2008 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Malaysia  2008 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Sepang.svg
Date 19 October 2008
Official Name Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Location Sepang International Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
5.548 km (3.447 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 2:01.548
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 2:02.249
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Dani Pedrosa
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Time 2:06.893
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 2:08.012
Podium
First Spain Álvaro Bautista
Second Japan Hiroshi Aoyama
Third Italy Marco Simoncelli
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Iannone
Time 2:14.676
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Sandro Cortese
Time 2:14.710
Podium
First Hungary Gábor Talmácsi
Second United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Third Italy Simone Corsi

The 2008 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 2008 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 17–19 October 2008 at the Sepang International Circuit.

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 21 43:06.007 2 25
2 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 21 +4.008 1 20
3 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 21 +8.536 6 16
4 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 21 +8.858 4 13
5 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 21 +10.583 15 11
6 1 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 21 +13.640 7 10
7 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 21 +15.936 8 9
8 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 21 +18.802 5 8
9 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 21 +23.174 11 7
10 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 21 +25.516 9 6
11 21 United States John Hopkins Kawasaki 21 +27.609 10 5
12 13 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 21 +41.399 13 4
13 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 21 +45.617 16 3
14 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 21 +49.003 17 2
15 24 Spain Toni Elias Ducati 21 +59.139 19 1
16 33 Italy Marco Melandri Ducati 21 +1:03.328 14
17 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 21 +1:48.363 18
Ret 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 12 Accident 3
Ret 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 2 Accident 12

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 20 42:56.428 2 25
2 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 20 +2.586 1 20
3 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 20 +8.343 3 16
4 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 20 +11.032 8 13
5 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 20 +13.846 6 11
6 6 Spain Alex Debon Aprilia 20 +14.274 9 10
7 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 20 +15.101 15 9
8 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 20 +16.987 5 8
9 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi Aprilia 20 +25.356 14 7
10 52 Czech Republic Lukas Pesek Aprilia 20 +26.846 13 6
11 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 20 +49.907 12 5
12 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 20 +50.088 18 4
13 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 20 +1:05.816 17 3
14 35 Italy Simone Grotzkyj Gilera 20 +1:15.544 19 2
15 10 Hungary Imre Toth Aprilia 20 +1:19.905 16 1
16 43 Spain Manuel Hernandez Aprilia 20 +1:35.890 21
17 92 Spain Daniel Arcas Honda 20 +2:00.717 22
18 45 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 20 +2:28.842 20
Ret 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 15 Retirement 11
Ret 60 Spain Julian Simon KTM 11 Retirement 7
Ret 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 5 Retirement 4
Ret 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 4 Accident 10

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Aprilia 19 43:00.716 2 25
2 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 19 +3.416 13 20
3 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 19 +6.896 8 16
4 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 19 +6.925 18 13
5 63 France Mike Di Meglio Derbi 19 +7.115 9 11
6 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Derbi 19 +15.122 4 10
7 6 Spain Joan Olivé Derbi 19 +21.805 6 9
8 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 19 +21.869 22 8
9 18 Spain Nicolas Terol Aprilia 19 +21.958 12 7
10 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 19 +23.615 1 6
11 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 19 +23.651 7 5
12 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 19 +35.224 5 4
13 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 19 +40.502 20 3
14 22 Spain Pablo Nieto KTM 19 +51.404 17 2
15 26 Spain Adrián Martín Aprilia 19 +55.726 27 1
16 16 France Jules Cluzel Loncin 19 +56.537 23
17 94 Germany Jonas Folger Aprilia 19 +1:07.140 29
18 72 Italy Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 19 +1:07.573 24
19 34 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher KTM 19 +1:07.741 32
20 21 Germany Robin Lasser Aprilia 19 +1:08.849 28
21 48 Switzerland Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 19 +1:46.609 34
22 95 Romania Robert Muresan Aprilia 18 +1 Lap 31
Ret 12 Spain Esteve Rabat KTM 17 Retirement 25
Ret 51 United States Steve Bonsey Aprilia 12 Retirement 15
Ret 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 11 Retirement 10
Ret 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 11 Retirement 11
Ret 55 Netherlands Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 11 Retirement 30
Ret 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa KTM 8 Retirement 19
Ret 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 8 Retirement 3
Ret 28 Spain Enrique Jerez KTM 8 Retirement 33
Ret 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 6 Retirement 14
Ret 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 0 Accident 21
DNS 7 Spain Efren Vazquez Aprilia Not started 16
DNS 36 France Cyril Carrillo Honda Not started 26
DNQ 93 Spain Marc Márquez KTM

References[edit]


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