1992 Brazilian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Brazil  1992 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Interlagos 1990.jpg
Date 23 August 1992
Location Interlagos
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.325 km (2.687 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States John Kocinski
Time 1:43.403
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey
Time 1:42.872
First United States Wayne Rainey
Second United States John Kocinski
Third United States Doug Chandler
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:55.227
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Reggiani
Time 1:44.478
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Italy Max Biaggi
Third Italy Loris Reggiani
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:55.715
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Dirk Raudies
Time 1:50.262
First Germany Dirk Raudies
Second Spain Jorge Martínez
Third Italy Alessandro Gramigni

The 1992 Brazilian motorcycle Grand Prix was the penultimate round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 21–23 August 1992 at Interlagos.

500 cc race report[edit]

Mick Doohan back on a motorcycle after his crash at Assen, and one week after being able to walk. He still leads the standings by 22 points; he qualifies 14th.

Riders are concerned about the track surface and bumpiness. According to Michael Scott, Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson and Doohan were against racing (which would have decided the championship for Doohan), but the race went on anyway.[1]

John Kocinski on pole, then Rainey, Wayne Gardner and Kevin Schwantz. Rainey gets the start from Kocinski and Schwantz.

Rainey gets a gap to a 4-way fight for 2nd between Schwantz, Doug Chandler, Kocinski and Gardner.

Kocinski pulls a perfect late-braking pass to move from 4th to 2nd. Gardner quickly goes back to 6th.

Winning the race puts Rainey 2 points behind Doohan. The points system in this season only recognizes the top 10, so Doohan’s 12th place gets him 0 points.

The Brazilian Grand Prix,was the last race of Randy Mamola.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha 48:33.539 20
2 United States John Kocinski Yamaha +13.000 15
3 United States Doug Chandler Suzuki +20.750 12
4 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +28.880 10
5 Canada Miguel Duhamel Yamaha +31.260 8
6 Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda +31.210 6
7 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +50.400 4
8 Brazil Alex Barros Cagiva +53.520 3
9 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +1:02.280 2
10 United States Randy Mamola Yamaha +1:10.960 1
11 United States Eddie Lawson Cagiva +1:20.830
12 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +1:31.570
13 France Dominique Sarron ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
14 Japan Toshiyuki Arakaki ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
15 Germany Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
16 United Kingdom Kevin Mitchell Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Italy Marco Papa Cagiva +1 Lap
18 Switzerland Serge David ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
19 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
20 Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Yamaha +1 Lap
21 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
22 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
23 United Kingdom Peter Graves Harris Yamaha +2 Laps
Ret Austria Josef Doppler ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Lucio Pedercini Paton Retirement
Ret Australia Peter Goddard ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Italy Corrado Catalano ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret United Kingdom Damon Buckmaster Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha Retirement

250cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Italy Luca Cadalora Honda 45:45.808 20
2 Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia +3.650 15
3 Italy Loris Reggiani Aprilia +3.922 12
4 Italy Doriano Romboni Honda +7.560 10
5 Germany Jochen Schmid Yamaha +16.221 8
6 Germany Helmut Bradl Honda +21.434 6
7 Italy Loris Capirossi Honda +30.564 4
8 Spain Alberto Puig Aprilia +36.079 3
9 Netherlands Patrick van den Goorbergh Aprilia +38.279 2
10 Austria Andy Preining Aprilia +38.294 1
11 Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Suzuki +42.496
12 France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Gilera +42.721
13 Japan Masahiro Shimizu Honda +44.279
14 Venezuela Carlos Lavado Gilera +57.406
15 Spain Herri Torrontegui Suzuki +58.146
16 Germany Bernd Kassner Aprilia +1.06.792
17 Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh Aprilia +1.24.828
18 Switzerland Yves Briguet Honda +1.28.889
19 Switzerland Bernard Hänggeli Aprilia +1.36.182
20 France Frédéric Protat Aprilia +1.45.448
21 Germany Stefan Prein Honda +1.48.338
22 Japan Katsuyoshi Kozono Honda +1.49.628
23 Italy Renzo Colleoni Aprilia +1 Lap
24 France Bernard Cazade Honda +1 Lap
25 Venezuela Luis Lavado Yamaha +1 Lap
26 Germany Adi Stadler Honda +1 Lap
27 Italy Michele Gallina Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Switzerland Eskil Suter Aprilia Retirement
Ret Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia Retirement
Ret Spain Luis d'Antin Honda Retirement
Ret Italy Paolo Casoli Yamaha Retirement
Ret Germany Harald Eckl Aprilia Retirement
Ret France José Kuhn Honda Retirement
Ret Switzerland Adrian Bosshard Honda Retirement


  1. ^ Scott, Michael: "Wayne Rainey", page 171. Haynes Publishing, 1997.

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