The Spaniard slipped past Biaggi and then Doohan to take the lead 12 laps from the end and held on to win by less than half a second. Doohan finished second with Biaggi a close third and another Spaniard, Carlos Checa, fourth.
Criville, who had crashed in morning practice, thanked his father, Jose, who died from cancer earlier this year and added: "It was a very hard race. I had them behind me right up until the end," Criville said. Photograph: AllsportReuse content