1992 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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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.svg
Date 19 July 1992
Location Magny Cours
Course Permanent racing facility
4.412 km (2.741 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

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.

500 cc race report[edit]

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."[1]

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha 45:05.182 20
2 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +6.682 15
3 United States John Kocinski Yamaha +8.687 12
4 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +11.645 10
5 United States Eddie Lawson Cagiva +33.901 8
6 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +45.706 6
7 Canada Miguel Duhamel Yamaha +51.449 4
8 United States Randy Mamola Yamaha +57.215 3
9 United Kingdom James Whitham Harris Yamaha +1:26.833 2
10 Japan Toshiyuki Arakaki ROC Yamaha +1:39.291 1
11 New Zealand Andrew Stroud ROC Yamaha +1:44.567
12 Switzerland Serge David ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
13 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
14 Germany Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
15 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
16 United Kingdom Peter Graves Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Austria Josef Doppler ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
18 Italy Marco Papa Librenti +2 Laps
Ret United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Dominique Sarron ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Doug Chandler Suzuki Retirement
Ret Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Retirement
Ret Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Corrado Catalano ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Claude Arciero ROC Yamaha Retirement


  1. ^ Schwantz, Kevin: Blurred Past kevinschwantz.com 1994.

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