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1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

The 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 50th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Contents

  • Season summary 1
  • Grand Prix 2
  • Final standings 3
    • 500cc standings 3.1
    • 250cc standings 3.2
    • 125cc standings 3.3
  • Participants 4
    • 500cc participants 4.1
  • References 5

Season summary

Mick Doohan and Honda continued to dominate the 500 class with the Australian taking 8 victories and Honda winning all but one race.[1] Simon Crafar winning the British Grand Prix for Yamaha's lone victory.[1] After being shocked by 500 class rookie Max Biaggi's opening round victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, Doohan went on to claim his fifth world championship in as many years, finishing off the season with four consecutive wins.[1]

A controversial finish marked the 250 title race. Aprilia team-mates Tetsuya Harada and Loris Capirossi both went into the final race in Argentina with a chance to win the title, Capirossi leading Harada by 4 points.[1] With one corner to go, Harada was in second, with Capirossi third, which would have given Harada the championship on tiebreak. Entering the final turn, his bike was struck from behind by Capirossi's machine, sending both riders off the track.[1] Valentino Rossi took the win with Capirossi recovering to finish in second and claiming the title.[1] Afterwards, Aprilia would release Capirossi from his contract.[1]

Kazuto Sakata would win his second 125 title for Aprilia after a tight battle with Tomomi Manako and Marco Melandri.[1]

Grand Prix

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 5 April Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Kazuto Sakata Daijiro Kato Max Biaggi Report
2 19 April Malaysian Grand Prix Johor Noboru Ueda Tetsuya Harada Mick Doohan Report
3 3 May Spanish Grand Prix Jerez Kazuto Sakata Loris Capirossi Àlex Crivillé Report
4 17 May Italian Grand Prix Mugello Tomomi Manako Marcellino Lucchi Mick Doohan Report
5 31 May French Grand Prix Paul Ricard Kazuto Sakata Tetsuya Harada Àlex Crivillé Report
6 14 June Madrid Grand Prix Jarama Lucio Cecchinello Tetsuya Harada Carlos Checa Report
7 27 June Dutch TT Assen Marco Melandri Valentino Rossi Mick Doohan Report
8 5 July British Grand Prix Donington Kazuto Sakata Loris Capirossi Simon Crafar Report
9 19 July German Grand Prix Sachsenring Tomomi Manako Tetsuya Harada Mick Doohan Report
10 23 August Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Marco Melandri Tetsuya Harada Max Biaggi Report
11 6 September City of Imola Grand Prix Imola Tomomi Manako Valentino Rossi Mick Doohan Report
12 20 September Catalan Grand Prix Catalunya Tomomi Manako Valentino Rossi Mick Doohan Report
13 4 October Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Masao Azuma Valentino Rossi Mick Doohan Report
14 25 October Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires Tomomi Manako Valentino Rossi Mick Doohan Report

Final standings

500cc standings[2][3]

  • Riders marked with light blue background were eligible for Rookie of the Year award.
Pos Rider Bike JPN
MAL
ESP
ITA
FRA
MAD
NED
GBR
GER
CZE
IMO
CAT
AUS
ARG
Pts
1 Mick Doohan Honda Ret 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 2 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 260
2 Max Biaggi Honda 1 3 3 2 5 6 2 6 2 1 3 Ret 8 5 208
3 Àlex Crivillé Honda 4 4 1 3 1 5 6 4 3 2 2 Ret 3 Ret 198
4 Carlos Checa Honda 8 2 4 4 3 1 5 DNQ 7 10 6 DNS 8 139
5 Alex Barros Honda 7 Ret 5 9 Ret 9 4 5 4 3 4 7 4 3 138
6 Norick Abe Yamaha 14 Ret 6 6 7 2 Ret 3 Ret 5 6 3 5 4 128
7 Simon Crafar Yamaha 9 Ret 13 7 9 8 3 1 Ret 11 11 5 2 13 119
8 Tadayuki Okada Honda 2 Ret 7 DNQ 8 4 7 2 9 2 106
9 Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 6 Ret 8 8 8 4 7 7 10 12 9 11 6 12 101
10 Régis Laconi Yamaha DNS 14 10 11 7 9 8 5 9 12 8 7 6 86
11 Sete Gibernau Honda 10 Ret 12 14 10 3 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 4 Ret 9 72
12 John Kocinski Honda 13 5 11 5 4 Ret DNS 15 13 9 12 10 64
13 Kenny Roberts, Jr. Modenas KR3 11 11 9 Ret 13 DNQ 12 Ret 6 10 14 10 10 11 59
14 Ralf Waldmann Modenas KR3 Ret 9 10 11 12 10 DNS 7 13 15 12 Ret 15 46
15 Jurgen van den Goorbergh Honda Ret 8 18 16 15 Ret 10 9 8 16 Ret 13 11 14 40
16 Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha 8 5 Ret 7 28
17 Garry McCoy Honda Ret 10 15 13 17 11 11 13 Ret DNS Ret 23
18 Kyoji Nanba Yamaha 5 Ret 16 12 9 22
19 Matt Wait Honda Ret 12 20 Ret 18 13 13 Ret 14 20 18 14 13 17 17
20 Noriyuki Haga Yamaha 3 16
21 Scott Smart Honda Ret 21 19 Ret 12 14 10 Ret 21 Ret 15 15 Ret 14
22 Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 6 19 17 10
23 Luca Cadalora Yamaha 6 Ret 10
Suzuki Ret
MuZ Ret
24 Bernard Garcia Honda 15 11 12 Ret 10
25 Norihiko Fujiwara Yamaha 7 9
26 Eskil Suter MuZ 18 Ret 14 Ret 13 14 Ret Ret 7
27 Gregorio Lavilla Honda 11 5
28 Doriano Romboni MuZ 12 DNS 4
29 John McGuinness Honda 12 4
30 Sébastien Gimbert Honda Ret 13 17 15 16 DNQ 19 Ret Ret Ret 16 4
31 Fernando Cristóbal Honda 15 14 15 4
32 Juan Borja Honda 15 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret DNS 17 17 Ret 16 18 3
33 Mark Willis Suzuki 14 2
34 Fabio Carpani Honda 16 Ret Ret 20 19 16 DNQ 15 16 Ret 19 Ret Ret 20 1
Katsuaki Fujiwara Suzuki 18 16 Ret 0
Paolo Tessari Paton Ret 16 0
Craig Connell Honda Ret Ret 19 0
Juan Pablo Gianini Honda 21 0
Filisberto Teixeira Honda 22 0
Keiichi Kitagawa Suzuki Ret 0
Russel Wood Honda Ret 0
Gianmaria Liverani Paton Ret 0
Jean-Philippe Ruggia MuZ Ret 0
Jorg Schollhorn Honda DNQ 0
Pos Rider Bike JPN
MAL
ESP
ITA
FRA
MAD
NED
GBR
GER
CZE
IMO
CAT
AUS
ARG
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

250cc standings[4]

Pos Rider Bike JPN
MAL
ESP
ITA
FRA
MAD
NED
GBR
GER
CZE
IMO
CAT
AUS
ARG
Pts
1 Loris Capirossi Aprilia 7 5 1 4 3 3 Ret 1 4 2 2 3 2 2 224
2 Valentino Rossi Aprilia Ret Ret 2 2 2 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret 1 1 1 1 201
3 Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 4 1 DSQ 3 1 1 Ret 2 1 1 10 2 Ret Ret 200
4 Tohru Ukawa Honda Ret 2 4 7 Ret 2 5 4 Ret 5 4 5 5 4 145
5 Olivier Jacque Honda 5 3 3 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 5 4 3 3 112
6 Haruchika Aoki Honda 11 4 6 6 6 Ret 3 5 Ret 6 6 7 8 Ret 112
7 Stefano Perugini Honda 12 6 7 5 5 Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 3 6 6 Ret 102
8 Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 15 11 8 12 9 7 7 8 6 8 9 10 12 11 91
9 Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 10 7 Ret Ret 7 9 12 7 2 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 87
10 Luis D'Antin Yamaha DNS Ret 9 9 8 6 4 9 12 12 11 16 7 Ret 74
11 José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 8 10 Ret 8 13 5 Ret 10 7 10 12 Ret Ret Ret 61
12 Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda Ret 12 13 Ret 14 10 10 12 11 15 8 8 13 5 61
13 Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 19 14 Ret Ret 10 8 8 6 5 7 15 11 Ret 60
14 Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 18 Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 9 DNS 8 9 7 12 10 10 58
15 Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 5 1 3 Ret Ret 52
16 Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 9 12 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 11 9 14 14 13 9 7 52
17 Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 17 8 Ret Ret 12 4 2 Ret DNS 45
18 Franco Battaini Yamaha Ret Ret 12 11 11 DNS 13 13 9 Ret 9 34
19 Shinya Nakano Yamaha 2 4 33
20 Daijiro Kato Honda 1 25
21 Johan Stigefelt Suzuki Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 12 15 13 Ret 16 21 15 11 8 22
22 Sebastián Porto Aprilia Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 17
23 Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 3 16
24 Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 14 15 10 Ret Ret DNS 18 18 14 15 14 14
25 Davide Bulega Honda 20 Ret Ret 14 11
ERP-Honda 16 14 17 DNS 13 20 16 Ret Ret 12
26 Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 6 10
27 Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda Ret Ret 16 17 20 17 14 Ret 9
ERP-Honda 13 Ret 13 16 15 DNS
28 Ivan Clementi Yamaha 11 14 Ret Ret 7
29 Alex Hofmann Honda 10 6
30 William Costes Honda DNS Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 13 14 Ret 6
31 Choujun Kameya Suzuki 13 3
32 Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 17 18 13 3
33 Jamie Robinson Yamaha 16 14 2
34 Federico Gartner Aprilia Ret 16 18 15 Ret 16 DNQ Ret Ret 24 Ret 19 17 1
35 Julien Allemand Honda 15 17 DNQ 1
36 Ismael Bonilla Honda 17 15 1
37 Mike Baldinger Honda 15 1
38 Woolsey Coulter Honda Ret 15 1
Matthieu Lagrive Honda DNS 19 22 19 18 16 0
Makoto Tamada Honda 16 0
Shaun Geronimi Yamaha 16 0
Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 17 0
Vincent Philippe Honda 17 0
David Horton Honda 17 0
Franck Poulle Honda 18 0
Jarno Janssen Honda 18 0
Shane Norval Honda 18 0
Diego Ruabén Honda 18 0
Maurice Bolwerk Honda 19 0
Igor Antonelli Honda 19 0
Leandro Mulet Yamaha 19 0
Rudie Markink Honda 20 0
David García Honda 20 0
Craig Frederickson Honda 20 0
Gabriel Borgmann Yamaha 20 0
André Romein Honda 21 0
Vladimír Častka ERP-Honda 21 0
Lucas Oliver Bultó Honda 21 0
Radomil Rous Yamaha 22 0
David Ortega Honda 22 0
Filippo Cotti Honda 23 0
Eustaquio Gavria Honda Ret Ret 0
Agustín Escobar Honda Ret 0
Hervé Mora Aprilia Ret 0
Alex Debón Honda Ret 0
Gary May Aprilia Ret 0
Paul Jones Aprilia Ret 0
Callum Ramsay Honda Ret 0
Markus Ober Honda Ret 0
Mathias Neukirchen Aprilia Ret 0
Adrian Schmidt Honda Ret 0
Iván Silva Honda Ret 0
William Strugnell Honda Ret 0
Matías Ríos Yamaha Ret 0
Martin Craggill Aprilia DNS 0
Manuel Luque Yamaha DNQ 0
José David de Gea Yamaha DNQ 0
Henk van de Lagemaat Honda DNQ 0
Lukáš Vavrečka Honda DNQ 0
Lars Langer Yamaha DNQ 0
Adam Brunskill Yamaha DNQ 0
Pos Rider Bike JPN
MAL
ESP
ITA
FRA
MAD
NED
GBR
GER
CZE
IMO
CAT
AUS
ARG
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

125cc standings[5]

Pos Rider Bike JPN
MAL
ESP
ITA
FRA
MAD
NED
GBR
GER
CZE
IMO
CAT
AUS
ARG
Pts
1 Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 1 6 1 4 1 4 2 1 7 2 4 9 4 5 229
2 Tomomi Manako Honda 2 3 2 1 Ret Ret 3 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 2 1 217
3 Marco Melandri Honda 10 Ret 10 2 2 2 1 4 13 1 2 8 3 2 202
4 Masao Azuma Honda 3 9 4 9 3 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 1 4 135
5 Lucio Cecchinello Honda 4 12 Ret Ret 5 1 4 6 DNS 3 Ret 4 7 3 130
6 Mirko Giansanti Honda Ret 2 3 Ret Ret Ret 6 2 Ret 4 Ret 2 12 6 113
7 Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 8 4 12 10 8 9 5 5 9 Ret 5 13 16 8 97
8 Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 6 13 8 3 Ret 5 Ret 9 Ret 5 12 10 9 10 89
9 Roberto Locatelli Honda Ret 5 Ret Ret 4 Ret 7 Ret 3 8 7 5 6 Ret 87
10 Frédéric Petit Honda 11 7 11 8 6 8 8 8 DNS 10 11 15 14 13 78
11 Youichi Ui Yamaha Ret Ret 7 5 11 7 12 3 Ret Ret 6 Ret 5 15 76
12 Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 20 10 14 11 12 Ret 16 11 2 6 9 12 Ret 7 72
13 Noboru Ueda Honda Ret 1 5 7 Ret 6 18 9 62
14 Ivan Goi Aprilia 15 15 Ret 13 9 Ret 14 10 11 9 10 11 11 11 53
15 Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 7 3 13 15 4 7 DNS 52
16 Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 12 17 Ret 19 10 11 Ret Ret 6 15 8 7 Ret 14 45
17 Steve Jenkner Aprilia Ret 11 16 14 7 10 9 Ret 8 11 14 16 15 17 45
18 Gino Borsoi Aprilia Ret Ret 9 6 Ret 16 11 7 Ret 14 Ret 20 10 12 43
19 Ángel Nieto Jr. Aprilia 13 8 13 Ret Ret 6 17 12 10 12 Ret 18 13 Ret 41
20 Jaroslav Huleš Honda Ret 14 6 Ret Ret 12 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 19 8 18 25
21 Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 21 16 Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret 14 5 Ret 13 14 21 DNS 18
22 Nobuyuki Osaki Yamaha 5 11
23 Juan Enrique Maturana Yamaha 16 Ret Ret 18 14 15 19 16 12 13 16 Ret 17 16 10
24 Takashi Akita Yamaha 9 7
25 Paolo Tessari Aprilia 19 18 18 12 15 5
26 Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 19 16 13 Ret 20 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
27 Álvaro Molina Honda Ret 13 25 3
28 Federico Cerroni Aprilia Ret 18 13 17 Ret 18 DNS Ret 3
29 Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 15 14 17 3
30 Kazuhiro Takao Honda 14 2
31 Andrea Iommi Honda Ret 16 18 21 18 14 16 19 24 22 Ret 2
32 Claudio Cipriani Aprilia 15 1
33 Christian Manna Yamaha Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 17 DNS Ret 1
34 Andrea Zappa Honda 15 1
Pos Rider Bike JPN
MAL
ESP
ITA
FRA
MAD
NED
GBR
GER
CZE
IMO
CAT
AUS
ARG
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Participants

500cc participants

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Repsol Honda Honda Honda NSR500 1 Mick Doohan All
2 Tadayuki Okada 1–4, 7, 10–14
4 Àlex Crivillé All
Honda NSR500V 15 Sete Gibernau All
Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 (XR88) 3 Nobuatsu Aoki All
20 Luca Cadalora 7
25 Yukio Kagayama 2–5
27 Katsuaki Fujiwara 10–12
29 Keiichi Kitagawa 1
33 Mark Willis 13
Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 (OWK1) 5 Norick Abe All
12 Jean-Michel Bayle 10–12, 14
20 Luca Cadalora 5–6
21 Kyoji Nanba 1–4, 9
Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda Honda NSR500 6 Max Biaggi All
Muz Roc Rennen Sport MuZ MuZ 500 7 Doriano Romboni 1–2
16 Jean-Philippe Ruggia 7
20 Luca Cadalora 14
77 Eskil Suter 4–6, 8–12
Movistar Honda Pons Honda Honda NSR500 8 Carlos Checa 1–8, 10–14
14 Juan Borja 8
19 John Kocinski 1–7, 10–14
39 Gregorio Lavilla 9
Honda Gresini Honda Honda NSR500 9 Alex Barros All
Team Roberts
Marlboro Team Roberts
Modenas Modenas KR3 10 Kenny Roberts, Jr. All
28 Ralf Waldmann 1–7, 9–14
Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 11 Simon Crafar All
55 Régis Laconi 1, 3–14
Shell Advance Racing Honda Honda NSR500V 14 Juan Borja 1–7, 10–14
18 Garry McCoy 1–10, 13
26 Bernard Garcia 11
42 Craig Connell 12, 14
42 Craig Connell 13
53 Russel Wood 2
58 Felisberto Teixeira 3
71 Juan Pablo Gianini 14
72 Fernando Cristóbal 6
72 Fernando Cristóbal 8–9
Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda Honda NSR500V 17 Jurgen van den Goorbergh All
Tecmas Honda Elf Honda Honda NSR500V 22 Sébastien Gimbert 1–6, 10–14
26 Bernard Garcia 7–9
F.C.C. TSR Honda Honda NSR500V 23 Matt Wait All
Team Paton Paton Paton V70 C10/4 43 Paolo Tessari 11–12
63 Gianmaria Liverani 4
Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 50 Noriyuki Haga 1
BP Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 52 Norihiko Fujiwara 2
Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda Honda NSR500V 57 Fabio Carpani All
Team Zupin Honda Honda NSR500V 60 Jörg Schöllhorn 9
Team Vimto Honda/Paul Bird Honda Honda NSR500V 68 John McGuinness 8
Team Millar Honda Britain Honda Honda NSR500V 88 Scott Smart 1, 3–14
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

References

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Noyes, Dennis; Scott, Michael (1999), Motocourse: 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix, Hazleton Publishing Ltd,  
  2. ^ 1998 500cc Final Standings at MotoGP.com
  3. ^ 1998 500cc Entries List at www.f1network.net
  4. ^ 1998 250cc Final Standings at MotoGP.com
  5. ^ 1998 125cc Final Standings at MotoGP.com
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