Sporting Digest: Motorcycling

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The Independent Online
DARYL BEATTIE won his first 500cc Grand Prix at Hockenheim yesterday. The Australian held off the challenge of Kevin Scwantz, the championship leader, in a race marred a crash in which the Italian, Corrado Catalano, suffered head injuries. He was flown to hospital where he underwent brain surgery.

GERMAN 500cc GRAND PRIX (Hockenheim, 122.27km): 1 D Beattie (Aus) Honda 36min 05.475sec (ave speed 203.245kph); 2 K Schwantz (US) Suzuki 36:05.559; 3 S Itoh (Japan) Honda 36:06.012; 4 A Criville (Sp) Honda 36:11.412; 5 W Rainey (US) Yamaha 36:33.530; 6 D Chandler (US) Cagiva 36:53.825; 7 M Mladin (Aus) Cagiva 36:58.272; 8 L Cadalora (It) Yamaha 36:58.377; 9 N Mackenzie (GB) ROC Yamaha 36:58.829; 10 B Garcia (Fr) Yamaha 37:26.932. World championship standings (after six races): 1 Schwantz 131pts; 2 Rainey 117; 3 Beattie 93; 4 Criville 61 5 Itoh 58. Selected: 10 Mackenzie 38.

250cc GRAND PRIX (108.68km): 1 D Romboni (It) Honda 33min 53.776sec (ave speed 192.361kph); 2 L Capirossi (It) Honda 33:53.866; 3 H Bradl (Ger) Honda 33:54.160; 4 M Biaggi (It) Honda 33:56.122; 5 L Reggiani (It) Aprilia 33:56.187; 6 T Harada (Japan) Yamaha 33:56.313; 7 P Chili (It) Yamaha 33:57.621; 8 J P Ruggia (Fr) Aprilia 33:57.761; 9 C Cardus (Sp) Honda 33:58.669; 10 L D'Antin (Sp) Honda 34:18.820. World championship standings (after six races): 1 Harada 115pts; 2 Romboni 93; 3 Biaggi 71; 4 Capirossi 68; 5 Bradl 68.

125cc GRAND PRIX (101.880km): 1 D Raudies (Ger) Honda 34min 45.987sec (ave speed 175.825kph); 2 K Sakata (Japan) Honda 34:54.794; 3 T Tsujimura (Japan) Honda 34:54.930; 4 A Saito (Japan) Honda 34:55.147; 5 R Waldmann (Ger) Aprilia 34:55.156; 6 E Gianola (It) Honda 34:55.821; 7 B Casanova (It) Aprilia 34:55.876; 8 P Oettl (Ger) Aprilia 34:57.085; 9 M Baumann (Aut) Honda 35:05.077; 10 O Koch (Ger) Honda 35:11.684. World championship standings (after six races): 1 Sakata 125pts; 2 Raudies 116; 3 Tsujimura 96; 4 Waldmann 59; 5 Noboru Ueda (Japan) Honda 48.

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