1993 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 14 races in the
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Track map for Salzburgring in Austria.svg
Date 16 May 1993
Location Salzburgring
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.326 km (2.688 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:17.900
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:18.021
First United States Kevin Schwantz
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third United States Wayne Rainey
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Doriano Romboni
Time 1:21.377
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl
Time 1:21.269
First Italy Doriano Romboni
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Germany Helmut Bradl
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:29.623
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Takeshi Tsujimura
Time 1:29.241
First Japan Takeshi Tsujimura
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Germany Dirk Raudies

The 1993 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 16 May 1993 at the Salzburgring.

500 cc race report[edit]

Mick Doohan’s rear brake is now operated by a thumb-lever on the left side. This is to compensate for not being able to use the right foot lever because of injuries from Assen '92.

Kevin Schwantz’ 5th pole in a row. Luca Cadalora takes the start from Doug Chandler, Doohan, Alex Barros and Schwantz.

Wayne Rainey and Schwantz start swapping 4th position.

Doohan into 1st, but Schwantz takes over the lead, then it’s a gap back to Rainey and Barros. Rainey is happy with his third place after chatter and clutch trouble and having qualified 1.3 seconds behind Schwantz.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 38:15.613 25
2 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +0.493 20
3 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +4.892 16
4 Brazil Alex Barros Suzuki +4.954 13
5 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha +16.550 11
6 Japan Shinichi Itoh Honda +22.595 10
7 Australia Daryl Beattie Honda +28.110 9
8 United States Doug Chandler Cagiva +38.559 8
9 France José Kuhn ROC Yamaha +1:17.751 7
10 Australia Matthew Mladin Cagiva +1:17.820 6
11 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie ROC Yamaha +1:17.920 5
12 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13 Spain Juan Lopez Mella ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 3
14 United Kingdom John Reynolds Harris Yamaha +1 Lap 2
15 Japan Tsutomu Udagawa ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 1
16 United Kingdom Sean Emmett Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Germany Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
18 New Zealand Simon Crafar Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
19 France Thierry Crine ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
20 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Yamaha +1 Lap
21 Italy Renato Colleoni ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
22 France Bruno Bonhuil ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
23 France Bernard Garcia Yamaha +1 Lap
24 Austria Andreas Meklau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
25 Italy Marco Papa Librenti +2 Laps
Ret Switzerland Serge David ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Alan Scott Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Corrado Catalano ROC Yamaha Retirement

250cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Doriano Romboni Honda 35:48.648 25
2 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda +0.050 20
3 Germany Helmut Bradl Honda +0.407 16
4 Italy Loris Reggiani Aprilia +14.888 13
5 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +15.051 11
6 Japan Tetsuya Harada Yamaha +15.105 10
7 United States John Kocinski Suzuki +26.254 9
8 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Yamaha +26.320 8
9 Spain Alberto Puig Honda +31.846 7
10 Austria Andreas Preining Aprilia +32.287 6
11 Switzerland Eskil Suter Aprilia +47.428 5
12 Spain Luis d'Antin Honda +1:01.330 4
13 Switzerland Adrian Bosshard Honda +1:01.439 3
14 Germany Jochen Schmid Yamaha +1:01.692 2
15 Netherlands Patrick vd Goorbergh Aprilia +1:01.815 1
16 Spain Luis Maurel Aprilia +1 Lap
17 France Jean-Michel Bayle Aprilia +1 Lap
18 Italy Alessandro Gramigni Gilera +1 Lap
19 France Jean-Pierre Jeandat Aprilia +1 Lap
20 Netherlands Jurgen vd Goorbergh Aprilia +1 Lap
21 Italy Massimo Pennacchioli Honda +1 Lap
22 Italy Gabriele Debbia Honda +1 Lap
Ret France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Aprilia Retirement
Ret Germany Bernd Kassner Aprilia Retirement
Ret Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Paolo Casoli Gilera Retirement
Ret Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Volker Bähr Honda Retirement
Ret Austria Hannes Maxwald Aprilia Retirement
Ret Switzerland Bernard Haenggeli Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Juan Borja Honda Retirement
Ret France Frédéric Protat Aprilia Retirement
Ret Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Aprilia Retirement
DNS Austria Alexander Witting Aprilia Did not start

Previous race:
1993 Spanish Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1993 season
Next race:
1993 German Grand Prix
Previous race:
1991 Austrian Grand Prix
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1994 Austrian Grand Prix