1990 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 6 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Track map for Salzburgring in Austria.svg
Date 10 June 1990
Location Salzburgring
Course Permanent racing facility
4.326 km (2.688 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:18.411
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:18.341
Podium
First United States Kevin Schwantz
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third Australia Mick Doohan
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Carlos Cardús
Time 1:23.709
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:23.935
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Germany Martin Wimmer
Third United States John Kocinski
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan
Time 1:31.821
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Stefan Prein
Time 1:34.979
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Germany Stefan Prein

The 1990 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 8-10 June 1990 at the Salzburgring.

500 cc race report[edit]

Eddie Lawson is still out, as is Wayne Gardner.

First turn, it’s Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan, Sito Pons, Kevin Schwantz, Pierfrancesco Chili, Niall Mackenzie and Christian Sarron. Schwantz begins to get a small gap from Rainey and Doohan, then there's another gap to Chili.

Rainey begins to bridge the gap to Schwantz, leaving Doohan. Rainey catches and tries a draft pass, but Schwantz denies it on the brakes. Rainey claws his way to the lead, but on the uphill drag, the 160 bhp Suzuki seems more than a match for the Yamaha as Schwantz passes Rainey again. On the last lap, Schwantz’ lead holds as he wins over Rainey and Doohan.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 38:21.304 20
2 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +0.561 17
3 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +25.304 15
4 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda +37.304 13
5 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Suzuki +46.434 11
6 Spain Sito Pons Honda +46.871 10
7 France Christian Sarron Yamaha +1:06.073 9
8 France Jean Philippe Ruggia Yamaha +1:19.575 8
9 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +1 Lap 7
10 United States Randy Mamola Cagiva +1 Lap 6
11 Brazil Alex Barros Cagiva +1 Lap 5
12 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Cagiva +1 Lap 4
13 Italy Marco Papa Honda +2 Laps 3
14 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda +2 Laps 2
15 Austria Karl Truchsess Honda +2 Laps 1


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