MACKENZIE WOWS THE CROWDS
August 6, Donington Park Niall Mackenzie (6) sent over 100,000 Donington fans wild as he rocketed to the front of the 500 GP ahead of Wayne Rainey (3), Kevin Schwantz (34) and Eddie Lawson (1). All four fought frantically for the full 30-lap encounter. In the end Schwantz edged it from Lawson, while Mackenzie had a heartbreaking end to his valiant bid for victory. First his front tyre went off and then he started to run out of fuel and Rainey pipped him for the last podium place. In the end, the three Americans dragged Mackenzie up onto the sun-soaked stage as the fans showed their appreciation for a truly mesmerising race.