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John Kocinski | 1991 | Shah Alam

The 1991 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the last round of the 1991 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 27–29 September 1991 at the Shah Alam circuit.

Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz emerged with broken bones in pre-race practice: Schwantz with a broken hand, Rainey with a broken femur at the knee. For Rainey, it took months of rehabilitation to regain range of motion in his leg.

John Kocinski | 1991 | Shah Alam

John Kocinski | 1991 | Shah Alam

John Kocinski on pole, takes the lead ahead of Gardner, with Doohan in third. Kocinski opens a wide gap and wins. On the podium, Gardner and Doohan.

My personal view

So there I was, back in 1991, at the Shah Alam circuit, witnessing one of the most exhilarating races of my life. John Kocinski, an American motorcyclist with a fiery spirit, took to the track and immediately captivated the crowd. With his bold riding style and unmatched skill, he dominated the competition from start to finish. Despite facing fierce competitors like Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz, Kocinski fearlessly pushed his machine to its limits, showcasing incredible speed and agility. It was truly awe-inspiring to see him navigate through those hairpin turns with such precision and finesse. And when he finally crossed that finish line in first place, the roar of the crowd echoed throughout the circuit. That day, Kocinski proved that he was not just another rider; he was a force to be reckoned with in the world of motorcycle racing.

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