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1991 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1991 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. The race took place on the weekend of 5–7 April 1991 at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney, New South Wales. It was the first of six times the Australian motorcycle Grand Prix would be held at Eastern Creek before moving permanently back to Phillip Island in 1997.

Australia  1991 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 15 races in the
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Eastern Creek Circuit.svg
Date7 April 1991
Official nameTooheys Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationEastern Creek Raceway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.930 km (2.442 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Time 1:30.948
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Time 1:31.455
Podium
First United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Second Australia Michael Doohan Honda
Third United States John Kocinski Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora Honda
Time 1:33.926
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora Honda
Time 1:34.180
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora Honda
Second Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Third Spain Carlos Cardús Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi Honda
Time 1:40.057
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi Honda
Time 1:39.401
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi Honda
Second Italy Fausto Gresini Honda
Third Japan Noboru Ueda Honda

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 32 49:14.411 1 20
2   Michael Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda 32 +2.549 3 17
3   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 32 +9.457 4 15
4   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda 32 +24.437 2 13
5   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 32 +29.177 6 11
6   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Corse Cagiva 32 +31.155 5 10
7   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha 32 +37.849 9 9
8   Alex Barros Cagiva Corse Cagiva 32 +59.646 7 8
9   Adrien Morillas Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha 32 +59.702 10 7
10   Didier de Radiguès Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 32 +1:01.652 12 6
11   Kevin Magee Team Roberts Suzuki 32 +1:20.599 11 5
12   Doug Chandler Roberts B Team Yamaha 32 +1:28.598 13 4
13   Eddie Laycock Millar Racing Yamaha 31 +1 lap 15 3
14   Cees Doorakkers HEK-Baumachines Honda 30 +2 laps 16 2
15   Steve Spray Team Roton Roton 29 +3 laps 17 1
16   Niggi Schmassman Schmassman Technotron Honda 28 +4 laps 18
Ret   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha 13 Retired 8
Ret   Sito Pons Campsa Honda Team Honda 12 Retired 14
[4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Luca Cadalora Honda 28 44:19.673 1 20
2   Helmut Bradl Honda 28 +0.269 2 17
3   Carlos Cardús Honda 28 +11.833 3 15
4   Wilco Zeelenberg Honda 28 +15.394 4 13
5   Loris Reggiani Aprilia 28 +26.882 5 11
6   Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia 28 +56.839 7 10
7   Andreas Preining Aprilia 28 +1:06.408 9 9
8   Jochen Schmid Honda 28 +1:14.223 10 8
9   Paolo Casoli Yamaha 28 +1:17.967 15 7
10   Carlos Lavado Yamaha 28 +1:18.302 13 6
11   Jean-Pierre Jeandat Honda 28 +1:30.197 5
12   Bernard Hänggeli Aprilia 28 +1:35.860 4
13   Frédéric Protat Aprilia 27 +1 lap 3
14   Urs Jucker Yamaha 27 +1 lap 2
15   Kevin Mitchell Yamaha 27 +1 lap 1
16   Stephen Whitehouse Yamaha 27 +1 lap
17   Jaime Mariano Aprilia 27 +1 lap
18   David Horton Yamaha 27 +1 lap
19   Gavin Johnston Yamaha 27 +1 lap
20   Warren Palesy Yamaha 27 +1 lap
21   Michael Haisman Yamaha 27 +1 lap
22   Scott Buckley Yamaha 26 +2 laps
Ret   Stefan Prein Honda 26 Retired 14
Ret   Masahiro Shimizu Honda 21 Retired 12
Ret   Jim Filice Yamaha 21 Retired
Ret   Darren Milner Yamaha 14 Retired
Ret   Martin Wimmer Suzuki 13 Retired 6
Ret   Alberto Puig Yamaha 4 Retired
Ret   Trevor Manley Yamaha 3 Retired
Ret   Àlex Crivillé Honda 3 Retired 11
Ret   Leon van der Heyden Honda 2 Retired
Ret   Doriano Romboni Honda 1 Retired 8
Ret   Harald Eckl Aprilia 0 Retired
Ret   Ricky Rice Yamaha 0 Retired
Ret   Peter Linden Honda 0 Retired
Ret   Corrado Catalano Honda 0 Retired
Ret   Ian Newton Yamaha 0 Retired
[6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Loris Capirossi Honda 24 40:15.516 1 20
2   Fausto Gresini Honda 24 +5.764 5 17
3   Noboru Ueda Honda 24 +13.068 3 15
4   Ezio Gianola Derbi 24 +16.617 2 13
5   Ralf Waldmann Honda 24 +22.713 8 11
6   Koji Takada Honda 24 +34.286 10
7   Heinz Lüthi Honda 24 +34.725 4 9
8   Alessandro Gramigni Aprilia 24 +34.780 10 8
9   Hans Spaan Honda 24 +42.294 13 7
10   Jorge Martínez JJ Cobas 24 +47.291 9 6
11   Dirk Raudies Honda 24 +47.581 15 5
12   Maurizio Vitali Gazzaniga 24 +47.659 11 4
13   Steve Patrickson Honda 24 +47.939 3
14   Peter Galvin Honda 24 +48.364 14 2
15   Hisashi Unemoto Honda 24 +57.904 1
16   Kazuto Sakata Honda 24 +58.009
17   Julián Miralles JJ Cobas 24 +59.981
18   Herri Torrontegui JJ Cobas 24 +1:01.287
19   Emilio Cuppini Gazzaniga 24 +1:08.358
20   Johnny Wickström Honda 24 +1:15.742
21   Robin Appleyard Honda 24 +1:15.941
22   Gimmi Bosio Honda 24 +1:18.526
23   Alfred Waibel Honda 24 +1:26.064
24   Kinya Wada Honda 24 +1:26.303
25   Thierry Feuz Honda 24 +1:26.644
26   Alan Patterson Honda 24 +1:46.388
27   Hubert Abold Honda 23 +1 lap
28   Linda Walsh Honda 23 +1 lap
29   René Dünki Honda 23 +1 lap
30   Kenneth Fisher Honda 23 +1 lap
31   Tony Daly Honda 23 +1 lap
32   Tony Sims Honda 23 +1 lap
33   Peter Scott Honda 22 +2 laps
Ret   Gabriele Debbia Aprilia 17 Retired 6
Ret   Manuel Herreros JJ Cobas 17 Retired
Ret   Javier Debon JJ Cobas 11 Retired
Ret   Bruno Casanova Honda 9 Retired 12
Ret   Olivier Petrucciani Aprilia 7 Retired
Ret   Adolf Stadler JJ Cobas 3 Retired 7
[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1991". 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1991 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Sydney Motorsport Park - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "1991 Australian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1991". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ a b c Scott, Michael (ed.). Motocourse 1991-1992. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 72–73. ISBN 0-905138-88-0.


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