2008 Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix

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China  2008 Chinese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Shanghai International Circuit moto map.svg
Date 4 May 2008
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
5.451 km (3.387 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider United States Colin Edwards
Time 1:58.139
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:59.273
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Dani Pedrosa
Third Australia Casey Stoner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Alvaro Bautista
Time 2:04.882
Fastest lap
Rider Finland Mika Kallio
Time 2:15.834
Podium
First Finland Mika Kallio
Second Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Third Italy Mattia Pasini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Time 2:12.364
Fastest lap
Rider Austria Michael Ranseder
Time 2:23.432
Podium
First Italy Andrea Iannone
Second France Mike di Meglio
Third Hungary Gábor Talmácsi

The 2008 Chinese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2008 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 2–4 May 2008 at the Shanghai International Circuit.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 22 44:08.061 2 25
2 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 22 +3.890 5 20
3 1 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 22 +15.928 3 16
4 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 22 +22.494 4 13
5 33 Italy Marco Melandri Ducati 22 +26.957 12 11
6 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 22 +28.369 10 10
7 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 22 +29.780 1 9
8 24 Spain Toni Elias Ducati 22 +30.225 15 8
9 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 22 +31.440 6 7
10 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 22 +35.969 13 6
11 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 22 +36.246 11 5
12 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 22 +43.191 7 4
13 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 22 +43.442 9 3
14 21 United States John Hopkins Kawasaki 22 +45.855 14 2
15 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 22 +46.330 17 1
16 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 22 +50.593 16
17 13 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 22 +1:05.593 18
Ret 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 6 Retirement 8

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 21 48:12.217 3 25
2 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 21 +3.238 11 20
3 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 21 +13.811 7 16
4 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 21 +18.474 5 13
5 6 Spain Alex Debon Aprilia 21 +21.066 12 11
6 21 Spain Hector Barbera Aprilia 21 +25.158 2 10
7 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 21 +29.900 10 9
8 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 21 +39.871 18 8
9 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 21 +48.344 15 7
10 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 21 +55.470 13 6
11 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 21 +55.832 9 5
12 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 21 +1:00.442 1 4
13 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aprilia 21 +1:00.732 19 3
14 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 21 +1:36.975 16 2
15 45 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 21 +1:37.080 21 1
16 10 Hungary Imre Toth Aprilia 21 +1:45.018 22
17 7 Spain Russel Gomez Aprilia 21 +2:13.718 23
Ret 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 14 Retirement 20
Ret 60 Spain Julian Simon KTM 5 Retirement 4
Ret 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi Aprilia 5 Retirement 6
Ret 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 4 Retirement 17
Ret 52 Czech Republic Lukas Pesek Aprilia 2 Retirement 14
Ret 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 0 Accident 8

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 19 46:02.275 5 25
2 63 France Mike di Meglio Derbi 19 +3.355 3 20
3 1 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 19 +3.451 4 16
4 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Derbi 19 +14.028 7 13
5 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 19 +23.853 8 11
6 6 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 19 +31.962 6 10
7 60 Austria Michael Ranseder Aprilia 19 +33.758 19 9
8 18 Spain Nicolas Terol Aprilia 19 +34.696 2 8
9 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa KTM 19 +34.838 15 7
10 7 Spain Efren Vazquez Aprilia 19 +41.011 20 6
11 12 Spain Esteve Rabat KTM 19 +41.139 23 5
12 93 Spain Marc Márquez KTM 19 +43.677 22 4
13 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 19 +53.489 25 3
14 51 United States Steve Bonsey Aprilia 19 +54.462 17 2
15 30 Spain Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 19 +58.706 21 1
16 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 19 +59.454 12
17 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 19 +1:10.704 14
18 69 France Louis Rossi Honda 19 +1:47.918 34
19 55 Netherlands Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 19 +1:50.406 31
Ret 34 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 16 Retirement 33
Ret 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 15 Accident 24
Ret 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 11 Retirement 27
Ret 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 10 Accident 10
Ret 95 Romania Robert Muresan Aprilia 9 Accident 32
Ret 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 9 Retirement 26
Ret 21 Germany Robin Lasser Aprilia 7 Accident 29
Ret 19 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 7 Accident 30
Ret 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 6 Accident 1
Ret 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 5 Retirement 11
Ret 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 4 Retirement 18
Ret 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1 Retirement 9
DNS 22 Spain Pablo Nieto KTM Not started 13
DNS 16 France Jules Cluzel Loncin Injured 28
DNS 27 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia Not started 16


Previous race:
2008 Portuguese Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
2008 season
Next race:
2008 French Grand Prix
Previous race:
2007 Chinese Grand Prix
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