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1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 2–4 August 1991 at Donington Park.

United Kingdom  1991 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 15 races in the
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date4 August 1991
Official nameShell British Motorcycle Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationDonington Park
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:32.974
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:33.569
Podium
First United States Kevin Schwantz
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third Australia Mick Doohan
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Reggiani
Time 1:36.356
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Reggiani
Time 1:36.200
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Spain Carlos Cardús
Third Germany Helmut Bradl
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:42.928
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:43.155
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Italy Fausto Gresini
Third Germany Peter Öttl

500 cc race reportEdit

Kevin Schwantz on pole, Wayne Rainey 0.02 seconds back in 2nd, Mick Doohan 1 second down in 6th. John Kocinski gets the start from 3rd over Wayne Gardner, Doohan and Rainey.

Kocinski opens up a small gap to Schwantz, then a gap to a 3-man fight for 3rd between Rainey, Gardner and Doohan.

Schwantz takes the lead from Kocinski as Rainey arrives to make it a trio. Doohan makes it a quartet on lap 7.

Rainey and Schwantz drop Doohan and Kocinski, and they are swapping the lead often.

On the penultimate lap approaching the Melbourne Hairpin, from far behind Schwantz swoops in on Rainey on the brakes and passes around the outside in one of Schwantz's most memorable overtaking maneuvers. Rainey isn't able to recover while Schwantz widens his lead to a comfortable gap as he crosses the finish line.[4][better source needed]

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 47:12.182 20
2   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +0.788 17
3   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda +19.188 15
4   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +24.857 13
5   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda +29.617 11
6   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Corse Cagiva +31.179 10
7   Niall Mackenzie Roberts B Team Yamaha +35.348 9
8   Didier de Radiguès Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +37.846 8
9   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha +49.967 7
10   Marco Papa Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1 Lap 6
11   Eddie Laycock Millar Racing Yamaha +1 Lap 5
12   Ron Haslam JPS Norton Racing Norton +1 Lap 4
13   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Honda +2 Laps 3
14   Cees Doorakkers HEK-Baumachines Honda +2 Laps 2
15   Andreas Leuthe Librenti Corse Suzuki +2 Laps 1
16   Helmut Schutz Rallye Sport Honda +3 Laps
17   Josef Doppler Doppler Racing Yamaha +3 Laps
Ret   Jean Philippe Ruggia Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Michele Valdo Team Paton Paton Retirement
Ret   Nicholas Schmassman Schmassman Technotron Honda Retirement
Ret   Adrien Morillas Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Hans Becker Team Romero Racing Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Sito Pons Campsa Honda Team Honda Retirement
Ret   Doug Chandler Roberts B Team Yamaha Retirement
Sources:[5][6]

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. "Donington Park - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ 1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix (500cc) - Full Race, retrieved 23 December 2015
  5. ^ "1991 British MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · BRITISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1991". www.motogp.com.


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