2008 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  2008 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 30 March 2008
Location Circuito Permanente de Jerez
Course Permanent racing facility
4.423 km (2.748 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:38.189
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista
Time 1:43.071
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Simoncelli
Time 1:43.546
Podium
First Finland Mika Kallio
Second Italy Mattia Pasini
Third Japan Yuki Takahashi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Bradley Smith
Time 1'47.587
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Simone Corsi
Time 1:47.999
Podium
First Italy Simone Corsi
Second Spain Nicolás Terol
Third United Kingdom Bradley Smith

The 2008 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2008 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 28-30 March 2008 at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez located in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The MotoGP race was won by Dani Pedrosa, who finished ahead of Jorge Lorenzo who started on pole position. Mika Kallio won the 250cc race, after Alvaro Bautista and Marco Simoncelli, the two leaders collided on the last lap. The 125cc race was won by Simone Corsi, ahead of Nicolas Terol and Bradley Smith, who started the race in pole position.

MotoGP Classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 27 45:35:121 2 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 27 +2.883 5 20
3 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 27 +4.339 1 16
4 69 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 27 +10.142 4 13
5 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 27 +27.524 10 11
6 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha 27 +27.808 8 10
7 21 United States John Hopkins Kawasaki 27 +28.296 9 9
8 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 27 +28.449 13 8
9 56 Japan Shinya Nakano Honda 27 +32.569 11 7
10 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 27 +35.091 12 6
11 1 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 27 +42.223 7 5
12 33 Italy Marco Melandri Ducati 27 +44.498 18 4
13 13 Australia Anthony West Kawasaki 27 +45.807 15 3
14 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 27 +45.871 14 2
15 24 Spain Toni Elias Ducati 27 +1:09.558 16 1
16 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 27 +1:14.442 17
Ret 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 5 Accident 3
Ret 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 2 Retirement 6

250cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 36 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 26 45:27:908 2 25
2 75 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 26 +4.277 10 20
3 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 26 +4.287 11 16
4 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 26 +4.876 6 13
5 21 Spain Hector Barbera Aprilia 26 +5.968 7 11
6 6 Spain Alex Debon Aprilia 26 +13.633 3 10
7 60 Spain Julian Simon KTM 26 +16.372 5 9
8 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli Gilera 26 +22.571 8 8
9 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 26 +28.606 15 7
10 52 Czech Republic Lukas Pesek Aprilia 26 +32.726 17 6
11 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia 26 +38.602 16 5
12 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 26 +43.371 19 4
13 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Aprilia 26 +54.159 14 3
14 43 Spain Manuel Hernandez Aprilia 26 +1:21.938 21 2
15 10 Hungary Imre Toth Aprilia 25 +1 lap 22 1
16 45 Indonesia Doni Tata Pradita Yamaha 25 +1 lap 23
Ret 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 25 Collision 1
Ret 58 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 25 Collision 9
Ret 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi Aprilia 22 Accident 4
Ret 54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Gilera 20 Retirement 18
Ret 32 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 17 Retirement 12
Ret 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aprilia 8 Retirement 20
Ret 55 Spain Hector Faubel Aprilia 2 Accident 13

125cc Classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 24 Italy Simone Corsi Aprilia 23 41:46.100 5 25
2 18 Spain Nicolas Terol Aprilia 23 +3.206 2 20
3 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Aprilia 23 +4.986 1 16
4 17 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia 23 +5.022 3 13
5 22 Spain Pablo Nieto KTM 23 +6.254 13 11
6 51 United States Steve Bonsey Aprilia 23 +20.563 6 10
7 54 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 23 +22.517 8 9
8 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Derbi 23 +23.002 11 8
9 63 France Mike di Meglio Derbi 23 +23.928 7 7
10 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 23 +33.541 15 6
11 35 Italy Raffaele de Rosa KTM 23 +33.664 10 5
12 12 Spain Esteve Rabat KTM 23 +33.987 16 4
13 71 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 23 +34.426 21 3
14 44 Spain Pol Espargaró Derbi 23 +40.038 17 2
15 73 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 23 +44.515 19 1
16 60 Austria Michael Ranseder Aprilia 23 +45.498 24
17 16 France Jules Cluzel Loncin 23 +49.685 27
18 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 23 +53.186 20
19 30 Spain Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 23 +58.037 25
20 19 Italy Roberto Lacalendola Aprilia 23 +1:03.610 28
21 5 France Alexis Masbou Loncin 23 +1:04.732 26
22 76 Spain Ivan Maestro Honda 23 +1:19.599 34
23 78 Spain Daniel Saez Aprilia 23 +1:24.990 32
24 69 France Louis Rossi Honda 23 +1:48.192 33
25 79 Spain Alberto Moncayo Derbi 20 +3 laps 35
Ret 14 Spain Axel Pons Aprilia 22 Accident 23
Ret 8 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 14 Accident 31
Ret 56 Netherlands Hugo van den Berg Aprilia 12 Retirement 30
Ret 6 Spain Joan Olive Derbi 9 Accident 18
Ret 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Aprilia 8 Accident 9
Ret 27 Italy Stefano Bianco Aprilia 7 Accident 14
Ret 33 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 6 Accident 12
Ret 7 Spain Efren Vazquez Aprilia 6 Accident 22
Ret 1 Hungary Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 3 Retirement 4


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2008 Qatar Grand Prix
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2008 Portuguese Grand Prix
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2007 Spanish Grand Prix
Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Next race:
2009 Spanish Grand Prix

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