1988 Yugoslavian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia  1988 Yugoslavian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 17 July 1988
Location Rijeka
Course Permanent racing facility
4.168 km (2.590 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Podium
First Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Second France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Third United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Sito Pons Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Podium
First Spain Sito Pons Honda
Second Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Third France Dominique Sarron Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Corrado Catalano Aprilia
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Italy Ezio Gianola Honda
Third Belgium Lucio Pietroniro Honda
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Germany Peter Öttl Krauser
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé Derbi

The 1988 Yugoslavian motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 15–17 July 1988 at the Rijeka circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Eddie Lawson dislocates his shoulder in practice, but starts the race against doctor’s orders. He’s 34 points ahead of Wayne Gardner.

Christian Sarron gets his 4th pole in a row, but Wayne Rainey gets the start from Gardner, Kevin Magee, et al.

Gardner through to 1st, then it’s Rainey, Sarron, Magee and Niall Mackenzie.

Gardner and Sarron get a gap to Rainey and Magee, with Randy Mamola in a close 5th.

Gardner's 3rd win in a row, and he's now 20 points from Lawson.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +45:44.146 20
2 France Christian Sarron Yamaha 17
3 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha 15
4 United States Randy Mamola Cagiva 13
5 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha 11
6 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha 10
7 Japan Shunji Yatsushiro Honda 9
8 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Suzuki 8
9 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Elf Honda 7
10 United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha 6
11 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda 5
12 France Patrick Igoa Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13 United Kingdom Donnie McLeod Honda +1 Lap 3
14 United States Mike Baldwin Honda +1 Lap 2
15 Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Honda +1 Lap 1
16 San Marino Fabio Barchitta Honda +1 Lap
17 Italy Fabio Biliotti Honda +1 Lap
18 Austria Karl Truchsess Shell +1 Lap
19 Spain Daniel Amatriain Honda +1 Lap
20 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Honda +1 Lap
21 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki +1 Lap
22 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Silvo Habat Honda +2 Laps
23 Switzerland Wolfgang von Muralt Suzuki +2 Laps
24 France Jean Luc Demierre Suzuki +2 Laps
25 Germany Georg Robert Jung Honda +2 Laps
26 Germany Helmut Schutz Honda +2 Laps
Ret Netherlands Maarten Duyzers Honda Retirement
Ret Switzerland Marco Gentile Fior Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Michael Rudroff Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Alessandro Valesi Honda Retirement
Ret Australia Malcolm Campbell Elf Honda Retirement
Ret France Raymond Roche Cagiva Retirement
Ret Finland Ari Ramo Honda Retirement
Ret Czech Republic Pavel Dekanek Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Marco Papa Honda Retirement


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