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1991 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1991 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 7–9 June 1991 at the Salzburgring.

Austria  1991 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 15 races in the
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Track map for Salzburgring in Austria.svg
Date9 June 1991
Official nameGroßer Preis von Österreich[1][2][3]
LocationSalzburgring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.243 km (2.636 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:17.826
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Time 1:18.085
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Second United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Third United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Time 1:22.948
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Carlos Cardús Honda
Time 1:22.631
Podium
First Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Second Spain Carlos Cardús Honda
Third Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Honda
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda
Time 1:31.417
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez Honda
Time 1:30.874
Podium
First Italy Fausto Gresini Honda
Second Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda
Third Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Steve Webster Krauser
Time 1:24.823
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralph Bohnhorst Bohnhorst
Time 1:25.149
Podium
First United Kingdom Steve Webster Krauser
Second Switzerland Rolf Biland LCR-ADM
Third Japan Masato Kumano LCR-Yamaha

500 cc race reportEdit

Mick Doohan dominates qualifying with more than a second under Kevin Schwantz in 2nd place.

At the start, Wayne Rainey gets the first turn from Wayne Gardner, Doohan and John Kocinski. Doohan gets past Gardner and he and Rainey start forming a gap at the front. Kocinski starts putting pressure on Gardner.

Doohan takes the lead, with Rainey doing everything he can to stay in contact. Schwantz starts moving through the field. It ends in that order.

Schwantz complains that with two laps to go, Gardner almost pushed him into a barrier, and there are heated words after the race.[4]

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda 29 38:03.841 1 20
2   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 29 +0.185 3 17
3   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 29 +15.625 2 15
4   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda 29 +15.827 4 13
5   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Corse Cagiva 29 +38.688 6 11
6   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha 29 +59.489 8 10
7   Doug Chandler Roberts B Team Yamaha 29 +1:13.608 9 9
8   Didier de Radiguès Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 28 +1 lap 7 8
9   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 28 +1 lap 5 7
10   Eddie Laycock Millar Racing Yamaha 28 +1 lap 11 6
11   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Honda 27 +2 laps 13 5
12   Marco Papa Cagiva Corse Cagiva 27 +2 laps 12 4
Ret   Adrien Morillas Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha 4 Retired 10
DNQ   Cees Doorakkers HEK-Baumachines Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Sepp Doppler Doppler Racing Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Hans Becker Team Romero Racing Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Helmut Schutz Rallye Sport Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Andreas Leuthe Librenti Corse Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Nicolas Schmassman Schmassman Technotron Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Martin Trösch MT Racing Honda Did not qualify
Sources:[5][6][7]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Helmut Bradl Honda 24 33:23.857 1 20
2   Carlos Cardús Honda 24 +7.818 3 17
3   Wilco Zeelenberg Honda 24 +8.157 5 15
4   Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia 24 +9.054 2 13
5   Luca Cadalora Honda 24 +18.878 7 11
6   Masahiro Shimizu Honda 24 +32.197 9 10
7   Jochen Schmid Honda 24 +36.707 10 9
8   Loris Reggiani Aprilia 24 +48.198 6 8
9   Àlex Crivillé JJ Cobas 24 +1:03.281 8 7
10   Stefan Prein Honda 24 +1:03.387 14 6
11   Paolo Casoli Yamaha 24 +1:08.090 11 5
12   Harald Eckl Aprilia 24 +1:20.874 4
13   Martin Wimmer Suzuki 24 +1:21.043 12 3
14   Erkka Korpiaho Aprilia 24 +1:21.234 2
15   Corrado Catalano Honda 24 +1:22.801 1
16   Fausto Ricci Yamaha 24 +1:23.529
17   Eskil Suter Aprilia 24 +1:40.552
18   Jaime Mariano Aprilia 23 +1 lap
19   Stefano Pennese Aprilia 23 +1 lap
20   Bernd Kassner Yamaha 23 +1 lap
21   Katsuyoshi Kozono Honda 23 +1 lap
22   Bernard Hänggeli Aprilia 23 +1 lap
23   Patrick van der Goorbergh Yamaha 23 +1 lap
24   Renato Colleoni Aprilia 23 +1 lap
25   Renzo Colleoni Aprilia 23 +1 lap
26   Ian Newton Yamaha 23 +1 lap
27   Jean Foray Yamaha 23 +1 lap
28   Wayne Doran Yamaha 23 +1 lap
Ret   Urs Jucker Yamaha 23 Retired
Ret   Andreas Preining Aprilia 18 Retired 4
Ret   Jean-Pierre Jeandat Honda 10 Retired
Ret   Peter Linden Honda 8 Retired
Ret   Doriano Romboni Honda 5 Retired 13
Ret   Frédéric Protat Aprilia 4 Retired
Ret   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 2 Retired 15
DNS   Carlos Lavado Yamaha
DNS   Kevin Mitchell Yamaha
[7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Fausto Gresini Honda 22 33:47.096 5 20
2   Ralf Waldmann Honda 22 +0.048 1 17
3   Noboru Ueda Honda 22 +0.452 6 15
4   Dirk Raudies Honda 22 +1.427 7 13
5   Hans Spaan Honda 22 +1.580 9 11
6   Loris Capirossi Honda 22 +3.609 2 10
7   Jorge Martínez Honda 22 +3.800 9
8   Adolf Stadler JJ Cobas 22 +3.834 8 8
9   Heinz Lüthi Honda 22 +4.287 4 7
10   Peter Öttl Rotax 22 +7.017 11 6
11   Alessandro Gramigni Aprilia 22 +29.176 10 5
12   Nobuyuki Wakai Honda 22 +29.231 4
13   Olivier Petrucciani Aprilia 22 +29.288 3
14   Maurizio Vitali Gazzaniga 22 +29.538 2
15   Alain Bronec Honda 22 +29.620 1
16   Julián Miralles JJ Cobas 22 +30.405
17   Gimmi Bosio Honda 22 +30.532
18   Herri Torrontegui JJ Cobas 22 +30.597
19   Hisashi Unemoto Honda 22 +30.747
20   Luis Alvaro Derbi 22 +30.797
21   Gabriele Debbia Aprilia 22 +30.993 3
22   Ezio Gianola Derbi 22 +51.228 13
23   Peter Galvin Honda 22 +53.468
24   Ian McConnachie Honda 22 +53.568
25   Johnny Wickström Honda 22 +53.896
26   Alfred Waibel Honda 22 +54.289 15
27   Steve Patrickson Honda 22 +54.489
28   Jos van Dongen Honda 22 +56.592
29   Wolfgang Fritz Honda 22 +1:33.788
30   Kinya Wada Honda 21 +1 lap
31   Emilio Cuppini Gazzaniga 18 +4 laps
Ret   Thierry Feuz Honda 21 Retired
Ret   Bruno Casanova Honda 14 Retired 12
Ret   Serafino Foti Honda 12 Retired
Ret   Arie Molenaar Honda 10 Retired
Ret   Kazuto Sakata Honda 9 Retired 14
DNQ   Stefan Kurfiss Honda
DNQ   Manuel Hernández Honda
DNQ   Robin Appleyard Honda
DNQ   Hans Koopman Honda
DNQ   Janez Pintar Honda
DNQ   Stefan Brägger Honda
DNQ   Alan Patterson Honda
DNQ   René Dünki Honda
DNQ   Hubert Abold Honda
DNQ   Taru Rinne Honda
DNQ   Jean-Claude Selini Honda
[7]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1   Steve Webster   Gavin Simmons Krauser 22 31:43.039 1 20
2   Rolf Biland   Kurt Waltisperg LCR-ADM 22 +15.773 3 17
3   Masato Kumano   Eckhart Rösinger LCR-Yamaha 22 +16.174 15
4   Klaus Klaffenböck   Christian Parzer LCR 22 +16.511 9 13
5   Paul Güdel   Charly Güdel LCR-Krauser 22 +16.735 5 11
6   Steve Abbott   Shaun Smith LCR-Krauser 22 +17.141 10
7   Ralph Bohnhorst   Bruno Hiller Bohnhorst 22 +18.107 11 9
8   Egbert Streuer   Peter Essaff LCR-Yamaha 22 +30.693 10 8
9   Derek Brindley   Nick Roche LCR 22 +50.156 7
10   Theo van Kempen   Jan Kuyt LCR-Krauser 22 +51.465 13 6
11   René Progin   Gary Irlam LCR 22 +51.594 12 5
12   Werner Kraus   Thomas Schröder ADM 22 +53.107 4
13   Markus Bösiger   Peter Markwalder LCR-ADM 22 +57.867 3
14   Gary Thomas   Michel van Puyvelde Krauser 22 +59.430 2
15   Darren Dixon   Sean Dixon LCR-Krauser 22 +1:27.816 15 1
16   Markus Egloff   Urs Egloff Yamaha 22 +1:30.638 4
17   Jos van Stekelenburg   Rinie Bettgens LCR 21 +1 lap
Ret   Barry Smith   David Smith Windle-ADM 10 Retired
Ret   Yoshisada Kumagaya   Bryan Houghton Krauser 8 Retired 7
Ret   Tony Wyssen   Killian Wyssen LCR-Krauser 7 Retired 6
Ret   Tony Baker   Simon Prior LCR-Krauser 4 Retired
Ret   Alain Michel   Simon Birchall Krauser 0 Retired 2
Ret   Alfred Zurbrügg   Martin Zurbrügg LCR-Yamaha 0 Retired 14
DNS   Barry Brindley   Trevor Hopkinson LCR-Yamaha 8
DNQ   Hans Hügli   Adolf Hänni LCR
DNQ   Peter Lemstra   Guy Scott LCR
DNQ   Billy Gällros   Peter Berglund LCR
DNQ   Reiner Kosta   Jurg Egli Yamaha
[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1991". Archive.today. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1991 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. ^ Schwantz, Kevin: Blurred Past Archived 2006-05-19 at the Wayback Machine kevinschwantz.com 1994.
  5. ^ "1991 Austrian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1991". www.motogp.com.
  7. ^ a b c d Scott, Michael (ed.). Motocourse 1991-1992. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 112–113. ISBN 0-905138-88-0.


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