1992 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1992 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 17–19 July 1992 at the Magny Cours circuit.

France  1992 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (1992-2002).svg
Date19 July 1992
Official nameGrand Prix de France 92[1]
LocationCircuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.250 km (2.641 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Doug Chandler
Time 1:38.524
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner
Time 1:39.273
First United States Wayne Rainey
Second Australia Wayne Gardner
Third United States John Kocinski
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierfrancesco Chili
Time 1:41.215
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Reggiani
Time 1:41.428
First Italy Loris Reggiani
Second Italy Pierfrancesco Chili
Third Italy Luca Cadalora
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Ezio Gianola
Time 1:47.530
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Ezio Gianola
Time 1:46.674
First Italy Ezio Gianola
Second Japan Noboru Ueda
Third Spain Jorge Martínez

500 cc race reportEdit

Doug Chandler was on pole, from Wayne Rainey, John Kocinski and Wayne Gardner. Kevin Schwantz was on the 2nd row. Kocinski got the lead at the start, but Rainey soon moved into first. Rainey opened a small gap to Gardner, Kocinski and Chandler. Schwantz was down in 8th. Chandler out of the race from 3rd place. Miguel Duhamel was in a battle with Mamola for 7th. Schwantz: "There were about eight laps to go and I got into this tight right bander, not hot, got the bike set, turning and the front started to push. I just couldn't do anything with it physically to try and to the bike stood back up. I was just hanging off the inside had the thing turned, was already committed with the thing back on the gas when it started to push. I couldn't do anything as far as try to stand the thing up because of my arm, I just didn't have the strength."[2]

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 45:05.182 20
2   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Kanemoto Honda Honda +6.682 15
3   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +8.687 12
4   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha +11.645 10
5   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +33.901 8
6   Niall Mackenzie Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +45.706 6
7   Miguel Duhamel Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +51.449 4
8   Randy Mamola Budweiser Team/Global Motorsports Yamaha +57.215 3
9   James Whitham Padgett's Motorcycles Harris Yamaha +1:26.833 2
10   Toshiyuki Arakaki Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1:39.291 1
11   Andrew Stroud Valvoline Team WCM ROC Yamaha +1:44.567
12   Serge David Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
13   Cees Doorakkers HEK Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
14   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
15   Nicholas Schmassman Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
16   Peter Graves Peter Graves Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17   Josef Doppler Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
18   Marco Papa Librenti Corse Librenti +2 Laps
Ret   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Kevin Mitchell MBM Racing Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Dominique Sarron Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Doug Chandler Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Àlex Crivillé Campsa Honda Team Honda Retirement
Ret   Eddie Laycock Milla Racing Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Corrado Catalano KCS International ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Claude Arciero Arciero Racing Team ROC Yamaha Retirement
DNS   Alex Barros Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva Did not start
DNS   Thierry Crine Ville de Paris ROC Yamaha Did not start
DNS   Bernard Garcia Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha Did not start
DNQ   Andreas Leuthe VRP Racing Team VRP Did not qualify
DNQ   Larry Moreno Vacondio Team Domina Yamaha Did not qualify


  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1992". 15 March 2014. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ Schwantz, Kevin: Blurred Past Archived 2006-05-19 at the Wayback Machine kevinschwantz.com 1994.
  3. ^ "1992 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1992". www.motogp.com.

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