2008 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  2008 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 8 June 2008
Location Circuit de Catalunya
Course Permanent racing facility
4.655 km (2.875 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:41.186
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:42.358
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Australia Casey Stoner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:45.636
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:46.143
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Álvaro Bautista
Third Spain Héctor Barberá
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Pol Espargaró
Time 1:50.557
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Joan Olivé
Time 1:51.271
Podium
First France Mike di Meglio
Second Spain Pol Espargaró
Third Hungary Gábor Talmácsi

The 2008 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 2008 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 6-8 June 2008 at the Circuit de Catalunya.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 25 43:02.175 2 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 25 +2.806 9 20
3 1 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 25 +3.343 1 16
4 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 25 +10.893 7 13
5 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 25 +16.426 5 11
6 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 25 +21.482 6 10
7 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 25 +21.548 8 9
8 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 25 +22.280 3 8
9 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 25 +22.375 11 7
10 21 United States John Hopkins Kawasaki 25 +46.835 14 6
11 33 Italy Marco Melandri Ducati 25 +57.991 16 5
12 13 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 25 +59.168 17 4
13 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 25 +1:00.779 15 3
Ret 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 11 Accident 11
Ret 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 10 Accident 10
Ret 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 10 Accident 12
DSQ 24 Spain Toni Elias Ducati Disqualified 13
DNS 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Injured

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 23 41:01.859 4 25
2 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 +0.039 1 20
3 21 Spain Héctor Barbera Aprilia 23 +11.291 3 16
4 6 Spain Alex Debon Aprilia 23 +21.373 2 13
5 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi Aprilia 23 +26.621 12 11
6 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 23 +26.720 5 10
7 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 23 +35.818 8 9
8 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 23 +36.321 6 8
9 60 Spain Julian Simon KTM 23 +36.964 10 7
10 52 Czech Republic Lukas Pesek Aprilia 23 +41.237 16 6
11 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 23 +52.391 14 5
12 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 23 +56.656 7 4
13 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 23 +59.282 19 3
14 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 23 +1:02.503 17 2
15 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 23 +1:02.656 18 1
16 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aprilia 23 +1:07.418 20
17 7 Spain Russel Gomez Aprilia 23 +1 Lap 21
18 45 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 23 +1 Lap 24
Ret 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 19 Retirement 9
Ret 10 Hungary Imre Toth Aprilia 9 Retirement 22
Ret 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 7 Accident 15
Ret 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2 Retirement 13
Ret 92 Spain Daniel Arcas Honda 2 Accident 23
Ret 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 0 Accident 11

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 63 France Mike Di Meglio Derbi 22 41:08.708 2 25
2 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Derbi 22 +0.268 1 20
3 1 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 22 +0.338 7 16
4 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 22 +8.765 13 13
5 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 22 +10.141 5 11
6 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 22 +11.178 4 10
7 51 United States Steve Bonsey Aprilia 22 +13.671 16 9
8 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 22 +13.755 11 8
9 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 22 +15.541 6 7
10 93 Spain Marc Márquez KTM 22 +18.962 14 6
11 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 22 +22.653 21 5
12 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 22 +24.928 17 4
13 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 22 +25.013 22 3
14 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 22 +25.059 8 2
15 34 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 22 +25.188 18 1
16 7 Spain Efren Vazquez Aprilia 22 +25.352 15
17 60 Austria Michael Ranseder Aprilia 22 +25.541 28
18 27 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia 22 +31.365 26
19 30 Spain Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 22 +42.899 29
20 16 France Jules Cluzel Loncin 22 +43.469 30
21 55 Netherlands Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 22 +56.930 32
22 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 22 +1:01.318 19
23 19 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 22 +1:02.867 35
24 95 Romania Robert Muresan Aprilia 22 +1:17.370 33
25 69 France Louis Rossi Honda 22 +1:18.790 36
26 75 Spain Ricard Cardus Derbi 22 +1:27.350 34
27 78 Spain Daniel Saez Aprilia 22 +1:28.736 38
Ret 14 Spain Axel Pons Aprilia 21 Accident 31
Ret 18 Spain Nicolas Terol Aprilia 20 Accident 3
Ret 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa KTM 20 Retirement 12
Ret 6 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 19 Accident 10
Ret 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 17 Accident 9
Ret 21 Germany Robin Lasser Aprilia 17 Accident 25
Ret 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 14 Retirement 24
Ret 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 13 Accident 23
Ret 31 Spain Jordi Dalmau Honda 11 Accident 37
Ret 76 Spain Ivan Maestro Aprilia 10 Accident 39
Ret 22 Spain Pablo Nieto KTM 1 Retirement 20
DNS 12 Spain Esteve Rabat KTM Injured 27


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

Notes[edit]

  • Jorge Lorenzo and Esteve Rabat did not take part in the race because of injuries they sustained during the practice sessions.
  • Ride through penalty given to Russel Gomez for jumping the start.
  • Toni Elias was disqualified for ignoring a ride-through penalty, which was given to him for jumping the start

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°34′9.9″N 2°15′26.9″E / 41.569417°N 2.257472°E / 41.569417; 2.257472