1992 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  1992 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 13 races in the
1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date 29 March 1992
Location Suzuka
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.821 km (3.617 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 2:20.324
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 2:32.090
First Australia Mick Doohan
Second United States Doug Chandler
Third United States Kevin Schwantz
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Nobuatsu Aoki
Time 2:18.696
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 2:35.962
First Italy Luca Cadalora
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Japan Nobuatsu Aoki
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Bruno Casanova
Time 2:23.630
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 2:39.888
First Germany Ralf Waldmann
Second Italy Bruno Casanova
Third Japan Noboiuki Wakai

The 1992 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 1992 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 27–29 March 1992 at the Suzuka Circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Wet race. Wayne Rainey had to ride with an injured hand from a pre-season test (part of his pinky was removed).

John Kocinski was on pole, and took the lead at the start from Doug Chandler and Mick Doohan. Rainey had a bad start.

Àlex Crivillé crashed out of his debut 500cc race; Wayne Gardner crashes out, as did Rainey at the Dunlop Corner.

Chandler took the lead of a 4-man group with Schwantz, Doohan and Kocinski. Kocinski crashed out.

Doohan and Chandler dropped Schwantz. Gardner had remounted and gotten to 5th before crashing out for good a second time and breaking his leg in two places.

500 cc classification[edit]


Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +56:21.831 20
2 United States Doug Chandler Suzuki +28.298 15
3 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki +55.792 12
4 Japan Shinichi Itoh Honda +1:47.802 10
5 United States Randy Mamola Yamaha +2:00.984 8
6 Japan Keiji Ohishi Suzuki +2:13.708 6
7 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +2:15.005 4
8 Japan Toshihiko Honma Yamaha +2:15.491 3
9 Japan Norihiko Fujiwara Yamaha +2:16.591 2
10 Japan Satoshi Tsujimoto Honda +2:27.265 1
11 Brazil Alex Barros Cagiva +1 Lap
12 Spain Juan Garriga Yamaha +1 Lap
13 Japan Keiichiro Iwahashi Honda +1 Lap
14 United States Eddie Lawson Cagiva +1 Lap
15 Germany Michael Rudroff Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
16 Italy Corrado Catalano ROC Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret Australia Wayne Gardner Honda Retirement
Ret United States John Kocinski Yamaha Retirement
Ret Canada Miguel Duhamel Yamaha Retirement
Ret United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Retirement
Ret Australia Peter Goddard ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Retirement
Ret Australia Daryl Beattie Honda Retirement

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1991 Malaysian Grand Prix
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1992 Australian Grand Prix
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1993 Japanese Grand Prix