1998 City of Imola motorcycle Grand Prix

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Italy  1998 City of Imola Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 6 September 1998
Official Name Gran Premio Cirio "Città di Imola"
Location Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
Course Permanent racing facility
4.909 km (3.050 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider France Jean-Michel Bayle
Time 1:49.345
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:49.556
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Spain Àlex Crivillé
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:53.560
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:52.533
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Italy Stefano Perugini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:59.795
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tomomi Manako
Time 1:58.880
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Japan Masao Azuma

The 1998 City of Imola motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 6 September 1998 at Imola.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 25 46:00.092 3 25
2 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 25 +6.564 6 20
3 6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 25 +9.721 4 16
4 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 25 +11.244 2 13
5 12 France Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha 25 +21.672 1 11
6 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 25 +28.407 5 10
7 2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 25 +36.627 9 9
8 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 25 +36.876 13 8
9 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 25 +37.332 11 7
10 8 Spain Carlos Checa Honda 25 +47.677 12 6
11 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 25 +55.890 15 5
12 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 25 +57.040 7 4
13 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 25 +58.878 8 3
14 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas KR3 25 +1:06.104 10 2
15 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 25 +1:18.308 16 1
16 27 Japan Katsuaki Fujiwara Suzuki 25 +1:19.432 19
17 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 25 +1:28.491 18
18 23 United States Matt Wait Honda 25 +1:50.817 20
19 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Honda 24 +1 Lap 23
Ret 77 Switzerland Eskil Suter MuZ 18 Retirement 14
Ret 26 France Bernard Garcia Honda 16 Retirement 22
Ret 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 15 Retirement 21
Ret 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 12 Retirement 17
Ret 88 United Kingdom Scott Smart Honda 12 Retirement 24
Ret 43 Italy Paolo Tessari Paton 7 Retirement 25

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 23 43:43.815 5 25
2 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 23 +2.687 3 20
3 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 23 +4.175 6 16
4 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 23 +6.524 4 13
5 19 France Olivier Jacque Honda 23 +29.180 2 11
6 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 23 +31.615 11 10
7 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 23 +32.948 15 9
8 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 23 +33.614 10 8
9 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 23 +35.892 7 7
10 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 23 +39.595 1 6
11 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha 23 +53.590 14 5
12 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 23 +53.998 19 4
13 21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha 23 +54.686 20 3
14 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 23 +56.383 12 2
15 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 23 +1:00.924 13 1
16 14 Italy Davide Bulega ERP Honda 23 +1:13.181 16
17 45 Italy Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 23 +1:16.205 21
18 18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 23 +1:25.369 17
19 48 Italy Igor Antonelli Aprilia 23 +1:29.514 22
20 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 23 +1:33.768 24
21 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 23 +1:35.296 23
22 22 France Matthieu Lagrive Honda 23 +1:38.260 25
23 49 Italy Filippo Cotti Honda 23 +1:42.065 26
24 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 22 +1 lap 27
Ret 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 6 Accident 9
Ret 34 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 1 Accident 8
Ret 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 0 Retirement 18

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 21 42:05.831 2 25
2 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 21 +0.087 1 20
3 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 21 +10.394 8 16
4 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 21 +10.466 7 13
5 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 21 +22.699 4 11
6 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 21 +26.133 22 10
7 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 21 +26.546 3 9
8 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 21 +28.161 12 8
9 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 21 +30.584 23 7
10 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 21 +48.516 14 6
11 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda 21 +48.656 17 5
12 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 23 +1:02.010 10 4
13 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 23 +1:12.085 13 3
14 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +1:12.085 11 2
15 49 Italy Andrea Zappa Honda 21 +1:12.408 18 1
16 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 21 +1:13.006 25
17 48 Italy Max Sabbatani Honda 21 +1:16.643 21
18 14 Italy Federico Cerroni Aprilia 21 +1:24.081 20
19 65 Italy Andrea Iommi Honda 21 +1:33.199 24
Ret 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 17 Accident 6
Ret 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 16 Retirement 19
Ret 63 Switzerland Marco Tresoldi Honda 14 Accident 27
Ret 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 14 Accident 9
Ret 59 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 10 Retirement 26
Ret 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 4 Accident 5
Ret 47 Italy Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 2 Retirement 16
Ret 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 0 Retirement 15
DNS 52 Japan Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda
DNS 55 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Honda
DNS 16 Italy Christian Manna Yamaha


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