MACKENZIE & FOGGY FIGHT FOR THIRD
August 1, Donington Park Massive crashes, close racing, controversy and Brits fighting for the podium. You can’t ask for much more at a British GP and the 1993 race served up all of the above. After Mick Doohan clipped Alex Barros on his way down and out, Kevin Schwantz was sent somersaulting into the Donington airspace, interfering with a flight path or two at East Midlands Airport! That left team-mates Luca Cadalora and world title contender Wayne Rainey to fight for the win. Cadalora took his maiden 500GP win and upset team manager Kenny Roberts on the way who thought he should have let Rainey through. Meanwhile Carl Fogarty (having a wildcard ride on a Cagiva) and Niall Mackenzie on the privateer ROC Yamaha to scrap it out for third. And scrap it out they did. The paint-swopping pair would not give an inch – that is until Foggy’s bike started running out of fuel with a couple of corners to go. Mackenzie grabbed third and promised his cash-strapped team “steak and chips for supper”!