2008 British motorcycle Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  2008 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date 22 June 2008
Location Donington Park
Course Permanent racing facility
4.023 km (2.500 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:38.232
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:28.773
Podium
First Australia Casey Stoner
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:31.834
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Simoncelli
Time 1:32.474
Podium
First Finland Mika Kallio
Second Italy Marco Simoncelli
Third Spain Álvaro Bautista
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Simone Corsi
Time 1:37.488
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Scott Redding
Time 1:38.704
Podium
First United Kingdom Scott Redding
Second France Mike Di Meglio
Third Spain Marc Márquez

The 2008 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 2008 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 20–22 June 2008 at the Donington Park circuit.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 30 44:44.982 1 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 30 +5.789 2 20
3 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 30 +8.347 9 16
4 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 30 +12.678 5 13
5 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 30 +14.801 6 11
6 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 30 +15.690 17 10
7 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 30 +18.196 4 9
8 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 30 +21.666 3 8
9 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 30 +29.354 10 7
10 13 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 30 +41.030 7 6
11 24 Spain Toni Elias Ducati 30 +44.426 18 5
12 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 30 +46.199 14 4
13 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 30 +48.731 12 3
14 11 United States Ben Spies Suzuki 30 +49.591 8 2
15 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 30 +1:22.186 13 1
16 33 Italy Marco Melandri Ducati 30 +1:30.021 15
17 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 29 +1 Lap 16
Ret 21 United States John Hopkins Kawasaki 16 Retirement 11

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 27 42:14.410 14 25
2 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 27 +0.353 2 20
3 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 27 +1.237 1 16
4 21 Spain Héctor Barbera Aprilia 27 +8.875 3 13
5 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi Aprilia 27 +11.359 4 11
6 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 27 +16.124 6 10
7 6 Spain Alex Debon Aprilia 27 +16.136 11 9
8 60 Spain Julian Simon KTM 27 +18.007 7 8
9 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 27 +33.271 5 7
10 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 27 +49.681 8 6
11 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 27 +52.534 13 5
12 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 27 +55.311 16 4
13 52 Czech Republic Lukas Pesek Aprilia 27 +57.399 9 3
14 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 27 +57.641 15 2
15 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 27 +1:04.329 17 1
16 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 27 +1:06.156 18
17 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 27 +1:15.812 10
18 7 Spain Russel Gomez Aprilia 26 +1 Lap 22
19 45 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 26 +1 Lap 24
Ret 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aprilia 19 Retirement 20
Ret 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 13 Retirement 19
Ret 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 12 Retirement 12
Ret 10 Hungary Imre Toth Aprilia 11 Retirement 21
DNS 63 United Kingdom Toby Markham Yamaha Not started 23

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 25 41:39.472 4 25
2 63 France Mike Di Meglio Derbi 25 +5.324 21 20
3 93 Spain Marc Márquez KTM 25 +5.806 8 16
4 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 25 +13.990 3 13
5 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 25 +16.855 1 11
6 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 25 +17.181 10 10
7 6 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 25 +18.014 15 9
8 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 25 +18.222 22 8
9 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 25 +18.404 17 7
10 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 25 +18.891 12 6
11 12 Spain Esteve Rabat KTM 25 +18.976 13 5
12 60 Austria Michael Ranseder Aprilia 25 +28.269 20 4
13 34 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 25 +28.347 19 3
14 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa KTM 25 +29.403 11 2
15 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 25 +35.763 24 1
16 16 France Jules Cluzel Loncin 25 +35.868 26
17 51 United States Steve Bonsey Aprilia 25 +38.158 16
18 18 Spain Nicolas Terol Aprilia 25 +42.766 7
19 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 25 +42.924 27
20 27 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia 25 +1:06.296 23
21 21 Germany Robin Lasser Aprilia 25 +1:10.158 30
22 30 Spain Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 25 +1:10.905 25
23 69 France Louis Rossi Honda 25 +1:29.269 32
24 95 Romania Robert Muresan Aprilia 24 +1 Lap 31
25 55 Netherlands Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 24 +1 Lap 29
26 67 United Kingdom Lee Costello Honda 24 +1 Lap 37
27 19 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 24 +1 Lap 33
Ret 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 19 Accident 6
Ret 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 18 Retirement 18
Ret 64 United Kingdom Matthew Hoyle Honda 14 Accident 34
Ret 66 United Kingdom Connor Behan Honda 14 Retirement 35
Ret 68 Republic of Ireland Paul Jordan Honda 14 Retirement 38
Ret 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 5 Accident 28
Ret 65 United Kingdom Luke Hinton Honda 4 Accident 36
Ret 1 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 1 Accident 2
Ret 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 0 Accident 14
Ret 22 Spain Pablo Nieto KTM 0 Accident 9
DNS 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Derbi 0 Not started 5
DNS 7 Spain Efren Vazquez Aprilia Injured

Notes[edit]

Scott Redding became the youngest ever rider to win a race

Marc Márquez became the youngest Spanish rider to finish in the podium


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2008 Catalan Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
2008 season
Next race:
2008 Dutch TT
Previous race:
2007 British Grand Prix
British motorcycle Grand Prix Next race:
2009 British Grand Prix

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