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2008 Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2008 Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 2008 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 11–13 April 2008 at the Autódromo do Estoril located in Estoril, Portugal.

Portugal  2008 Portuguese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Estoril track map.svg
Date13 April 2008
Official namebwin.com Grande Prémio de Portugal[1]
LocationAutódromo do Estoril
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.182 km (2.599 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:35.715
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:37.404
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Second Spain Dani Pedrosa
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Simoncelli
Time 1:40.257
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:41.425
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Italy Marco Simoncelli
Third Finland Mika Kallio
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Simone Corsi
Time 1:45.367
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Simone Corsi
Time 1:45.557
Podium
First Italy Simone Corsi
Second Spain Joan Olivé
Third Spain Nicolás Terol

This race would mark the first start in Grand Prix motorcycle racing for future multiple time MotoGP champion Marc Márquez. Márquez had entered the previous round at Jerez, but withdrew before the race began.

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 48   Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 45:53.089 1 25
2 2   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +1.817 2 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +12.723 3 16
4 5   Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 28 +17.223 5 13
5 21   John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 28 +23.752 10 11
6 1   Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +26.688 9 10
7 52   James Toseland Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 28 +32.631 6 9
8 7   Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +36.382 13 8
9 65   Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 28 +38.268 12 7
10 56   Shinya Nakano San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 28 +39.476 11 6
11 15   Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 28 +1:01.306 16 5
12 24   Toni Elías Alice Team Ducati 28 +1:03.867 14 4
13 33   Marco Melandri Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 28 +1:09.525 17 3
14 50   Sylvain Guintoli Alice Team Ducati 28 +1:09.634 18 2
15 14   Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 28 +1:11.542 8 1
16 13   Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 28 +1:23.629 15
Ret 69   Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda 16 Accident 4
Ret 4   Andrea Dovizioso JiR Team Scot MotoGP Honda 15 Accident 7
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 26 44:34.257 2 25
2 58   Marco Simoncelli Gilera 26 +7.050 1 20
3 36   Mika Kallio KTM 26 +7.063 4 16
4 12   Thomas Lüthi Aprilia 26 +12.998 8 13
5 4   Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 26 +14.666 6 11
6 72   Yuki Takahashi Honda 26 +18.498 5 10
7 60   Julián Simón KTM 26 +26.812 11 9
8 21   Héctor Barberá Aprilia 26 +28.012 9 8
9 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 26 +28.288 10 7
10 52   Lukáš Pešek Aprilia 26 +36.966 12 6
11 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 26 +38.296 13 5
12 25   Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +52.070 14 4
13 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 26 +1:13.303 17 3
14 90   Federico Sandi Aprilia 26 +1:17.592 20 2
15 50   Eugene Laverty Aprilia 26 +1:21.363 21 1
16 17   Karel Abraham Aprilia 26 +1:26.355 16
17 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 26 +1:27.438 15
18 10   Imre Tóth Aprilia 25 +1 lap 22
19 45   Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 25 +1 lap 23
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Gilera 23 Retirement 19
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini Aprilia 20 Accident 3
Ret 7   Russell Gómez Aprilia 11 Retirement 24
Ret 32   Fabrizio Lai Gilera 4 Retirement 18
Ret 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 3 Accident 7
Ret 89   Ho Wan Chow Aprilia 1 Accident 25
DNQ 91   Sérgio Batista Honda Did not qualify
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24   Simone Corsi Aprilia 23 40:56.168 1 25
2 6   Joan Olivé Derbi 23 +0.299 6 20
3 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 23 +6.355 3 16
4 51   Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 23 +14.973 2 13
5 99   Danny Webb Aprilia 23 +15.532 4 11
6 1   Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 23 +15.868 9 10
7 63   Mike Di Meglio Derbi 23 +15.875 8 9
8 17   Stefan Bradl Aprilia 23 +17.887 7 8
9 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 23 +18.123 5 7
10 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 23 +22.613 20 6
11 29   Andrea Iannone Aprilia 23 +27.490 12 5
12 77   Dominique Aegerter Derbi 23 +27.544 19 4
13 44   Pol Espargaró Derbi 23 +28.370 21 3
14 60   Michael Ranseder Aprilia 23 +28.417 22 2
15 7   Efrén Vázquez Aprilia 23 +32.713 15 1
16 71   Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 23 +34.002 11
17 27   Stefano Bianco Aprilia 23 +47.698 17
18 93   Marc Márquez KTM 23 +51.637 26
19 73   Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 23 +51.679 24
20 5   Alexis Masbou Loncin 23 +51.717 25
21 45   Scott Redding Aprilia 23 +1:07.908 10
22 30   Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 23 +1:15.894 23
23 13   Dino Lombardi Aprilia 23 +1:19.975 33
24 95   Robert Mureșan Aprilia 23 +1:39.194 30
25 36   Cyril Carrillo Honda 23 +1:39.218 34
26 14   Axel Pons Aprilia 23 +1:43.956 32
27 76   Iván Maestro Aprilia 22 +1 lap 31
28 37   Karel Pešek Aprilia 22 +1 lap 35
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 12 Accident 13
Ret 8   Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 12 Retirement 28
Ret 22   Pablo Nieto KTM 11 Retirement 14
Ret 16   Jules Cluzel Loncin 8 Retirement 27
Ret 12   Esteve Rabat KTM 7 Retirement 18
Ret 35   Raffaele De Rosa KTM 6 Accident 16
Ret 56   Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 0 Accident 29
DNS 19   Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia Did not start
WD 69   Louis Rossi Honda Withdrew
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round three has concluded.[5]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Portuguese MotoGP". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2008 Portuguese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · bwin.com GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL · MotoGP Race Classification 2008". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2008. Retrieved 2019-08-23.


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