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1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix

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Date  4 August 1991
Rider  Kevin Schwantz
Rider  Kevin Schwantz
Location  Donington
Time  1:32.974
1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix

Course  Permanent racing facility 4.023 km (2.500 mi)

The 1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 2–4 August 1991 at Donington Park.

500 cc race report

Kevin Schwantz on pole, Wayne Rainey 0.02 seconds back in 2nd, Mick Doohan 1 second down in 6th. John Kocinski gets the start from 3rd over Wayne Gardner, Doohan and Rainey.

Kocinski opens up a small gap to Schwantz, then a gap to a 3-man fight for 3rd between Rainey, Gardner and Doohan.

Schwantz takes the lead from Kocinski as Rainey arrives to make it a trio. Doohan makes it a quartet on lap 7.

Rainey and Schwantz drop Doohan and Kocinski, and they are swapping the lead often.

On the penultimate lap approaching the Melbourne Hairpin, from far behind Schwantz swoops in on Rainey on the brakes and passes around the outside in one of Schwantz's most memorable overtaking maneuvers. Rainey isn't able to recover while Schwantz widens his lead to a comfortable gap as he crosses the finish line.


1991 British motorcycle Grand Prix Wikipedia