The 1992 500cc World Championship looked like being a walkover for Rothmans Honda’s Australian maestro Mick Doohan, but in a season rocked by injury nothing could be taken for granted.
This is the Official Review of an historic and action-packed year when the championship battle would go right down to the final lap. It features almost three hours of drama covering all 13 rounds, plus interviews and practice coverage.
From the opening round in Japan, Doohan romped to victory after victory, while his rivals fell victim to accidents and injury – most notably Wayne Gardner, whose leg-breaking smash at race one put him out of action for six rounds. Despite storming performances from reigning World Champion Wayne Rainey on his Team Roberts Yamaha and Lucky Strike Suzuki’s Kevin Schwantz, the title looked like it was heading Down Under – until cruel fate intervened.
An horrific practice crash at the Dutch TT left Doohan on the sidelines until the penultimate round, while Rainey, Schwantz and a recovering Gardner ate into his massive championship lead. The gripping story would all come down to the very last round, with Doohan and Rainey separated by just two points.
Along the way we experience truly classic Grand Prix encounters – not least the Dutch and Hungarian thrill rides – and share the closing chapter in the careers of two legends, Eddie Lawson and Wayne Gardner.
This Official Review delivers pulsating action from all 13 rounds, including practice coverage and stunning race footage, interviews, on-board drama and a behind-the-scenes look at a Cagiva test session. This is the comprehensive and dramatic story of a roller-coaster season, and an edge-of-the-seat finale.
“In a great collection of DVDs, covering one of the most exciting periods in Grand Prix history, Duke Video have captured the evolution of top flight racing, from Eddie Lawson’s final fling through to Valentino Rossi’s rise to dominance. Action-packed footage, interviews with the stars and round-by-round coverage delivers the most comprehensive reviews of a decade of red hot Grand Prix racing. It is easy to forget the highs of Grand Prix; the Doohan years, when the Australian seemed unbeatable, and the lows, like Wayne Rainey’s career-ending crash, but they are all here in hour upon hour of great memories. And you will be reminded of the forgotten heroes of the period too, such as Alex Criville, who shared the podium with Doohan on 10 occasions in 11 races during the 1996 season, pushing him all the way for the title” Classic Racer