1990 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix
500 cc race report
Last year, Spa organizers ran three races because of rain, but it’s dry for qualifying, with
Kevin Schwantztaking pole; Pierfrancesco Chilifalls off at high-speed 6th-gear left-hander, breaking his arm.
Race day is wet, and as is often the case, Schwantz gets the pole but
Wayne Raineygets the start, ahead of Eddie Lawson, Mick Doohan, and Wayne Gardner.
Race order becomes Rainey, Lawson,
Christian Sarron, Schwantz, Doohan, Randy Mamola, Gardner and Jean-Philippe Ruggia.
Rainey opens up a gap to Lawson, then a small gap to a group of Schwantz, Sarron and Mamola. Mamola gets a wriggle on and passes Sarron and Schwantz.
Schwantz is stuck in place, while Mamola and Ruggia leave him behind and catch up to Lawson. When Mamola shows Lawson a front wheel, Lawson fights back and keeps him behind. Mamola makes a mistake and falls out of third place, leaving Ruggia to battle with Lawson for second place. Ruggia soon leaves Lawson behind and starts to close the gap to Rainey, but it’s too much. Schwantz finishes in 7th.
Name_of_race = Belgian Grand Prix
Year_of_race = 1990
1990 Dutch TT
Next_race_in_season = 1990 French Grand Prix
Previous_year's_race = 1989 Belgian Grand Prix
Next_year's_race = None
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