1993 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1993 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 1 August 1993 at Donington Park.

United Kingdom  1993 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 14 races in the
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date1 August 1993
Official nameBritish Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationDonington Park
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:33.514
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:34.716
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:35.191
Fastest lap
Rider France Jean-Philippe Ruggia
Time 1:34.888
First France Jean-Philippe Ruggia
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Italy Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:41.178
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:41.347
First Germany Dirk Raudies
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Germany Ralf Waldmann

500 cc race reportEdit

6th pole of the season for Kevin Schwantz; Wayne Rainey highsides in practice—he loses two fingernails, gets a fracture in his spine and a concussion;[4] he doesn’t qualify well.

Rainey gets the start.

Rainey has the lead from Alex Barros, Schwantz and Mick Doohan. Approaching the chicane, Doohan leaves the braking too late and slams into the back of Barros on his right, then falls to his left and takes out Schwantz. Schwantz looks injured. Rainey’s championship hopes suddenly look bright, with Carl Fogarty and Luca Cadalora behind him.

Fogarty is adjusting his front brakes on-the-fly; Cadalora comes past.

Àlex Crivillé, who’d been in a battle with Shinichi Itoh, crashes out.

Rainey and Cadalora at the front; Cadalora looks like he’s staying behind Rainey purposely, but then passes. Watching on the race monitors, team manager Kenny Roberts shakes his head at Cadalora’s disregard for Rainey’s championship struggle. It will be Cadalora’s first 500 win.

Fogarty looks to have a strong 3rd, but seems to be running out of gas and is pipped at the line by Niall Mackenzie.

Rainey is now 3 points behind Schwantz with 4 rounds to go.

Cadalora: “When I saw that Kevin was out and he didn’t get point (sic), I was thinking it was not big trouble, because 20 points more for Wayne. That’s good.” [5] Had Cadalora stayed in 2nd, Rainey would be 2 points ahead, not 3 points behind.

Roberts: “I’m very happy for Luca, because to win a 500 grand prix for Luca is fantastic. But, I have to run the Marlboro Yamaha team, and for the team, it would have been better that Wayne won. But, we have a lot of work to do before we win the world championship and I don’t think this is going to make a big difference and Wayne is very happy for Luca as well.” [6]

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Luca Cadalora Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 47:45.630 25
2   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +3.312 20
3   Niall Mackenzie Valvoline Team WCM ROC Yamaha +21.898 16
4   Carl Fogarty Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +22.238 13
5   Shinichi Itoh HRC Rothmans Honda Honda +36.151 11
6   Daryl Beattie Rothmans Honda Team Honda +36.394 10
7   Juan Lopez Mella Lopez Mella Racing Team ROC Yamaha +1:06.585 9
8   Renzo Colleoni Team Elit ROC Yamaha +1:10.731 8
9   John Reynolds Padgett's Motorcycles Harris Yamaha +1:16.010 7
10   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Harris Yamaha +1:21.152 6
11   James Haydon Team Great Britain ROC Yamaha +1:24.715 5
12   José Kuhn Euromoto Yamaha +1:33.544 4
13   Bernard Garcia Yamaha Motor France Yamaha +1:34.372 3
14   Ron Haslam Team ROC ROC Yamaha +1:34.590 2
15   Laurent Naveau Euro Team ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 1
16   Thierry Crine Ville de Paris ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
17   Andreas Meklau Austrian Racing Company ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
18   Bruno Bonhuil MTD Objectif 500 ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
19   Cees Doorakkers Doorakkers Racing Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
20   David Jefferies Peter Graves Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret   Serge David Team ROC ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kevin Mitchell MBM Racing Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda Retirement
Ret   Andrew Stroud Team Harris Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Àlex Crivillé Marlboro Honda Pons Honda Retirement
Ret   Sean Emmett Shell Team Harris Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jeremy McWilliams Millar Racing Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Alex Barros Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Retirement
DNS   Matthew Mladin Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva Did not start
DNS   Doug Chandler Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva Did not start

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Aprilia 43:05.248 25
2   Loris Capirossi Honda +3.266 20
3   Loris Reggiani Aprilia +19.510 16
4   Pierfrancesco Chili Yamaha +35.138 13
5   Tadayuki Okada Honda +49.614 11
6   Max Biaggi Honda +1:14.134 10
7   Jochen Schmid Yamaha +1:14.948 9
8   Jean-Michel Bayle Aprilia +1:15.847 8
9   Patrick van den Goorbergh Aprilia +1:16.072 7
10   Eskil Suter Aprilia +1:16.328 6
11   Wilco Zeelenberg Aprilia +1:21.140 5
12   Frédéric Protat Aprilia +1:21.534 4
13   Paolo Casoli Gilera +1:27.766 3
14   Adrian Bosshard Honda +1:32.974 2
15   Bernard Haenggeli Aprilia +1:35.370 1
16   Alessandro Gramigni Gilera +1:35.902
17   Bernd Kassner Aprilia +1 Lap
18   Juan Borja Honda +1 Lap
19   Nigel Bosworth Yamaha +1 Lap
20   Jean-Pierre Jeandat Aprilia +1 Lap
21   Volker Bähr Honda +1 Lap
22   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Aprilia +1 Lap
23   Luis Maurel Aprilia +1 Lap
24   Massimo Pennacchioli Honda +1 Lap
25   Carlos Checa Honda +5 Laps
Ret   Alberto Puig Honda Retirement
Ret   Paul Brown Honda Retirement
Ret   Simon Crafar Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Nobuatsu Aoki Honda Retirement
Ret   Andreas Preining Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Luis d'Antin Honda Retirement
Ret   Pere Riba Honda Retirement
Ret   Helmut Bradl Honda Retirement
Ret   Tetsuya Harada Yamaha Retirement


  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1993". Archive.today. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1993 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 19 May 2018.
  4. ^ Scott, Michael. Wayne Rainey: His Own Story. Page 183. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  5. ^ Duke Video, “Bike 500 GP 1993 Review”. Videocassette.
  6. ^ --Ibid.
  7. ^ "1993 British MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  8. ^ "motogp.com · BRITISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1993". www.motogp.com.

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