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1992 Dutch TT

  1992 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 27 June 1992
Location Assen
Course Permanent racing facility
6.049 km (3.759 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Eddie Lawson
Time 2:03.675
Fastest lap
Rider Juan Garriga
Time 2:04.625
Podium
First Àlex Crivillé
Second John Kocinski
Third Alex Barros
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Max Biaggi
Time 2:06.736
Fastest lap
Rider Pierfrancesco Chili
Time 2:07.831
Podium
First Pierfrancesco Chili
Second Luca Cadalora
Third Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Ezio Gianola
Time 2:17.175
Fastest lap
Rider Gabriele Debbia
Time 2:16.851
Podium
First Ezio Gianola
Second Fausto Gresini
Third Alessandro Gramigni

The 1992 Dutch TT was the eighth round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 25–27 June 1992 at the TT Circuit Assen located in Assen, Netherlands.

500 cc race report

Wayne Rainey couldn’t complete practice because of his injured wrist and ankle, and team manager Kenny Roberts wouldn’t let him ride with pain medication, so Rainey left Assen.

Mick Doohan crashed during the first qualifying, and suffered a double-fracture of the right leg; complications from the injury would keep him from racing until Brazil. Wayne Gardner also crashed and suffered a concussion. Randy Mamola, Kevin Schwantz and Niall Mackenzie also crashed pre-race but all took the start.

Eddie Lawson has been setting fast lap times, and was favored to win.

Schwantz got the lead at the start, then Lawson and Alex Barros; John Kocinski was down the field with a bad start.

Doug Chandler joined the 3 at the front, but crasheed out. Juan Garriga and Àlex Crivillé battled for 4th.

Lawson stalking Schwantz, but couldn't get past him. On the 7th lap, Lawson tried to pass Schwantz on the straight but couldn't clear the Suzuki, so Lawson stayed on the inside and attempted a block pass, but Schwantz was committed on a wide line and it was a game of chicken where neither backed down. Schwantz came across the front of Lawson and Lawson touched Schwantz’ back tire, just enough to make it hop and bring the Suzuki down. It was poetic justice for Lawson as Schwantz’ bike fell in front of him and he couldn't avoid hitting it and crashed. Schwantz went into some reinforced bales and Lawson tumbled hard into a ditch, but Lawson was able to walk away while Schwantz had to be carried off with a broken arm.

Barros was now in the lead, but Garriga and Crivillé have caught him. Kocinski back a ways in 4th.

Crivillé and Barros exchanged the lead. Garriga made a mistake and Kocinski moved into 3rd. He then caught Crivillé they go at it.

Barros made a small mistake and dropped back to 4th. Kocinski was now at the head of the quartet.

Crivillé got to the front and Barros to 2nd, but Kocinski took 2nd before the line. This was Crivillé’s first 500 win, and in his premier-class rookie season.

Schwantz: "As far as the accident goes, I say it's his fault, he says it's my fault. We'll argue about that until both of our racing days and probably our days in general are over, it'll be an argument between Eddie and myself. It is the same with everybody, if you look at it biased one way or the other, that is the way you are going to see it. I was in front, that's my only argument, I didn't know where he was. I sure as hell didn't know he was coming up the inside."[1]

500 cc classification

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Àlex Crivillé Honda 42:00.424 20
2 John Kocinski Yamaha +0.762 15
3 Alex Barros Cagiva +0.793 12
4 Juan Garriga Yamaha +2.254 10
5 Randy Mamola Yamaha +34.006 8
6 Miguel Duhamel Yamaha +39.944 6
7 Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +40.415 4
8 Corrado Catalano ROC Yamaha +43.589 3
9 Eddie Laycock Yamaha +44.048 2
10 Kevin Mitchell Harris Yamaha +1:00.115 1
11 Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +1:21.785
12 Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha +1:27.838
13 Toshiyuki Arakaki ROC Yamaha +1:33.764
14 Damon Buckmaster Harris Yamaha +1:34.999
15 Thierry Crine ROC Yamaha +1:34.265
16 Serge David ROC Yamaha +1:57.647
17 Nicholas Schmassman ROC Yamaha +2:03.953
18 Marco Papa Librenti +2:17.150
19 Peter Graves Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
20 Lucio Pedercini Paton +1 Lap
21 Josef Doppler ROC Yamaha +5 Laps
Ret Claude Arciero ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Retirement
Ret Eddie Lawson Cagiva Retirement
Ret Dominique Sarron ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Doug Chandler Suzuki Retirement
Ret Andreas Leuthe VRP Retirement

References

  1. ^ Schwantz, Kevin: Blurred Past kevinschwantz.com 1994.
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1992 German Grand Prix
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