1993 United States motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 13 of 14 races in the
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||September 12, 1993|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
3.602 km (2.238 mi)
500 cc race report
Kenny Roberts on the question of retiring: “I’ve thought about it the last week, but Wayne wants to work in Grand Prix racing. That’s going to keep the edge sharp, because he wants to help the team, he wants to help riders, he wants to follow along in what I’ve done. And that’s going to keep me involved. Wayne’s a big, big part of my team, and if he was disgusted with the whole thing, then yeah, it’d probably take a lot of the edge off. And he doesn’t show any signs of that and that’s probably going to keep me involved, otherwise I ... well, you know, I can do anything I want to do, but he’s a driving force right now.”
Schwantz on winning the championship: “Everybody’s thinking about Wayne, and we all wish Wayne and Shae and Rex the best, but at the same time, I feel like we raced all season ... to put ourselves in a position to be there to take advantage of any opportunities, any doors that were open. I feel like we still earned it — we weren’t given it.”
Rainey: “Kevin called. I said to him: You deserve it. And hey, I made the mistake. It doesn’t take anything away from what you did to win your championship.”
Teammates Schwantz and Barros pass Kocinski.
Barros starts to pull away, and at Turn 11, Kocinski tries an inside pass on Schwantz that doesn’t quite stick allows Doohan to come up and they go down the straight 3 abreast. Schwantz stays to the inside and takes the hairpin ahead of Doohan and Kocinski.
Doohan gets past Schwantz and hunts down Barros and takes the lead. Kocinski also passes Barros.
Doohan’s bike hops a bit on the exit of The Corkscrew and he loses his footing and almost rides it side-saddle but clips the hay bales on the left side of the track with his shoulder. He’s almost hit by two bikes as he slides into the track, and gets up but looks to be in pain.
500 cc classification
250 cc classification
- Duke Video, “Bike 500 GP 1993 Review”. Videocassette.
- Scott, Michael. Wayne Rainey: His Own Story. Page 190. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1997.
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