1998 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1998 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Catalunya 1995-2003.svg
Date 20 September 1998
Official name GP Marlboro de Catalunya
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Course Permanent racing facility
4.727 km (2.937 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé
Time 1:45.583
Fastest lap
Rider Brazil Alex Barros
Time 1:46.810
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Japan Norick Abe
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:47.457
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:47.585
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Loris Capirossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli
Time 1:52.641
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Mirko Giansanti
Time 1:53.142
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Japan Masao Azuma

The 1998 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 20 September 1998 at the Circuit de Catalunya.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 25 44:53.264 4 25
2 2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 25 +1.974 6 20
3 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 25 +8.260 9 16
4 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 25 +20.865 10 13
5 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 25 +22.967 16 11
6 8 Spain Carlos Checa Honda 25 +24.933 12 10
7 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 25 +25.764 3 9
8 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 25 +28.571 14 8
9 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 25 +41.368 11 7
10 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas KR3 25 +41.373 7 6
11 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 25 +48.310 5 5
12 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 25 +50.942 17 4
13 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 25 +1:10.545 13 3
14 23 United States Matt Wait Honda 25 +1:14.721 23 2
15 88 United Kingdom Scott Smart Honda 25 +1:14.779 22 1
16 43 Italy Paolo Tessari Paton 24 +1 lap 25
Ret 42 Australia Craig Connell Honda 18 Retirement 21
Ret 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 12 Retirement 20
Ret 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Honda 12 Retirement 24
Ret 77 Switzerland Eskil Suter MuZ 11 Accident 18
Ret 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 6 Accident 19
Ret 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 1 Retirement 1
Ret 12 France Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha 0 Collision 8
Ret 27 Japan Katsuaki Fujiwara Suzuki 0 Collision 15
DSQ 6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 18 Disqualified 2

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 23 41:48.737 2 25
2 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 23 +3.922 5 20
3 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 23 +14.048 1 16
4 19 France Olivier Jacque Honda 23 +17.698 6 13
5 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 23 +29.855 4 11
6 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 23 +38.668 10 10
7 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 23 +38.701 8 9
8 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 23 +38.926 20 8
9 21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha 23 +39.048 13 7
10 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 23 +46.392 14 6
11 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 23 +46.431 17 5
12 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 23 +46.953 15 4
13 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 23 +49.845 12 3
14 18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 23 +51.142 7 2
15 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 23 +1:09.499 19 1
16 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha 23 +1:12.604 16
17 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 23 +1:18.459 23
18 45 Italy Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 23 +1:18.836 21
19 22 France Matthieu Lagrive Honda 23 +1:36.751 25
20 92 Spain David García Honda 23 +1:49.034 24
21 74 Spain Lucas Oliver Bultó Honda 22 +1 lap 29
22 94 Spain David Ortega Honda 22 +1 lap 28
Ret 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 19 Accident 11
Ret 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 17 Retirement 22
Ret 34 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 14 Retirement 3
Ret 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 14 Accident 27
Ret 93 Spain Iván Silva Honda 13 Retirement 30
Ret 58 Spain Eustaquio Gavira Honda 6 Retirement 26
Ret 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 6 Retirement 9
Ret 14 Italy Davide Bulega ERP Honda 6 Retirement 18

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 22 42:10.704 2 25
2 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 22 +0.079 6 20
3 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 22 +0.096 3 16
4 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 22 +0.172 11 13
5 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 22 +0.336 1 11
6 2 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 22 +0.724 14 10
7 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 22 +0.942 7 9
8 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 22 +1.027 12 8
9 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 22 +1.062 4 7
10 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 22 +1.540 13 6
11 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 22 +1.737 9 5
12 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 22 +2.063 16 4
13 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 22 +2.607 8 3
14 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 22 +3.046 10 2
15 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda 22 +5.025 18 1
16 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 22 +14.337 19
17 60 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 22 +14.503 15
18 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 22 +16.024 22
19 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 22 +23.779 24
20 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 22 +33.882 17
21 19 Italy Andrea Ballerini Yamaha 22 +33.932 25
22 79 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 22 +37.248 26
23 71 Spain Josep Sarda Honda 22 +47.529 29
24 65 Italy Andrea Iommi Honda 22 +47.597 23
25 58 Spain Álvaro Molina Honda 22 +47.856 21
Ret 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 20 Retirement 20
Ret 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 15 Accident 5
Ret 73 Spain Iván Martínez Aprilia 13 Retirement 27
Ret 70 Spain Adrián Araujo Aprilia 1 Accident 28
DNS 14 Italy Federico Cerroni Aprilia


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