1991 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1991 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 10–12 May 1991 at the Jerez circuit.

Spain  1991 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 15 races in the
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuito de Jerez (1985-1992).svg
Date12 May 1991
Official nameGran Premio de España[1]
LocationCircuito de Jerez
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.218 km (2.621 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Time 1:46.881
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Time 1:47.615
Podium
First Australia Michael Doohan Honda
Second United States John Kocinski Yamaha
Third United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Time 1:49.108
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Time 1:50.002
Podium
First Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Second Italy Luca Cadalora Honda
Third Italy Loris Reggiani Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Time 1:54.647
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Ezio Gianola Derbi
Time 1:54.038
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Second Italy Fausto Gresini Honda
Third Italy Loris Capirossi Honda
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider France Alain Michel Krauser
Time 1:50.817
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Steve Webster Krauser
Time 1:52.237
Podium
First United Kingdom Steve Webster Krauser
Second Switzerland Paul Güdel LCR-Krauser
Third United Kingdom Steve Abbott LCR-Krauser

500 cc race reportEdit

Wayne Rainey’s 3rd pole in 4 races; takes turn 1 from Mick Doohan, John Kocinski, Eddie Lawson and Kevin Schwantz.

Rainey and Doohan get a little gap to Kocinski, then it’s a large gap to 4th. Doohan starts to open a gap from Rainey, who starts to get pressure from his teammate Kocinski.

Kocinski passes Rainey without much finesse. Doohan wins with a large gap and Kocinski’s 2nd place takes 2 points from Rainey’s standing, so he’s now 4 points behind Doohan.

Rainey says that his tire blistered and had to nurse it on the right-handers.[2] Schwantz' Suzuki holed a piston while he was battling for 4th place.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda 29 52:42.650 3 20
2   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 29 +9.920 2 17
3   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 29 +13.463 1 15
4   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha 29 +34.955 6 13
5   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha 29 +39.276 9 11
6   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Corse Cagiva 29 +46.684 5 10
7   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda 29 +53.944 7 9
8   Didier de Radiguès Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 29 +55.155 10 8
9   Adrien Morillas Sonauto Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha 29 +1:11.117 11 7
10   Doug Chandler Roberts B Team Yamaha 29 +1:31.628 8 6
11   Eddie Laycock Millar Racing Yamaha 28 +1 lap 12 5
12   Marco Papa Team Marco Papa Honda 28 +1 lap 13 4
13   Cees Doorakkers HEK-Baumachines Honda 28 +1 lap 14 3
14   Hans Becker Team Romero Racing Yamaha 27 +2 laps 15 2
15   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Honda 27 +2 laps 1
Ret   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki 11 Retired 4
Ret   Niggi Schmassman Schmassman Technotron Honda 6 Retired
DNQ   Helmut Schutz Rallye Sport Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Martin Trosch MT Racing Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Andreas Leuthe Librenti Corse Suzuki Did not qualify
[3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Helmut Bradl Honda 24 44:22.222 1 20
2   Luca Cadalora Honda 24 +0.451 2 17
3   Loris Reggiani Aprilia 24 +4.156 7 15
4   Masahiro Shimizu Honda 24 +6.285 3 13
5   Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia 24 +6.793 4 11
6   Carlos Cardús Honda 24 +8.186 5 10
7   Jochen Schmid Honda 24 +37.638 13 9
8   Martin Wimmer Suzuki 24 +41.905 11 8
9   Doriano Romboni Honda 24 +46.974 7
10   Alberto Puig Yamaha 24 +49.647 12 6
11   Carlos Lavado Yamaha 24 +1:04.453 15 5
12   Jean-Pierre Jeandat Honda 24 +1:11.980 4
13   Leon van der Heyden Honda 24 +1:14.709 3
14   Patrick van der Goorbergh Yamaha 24 +1:17.124 2
15   Urs Jucker Yamaha 24 +1:25.505 1
16   Jaime Mariano Aprilia 24 +1:38.203
17   Bernard Hänggeli Aprilia 24 +1:39.797
18   Ian Newton Yamaha 23 +1 lap
19   Fausto Ricci Yamaha 23 +1 lap
20   Jean Foray Yamaha 23 +1 lap
Ret   Erkka Korpiaho Aprilia 21 Retired
Ret   Renzo Colleoni Aprilia 16 Retired 14
Ret   Paolo Casoli Yamaha 15 Retired 9
Ret   Corrado Catalano Honda 9 Retired
Ret   Àlex Crivillé JJ Cobas 7 Retired 8
Ret   Andreas Preining Aprilia 6 Retired 10
Ret   Frédéric Protat Aprilia 4 Retired
Ret   Kevin Mitchell Yamaha 4 Retired
Ret   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 2 Retired
Ret   Wilco Zeelenberg Honda 1 Retired 6
Ret   Dominique Sarron Yamaha 1 Retired
Ret   Harald Eckl Aprilia 1 Retired
DNS   Stefan Prein Honda
[6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1   Noboru Ueda Honda 22 42:23.780 1 20
2   Fausto Gresini Honda 22 +0.987 3 17
3   Loris Capirossi Honda 22 +15.199 11 15
4   Gabriele Debbia Aprilia 22 +15.440 10 13
5   Jorge Martínez JJ Cobas 22 +15.860 2 11
6   Bruno Casanova Honda 22 +23.815 9 10
7   Ralf Waldmann Honda 22 +27.403 5 9
8   Hans Spaan Honda 22 +36.338 13 8
9   Dirk Raudies Honda 22 +36.422 7
10   Manuel Herreros JJ Cobas 22 +48.602 6
11   Hisashi Unemoto Honda 22 +53.170 14 5
12   Herri Torrontegui JJ Cobas 22 +53.521 4
13   Adolf Stadler JJ Cobas 22 +53.845 8 3
14   Julián Miralles JJ Cobas 22 +54.021 2
15   Luis Alvaro Derbi 22 +54.883 15 1
16   Alessandro Gramigni Aprilia 22 +54.930 12
17   Peter Öttl Rotax 22 +58.183
18   Steve Patrickson Honda 22 +59.052
19   Arie Molenaar Honda 22 +1:03.016
20   Ian McConnachie Honda 22 +1:04.666
21   Nobuyuki Wakai Honda 22 +1:05.208
22   Robin Appleyard Honda 22 +1:12.692
23   Manuel Hernández Honda 22 +1:18.821
24   Alain Bronec Honda 22 +1:21.511
25   Javier Debon JJ Cobas 22 +1:26.182
26   Jos van Dongen Honda 22 +1:29.294
27   Peter Galvin Honda 21 +1 lap
Ret   Ezio Gianola Derbi 20 Retired 4
Ret   Emilio Cuppini Gazzaniga 12 Retired
Ret   Thierry Feuz Honda 10 Retired
Ret   Heinz Lüthi Honda 6 Retired 7
Ret   Koji Takada Honda 6 Retired
Ret   Alfred Waibel Honda 3 Retired
Ret   Gimmi Bosio Honda 1 Retired 6
Ret   Kazuto Sakata Honda 0 Retired
Ret   Maurizio Vitali Gazzaniga 0 Retired
DNS   Serafino Foti Honda
DNQ   Stefan Bragger Honda
DNQ   Hans Koopman Honda
DNQ   Kinya Wada Honda
DNQ   Alan Patterson Honda
DNQ   Stefan Kurfiss Honda
DNQ   Hubert Abold Honda
DNQ   Wolfgang Fritz Honda
DNQ   René Dünki Honda
DNQ   Taru Rinne Honda
DNQ   Phillip Unhola Honda
[6]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1   Steve Webster   Gavin Simmons Krauser 22 41:53.700 2 20
2   Paul Güdel   Charly Güdel LCR-Krauser 22 +4.062 4 17
3   Steve Abbott   Shaun Smith LCR-Krauser 22 +4.380 5 15
4   Rolf Biland   Kurt Waltisperg LCR-ADM 22 +4.594 3 13
5   Yoshisada Kumagaya   Bryan Houghton Krauser 22 +35.154 8 11
6   Markus Egloff   Urs Egloff Yamaha 22 +50.510 6 10
7   Derek Brindley   Nick Roche LCR 22 +53.098 12 9
8   Ralph Bohnhorst   Geral de Haas LCR 22 +1:18.654 8
9   Masato Kumano   Eckhart Rösinger LCR-Yamaha 22 +1:19.320 7
10   Tony Wyssen   Killian Wyssen LCR-Krauser 22 +1:26.836 13 6
11   Theo van Kempen   Jan Kuyt LCR-Krauser 22 +1:28.089 15 5
12   Klaus Klaffenböck   Christian Parzer LCR 22 +1:50.872 14 4
13   Werner Kraus   Thomas Schröder ADM 22 +1:58.758 3
14   Tony Baker   Simon Prior LCR-Krauser 22 +1:58.834 2
15   René Progin   Gary Irlam LCR 21 +1 lap 1
16   Kenny Howles   Alan Langton Krauser 21 +1 lap
17   Egbert Streuer   Peter Essaff LCR-Yamaha 21 +1 lap 10
18   Alain Michel   Simon Birchall Krauser 21 +1 lap 1
19   Billy Gällros   Peter Berglund Krauser 21 +1 lap
20   Gary Thomas   Michel van Puyvelde Krauser 21 +1 lap
21   Alfred Zurbrügg   Martin Zurbrügg LCR-Yamaha 20 +2 laps 7
Ret   Darren Dixon   Sean Dixon LCR-Krauser 3 Retired 11
Ret   Barry Brindley   Tony Atkinson LCR-Yamaha 2 Retired 9
Ret   Markus Bösiger   Bruno Hiler ADM 1 Retired
Ret   Barry Smith   David Smith Windle-ADM 1 Retired
DNQ   Frank Voigt   Holger Voigt Schuh-Spezial
DNQ   Reiner Kosta   Jurg Egli Yamaha
[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1991". 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 153. Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  3. ^ "1991 Spanish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · SPANISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1991". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ Scott, Michael (ed.). Motocourse 1991-1992. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 88–89. ISBN 0-905138-88-0.
  6. ^ a b Scott, Michael (ed.). Motocourse 1991-1992. Hazleton Publishing. ISBN 0-905138-88-0.
  7. ^ Scott, Michael (ed.). Motocourse 1991-1992. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 80–81. ISBN 0-905138-88-0.


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