1991 European motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  1991 European Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 15 races in the
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuito Permanente del Jarama.svg
Date 16 June 1991
Location Jarama
Course Permanent racing facility
3.404 km (2.115 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:33.940
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey
Time 1:34.815
Podium
First United States Wayne Rainey
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third Australia Wayne Gardner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:36.904
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:37.082
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Germany Helmut Bradl
Third Spain Carlos Cardús
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Ezio Gianola
Time 1:43.224
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:43.221
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Italy Fausto Gresini
Third Germany Peter Öttl

The 1991 European motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 14–16 June 1991 at the Circuito del Jarama circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Kevin Schwantz on pole. Mick Doohan gets a very good start from Wayne Rainey, Wayne Gardner, Schwantz, Eddie Lawson and John Kocinski.

Doohan and Rainey pulling away; Rainey pulls a draft pass and starts dropping Doohan. Schwantz is drifting both tires and dramatically getting the bike sideways.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha 51:01.408 20
2 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +7.647 17
3 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +25.917 15
4 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +33.315 13
5 United States John Kocinski Yamaha +40.316 11
6 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +43.032 10
7 France Jean Philippe Ruggia Yamaha +48.202 9
8 France Adrien Morillas Yamaha +1:12.257 8
9 United States Doug Chandler Yamaha +1:17.265 7
10 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Suzuki +1:17.750 6
11 Spain Sito Pons Honda +1:18.120 5
12 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda +2 Laps 3
14 Germany Michael Rudroff Honda +2 Laps 2
15 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +2 Laps 1
16 Germany Hans Becker Yamaha +2 Laps
17 Austria Josef Doppler Yamaha +2 Laps
Ret United States Eddie Lawson Cagiva Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Damon Buckmaster Suzuki Retirement
Ret Italy Marco Papa Cagiva Retirement
Ret Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Retirement


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