1991 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Malaysia  1991 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 15 races in the
1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 29 September 1991
Location Shah Alam
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.69 km (2.29 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States John Kocinski
Time 1:24.903
Fastest lap
Rider United States John Kocinski
Time 1:25.100
First United States John Kocinski
Second Australia Wayne Gardner
Third Australia Mick Doohan
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Carlos Cardús
Time 1:27.594
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:27.826
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Spain Carlos Cardús
Third Germany Helmut Bradl
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:33.597
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Noboiuki Wakai
Time 1:33.172
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Japan Noboiuki Wakai

The 1991 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the last round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 27–29 September 1991 at the Shah Alam circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz out with broken bones in pre-race practice: Schwantz with a broken hand, Rainey with a broken femur at the knee joint. Months of rehabilitation were required for Rainey to get range of motion back into the leg.[1]

John Kocinski on pole. Mick Doohan takes the start from Wayne Gardner and Kocinski.

Kocinski takes the lead from Gardner, with Doohan in 3rd looking like his set-up is wrong, his bike vibrating visibly.

Kocinski opens a large gap and wins. On the podium, Gardner and Doohan look at each other and simultaneously spray champagne on Kocinski, who runs off the stage in a panic. Kocinski is notorious for being obsessed with cleanliness.

The 1991 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the final race for Didier de Radigues.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States John Kocinski Yamaha 50:05.945 20
2 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +6.145 17
3 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +21.070 15
4 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +39.088 13
5 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha +41.520 11
6 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +1:01.504 10
7 France Adrien Morillas Yamaha +1:25.351 9
8 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Suzuki +1:25.912 8
9 Italy Marco Papa Honda +2 Laps 7
10 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda +2 Laps 6
11 Germany Hans Becker Yamaha +2 Laps 5
12 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Yamaha +2 Laps 4
13 Austria Josef Doppler Yamaha +3 Laps 3
14 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +6 Laps 2
Ret Spain Sito Pons Honda Retirement
Ret France Jean Philippe Ruggia Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Doug Chandler Yamaha Retirement


  1. ^ Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", pages 157-158. Haynes Publishing, 1997.

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