1990 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1990 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 8–10 June 1990 at the Salzburgring.[4]

Austria  1990 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Salzburgring moto (1986-1997).svg
Date10 June 1990
Official nameGroßer Preis von Österreich[1][2][3]
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.326 km (2.688 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:18.411
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:18.341
First United States Kevin Schwantz
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third Australia Mick Doohan
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Carlos Cardús
Time 1:23.709
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:23.935
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Germany Martin Wimmer
Third United States John Kocinski
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan
Time 1:31.821
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Stefan Prein
Time 1:34.979
First Spain Jorge Martínez
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Germany Stefan Prein

500 cc race reportEdit

Eddie Lawson is still out, as is Wayne Gardner.

First turn, it’s Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan, Sito Pons, Kevin Schwantz, Pierfrancesco Chili, Niall Mackenzie and Christian Sarron. Schwantz begins to get a small gap from Rainey and Doohan, then there's another gap to Chili.

Rainey begins to bridge the gap to Schwantz, leaving Doohan. Rainey catches and tries a draft pass, but Schwantz denies it on the brakes. Rainey claws his way to the lead, but on the uphill drag, the 160 bhp Suzuki seems more than a match for the Yamaha as Schwantz passes Rainey again. On the last lap, Schwantz’ lead holds as he wins over Rainey and Doohan.

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 38:21.304 20
2   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +0.561 17
3   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda +25.304 15
4   Pierfrancesco Chili Team ROC Elf La Cinq Honda +37.304 13
5   Niall Mackenzie Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +46.434 11
6   Sito Pons Campsa Banesto Honda +46.871 10
7   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +1:06.073 9
8   Jean Philippe Ruggia Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +1:19.575 8
9   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha +1 Lap 7
10   Randy Mamola Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1 Lap 6
11   Alex Barros Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1 Lap 5
12   Ron Haslam Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1 Lap 4
13   Marco Papa Team ROC Elf La Cinq Honda +2 Laps 3
14   Cees Doorakkers HRK Motors Honda +2 Laps 2
15   Karl Truchsess Honda +2 Laps 1
DNQ   Hansjoerg Butz Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Alois Meyer Rallye Sport Honda Did not qualify


  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1990". Archive.today. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1990 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Salzburgring - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Moto GP statistics". Moto GP. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  5. ^ "1990 Austrian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1990". www.motogp.com.

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