1988 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1988 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuito Permanente del Jarama 1980.svg
Date 24 April 1988
Location Circuito del Jarama
Course Permanent racing facility
3.404 km (2.115 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha
First Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha
Second United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Third Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Carlos Cardús Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Sito Pons Yamaha
First Spain Sito Pons Honda
Second Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Third France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Spain Julián Miralles Honda
Third Italy Gaston Grassetti Honda
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé Derbi
First Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Krauser
Second Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé Derbi

The 1988 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 22–24 April 1988 at the Jarama circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Kevin Magee was on pole. Eddie Lawson got the lead at the first turn from Raymond Roche, Pierfrancesco Chili, et al. At the end of the first lap, Lawson had a gap from Christian Sarron, Wayne Gardner and Magee. Magee moved into 2nd and started to close the gap to Lawson; he managed to pass and took the win by a few lengths.

After 21 years, this would be the last Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix on the Jarama circuit. The event would move back to Jerez, where it has stayed permanently ever since.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha 54:52.476 20
2 United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha +0.526 17
3 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +11.625 15
4 France Christian Sarron Yamaha +17.452 13
5 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Honda +26.990 11
6 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +39.743 10
7 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda +1:12.080 9
8 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha +1:12.903 8
9 Japan Shunji Yatsushiro Honda +1 Lap 7
10 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Elf Honda +1 Lap 6
11 France Raymond Roche Cagiva +1 Lap 5
12 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Suzuki +1 Lap 4
13 Italy Alessandro Valesi Honda +1 Lap 3
14 Spain Daniel Amatriain Honda +1 Lap 2
15 Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Honda +1 Lap 1
16 United Kingdom Steve Manley Suzuki +1 Lap
17 France Rachel Nicotte Honda +1 Lap
18 San Marino Fabio Barchitta Honda +2 Laps
19 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +2 Laps
20 France Jean Luc Demierre Suzuki +2 Laps
21 Netherlands Maarten Duyzers Honda +2 Laps
22 Switzerland Chris Buerki Honda +1 Lap
Ret United Kingdom Ian Pratt Suzuki Retirement
Ret United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Retirement
Ret Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Honda Retirement
Ret Switzerland Marco Gentile Fior Retirement
Ret Italy Marco Papa Honda Retirement
Ret Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Retirement
Ret Italy Fabio Biliotti Paton Retirement
Ret Switzerland Wolfgang von Muralt Suzuki Retirement
Ret Germany Gustav Reiner Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Vincenzo Cascino Honda Retirement
Ret France Claude Albert Suzuki Retirement
Ret United States Mike Baldwin Honda Retirement

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