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1992 Brazilian motorcycle Grand Prix

  1992 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 23 August 1992
Location Interlagos
Course Permanent racing facility
4.325 km (2.687 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider John Kocinski
Time 1:43.403
Fastest lap
Rider Wayne Rainey
Time 1:42.872
Podium
First Wayne Rainey
Second John Kocinski
Third Doug Chandler
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Max Biaggi
Time 1:55.227
Fastest lap
Rider Loris Reggiani
Time 1:44.478
Podium
First Luca Cadalora
Second Max Biaggi
Third Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:55.715
Fastest lap
Rider Dirk Raudies
Time 1:50.262
Podium
First Dirk Raudies
Second Alessandro Gramigni
Third Jorge Martínez

The 1992 Brazilian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 21–23 August 1992 at Interlagos.

Contents

  • 500 cc race report 1
  • 500cc classification 2
  • 250cc classification 3
  • References 4

500 cc race report

Mick Doohan back on a motorcycle after his crash at Assen, and one week after being able to walk. He still leads the standings by 22 points; he qualifies 14th.

Riders are concerned about the track surface and bumpiness. According to Michael Scott, Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson and Doohan were against racing (which would have decided the championship for Doohan), but the race went on anyway.[1]

John Kocinski on pole, then Rainey, Wayne Gardner and Kevin Schwantz. Rainey gets the start from Kocinski and Schwantz.

Rainey gets a gap to a 4-way fight for 2nd between Schwantz, Doug Chandler, Kocinski and Gardner.

Kocinski pulls a perfect late-braking pass to move from 4th to 2nd. Gardner quickly goes back to 6th.

Winning the race puts Rainey 2 points behind Doohan. The points system in this season only recognizes the top 10, so Doohan’s 12th place gets him 0 points.

The Brazilian Grand Prix,was the last race of Randy Mamola.

500cc classification

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Wayne Rainey Yamaha 48:33.539 20
2 John Kocinski Yamaha +13.000 15
3 Doug Chandler Suzuki +20.750 12
4 Wayne Gardner Honda +28.880 10
5 Miguel Duhamel Yamaha +31.260 8
6 Àlex Crivillé Honda +31.210 6
7 Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +50.400 4
8 Alex Barros Cagiva +53.520 3
9 Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +1:02.280 2
10 Randy Mamola Yamaha +1:10.960 1
11 Eddie Lawson Cagiva +1:20.830
12 Mick Doohan Honda +1:31.570
13 Dominique Sarron ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
14 Toshiyuki Arakaki ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
15 Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
16 Kevin Mitchell Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Marco Papa Cagiva +1 Lap
18 Serge David ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
19 Nicholas Schmassman ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
20 Eddie Laycock Yamaha +1 Lap
21 Andreas Leuthe Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
22 Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
23 Peter Graves Harris Yamaha +2 Laps
Ret Josef Doppler ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Lucio Pedercini Paton Retirement
Ret Peter Goddard ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Corrado Catalano ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Damon Buckmaster Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Juan Garriga Yamaha Retirement

250cc classification

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Luca Cadalora Honda 45:45.808 20
2 Max Biaggi Aprilia +3.650 15
3 Loris Reggiani Aprilia +3.922 12
4 Doriano Romboni Honda +7.560 10
5 Jochen Schmid Yamaha +16.221 8
6 Helmut Bradl Honda +21.434 6
7 Loris Capirossi Honda +30.564 4
8 Alberto Puig Aprilia +36.079 3
9 Patrick van den Goorbergh Aprilia +38.279 2
10 Andy Preining Aprilia +38.294 1
11 Wilco Zeelenberg Suzuki +42.496
12 Jean-Philippe Ruggia Gilera +42.721
13 Masahiro Shimizu Honda +44.279
14 Carlos Lavado Gilera +57.406
15 Herri Torrontegui Suzuki +58.146
16 Bernd Kassner Aprilia +1.06.792
17 Jurgen van den Goorbergh Aprilia +1.24.828
18 Yves Briguet Honda +1.28.889
19 Bernard Hänggeli Aprilia +1.36.182
20 Frédéric Protat Aprilia +1.45.448
21 Stefan Prein Honda +1.48.338
22 Katsuyoshi Kozono Honda +1.49.628
23 Renzo Colleoni Aprilia +1 Lap
24 Bernard Cazade Honda +1 Lap
25 Luis Lavado Yamaha +1 Lap
26 Adi Stadler Honda +1 Lap
27 Michele Gallina Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Eskil Suter Aprilia Retirement
Ret Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia Retirement
Ret Luis d'Antin Honda Retirement
Ret Paolo Casoli Yamaha Retirement
Ret Harald Eckl Aprilia Retirement
Ret José Kuhn Honda Retirement
Ret Adrian Bosshard Honda Retirement

References

  1. ^ Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 171. Haynes Publishing, 1997.
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