1990 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 15 of 15 races in the|
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||16 September 1990|
|Official name||Drink/Drive Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix|
|Location||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit|
500 cc race reportEdit
Cagiva sat out the last race, as the grid was headed by Mick Doohan, Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Gardner and Eddie Lawson. The start went to the Rothmans Hondas, but by the hairpin Wayne Rainey was up to third. Exiting the hairpin, Gardner almost highsided, letting Rainey through.
Rainey took the lead from Doohan, with Gardner making it a trio away at the front. Rainey was passed by Doohan on the straight, but he re-took the lead by barging through the inside of the hairpin. Doohan passed on the straight again: the Yamaha was never beaten on straight-line speed. The trio became a quartet as Schwantz caught up, having set the fastest lap of the race.
Gardner's fairing came loose after his near-crash, but he managed to pass Rainey on the straight to take second spot, and again Rainey inelegantly pushed Gardner wide on the hairpin apex, which allowed Schwantz into third. With 7 laps to go, Doohan was out front down the straight, Schwantz in second and Gardner back into third as he passed Rainey into Turn One. He then passed Schwantz before the hairpin.
Gardner passed Doohan in Turn One, causing Doohan to nearly highside through the right-hander as Schwantz closed the gap that had been forming and then goes on to pass him. Rainey was still in fourth place. On the brakes into Turn One, Schwantz had a high-speed highside and crashed out of second. Gardner won the race in front of Doohan, with a small gap to Rainey in third.
500 cc classificationEdit
|1||Wayne Gardner||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||47:45.053||20|
|2||Mick Doohan||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||+0.856||17|
|3||Wayne Rainey||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||+2.739||15|
|4||Eddie Lawson||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||+42.532||13|
|5||Niall Mackenzie||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||+54.520||11|
|6||Juan Garriga||Ducados Yamaha||Yamaha||+1:00.539||10|
|7||Sito Pons||Campsa Banesto||Honda||+1:05.231||9|
|8||Peter Goddard||Yamaha Motor Company||Yamaha||+1:30.221||8|
|9||Pierfrancesco Chili||Team ROC Elf La Cinq||Honda||+1 Lap||7|
|10||Marco Papa||Team ROC Elf La Cinq||Honda||+1 Lap||6|
|11||Eddie Laycock||Millar Racing||Honda||+1 Lap||5|
|12||Cees Doorakkers||HRK Motors||Honda||+1 Lap||4|
|Ret||Jean Philippe Ruggia||Sonauto Gauloises||Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Tadahiko Taira||Tech 21||Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Kevin Schwantz||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||Retirement|
|Ret||Christian Sarron||Sonauto Gauloises||Yamaha||Retirement|
|DNQ||Nicholas Schmassman||Team Schmassman||Honda||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Greg Drew||PRP||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Craig Harwood||Yamaha||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Scott Mitchell||Suzuki||Did not qualify|
- "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1990". Archive.li. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
- Mitchell, Malcolm. "1990 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
- Mitchell, Malcolm. "Phillip Island Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
- "1990 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
- "motogp.com · AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1990". www.motogp.com.
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