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1990 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix

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1990 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix

  1990 Swedish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 15 races in the
1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 12 August 1990
Location Anderstrop
Course Permanent racing facility
4.025 km (2.51 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:30.785
Fastest lap
Rider Wayne Rainey
Time 1:31.107
First Wayne Rainey
Second Eddie Lawson
Third Wayne Gardner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider John Kocinski
Time 1:35.105
Fastest lap
Rider John Kocinski
Time 1:34.833
First Carlos Cardús
Second John Kocinski
Third Masahiro Shimizu
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Stefan Prein
Time 1:41.786
Fastest lap
Rider Stefan Prein
Time 1:41.909
First Hans Spaan
Second Alessandro Gramigni
Third Doriano Romboni

The 1990 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 10-12 August 1990 at the Anderstorp.

500 cc race report

Last year, Wayne Rainey lost any chance at the championship by crashing on this track, and this year he has a points advantage on Kevin Schwantz, but a DNF would just about erase the lead. He’s asked:

Q: “Is this going to be one of the occasions when you go for points rather than a win?”
WR: “Well, I’m going to go for both; it’s going to be tough tomorrow for those guys that have been going fast—if they go the same speed tomorrow; so we’re just going to ride around, have some fun and collect all the points we can get.”
Q: “You’ll be satisfied then if you don’t win?”
WR: “No.”[1]

At the light, Rainey gets the start and is followed by Eddie Lawson, Mick Doohan, Randy Mamola, Carl Fogarty and Wayne Gardner. Schwantz is behind with another bad start.

Schwantz soon moves into fourth place, but then crashes out and ends much hope for the championship.

The race develops into two pairs: Rainey and Lawson on the Yamahas, then a small gap to the Hondas of Doohan and Gardner. Will Lawson stay behind Rainey and help him out as he said he would earlier in the season?

Gardner leaves Doohan and shows Lawson a wheel, but Lawson keeps Gardner under control for the moment. Ron Haslam crashes and runs off the track just as the leaders zoom in.

Gardner isn’t able to match Rainey and Lawson’s pace and finishes in third, and Lawson’s second place may have been deliberate in order to help teammate Rainey.

500 cc classification

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Wayne Rainey Yamaha 46:01.689 20
2 Eddie Lawson Yamaha +1.149 17
3 Wayne Gardner Honda +3.564 15
4 Mick Doohan Honda +22.564 13
5 Niall Mackenzie Suzuki +49.333 11
6 Carl Fogarty Honda +1:07.973 10
7 Jean Philippe Ruggia Yamaha +1:08.831 9
8 Juan Garriga Yamaha +1:20.431 8
9 Alex Barros Cagiva +1 Lap 7
10 Ron Haslam Cagiva +1 Lap 6
11 Marco Papa Honda +1 Lap 5
12 Cees Doorakkers Honda +1 Lap 4
13 Peter Linden Honda +1 Lap 3
Ret Eero Kuparinen Honda Retirement
Ret Randy Mamola Cagiva Retirement
Ret Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Retirement
Ret Andreas Leuthe Honda Retirement
Ret Christian Sarron Yamaha Retirement


  1. ^ Duke Video: "Bike GP 1990 Review". Videocassette.
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