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1992 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1992 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 27–29 March 1992 at the Suzuka Circuit.

Japan  1992 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date29 March 1992
Official nameJapanese Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationSuzuka Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.821 km (3.617 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 2:20.324
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 2:32.090
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second United States Doug Chandler
Third United States Kevin Schwantz
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Nobuatsu Aoki
Time 2:18.696
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 2:35.962
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Japan Nobuatsu Aoki
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Bruno Casanova
Time 2:23.630
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 2:39.888
Podium
First Germany Ralf Waldmann
Second Italy Bruno Casanova
Third Japan Noboiuki Wakai

500 cc race reportEdit

Wet race. Wayne Rainey had to ride with an injured hand from a pre-season test (part of his pinky was removed).

John Kocinski was on pole, and took the lead at the start from Doug Chandler and Mick Doohan. Rainey had a bad start.

Àlex Crivillé crashed out of his debut 500cc race; Wayne Gardner crashes out, as did Rainey at the Dunlop Corner.

Chandler took the lead of a 4-man group with Schwantz, Doohan and Kocinski. Kocinski crashed out.

Doohan and Chandler dropped Schwantz. Gardner had remounted and gotten to 5th before crashing out for good a second time and breaking his leg in two places.

500 cc classificationEdit

Source:[4]

Pos Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda +56:21.831 20
2   Doug Chandler Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +28.298 15
3   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +55.792 12
4   Shinichi Itoh Team HRC Honda +1:47.802 10
5   Randy Mamola Budweiser Team/Global Motorsports Yamaha +2:00.984 8
6   Keiji Ohishi SRT Suzuki +2:13.708 6
7   Niall Mackenzie Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +2:15.005 4
8   Toshihiko Honma Hiro Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha +2:15.491 3
9   Norihiko Fujiwara Kirin Mets Racing Team Yamaha +2:16.591 2
10   Satoshi Tsujimoto AM/PM Racing Honda +2:27.265 1
11   Alex Barros Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +1 Lap
12   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha +1 Lap
13   Keiichiro Iwahashi Team Blue Fox Honda +1 Lap
14   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva +1 Lap
15   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
16   Corrado Catalano KCS International ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Kanemoto Honda Honda Retirement
Ret   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Miguel Duhamel Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Peter Goddard Valvoline Team WCM ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Àlex Crivillé Campsa Honda Team Honda Retirement
Ret   Daryl Beattie Team HRC Honda Retirement
DNQ   Eddie Laycock Milla Racing Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Dominique Sarron Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Cees Doorakkers HEK Racing Team Harris Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Marco Papa Librenti Corse Librenti Did not qualify
DNQ   Simon Buckmaster Padgett's Motorcycles ROC Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Lucio Pedercini Paton Grand Prix Paton Did not qualify
DNQ   Josef Doppler Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Kevin Mitchell MBM Racing Harris Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Serge David Team ROC ROC Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Andreas Leuthe VRP Racing Team VRP Did not qualify
DNQ   Peter Graves Peter Graves Racing Team Harris Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Thierry Crine Ville de Paris ROC Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Toshiyuki Arakaki Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha Did not qualify
Sources: [5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1992". Archive.li. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1992 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Suzuka Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · JAPANESE GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1992". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "1992 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · JAPANESE GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1992". www.motogp.com.


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