2008 German motorcycle Grand Prix

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Germany  2008 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Sachsenring (Schaltung).svg
Date 13 July 2008
Location Sachsenring
Course Permanent racing facility
3.671 km (2.281 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:21.067
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:32.749
Podium
First Australia Casey Stoner
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Australia Chris Vermeulen
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Simoncelli
Time 1:23.399
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Héctor Barbera
Time 1:32.551
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Héctor Barbera
Third Spain Alvaro Bautista
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Time 1:27.552
Fastest lap
Rider France Mike Di Meglio
Time 1:27.584
Podium
First France Mike Di Meglio
Second Germany Stefan Bradl
Third Hungary Gábor Talmácsi

The 2008 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 2008 MotoGP season. It took place on the weekend of 11–13 July 2008 at the Sachsenring, located in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 30 47:30.057 1 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 30 +3.708 7 20
3 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 30 +14.002 14 16
4 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 30 +14.124 10 13
5 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 30 +42.022 4 11
6 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 30 +46.648 15 10
7 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 30 +1:04.483 13 9
8 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 30 +1:04.588 6 8
9 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 30 +1:16.773 9 7
10 13 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 30 +1:29.275 17 6
11 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 29 +1 Lap 11 5
12 24 Spain Toni Elias Ducati 29 +1 Lap 12 4
13 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 28 +2 Laps 8 3
Ret 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 20 Accident 3
Ret 33 Italy Marco Melandri Ducati 9 Accident 16
Ret 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 5 Accident 2
Ret 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2 Accident 5

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 29 45:36.703 1 25
2 21 Spain Héctor Barbera Aprilia 29 +2.257 3 20
3 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 29 +2.423 5 16
4 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 29 +4.150 4 13
5 60 Spain Julian Simon KTM 29 +4.846 2 11
6 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 29 +8.132 13 10
7 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi Aprilia 29 +38.302 14 9
8 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 29 +48.926 9 8
9 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 29 +50.062 10 7
10 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 29 +51.670 8 6
11 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 29 +1:08.796 21 5
12 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 29 +1:08.962 7 4
13 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 29 +1:11.351 12 3
14 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 29 +1:11.654 11 2
15 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aprilia 29 +1:13.856 19 1
16 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 29 +1:29.976 17
17 10 Hungary Imre Toth Aprilia 28 +1 Lap 22
18 93 Hungary Alen Györfi Honda 28 +1 Lap 26
19 45 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 28 +1 Lap 24
20 94 Germany Toni Wirsing Honda 27 +2 Laps 25
Ret 90 Italy Federico Sandi Aprilia 22 Accident 18
Ret 52 Czech Republic Lukas Pesek Aprilia 18 Accident 15
Ret 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 3 Accident 16
Ret 6 Spain Alex Debon Aprilia 3 Retirement 6
Ret 7 Spain Russel Gomez Aprilia 0 Accident 23
DNS 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera Not started 20
DNQ 89 China Ho Wan Chow Aprilia

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 63 France Mike Di Meglio Derbi 27 40:03.710 6 25
2 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 27 +2.010 3 20
3 1 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 27 +2.733 1 16
4 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 27 +2.847 2 13
5 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 27 +9.117 4 11
6 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 27 +9.249 9 10
7 18 Spain Nicolas Terol Aprilia 27 +9.257 14 9
8 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 27 +30.778 16 8
9 93 Spain Marc Márquez KTM 27 +33.034 19 7
10 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 27 +33.121 21 6
11 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 27 +33.134 24 5
12 30 Spain Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 27 +33.171 31 4
13 87 Germany Marcel Schrötter Honda 27 +33.208 20 3
14 22 Spain Pablo Nieto KTM 27 +33.755 18 2
15 7 Spain Efren Vazquez Aprilia 27 +34.554 23 1
16 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Derbi 27 +37.776 15
17 51 United States Steve Bonsey Aprilia 27 +37.872 13
18 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 27 +54.240 25
19 85 Germany Marvin Fritz Seel 27 +58.249 30
20 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 27 +1:14.202 33
21 69 France Louis Rossi Honda 27 +1:15.255 39
22 95 Romania Robert Muresan Aprilia 27 +1:16.356 32
23 72 Italy Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 27 +1:16.854 35
24 41 Germany Tobias Siegert Aprilia 26 +1 Lap 37
Ret 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 25 Retirement 27
Ret 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 24 Accident 7
Ret 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa KTM 22 Retirement 8
Ret 16 France Jules Cluzel Loncin 19 Retirement 26
Ret 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 15 Retirement 12
Ret 21 Germany Robin Lasser Aprilia 15 Retirement 28
Ret 6 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 14 Retirement 5
Ret 88 Germany Sebastian Kreuziger Honda 14 Retirement 34
Ret 60 Austria Michael Ranseder Aprilia 12 Retirement 22
Ret 48 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 9 Retirement 38
Ret 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 5 Retirement 11
Ret 55 Netherlands Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 4 Retirement 29
Ret 34 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 3 Retirement 17
Ret 86 Germany Eric Hübsch Aprilia 2 Accident 36
DSQ 12 Spain Esteve Rabat KTM Disqualification 10

Notes[edit]

  • Esteve Rabat finished 9th but was disqualified from the 125cc race for using illegal fuel.

References[edit]


Previous race:
2008 Dutch TT
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
2008 season
Next race:
2008 United States Grand Prix
Previous race:
2007 German Grand Prix
German motorcycle Grand Prix Next race:
2009 German Grand Prix

Coordinates: 50°47′29.3″N 12°41′19.4″E / 50.791472°N 12.688722°E / 50.791472; 12.688722