Sport in Short: Motorcycling

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The Independent Online
WAYNE RAINEY, the reigning world champion, led from start to finish to win the French 500cc Grand Prix at Magny-Cours yesterday. The American completed the 27- lap race on his Yamaha in 45min 5.182sec - more than six seconds ahead of Honda's Australian rider, Wayne Gardner.

FRENCH GRAND PRIX (Magny-Cours) 500cc: 1 W Rainey (US) Yamaha 45min 5.182sec (av speed 152.707kph); 2 W Gardner (Aus) Honda +6.682sec; 3 J Kocinski (US) Yamaha +8.687; 4 J Garriga (Sp) Yamaha +11.645; 5 E Lawson (US) Cagiva +33.901; 6 N McKenzie (GB) Yamaha +45.706. Other GB: 9 J Whitham Yamaha +1:26.833. World Championship standings: 1 M Doohan (Aus) 130pts; 2 Rainey 93; 3 K Schwantz (US) 87; 4 D Chandler (US) 72; 5 Kocinski 67; 6 A Criville (Sp) 49. 250cc: 1 L Reggiani (It) Aprilia 44min 37.434sec (av speed 148.575kph); 2 P Chili (It) Aprilia +0.257sec; 3 L Cadalora (It) Honda +9.606; 4 J Schmid (Ger) Yamaha +10.049; 5 C Cardus (Sp) Honda +27.497. World Championship: 1 Cadalora 167pts; 2 Reggiani 117; 3 Chili 87. 125cc: 1 E Gianola (It) Honda 45min 37.526sec (av speed 139.725kph); 2 N Ueda (Jap) Honda +5.270sec; 3 J Martinez (Sp) Honda +5.446; 4 K Sakata (Jap) Honda +5.928; 5 A Gramigni (It) Aprilia +6.853. World Championship: 1 R Waldmann (Ger) 102pts; 2 Gianola 101; 3 Gramigni 95.

WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP (Mugello, It): First leg: 1 R Roche (Fr) Ducati, 36min 02.34sec; 2 D Polen (US) Ducati, +1.67sec; 3 G Falappa (It) Ducati, +1.84. Second leg: 1 Roche 35:58.84; 2 Falappa +1.87; 3 Polen +2.42; 4 C Fogarty (GB). World Championship standings: 1 Polen 199pts; 2 R Phillis (Aus) 189; 3 Roche 185.

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