1991 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1991 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 15 races in the
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuito de Jerez (1985-1992).svg
Date 12 May 1991
Location Jerez
Course Permanent racing facility
4.218 km (2.621 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Time 1:46.881
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
Time 1:47.615
Podium
First Australia Michael Doohan Honda
Second United States John Kocinski Yamaha
Third United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Time 1:49.108
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Time 1:50.002
Podium
First Germany Helmut Bradl Honda
Second Italy Luca Cadalora Honda
Third Italy Loris Reggiani Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Time 1:54.647
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Ezio Gianola Derbi
Time 1:54.038
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Second Italy Fausto Gresini Honda
Third Italy Loris Capirossi Honda
Sidecars
Pole position
Rider France Alain Michel Krauser
Passenger United Kingdom Simon Birchall
Time 1:50.817
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Steve Webster Krauser
Passenger United Kingdom Gavin Simmons
Time 1:52.237
Podium
First United Kingdom Steve Webster Krauser
United Kingdom Gavin Simmons
Second Switzerland Paul Güdel LCR-Krauser
Switzerland Charly Güdel
Third United Kingdom Steve Abbott LCR-Krauser
United Kingdom Shaun Smith

The 1991 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 10–12 May 1991 at the Jerez circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Wayne Rainey’s 3rd pole in 4 races; takes turn 1 from Mick Doohan, John Kocinski, Eddie Lawson and Kevin Schwantz.

Rainey and Doohan get a little gap to Kocinski, then it’s a large gap to 4th. Doohan starts to open a gap from Rainey, who starts to get pressure from his teammate Kocinski.

Kocinski passes Rainey without much finesse. Doohan wins with a large gap and Kocinski’s 2nd place takes 2 points from Rainey’s standing, so he’s now 4 points behind Doohan.

Rainey says that his tire blistered and had to nurse it on the right-handers.[1] Schwantz' Suzuki holed a piston while he was battling for 4th place.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 29 52:42.650 3 20
2 United States John Kocinski Yamaha 29 +9.920 2 17
3 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha 29 +13.463 1 15
4 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha 29 +34.955 6 13
5 France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Yamaha 29 +39.276 9 11
6 United States Eddie Lawson Cagiva 29 +46.684 5 10
7 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda 29 +53.944 7 9
8 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Suzuki 29 +55.155 10 8
9 France Adrien Morillas Yamaha 29 +1:11.117 11 7
10 United States Doug Chandler Yamaha 29 +1:31.628 8 6
11 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Yamaha 28 +1 lap 12 5
12 Italy Marco Papa Honda 28 +1 lap 13 4
13 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda 28 +1 lap 14 3
14 Germany Hans Becker Yamaha 27 +2 laps 15 2
15 Germany Michael Rudroff Honda 27 +2 laps 1
Ret United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 11 Retired 4
Ret Switzerland Niggi Schmassman Honda 6 Retired
DNQ Switzerland Helmut Schutz Honda
DNQ Germany Martin Trosch Honda
DNQ Germany Andreas Leuthe Suzuki
[2]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 Germany Helmut Bradl Honda 24 44:22.222 1 20
2 Italy Luca Cadalora Honda 24 +0.451 2 17
3 Italy Loris Reggiani Aprilia 24 +4.156 7 15
4 Japan Masahiro Shimizu Honda 24 +6.285 3 13
5 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia 24 +6.793 4 11
6 Spain Carlos Cardús Honda 24 +8.186 5 10
7 Germany Jochen Schmid Honda 24 +37.638 13 9
8 Germany Martin Wimmer Suzuki 24 +41.905 11 8
9 Italy Doriano Romboni Honda 24 +46.974 7
10 Spain Alberto Puig Yamaha 24 +49.647 12 6
11 Venezuela Carlos Lavado Yamaha 24 +1:04.453 15 5
12 France Jean-Pierre Jeandat Honda 24 +1:11.980 4
13 Netherlands Leon van der Heyden Honda 24 +1:14.709 3
14 Netherlands Patrick van der Goorbergh Yamaha 24 +1:17.124 2
15 Switzerland Urs Jucker Yamaha 24 +1:25.505 1
16 Spain Jaime Mariano Aprilia 24 +1:38.203
17 Switzerland Bernard Hänggeli Aprilia 24 +1:39.797
18 United Kingdom Ian Newton Yamaha 23 +1 lap
19 Italy Fausto Ricci Yamaha 23 +1 lap
20 France Jean Foray Yamaha 23 +1 lap
Ret Finland Erkka Korpiaho Aprilia 21 Retired
Ret Italy Renzo Colleoni Aprilia 16 Retired 14
Ret Italy Paolo Casoli Yamaha 15 Retired 9
Ret Italy Corrado Catalano Honda 9 Retired
Ret Spain Àlex Crivillé JJ Cobas 7 Retired 8
Ret Austria Andreas Preining Aprilia 6 Retired 10
Ret France Frédéric Protat Aprilia 4 Retired
Ret United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell Yamaha 4 Retired
Ret Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 2 Retired
Ret Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Honda 1 Retired 6
Ret France Dominique Sarron Yamaha 1 Retired
Ret Germany Harald Eckl Aprilia 1 Retired
DNS Germany Stefan Prein Honda
[2]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda 22 42:23.780 1 20
2 Italy Fausto Gresini Honda 22 +0.987 3 17
3 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda 22 +15.199 11 15
4 Italy Gabriele Debbia Aprilia 22 +15.440 10 13
5 Spain Jorge Martínez JJ Cobas 22 +15.860 2 11
6 Italy Bruno Casanova Honda 22 +23.815 9 10
7 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda 22 +27.403 5 9
8 Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda 22 +36.338 13 8
9 Germany Dirk Raudies Honda 22 +36.422 7
10 Spain Manuel Herreros JJ Cobas 22 +48.602 6
11 Japan Hisashi Unemoto Honda 22 +53.170 14 5
12 Spain Herri Torrontegui JJ Cobas 22 +53.521 4
13 Germany Adolf Stadler JJ Cobas 22 +53.845 8 3
14 Spain Julián Miralles JJ Cobas 22 +54.021 2
15 Spain Luis Alvaro Derbi 22 +54.883 15 1
16 Italy Alessandro Gramigni Aprilia 22 +54.930 12
17 Germany Peter Öttl Rotax 22 +58.183
18 United Kingdom Steve Patrickson Honda 22 +59.052
19 Netherlands Arie Molenaar Honda 22 +1:03.016
20 United Kingdom Ian McConnachie Honda 22 +1:04.666
21 Japan Nobuyuki Wakai Honda 22 +1:05.208
22 United Kingdom Robin Appleyard Honda 22 +1:12.692
23 Spain Manuel Hernández Honda 22 +1:18.821
24 France Alain Bronec Honda 22 +1:21.511
25 Spain Javier Debon JJ Cobas 22 +1:26.182
26 Netherlands Jos van Dongen Honda 22 +1:29.294
27 Australia Peter Galvin Honda 21 +1 lap
Ret Italy Ezio Gianola Derbi 20 Retired 4
Ret Italy Emilio Cuppini Gazzaniga 12 Retired
Ret Switzerland Thierry Feuz Honda 10 Retired
Ret Switzerland Heinz Lüthi Honda 6 Retired 7
Ret Japan Koji Takada Honda 6 Retired
Ret Germany Alfred Waibel Honda 3 Retired
Ret Italy Gimmi Bosio Honda 1 Retired 6
Ret Japan Kazuto Sakata Honda 0 Retired
Ret Italy Maurizio Vitali Gazzaniga 0 Retired
DNS Italy Serafino Foti Honda
DNQ Switzerland Stefan Bragger Honda
DNQ Netherlands Hans Koopman Honda
DNQ Japan Kinya Wada Honda
DNQ United Kingdom Alan Patterson Honda
DNQ Germany Stefan Kurfiss Honda
DNQ Germany Hubert Abold Honda
DNQ Germany Wolfgang Fritz Honda
DNQ Switzerland René Dünki Honda
DNQ Finland Taru Rinne Honda
DNQ Canada Phillip Unhola Honda
[2]

Sidecar classification[edit]

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 United Kingdom Steve Webster United Kingdom Gavin Simmons Krauser 22 41:53.700 2 20
2 Switzerland Paul Güdel Switzerland Charly Güdel LCR-Krauser 22 +4.062 4 17
3 United Kingdom Steve Abbott United Kingdom Shaun Smith LCR-Krauser 22 +4.380 5 15
4 Switzerland Rolf Biland Switzerland Kurt Waltisperg LCR-ADM 22 +4.594 3 13
5 Japan Yoshisada Kumagaya United Kingdom Bryan Houghton Krauser 22 +35.154 8 11
6 Switzerland Markus Egloff Switzerland Urs Egloff Yamaha 22 +50.510 6 10
7 United Kingdom Derek Brindley United Kingdom Nick Roche LCR 22 +53.098 12 9
8 Germany Ralph Bohnhorst Germany Geral de Haas LCR 22 +1:18.654 8
9 Japan Masato Kumano Germany Eckhart Rösinger LCR-Yamaha 22 +1:19.320 7
10 Switzerland Tony Wyssen Switzerland Killian Wyssen LCR-Krauser 22 +1:26.836 13 6
11 Netherlands Theo van Kempen Netherlands Jan Kuyt LCR-Krauser 22 +1:28.089 15 5
12 Austria Klaus Klaffenböck Austria Christian Parzer LCR 22 +1:50.872 14 4
13 Germany Werner Kraus Germany Thomas Schröder ADM 22 +1:58.758 3
14 United Kingdom Tony Baker United Kingdom Simon Prior LCR-Krauser 22 +1:58.834 2
15 Switzerland René Progin United Kingdom Gary Irlam LCR 21 +1 lap 1
16 United Kingdom Kenny Howles United Kingdom Alan Langton Krauser 21 +1 lap
17 Netherlands Egbert Streuer United Kingdom Peter Essaff LCR-Yamaha 21 +1 lap 10
18 France Alain Michel United Kingdom Simon Birchall Krauser 21 +1 lap 1
19 Sweden Billy Gällros Sweden Peter Berglund Krauser 21 +1 lap
20 United Kingdom Gary Thomas Netherlands Michel van Puyvelde Krauser 21 +1 lap
21 Switzerland Alfred Zurbrügg Switzerland Martin Zurbrügg LCR-Yamaha 20 +2 laps 7
Ret United Kingdom Darren Dixon United Kingdom Sean Dixon LCR-Krauser 3 Retired 11
Ret United Kingdom Barry Brindley United Kingdom Tony Atkinson LCR-Yamaha 2 Retired 9
Ret Switzerland Markus Bösiger Germany Bruno Hiler ADM 1 Retired
Ret United Kingdom Barry Smith United Kingdom David Smith Windle-ADM 1 Retired
DNQ Germany Frank Voigt Germany Holger Voigt Schuh-Spezial
DNQ Italy Reiner Kosta Switzerland Jurg Egli Yamaha
[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 153. Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  2. ^ a b c d Scott, Michael (ed.). Motocourse 1991-1992. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 88–89. ISBN 0-905138-88-0. 


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