1988 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Austria  1988 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Track map for Salzburgring in Austria.svg
Date 12 June 1988
Location Salzburgring
Course Permanent racing facility
4.246 km (2.638 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha
Podium
First United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Second Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha
Third United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Podium
First Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Second Germany Reinhold Roth Honda
Third Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Italy Ezio Gianola Honda
Third Germany Stefan Prein Honda
Sidecars
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Passenger Switzerland Kurt Waltisperg
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Passenger Switzerland Kurt Waltisperg
Podium
First Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Switzerland Kurt Waltisperg
Second France Alain Michel LCR-Krauser
France Jean-Marc Fresc
Third United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser
United Kingdom Tony Hewitt

The 1988 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 10-12 June 1988 at the Salzburgring.

500 cc race report[edit]

Christian Sarron on pole, then Eddie Lawson, Niall Mackenzie, Kevin Schwantz and Wayne Gardner.

Gardner got the first turn from Lawson, Rainey, Ron Haslam, Schwantz, et al.

Didier De Radiguès moved up to 4th and the field started to get strung out. Schwantz gave Ron Haslam a little bump as he passed and Sarron crashed out.

Lawson and Gardner swapped the lead, allowing Rainey and De Radiguès to close.

De Radiguès put pressure on Lawson his teammate in 2nd, and Rainey seemed to be dropping away.

Lawson and Gardner drop De Radiguès.

Gardner crashes out of 2nd spot.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha 39:40.630 20
2 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha +5.790 17
3 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +12.550 15
4 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +13.590 13
5 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda +19.310 11
6 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha +22.070 10
7 Japan Shunji Yatsushiro Honda +26.830 9
8 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Elf Honda +59.450 8
9 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Suzuki +1:00.370 7
10 France Patrick Igoa Yamaha +1:07.660 6
11 Germany Gustav Reiner Honda +1 Lap 5
12 Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Honda +1 Lap 4
13 Italy Fabio Biliotti Honda +1 Lap 3
14 Italy Massimo Broccoli Cagiva +1 Lap 2
15 Germany Manfred Fischer Honda +1 Lap 1
16 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki +1 Lap
17 Germany Franz Holzmeier Honda +1 Lap
18 Austria Josef Doppler Honda +1 Lap
19 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +1 Lap
20 Germany Georg Robert Jung Honda +1 Lap
21 Germany Helmut Schutz Honda +1 Lap
Ret Italy Alessandro Valesi Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Moreno Vacondio Suzuki Retirement
Ret United States Randy Mamola Cagiva Retirement
Ret Switzerland Chris Buerki Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Marco Papa Honda Retirement
Ret Switzerland Marco Gentile Honda Retirement
Ret France Christian Sarron Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Daniel Amatriain Honda Retirement
Ret Australia Wayne Gardner Fior Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Honda Retirement


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