1992 Hungarian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Hungary  1992 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Hungaroring.svg
Date 12 July 1992
Location Hungaroring
Course Permanent racing facility
4.381 km (2.722 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Doug Chandler
Time 1:43.028
Fastest lap
Rider Brazil Alex Barros
Time 1:46.862
Podium
First United States Eddie Lawson
Second United States Doug Chandler
Third United States Randy Mamola
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:44.069
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierfrancesco Chili
Time 1:44.995
Podium
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Italy Loris Reggiani
Third Spain Alberto Puig
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Alessandro Gramigni
Time 1:50.034
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Fausto Gresini
Time 1:50.150
Podium
First Italy Alessandro Gramigni
Second Germany Ralf Waldmann
Third Italy Fausto Gresini

The 1992 Hungarian motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 10–12 July 1992 at the Hungaroring circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz are back from injury, Schwantz with a thin cast that will allow him to ride. Yamaha introduced its YZR500 version of a "big bang" bike for Rainey. Rainey tried using the old engine with the new chassis, but the rear wheel spun too much and the power came on too abruptly.[1]

Doug Chandler on pole; John Kocinski gets the start but rain brings out a red flag and a new race.

Wet restart goes to Eddie Lawson, then Schwantz and Rainey. Randy Mamola moves to the lead.

Order becomes: Mamola, Rainey, Chandler and Schwantz. Chandler passes Rainey.

Lawson started the race with cut slicks, and as conditions dry out, he moves quickly through the field, passing Schwantz in 4th place. Crivillé pits and switches bikes.

Lawson passes Rainey, then Mamola. Chandler still ahead. Many riders are pitting to change tires.

Lawson passes Chandler with 2 laps to go. It is Cagiva's first win in the premier class.

Schwantz: "To finish where I finished, actually in front of him, was almost a race win in itself for me. To have had Wayne as far out in front of me as he was early in the race, to reel him in and pass him and to leave with more points on him was great."[2]

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Eddie Lawson Cagiva 58:21.786 20
2 United States Doug Chandler Suzuki +14.194 15
3 United States Randy Mamola Yamaha +37.730 12
4 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +1:03.608 10
5 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +1:07.662 8
6 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +1:35.352 6
7 United States John Kocinski Yamaha +1:42.724 4
8 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +1:45.077 3
9 Brazil Alex Barros Cagiva +1 Lap 2
10 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Yamaha +1 Lap 1
11 Canada Miguel Duhamel Yamaha +1 Lap
12 New Zealand Andrew Stroud ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
13 France Thierry Crine ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
14 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +2 Laps
15 France Dominique Sarron ROC Yamaha +2 Laps
16 Germany Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +2 Laps
17 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha +3 Laps
18 United Kingdom Peter Graves Harris Yamaha +3 Laps
19 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe VRP +3 Laps
20 Switzerland Serge David ROC Yamaha +4 Laps
21 Austria Josef Doppler ROC Yamaha +4 Laps
Ret Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Claude Arciero ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Japan Toshiyuki Arakaki ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Pedercini Paton Retirement
Ret Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Corrado Catalano ROC Yamaha Retirement

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 171. Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  2. ^ Schwantz, Kevin: Blurred Past kevinschwantz.com 1994.


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