1998 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 3 May 1998 at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez.

Spain  1998 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Jerez.svg
Date3 May 1998
Official nameGran Premio Marlboro de España[1][2]
LocationCircuito de Jerez
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.423 km (2.748 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Carlos Checa Honda
Time 1:43.467
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda
Time 1:44.448 on lap 6
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda
Second Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Third Italy Max Biaggi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia
Time 1:44.431
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia
Time 1:45.250 on lap 4
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia
Third France Olivier Jacque Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda
Time 1:49.281
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tomomi Manako Honda
Time 1:49.360 on lap 7
Podium
First Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia
Second Japan Tomomi Manako Honda
Third Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 27 47:21.522 3 25
2 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 27 +0.393 5 20
3 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 27 +0.870 4 16
4 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 27 +2.368 1 13
5 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 27 +13.311 8 11
6 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 27 +13.933 11 10
7 2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda 27 +14.471 2 9
8 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +24.127 10 8
9 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 27 +26.700 7 7
10 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 27 +29.597 9 6
11 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 27 +31.561 6 5
12 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 27 +36.141 12 4
13 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 27 +41.486 16 3
14 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 27 +54.947 13 2
15 18   Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 27 +55.158 20 1
16 21   Kyoji Nanba Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 27 +1:01.172 14
17 22   Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 27 +1:05.910 19
18 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 27 +1:10.801 18
19 25   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 27 +1:32.385 15
20 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 27 +1:33.597 21
21 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 26 +1 lap 22
22 58   Felisberto Teixeira Shell Advance Racing Honda 26 +1 lap 24
Ret 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 15 Retirement 23
Ret 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 13 Retirement 17
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 26 46:00.131 1 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 26 +3.415 3 20
3 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 26 +7.576 6 16
4 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 26 +8.186 8 13
5 34   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 26 +14.337 2 11
6 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 26 +24.939 10 10
7 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 26 +28.435 9 9
8 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 26 +31.492 11 8
9 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 26 +45.003 15 7
10 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 26 +45.558 16 6
11 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 26 +45.999 18 5
12 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 26 +49.032 20 4
13 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 26 +1:04.043 19 3
14 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 26 +1:07.866 17 2
15 20   William Costes Honda 26 +1:37.376 22 1
16 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 25 +1 lap 23
17 59   Ismael Bonilla Honda 25 +1 lap 27
18 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 25 +1 lap 26
Ret 11   Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 23 Retirement 5
Ret 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 18 Accident 21
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 12 Retirement 12
Ret 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 9 Retirement 7
DSQ 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 9 Disqualified 4
Ret 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 4 Accident 14
Ret 58   Eustaquio Gavira Honda 4 Retirement 25
Ret 14   Davide Bulega Honda 2 Retirement 24
Ret 60   Agustín Escobar Honda 0 Retirement 28
Ret 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 0 Accident 13
DNQ 61   Manuel Luque Yamaha Did not qualify
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 23 42:19.751 6 25
2 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 23 +2.101 9 20
3 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 23 +2.229 2 16
4 20   Masao Azuma Honda 23 +2.731 8 13
5 2   Noboru Ueda Honda 23 +8.516 4 11
6 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 23 +17.476 12 10
7 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +28.751 3 9
8 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 23 +28.950 5 8
9 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 23 +29.204 10 7
10 13   Marco Melandri Honda 23 +29.213 13 6
11 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 23 +35.679 17 5
12 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 23 +42.314 11 4
13 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 23 +42.872 24 3
14 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 23 +49.952 22 2
15 60   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 23 +52.822 26 1
16 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +53.236 19
17 11   José Ramírez Aprilia 23 +53.534 18
18 18   Paolo Tessari Aprilia 23 +1:13.081 14
19 59   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 23 +1:14.135 25
Ret 19   Andrea Ballerini Honda 16 Accident 20
Ret 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 11 Accident 23
Ret 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 10 Accident 7
Ret 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 9 Retirement 27
Ret 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 4 Accident 15
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 3 Accident 1
Ret 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 3 Accident 21
Ret 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 1 Accident 16
Ret 58   Álvaro Molina Honda 1 Retirement 28
DNS 61   Vicente Esparragoso Yamaha 0 Did not start 29
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 Spanish MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Jerez Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "1998 Spanish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "OFFICIAL 500cc REPORT" (PDF).
  5. ^ "motogp.com · SPANISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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