Australian MotoGP 1991, Eastern Creek – With Phil Aynsley

The Australian Grand Prix moved to Eastern Creek for a period in the nineties – starting with the ’91 event. Here’s a look at the racing and personalities this year. Wayne Rainey went on to win, with Aussie Mick Doohan taking the second position on the podium on a Honda.

Wayne Gardner was just of the podium in fourth also on a Honda, while Kevin Magee finished 11th on a Suzuki.

Mick Doohan finished the 1991 season second to Wayne Rainey, mirroring the Australian GP’s results, while Wayne Gardner was fifth in the championship.

The crowds came to Eastern Creek!
The crowds came to Eastern Creek!
Sito Pons and Wayne Rainey chatting, Eddie Lawson in the background
Sito Pons and Wayne Rainey chatting, Eddie Lawson in the background.
Mick Doohan and Doug Chandler
Mick Doohan and Doug Chandler
Mick Doohan
Mick Doohan
Kevin Schwantz
Kevin Schwantz
John Kocinski
John Kocinski
Eddie Lawson
Eddie Lawson
Wayne Gardner
Wayne Gardner
Mick’s Honda NSR500 undergoing work in the pits
Mick’s Honda NSR500 undergoing work in the pits
Eddie Lawson in pit lane on the Cagiva C591
Eddie Lawson in pit lane on the Cagiva C591
Yamaha YZR500 powerplant
Yamaha YZR500 powerplant
Ruggia’s Yamaha YZR500
Ruggia’s Yamaha YZR500
Mick Doohan - Honda NSR500
Mick Doohan – Honda NSR500
Eddie Lawson - Cagiva C591
Eddie Lawson – Cagiva C591
Alex Barros - Cagiva C591
Alex Barros – Cagiva C591
Eddie Lawson - Cagiva C591
Eddie Lawson – Cagiva C591
Wayne Gardner - Honda NSR500
Wayne Gardner – Honda NSR500
Wayne Rainey/Yamaha YZR500
Wayne Rainey – Yamaha YZR500
Eddie Lawson - Cagiva C591
Eddie Lawson – Cagiva C591
Kevin Schwantz - Suzuki RGV500
Kevin Schwantz – Suzuki RGV500
Adrien Morillas/Yamaha YZR500
Adrien Morillas – Yamaha YZR500
Doug Chandler on a Suzuki RGV500
Doug Chandler on a Suzuki RGV500
John Kocinski and the Yamaha YZR500
John Kocinski and the Yamaha YZR500
Eddie Lawson and the Cagiva C591
Eddie Lawson and the Cagiva C591
Cees Doorakkers and a Honda NS500
Cees Doorakkers and a Honda NS500
Jean-Philippe Ruggia on a Yamaha YZR500
Jean-Philippe Ruggia on a Yamaha YZR500
Mick Doohan - Honda NSR500
Mick Doohan – Honda NSR500
Mick Doohan on the Honda NSR500
Mick Doohan on the Honda NSR500
Juan Garriga and the Yamaha YZR500
Juan Garriga and the Yamaha YZR500
Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan on the Honda NSR500s.
Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan on the Honda NSR500s
Kevin Magee on the Suzuki RGV500.
Kevin Magee on the Suzuki RGV500
Kevin Magee on the Suzuki RGV500.
Kevin Magee on the Suzuki RGV500
Eddie Lawson on the Cagiva C591.
Eddie Lawson on the Cagiva C591
The first lap of the 500cc race at the Australian GP 1991.
The first lap of the 500cc race at the Australian GP 1991