1990 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1990 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Jerez.svg
Date 6 May 1990
Location Jerez
Course Permanent racing facility
4.428 km (2.751 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:47.891
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:48.290
Podium
First Australia Wayne Gardner
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third United States Kevin Schwantz
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl
Time 1:49.420
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:50.318
Podium
First United States John Kocinski
Second Italy Luca Cadalora
Third Germany Helmut Bradl
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martínez
Time 1:56.252
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Stefan Prein
Time 1:56.223
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez
Second Germany Stefan Prein
Third Italy Fausto Gresini

The 1990 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 4-6 May 1990 at the Jerez circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Niall Mackenzie takes Kevin Magee’s seat (who was injured at the previous round), and Mick Doohan gets pole position.

Doohan gets crowded back at the first turn, with Wayne Rainey, Christian Sarron, Wayne Gardner, and Kevin Schwantz ahead of him.

The riders are getting strung out: Rainey, with a small gap to Gardner, a small gap to Schwantz, and a small gap to a group that gets smaller by Alex Barros crashing out of it. Gardner catches and passes Rainey, and takes the win.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda 52:58.021 20
2 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +7.307 17
3 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +22.088 15
4 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +28.729 13
5 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda +40.920 11
6 Spain Sito Pons Honda +1:07.157 10
7 France Christian Sarron Yamaha +1:12.205 9
8 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Suzuki +1:13.260 8
9 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +1:25.360 7
10 France Jean Philippe Ruggia Yamaha +1:34.395 6
11 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Honda +1 Lap 5
12 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +2 Laps 4
13 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda +2 Laps 3
14 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Honda +2 Laps 2
15 Germany Hansjoerg Butz Honda +3 Laps 1
Ret Italy Vittorio Scatola Paton Retirement
Ret Brazil Alex Barros Cagiva Retirement
Ret United States Randy Mamola Cagiva Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Ron Haslam Cagiva Retirement


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1989 Spanish Grand Prix
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