1994 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  1994 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 14 races in the
1994 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date 24 April 1994
Location Suzuka
Course Permanent racing facility
5.821 km (3.618 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 2:08.336
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 2:09.439
Podium
First United States Kevin Schwantz
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third Japan Shinichi Itoh
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 2:10.876
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 2:12.187
Podium
First Japan Tadayuki Okada
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Japan Tohru Ukawa
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda
Time 2:19.133
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 2:18.756
Podium
First Japan Takeshi Tsujimura
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Japan Hideyuki Nakajo

The 1994 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1994 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 24 April 1994 at the Suzuka Circuit.

Norick Abe fought bravely for the lead on his Grand Prix debut before crashing. Valentino Rossi claimed that this was one of his favourite races due to Norifumi's fighting spirit and Rossi assumed the nickname Rossifumi in the early stages of his career.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 45:49.996 25
2 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +3.474 20
3 Japan Shinichi Itoh Honda +7.989 16
4 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +28.016 13
5 Brazil Alex Barros Suzuki +36.543 11
6 Japan Toshihiko Honma Yamaha +37.325 10
7 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda +41.947 9
8 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +54.765 8
9 United States John Kocinski Cagiva +59.380 7
10 United States Doug Chandler Cagiva +1:11.706 6
11 France Bernard Garcia ROC Yamaha +1:29.838 5
12 United Kingdom John Reynolds Harris Yamaha +1:35.410 4
13 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Yamaha +1:54.792 3
14 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1:58.497 2
15 Spain Juan Lopez Mella ROC Yamaha +2:07.616 1
16 France Bruno Bonhuil ROC Yamaha +2:10.228
17 United Kingdom Sean Emmett Harris Yamaha +2:12.308
18 Italy Lucio Pedercini Yamaha +2:12.868
19 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie ROC Yamaha +2:30.714
20 Italy Cristiano Migliorati ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
21 France Jean Pierre Jeandat ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
22 France Marc Garcia ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
23 France Jean Foray ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
24 Spain Julian Miralles ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
25 Switzerland Bernard Haenggeli ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
26 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
27 Germany Lothar Neukirchen Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
28 Australia Daryl Beattie Yamaha +3 Laps
Ret Japan Norifumi Abe Honda Retirement
Ret Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda 42:28.242 25
2 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda +0.128 20
3 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +0.314 16
4 Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia +2.109 13
5 Japan Takuma Aoki Honda +3.841 11
6 Italy Doriano Romboni Honda +10.296 10
7 France Jean Philippe Ruggia Aprilia +15.659 9
8 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +39.107 8
9 Japan Tetsuya Harada Yamaha +49.757 7
10 Spain Luis D'Antin Honda +50.760 6
11 France Jean-Michel Bayle Aprilia +1:12.534 5
12 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Aprilia +1:21.583 4
13 Netherlands Patrick vd Goorbergh Aprilia +1:24.332 3
14 Germany Adolf Stadler Honda +1:24.918 2
15 Switzerland Eskil Suter Aprilia +1:43.592 1
16 Spain Luis Maurel Honda +1:43.783
17 France Frederic Protat Honda +1:44.503
18 Italy Giuseppe Fiorillo Honda +1:44.670
19 Germany Bernd Kassner Aprilia +2:00.651
20 France Noel Ferro Honda +2:18.631
21 Austria Andreas Preining Aprilia +2:22.214
22 Spain Enrique de Juan Aprilia +1 Lap
23 Finland Krisse Kaas Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret United Kingdom Alan Patterson Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Carlos Checa Honda Retirement
Ret United States Jim Filice Yamaha Retirement
Ret Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Juan Borja Aprilia Retirement
Ret Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda Retirement
Ret Switzerland Adrien Bosshard Honda Retirement
Ret Canada Rodney Fee Honda Retirement
Ret Spain José Luis Cardoso Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Alessandro Gramigni Aprilia Retirement

125cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Honda 42:13.168 25
2 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +0.670 20
3 Japan Hideyuki Nakajo Honda +13.352 16
4 Germany Peter Öttl Aprilia +15.923 13
5 Japan Akira Saito Honda +18.234 11
6 Japan Masaki Tokudome Honda +18.316 10
7 Spain Jorge Martinez Yamaha +40.058 9
8 Spain Herri Torrontegui Aprilia +40.231 8
9 Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia +59.366 7
10 Italy Bruno Casanova Honda +59.724 6
11 Netherlands Loek Bodelier Honda +1:10.719 5
12 Japan Kunihiro Amano Honda +1:17.650 4
13 Germany Oliver Koch Honda +1:21.302 3
14 Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia +1:23.632 2
15 Germany Stefan Prein Yamaha +1:24.256 1
16 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +1:27.688
17 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda +1:33.790
18 Italy Fausto Gresini Honda +1:37.768
19 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia +1:43.432
20 Spain Carlos Giro Aprilia +1:43.972
21 Italy Gabriele Debbia Aprilia +1:56.738
22 Austria Manfred Baumann Yamaha +2:05.170
23 France Frederic Petit Yamaha +2:05.290
24 Japan Masafumo Ono Honda +2:24.942
Ret Japan Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Tomoko Igata Honda Retirement
Ret Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Dirk Raudies Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Vittorio Lopez Honda Retirement
Ret Switzerland Olivier Petrucciani Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Daniela Tognoli Aprilia Retirement
Ret Japan Noboru Ueda Honda Retirement


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