1993 European motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1993 European Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 14 races in the
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 4 July 1993
Location Circuit de Catalunya
Course Permanent racing facility
4.747 km (2.950 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:48.947
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey
Time 1:49.340
Podium
First United States Wayne Rainey
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third United States Kevin Schwantz
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:50.701
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:51.661
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Spain Alberto Puig
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Takeshi Tsujimura
Time 1:56.699
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 1:57.230
Podium
First Japan Noboru Ueda
Second Germany Ralf Waldmann
Third Japan Akira Saito

The 1993 European motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the 4 July 1993, at the Circuit de Catalunya. This was the 500th race to contribute to the Grand Prix motorcycle racing championship.

500 cc race report[edit]

Yamaha allows Wayne Rainey to use a chassis from the ROC team.

Mick Doohan on pole. Rainey gets the start from Doohan and Kevin Schwantz.

Àlex Crivillé crashes out of 4th. Shinichi Itoh touches Doug Chandler’s back tire and crashes out, taking Chandler with him.

Rainey gets a gap to Doohan, then a gap to Schwantz. Rainey credits the wind more than the new frame: “The tailwind down the straight helped the Yamaha’s speed, but coming the other way I was able to use the wind to help get the bike to turn in.” [1]

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha 45:58.314 25
2 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +3.898 20
3 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +18.992 16
4 Australia Daryl Beattie Honda +46.625 13
5 Brazil Alex Barros Suzuki +55.799 11
6 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie ROC Yamaha +55.806 10
7 Spain Juan Lopez Mella ROC Yamaha +1:05.880 9
8 France José Kuhn ROC Yamaha +1:05.962 8
9 Spain Juan Garriga Cagiva +1:36.568 7
10 Italy Renato Colleoni ROC Yamaha +1:46.964 6
11 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Yamaha +1:49.221 5
12 United Kingdom Sean Emmett Harris Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13 Austria Andreas Meklau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 3
14 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha +1 Lap 2
15 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +1 Lap 1
16 New Zealand Andrew Stroud Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Germany Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret France Bernard Garcia Yamaha Retirement
Ret Switzerland Serge David ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Japan Tsutomu Udagawa ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Thierry Crine ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Bruno Bonhuil ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Marco Papa Librenti Retirement
Ret United States Doug Chandler Cagiva Retirement
Ret Japan Shinichi Itoh Honda Retirement
Ret New Zealand Simon Crafar Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 43:09.388 25
2 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +2.601 20
3 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +3.458 16
4 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +3.655 13
5 France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Aprilia +3.814 11
6 Spain Carlos Cardús Honda +6.489 10
7 Spain Luis d'Antin Honda +14.734 9
8 Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Aprilia +30.893 8
9 Austria Andreas Preining Aprilia +32.577 7
10 New Zealand Simon Crafar Suzuki +37.442 6
11 Germany Helmut Bradl Honda +42.873 5
12 Germany Jochen Schmid Yamaha +44.854 4
13 Netherlands Patrick van den Goorbergh Aprilia +50.262 3
14 Germany Bernd Kassner Aprilia +53.657 2
15 France Jean-Pierre Jeandat Aprilia +53.960 1
16 Switzerland Bernard Haenggeli Aprilia +54.089
17 Spain Pere Riba Honda +57.620
18 France Jean-Michel Bayle Aprilia +1:14.164
19 Germany Volker Bähr Honda +1:35.478
20 Spain Óscar Sainz Yamaha +2:23.918
21 Spain Luis Maurel Aprilia +1 Lap
22 Italy Massimo Pennacchioli Honda +1 Lap
23 Netherlands Loek Bodelier Honda +1 Lap
Ret Switzerland Eskil Suter Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Alessandro Gramigni Gilera Retirement
Ret Switzerland Adrian Bosshard Honda Retirement
Ret France Frédéric Protat Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Alex Sirera Yamaha Retirement
Ret Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Loris Capirossi Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Loris Reggiani Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Yamaha Retirement
Ret Japan Tetsuya Harada Yamaha Retirement

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Michael. Wayne Rainey: His Own Story. Page 181. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1997.


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