1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1991 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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1991 World Champions
500ccWayne Rainey (Yamaha)
250ccLuca Cadalora (Honda)
125ccLoris Capirossi (Honda)

The 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 43rd F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Season summary[edit]

Mick Doohan (3) leads Kevin Schwantz (34), Wayne Rainey (1) and John Kocinski (19) at the 1991 Japanese Grand Prix

The beginning of the 1990s marked a golden age for Grand Prix motorcycle racing.[1] The rivalry between Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz was in full flow while Mick Doohan started to come into his own.[1] Eddie Lawson had switched to Cagiva and started to have some respectable results.[1] In a one-year quirk, only 13 races counted as, competitors were allowed to drop their two worst scores.[1] The Yugoslavia round was dropped because of the civil war and replaced with a Grand Prix of Europe at Jarama.[1] The Brazilian round was also dropped at the last minute over track safety concerns and replaced with a race held at Le Mans.[1] The inaugural Malaysian Grand Prix was held at Shah Alam.[1]

For the 1991 season, Michelin decided to supply only the Rothmans Honda team with tires; everybody else used Dunlops.[1][2]

Luca Cadalora won the 250 title in a dominating fashion with eight wins.[1] In the 125 class, Italian teenager Loris Capirossi swept to the title for the second consecutive year.[1]

1991 Grand Prix season calendar[edit]

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 1991:[3][4]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 24 March Japan Kibun Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit
2 7 April Australia Tooheys Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Eastern Creek Raceway
3 21 April United States United States International Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway
4 12 May Spain Gran Premio de España Circuito Permanente de Jerez
5 19 May Italy Gran Premio d'Italia Misano World Circuit
6 26 May Germany Großer Preis von Deutschland für Motorräder Hockenheimring
7 9 June Austria Großer Preis von Österreich Salzburgring
8 16 June Europe G.P de Europa Circuito Permanente Del Jarama
9 29 June Netherlands Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen
10 21 July France Grand Prix de France Circuit Paul Ricard
11 4 August United Kingdom Shell British Motorcycle Grand Prix Donington Park
12 18 August San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Mugello Circuit
13 25 August Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian motorcycle Grand Prix Brno Circuit
14 8 September Europe Vitesse du Mans Grand Prix Bugatti Circuit
15 29 September Malaysia Lucky Strike Malaysia Grand Prix Shah Alam Circuit

Calendar changes[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Date Race Location 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 24 March Japan Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Japan Noboru Ueda Italy Luca Cadalora United States Kevin Schwantz Report
2 7 April Australia Australian Grand Prix Eastern Creek Italy Loris Capirossi Italy Luca Cadalora United States Wayne Rainey Report
3 21 April United States United States Grand Prix Laguna Seca no race Italy Luca Cadalora United States Wayne Rainey Report
4 12 May Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jerez Japan Noboru Ueda Germany Helmut Bradl Australia Mick Doohan Report
5 19 May Italy Italian Grand Prix Misano Italy Fausto Gresini Italy Luca Cadalora Australia Mick Doohan Report
6 26 May Germany German Grand Prix Hockenheim Germany Ralf Waldmann Germany Helmut Bradl United States Kevin Schwantz Report
7 9 June Austria Austrian Grand Prix Salzburgring Italy Fausto Gresini Germany Helmut Bradl Australia Mick Doohan Report
8 16 June Europe European Grand Prix Jarama Italy Loris Capirossi Italy Luca Cadalora United States Wayne Rainey Report
9 29 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Germany Ralf Waldmann Italy Pierfrancesco Chili United States Kevin Schwantz Report
10 21 July France French Grand Prix Paul Ricard Italy Loris Capirossi Italy Loris Reggiani United States Wayne Rainey Report
11 4 August United Kingdom British Grand Prix Donington Italy Loris Capirossi Italy Luca Cadalora United States Kevin Schwantz Report
12 18 August San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Mugello Germany Peter Öttl Italy Luca Cadalora United States Wayne Rainey Report
13 25 August Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Brno Italy Alessandro Gramigni Germany Helmut Bradl United States Wayne Rainey Report
14 8 September Europe Vitesse du Mans Grand Prix Le Mans no race Germany Helmut Bradl United States Kevin Schwantz Report
15 29 September Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Shah Alam Italy Loris Capirossi Italy Luca Cadalora United States John Kocinski Report

Participants[edit]

500cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 1 United States Wayne Rainey 1-14
19 United States John Kocinski All
46 United States Robbie Petersen 3
97 United States Rich Oliver 3
Team Roberts Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 9 Australia Kevin Magee 15
Castrol Yamaha/Team Roberts Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 4 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie 11
Team Roberts Yamaha/Castrol Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 21 United States Doug Chandler All
Rothmans Honda Honda Honda NSR500 3 Australia Mick Doohan All
5 Australia Wayne Gardner 1-4, 6-15
Yamaha Sonauto Mobil 1 Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 4 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie 12, 14-15
8 France Jean-Philippe Ruggia 1-5, 8-12, 14-15
20 France Adrien Morillas 1-12, 14-15
Ducados Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 6 Spain Joan Garriga All
Cagiva Cagiva Cagiva GP500 C591 7 United States Eddie Lawson 1-13
11 Italy Marco Papa 7-8, 11-12, 14-15
12 Brazil Alex Barros 1-3, 5, 9
33 France Raymond Roche 0 (10)
Team Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 9 Australia Kevin Magee 1-2
27 Belgium Didier de Radiguès All
34 United States Kevin Schwantz 1-14
Campsa Honda Honda Honda NSR500 10 Spain Sito Pons 1-3, 8-15
Moto Club Milano/Team Papa Honda Honda NSR500 11
18
Italy Marco Papa 4-5, 10
Technotron Honda Honda NSR500 13 Switzerland Niggi Schmassman 2-5, 8-11, 13,15
Norton/JPS Racing Norton Norton RCW588 15 United Kingdom Ron Haslam 11
HEK-Bauwmachines Honda Honda NSR500 16 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers All
Millar Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 17 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock 1-9, 11-15
Librenti Corse Suzuki
Honda
Suzuki RGV500
Honda NSR500
23 Luxembourg Andy Leuthe 8, 11-14
R.S. Rallye Sport Honda Honda NSR500 24 Switzerland Helmut Schütz 9, 11-12
32
35
39
Germany Michael Rudroff 4-14
Itohen Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 25 Japan Tatsuro Arata 1
Pentax Honda Honda NSR500 28 Japan Shinichi Ito 1
Domina Domina ?? 29 Venezuela Larry Moreno Vacondio 0 (5, 12)
MT Racing Honda Honda NSR500 30 Germany Martin Trösch 13
Team Paton Paton Paton V115 500 30
37
38
39
Italy Michele Valdo 10-12
Roton Roton Norton RCW588 31 United Kingdom Steve Spray 2
?? Honda Honda NSR500 31
36
Italy Romolo Balbi 5, 12
Doppler Racing Yamaha
Honda
Yamaha YZR500
Honda NSR500
33
35
36
37
38
Austria Josef Doppler 8, 10-13, 15
Kirin Mets Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 35 Japan Norihiko Fujiwara 1
Bimota Experience Bimota
Suzuki
??
Suzuki RGV500
35
37
Italy Vittorio Scatola ??
Romero Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 35
36
38
40
Germany Hans Becker 4-6, 8-15
Ajinomoto Honda Honda NSR500 36 Japan Hikaru Miyagi 1
41 Japan Keiichiro Iwahashi 1
Padgett’s Racing Team Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 36
37
39
United Kingdom Simon Buckmaster 5-6, 8-10, 12-13
Nescafé Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 37 Japan Kunio Machii 1
S.R.T. Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 38 Japan Osamu Hiwatashi 1
40 Japan Satoshi Tsujimoto 1
Camel Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 39 Japan Keiji Ohishi 1
Y.R.T.R. Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 44 Japan Tadahiko Taira 1
YMO Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 45 Japan Toshihiko Honma 1
Hayashi Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 46 Australia Peter Goddard 1
Vogt ?? ?? 50 Chile Vincenzo Cascino 0 (13)
Source: [5]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

250cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Repsol-Honda/Cardús Honda Honda NSR250 2 Spain Carlos Cardús All
Rothmans-Kanemoto Honda Honda Honda NSR250 3 Italy Luca Cadalora All
HB Honda Racing Team Germany Honda Honda NSR250 4 Germany Helmut Bradl All
Honda RS250R 33 Germany Stefan Prein 1-3, 5-15
Sharp-Samson-Bieffe Team Honda Honda NSR250 5 Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg All
Honda RS250R 21 Germany Leon van der Heyden 1-5, 8-9
Team Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki RGV250 6 Germany Martin Wimmer All
72 Spain Herri Torrontégui 9-14
HRC Honda/Ajinomoto Honda Honda NSR250 7 Japan Masahiro Shimizu All
HRC Honda Honda NSR250 29 Japan Tadayuki Okada 1
Schuh-Zwafink Racing Honda Honda RS250R 8 Germany Jochen Schmid All
Iberna Aprilia/Valesi Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 9 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili All
27 Italy Renzo Colleoni 4-15
Team Gallina/Compagnucci Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 10 France Dominique Sarron 4, 6, 8
Team Gallina Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 23 United States Jim Filice 1-3
63
52
41
Italy Stefano Caracchi 11-14
Marlboro/JJ Cobas JJ Cobas JJ Cobas Honda 250 11 Spain Àlex Crivillé All
Aprilia Unlimited Jeans Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 13 Italy Loris Reggiani All
?? Honda Honda RS250R 14 Sweden Peter Lindén 1-2, 6-7, 9-11, 13
Team Greco Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 15 Venezuela Carlos Lavado 1-6, 9-12
Ducados Yamaha Puig Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 16 Spain Alberto Puig 1-5, 9-15
Team Agostini/API Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 17 Italy Paolo Casoli All
ÖKM-Aprilia/SK Vöst Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 18 Austria Andy Preining 1-14
OZ Racing System Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 19 Italy Marcellino Lucchi 4-14
52
45
49
46
Italy Renato Colleoni 5, 7, 9, 12
HB Honda Racing Team Italy Honda Honda RS250R 20 Italy Doriano Romboni 1-8, 12-15
LMC Pennesse Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 22 Italy Stefano Pennesse 5, 7-9, 11-13
25 South Africa Wayne Doran ??
JF-Aprilia-Kuhnert Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 30 Germany Harald Eckl 2-15
Marlboro Aprilia Mohag Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 32 Switzerland Bernard Häenggeli All
49
53
55
47
Switzerland Eskil Suter 7-8, 10-13
Docshop/Servopax Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 34 Netherlands Patrick van den Goorbergh 4-14
Team St Yrian Motos Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 36
54
37
France Jean Foray 4-14
Silkolene Honda Britain Honda Honda RS250R 39 United Kingdom Alan Carter ??
55
57
United Kingdom Steve Hislop 10-11
FP Moto Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 41
48
36
69
France Frédéric Protat 1-5, 7-14
Medd Holdings Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 42
39
46
37
United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell 1-4, 6, 10-11, 13
Team Rocker by Gallina Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 43
49
47
42
Italy Fausto Ricci 4-8, 11-13
Tecno Racing/Barrca March Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 44
43
42
Spain Jaime Mariano 1-7
RS Rallye Sport GmbH Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 44
41
54
45
Germany Bernd Kassner 5-7, 9-14
Rothmans Honda Italy Honda Honda RS250R 45
41
48
50
57
59
Italy Corrado Catalano All
Swiss Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 47
46
48
44
40
Switzerland Urs Jücker All
Trans Freight Europa Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 48
53
40
50
38
United Kingdom Ian Newton 2-10, 12-15
Rothmans Honda France Honda Honda RS250R 51 France Jean-Pierre Jeandat All
Nescafé Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 52 Japan Tetsuya Harada 1
?? Honda Honda NSR250 53 Japan Masumitsu Taguchi 1
?? Honda Honda NSR250 54 Japan Tsumoto Udagawa 1
Cup Noodle Racing Team Honda Honda NSR250 55 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki 1
Jha Racing Honda Honda RS250R 57
40
52
Japan Katsuyoshi Kozono 1, 7-9, 15
Team Italia Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 60
58
46
Italy Max Biaggi 8, 10-12
?? Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 61 Japan Kyoji Nanba 1
AMS Mauri Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 65
50
38
42
54
37
Finland Erkka Korpiaho 4-5, 7-11, 13-14
Tecno Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 72
56
Spain Herri Torrontégui 9-14
Source: [6]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

125cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
AGV-Pileri Corse Honda Honda RS125R 1 Italy Loris Capirossi 1-2, 4-13, 15
7 Italy Fausto Gresini 1-2, 4-13, 15
Sharp Samson Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 2 Netherlands Hans Spaan 1-2, 4-13, 15
46 Netherlands Arie Molenaar 1, 4-13, 15
Team Semprucci IDM Honda Honda RS125R 3 Italy Bruno Casanova 1-2, 4-13, 15
Schuh HB Honda Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 4 Germany Dirk Raudies 1-2, 4-13, 15
Elf Coronas Racing Team JJ Cobas-Honda JJ Cobas Honda RS125R 5 Spain Jorge Martínez 1-2, 4-13, 15
14 Spain Julián Miralles 1, 4-13
? Spain Jaime Mariano 8-9
Metraux Honda Honda RS125R 5 Spain Jorge Martínez 1-2, 4-13, 15
Derbi Racing Team Derbi Aprilia RS125R 6 Italy Ezio Gianola 1-2, 4-12
66
62
Spain Luis Alvaro 4-11, 13
Team Italia Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 9 Italy Alessandro Gramigni 1-2, 4-13
12 Italy Gabriele Debbia 1-2, 4-13, 15
RS Rallye Sport GmbH JJ Cobas ?? 11 Germany Adi Stadler 1-2, 4-13, 15
Gazzaniga Corse Gazzaniga Gazzaniga 125 15 Italy Maurizio Vitali 1-2, 4-13, 15
34 Italy Emilio Cuppini 1-2, 4-7, 9, 11-13, 15
Team Takeshima Honda Honda RS125R 16 Japan Koji Takada 1-2, 4-5, 9-13, 15
Derek Clarke Racing Team/Levior Honda Honda RS125R 17 United Kingdom Steve Patrickson 1-2, 4-5, 7-9, 11-13
Colin Appleyard Racing Honda Honda RS125R 18 United Kingdom Robin Appleyard 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10-11, 15
?? Honda Honda RS125R 19 Germany Alfred Waibel 1-2, 4-7, 9-10, 13
Team Unemoto Honda Honda RS125R 20 Japan Hisashi Unemoto 1-2, 4-8, 10-13, 15
AGV Racing Team Rotax Rotax 125 GP 22 Germany Peter Öttl 4-13
AGV/MDS Racing Team Rotax Rotax 125 GP 63
57
Germany Stefan Kurfiss 6, 8-13
JJ Cobas Ducados-Agrati Honda Honda RS125R 26 Spain Francisco Debón 2, 4-6
HB Italy/Gilera Club Honda Honda RS125R 27 Italy Gimmi Bosio 1-2, 4-8, 10, 13
Schuh/Zwafink Honda Racing Honda Honda RS125R 28 Germany Ralf Waldmann 1-2, 4-13
Team Driza Bone Honda Honda RS125R 29 Australia Peter Galvin 1-2, 4, 7-12, 15
Team Elf Kepla/Meiko Honda Honda RS125R 35 Japan Kazuto Sakata 1-2, 4-13, 15
Clay Cross Motorcycles Honda Honda RS125R 36
45
62
United Kingdom Ian McConnachie 4-9, 11, 13
Silja Line Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 39
51
40
Finland Johnny Wickström 1-2, 5-13
Ville de Thiers Honda Honda RS125R 41 France Alain Bronec 4-5, 7-13
Herri Racing Team JJ Cobas ?? 42 Spain Herri Torrontegui 1-2, 4-8
44
40
Spain Javier Torrontegui ??
Racing Team Honda Cartagena Honda Honda RS125R 43 France Manuel Hernández 4-5, 8, 10-11
BP Racing Team Switzerland Honda Honda RS125R 45 Switzerland Thierry Feuz 1-2, 4-8
Marlboro Aprilia Mohag Aprilia Aprilia RS125R 45
48
76
Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani 1-2, 7-13, 15
Dianetik Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 49 Switzerland René Dünki 2, 6, 12-13
Moto Co Team Kepla Honda Honda RS125R 50 Germany Hubert Abold 1-2
Team Ducados JJ Cobas ?? 50
61
75
Spain Antonio Sánchez 10-12
53
60
76
Spain Carlos Giró Jr. 10-11
Moto Bum Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 51
52
61
36
39
Japan Nobuyuki Wakai 1, 4-13, 15
?? Honda Honda RS125R 53 Japan Akira Saito 1
?? Honda Honda RS125R 54 Japan Soichiro Satoh 1
?? Honda Honda RS125R 55 Japan Masato Shima 1
Ringleberg Team Honda Honda RS125R 55
52
71
Netherlands Jos Van Dongen 4, 6-7, 9-13
Hero Sports TS Honda Honda RS125R 56
60
36
30
37
Japan Noboru Ueda 1-2, 4-5, 7-13, 15
ICM Racing Associates Honda Honda RS125R 58
73
60
33
43
Japan Kinya Wada 1-2, 5-13, 15
Eugenio Lazzarini Racing Honda Honda RS125R 61
38
Italy Serafino Foti 5, 7, 9, 11-13, 15
Team Brägger Honda Honda RS125R 62 Switzerland Stefan Brägger 6, 8, 10, 13
Source: [7]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Results and standings[edit]

500cc riders' standings[8][9][edit]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
USA
United States
ESP
Spain
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
EUR
Europe
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
VDM
Europe
MAL
Malaysia
Pts
1 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha 3 1 1 3 9 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 233
2 Australia Mick Doohan Honda 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 Ret 2 3 3 2 2 3 224
3 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 1 5 3 Ret 7 1 3 4 1 4 1 2 5 1 204
4 United States John Kocinski Yamaha 4 3 Ret 2 2 Ret 9 5 6 DNS 4 6 3 4 1 161
5 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda 5 4 7 7 5 4 3 3 10 5 4 4 5 2 161
6 United States Eddie Lawson Cagiva 6 6 5 6 3 4 5 Ret 4 3 6 Ret 8 126
7 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha 7 Ret 8 4 8 7 6 6 12 11 9 7 6 6 4 121
8 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Suzuki 14 10 10 8 Ret 6 8 10 5 7 8 8 7 8 8 105
9 United States Doug Chandler Yamaha 11 12 Ret 10 6 9 7 9 11 6 Ret 9 10 7 Ret 85
10 France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Yamaha Ret 7 4 5 5 7 8 5 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 78
11 France Adrien Morillas Yamaha 12 9 9 9 Ret 8 Ret 8 9 8 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 71
12 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Yamaha Ret 13 13 11 10 10 10 12 Ret 11 11 11 11 12 57
13 Brazil Alex Barros Cagiva 10 8 6 4 7 46
14 Spain Sito Pons Honda 8 Ret Ret 11 10 9 Ret Ret 9 9 Ret 40
15 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda 22 14 14 13 12 11 13 13 12 14 13 13 Ret 10 40
16 Italy Marco Papa Honda 12 11 12 Ret 13 10 12 13 9 36
17 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha 7 5 12 6 34
18 Germany Michael Rudroff Honda 15 15 12 11 14 14 14 13 14 12 Ret 26
19 Australia Kevin Magee Suzuki 13 11 5 19
20 Germany Harald Becker Yamaha 14 Ret 13 16 Ret Ret Ret 15 14 Ret 11 13
21 Japan Keiichiro Iwahashi Honda 9 7
22 United Kingdom Simon Buckmaster Suzuki 14 14 Ret Ret 15 15 6
23 United States Rich Oliver Yamaha 11 5
24 Switzerland Niggi Schmassman Honda 16 15 Ret Ret 15 15 Ret Ret 17 14 5
25 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Norton 12 4
26 United States Robbie Petersen Yamaha 12 4
27 Austria Josef Doppler Yamaha 17 15 17 16 16 13 4
28 Italy Romolo Balbi Honda 13 17 3
29 Luxembourg Andy Leuthe Suzuki Ret 15 18 Ret 14 3
30 United Kingdom Steve Spray Norton 15 1
31 Australia Peter Goddard Yamaha 15 1
Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
USA
United States
ESP
Spain
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
EUR
Europe
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
CZE
Czech Republic
VDM
Europe
MAL
Malaysia
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole Position

250cc riders' standings[10][11][edit]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
USA
United States
ESP
Spain
ITA
Italy
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
EUR
Europe
NED
Netherlands
Points Wins
1 Italy Luca Cadalora Honda 1 1 1 2 1 4 5 1 2 237 8
2 Germany Helmut Bradl Honda 7 2 8 1 2 1 1 2 4 220 5
3 Spain Carlos Cardús Honda 2 3 4 6 6 2 2 3 5 205 0
4 Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Honda 3 4 2 Ret 5 3 3 4 3 158 0
5 Japan Masahiro Shimizu Honda 8 Ret 5 4 7 5 6 6 6 142 0
6 Italy Loris Reggiani Aprilia 9 5 3 3 4 Ret 8 5 Ret 128 0
7 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia 17 6 Ret 5 3 Ret 4 Ret 1 107 1
8 Germany Jochen Schmid Honda 13 8 10 7 8 8 7 8 Ret 96 0
9 Germany Martin Wimmer Suzuki 14 Ret 7 8 19 9 13 9 7 89 0
10 Italy Paolo Casoli Yamaha 26 9 Ret Ret 10 11 11 10 8 65 0
11 Austria Andy Preining Aprilia 19 7 6 Ret 9 6 Ret 14 20 60
12 France Jean Pierre Jeandat Honda 18 11 11 12 11 14 Ret 13 10 59
13 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 7 9 Ret Ret 51
14 Venezuela Carlos Lavado Yamaha 25 10 12 11 14 15 DNS 9 34
15 Italy Doriano Romboni Honda Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 13 Ret 7 Ret 32
16 Spain Alberto Puig Yamaha 21 Ret Ret 10 Ret DNS DNS Ret 28
17 Germany Stefan Prein Honda 20 Ret 15 DNS 15 10 10 Ret Ret 28
18 Germany Harald Eckl Aprilia Ret 14 Ret 16 12 12 19 11 22
19 Japan Katsuyoshi Kozono Honda 11 21 11 12 20
20 Italy Renzo Colleoni Aprilia Ret 13 Ret 25 Ret Ret 19
21 Switzerland Bernard Haenggeli Aprilia 32 12 17 17 Ret Ret 22 Ret 13 15
22 Japan Masumitsu Taguchi Honda 4 13
23 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda 5 13
24 Japan Tetsuya Harada Yamaha 6 10
25 Spain Herri Torrontegui Aprilia Ret 8
26 Finland Erkka Korpiaho Aprilia Ret 12 DNS 14 17 Ret 8
27 Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Ret 7
28 Japan Tsumoto Udagawa Honda 10 6
29 Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia Ret Ret 22 Ret Ret 14 5
30 Jose Barresi 4
30 Japan Kyoji Nanba Yamaha 12 4
30 France Dominique Sarron Yamaha Ret 16 12 4
33 France Frederic Protat Aprilia 30 13 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 15 17 4
34 Switzerland Urs Jücker Yamaha 27 14 18 15 18 Ret Ret 18 16 4
35 Netherlands Leon Van Der Heyden Honda 23 Ret 19 13 Ret DNS 22 Ret 3
35 Netherlands Patrick van den Goorbergh Yamaha 14 21 19 23 20 15 3
37 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh 2
38 ItalyCorrado Catalano Honda Ret Ret 24 Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 1
38 Germany Bernd Kassner Honda 22 17 20 21 1
38 Japan Toshi Arakaki Honda 15 1
38 United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell Yamaha 29 15 Ret Ret 20 DNS 1
Spain Jaime Mariano Aprilia Ret 17 20 16 17 Ret 18 0
Italy Fausto Ricci Yamaha 19 Ret 18 16 Ret DNQ 0
Italy Stefano Pennese Aprilia Ret DNS 19 16 Ret 0
United States Jim Filice Yamaha 31 Ret 16 0
Japan Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 16 0
Australia Stephen Whitehouse Yamaha 16 0
Switzerland Eskil Suter Aprilia 17 23 0
United Kingdom Ian Newton Yamaha Ret 27 18 Ret 24 26 21 19 0
France Jean Foray Yamaha 20 24 21 27 Ret 18 0
Australia David Horton Yamaha 18 0
Australia Gavin Johnston Yamaha 19 0
Italy Renato Colleoni Aprilia 20 24 0
Australia Warren Palesy Yamaha 20 0
Australia Michael Haisman Yamaha 21 0
United States Nick Ienatsch Yamaha 21 0
Sweden Peter Linden Honda 28 Ret 25 Ret 22 0
Japan Takehiko Kurokawa Honda 22 0
New Zealand Scott Buckley Yamaha 22 0
United States Chris D'Aluisio Yamaha 22 0
South Africa Wayne Doran Aprilia 23 23 28 0
Canada Jon Cornwell Yamaha 25 23 0
United States Rick Kirk Yamaha 23 0
Japan Yoshomasa Kato Yamaha 24 0
United States Mike Sullivan Yamaha 26 0
Japan Hiroyuki Yamagishi Honda Ret 0
Australia Darren Milner Yamaha Ret 0
Australia Trevor Manley Yamaha Ret 0
Australia Ricky Rice Yamaha Ret 0
United States Alan Scott Yamaha Ret 0
Canada Rick Tripodi Yamaha Ret 0
Spain Daniel Amatriain Aprilia Ret 0
Italy Stefano Caracchi Yamaha DNQ 0

125cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Italy Loris Capirossi 1 Italy Honda 200 5
2 Italy Fausto Gresini 8 Italy Honda 181 2
3 West Germany Ralf Waldmann 28 Germany Honda 141 2
4 Italy Gabriele Debbia 12 Italy Aprilia 111 0
5 Japan Noboru Ueda 56 Japan Honda 105 2
6 Spain Jorge Martínez 6 Spain Cobas 99 0
7 Italy Alessandro Gramigni 9 Italy Aprilia 90 1
8 Germany Dirk Raudies 5 Germany Honda 81 0
9 Germany Peter Öttl 22 Germany Rotax 67 1
10 Japan Noboyuki Wakai 51 Japan Honda 60 0
11 Switzerland Heinz Lüthi 10 Switzerland Honda 56 0
12 Germany Adi Stadler 11 Germany Cobas 56 0
13 Japan Kazuto Sakata 35 Japan Honda 55 0
14 Netherlands Hans Spaan 2 Netherlands Honda 54 0
15 Italy Bruno Casanova 3 Italy Honda 45 0
16 Italy Ezio Gianola 6 Italy Derbi 32 0
17 Japan Koji Takada 16 Japan Honda 28 0
18 Italy Maurizio Vitali 15 Italy Gazzaniga 27 0
19 Japan Hisashi Unemoto Japan Honda 15 0
20 Japan Kinya Wada 73 Japan Honda 14 0
21 Japan Masato Shima Japan Honda 13 0
22 Spain Luis Alvaro 66 Spain Derbi 13 0
23 Switzerland Oliver Petrucciani 47 Switzerland Aprilia 13 0
24 Spain Herri Torrontegui Spain Cobas 12 0
25 Spain Andres Sanchez Spain Cobas 12 0
26 Italy Gimmi Bosio Italy Honda 12 0
27 Spain Julian Miralles 14 Spain Cobas 10 0
28 Germany Alfred Waibel 19 Germany Honda 9 0
29 Japan Akira Saito Japan Honda 8 0
30 Japan Sinya Sato Japan Honda 7 0
31 Spain Carlos Giro Jr. Spain Cobas 7 0
32 Netherlands Arie Molenaar 46 Netherlands Honda 7 0
33 Spain Manuel Herreros Spain Cobas 6 0
34 United Kingdom Ian McConnachie 62 United Kingdom Kawasaki 5 0
35 United Kingdom Steve Patrickson United Kingdom Honda 5 0
36 Finland Johnny Wickstroem Finland Cobas 5 0
37 Japan Yosuke Yamakawa Japan Honda 3 0
38 Australia Peter Galvin 29 Australia Honda 2 0
39 France Alain Bronec 41 France Honda 2 0

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