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2008 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2008 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 2008 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 17–19 October 2008 at the Sepang International Circuit.

Malaysia  2008 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date19 October 2008
Official namePolini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationSepang International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.548 km (3.447 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 2:01.548
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 2:02.249
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Dani Pedrosa
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Time 2:06.893
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 2:08.012
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Third Italy Marco Simoncelli
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Iannone
Time 2:14.676
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Sandro Cortese
Time 2:14.710
Podium
First Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Second United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Third Italy Simone Corsi

Contents

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 21 43:06.007 2 25
2 2   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 21 +4.008 1 20
3 4   Andrea Dovizioso JiR Team Scot MotoGP Honda 21 +8.536 6 16
4 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 21 +8.858 4 13
5 56   Shinya Nakano San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 21 +10.583 15 11
6 1   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 21 +13.640 7 10
7 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 21 +15.936 8 9
8 5   Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 21 +18.802 5 8
9 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 21 +23.174 11 7
10 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 21 +25.516 9 6
11 21   John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 21 +27.609 10 5
12 13   Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 21 +41.399 13 4
13 50   Sylvain Guintoli Alice Team Ducati 21 +45.617 16 3
14 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 21 +49.003 17 2
15 24   Toni Elías Alice Team Ducati 21 +59.139 19 1
16 33   Marco Melandri Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 21 +1:03.328 14
17 9   Nobuatsu Aoki Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 21 +1:48.363 18
Ret 48   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 12 Retirement 3
Ret 52   James Toseland Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 2 Accident 12
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 20 42:56.428 2 25
2 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 20 +2.586 1 20
3 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 20 +8.343 3 16
4 72   Yuki Takahashi Honda 20 +11.032 8 13
5 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 20 +13.846 6 11
6 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 20 +14.274 9 10
7 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 20 +15.101 15 9
8 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 20 +16.987 5 8
9 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 20 +25.356 14 7
10 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 20 +26.846 13 6
11 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 20 +49.907 12 5
12 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 20 +50.088 18 4
13 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 20 +1:05.816 17 3
14 35   Simone Grotzkyj Gilera 20 +1:15.544 19 2
15 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 20 +1:19.905 16 1
16 43   Manuel Hernández Aprilia 20 +1:35.890 21
17 92   Daniel Arcas Aprilia 20 +2:00.717 22
18 45   Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 20 +2:28.842 20
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 15 Retirement 11
Ret 60   Julián Simón KTM 11 Retirement 7
Ret 36   Mika Kallio KTM 5 Retirement 4
Ret 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 4 Accident 10
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 19 43:00.716 2 25
2 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 19 +3.416 13 20
3 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 19 +6.896 8 16
4 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 19 +6.925 18 13
5 63   Mike Di Meglio Derbi 19 +7.115 9 11
6 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 19 +15.122 4 10
7 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 19 +21.805 6 9
8 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 19 +21.869 22 8
9 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 19 +21.958 12 7
10 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 19 +23.615 1 6
11 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 19 +23.651 7 5
12 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 19 +35.224 5 4
13 8   Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 19 +40.502 20 3
14 22   Pablo Nieto KTM 19 +51.404 17 2
15 26   Adrián Martín Aprilia 19 +55.726 26 1
16 16   Jules Cluzel Loncin 19 +56.537 23
17 94   Jonas Folger KTM 19 +1:07.140 28
18 72   Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 19 +1:07.573 24
19 34   Randy Krummenacher KTM 19 +1:07.741 31
20 21   Robin Lässer Aprilia 19 +1:08.849 27
21 48   Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 19 +1:46.609 33
22 95   Robert Mureșan Aprilia 18 +1 lap 30
Ret 12   Esteve Rabat KTM 17 Retirement 25
Ret 51   Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 12 Retirement 15
Ret 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 11 Retirement 10
Ret 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 11 Retirement 11
Ret 56   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 11 Retirement 29
Ret 35   Raffaele De Rosa KTM 8 Retirement 19
Ret 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 8 Retirement 3
Ret 28   Enrique Jerez KTM 8 Retirement 32
Ret 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 6 Retirement 14
Ret 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 3 Accident 21
DNS 7   Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 0 Did not start 16
DNS 36   Cyril Carrillo Honda Did not start
WD 93   Marc Márquez KTM Withdrew
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Malaysian 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. "Sepang International Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2008 Malaysian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Classifcation" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2008". www.motogp.com.


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