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.

Netherlands  1992 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
TT Circuit Assen 1984-2001.svg
Date27 June 1992
Official nameDutch TT Assen[1][2][3]
LocationTT Circuit Assen
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.049 km (3.759 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Eddie Lawson
Time 2:03.675
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Juan Garriga
Time 2:04.625
Podium
First Spain Àlex Crivillé
Second United States John Kocinski
Third Brazil Alex Barros
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 2:06.736
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierfrancesco Chili
Time 2:07.831
Podium
First Italy Pierfrancesco Chili
Second Italy Luca Cadalora
Third Italy Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Ezio Gianola
Time 2:17.175
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Gabriele Debbia
Time 2:16.851
Podium
First Italy Ezio Gianola
Second Italy Fausto Gresini
Third Italy Alessandro Gramigni

500 cc race reportEdit

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 crashed 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. Schwantz’ bike fell in front of Lawson 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."[4]

 
John Kocinski, Àlex Crivillé and Alex Barros, spraying the champagne after finishing second, first and third at the 500cc race.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Àlex Crivillé Campsa Honda Team Honda 42:00.424 20
2   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +0.762 15
3   Alex Barros Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +0.793 12
4   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha +2.254 10
5   Randy Mamola Budweiser Team/Global Motorsports Yamaha +34.006 8
6   Miguel Duhamel Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +39.944 6
7   Niall Mackenzie Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +40.415 4
8   Corrado Catalano KCS International ROC Yamaha +43.589 3
9   Eddie Laycock Milla Racing Yamaha +44.048 2
10   Kevin Mitchell MBM Racing Harris Yamaha +1:00.115 1
11   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Harris Yamaha +1:21.785
12   Cees Doorakkers HEK Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1:27.838
13   Toshiyuki Arakaki Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1:33.764
14   Damon Buckmaster Padgett's Motorcycles Harris Yamaha +1:34.999
15   Thierry Crine Ville de Paris ROC Yamaha +1:34.265
16   Serge David Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1:57.647
17   Nicholas Schmassman Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +2:03.953
18   Marco Papa Librenti Corse Librenti +2:17.150
19   Peter Graves Peter Graves Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
20   Lucio Pedercini Paton Grand Prix Paton +1 Lap
21   Josef Doppler Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +5 Laps
Ret   Claude Arciero Arciero Racing Team ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Dominique Sarron Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Doug Chandler Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Andreas Leuthe VRP Racing Team VRP Retirement
DNS   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda Did not start
DNS   Peter Goddard Valvoline Team WCM ROC Yamaha Did not start
DNS   Juan Lopez Mella Nivea For Men Team ROC Yamaha Did not start
DNS   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Kanemoto Honda Honda Did not start
Sources:[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1992". 15 March 2014. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1992 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "TT Circuit Assen - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  4. ^ Schwantz, Kevin: Blurred Past Archived 2006-05-19 at the Wayback Machine kevinschwantz.com 1994.
  5. ^ "1992 Dutch TT MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · DUTCH TT · 500cc Race Classification 1992". www.motogp.com.


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