1990 Czechoslovak motorcycle Grand Prix
The 1990 Czechoslovak Motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 24–26 August 1990 at the Masaryk Circuit located in Brno, Czechoslovakia.
|Race 13 of 15 races in the|
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||26 August 1990|
|Official name||Grand Prix Brno-ČSFR|
500 cc raceEdit
As he closes the gap to the pair in front, Schwantz's front-end tucks in and he crashes out of third place. He runs to the bike to pick it up, but it is starting to burn.
Rainey is only just managing to stay on Gardner's wheel, and eventually passes. By the last lap, Rainey is well ahead of Gardner, and he wins the race and the championship. Lawson takes third, but is absent from the podium celebrations. While it may have been a coincidence that Lawson disappeared on the day he lost his title to Rainey, Lawson had a big fight with crew chief Warren Willing about the bike and left the facilities before the podium ceremonies.:147
Rainey: "Then, when I crossed the finish line, and I was World Champion, I had a burst of emotion. I felt really great, for about two tenths of a second. Then it was gone, and it was like – wow, what happened to everything? Here I am, with the thing I've devoted everything to win, and there wasn’t anything there. It left me feeling really disappointed. It meant so much more to me emotionally losing the title in Sweden when I crashed out than it did winning it. It felt strange.":146
500 cc classificationEdit
|1||Wayne Rainey||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||+47:50.847||20|
|2||Wayne Gardner||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||+2.003||17|
|3||Eddie Lawson||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||+19.531||15|
|4||Niall Mackenzie||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||+35.174||13|
|5||Juan Garriga||Ducados Yamaha||Yamaha||+42.617||11|
|6||Christian Sarron||Sonauto Gauloises||Yamaha||+46.250||10|
|7||Sito Pons||Campsa Banesto||Honda||+51.386||9|
|8||Jean Philippe Ruggia||Sonauto Gauloises||Yamaha||+1:06.249||8|
|9||Mick Doohan||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||+1:07.917||7|
|10||Carl Fogarty||Team ROC Elf La Cinq||Honda||+1:19.415||6|
|11||Randy Mamola||Cagiva Corse||Cagiva||+1:38.932||5|
|12||Ron Haslam||Cagiva Corse||Cagiva||+2:06.055||4|
|13||Marco Papa||Team ROC Elf La Cinq||Honda||+1 Lap||3|
|14||Eddie Laycock||Millar Racing||Honda||+1 Lap||2|
|15||Rachel Nicotte||Plaisir Vitesse Internationale||Plaisir||+1 Lap||1|
|16||Cees Doorakkers||HRK Motors||Honda||+1 Lap|
|17||Martin Troesch||Honda||+2 Laps|
|Ret||Kevin Schwantz||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||Retirement|
|Ret||Alex Barros||Cagiva Corse||Cagiva||Retirement|
|Ret||Andreas Leuthe||Librenti Corse||Honda||Retirement|
- "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1990". Archive.li. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
- Mitchell, Malcolm. "1990 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- "Brno Circuit | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
- Scott, Michael: Wayne Rainey. Haynes Publishing, 1997, ISBN 978-1844258628
- "1990 Czechoslovakian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- "CZECH REPUBLIC GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1990". Motogp.com. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
1990 Swedish Grand Prix
|FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1990 Hungarian Grand Prix
1989 Czechoslovak Grand Prix
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1991 Czechoslovak Grand Prix