2008 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  2008 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Motegi-circuit.jpg
Date 28 September 2008
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Course Permanent racing facility
4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:45.543
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner
Time 1:47.091
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Australia Casey Stoner
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Simoncelli
Time 1:51.473
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Alvaro Bautista
Time 1:51.412
Podium
First Italy Marco Simoncelli
Second Spain Alvaro Bautista
Third Spain Alex Debon
125 cc
Pole position
Rider France Mike di Meglio
Time 1:58.678
Fastest lap
Rider Hungary Gabor Talmacsi
Time 1:58.815
Podium
First Germany Stefan Bradl
Second France Mike Di Meglio
Third Hungary Gabor Talmacsi

The 2008 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2008 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 26–28 September 2008 at the Twin Ring Motegi, located in Motegi, Japan.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 24 43:09.599 4 25
2 1 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 24 +1.943 2 20
3 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +4.866 5 16
4 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 24 +6.165 1 13
5 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 24 +24.593 3 11
6 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 24 +25.685 6 10
7 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 24 +25.918 7 9
8 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 24 +26.003 9 8
9 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 24 +26.219 13 7
10 21 United States John Hopkins Kawasaki 24 +37.131 11 6
11 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 24 +37.574 10 5
12 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 24 +38.020 8 4
13 33 Italy Marco Melandri Ducati 24 +39.768 16 3
14 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 24 +45.846 15 2
15 13 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 24 +55.748 17 1
16 24 Spain Toni Elias Ducati 24 +59.320 14
17 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 24 +1:12.398 18
Ret 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 16 Retirement 12
Ret 64 Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi Suzuki 0 Accident 19

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 23 43:09.385 1 25
2 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 23 +0.348 5 20
3 6 Spain Alex Debon Aprilia 23 +8.414 3 16
4 60 Spain Julian Simon KTM 23 +9.151 7 13
5 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 23 +17.041 4 11
6 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 23 +19.632 8 10
7 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 23 +19.892 9 9
8 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 23 +20.442 11 8
9 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 23 +22.303 2 7
10 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 23 +22.387 10 6
11 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 23 +32.851 6 5
12 52 Czech Republic Lukas Pesek Aprilia 23 +48.621 13 4
13 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 23 +48.803 15 3
14 66 Japan Shoya Tomizawa Honda 23 +49.572 14 2
15 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 23 +58.045 16 1
16 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 23 +58.362 18
17 65 Japan Takumi Takahashi Honda 23 +1:15.062 17
18 45 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 23 +1:49.930 20
19 43 Spain Manuel Hernandez Aprilia 23 +1:58.603 21
20 92 Spain Daniel Arcas Honda 22 +1 Lap 22
21 69 Japan Takumi Endoh Yamaha 22 +1 Lap 26
22 10 Hungary Imre Toth Aprilia 22 +1 Lap 25
23 68 Japan Yuuki Ito Yamaha 20 +3 Laps 24
Ret 35 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Gilera 0 Accident 19
DNS 67 Japan Kazuki Watanabe Yamaha Not started 23
DNS 21 Spain Héctor Barbera Aprilia Not started 12
DNS 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia Not started 27

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 20 39:57.228 2 25
2 63 France Mike Di Meglio Derbi 20 +0.151 1 20
3 1 Hungary Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 20 +0.281 5 16
4 6 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 20 +5.945 12 13
5 18 Spain Nicolas Terol Aprilia 20 +6.072 3 11
6 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 20 +6.135 4 10
7 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 20 +6.455 15 9
8 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 20 +25.393 6 8
9 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 20 +25.537 10 7
10 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 20 +26.192 18 6
11 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 20 +27.307 11 5
12 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa KTM 20 +39.536 19 4
13 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 20 +43.745 20 3
14 7 Spain Efren Vazquez Aprilia 20 +51.629 16 2
15 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 20 +51.899 22 1
16 94 Germany Jonas Folger Aprilia 20 +51.931 31
17 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 20 +51.962 23
18 22 Spain Pablo Nieto KTM 20 +52.589 28
19 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 20 +56.837 7
20 51 United States Steve Bonsey Aprilia 20 +56.977 17
21 72 Italy Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 20 +58.626 30
22 58 Japan Yuuichi Yanagisawa Honda 20 +59.926 32
23 21 Germany Robin Lasser Aprilia 20 +1:09.782 25
24 59 Japan Hiroki Ono Honda 20 +1:14.883 35
25 26 Spain Adrián Martín Aprilia 20 +1:26.120 29
26 36 France Cyril Carrillo Honda 20 +1:29.130 37
Ret 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 16 Retirement 14
Ret 62 Japan Kazuma Watanabe Honda 16 Retirement 34
Ret 60 Austria Michael Ranseder Aprilia 14 Retirement 24
Ret 57 Japan Iori Namihira Honda 11 Retirement 26
Ret 50 Japan Hiroomi Iwata Honda 10 Retirement 27
Ret 48 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 8 Accident 39
Ret 95 Romania Robert Muresan Aprilia 6 Accident 33
Ret 12 Spain Esteve Rabat KTM 0 Accident 21
Ret 16 France Jules Cluzel Loncin 0 Accident 36
Ret 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 0 Accident 9
Ret 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Derbi 0 Accident 8
Ret 55 Netherlands Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 0 Accident 38
Ret 93 Spain Marc Márquez KTM 0 Accident 13


Previous race:
2008 Indianapolis Grand Prix
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2008 season
Next race:
2008 Australian Grand Prix
Previous race:
2007 Japanese Grand Prix
Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Next race:
2009 Japanese Grand Prix

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