1992 Brazilian motorcycle Grand Prix

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.

Brazil  1992 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Interlagos 1990.jpg
Date23 August 1992
Official nameGrande Premio do Brasil[citation needed]
LocationAutódromo José Carlos Pace
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.325 km (2.687 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States John Kocinski
Time 1:43.403
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey
Time 1:42.872
Podium
First United States Wayne Rainey
Second United States John Kocinski
Third United States Doug Chandler
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:55.227
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Reggiani
Time 1:44.478
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Italy Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:55.715
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Dirk Raudies
Time 1:50.262
Podium
First Germany Dirk Raudies
Second Spain Jorge Martínez
Third Italy Alessandro Gramigni

500 cc race reportEdit

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

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

Winning the race put 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.

This Brazilian Grand Prix was the last race of Randy Mamola.

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 48:33.539 20
2   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +13.000 15
3   Doug Chandler Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +20.750 12
4   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Kanemoto Honda Honda +28.880 10
5   Miguel Duhamel Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +31.260 8
6   Àlex Crivillé Campsa Honda Team Honda +31.210 6
7   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +50.400 4
8   Alex Barros Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +53.520 3
9   Niall Mackenzie Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +1:02.280 2
10   Randy Mamola Budweiser Team/Global Motorsports Yamaha +1:10.960 1
11   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +1:20.830
12   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda +1:31.570
13   Dominique Sarron Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
14   Toshiyuki Arakaki Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
15   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
16   Kevin Mitchell MBM Racing Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17   Marco Papa Librenti Corse Cagiva +1 Lap
18   Serge David Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
19   Nicholas Schmassman Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
20   Eddie Laycock Milla Racing Yamaha +1 Lap
21   Andreas Leuthe VRP Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
22   Cees Doorakkers HEK Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
23   Peter Graves Peter Graves Racing Team Harris Yamaha +2 Laps
Ret   Josef Doppler Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Lucio Pedercini Paton Grand Prix Paton Retirement
Ret   Peter Goddard Valvoline Team WCM ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Corrado Catalano KCS International ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Damon Buckmaster Padgett's Motorcycles Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha Retirement
DNS   Juan Lopez Mella Nivea For Men Team ROC Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [2][3]

250cc classificationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 171. Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  2. ^ "1992 Brazilian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · BRASILIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1992". www.motogp.com.


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