2008 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2008 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2008 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 26–28 September 2008 at the Twin Ring Motegi, located in Motegi, Japan.

Japan  2008 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date28 September 2008
Official nameA-Style Grand Prix of Japan[1][2][3]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:45.543
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:47.091
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Australia Casey Stoner
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Simoncelli
Time 1:51.473
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:51.412
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Álvaro Bautista
Third Spain Alex Debón
125 cc
Pole position
Rider France Mike Di Meglio
Time 1:58.678
Fastest lap
Rider Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Time 1:58.815
Podium
First Germany Stefan Bradl
Second France Mike Di Meglio
Third Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Marco Simoncelli, waving at the crowd after winning the 250cc race.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 43:09.599 4 25
2 1   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 +1.943 2 20
3 2   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +4.866 5 16
4 48   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +6.165 1 13
5 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +24.593 3 11
6 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 24 +25.685 6 10
7 5   Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 24 +25.918 7 9
8 56   Shinya Nakano San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 24 +26.003 9 8
9 4   Andrea Dovizioso JiR Team Scot MotoGP Honda 24 +26.219 13 7
10 21   John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 24 +37.131 11 6
11 52   James Toseland Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 24 +37.574 10 5
12 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 24 +38.020 8 4
13 33   Marco Melandri Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 24 +39.768 16 3
14 50   Sylvain Guintoli Alice Team Ducati 24 +45.846 15 2
15 13   Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 24 +55.748 17 1
16 24   Toni Elías Alice Team Ducati 24 +59.320 14
17 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 24 +1:12.398 18
Ret 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 16 Retirement 12
Ret 64   Kousuke Akiyoshi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 0 Accident 19
Source: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 23 43:09.385 1 25
2 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 +0.348 5 20
3 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 23 +8.414 3 16
4 60   Julián Simón KTM 23 +9.151 7 13
5 36   Mika Kallio KTM 23 +17.041 4 11
6 72   Yuki Takahashi Honda 23 +19.632 8 10
7 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 23 +19.892 9 9
8 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 23 +20.442 11 8
9 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 23 +22.303 2 7
10 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 23 +22.387 10 6
11 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 23 +32.851 6 5
12 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 23 +48.621 12 4
13 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 23 +48.803 14 3
14 66   Shoya Tomizawa Honda 23 +49.572 13 2
15 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 23 +58.045 15 1
16 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 23 +58.362 17
17 65   Takumi Takahashi Honda 23 +1:15.062 16
18 45   Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 23 +1:49.930 19
19 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 23 +1:58.603 20
20 92   Daniel Arcas Aprilia 22 +1 lap 21
21 69   Takumi Endoh Yamaha 22 +1 lap 24
22 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 22 +1 lap 23
23 68   Yuuki Ito Yamaha 20 +3 laps 22
Ret 35   Simone Grotzkyj Gilera 0 Accident 18
DNS 21   Héctor Barberá Aprilia Did not start
DNS 67   Kazuki Watanabe Yamaha Did not start
DNS 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia Did not start
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 20 39:57.228 2 25
2 63   Mike Di Meglio Derbi 20 +0.151 1 20
3 1   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 20 +0.281 5 16
4 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 20 +5.945 12 13
5 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 20 +6.072 3 11
6 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 20 +6.135 4 10
7 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 20 +6.455 15 9
8 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 20 +25.393 6 8
9 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 20 +25.537 10 7
10 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 20 +26.192 18 6
11 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 20 +27.307 11 5
12 35   Raffaele De Rosa KTM 20 +39.536 19 4
13 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 20 +43.745 20 3
14 7   Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 20 +51.629 16 2
15 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 20 +51.899 22 1
16 94   Jonas Folger KTM 20 +51.931 31
17 8   Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 20 +51.962 23
18 22   Pablo Nieto KTM 20 +52.589 28
19 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 20 +56.837 7
20 51   Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 20 +56.977 17
21 72   Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 20 +58.626 30
22 58   Yuuichi Yanagisawa Honda 20 +59.926 32
23 21   Robin Lässer Aprilia 20 +1:09.782 25
24 59   Hiroki Ono Honda 20 +1:14.883 35
25 26   Adrián Martín Aprilia 20 +1:26.120 29
26 36   Cyril Carrillo Honda 20 +1:29.130 37
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 16 Retirement 14
Ret 62   Kazuma Watanabe Honda 16 Retirement 34
Ret 60   Michael Ranseder Aprilia 14 Retirement 24
Ret 57   Iori Namihira Honda 11 Retirement 26
Ret 50   Hiroomi Iwata Honda 10 Retirement 27
Ret 48   Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 8 Accident 39
Ret 95   Robert Mureșan Aprilia 6 Accident 33
Ret 12   Esteve Rabat KTM 0 Accident 21
Ret 16   Jules Cluzel Loncin 0 Accident 36
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 0 Accident 9
Ret 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 0 Accident 8
Ret 56   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 0 Accident 38
Ret 93   Marc Márquez KTM 0 Accident 13
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Japanese 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. "Twin Ring Motegi - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2008 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN · MotoGP Race Classification 2008". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008. Retrieved 2019-08-23.


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