1992 German motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 7 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||14 June 1992|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
6.823 km (4.24 mi)
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."
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."
500 cc classification
1992 European Grand Prix
|FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1992 Dutch TT
1991 German Grand Prix
|German Grand Prix||Next race:
1993 German Grand Prix
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- Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 169. Haynes Publishing, 1997.
- Ibid., pages 169-170.