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03:14Interview

Riders talk about the controversial Belgium Grand Prix

04:36Interview

Eddie Lawson gets his first pole of the season

05:11Interview

Wayne Rainey is confidant for the race

06:03Interview

Kevin Shwantz shares his thoughts

07:27Heavy crash

Major crash for Christian Sarron we speak to him afterwards

10:13Start

250cc race start: Sito Pons loses the lead to Carlos Cardus

11:57Battle

Battle for the lead

13:29Battle

Toshihiko Honma continues to try for the lead

15:24Overtake

Carlos Cardus passes Sito Pons

18:47Race action

Half distance race action

22:07Race action

Sito Pons under threat from Jean-Philippe Ruggia

24:10Overtake

Jacques Cornu takes second away from Sito Pons

25:03Battle

Jacques Cornu charges hard for first

26:20Checkered flag

Carlos Cardus wins

27:39Start

125cc race start: Jorge Martinez leads

29:29Crash

Thierry Feuz goes down mid-chicane

29:52Caution

Stefan Prein loses his engine

30:50Battle

Jorge Martinez and Hans Spaan battle for the lead

32:02Caution

Hans Spaan runs into major issues

33:10Checkered flag

Jorge Martinez wins

33:45Crash

Hisashi Unemoto just misses Fausto Gresini and Koji Takada

36:00Start

500cc race start: Wayne Rainey leads

39:55Battle

Battle for fourth position

42:11Battle

Wayne Rainey and Eddie Lawson battle for the lead

45:02Overtake

Wayne Rainey takes advantage of backmarkers

45:17Technical feature

Onboard camera behind the front wheel

46:48Run off

Christian Sarron runs-off

47:00Crash

Wayne Gardner crashes but is up on his feet

47:15Battle

Kevin Schwantz is on a mission to claim first position

49:20Overtake

Eddie Lawson takes second away from Wayne Rainey

52:08Overtake

Eddie Lawson and Kevin Schwantz are side by side

55:35Overtake

Christian Sarron takes fourth from Kevin Magee

56:35Battle

Kevin Schwantz chases Eddie Lawson on the last lap

57:57Checkered flag

Eddie Lawson wins from Kevin Schwantz

58:50Interview

Eddie Lawson is pleased with the win

French Bike GP 1989

2018-03-291:00:32
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Duke Classics - Bike GP

About

The leading contenders in the 500 class arrived in France still in doubt as to who had won the preceding GP in Belgium.

Wayne Rainey (Yamaha), Eddie Lawson (Honda), Kevin Schwantz (Suzuki), Christian Sarron (Yamaha), brother Dominique and fellow countryman Adrien Morallis were preparing for another closely fought race.

In the 250 class, series leader Sito Pons (Honda) had not won for 2 GPs and was determined to add to his tally of GP wins.

Cardus, Roth and Cornu were well to the fore though and Ruggia (Yamaha) wanted that elusive first GP win on home ground.

Catch this great race action which also includes the 125cc championships.

Channel:Duke Classic Videos
About this program:Duke Classics - Bike GP
Episode title:French Bike GP 1989
Season:1980's
Episode number:23
Date:1989-07-16
Run time:1:00:32
Category:Racing coverage
Production:Duke
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