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1993 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1993 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth race of the 1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 5 September 1993 at the Circuito Internazionale Santa Monica.

Italy  1993 Nations Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 14 races in the
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Misano (test).png
Date5 September 1993
Official nameGran Premio d'Italia[1]
LocationCircuito Internazionale Santa Monica
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.060 km (2.523 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:33.661
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:34.289
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third United States Kevin Schwantz
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:35.804
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada
Time 1:35.782
First France Jean-Philippe Ruggia
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Italy Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:40.784
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Dirk Raudies
Time 1:41.088
First Germany Dirk Raudies
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Germany Peter Öttl

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.”

— [2]

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.”

— [3]

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

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
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

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Aprilia 43:39.138 25
2   Loris Capirossi Honda +10.425 20
3   Loris Reggiani Aprilia +24.452 16
4   Helmut Bradl Honda +25.596 13
5   Alberto Puig Honda +25.638 11
6   Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +25.739 10
7   Tadayuki Okada Honda +25.982 9
8   Pierfrancesco Chili Yamaha +27.520 8
9   Wilco Zeelenberg Aprilia +33.500 7
10   Jochen Schmid Yamaha +38.913 6
11   Simon Crafar Suzuki +43.550 5
12   Paolo Casoli Gilera +1:03.766 4
13   Andreas Preining Aprilia +1:08.507 3
14   Patrick vd Goorbergh Aprilia +1:08.849 2
15   Adrian Bosshard Honda +1:09.464 1
16   Bernard Haenggeli Aprilia +1:19.877
17   Pere Riba Honda +1:20.046
18   Giuseppe Fiorillo Aprilia +1:24.341
19   Jean-Michel Bayle Aprilia +1:29.972
20   Carlos Checa Honda +1:31.648
21   Bernd Kassner Aprilia +1:31.901
22   Volker Bähr Honda +1 Lap
23   Davide Bulega Aprilia +1 Lap
Ret   Frédéric Protat Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Tetsuya Harada Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Max Biaggi Honda Retirement
Ret   Luis Maurel Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Massimo Pennacchioli Honda Retirement
Ret   Jean-Pierre Jeandat Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Alessandro Gramigni Gilera Retirement
Ret   Doriano Romboni Honda Retirement
Ret   Luis d'Antin Honda Retirement
Ret   Jurgen vd Goorbergh Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Eskil Suter Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Juan Borja Honda Retirement


  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1993". 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ Scott, Michael. Wayne Rainey: His Own Story. Page 186. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  3. ^ Duke Video, “Bike 500 GP 1993 Review”. Videocassette.
  4. ^ "1993 Italian MotoGP". 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ " · ITALIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1993".

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