1998 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  1998 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date5 April 1998
Official nameMarlboro Grand Prix of Japan[1]
LocationSuzuka Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.864 km (3.644 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Time 2:05.772
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Time 2:06.746 on lap 4
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda
Third Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato Honda
Time 2:08.430
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha
Time 2:09.284 on lap 8
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato Honda
Second Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha
Third Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Time 2:15.162
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma Honda
Time 2:16.128 on lap 6
Podium
First Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia
Second Japan Tomomi Manako Honda
Third Japan Masao Azuma Honda

The 1998 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 5 April 1998 at the Suzuka Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Source:[2]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Italy Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 21 44:59.478 1 25
2 2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda 21 +5.416 3 20
3 50 Japan Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha 21 +5.502 6 16
4 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 21 +10.532 10 13
5 21 Japan Kyoji Nanba Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 21 +10.879 2 11
6 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 21 +13.479 8 10
7 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 21 +20.266 13 9
8 8 Spain Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 21 +20.439 5 8
9 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 21 +20.773 11 7
10 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 21 +47.101 12 6
11 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 21 +1:13.558 15 5
12 7 Italy Doriano Romboni MuZ Roc Rennen Sport MuZ 21 +1:22.856 22 4
13 19 United States John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 21 +1:24.964 9 3
14 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 21 +1:25.293 7 2
15 14 Spain Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 21 +1:59.992 16 1
16 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 20 +1 lap 24
Ret 1 Australia Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 15 Retirement 4
Ret 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 11 Retirement 20
Ret 88 United Kingdom Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 4 Accident 23
Ret 17 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 1 Retirement 19
Ret 23 United States Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 1 Accident 21
Ret 29 Japan Keiichi Kitagawa Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 1 Retirement 14
Ret 18 Australia Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 0 Retirement 18
Ret 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann Team Roberts Modenas KR3 0 Retirement 17
DNS 55 France Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [1][3][4]

250 cc classification[edit]

Source:[5]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54 Japan Daijiro Kato Honda 19 41:17.096 1 25
2 50 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 19 +0.896 3 20
3 51 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 19 +0.962 5 16
4 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 19 +1.094 9 13
5 19 France Olivier Jacque Honda 19 +34.301 4 11
6 55 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 19 +37.035 14 10
7 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 19 +37.104 6 9
8 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 19 +43.094 12 8
9 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 19 +43.105 15 7
10 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 19 +43.909 16 6
11 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 19 +44.000 21 5
12 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 19 +44.067 13 4
13 52 Japan Choujun Kameya Suzuki 19 +44.168 10 3
14 18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 19 +44.637 8 2
15 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 19 +44.727 17 1
16 53 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 19 +53.855 18
17 11 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 19 +1:01.999 11
18 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 19 +1:04.359 20
19 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 19 +1:08.853 22
20 14 Italy Davide Bulega Honda 18 +1 lap 26
Ret 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 18 Accident 27
Ret 21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha 17 Accident 19
Ret 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 14 Retirement 2
Ret 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 10 Retirement 7
Ret 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 7 Retirement 25
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 2 Accident 24
Ret 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 1 Accident 23
Ret 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 0 Accident 28
DNS 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha Did not start
DNS 20 France William Costes Honda Did not start
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classification[edit]

Source:[6]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 18 41:23.963 2 25
2 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 18 +0.156 18 20
3 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 18 +0.201 6 16
4 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 18 +2.783 7 13
5 53 Japan Noboyuki Osaki Yamaha 18 +26.381 9 11
6 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 18 +26.468 10 10
7 52 Japan Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 18 +33.198 12 9
8 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 18 +33.422 11 8
9 51 Japan Takashi Akita Yamaha 18 +33.552 23 7
10 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 18 +33.834 14 6
11 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda 18 +34.215 19 5
12 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 18 +46.152 26 4
13 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 18 +46.574 16 3
14 54 Japan Kazuhiro Takao Honda 18 +48.281 17 2
15 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 18 +59.684 20 1
16 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 18 +1:03.598 22
17 11 Spain José Ramírez Aprilia 18 +1:12.202 25
18 19 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 18 +1:12.287 27
19 18 Italy Paolo Tessari Aprilia 18 +1:21.902 28
20 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 18 +1:28.393 29
21 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 18 +1:33.214 24
Ret 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 14 Retirement 3
Ret 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 13 Retirement 15
Ret 2 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 12 Retirement 1
Ret 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 10 Accident 4
Ret 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 7 Retirement 13
Ret 16 Italy Christian Manna Yamaha 6 Retirement 30
Ret 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 4 Accident 8
Ret 50 Japan Yuzo Fujioka Honda 2 Accident 5
Ret 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 1 Retirement 21
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1998 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "1998 500cc Japanese Grand Prix results". motogp.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL 500cc REPORT" (PDF).
  4. ^ "motogp.com · JAPANESE GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "1998 250cc Japanese Grand Prix results". motogp.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  6. ^ "1998 125cc Japanese Grand Prix results". motogp.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.


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