1990 British motorcycle Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  1990 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date 5 August 1990
Location Donington
Course Permanent racing facility
4.023 km (2.5 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner
Time 1:33.415
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:33.762
Podium
First United States Kevin Schwantz
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third United States Eddie Lawson
250 cc
Pole position
Rider United States John Kocinski
Time 1:37.009
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:37.326
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Japan Masahiro Shimizu
Third Germany Helmut Bradl
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Stefan Prein
Time 1:44.100
Fastest lap
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan
Time 1:44.379
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Italy Doriano Romboni
Third Netherlands Hans Spaan

The 1990 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 3-5 August 1990 at Donington Park.

500 cc race report[edit]

Cagiva announces that after 10 years of participation it will withdraw from GP at the end of the season, citing cost overruns and lack of results. It's a false alarm, as they continue until 1994. Pierfrancesco Chili is replaced by Carl Fogarty.

Wayne Rainey gets a good start, but by the Craner Curves he’s passed by Eddie Lawson, and is followed by Niall Mackenzie, Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz.

Rainey retakes the lead from Lawson, but Schwantz is now behind them. Wayne Gardner is out of the race with a mechanical and Fogarty crashes out.

Rainey still ahead, but Schwantz has moved into second ahead of Lawson at the chicane. Schwantz picks that same spot for his pass on Rainey, and is now in first. He opens up the gap and cruises to the win ahead of Rainey and Lawson.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 47:15.770 20
2 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +2.138 17
3 United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha +9.436 15
4 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +40.383 13
5 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Suzuki +59.608 11
6 United States Randy Mamola Cagiva +1:07.650 10
7 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +1:21.386 9
8 France Christian Sarron Yamaha +1:22.684 8
9 France Jean Philippe Ruggia Yamaha +1:26.385 7
10 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Cagiva +1:35.549 6
11 Brazil Alex Barros Cagiva +1:36.041 5
12 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Honda +1 Lap 4
13 Italy Marco Papa Honda +1 Lap 3
14 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Honda +1 Lap 2
Ret Australia Wayne Gardner Honda Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Honda Retirement
Ret Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Sito Pons Honda Retirement


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