1998 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Italy  1998 Italian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Mugello Racing Circuit track map.svg
Date 15 May 1998
Official Name Gran Premio Q8 d'Italia
Location Mugello Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
5.245 km (3.259 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:53.282
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:53.342
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Second Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia
Time 1:54.683
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia
Time 1:55.467
Podium
First Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Time 2:00.419
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda
Time 2:00.966
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako Honda
Second Italy Marco Melandri Honda
Third Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda

The 1998 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 15 May 1998 at the Mugello Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 23 43:55.307 1 25
2 6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 23 +5.935 3 20
3 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 23 +13.141 5 16
4 8 Spain Carlos Checa Honda 23 +19.647 4 13
5 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 23 +19.826 6 11
6 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 23 +21.881 7 10
7 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 23 +22.626 11 9
8 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 23 +24.235 8 8
9 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 23 +27.943 2 7
10 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 23 +40.767 10 6
11 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 23 +47.331 19 5
12 21 Japan Kyoji Nanba Yamaha 23 +59.623 16 4
13 18 Australia Garry McCoy Honda 23 +1:04.004 9 3
14 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 23 +1:09.319 14 2
15 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 23 +1:14.294 17 1
16 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 23 +1:15.781 18
17 25 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 23 +1:16.909 12
18 77 Switzerland Eskil Suter MuZ 23 +2:02.092 20
19 88 United Kingdom Scott Smart Honda 22 +1 lap 22
20 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Honda 22 +1 lap 24
Ret 63 Italy Gianmaria Liverani Paton 21 Retirement 23
Ret 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 15 Retirement 15
Ret 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas KR3 11 Retirement 13
Ret 23 United States Matt Wait Honda 0 Accident 21
DNQ 2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 34 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 21 40:59.049 3 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 21 +5.701 4 20
3 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 21 +7.625 1 16
4 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 21 +10.029 2 13
5 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 21 +47.830 13 11
6 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 21 +48.205 12 10
7 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 21 +49.376 11 9
8 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 21 +50.080 8 8
9 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha 21 +50.161 16 7
10 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 21 +52.738 15 6
11 21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha 21 +54.241 17 5
12 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 21 +54.306 18 4
13 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama ERP Honda 21 +1:50.752 23 3
14 14 Italy Davide Bulega Honda 21 +1:53.990 22 2
15 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 21 +2:22.611 24 1
16 20 France William Costes Honda 20 +1 lap 21
Ret 18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 19 Accident 19
Ret 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 19 Retirement 7
Ret 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 14 Accident 10
Ret 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 11 Retirement 14
Ret 19 France Olivier Jacque Honda 10 Retirement 6
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 6 Retirement 20
Ret 11 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 2 Retirement 5
Ret 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 1 Accident 9
DNS 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 20 40:53.306 3 25
2 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 20 +0.044 8 20
3 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 20 +0.201 5 16
4 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 20 +3.152 2 13
5 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 20 +8.162 7 11
6 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 20 +8.195 14 10
7 2 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 20 +10.097 1 9
8 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda 20 +12.745 11 8
9 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 20 +12.757 13 7
10 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 20 +24.284 10 6
11 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 20 +24.388 18 5
12 18 Italy Paolo Tessari Aprilia 20 +24.415 6 4
13 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 20 +25.393 15 3
14 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 20 +31.066 16 2
15 64 Italy Claudio Cipriani Aprilia 20 +49.419 19 1
16 59 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 20 +52.007 21
17 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda 20 +1:01.180 20
18 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 20 +1:01.801 24
19 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 20 +1:04.438 25
20 63 Switzerland Marco Tresoldi Aprilia 20 +1:12.177 23
Ret 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 19 Collision 9
Ret 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 19 Collision 12
Ret 65 Italy Andrea Iommi Honda 14 Retirement 27
Ret 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 11 Retirement 22
Ret 16 Italy Christian Manna Yamaha 5 Accident 26
Ret 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 4 Retirement 4
Ret 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 4 Retirement 17


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