45.201 13 4
13 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 28 +45.397 19 3
14 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 28 +47.662 17 2
15 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 28 +1:13.383 16 1
16 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 28 +1:26.065 22
17 56   Shahrol Yuzy Honda 28 +1:31.633 23
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 27 Accident 2
Ret 20   William Costes Honda 18 Retirement 20
Ret 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 18 Accident 25
Ret 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 17 Retirement 15
Ret 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 17 Retirement 18
Ret 14   Davide Bulega Honda 14 Retirement 24
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 11 Retirement 12
Ret 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 2 Accident 21
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Noboru Ueda Honda 26 41:34.332 1 25
2 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 26 +0.277 3 20
3 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 26 +1.902 6 16
4 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 26 +12.991 5 13
5 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 26 +14.086 2 11
6 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 26 +31.874 4 10
7 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 26 +36.955 10 9
8 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 26 +37.508 13 8
9 20   Masao Azuma Honda 26 +39.492 9 7
10 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 26 +42.748 20 6
11 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 26 +44.743 18 5
12 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 26 +44.950 11 4
13 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 26 +56.948 7 3
14 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 26 +58.446 22 2
15 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 26 +1:01.914 15 1
16 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 26 +1:02.499 17
17 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 26 +1:03.953 14
18 18   Paolo Tessari Aprilia 26 +1:20.527 19
Ret 11   José Ramírez Aprilia 7 Retirement 21
Ret 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 7 Retirement 24
Ret 13   Marco Melandri Honda 3 Accident 8
Ret 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 2 Retirement 16
Ret 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 0 Accident 12
Ret 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 0 Retirement 26
DNS 56   Magilai Meganathan Honda 0 Did not start 25
DSQ 19   Andrea Ballerini Honda 8 Disqualified 23
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round two has concluded.[4]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1998 Malaysian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "OFFICIAL 500cc REPORT" (PDF).
  3. ^ "motogp.com · MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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