Sporting Digest: Motorcycling

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FRENCH GRAND PRIX (Le Mans): 500cc: 1 M Doohan (Aus) Honda 46min 28.917sec; 2 J Kocinski (US) Cagiva +6.101sec; 3 A Criville (Sp) Honda +11.313; 4 A Puig (Sp) Honda +12.327; 5 S Itoh (Japan) Honda +20.087; 6 A Barros (Bra) Suzuki +26.069; 7 L Cadalora (It) Yamaha 36.873; 8 J McWilliams (GB) Yamaha +1:12.759; 9 M Garcia (Fr) Yamaha +1:43.508; 10 J Mella (Sp) Yamaha +1 lap. Abandoned: K Schwantz (US) Suzuki. World Championship standings: 1 Doohan 211pts; 2 Schwantz 135; 3 Kocinski 107; 4 Puig 103; 5 Barros 100. 250cc: 1 L Capirossi (It) Honda 43min 06.089sec; 2 D Romboni (It) Honda +0.689sec; 3 M Biaggi (It) Aprilia +1.181; 4 R Waldmann (Ger) Honda +5.123; 5 J-M Bayle (Fr) Aprilia 5.528; 6 N Aoki (Japan) Honda +5.821. World Championship standings: 1 Biaggi 144pts; 2 Capirossi 143; 3 T Okada (Japan) 132. 125cc: 1 N Ueda (Japan) Honda 42:59.000; 2 T Tsujimura (Japan) Honda 42:59.112; 3 K Sakata (Japan) Aprilia 43:02.118; 4 P Oettl (Ger) Aprilia 43:03.034; 5 D Raudies (Ger) Honda 43:08.738; 6 J Martinez (Sp) Yamaha 43:08.830. World championship standings: 1 Sakata 170pts; 2 Ueda 127; 3 Tsujimura 107.

SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Zeltweg, Aut) Austrian round (18 laps, 105.35km): 1 C Fogarty (GB) Ducati 33min 32.793sec (188.424kph); 2 A Meklau (Aut) Ducati 33:35.716; 3 D Polen (US) Honda 33:35.989; 4 A Slight (NZ) Honda 33:36.291; 5 S Mertens (Bel) Ducati 33:36.506; 6 S Crafar (NZ) Honda 33:45.196; 7 J Witham (GB) Ducati 33:48.887; 8 F Pirovano (It) Ducati 34:08.269; 9 R Panichi (It) Ducati 34:08.472; 10 R Phillis (Aus) Kawasaki 34:08.675.

SIDECARS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Zeltweg, Aut) Third round (16 laps, 93.65km): 1 D Dixon and A Hetherington (GB) LCR-ADM 34min 36.887sec (182.609kph); 2 M Boesiger and J Egli (Swit) LCR-ADM 34:46.144; 3 R Biland and K Waltisperg (Swit) LCR-Swissauto 34:46.404; 4 P Guede and C Guedel (Swit) LCR- ADM 34:52.095; 5 S Webster (GB) and A Haenni (Swit) LCR-Krauser 35:02.432; 6 J Lauslehto and J Joutsen (Fin) LCR-ADM 35:02.589; 7 R Bohnhorst (Ger) and P Brown (GB) LCR-Steinhausen 35:08.640; 8 S Abbott and J Tailford (GB) Windle-Krauser 35:08.744; 9 T Kumagaya (Japan) and M Finnigan (Irl) LCR- ADM 35:10.909; 10 B Brindley and S Whiteside (GB) LCR-Yamaha 35:33.018. World Championship overall: 1 Biland 66; 2 Boesiger 52; 3 Webster 47.

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