1992 Hungarian motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 9 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||12 July 1992|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
4.381 km (2.722 mi)
500 cc race report
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.
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."
500 cc classification
- Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 171. Haynes Publishing, 1997.
- Schwantz, Kevin: Blurred Past kevinschwantz.com 1994.
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