Donington Park 1992
Posted 26 April 2013 - 18:56
Any idea who the #41?
Posted 26 April 2013 - 19:45
Posted 26 April 2013 - 23:21
Bruno Bonhuil ( whose usual backer was the "Ville de Reims" ) wasn't a full-time 500cc rider in 92 ( only from 1993 onwards...) according to the jumping'jack website he got this start at Donington as a wild-card due to Alex Barros being injured (?)
Posted 27 April 2013 - 16:20
A friend of mine found this list.
Any idea who the #41?
This web site lists all the riders and the numbers they used throughout the season I have found it to be of help in the past, #41 not listed as used in 1992.
This is the link list for all listed classes and years in their archive http://www.f1network...180/st36833.htm
Posted 27 April 2013 - 18:04
Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:19
I see that the bike in the pic also carries a sticker of the City of Reims which was a long time backer of Bruno Bonhuil ( with a similar "high level sportsman" status...) . So my guess is that it is Bonhuil making this one-off appearance ( he later was a full-time entry in the 500 world championship from 93 to 95 )
Posted 30 April 2013 - 15:36
So my guess is that it is Bonhuil making this one-off appearance ( he later was a full-time entry in the 500 world championship from 93 to 95 )
It is indeed.
Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:36
I can confirm He is Bruno Bonhuil. This was the only presence in the 1992 500cc world championship for Bonhuil, when He was called by the team Villes de Paris in substitution of Thierry Crine. In this year Bonhuil raced in the superbike championship with a Ducati. In 1993 Bonhuil bought a ROC-Yamaha and He made a full season in the 500 gp champ but He scored only 1 point at Hockenheim. Regarding Crine, He didn't manage to return after the injury in the last three races of the season. After Donington Park, the team skipped the Brazilian gp in Interlagos. In the last gp of the season in Kyalami the bike was ride by Myke Wilson with the number 60.
An image of the South African Mike Wilson in Kialamy
Regarding the list at the top of the topic, there is some rider who didn't race: number 22 Simon Buckmaster was injured too and his place on the Padgett's Harris-Yamaha was taken from Magny-Cours by Jamie Whitham with number 61. Jamie was 9th in France with a solid ride and it was the best result of the season for the team. Number 36 Claude Arciero interrupt after the French gp his participation to the championship, I suspect for economical reasons, so He didn't race too in Donington Park. In the list is missing Terry Rymer, who raced with the number 63 on the second Padgett's Harris Yamaha. Carl Fogarty (team MBM, the same of Kevin Mitchell) and Terry Rymer raced with a new prototype chassis built by Harris for the following 1993 season. Maybe Whitham had the new chassis too, but I am not sure..