1998 German motorcycle Grand Prix

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Germany  1998 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 19 July 1998
Official Name Polini Motorrad GP Deutschland
Location Sachsenring
Course Permanent racing facility
3.508 km (2.180 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:27.894
Fastest lap
Rider Brazil Alex Barros
Time 1:28.381
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:28.684
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:28.625
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada
Second United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams
Third Italy Valentino Rossi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:30.793
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tomomi Manako
Time 1:30.838
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako
Second France Arnaud Vincent
Third Italy Roberto Locatelli

The 1998 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 19 July 1998 at the Sachsenring.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 31 46:00.876 3 25
2 6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 31 +2.873 1 20
3 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 31 +11.379 7 16
4 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 31 +11.533 6 13
5 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 31 +19.093 4 11
6 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas KR3 31 +30.087 2 10
7 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 31 +34.881 11 9
8 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 31 +35.033 10 8
9 21 Japan Kyoji Nanba Yamaha 31 +46.078 13 7
10 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 31 +48.684 12 6
11 39 Spain Gregorio Lavilla Honda 31 +58.019 17 5
12 26 France Bernard Garcia Honda 39 +1:03.165 19 4
13 77 Switzerland Eskil Suter MuZ 39 +1:10.827 14 3
14 72 United States Matt Wait Honda 39 +1:10.941 18 2
15 72 Spain Fernando Cristóbal Honda 39 +1:31.896 20 1
16 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Honda 30 +1 lap 21
Ret 18 Australia Garry McCoy Honda 30 Retirement 15
Ret 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 29 Retirement 9
Ret 88 United Kingdom Scott Smart Honda 25 Retirement 16
Ret 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 11 Accident 5
Ret 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 5 Accident 8
DNQ 60 Germany Jörg Schöllhorn Honda

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 30 44:43.421 1 25
2 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 30 +9.033 7 20
3 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 30 +9.267 4 16
4 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 30 +10.611 2 13
5 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 30 +38.261 8 11
6 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 30 +43.611 10 10
7 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 30 +45.243 13 9
8 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 30 +45.702 16 8
9 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 30 +49.915 12 7
10 66 Germany Alex Hofmann Honda 30 +51.523 11 6
11 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 30 +54.914 18 5
12 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha 30 +1:20.499 17 4
13 14 Italy Davide Bulega ERP Honda 30 +1:23.418 20 3
14 33 United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Yamaha 30 +1:23.915 14 2
15 84 Germany Mike Baldinger Honda 29 +1 lap 24 1
Ret 86 Germany Markus Ober Honda 13 Accident 21
Ret 85 Germany Mathias Neukirchen Aprilia 13 Accident 25
Ret 20 France William Costes Honda 10 Retirement 23
Ret 47 Italy Ivan Clementi Yamaha 9 Accident 19
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 6 Accident 15
Ret 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 4 Accident 3
Ret 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 4 Retirement 9
Ret 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 3 Accident 5
Ret 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 3 Accident 6
Ret 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 0 Accident 22
Ret 87 Germany Adrian Schmidt Honda 0 Accident 26
DNS 11 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia
DNS 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama ERP Honda
DNQ 68 France Julien Allemand Honda

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 29 44:37.947 6 25
2 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 29 +16.513 18 20
3 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 29 +24.754 9 16
4 52 Japan Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 29 +24.771 11 13
5 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 29 +25.778 8 11
6 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 29 +28.862 16 10
7 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 29 +37.703 2 9
8 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 29 +39.681 10 8
9 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 29 +41.147 7 7
10 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 29 +49.449 15 6
11 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 29 +54.783 23 5
12 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 29 +54.868 19 4
13 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 29 +55.292 1 3
14 65 Italy Andrea Iommi Honda 29 +55.350 21 2
15 16 Italy Christian Manna Yamaha 29 +58.319 25 1
16 85 Germany Klaus Nöhles Honda 29 +1:09.226 20
17 14 Italy Federico Cerroni Aprilia 29 +1:17.974 17
18 84 Germany Reinhard Stolz Honda 29 +1:27.436 24
19 86 Germany Oliver Perschke Yamaha 29 +1:28.176 27
20 87 Germany Dirk Heidolf Honda 29 +1:29.205 28
Ret 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 10 Retirement 14
Ret 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 9 Accident 4
Ret 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 9 Accident 3
Ret 59 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 8 Accident 22
Ret 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 7 Accident 5
Ret 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 7 Accident 12
Ret 88 Germany Maik Stief Yamaha 6 Retirement 26
Ret 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 3 Accident 13
DNS 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda
DNS 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda


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