1988 Czechoslovak motorcycle Grand Prix

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Czechoslovakia  1988 Czechoslovak Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Brno (formerly Masarykův okruh).svg
Date 28 August 1988
Location Masaryk Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
5.403 km (3.357 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Podium
First Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Second United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Third United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Dominique Sarron Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Podium
First Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Second Spain Sito Pons Honda
Third Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Spain Julián Miralles Honda
Third Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Krauser
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé Derbi
Sidecars
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Passenger Switzerland Kurt Waltisperg
Fastest lap
Rider Netherlands Egbert Streuer LCR-Yamaha
Passenger Netherlands Bernard Schnieders
Podium
First United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser
United Kingdom Gavin Simmons
Second Netherlands Egbert Streuer LCR-Yamaha
Netherlands Bernard Schnieders
Third Switzerland Markus Egloff LCR-ADM
Switzerland Urs Egloff

The 1988 Czechoslovak motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 26–28 August 1988 at the Masaryk Circuit located in Brno, Czechoslovakia.

500 cc race report[edit]

Wayne Gardner on pole. Wayne Rainey gets a good start, but Tadahiko Taira gets the first turn.

At the end of the first lap, it’s Gardner, Taira, Christian Sarron, Rainey, and Eddie Lawson in 7th. Lawson needs to finish behind Gardner to win the championship.

Gardner is getting a gap, but Lawson has moved to 2nd, while Sarron highsides out.

After the race there's a dispute between Lawson and Rainey, Lawson perhaps angry that Team Roberts wasn’t playing by the Yamaha team book with Rainey making 2nd place so difficult to get.

Rumors were also that Lawson and team manager Giacomo Agostini were about to split, and Lawson would be going to Rothmans Honda with Gardner.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda 49:11.060 20
2 United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha +1.910 17
3 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +2.480 15
4 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda +15.680 13
5 Japan Tadahiko Taira Yamaha +19.910 11
6 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Honda +29.440 10
7 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Elf Honda +57.440 9
8 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Suzuki +58.240 8
9 France Patrick Igoa Yamaha +59.360 7
10 San Marino Fabio Barchitta Honda +1:45.960 6
11 Switzerland Marco Gentile Fior +1:45.960 5
12 Italy Marco Papa Honda +2:00.440 4
13 Italy Alessandro Valesi Honda +2:00.640 3
14 Sweden Peter Linden Honda +1 Lap 2
15 Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Honda +1 Lap 1
16 Italy Fabio Biliotti Honda +1 Lap
17 Switzerland Wolfgang von Muralt Suzuki +1 Lap
18 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Silvo Habat Honda +1 Lap
19 Germany Manfred Fischer Honda +1 Lap
20 France Rachel Nicotte Honda +1 Lap
21 Austria Karl Truchsess Honda +1 Lap
22 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +1 Lap
23 Denmark Claus Wulff Honda +1 Lap
24 Czech Republic Pavel Dekanek Honda +1 Lap
Ret Austria Josef Doppler Honda Retirement
Ret France Christian Sarron Yamaha Retirement
Ret Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Daniel Amatriain Honda Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Roger Burnett Honda Retirement
Ret United States Randy Mamola Cagiva Retirement
Ret Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Raymond Roche Cagiva Retirement
Ret Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha Retirement
Ret Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Damon Buckmaster Honda Retirement
Ret United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Retirement


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