1982 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1982 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1982 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 34th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Season summary[edit]

Italian Franco Uncini on the Roberto Gallina backed Suzuki took a well-earned championship in the 500cc class.

Yamaha introduced a new V4 bike for Kenny Roberts but suffered from having to develop a new bike during the season.

Barry Sheene was lying third in the championship, tied on points with Roberts, after 8 rounds. However, his season was brought to a premature end when he hit the obscured fallen machine of Frenchman Patrick Igoa during practice at Silverstone.

Honda abandoned its NR500 four-stroke in favor of a V3 two-stroke NS500 piloted by American newcomer, Freddie Spencer, defending champion Marco Lucchinelli and veteran Takazumi Katayama.

Spencer would give Honda its first 500cc win since the 1967 season and its first with a two-stroke.

Most of the factory sponsored riders boycotted the French round at Nogaro in protest of the unsafe track conditions.

Anton Mang successfully defended his 350 title for Kawasaki despite winning only one race. He would be the final 350 world champion as the class would be discontinued after 1982. Mang lost his 250 crown to Jean-Louis Tournadre by one point despite winning five races. Tournadre's only victory would be at the boycotted French round. The Frenchman would become France's first world champion. Angel Nieto clinched his eleventh title in the 125 class on a Garelli. In the 50cc class, Eugenio Lazzarini and Stefan Dörflinger traded wins, each rider winning three races, but Dörflinger took the title because of his three second place finishes.[1]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Date Race Location 50cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 350cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 March 29 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires Spain Angel Nieto Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Kenny Roberts Report
2 May 2 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Salzburgring Spain Angel Nieto France Eric Saul Italy Franco Uncini Report
3 May 9 France French Grand Prix Nogaro France Jean-Claude Selini France Jean-Louis Tournadre France Jean-François Baldé Switzerland Michel Frutschi Report
4 May 23 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Spain Angel Nieto Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Kenny Roberts Report
5 May 30 Italy Nations Grand Prix Misano Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Spain Angel Nieto Germany Anton Mang Belgium Didier de Radiguès Italy Franco Uncini Report
6 June 26 Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Spain Angel Nieto Germany Anton Mang France Jean-François Baldé Italy Franco Uncini Report
7 July 4 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Spain Ricardo Tormo Germany Anton Mang United States Freddie Spencer Report
8 July 18 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian Grand Prix Rijeka Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Belgium Didier de Radiguès Italy Franco Uncini Report
9 August 1 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone Spain Angel Nieto West Germany Martin Wimmer France Jean-François Baldé Italy Franco Uncini Report
10 August 8 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp Venezuela Iván Palazzese Switzerland Roland Freymond Japan Takazumi Katayama Report
11 Finland Finnish Grand Prix Imatra Venezuela Iván Palazzese France Christian Sarron West Germany Anton Mang Report
12 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Brno Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Venezuela Carlos Lavado Belgium Didier de Radiguès Report
13 September 5 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Mugello Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Germany Anton Mang United States Freddie Spencer Report
14 September 26 Germany German Grand Prix Hockenheim Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Germany Anton Mang Germany Manfred Herweh United States Randy Mamola Report

Final standings[edit]

500cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins P.P. F.L.
1 Italy Franco Uncini 4 Italy Suzuki 103 5 1 1
2 New Zealand Graeme Crosby 5 New Zealand Yamaha 76 1 1
3 United States Freddie Spencer 12 United States Honda 72 2 4 4
4 United States Kenny Roberts 3 United States Yamaha 68 2 3 2
5 United Kingdom Barry Sheene 7 United Kingdom Yamaha 68 1
6 United States Randy Mamola 2 United States Suzuki 65 1 1
7 Japan Takazumi Katayama 15 Japan Honda 48 1 1
8 Italy Marco Lucchinelli 1 Italy Honda 43 1
9 South Africa Kork Ballington 11 South Africa Kawasaki 31
10 France Marc Fontan 9 France Yamaha 29
11 Italy Virginio Ferrari 25
12 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen 23
13 Loris Reggiani 21
14 Michel Frutschi 17
15 Sergio Pellandini 15
16 Jack Middelburg 13
17 Frank Gross 12
18 Steve Parrish 11
19 Leandro Becheroni 11
20 Guido Paci 7
21 Stuart Avant 6
22 Philippe Coulon 6
23 Seppo Rossi 5
24 Philippe Robinet 4
25 Chris Guy 4
26 Victor Palomo 3
27 Andreas Hofmann 3
28 Peter Sjostrom 1
29 Jon Ekerold Cagiva 1
30 Raymond Roche 1

350cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 West Germany Anton Mang 1 West Germany Kawasaki 81 1
2 Belgium Didier de Radiguès 14 Belgium Chevallier 64 2
3 France Jean-François Baldé 3 France Kawasaki 59 3
4 France Eric Saul 9 France Chevallier 52 1
5 Venezuela Carlos Lavado 5 Venezuela Yamaha 36 1
6 South Africa Alan North 11 South Africa Yamaha 31 0
7 Switzerland Jacques Cornu 8 Switzerland Yamaha 31 0
8 France Christian Sarron 20 France Yamaha 20 0
9 France Patrick Fernandez 5 France Yamaha 21 0
10 West Germany Gustav Reiner 15 West Germany Yamaha 19 0
11 Wolfgang Von Muralt 16
12 Tony Head 16
13 Manfred Herweh 15
14 Donnie Robinson 15
15 Jeffrey Sayle 12
16 Martin Wimmer 12
17 Siegfried Minich 11
18 Massimo Matteoni 10
19 Thierry Espié 8
20 Eero Hyvärinen 8
21 Herbert Hauf 8
22 Pekka Nurmi 7
23 Pierre Bolle 7
24 Alan Watts 5
25 Alejandro Aleman 4
26 R.Sibille 4
27 Tony Rogers 3
28 Victorio Minguzzi 3
29 F.Cerdera 2
30 Attilio Riondato 1
31 Franz Kaserer 1
32 R.Eskelinen 1
33 Steve Tonkin 1
34 Marc Schouten 1
35 Harald Eckl 1

250cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 France Jean-Louis Tournadre 7 France Yamaha 118 1
2 West Germany Anton Mang 1 West Germany Kawasaki 117 5
3 Switzerland Roland Freymond 3 Switzerland MBA 72 1
4 West Germany Martin Wimmer 8 West Germany Yamaha 48 1
5 Venezuela Carlos Lavado 4 Venezuela Yamaha 39 2
6 Belgium Didier de Radiguès 9 Belgium Yamaha 38 1
7 Italy Paolo Ferretti 21 Italy MBA 34 0
8 France Jean-Louis Guignabodet 6 France Kawasaki 30 0
9 Australia Jeff Sayle 26 Australia Armstrong 27 0
10 France Christian Sarron 22 France Yamaha 26 1
11 Christian Estrosi 23
12 Jean-François Baldé 22
13 Thierry Espié 18
14 Patrick Fernandez 21
15 Sito Pons 18
16 Graeme McGregor 17
17 Jacques Cornu 17
18 Antonio Neto 12
19 Jacques Bolle 11
20 Massimo Matteoni 11
21 Massimo Broccoli 11
22 Jean Michel Mattioli 10
23 Donnie Robinson 10
24 Marcellino Lucchi 9
25 Gabriel Grabia 5
26 Reinhold Roth 4
27 Manfred Herweh 4
28 Tony Head 4
29 R.Schlachter 4
30 Marc Schouten 3
31 B.Elgh 2
32 A.Gouin 1
33 Jean Marc Toffolo 1
34 Pier Luigi Conforti 1

125cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Spain Angel Nieto 1 Spain Garelli 111 6
2 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini 33 Italy Garelli 95 2
3 Venezuela Iván Palazzese 7 Venezuela MBA 75 2
4 Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi 3 Italy Sanvenero 59 0
5 Spain Ricardo Tormo 8 Spain Sanvenero 58 1
6 Austria August Auinger 2 Austria MBA 55 0
7 Italy Pier Luigi Aldrovandi 48 Italy MBA 52 0
8 Switzerland Hans Müller 4 Switzerland MBA 49 0
9 France Jean-Claude Selini 9 France MBA 39 1
10 Finland Johnny Wickström Finland MBA 33 0
11 Hugo Vignetti 26
12 Willy Perez 20
13 Maurizio Vitali 19
14 Gerhard Waibel 19
15 Bruno Kneubühler 18
16 Domenico Brigaglia 14
17 Alfred Waibel 7
18 Matti Kinnunen 6
19 Hans Hummel 5
20 R.Ruosi 5
21 Erich Klein 4
22 Anton Straver 4
23 Erich Klein 4
24 Jikka Jaakkola 4
25 H.Lichtenberg 3
26 Olivier Liégeois 3
27 Stefan Dörflinger 3
28 Esa Kytölä 1
29 Henk van Kessel 1
30 Per Edward Carlsson 1
31 Luigi Piccirillo 1

50cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger 3 Switzerland Kreidler 81 3
2 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini 16 Italy Garelli 69 3
3 Italy Claudio Lusuardi 9 Italy Villa 43 0
4 Spain Ricardo Tormo 1 Spain Bultaco 40 0
5 Italy Giuseppe Ascareggi 8 Italy Minarelli 38 0
6 Austria Hans Hummel 4 Austria Sachs 19 0
7 Netherlands Theo Timmer 5 Netherlands Bultaco 15 0
8 Italy Massimo de Lorenzi Italy Minarelli 14 0
9 Netherlands Hans Spaan Netherlands Kreidler 12 0
10 West Germany Hagen Klein 5 West Germany Massa-Real 10 0
11 Jorge Martinez 10
12 Rainer Scheidhauer 10
13 Peter Looijensteijn 9
14 Otto Machinek 5
15 Gerhard Bauer 5
16 Ingo Emmerich 5
17 Graham Singer 2
18 P.Verbic 2
19 Paolo Priori 2
20 Rolf Blatter 2
21 Henk van Kessel 1
22 Paul Rimmelzwaan 1
23 M.Mordenti 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results and Statistics". MotoGP.com. Retrieved 2010-07-06.