1989 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 7 of 15 races in the
1989 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||4 June 1989|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
4.326 km (2.688 mi)
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500 cc race report
Another pole for Kevin Schwantz, with Eddie Lawson and Wayne Rainey on his left as the light turns green. Lawson leads a large group through the first lap, with Rainey, Schwantz and about 4 other riders. Soon it’s a trio of the leading riders, until Schwantz begins to desperately open a gap, his bike squirming and bucking into the corners. A red mist seems to descend on Rainey, as he passes Lawson on the outside to briefly move into second, while Ron Haslam leads a fight for fourth that includes Christian Sarron, Pierfrancesco Chili, Kevin Magee and Mick Doohan, the last going off track trying to come to terms with the pace.
Schwantz enlarges his gap, while Lawson drops Rainey, which turns out to be the podium order. Rainey’s 13 point lead over Lawson is down to 11.
1989 German Grand Prix
|FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1989 Yugoslavian Grand Prix
1988 Austrian Grand Prix
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1990 Austrian Grand Prix