1993 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 12 of 14 races in the|
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||5 September 1993|
|Official name||Gran Premio d'Italia|
|Location||Circuito Internazionale Santa Monica|
500 cc race reportEdit
Luca Cadalora received his first pole of the season at his home race, sending the Italian press into a frenzy. He managed 7 more poles in his 500 career. Cadalora got lead at the start from Wayne Rainey and John Kocinski. Kevin Schwantz passed Kocinski and he closed in 3rd. Rainey rode aggressively, qualified .021 seconds behind Cadalora.
Rainey, in the lead, went through the fast right-hander and got on the gas too early. The back end of his bike went out of control, causing him to lowside. As he slid off the track, the deep furrows in the gravel somersaulted him end-over-end and he landed heavily on his head. He was helicoptered away from circuit with a broken spine.
“I laid there in the sandtrap. The pain I was feeling was ... unbelievable. It felt like there was a hole in the middle of my chest.”— 
Mick Doohan got past Schwantz to catch Cadalora, but was unable to pass him. The Italian fans swarm the track when Cadalora won.
That was the last race of the former champion Freddie Spencer.
After the raceEdit
Tad Pilati of the Roberts team said of Rainey:
“There’s no feeling from the center of his chest down. He’s being held at a hospital near Rimini. He’s in stable condition, and the next 48 hours are going to tell us everything.”— 
Rainey would be paralysed from the chest down, and never walk again. He stayed in motorcycle racing in management roles, and has raced in a hand-control shifter kart, often with his motorcycle racing rival Eddie Lawson. Rainey has raced the shifter kart exhibition race held at Red Bull United States Grand Prix, which features motorcycle racing legends.
Grand Prix motorcycle racing did not return to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli until 2007, which had been modified and the circuit rerouted clockwise.
500 cc classificationEdit
|1||Luca Cadalora||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||45:59.165||25|
|2||Mick Doohan||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||+0.358||20|
|3||Kevin Schwantz||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||+8.016||16|
|4||John Kocinski||Cagiva Team Agostini||Cagiva||+16.299||13|
|5||Alex Barros||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||+42.135||11|
|6||Àlex Crivillé||Marlboro Honda Pons||Honda||+42.422||10|
|7||Daryl Beattie||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||+42.500||9|
|8||Shinichi Itoh||HRC Rothmans Honda||Honda||+49.983||8|
|9||Niall Mackenzie||Valvoline Team WCM||ROC Yamaha||+50.727||7|
|10||Doug Chandler||Cagiva Team Agostini||Cagiva||+1:04.439||6|
|11||John Reynolds||Padgett's Motorcycles||Harris Yamaha||+1:15.487||5|
|12||Juan Lopez Mella||Lopez Mella Racing Team||ROC Yamaha||+1:22.459||4|
|13||Bernard Garcia||Yamaha Motor France||Yamaha||+1:22.708||3|
|14||Freddie Spencer||Yamaha Motor France||Yamaha||+1:28.647||2|
|15||Michael Rudroff||Rallye Sport||Harris Yamaha||+1:39.303||1|
|16||José Kuhn||Euromoto||Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|17||Lucio Pedercini||Team Pedercini||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|18||Andrew Stroud||Team Harris||Harris Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|19||Jeremy McWilliams||Millar Racing||Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|20||Renato Colleoni||Team Elit||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|21||Laurent Naveau||Euro Team||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|22||David Jefferies||Peter Graves Racing Team||Harris Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|23||Tsutomu Udagawa||Team Udagawa||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|24||Andreas Meklau||Austrian Racing Company||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|25||Bruno Bonhuil||MTD Objectif 500||ROC Yamaha||+2 Laps|
|26||Romolo Balbi||Gibi Team||ROC Yamaha||+2 Laps|
|Ret||Matthew Mladin||Cagiva Team Agostini||Cagiva||Retirement|
|Ret||Sean Emmett||Shell Team Harris||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Serge David||Team ROC||ROC Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Aldeo Presciutti||Se.Te.Ces.Co||ROC Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Cees Doorakkers||Doorakkers Racing||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Wayne Rainey||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Marco Papa||Librenti Corse||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Kevin Mitchell||MBM Racing||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Thierry Crine||Ville de Paris||ROC Yamaha||Retirement|
250 cc classificationEdit
- "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1993". 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015.
- Scott, Michael. Wayne Rainey: His Own Story. Page 186. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1997.
- Duke Video, “Bike 500 GP 1993 Review”. Videocassette.
- "1993 Italian MotoGP". 13 June 2017.
- "motogp.com · ITALIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1993". www.motogp.com.
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