1998 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1998 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Jerez.svg
Date 3 May 1998
Official Name Gran Premio Marlboro de España
Location Jerez
Course Permanent racing facility
4.428 km (2.751 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Carlos Checa Honda
Time 1:43.467
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda
Time 1:44.448
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda
Second Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Third Italy Max Biaggi Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia
Time 1:44.431
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia
Time 1:45.250
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia
Third France Olivier Jacque Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda
Time 1:49.281
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tomomi Manako Honda
Time 1:49.360
Podium
First Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia
Second Japan Tomomi Manako Honda
Third Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda

The 1998 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 3 May 1998 at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda 27 47:21.522 3 25
2 1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 27 +0.393 5 20
3 6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 27 +0.870 4 16
4 8 Spain Carlos Checa Honda 27 +2.368 1 13
5 9 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 27 +13.311 8 11
6 5 Japan Norick Abe Yamaha 27 +13.933 11 10
7 2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 27 +14.477 2 9
8 3 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 27 +24.127 10 8
9 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas KR3 27 +26.700 7 7
10 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 27 +29.597 9 6
11 19 United States John Kocinski Honda 27 +31.561 6 5
12 15 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 27 +36.141 12 4
13 11 New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha 27 +41.486 16 3
14 55 France Régis Laconi Yamaha 27 +54.947 13 2
15 18 Australia Garry McCoy Honda 27 +55.158 20 1
16 21 Japan Kyoji Nanba Yamaha 27 +1:01.172 14
17 22 France Sebastien Gimbert Honda 27 +1:05.910 19
18 17 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda 27 +1:10.801 18
19 25 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 27 +1:32.385 15
20 23 United States Matt Wait Honda 27 +1:33.597 21
21 88 United Kingdom Scott Smart Honda 26 +1 lap 22
22 58 Portugal Filisberto Teixeira Honda 26 +1 lap 24
Ret 57 Italy Fabio Carpani Honda 15 Retirement 23
Ret 14 Spain Juan Borja Honda 13 Retirement 17
OFFICIAL 500cc REPORT

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia 26 46:00.131 1 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia 26 +3.415 3 20
3 19 France Olivier Jacque Honda 26 +7.576 6 16
4 5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda 26 +8.186 8 13
5 34 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 26 +14.337 2 11
6 6 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 26 +24.939 10 10
7 4 Italy Stefano Perugini Honda 26 +28.435 9 9
8 7 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 26 +31.492 11 8
9 8 Spain Luis d'Antin Yamaha 26 +45.003 15 7
10 18 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 26 +45.558 16 6
11 37 Italy Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 26 +46.999 18 5
12 21 Italy Franco Battaini Yamaha 26 +49.032 20 4
13 44 Italy Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 26 +1:04.043 19 3
14 12 Japan Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 26 +1:07.866 17 2
15 20 France William Costes Honda 26 +1:37.376 22 1
16 25 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda 25 +1 Lap 23
17 59 Spain Ismael Bonilla Honda 25 +1 Lap 27
18 41 Argentina Federico Gartner Aprilia 25 +1 Lap 26
Ret 11 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 23 Retirement 5
Ret 24 United Kingdom Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 18 Accident 21
Ret 27 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 12 Retirement 12
Ret 17 Spain José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 9 Retirement 7
DSQ 31 Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 9 Disqualified 4
Ret 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 4 Accident 14
Ret 58 Spain Eustaquio Gavira Honda 4 Retirement 25
Ret 14 Italy Davide Bulega Honda 2 Retirement 24
Ret 60 Spain Agustín Escobar Honda 0 Retirement 28
Ret 9 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 0 Accident 13
DNQ 61 Spain Manuel Luque Yamaha Did not qualify
OFFICIAL 250cc REPORT

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 4 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 23 42:19.751 6 25
2 3 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda 23 +2.101 9 20
3 32 Italy Mirko Giansanti Honda 23 +2.229 2 16
4 20 Japan Masao Azuma Honda 23 +2.731 8 13
5 2 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 23 +8.516 4 11
6 39 Czech Republic Jaroslav Huleš Honda 23 +17.476 12 10
7 41 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha 23 +28.751 3 9
8 8 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 23 +28.950 5 8
9 23 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 23 +29.204 10 7
10 13 Italy Marco Melandri Honda 23 +29.237 13 6
11 9 France Frédéric Petit Honda 23 +35.679 17 5
12 5 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 23 +42.314 11 4
13 29 Spain Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 23 +42.872 24 3
14 21 France Arnaud Vincent Honda 23 +49.952 22 2
15 60 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 23 +52.822 26 1
16 22 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 23 +53.236 19
17 11 Spain José Ramírez Aprilia 23 +53.534 18
18 18 Italy Paolo Tessari Aprilia 23 +1:13.081 14
19 59 Spain Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 23 +1:14.135 25
Ret 19 Italy Andrea Ballerini Honda 16 Accident 20
Ret 17 Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha 11 Accident 23
Ret 10 Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda 10 Accident 7
Ret 16 Italy Christian Manna Yamaha 9 Retirement 27
Ret 7 Spain Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 4 Accident 15
Ret 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Honda 3 Accident 1
Ret 26 Italy Ivan Goi Aprilia 3 Accident 21
Ret 62 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 1 Accident 16
Ret 58 Spain Álvaro Molina Honda 1 Retirement 28
DNS 61 Spain Vicente Esparragoso Yamaha 0 Did not start 29
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT


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