1988 Expo 92 motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1988 Expo 92 Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuito de Jerez (1985-1992).svg
Date 1 May 1988
Location Circuito de Jerez
Course Permanent racing facility
4.218 km (2.621 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Podium
First United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Second United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Third Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Carlos Lavado Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Podium
First Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Second Japan Masahiro Shimizu Honda
Third Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Krauser
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Spain Manuel Herreros Derbi
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé Derbi
Sidecars
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Passenger Switzerland Kurt Waltisperg
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser
Passenger United Kingdom Tony Hewitt
Podium
First Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Switzerland Kurt Waltisperg
Second Netherlands Egbert Streuer LCR-Yamaha
Netherlands Bernard Schnieders
Third United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser
United Kingdom Tony Hewitt

The 1988 "Expo 92" Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 29 April–1 May 1988 at the Jerez circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Eddie Lawson on pole. Wayne Rainey got the start from Lawson and Kevin Schwantz.

Schwantz passed Lawson at the final hairpin, and after the first lap, the order was Rainey, Schwantz, Lawson, Christian Sarron and Kevin Magee.

Schwantz tried to close the gap to Rainey, but started to look behind him more than usual, and it seemed his Suzuki was having problems. Magee 3rd ahead of Lawson. Schwantz quickly dropped to 4th and looked at his rear wheel; he soon headed into the pits.

Lawson fought back and swapped the lead with Magee and then went after Rainey.

Catching up to Rainey who had led for 27 laps, Lawson had a very hard time getting past, but finally managed it.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha 53:47.990 20
2 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +1.640 17
3 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha +7.670 15
4 France Christian Sarron Yamaha +7.790 13
5 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +28.630 11
6 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha +30.520 10
7 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Honda +1:12.030 9
8 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Suzuki +1:37.420 8
9 Italy Marco Papa Honda +1 Lap 7
10 Italy Alessandro Valesi Honda +1 Lap 6
11 Spain Daniel Amatriain Honda +1 Lap 5
12 United Kingdom Steve Manley Suzuki +1 Lap 4
13 France Rachel Nicotte Honda +1 Lap 3
14 Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Honda +1 Lap 2
15 Netherlands Maarten Duyzers Honda +1 Lap 1
16 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +2 Laps
17 Austria Josef Doppler Honda +2 Laps
18 United Kingdom Ian Pratt Suzuki +2 Laps
Ret Japan Shunji Yatsushiro Honda Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Ron Haslam Elf Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Moreno Vacondio Suzuki Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Tony Carey Suzuki Retirement
Ret France Raymond Roche Cagiva Retirement
Ret Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Suzuki Retirement
Ret Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Retirement
Ret United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Retirement
Ret Switzerland Marco Gentile Fior Retirement


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