1988 British motorcycle Grand Prix
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500 cc race report
Rainey and Mackenzie get a good launch, and through the first turn it’s Rainey and he’s opening a gap the field. Rainey is using carbon fiber brakes for the first time, which had only been tested and not raced on.
Kevin Schwantz is in around 8th place and tries to pass two or three riders simultaneously at the chicane, but crashes into Ron Haslam and causes a bottleneck. Haslam struggles to get out of the gravel and back into the race, and Schwantz is out with a broken kneecap. Marco Papa highsides out of the race.
Rainey is maintaining a gap, and Gardner makes a mistake at the chicane and lets Sarron and Mackenzie through, but he’s soon back to 2nd. Mamola is sliding the rear and waving to the crowd.
On the last lap, McElnea highsides coming out of the chicane.
Rainey wins his first premier-class GP.
500 cc classification
1988 French Grand Prix
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1988 Swedish Grand Prix
1987 British motorcycle Grand Prix
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