1990 Hungarian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Hungary  1990 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Hungaroring 1999.jpg
Date 2 September 1990
Location Hungaroring
Course Permanent racing facility
4.381 km (2.722 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:43.971
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:44.390
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second United States Eddie Lawson
Third United States Kevin Schwantz
250 cc
Pole position
Rider United States John Kocinski
Time 1:45.952
Fastest lap
Rider United States John Kocinski
Time 1:46.266
First United States John Kocinski
Second Germany Helmut Bradl
Third Spain Carlos Cardús
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Bruno Casanova
Time 1:52.300
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Bruno Casanova
Time 1:52.866
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Switzerland Heinz Lüthi
Third Italy Bruno Casanova

The 1990 Hungarian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 31 August-2 September 1990 at the Hungaroring circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Wayne Rainey gets the start, then it’s Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan. Randy Mamola has a small highside and looks like he’s going to save it, but heads into the gravel and it falls as he bumps the tire barrier.

Doohan is on the move as he passes Gardner and Schwantz and catches up to Lawson. It’s a small gap up to Rainey. As they brake at the end of the start-finish straight, Lawson makes a mistake and goes wide, losing contact with Doohan, who catches Rainey.

Doohan passes Rainey on the straight as he did with Lawson, but Rainey can’t fight back as his bike breaks down. This is his first DNF, but the championship is sewn-up.

Doohan takes a big win, his first in 500s.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 49:14.920 20
2 United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha +25.442 17
3 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +54.401 15
4 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +1:02.632 13
5 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +1:04.794 11
6 France Jean Philippe Ruggia Yamaha +1:05.970 10
7 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Suzuki +1:06.248 9
8 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Honda +1:15.589 8
9 Brazil Alex Barros Cagiva +1:34.000 7
10 Spain Sito Pons Honda +1:39.945 6
11 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Cagiva +1:46.026 5
12 Italy Marco Papa Honda +1 Lap 4
13 France Rachel Nicotte Plaisir +1 Lap 3
14 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Honda +1 Lap 2
15 Germany Martin Troesch Honda +2 Laps 1
16 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda +2 Laps
Ret United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Retirement
Ret Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Honda Retirement
Ret Austria Karl Truchsess Honda Retirement
Ret France Christian Sarron Yamaha Retirement
Ret Sweden Peter Linden Honda Retirement
Ret United States Randy Mamola Cagiva Retirement

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1990 Australian Grand Prix
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