1988 Dutch TT

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Netherlands  1988 Dutch TT
Race details
Race 8 of 15 races in the
1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
TT Circuit Assen 1984-2001.svg
Date 25 June 1988
Location TT Circuit Assen
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.049 km (3.759 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
First Australia Wayne Gardner Honda
Second United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha
Third France Christian Sarron Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Dominique Sarron Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Anton Mang Honda
First Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha
Second Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda
Third Germany Anton Mang Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Italy Ezio Gianola Honda
Third Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Peter Öttl Krauser
First Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi
Second Germany Peter Öttl Krauser
Third Netherlands Bert Smit Krauser
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
First Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-Krauser
Second Netherlands Egbert Streuer LCR-Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Steve Webster LCR-Krauser

The 1988 Dutch TT was the eighth round of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 23–25 June 1988 at the TT Circuit Assen located in Assen, Netherlands.

500 cc race report[edit]

Christian Sarron on pole, but dropped to the back after a terrible start. Through the first turn it was Eddie Lawson, Pierfrancesco Chili, Ron Haslam, Didier De Radiguès, Wayne Gardner, et al.

Haslam ran wide and rode off into the grass.

Through the chicane at the end of the first lap, it was Lawson, De Radiguès, Chili, Gardner, Kevin Magee, Rob McElnea, Randy Mamola, Patrick Igoa, Sarron and Wayne Rainey.

There was a small gap from Lawson to De Radiguès to Gardner.

Gardner caught De Radiguès and started to bridge up to Lawson.

De Radiguès slid out but remounted. Sarron and Magee fought for 3rd.

Approaching back markers, Gardner passed Lawson.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda 44:15.490 20
2 United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha +11.310 17
3 France Christian Sarron Yamaha +19.730 15
4 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha +24.240 13
5 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Honda +29.430 11
6 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda +38.780 10
7 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +41.640 9
8 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +42.310 8
9 France Patrick Igoa Yamaha +48.990 7
10 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Suzuki +53.280 6
11 Japan Shunji Yatsushiro Honda +1:22.750 5
12 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha +1:41.260 4
13 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Elf Honda +1:53.410 3
14 Italy Marco Papa Honda +1 Lap 2
15 Switzerland Marco Gentile Fior +1 Lap 1
16 Italy Fabio Biliotti Honda +1 Lap
17 Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Honda +1 Lap
18 Spain Daniel Amatriain Honda +1 Lap
19 Germany Michael Rudroff Honda +1 Lap
20 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Honda +1 Lap
21 Austria Josef Doppler Honda +1 Lap
22 Netherlands Kees vd Endt Honda +1 Lap
23 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Silvio Habat Honda +1 Lap
Ret Netherlands Maarten Duyzers Honda Retirement
Ret Austria Karl Truchsess Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Manfred Fischer Honda Retirement
Ret Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Gustav Reiner Honda Retirement
Ret Netherlands Koos van Leyen Suzuki Retirement
Ret Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Retirement
Ret United States Randy Mamola Cagiva Retirement
Ret Germany Petr Schleef Honda Retirement
Ret Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Alessandro Valesi Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Vittorio Scatola Paton Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Steve Manley Suzuki Retirement
Ret San Marino Fabio Barchitta Honda Retirement

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