1993 British motorcycle Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  1993 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 14 races in the
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date 1 August 1993
Location Donington
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:33.514
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:34.716
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:35.191
Fastest lap
Rider France Jean-Philippe Ruggia
Time 1:34.888
First France Jean-Philippe Ruggia
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Italy Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:41.178
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:41.347
First Germany Dirk Raudies
Second Japan Kazuto Sakata
Third Germany Ralf Waldmann

The 1993 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 1 August 1993 at Donington Park.

500 cc race report[edit]

6th pole of the season for Kevin Schwantz; Wayne Rainey highsides in practice—he loses two fingernails, gets a fracture in his spine and a concussion;[1] he doesn’t qualify well.

Rainey gets the start.

Rainey has the lead from Alex Barros, Schwantz and Mick Doohan. Approaching the chicane, Doohan leaves the braking too late and slams into the back of Barros on his right, then falls to his left and takes out Schwantz. Schwantz looks injured. Rainey’s championship hopes suddenly look bright, with Carl Fogarty and Luca Cadalora behind him.

Fogarty is adjusting his front brakes on-the-fly; Cadalora comes past.

Àlex Crivillé, who’d been in a battle with Shinichi Itoh, crashes out.

Rainey and Cadalora at the front; Cadalora looks like he’s staying behind Rainey purposely, but then passes. Watching on the race monitors, team manager Kenny Roberts shakes his head at Cadalora’s disregard for Rainey’s championship struggle. It will be Cadalora’s first 500 win.

Fogarty looks to have a strong 3rd, but seems to be running out of gas and is pipped at the line by Niall Mackenzie.

Rainey is now 3 points behind Schwantz with 4 rounds to go.

Cadalora: “When I saw that Kevin was out and he didn’t get point (sic), I was thinking it was not big trouble, because 20 points more for Wayne. That’s good.” [2] Had Cadalora stayed in 2nd, Rainey would be 2 points ahead, not 3 points behind.

Roberts: “I’m very happy for Luca, because to win a 500 grand prix for Luca is fantastic. But, I have to run the Marlboro Yamaha team, and for the team, it would have been better that Wayne won. But, we have a lot of work to do before we win the world championship and I don’t think this is going to make a big difference and Wayne is very happy for Luca as well.” [3]

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha 47:45.630 25
2 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +3.312 20
3 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie ROC Yamaha +21.898 16
4 United Kingdom Carl Fogarty Cagiva +22.238 13
5 Japan Shinichi Itoh Honda +36.151 11
6 Australia Daryl Beattie Honda +36.394 10
7 Spain Juan Lopez Mella ROC Yamaha +1:06.585 9
8 Italy Renzo Colleoni ROC Yamaha +1:10.731 8
9 United Kingdom John Reynolds Harris Yamaha +1:16.010 7
10 Germany Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +1:21.152 6
11 United Kingdom James Haydon ROC Yamaha +1:24.715 5
12 France José Kuhn Yamaha +1:33.544 4
13 France Bernard Garcia Yamaha +1:34.372 3
14 United Kingdom Ron Haslam ROC Yamaha +1:34.590 2
15 Belgium Laurent Naveau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 1
16 France Thierry Crine ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Austria Andreas Meklau ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
18 France Bruno Bonhuil ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
19 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
20 United Kingdom David Jefferies Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Switzerland Serge David ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Australia Mick Doohan Honda Retirement
Ret New Zealand Andrew Stroud Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Retirement
Ret Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Sean Emmett Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Yamaha Retirement
Ret Brazil Alex Barros Suzuki Retirement

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Aprilia 43:05.248 25
2 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda +3.266 20
3 Italy Loris Reggiani Aprilia +19.510 16
4 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Yamaha +35.138 13
5 Japan Tadayuki Okada Honda +49.614 11
6 Italy Max Biaggi Honda +1:14.134 10
7 Germany Jochen Schmid Yamaha +1:14.948 9
8 France Jean-Michel Bayle Aprilia +1:15.847 8
9 Netherlands Patrick van den Goorbergh Aprilia +1:16.072 7
10 Switzerland Eskil Suter Aprilia +1:16.328 6
11 Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Aprilia +1:21.140 5
12 France Frédéric Protat Aprilia +1:21.534 4
13 Italy Paolo Casoli Gilera +1:27.766 3
14 Switzerland Adrian Bosshard Honda +1:32.974 2
15 Switzerland Bernard Haenggeli Aprilia +1:35.370 1
16 Italy Alessandro Gramigni Gilera +1:35.902
17 Germany Bernd Kassner Aprilia +1 Lap
18 Spain Juan Borja Honda +1 Lap
19 United Kingdom Nigel Bosworth Yamaha +1 Lap
20 France Jean-Pierre Jeandat Aprilia +1 Lap
21 Germany Volker Bähr Honda +1 Lap
22 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Aprilia +1 Lap
23 Spain Luis Maurel Aprilia +1 Lap
24 Italy Massimo Pennacchioli Honda +1 Lap
25 Spain Carlos Checa Honda +5 Laps
Ret Spain Alberto Puig Honda Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Paul Brown Honda Retirement
Ret New Zealand Simon Crafar Suzuki Retirement
Ret Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Honda Retirement
Ret Austria Andreas Preining Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Luis d'Antin Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Pere Riba Honda Retirement
Ret Germany Helmut Bradl Honda Retirement
Ret Japan Tetsuya Harada Yamaha Retirement


  1. ^ Scott, Michael. Wayne Rainey: His Own Story. Page 183. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  2. ^ Duke Video, “Bike 500 GP 1993 Review”. Videocassette.
  3. ^ --Ibid.

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