1998 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix

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Argentina  1998 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Autodromo Gálvez moto.png
Date 25 October 1998
Official Name Gran Premio Marlboro de Argentina
Location Buenos Aires
Course Permanent racing facility
4.350 km (2.70 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:44.193
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tadayuki Okada
Time 1:44.122
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Brazil Alex Barros
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:45.568
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:45.473
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third France Olivier Jacque
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:50.550
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma
Time 1:49.917
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Italy Lucio Cecchinello

The 1998 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix was the last round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 25 October 1998 at the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez in Buenos Aires.

This race was known as being the final 500 cc victory for legendary Australian Mick Doohan.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 27 47:07.332 1 25
2 2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 27 +4.762 2 20
3 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 27 +5.590 8 16
4 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 27 +27.685 17 13
5 6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 27 +30.254 14 11
6 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 27 +30.441 5 10
7 12 France Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha 27 +30.647 6 9
8 8 Spain Carlos Checa Honda 27 +30.944 3 8
9 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 27 +32.808 4 7
10 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 27 +41.714 10 6
11 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas 27 +46.746 11 5
12 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 27 +48.264 13 4
13 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 27 +1:02.063 16 3
14 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 27 +1:03.255 15 2
15 18 Germany Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 27 +1:06.271 12 1
16 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 27 +1:27.889 18
17 23 United States Matt Wait Honda 27 +1:27.960 20
18 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 27 +1:28.404 19
19 42 Australia Craig Connell Honda 26 +1 lap 21
20 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Honda 26 +1 lap 23
21 71 Argentina Juan Pablo Gianini Honda 26 +1 lap 24
Ret 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 17 Accident 7
Ret 20 Italy Luca Cadalora MuZ 13 Retirement 9
DNS 88 United Kingdom Scott Smart Honda 0 Did not start 22

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 25 44:26.581 3 25
2 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 25 +5.360 1 20
3 19 France Olivier Jacque Honda 25 +27.096 2 16
4 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 25 +27.451 6 13
5 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 25 +30.820 16 11
6 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 25 +41.816 9 10
7 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 25 +42.555 8 9
8 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 25 +42.708 11 8
9 21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha 25 +43.148 7 7
10 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 25 +52.505 15 6
11 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 25 +54.131 12 5
12 14 Italy Davide Bulega ERP Honda 25 +1:07.509 19 4
13 45 Italy Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 25 +1:12.506 18 3
14 18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 25 +1:35.028 17 2
15 82 United Kingdom Woolsey Coulter Honda 25 +1:37.371 21 1
16 22 France Matthieu Lagrive Honda 25 +1:42.817 23
17 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 25 +1:45.353 24
18 97 Argentina Diego Ruabén Honda 24 +1 lap 25
19 96 Argentina Leandro Mulet Yamaha 24 +1 lap 27
20 98 Argentina Gabriel Borgmann Yamaha 24 +1 lap 28
Ret 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 24 Accident 4
Ret 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 23 Retirement 13
Ret 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 19 Accident 22
Ret 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha 18 Accident 20
Ret 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 12 Retirement 5
Ret 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 11 Retirement 10
Ret 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 10 Retirement 14
Ret 95 Argentina Matías Ríos Yamaha 1 Retirement 26

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 23 42:43.976 8 25
2 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 23 +0.566 2 20
3 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 23 +1.137 16 16
4 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 23 +1.191 10 13
5 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 23 +16.111 3 11
6 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 23 +16.314 4 10
7 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 23 +21.921 7 9
8 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 23 +22.833 13 8
9 2 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 23 +23.597 11 7
10 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 23 +23.922 15 6
11 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 23 +23.958 14 5
12 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 23 +27.543 12 4
13 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda 23 +27.720 6 3
14 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 23 +27.822 22 2
15 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +42.461 5 1
16 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 23 +52.756 21
17 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +54.889 20
18 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 23 +55.022 19
19 94 Brazil Cristiano Irias-Vieira Honda 22 +1 lap 26
20 97 Brazil Sílvio César Zequim Honda 22 +1 lap 27
Ret 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 10 Accident 1
Ret 16 Italy Christian Manna Yamaha 7 Retirement 24
Ret 65 Italy Andrea Iommi Honda 6 Accident 18
Ret 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 5 Accident 23
Ret 14 Italy Federico Cerroni Aprilia 5 Retirement 25
Ret 59 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 2 Retirement 17
DNS 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 9
DNQ 95 Brazil César Barros Honda


Previous race:
1998 Australian Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1998 season
Next race:
1999 Malaysian Grand Prix
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1995 Argentine Grand Prix
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