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1990 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1990 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 4–6 May 1990 at the Jerez circuit.[2]

Spain  1990 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date6 May 1990
Official nameGran Premio de España[1]
LocationCircuito de Jerez
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.428 km (2.751 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:47.891
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:48.290
First Australia Wayne Gardner
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third United States Kevin Schwantz
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl
Time 1:49.420
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:50.318
First United States John Kocinski
Second Italy Luca Cadalora
Third Germany Helmut Bradl
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez
Time 1:56.252
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Stefan Prein
Time 1:56.223
First Spain Jorge Martínez
Second Germany Stefan Prein
Third Italy Fausto Gresini

500 cc race reportEdit

Niall Mackenzie takes Kevin Magee’s seat (who was injured at the previous round), and Mick Doohan gets pole position.

Doohan gets crowded back at the first turn, with Wayne Rainey, Christian Sarron, Wayne Gardner, and Kevin Schwantz ahead of him.

The riders are getting strung out: Rainey, with a small gap to Gardner, a small gap to Schwantz, and a small gap to a group that gets smaller by Alex Barros crashing out of it. Gardner catches and passes Rainey, and takes the win.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda 52:58.021 20
2   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +7.307 17
3   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +22.088 15
4   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda +28.729 13
5   Pierfrancesco Chili Team ROC Elf La Cinq Honda +40.920 11
6   Sito Pons Campsa Banesto Honda +1:07.157 10
7   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +1:12.205 9
8   Niall Mackenzie Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +1:13.260 8
9   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha +1:25.360 7
10   Jean Philippe Ruggia Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +1:34.395 6
11   Eddie Laycock Millar Racing Honda +1 Lap 5
12   Nicholas Schmassman Team Schmassman Honda +2 Laps 4
13   Cees Doorakkers HRK Motors Honda +2 Laps 3
14   Andreas Leuthe Librenti Corse Honda +2 Laps 2
15   Hansjoerg Butz Honda +3 Laps 1
Ret   Vittorio Scatola Team Elit Paton Retirement
Ret   Alex Barros Cagiva Corse Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Randy Mamola Cagiva Corse Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Ron Haslam Cagiva Corse Cagiva Retirement


  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1990". 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Moto GP statistics". Moto GP. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  3. ^ "1990 Spanish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ " · SPANISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1990".

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