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2008 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2008 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 2008 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 30 May-1 June 2008 at the Mugello Circuit. It marked Valentino Rossi's seventh consecutive victory at the Italian motorcycle Grand Prix, a run which was to be finally broken the following year by Casey Stoner.

Italy  2008 Italian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Mugello Racing Circuit track map.svg
Date1 June 2008
Official nameGran Premio d'Italia Alice[1][2][3]
LocationMugello Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.245 km (3.259 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:48.130
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:50.003
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Australia Casey Stoner
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Héctor Barberá
Time 1:52.675
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:53.669
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Alex Debón
Third Switzerland Thomas Lüthi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Raffaele De Rosa
Time 1:58.302
Fastest lap
Rider France Mike Di Meglio
Time 1:58.570
Podium
First Italy Simone Corsi
Second Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Third Spain Pol Espargaró

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 23 42:31.153 1 25
2 1   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 23 +2.201 4 20
3 2   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 23 +4.867 2 16
4 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 23 +6.313 10 13
5 5   Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 23 +12.530 5 11
6 52   James Toseland Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 23 +13.806 8 10
7 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 23 +14.447 3 9
8 4   Andrea Dovizioso JiR Team Scot MotoGP Honda 23 +15.319 13 8
9 56   Shinya Nakano San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 23 +15.327 9 7
10 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 23 +30.785 11 6
11 50   Sylvain Guintoli Alice Team Ducati 23 +39.621 17 5
12 24   Toni Elías Alice Team Ducati 23 +50.021 16 4
13 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 23 +50.440 6 3
14 8   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Team Honda 23 +58.849 15 2
15 13   Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 23 +1:00.736 19 1
Ret 48   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 6 Accident 7
Ret 21   John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 6 Accident 14
Ret 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 5 Accident 12
Ret 33   Marco Melandri Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 5 Accident 18
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 21 40:19.910 3 25
2 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 21 +0.499 7 20
3 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 21 +0.712 8 16
4 36   Mika Kallio KTM 21 +7.403 4 13
5 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 21 +12.542 9 11
6 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 21 +12.790 18 10
7 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 21 +16.114 16 9
8 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 21 +17.316 10 8
9 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 21 +19.642 14 7
10 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 21 +19.704 17 6
11 60   Julián Simón KTM 21 +19.751 13 5
12 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 21 +47.360 21 4
13 50   Eugene Laverty Aprilia 21 +47.422 20 3
14 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 21 +1:13.423 15 2
15 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 21 +1:25.891 19 1
16 7   Russell Gómez Aprilia 21 +1:36.557 22
17 45   Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 21 +1:48.224 23
Ret 21   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 19 Accident 1
Ret 72   Yuki Takahashi Honda 17 Accident 11
Ret 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 9 Accident 5
Ret 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 9 Accident 12
Ret 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 9 Accident 6
Ret 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 6 Accident 2
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 20 39:59.020 8 25
2 1   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 20 +0.019 2 20
3 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 20 +0.036 4 16
4 63   Mike Di Meglio Derbi 20 +0.135 3 13
5 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 20 +0.178 7 11
6 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 20 +0.490 5 10
7 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 20 +0.832 9 9
8 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 20 +3.865 6 8
9 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 20 +3.928 14 7
10 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 20 +5.439 11 6
11 51   Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 20 +10.244 13 5
12 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 20 +10.447 12 4
13 35   Raffaele De Rosa KTM 20 +18.366 1 3
14 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 20 +23.201 16 2
15 60   Michael Ranseder Aprilia 20 +24.440 18 1
16 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 20 +26.631 15
17 34   Randy Krummenacher KTM 20 +30.629 19
18 7   Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 20 +30.730 25
19 93   Marc Márquez KTM 20 +33.868 23
20 8   Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 20 +36.928 31
21 30   Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 20 +49.951 32
22 40   Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 20 +50.038 22
23 16   Jules Cluzel Loncin 20 +50.040 24
24 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 20 +50.052 26
25 12   Esteve Rabat KTM 20 +56.360 20
26 47   Riccardo Moretti Honda 20 +1:06.247 35
27 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 20 +1:06.566 38
28 21   Robin Lässer Aprilia 20 +1:06.982 33
29 56   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 20 +1:09.266 28
30 42   Luca Vitali Aprilia 20 +1:10.551 38
31 43   Gabriele Ferro Honda 20 +1:10.567 34
32 69   Louis Rossi Honda 20 +1:36.451 37
33 39   Ferrucio Lamborghini Aprilia 20 +1:39.883 36
34 95   Robert Mureșan Aprilia 18 +2 laps 30
Ret 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 19 Accident 17
Ret 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 16 Retirement 10
Ret 19   Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 11 Retirement 29
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto KTM 8 Retirement 27
Ret 27   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 2 Accident 21
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Italian MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2008 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Mugello - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2008 Italian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE · MotoGP Race Classification 2008". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008. Retrieved 2019-08-23.


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