1998 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Australia  1998 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date 4 October 1998
Official Name Qantas Australian Grand Prix
Location Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
4.448 km (2.764 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:33.162
Fastest lap
Rider New Zealand Simon Crafar
Time 1:33.868
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second New Zealand Simon Crafar
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:35.025
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:35.253
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third France Olivier Jacque
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:40.490
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jerónimo Vidal
Time 1:40.166
Podium
First Japan Masao Azuma
Second Japan Tomomi Manako
Third Italy Marco Melandri

The 1998 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 4 October 1998 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 27 42:42.511 1 25
2 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 27 +0.818 4 20
3 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 27 +2.684 7 16
4 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 27 +2.727 5 13
5 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 27 +9.060 9 11
6 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 27 +12.961 11 10
7 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 27 +13.056 8 9
8 6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 27 +14.111 2 8
9 2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 27 +36.458 6 7
10 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas KR3 27 +43.354 12 6
11 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 27 +1:01.109 15 5
12 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 27 +1:05.755 3 4
13 23 United States Matt Wait Honda 27 +1:07.659 17 3
14 33 Australia Mark Willis Suzuki 27 +1:10.720 14 2
15 88 United Kingdom Scott Smart Honda 27 +1:30.432 19 1
16 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 26 +1 lap 18
Ret 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 20 Retirement 20
Ret 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Honda 13 Retirement 22
Ret 42 Australia Craig Connell Honda 7 Retirement 16
Ret 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 6 Accident 10
Ret 18 Australia Garry McCoy Honda 4 Retirement 21
Ret 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 2 Accident 13
DNS 8 Spain Carlos Checa Honda

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 25 40:06.135 2 25
2 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 25 +1.339 1 20
3 19 France Olivier Jacque Honda 25 +1.421 6 16
4 50 Japan Shinya Nakano Yamaha 25 +8.451 3 13
5 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 25 +30.795 7 11
6 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 25 +31.875 8 10
7 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha 25 +42.304 11 9
8 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 25 +42.740 5 8
9 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 25 +42.773 15 7
10 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 25 +45.896 13 6
11 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 25 +47.896 16 5
12 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 25 +48.121 18 4
13 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 25 +1:16.123 21 3
14 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 25 +1:16.438 17 2
15 18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 25 +1:16.524 20 1
16 64 Australia Shaun Geronimi Yamaha 24 +1 lap 23
17 43 Australia David Horton Honda 24 +1 lap 25
18 22 France Matthieu Lagrive Honda 24 +1 lap 26
19 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 24 +1 lap 24
20 63 New Zealand Craig Frederickson Honda 24 +1 lap 28
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 18 Accident 19
Ret 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 16 Accident 14
Ret 21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha 16 Accident 10
Ret 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 16 Retirement 9
Ret 42 Australia William Strugnell Yamaha 15 Retirement 27
Ret 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 14 Accident 4
Ret 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 9 Retirement 12
Ret 14 Italy Davide Bulega ERP Honda 9 Retirement 22
DNS 15 Australia Martin Craggill Aprilia
DNQ 62 Australia Adam Brunskill Yamaha

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 23 38:56.336 4 25
2 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 23 +0.025 2 20
3 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 23 +0.044 1 16
4 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 23 +2.403 3 13
5 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +2.847 5 11
6 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 23 +4.683 17 10
7 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 23 +5.204 12 9
8 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 23 +12.758 9 8
9 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 23 +15.711 10 7
10 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 23 +22.620 19 6
11 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 23 +24.381 18 5
12 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 23 +24.415 6 4
13 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 23 +24.795 20 3
14 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda 23 +25.158 13 2
15 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +26.254 21 1
16 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 23 +28.938 16
17 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 23 +41.540 23
18 2 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 23 +41.615 11
19 19 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 23 +42.645 14
20 45 Australia Jay Taylor Honda 23 +54.654 24
21 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 23 +1:01.832 22
22 65 Italy Andrea Iommi Yamaha 23 +1:05.886 25
23 43 Australia Peter Galvin Honda 23 +1:18.589 27
Ret 44 Australia Judd Greedy Honda 22 Retirement 29
Ret 46 Australia Anthony West Honda 12 Accident 26
Ret 59 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 12 Accident 15
Ret 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 12 Retirement 8
Ret 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 2 Accident 7
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Romagnoli Aprilia 2 Retirement 28
DNS 42 Australia Chedryian Breslan Honda


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