1996 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1996 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 15 races in the
1996 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 12 May 1996
Location Jerez
Course Permanent racing facility
4.428 km (2.751 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:43.866
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:44.812
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second Italy Luca Cadalora
Third Japan Tadayuki Okada
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:45.015
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:45.270
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Germany Ralf Waldmann
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez
Time 1:49.945
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:49.400
Podium
First Japan Haruchika Aoki
Second Spain Emilio Alzamora
Third Japan Noboru Ueda

The 1996 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 1996 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 12 May 1996 at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez.

Going into the final lap of the race, local hero Àlex Crivillé led his Repsol Honda team mate Mick Doohan and Italian Luca Cadalora. In a complete lack of security by track officials, many fans had jumped the fence and were lining the last third of the circuit to cheer Crivillé home. The Spaniard was forced to slow slightly through the crowd which allowed Doohan to close up (the gap was less than a second between them at the start of the final lap). Taking advantage, Doohan was able to dive under Crivillé going into the final turn. Seeking to regain the advantage, Crivillé throttled too early in the hairpin leading onto the pit straight, high-sided over his Honda and ended up in the gravel trap and not finishing the race.

Doohan won his second Grand Prix of the season from Cadalora and his other Repsol Honda team mate Tadayuki Okada. After looking to have the race won before Crivillé's crash, the first Spanish rider home was Alberto Puig in 5th place.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 47:28.064 25
2 Italy Luca Cadalora Honda +2.677 20
3 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +14.644 16
4 Italy Loris Capirossi Yamaha +17.030 13
5 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +21.534 11
6 United States Kenny Roberts Jr Yamaha +21.814 10
7 France Jean-Michel Bayle Yamaha +26.312 9
8 Brazil Alex Barros Honda +38.120 8
9 Japan Shinichi Itoh Honda +38.444 7
10 Spain Carlos Checa Honda +49.478 6
11 Spain Juan Borja Elf 500 +59.336 5
12 United Kingdom James Haydon ROC Yamaha +1:08.537 4
13 France Frederic Protat ROC Yamaha +1:09.082 3
14 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams ROC Yamaha +1:09.509 2
15 United Kingdom Sean Emmett Harris Yamaha +1:21.050 1
16 United Kingdom Eugene McManus Yamaha +1:43.550
17 Japan Toshiyuki Arakaki Yamaha +1 Lap
18 France Jean Pierre Jeandat Paton +1 Lap
19 Switzerland Adrien Bosshard Elf 500 +1 Lap
20 Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Doriano Romboni Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Retirement
Ret Australia Daryl Beattie Suzuki Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia 46:06.154 25
2 Japan Tetsuya Harada Yamaha +12.238 20
3 Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda +15.476 16
4 Germany Jürgen Fuchs Honda +16.222 13
5 Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda +29.329 11
6 Spain Luis d'Antin Honda +29.508 10
7 France Olivier Jacque Honda +37.638 9
8 France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Honda +44.866 8
9 United Kingdom Jamie Robinson Aprilia +50.899 7
10 Italy Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia +52.203 6
11 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda +1:06.864 5
12 Argentina Sebastian Porto Aprilia +1:16.662 4
13 Italy Cristiano Migliorati Honda +1:19.461 3
14 Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Honda +1:21.196 2
15 Japan Osamu Miyazaki Aprilia +1:21.585 1
16 Italy Davide Bulega Aprilia +1:31.868
17 Italy Massimo Ottobre Aprilia +1:33.071
18 Japan Yasumasa Hatakeyama Honda +1:33.122
19 Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda +2 Laps
Ret Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Vicente Esparragoso Honda Retirement
Ret France Cristophe Cogan Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Javier Marsella Honda Retirement
Ret Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia Retirement
Ret Venezuela José Barresi Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Christian Boudinot Aprilia Retirement
Ret Switzerland Eskil Suter Aprilia Retirement
Ret France Regis Laconi Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Miguel Tey Honda Retirement
Ret Switzerland Olivier Petrucciani Aprilia Retirement

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda 42:34.978 25
2 Spain Emilio Alzamora Honda +0.025 20
3 Japan Noboru Ueda Honda +0.116 16
4 Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia +0.162 13
5 Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia +0.224 11
6 Japan Masaki Tokudome Aprilia +3.096 10
7 Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia +3.326 9
8 Japan Tomomi Manako Honda +13.464 8
9 Japan Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha +13.546 7
10 Italy Ivan Goi Honda +15.430 6
11 Germany Peter Öttl Aprilia +15.943 5
12 Germany Manfred Geissler Aprilia +23.611 4
13 Germany Dirk Raudies Honda +26.878 3
14 United Kingdom Darren Barton Aprilia +32.756 2
15 Spain José Antonio Ramirez Yamaha +32.893 1
16 Spain Josep Sarda Honda +43.570
17 Japan Youichi Ui Yamaha +53.858
18 France Frederic Petit Honda +59.656
19 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia +59.929
20 Spain Herri Torrontegui Honda +1:03.994
21 Netherlands Loek Bodelier Honda +1:04.857
22 Czech Republic Jaroslav Hules Honda +1:07.144
23 Italy Gabriele Debbia Yamaha +1:10.669
24 Japan Akira Saito Honda +1:27.562
Ret Spain David Garcia Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Alvaro Molina Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Angel Nieto Jr Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Enrique Maturana Yamaha Retirement
Ret Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Stefano Cruciani Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Jorge Martinez Aprilia Retirement


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