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1990 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 1990 Hungarian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 1990 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 31st August-2nd September, 1990 at the Hungaroring circuit.

500 cc race report

Wayne Rainey gets the start, then it’s Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan. Randy Mamola has a small highside and looks like he’s going to save it, but heads into the gravel and it falls as he bumps the tire barrier.

Doohan is on the move as he passes Gardner and Schwantz and catches up to Lawson. It’s a small gap up to Rainey. As they brake at the end of the start-finish straight, Lawson makes a mistake and goes wide, losing contact with Doohan, who catches Rainey.

Doohan passes Rainey on the straight as he did with Lawson, but Rainey can’t fight back as his bike breaks down. This is his first DNF, but the championship is sewn-up.

Doohan takes a big win, his first in 500s.

500cc classification

PosRiderManufacturerTime/RetiredPoints
1AustraliaMick DoohanHonda49:14.92020
2USEddie LawsonYamaha+25.44217
3USKevin SchwantzSuzuki+54.40115
4AustraliaWayne GardnerHonda+1:02.63213
5SpainJuan GarrigaYamaha+1:04.79411
6FranceJean Philippe RuggiaYamaha+1:05.97010
7UKNiall MackenzieSuzuki+1:06.2489
8UKCarl FogartyHonda+1:15.5898
9BrazilAlex BarrosCagiva+1:34.0007
10SpainSito PonsHonda+1:39.9456
11UKRon HaslamCagiva+1:46.0265
12ItalyMarco PapaHonda+1 Lap4
13FranceRachel NicottePlaisir+1 Lap3
14IrelandEddie LaycockHonda+1 Lap2
15IrelandMartin TroeschHonda+2 Laps1
16NetherlandsCees DoorakkersHonda+2 Laps
RetUSWayne RaineyYamahaRetirement
RetLuxembourgAndreas LeutheHondaRetirement
RetAustriaKarl TruchsessHondaRetirement
RetFranceChristian SarronYamahaRetirement
RetSwedenPeter LindenHondaRetirement
RetUSRandy MamolaCagivaRetirement