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1992 German motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1992 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 12–14 June 1992, at the Hockenheim circuit.

Germany  1992 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Hockenheimring prior to 2002.svg
Date14 June 1992
Official nameGroßer Preis von Deutschland Motorräder[1][2][3]
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.823 km (4.240 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:58.325
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:58.956
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second United States Kevin Schwantz
Third Australia Wayne Gardner
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 2:06.630
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Reggiani
Time 2:06.499
First Italy Pierfrancesco Chili
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Italy Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 2:18.346
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Ezio Gianola
Time 2:19.065
First Italy Bruno Casanova
Second Italy Fausto Gresini
Third Germany Ralf Waldmann

500cc raceEdit

Wayne Rainey took a big highside in qualifying and crashed, breaking his ribs, wrist and injuring his knee, but decided to race anyway. "Mentally I was down, probably the worst I had ever been in my GP career. I’d screwed myself up trying to race with Doohan. And I didn’t feel I was getting the support from Yamaha. I was still on the same bike, it was still slow."[4]:169

Mick Doohan was on pole. John Kocinski took the lead at the start but gave it up to Doohan quickly. Doohan got a gap to Kevin Schwantz, then the rest followed. Rainey retired from the race: "I ended up pulling in, for the first time in my career, because I was just too hurt to continue. ... I knew anything could happen, but the only thing for me would be if Mick made a huge mistake. That was possible because I knew he only thought about being the fastest guy, winning every race and devastating everybody."[4]:169–170

The fight for third between Àlex Crivillé, Wayne Gardner and Kocinski went to experience over youth.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda 35:57.895 20
2   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +24.626 15
3   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Kanemoto Honda Honda +35.765 12
4   Àlex Crivillé Campsa Honda Team Honda +35.943 10
5   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +36.065 8
6   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +36.646 6
7   Alex Barros Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +37.920 4
8   Doug Chandler Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +38.204 3
9   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha +42.263 2
10   Peter Goddard Valvoline Team WCM ROC Yamaha +1:10.185 1
11   Miguel Duhamel Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +1:15.276
12   Juan Lopez Mella Nivea For Men Team ROC Yamaha +1:36.493
13   Dominique Sarron Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1:37.457
14   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Harris Yamaha +1:37.802
15   Eddie Laycock Milla Racing Yamaha +1:38.940
16   Kevin Mitchell MBM Racing Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17   Damon Buckmaster Padgett's Motorcycles Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
18   Nicholas Schmassman Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
19   Cees Doorakkers HEK Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
20   Josef Doppler Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
21   Peter Graves Peter Graves Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
22   Lucio Pedercini Paton Grand Prix Paton +1 Lap
Ret   Serge David Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Thierry Crine Ville de Paris ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Marco Papa Librenti Corse Librenti Retirement
Ret   Claude Arciero Arciero Racing Team ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Toshiyuki Arakaki Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Randy Mamola Budweiser Team/Global Motorsports Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Niall Mackenzie Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Corrado Catalano KCS International ROC Yamaha Retirement
DNQ   Andreas Leuthe VRP Racing Team VRP Did not qualify


  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". Prog Covers.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Hockenheimring - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Prog Covers.
  4. ^ a b Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey". Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  5. ^ "1992 German MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ " · GERMAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1992". MotoGP.

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