Adu Celso

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Adu Celso-Santos
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1972 - 1975
First race 1972 350cc French Grand Prix
Last race 1975 500cc West German Grand Prix
First win 1973 350cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last win 1973 350cc Spanish Grand Prix
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
15 1 3 0 0 137

Adu Celso-Santos (born Eduardo Celso Santos, August 7, 1945 - 6 February 2005) was the first Brazilian motorcycle road racer to compete in Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

Celso-Santos was popular on the Grand Prix circuit during first half of the 1970s. He raced from 1972 to the 1975 season before returning to Brazil.

In the 1973 Grand Prix season, he gained his only victory in a race counting for world championship points when he won the 350cc class at the Spanish Grand Prix held at the Jarama Circuit.[1]

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[1][edit]

Points system from 1969 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Rank Wins
1972 350cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
7
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
4
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
4
12 14th 0
1973 250cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
4
IOM
-
YUG
6
NED
6
BEL
-
CZE
-
SWE
3
FIN
-
ESP
-
20 12th 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
10
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
5
NED
7
CZE
10
SWE
5
FIN
-
ESP
1
33 7th 1
1974 350cc Yamaha FRA
-
GER
-
AUT
-
NAT
9
IOM
-
NED
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
YUG
-
ESP
-
2 45th 0
1975 350cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
9
AUT
3
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
12 18th 0
500cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
9
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
2 41st 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adu Celso-Santos". MotoGP.com. Retrieved 6 December 2010.