1998 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Malaysia  1998 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Johor Circuit.png
Date 19 April 1998
Official Name Marlboro Malaysian Grand Prix
Location Johor Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
3.86 km (2.382 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:28.225
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:29.636
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Second Spain Carlos Checa Honda
Third Italy Max Biaggi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia
Time 1:30.395
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia
Time 1:30.897
Podium
First Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia
Second Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda
Third France Olivier Jacque Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Time 1:34.516
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Masao Azuma Honda
Time 1:34.782
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda
Third Japan Tomomi Manako Honda

The 1998 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 19 April 1998 at the Johor Circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 30 45:15.533 1 25
2 8 Spain Carlos Checa Honda 30 +2.634 3 20
3 6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 30 +4.410 2 16
4 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 30 +10.619 17 13
5 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 30 +13.079 9 11
6 25 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 30 +19.382 5 10
7 52 Japan Norihiko Fujiwara Yamaha 30 +41.494 12 9
8 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 30 +48.970 18 8
9 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 30 +52.131 13 7
10 18 Australia Garry McCoy Honda 30 +1:00.294 16 6
11 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas KR3 30 +1:20.245 19 5
12 23 United States Matt Wait Honda 30 +1:23.599 21 4
13 22 France Sébastien Gimbert Honda 30 +1:34.532 20 3
Ret 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 11 Accident 15
Ret 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 6 Accident 7
Ret 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 3 Accident 8
Ret 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Honda 3 Retirement 22
Ret 21 Japan Kyoji Nanba Yamaha 1 Accident 4
Ret 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 1 Accident 14
Ret 53 South Africa Russel Wood Honda 1 Accident 23
Ret 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 0 Accident 11
Ret 2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 0 Accident 6
Ret 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 0 Retirement 10
DNS 7 Italy Doriano Romboni MuZ Injury
OFFICIAL 500cc REPORT

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 28 42:55.302 5 25
2 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 28 +1.259 7 20
3 19 France Olivier Jacque Honda 28 +12.166 4 16
4 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 28 +15.887 8 13
5 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 28 +18.934 3 11
6 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 28 +19.162 10 10
7 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 28 +21.821 9 9
8 11 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 28 +24.109 1 8
9 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 28 +26.216 6 7
10 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 28 +34.541 11 6
11 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 28 +40.510 14 5
12 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 28 +45.201 13 4
13 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 28 +45.397 19 3
14 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 28 +47.662 17 2
15 18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 28 +1:13.683 16 1
16 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 28 +1:26.065 22
17 56 Malaysia Shahrol Yuzy Honda 28 +1:31.633 23
Ret 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 27 Accident 2
Ret 20 France William Costes Honda 18 Retirement 20
Ret 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 18 Accident 25
Ret 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 17 Retirement 15
Ret 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha 17 Retirement 18
Ret 14 Italy Davide Bulega Honda 14 Retirement 24
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 11 Retirement 12
Ret 21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha 2 Accident 21
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 26 41:34.332 1 25
2 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 26 +0.277 3 20
3 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 26 +1.902 6 16
4 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 26 +12.991 5 13
5 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 26 +14.086 2 11
6 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 26 +31.874 4 10
7 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda 26 +36.955 10 9
8 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 26 +37.508 13 8
9 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 26 +39.492 9 7
10 21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 26 +42.748 20 6
11 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 26 +44.743 18 5
12 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 26 +44.950 11 4
13 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 26 +56.948 7 3
14 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 26 +58.446 22 2
15 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 26 +1:01.914 15 1
16 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 26 +1:02.499 17
17 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 26 +1:03.953 14
18 18 Italy Paolo Tessari Aprilia 26 +1:20.527 19
Ret 11 Spain José Ramírez Aprilia 7 Retirement 21
Ret 16 Italy Christian Manna Yamaha 7 Retirement 24
Ret 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 3 Accident 8
Ret 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 2 Retirement 16
Ret 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 0 Accident 12
Ret 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 0 Retirement 26
DNS 56 Malaysia Magilai Meganathan Honda 0 Did not start 25
DSQ 19 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 8 Disqualified 23
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT


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1998 Japanese Grand Prix
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1998 Spanish Grand Prix
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1997 Malaysian Grand Prix
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1999 Malaysian Grand Prix