1998-05-08 to 1998-05-10

World Superbike Italian Round

Monza (Permanent circuit, 5.7700 km)
Attendance: 52,000 (3-day)
Event permit: IMN 102/4
Timekeepers: Federazione Italiana Cronometristi
Entries: 32 / Practised: 32 / Qualified: 32

Race 1

Scheduled duration: 25 laps
Started: 30 / Classified: 20

Scheduled start time: 12:00
Weather: Sunny / Track: Dry

P.#RiderBikeLapsTimeGapKM/HBest LapOnSpd.Gr.
145USAColin EDWARDSMichelin tyresHonda1832:24.648192.271:46.90113305.03
2111New ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda1832:24.7310.083192.261:46.85612302.51
311AustraliaTroy CORSERMichelin tyresDucati1832:30.2825.634191.711:47.6586302.52
45Great BritainNeil HODGSONDunlop tyresKawasaki1832:30.7446.096191.671:47.31612306.87
57ItalyPierfrancesco CHILIMichelin tyresDucati1832:30.7956.147191.661:47.03012311.25
62Great BritainCarl FOGARTYMichelin tyresDucati1832:30.8856.237191.651:47.2903298.34
76AustraliaPeter GODDARDDunlop tyresSuzuki1832:44.92920.281190.281:48.25917294.216
88Great BritainJames WHITHAMDunlop tyresSuzuki1832:49.07224.424189.881:48.5099300.08
941JapanNoriyuki HAGADunlop tyresYamaha1832:53.96629.318189.411:48.53513295.815
1035SpainGregorio LAVILLADunlop tyresDucati1832:54.18629.538189.391:48.56311295.09
1148AustriaAndreas MEKLAUMichelin tyresDucati1832:54.29929.651189.381:48.38412301.612
1239ItalyAlessandro GRAMIGNIMichelin tyresDucati1833:05.52840.880188.311:49.0216298.314
1315SloveniaIgor JERMANMichelin tyresKawasaki1833:27.9311:03.283186.211:50.50311293.413
1419ItalyLucio PEDERCINIMichelin tyresDucati1833:37.2101:12.562185.351:50.6873284.917
1557FinlandErkka KORPIAHOMichelin tyresKawasaki1833:39.6861:15.038185.131:50.9676281.219
1627FranceFrédéric PROTATMichelin tyresHonda1833:58.6311:33.983183.411:52.1313286.418
1749ItalyPaolo BLORAMetzeler tyresDucati1834:03.7341:39.086182.951:52.1722285.720
1854ItalyGiorgio CANTALUPOMichelin tyresDucati1732:24.8091 lap181.571:52.1599280.522
1921FranceJean-Marc DELÉTANGMichelin tyresYamaha1732:40.5681 lap180.111:53.49814281.921
2050Czech RepublicJiří MRKÝVKAMichelin tyresHonda1732:51.9301 lap179.081:54.16011274.123
RT53SlovakiaVladimír KARBANMichelin tyresSuzuki1631:55.560---173.501:57.9403273.430
RT44USAScott RUSSELLMichelin tyresYamaha1018:20.303Handling188.781:48.1852295.011
RT55Czech RepublicMichal BURSADunlop tyresKawasaki1019:22.764---178.641:54.4845276.226
RT47ItalyGiovanni VALTULINIYamaha713:48.825---175.431:55.6993270.031
RT9ItalyPiergiorgio BONTEMPIDunlop tyresKawasaki423:50.744---58.071:53.8454288.010
RT4JapanAkira YANAGAWADunlop tyresKawasaki35:30.448Accident188.581:48.2283295.06
RT58ItalyFausto POJERDucati35:56.574Accident174.761:55.0523274.127
RT56MexicoJésus RODRÍGUEZMichelin tyresDucati24:16.900---161.712:07.6871168.432
RT46ItalyBruno SCATOLAKawasaki12:06.407---164.332:06.407128
RT52ItalyPaolo MALVINIPirelli tyresDucati12:07.306---163.172:07.306129
NS10New ZealandAndrew STROUDDunlop tyresKawasakiNot started24
NS59ItalyIvo ARNOLDIDucatiNot started25
Fastest lap111New ZealandAaron SLIGHTMichelin tyresHonda1:46.856 on lap 12194.39 km/h
Sources:

Official results/ Official entry list/ Official timetable/ Official attendance figures/ 1998⁠-⁠05⁠-⁠09 live TV coverage/ 1998⁠-⁠05⁠-⁠10 live TV coverage/ Cycle News 1998⁠-⁠05⁠-⁠20 pg14⁠-⁠17/ bikenet.co.uk/ monzanet.it/ troycorser.com/ Photos by Mario Böttger photos