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1993 British motorcycle Grand Prix

  1993 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 14 races in the
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 1 August 1993
Location Donington
Course Permanent racing facility
4.023 km (2.5 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:33.514
Fastest lap
Rider Luca Cadalora
Time 1:34.716
Podium
First Luca Cadalora
Second Wayne Rainey
Third Niall Mackenzie
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Loris Capirossi
Time 1:35.191
Fastest lap
Rider Jean-Philippe Ruggia
Time 1:34.888
Podium
First Jean-Philippe Ruggia
Second Loris Capirossi
Third Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:41.178
Fastest lap
Rider Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:41.347
Podium
First Dirk Raudies
Second Kazuto Sakata
Third 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.

Contents

  • 500 cc race report 1
  • 500 cc classification 2
  • 250 cc classification 3
  • References 4

500 cc race report

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

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

250 cc classification

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

References

  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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