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The 2008 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 2008 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 6–8 June 2008 at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Spain  2008 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
CatalunyaMotoGP.svg
Date8 June 2008
Official nameGran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya[1][2][3]
LocationCircuit de Catalunya
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.727 km (2.937 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:41.186
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:42.358
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Australia Casey Stoner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:45.636
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:46.143
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Álvaro Bautista
Third Spain Héctor Barberá
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró
Time 1:50.557
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Joan Olivé
Time 1:51.271
Podium
First France Mike Di Meglio
Second Spain Pol Espargaró
Third Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Dani Pedrosa, lifting his trophy on the podium after winning the MotoGP race.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 43:02.175 2 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 25 +2.806 9 20
3 1   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 25 +3.343 1 16
4 4   Andrea Dovizioso JiR Team Scot MotoGP Honda 25 +10.893 7 13
5 5   Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 25 +16.426 5 11
6 52   James Toseland Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 25 +21.482 6 10
7 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 25 +21.548 8 9
8 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 25 +22.280 3 8
9 56   Shinya Nakano San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 25 +22.375 11 7
10 21   John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 25 +46.835 14 6
11 33   Marco Melandri Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 25 +57.991 16 5
12 13   Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 25 +59.168 17 4
13 50   Sylvain Guintoli Alice Team Ducati 25 +1:00.779 15 3
Ret 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 11 Accident 11
Ret 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 10 Accident 10
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 10 Accident 12
DSQ 24   Toni Elías Alice Team Ducati 8 Black flag 13
WD 48   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha Withdrew
Sources: [1][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 23 41:01.859 4 25
2 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 +0.039 1 20
3 21   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 23 +11.291 3 16
4 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 23 +21.373 2 13
5 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 23 +26.621 12 11
6 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 23 +26.720 5 10
7 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 23 +35.818 8 9
8 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 23 +36.321 6 8
9 60   Julián Simón KTM 23 +36.964 10 7
10 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 23 +41.237 16 6
11 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 23 +52.391 14 5
12 72   Yuki Takahashi Honda 23 +56.656 7 4
13 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 23 +59.282 19 3
14 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 23 +1:02.503 17 2
15 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 23 +1:02.656 18 1
16 50   Eugene Laverty Aprilia 23 +1:07.418 20
17 7   Russell Gómez Aprilia 22 +1 lap 21
18 45   Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 22 +1 lap 24
Ret 36   Mika Kallio KTM 19 Retirement 9
Ret 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 9 Retirement 22
Ret 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 7 Accident 15
Ret 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 2 Retirement 13
Ret 92   Daniel Arcas Honda 2 Accident 23
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 0 Accident 11
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 63   Mike Di Meglio Derbi 22 41:08.708 2 25
2 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 22 +0.268 1 20
3 1   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 22 +0.338 7 16
4 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 22 +8.765 13 13
5 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 22 +10.141 5 11
6 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 22 +11.178 4 10
7 51   Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 22 +13.671 16 9
8 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 22 +13.755 11 8
9 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 22 +15.541 6 7
10 93   Marc Márquez KTM 22 +18.962 14 6
11 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 22 +22.653 21 5
12 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 22 +24.928 17 4
13 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 22 +25.013 22 3
14 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 22 +25.059 8 2
15 34   Randy Krummenacher KTM 22 +25.188 18 1
16 7   Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 22 +25.352 15
17 60   Michael Ranseder Aprilia 22 +25.541 27
18 27   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 22 +31.365 26
19 30   Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 22 +42.899 28
20 16   Jules Cluzel Loncin 22 +43.469 29
21 56   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 22 +56.930 31
22 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 22 +1:01.318 19
23 19   Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 22 +1:02.867 34
24 95   Robert Mureșan Aprilia 22 +1:17.370 32
25 69   Louis Rossi Honda 22 +1:18.790 35
26 75   Ricard Cardús Derbi 22 +1:27.350 33
27 78   Daniel Sáez Aprilia 22 +1:28.736 37
Ret 14   Axel Pons Aprilia 21 Accident 30
Ret 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 20 Accident 3
Ret 35   Raffaele De Rosa KTM 20 Retirement 12
Ret 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 19 Accident 10
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 17 Accident 9
Ret 21   Robin Lässer Aprilia 17 Accident 25
Ret 8   Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 14 Retirement 24
Ret 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 13 Accident 23
Ret 31   Jordi Dalmau Honda 11 Accident 36
Ret 76   Iván Maestro Aprilia 10 Accident 38
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto KTM 1 Retirement 20
DNS 12   Esteve Rabat KTM Did not start
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2008 Catalan MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2008 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Catalunya - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA · MotoGP Race Classification 2008". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008. Retrieved 2019-08-23.

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