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1992 Daikyo IndyCar Grand Prix

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The 1992 Daikyo IndyCar Grand Prix was the opening round of the 1992 CART World Series season, held on March 22, 1992 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Queensland, Australia.

Australia 1992 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 1 of 16 in the 1992 IndyCar season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Map of the track
DateMarch 22, 1992
Official name1992 Daikyo IndyCar Grand Prix
LocationSurfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
CourseTemporary Street Circuit
2.794 mi / 4.496 km
Distance65 laps
181.610 mi / 292.240 km
WeatherPartly cloudy with drizzle and subsequent heavy downpours; Air temp: 27.2°C (80.9 °F).
Pole position
DriverAl Unser, Jr. (Newman-Haas Racing)
Time1:38.744
Podium
FirstEmerson Fittipaldi (Marlboro Team Penske)
SecondRick Mears (Marlboro Team Penske)
ThirdBobby Rahal (Rahal-Hogan Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Car Time
1   Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Galmer G92 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:38.744
2   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Lola T91/00 Ford XB Cosworth
3   Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske Penske PC21-92 Chevrolet-Ilmor B
4   Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
5   Rick Mears Team Penske Penske PC21-92 Chevrolet-Ilmor B
6   Mario Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Lola T91/00 Ford XB Cosworth
7   Eddie Cheever Chip Ganassi Racing Lola T91/00 Ford XB Cosworth
8   Scott Pruett Truesports Truesports 92C Chevrolet-Ilmor A
9   Scott Goodyear Walker Motorsport Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
10   Danny Sullivan Galles-Kraco Racing Galmer G92 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
11   John Andretti Racing Team VDS Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
12   Scott Brayton Dick Simon Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
13   Gregor Foitek Gilmore Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
14   Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing Penske PC20-91 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
15   Fabrizio Barbazza Arciero Racing Lola T90/00 Buick
16   Ted Prappas P.I.G. Enterprises Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
17   Jimmy Vasser Hayhoe Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A
18   Éric Bachelart Dale Coyne Racing Lola T90/00 Cosworth DFS
19   Jovy Marcelo Euromotorsport Lola T91/00 Cosworth DFS
20   Buddy Lazier Leader Cards Racing Lola T90/00 Buick
21   Ross Bentley Dale Coyne Racing Lola T90/00 Cosworth DFS
22   Nicola Marozzo Euromotorsport Lola T91/00 Cosworth DFS
23   A. J. Foyt Walker Motorsport Lola T90/00 Cosworth DFS
DNQ   Hiro Matsushita Dick Simon Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske 65 2:20:32.477 3 20
2 4   Rick Mears Team Penske 65 +2.8 secs 5 16
3 12   Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing 65 4 14
4 3   Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing 65 1 13
5 18   Danny Sullivan Galles-Kraco Racing 65 10 10
6 8   John Andretti Racing Team VDS 65 11 8
7 2   Mario Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 65 6 6
8 9   Eddie Cheever Chip Ganassi Racing 64 + 1 lap 7 5
9 15   Scott Goodyear Walker Motorsport 63 + 2 laps 9 4
10 31   Ted Prappas P.I.G. Enterprises 62 + 3 laps 16 3
11 39   Ross Bentley Dale Coyne Racing 61 + 4 laps 21 2
12 30   Fabrizio Barbazza Arciero Racing 61 + 4 laps 15 1
13 16   Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing 60 + 5 laps 14
14 50   Jovy Marcelo Euromotorsport 54 + 11 laps 19
15 47   Jimmy Vasser Hayhoe Racing 48 Electrical 17
16 21   Buddy Lazier Leader Cards Racing 47 + 18 laps 20
17 1   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 41 Broken header 2 1
18 10   Scott Pruett Truesports 23 Transmission 8
19 42   Nicola Marozzo Euromotorsport 22 Electrical 22
20 22   Scott Brayton Dick Simon Racing 22 Transmission 12
21 14   Gregor Foitek Gilmore Racing 19 Puncture 13
22 19   Éric Bachelart Dale Coyne Racing 16 Oil pressure 18
23 17   A. J. Foyt Walker Motorsport 2 Withdrawn 23
DNS 11   Hiro Matsushita Dick Simon Racing Wrecked in practice

NotesEdit

  • Time of race 2:20:33.00
  • Average Speed 77.561 mph

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