1990 Czechoslovak motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 13 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||26 August 1990|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
5.403 km (3.357 mi)
The 1990 Czechoslovak motorcycle Grand Prix was the thirteenth round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 24–26 August 1990 at the Masaryk Circuit located in Brno, Czechoslovakia.
500 cc race
As he closes the gap to the pair in front, Schwantz's front-end tucks in and he crashes out of third place. He runs to the bike to pick it up, but it is starting to burn.
Rainey is only just managing to stay on Gardner's wheel, and eventually passes. By the last lap, Rainey is well ahead of Gardner, and he wins the race and the championship. Lawson takes third, but is absent from the podium celebrations. While it may have been a coincidence that Lawson disappeared on the day he lost his title to Rainey, Lawson had a big fight with crew chief Warren Willing about the bike and left the facilities before the podium ceremonies.
Rainey: "Then, when I crossed the finish line, and I was World Champion, I had a burst of emotion. I felt really great, for about two tenths of a second. Then it was gone, and it was like – wow, what happened to everything? Here I am, with the thing I've devoted everything to win, and there wasn’t anything there. It left me feeling really disappointed. It meant so much more to me emotionally losing the title in Sweden when I crashed out than it did winning it. It felt strange."
500 cc classification
|8||Jean Philippe Ruggia||Yamaha||+1:06.249||8|
|13||Marco Papa||Honda||+1 Lap||3|
|14||Eddie Laycock||Honda||+1 Lap||2|
|15||Rachel Nicotte||Plaisir||+1 Lap||1|
|16||Cees Doorakkers||Honda||+1 Lap|
|17||M. Troesch||Honda||+2 Laps|
||Constructs such as ibid., loc. cit. and idem are discouraged by Wikipedia's style guide for footnotes, as they are easily broken. Please improve this article by replacing them with named references (quick guide), or an abbreviated title. (July 2010)|
- Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 147. Haynes Publishing, 1997.
- Ibid., page 146.
1990 Swedish Grand Prix
|FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1990 Hungarian Grand Prix
1989 Czechoslovak Grand Prix
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1991 Czechoslovak Grand Prix