2008 Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2008 Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2008 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 2–4 May 2008 at the Shanghai International Circuit.

China  2008 Chinese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Shanghai International Circuit moto map.svg
Date4 May 2008
Official namePramac Grand Prix of China[1]
LocationShanghai International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.281 km (3.281 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider United States Colin Edwards
Time 1:58.139
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:59.273
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Dani Pedrosa
Third Australia Casey Stoner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 2:04.882
Fastest lap
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 2:15.834
Podium
First Finland Mika Kallio
Second Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Third Italy Mattia Pasini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Time 2:12.364
Fastest lap
Rider Austria Michael Ranseder
Time 2:23.432
Podium
First Italy Andrea Iannone
Second France Mike Di Meglio
Third Hungary Gábor Talmácsi

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 44:08.061 2 25
2 2   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +3.890 5 20
3 1   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +15.928 3 16
4 48   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 22 +22.494 4 13
5 33   Marco Melandri Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 22 +26.957 12 11
6 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +28.369 10 10
7 5   Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 22 +29.780 1 9
8 24   Toni Elías Alice Team Ducati 22 +30.225 15 8
9 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 22 +31.440 6 7
10 56   Shinya Nakano San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 22 +35.969 13 6
11 4   Andrea Dovizioso JiR Team Scot MotoGP Honda 22 +36.246 11 5
12 52   James Toseland Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 22 +43.191 7 4
13 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 22 +43.442 9 3
14 21   John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +45.855 14 2
15 50   Sylvain Guintoli Alice Team Ducati 22 +46.330 17 1
16 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 22 +50.593 16
17 13   Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 22 +1:05.593 18
Ret 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 6 Retirement 8
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 36   Mika Kallio KTM 21 48:12.217 3 25
2 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 21 +3.238 11 20
3 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 21 +13.811 7 16
4 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 21 +18.474 5 13
5 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 21 +21.066 12 11
6 21   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 21 +25.158 2 10
7 72   Yuki Takahashi Honda 21 +29.990 10 9
8 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 21 +39.871 18 8
9 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 21 +48.344 15 7
10 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 21 +55.470 13 6
11 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 21 +55.832 9 5
12 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 21 +1:00.442 1 4
13 50   Eugene Laverty Aprilia 21 +1:00.732 19 3
14 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 21 +1:36.975 16 2
15 45   Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 21 +1:37.080 21 1
16 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 21 +1:45.018 22
17 7   Russell Gómez Aprilia 21 +2:13.718 23
Ret 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 14 Retirement 20
Ret 60   Julián Simón KTM 5 Retirement 4
Ret 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 5 Retirement 6
Ret 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 4 Retirement 17
Ret 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 2 Retirement 14
Ret 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 0 Accident 8
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 19 46:02.275 5 25
2 63   Mike Di Meglio Derbi 19 +3.355 3 20
3 1   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 19 +3.451 4 16
4 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 19 +14.028 7 13
5 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 19 +23.853 8 11
6 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 19 +31.962 6 10
7 60   Michael Ranseder Aprilia 19 +33.758 18 9
8 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 19 +34.696 2 8
9 35   Raffaele De Rosa KTM 19 +34.838 14 7
10 7   Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 19 +41.011 19 6
11 12   Esteve Rabat KTM 19 +41.139 22 5
12 93   Marc Márquez KTM 19 +43.677 21 4
13 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 19 +53.489 24 3
14 51   Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 19 +54.462 16 2
15 30   Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 19 +58.706 20 1
16 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 19 +59.454 12
17 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 19 +1:10.704 13
18 69   Louis Rossi Honda 19 +1:47.918 32
19 56   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 19 +1:50.406 29
Ret 34   Randy Krummenacher KTM 16 Retirement 31
Ret 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 15 Accident 23
Ret 8   Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 11 Retirement 26
Ret 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 10 Accident 10
Ret 95   Robert Mureșan Aprilia 9 Accident 30
Ret 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 9 Retirement 25
Ret 21   Robin Lässer Aprilia 7 Accident 27
Ret 19   Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 7 Accident 28
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 6 Accident 1
Ret 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 5 Retirement 11
Ret 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 4 Retirement 17
Ret 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1 Retirement 9
DNS 27   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 0 Did not start 15
DNS 22   Pablo Nieto KTM Did not start
DNS 16   Jules Cluzel Loncin 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 four has concluded.[5]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Chinese MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2008 Chinese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA · MotoGP Race Classification 2008". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008. Retrieved 2019-08-23.


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