1998-04-10 to 1998-04-12

Motegi Superbike Race

Motegi (Permanent circuit, 4.8010 km)
Attendance: 12,000
Entries: 44 / Practised: 42 / Qualified: 38

Final

Scheduled duration: 22 laps
Started: 38 / Classified: 29

Scheduled start time: 14:40
Weather: Overcast / Track: Dry

P.#Cl.RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnGr.
14JapanWataru YOSHIKAWAYamaha2241:57.976151.011:53.445113
29JapanKeiichi KITAGAWASuzuki2242:11.93913.963150.181:54.06139
312JapanHitoyasu IZUTSUKawasaki2242:18.20420.228149.811:54.21785
451JapanKensuke HAGAYamaha2242:24.90126.925149.411:54.59958
545JapanToshiyuki HAMAGUCHISuzuki2242:35.09737.121148.821:55.20644
636JapanTakahiro SOHWAHonda2242:42.43844.462148.391:55.138310
798JapanAtsushi WATANABESuzuki2243:05.4471:07.471147.071:56.686211
8916JapanIchiro ASAIDucati2243:10.3591:12.383146.791:56.776216
913JapanManabu KAMADAHonda2243:24.3891:26.413146.001:57.320513
1059JapanToshiyuki ARAKAKIHonda2243:34.9951:37.019145.411:58.070614
1130JapanTakuma YAMAMOTOKawasaki2243:35.1391:37.163145.401:58.0502215
1217JapanYuji HARAGUCHIHonda2243:39.6021:41.626145.151:58.013417
1341JapanJun'ichi KATOYamaha2243:40.9981:43.022145.071:57.504719
1448JapanTakayuki SUZUKIHonda2243:55.6811:57.705144.271:58.4101420
1538JapanKen'ichiro NAKAMURAHonda2244:01.3792:03.403143.951:58.1021522
1672JapanNaoshi NAKAGAWAHonda2142:01.8481 lap143.921:58.7071724
1765JapanMasaaki TSUKAMOTOHonda2142:02.3411 lap143.901:58.7831721
1821JapanTomohiko KANEYASUHonda2142:04.2651 lap143.791:58.823718
1963JapanRyuichi OSAKISuzuki2142:25.5431 lap142.581:59.8191628
2053JapanNaoji YAMAZAKIKawasaki2142:30.3381 lap142.321:59.962525
2125JapanKei NASHIMOTOHonda2142:50.1071 lap141.222:00.4452129
2255JapanYoshihiko TAKATSUTOHonda2142:54.7191 lap140.972:00.554230
2344JapanYoshinobu TAKAHASHIHonda2143:04.3541 lap140.442:00.475439
2460JapanToshitake MATSUSHITAKawasaki2143:14.9821 lap139.872:01.666931
2554JapanYoshihiko NAKAMURAYamaha2143:18.9601 lap139.652:02.3031533
2652JapanMakoto USUIYamaha2143:24.3891 lap139.362:02.4881334
2746JapanAtsushi YOSHIHIROHonda2042:20.4702 laps136.072:05.324238
2849JapanYoshinori KAMIMURAHonda2042:21.3922 laps136.022:04.682537
295JapanShin'ichi ITOHonda1834:17.7244 laps151.191:53.642172
RT24JapanYukihiro AOYANAGIYamaha1530:23.155---142.202:00.284323
RT16JapanKatsunori HASEGAWAYamaha1223:59.461---144.081:58.570327
RT8JapanTamaki SERIZAWAKawasaki917:17.144Accident149.981:54.21777
RT50JapanHiroshi SAEKIKawasaki616:04.290---107.542:00.626626
RT58JapanHideaki TSUTSUIHonda510:27.002---137.832:02.652536
RT56JapanHitoshi TANIGUCHIYamaha00:00.000---32
RT61JapanYasunari KAWAMURAHonda00:00.000---35
NR7JapanShin'ya TAKEISHIKawasakiAccident1
NR3JapanYuichi TAKEDAHondaAccident6
NS6JapanAkira RYOSuzukiNot started12
Fastest lap4JapanWataru YOSHIKAWAYamaha1:53.445 on lap 11152.35 km/h

Red-flagged due to accident on lap 1. Re-started over full distance.

Penalties

#44 Takahashi: Stop-and-go (false start).

Rider notes

#5 Ito: Non-finisher, classified due to completing sufficient race distance.

#44 Takahashi: Allowed to start as reserve rider.

#3 Takeda, #7 Takeishi: Did not take part in re-start.

Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ Official program/ Official grid sheet/ MotorLand2 TV coverage/ MFJ Magazine No. 352 1999⁠-⁠01 pg60⁠-⁠62/ bike.ne.jp/ europark.com/ honda.co.jp/motorsports/ moriwaki.co.jp/ motoracing⁠-⁠japan.com/ Photos by roadrace.jog.buttobi.net