1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  1991 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 15 races in the
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date 4 August 1991
Location Donington
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:32.974
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:33.569
First United States Kevin Schwantz
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third Australia Mick Doohan
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Reggiani
Time 1:36.356
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Reggiani
Time 1:36.200
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Spain Carlos Cardús
Third Germany Helmut Bradl
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:42.928
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:43.155
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Italy Fausto Gresini
Third Germany Peter Öttl

The 1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 2–4 August 1991 at Donington Park.

500 cc race report[edit]

Kevin Schwantz on pole, Wayne Rainey 0.02 seconds back in 2nd, Mick Doohan 1 second down in 6th. John Kocinski gets the start from 3rd over Wayne Gardner, Doohan and Rainey.

Kocinski opens up a small gap to Schwantz, then a gap to a 3-man fight for 3rd between Rainey, Gardner and Doohan.

Schwantz takes the lead from Kocinski as Rainey arrives to make it a trio. Doohan makes it a quartet on lap 7.

Rainey and Schwantz drop Doohan and Kocinski, and they are swapping the lead often.

On the penultimate lap approaching the Melbourne Hairpin, from far behind Schwantz swoops in on Rainey on the brakes and passes around the outside in one of Schwantz's most memorable overtaking maneuvers. Rainey isn't able to recover while Schwantz widens his lead to a comfortable gap as he crosses the finish line.[1][better source needed]

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 47:12.182 20
2 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +0.788 17
3 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +19.188 15
4 United States John Kocinski Yamaha +24.857 13
5 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +29.617 11
6 United States Eddie Lawson Cagiva +31.179 10
7 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +35.348 9
8 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Suzuki +37.846 8
9 Spain Joan Garriga Yamaha +49.967 7
10 Italy Marco Papa Cagiva +1 Lap 6
11 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Yamaha +1 Lap 5
12 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Norton +1 Lap 4
13 Germany Michael Rudroff Honda +2 Laps 3
14 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda +2 Laps 2
15 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki +2 Laps 1
16 Germany Helmut Schutz Honda +3 Laps
17 Austria Josef Doppler Yamaha +3 Laps
Ret France Jean Philippe Ruggia Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Michele Valdo Paton Retirement
Ret Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda Retirement
Ret France Adrien Morillas Yamaha Retirement
Ret Germany Hans Becker Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Sito Pons Honda Retirement
Ret United States Doug Chandler Yamaha Retirement

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