1990 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix
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|Race 9 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||7 July 1990|
500 cc race report
Last year, Spa organizers ran three races because of rain, but it’s dry for qualifying, with Kevin Schwantz taking pole; Pierfrancesco Chili falls off at high-speed 6th-gear left-hander, breaking his arm.
Rainey opens up a gap to Lawson, then a small gap to a group of Schwantz, Sarron and Mamola. Mamola gets a wriggle on and passes Sarron and Schwantz.
Schwantz is stuck in place, while Mamola and Ruggia leave him behind and catch up to Lawson. When Mamola shows Lawson a front wheel, Lawson fights back and keeps him behind. Mamola makes a mistake and falls out of third place, leaving Ruggia to battle with Lawson for second place. Ruggia soon leaves Lawson behind and starts to close the gap to Rainey, but it’s too much. Schwantz finishes in 7th.
500 cc classification
|2||Jean Philippe Ruggia||Yamaha||+4.522||17|
|13||Eddie Laycock||Honda||+1 Lap||3|
|14||Karl Truchsess||Paton||+1 Lap||2|
|15||Cees Doorakkers||Honda||+1 Lap||1|
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