1993 United States motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 13 of 14 races in the|
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||September 12, 1993|
|Official name||United States Motorcycle Grand Prix|
|Location||Laguna Seca Raceway|
500 cc race reportEdit
Kenny Roberts on the question of retiring: “I’ve thought about it the last week, but Wayne wants to work in Grand Prix racing. That’s going to keep the edge sharp, because he wants to help the team, he wants to help riders, he wants to follow along in what I’ve done. And that’s going to keep me involved. Wayne’s a big, big part of my team, and if he was disgusted with the whole thing, then yeah, it’d probably take a lot of the edge off. And he doesn’t show any signs of that and that’s probably going to keep me involved, otherwise I ... well, you know, I can do anything I want to do, but he’s a driving force right now.”
Schwantz on winning the championship: “Everybody’s thinking about Wayne, and we all wish Wayne and Shae and Rex the best, but at the same time, I feel like we raced all season ... to put ourselves in a position to be there to take advantage of any opportunities, any doors that were open. I feel like we still earned it — we weren’t given it.”
Rainey: “Kevin called. I said to him: You deserve it. And hey, I made the mistake. It doesn’t take anything away from what you did to win your championship.”
Teammates Schwantz and Barros pass Kocinski.
Barros starts to pull away, and at Turn 11, Kocinski tries an inside pass on Schwantz that doesn't quite stick allows Doohan to come up and they go down the straight 3 abreast. Schwantz stays to the inside and takes the hairpin ahead of Doohan and Kocinski.
Doohan gets past Schwantz and hunts down Barros and takes the lead. Kocinski also passes Barros.
Doohan's bike hops a bit on the exit of The Corkscrew and he loses his footing and almost rides it side-saddle but clips the hay bales on the left side of the track with his shoulder. He's almost hit by two bikes as he slides into the track, and gets up but looks to be in pain.
500 cc classificationEdit
|1||John Kocinski||Cagiva Team Agostini||Cagiva||48:17.175||25|
|2||Alex Barros||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||+6.375||20|
|3||Luca Cadalora||Marlboro Team Roberts||Yamaha||+10.489||16|
|4||Kevin Schwantz||Lucky Strike Suzuki||Suzuki||+18.265||13|
|5||Daryl Beattie||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||+19.493||11|
|6||Shinichi Itoh||HRC Rothmans Honda||Honda||+37.292||10|
|7||Àlex Crivillé||Marlboro Honda Pons||Honda||+39.317||9|
|8||Niall Mackenzie||Valvoline Team WCM||ROC Yamaha||+42.851||8|
|9||John Reynolds||Padgett's Motorcycles||Harris Yamaha||+1 Lap||7|
|10||Juan Lopez Mella||Lopez Mella Racing Team||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap||6|
|11||José Kuhn||Euromoto||Yamaha||+1 Lap||5|
|12||Jeremy McWilliams||Millar Racing||Yamaha||+1 Lap||4|
|13||Sean Emmett||Shell Team Harris||Harris Yamaha||+1 Lap||3|
|14||Serge David||Team ROC||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap||2|
|15||Laurent Naveau||Euro Team||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap||1|
|16||David Jefferies||Peter Graves Racing Team||Harris Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|17||Tsutomu Udagawa||Team Udagawa||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|18||Michael Rudroff||Rallye Sport||Harris Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|19||Andreas Meklau||Austrian Racing Company||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|20||Bruno Bonhuil||MTD Objectif 500||ROC Yamaha||+1 Lap|
|Ret||Matthew Mladin||Cagiva Team Agostini||Cagiva||Retirement|
|Ret||Thierry Crine||Ville de Paris||ROC Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Renato Colleoni||Team Elit||ROC Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Kevin Mitchell||MBM Racing||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Cees Doorakkers||Doorakkers Racing||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Mick Doohan||Rothmans Honda Team||Honda||Retirement|
|Ret||Andrew Stroud||Team Harris||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Marco Papa||Librenti Corse||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Lucio Pedercini||Team Pedercini||ROC Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Bernard Garcia||Yamaha Motor France||Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Danny Walker||Southwest Motorsports||Harris Yamaha||Retirement|
|Ret||Doug Chandler||Cagiva Team Agostini||Cagiva||Retirement|
|DNS||Freddie Spencer||Yamaha Motor France||Yamaha||Did not start|
250 cc classificationEdit
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- Mitchell, Malcolm. "1993 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
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- Duke Video, “Bike 500 GP 1993 Review”. Videocassette.
- Scott, Michael. Wayne Rainey: His Own Story. Page 190. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1997.
- "1993 United States MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
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