1991 Dutch TT
|Race 9 of 15 races in the|
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||29 June 1991|
|Official name||Dutch TT|
|Location||TT Circuit Assen|
500 cc race reportEdit
Rainey is opening a gap to Doohan, Gardner, Schwantz and Eddie Lawson. Schwantz and Doohan fight for 2nd and Gardner drops to 4th.
Doohan lowsides out of second and slides into a bale-covered fence, hitting it hard with his upper body. He’s not getting up.
A win would put Rainey ahead of Doohan on points, but Schwantz is closing as they head into the last lap. Schwantz is too far away to pass on the brakes, but at the chicane, Rainey makes a big mistake and goes wide on the exit, having to sit up and ride through the grass. He exits just before Schwantz gets to him, but Schwantz has momentum and takes the win on the line.
On the cool down lap, Rainey and Schwantz exchange a handshake and teasing jabs and Rainey put his head on the tank in embarrassment. On the podium, Rainey is subdued but not angry-looking.
Schwantz: "On the last lap Wayne put together a lap that had absolutely no flaws in it anywhere. Coming into the chicane for the last time I'm sure he had me by more than three quarters of a second. He just outbroke himself going in, got on the grass and I managed to beat him across the line. I kind of feel that it was Hockenheim that caused it to happen, I know that's all Wayne was thinking about, that he wasn't going to let me do the same thing I'd done to him in Germany. I think had he taken a quick glance over his shoulder anywhere round that last lap he would have realised it wasn't down to an outbraking manoeuvre at the chicane, he had me beat."
500 cc classificationEdit
|1||Kevin Schwantz||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||41:24.916||20|
|2||Wayne Rainey||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||+1.090||17|
|3||Wayne Gardner||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||+12.766||15|
|4||Eddie Lawson||Cagiva Corse||Cagiva||+16.973||13|
|5||Didier de Radiguès||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||+31.091||11|
|6||John Kocinski||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||+32.094||10|
|7||Alex Barros||Cagiva Corse||Cagiva||+34.476||9|
|8||Jean Philippe Ruggia||Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1||Yamaha||+49.225||8|
|9||Adrien Morillas||Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1||Yamaha||+1:18.055||7|
|10||Sito Pons||Campsa Honda Team||Honda||+1:20.994||6|
|11||Doug Chandler||Roberts B Team||Yamaha||+1:24.323||5|
|12||Juan Garriga||Ducados Yamaha||Yamaha||+2:34.160||4|
|13||Cees Doorakkers||HEK-Baumachines||Honda||+1 Lap||3|
|14||Michael Rudroff||Rallye Sport||Honda||+1 Lap||2|
|15||Nicholas Schmassman||Schmassman Technotron||Honda||+1 Lap||1|
|Ret||Eddie Laycock||Millar Racing||Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Helmut Schutz||Rallye Sport||Honda||Retirement|
|Ret||Damon Buckmaster||Padgett's Racing Team||Suzuki||Retirement|
|Ret||Hans Becker||Team Romero Racing||Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Mick Doohan||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||Retirement|
|DNQ||Andreas Leuthe||Librenti Corse||Suzuki||Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Martin Trösch||MT Racing||Honda||Did not qualify|
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- "motogp.com · DUTCH TT · 500cc Race Classification 1991". www.motogp.com.
1991 European Grand Prix
|FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1991 French Grand Prix
1990 Dutch TT
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1992 Dutch TT