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1992 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1992 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the last round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 4–6 September 1992 at Kyalami.

South Africa  1992 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Kyalami.svg
Date6 September 1992
Official nameNashua South African Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationKyalami
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.242 km (2.636 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States John Kocinski
Time 1:39.548
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Wayne Gardner
Time 1:39.952
Podium
First United States John Kocinski
Second Australia Wayne Gardner
Third United States Wayne Rainey
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Germany Helmut Bradl
Time 1:42.056
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:42.094
Podium
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Italy Loris Reggiani
Third Italy Pierfrancesco Chili
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Alessandro Gramigni
Time 1:48.869
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Carlos Giró
Time 1:48.687
Podium
First Spain Jorge Martínez
Second Spain Carlos Giró
Third Italy Alessandro Gramigni

500 cc raceEdit

Eddie Lawson announced his retirement. To win the championship, Wayne Rainey had to finish in front of Mick Doohan and higher than 6th if Doohan was behind. According to Scott, Kenny Roberts asked Rainey if he wanted John Kocinski’s "help", and Rainey said no.[3]:172

Kocinski on pole. Rainey gets the start from Kocinski, Doohan and Kevin Schwantz.

Doug Chandler moved into 3rd, Schwantz 4th, Doohan 5th.

Chandler makes it a 3-way fight for first with Rainey and teammate Kocinski.

Kocinski through to 1st, Wayne Gardner and Schwantz in a battle for 4th.

Kocinski gets a gap from Rainey, then it’s a small gap to Gardner and Chandler.

Gardner closes on Rainey and passes into 2nd place. Gardner would much rather Rainey get the championship than Doohan, "so for once [Gardner] gave [Rainey] a whole lot of room as he went by."[3]:172

Rainey’s 3rd place is enough to win the championship by 4 points. Kocinski goes to Suzuki 250 GP next year, then is fired and goes to Cagiva.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   John Kocinski Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 47:00.729 20
2   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Kanemoto Honda Honda +2.935 15
3   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +4.969 12
4   Doug Chandler Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +12.577 10
5   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +22.050 8
6   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda +30.313 6
7   Àlex Crivillé Campsa Honda Team Honda +33.870 4
8   Niall Mackenzie Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +34.519 3
9   Miguel Duhamel Yamaha Motor Banco Yamaha +1:03.123 2
10   Juan Garriga Ducados Yamaha Yamaha +1:10.226 1
11   Toshiyuki Arakaki Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1:25.031
12   Corrado Catalano KCS International ROC Yamaha +1:25.041
13   Juan López Mella Nivea For Men Team ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
14   Russel Wood Grant Nashua Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
15   Mike Wilson Ville de Paris ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
16   Marco Papa Librenti Corse Cagiva +1 Lap
17   Dominique Sarron Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
18   Eddie Laycock Milla Racing Yamaha +1 Lap
19   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
20   Serge David Team ROC Banco ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
21   Nicholas Schmassman Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
22   Peter Graves Peter Graves Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
23   Andreas Leuthe VRP Racing Team Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
24   Josef Doppler Uvex Racing Team ROC Yamaha +2 Laps
Ret   Peter Goddard Valvoline Team WCM ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Cees Doorakkers HEK Racing Team Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Eddie Lawson Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Damon Buckmaster Padgett's Motorcycles Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kevin Mitchell MBM Racing Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Alex Barros Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Randy Mamola Budweiser Team/Global Motorsports Yamaha Retirement
Sources:[4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Max Biaggi Aprilia 44:43.367 20
2   Loris Reggiani Aprilia +4.587 15
3   Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia +9.749 12
4   Helmut Bradl Honda +412.391 10
5   Loris Capirossi Honda +17.244 8
6   Luca Cadalora Honda +22.888 6
7   Jochen Schmid Yamaha +30.931 4
8   Herri Torrontegui Suzuki +34.666 3
9   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Gilera +35.299 2
10   Andy Preining Aprilia +55.278 1
11   Masahiro Shimizu Honda +1.00.991
12   Eskil Suter Aprilia +1.03.895
13   Bernd Kassner Aprilia +1.04.091
14   Katsuyoshi Kozono Honda +1.08.817
15   Carlos Lavado Gilera +1.18.604
16   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Aprilia +1.21.618
17   Martin Paetzold Yamaha +1.25.844
18   Yves Briguet Honda +1.28.561
19   Bernard Hänggeli Aprilia +1.28.652
20   Adrian Bosshard Honda +1.29.313
21   Renzo Colleoni Aprilia +1.29.581
22   Wilco Zeelenberg Suzuki +1.36.085
23   Bernard Cazade Honda +1.39.771
24   Patrick van den Goorbergh Aprilia +1.52.401
25   Gavin Ramsay Yamaha +1 Lap
26   José Kuhn Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Frédéric Protat Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Michele Gallina Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Luis d'Antin Honda Retirement
Ret   Doriano Romboni Honda Retirement
Ret   Adi Stadler Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Harald Eckl Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Paolo Casoli Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Alberto Puig Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Stefan Prein Honda Retirement

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Signed by Mick Doohan - Nashua South African Motorcycle Grand Prix Programme - Kyalami 1992". Bidorbuy.co.za. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey". Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]


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