Bruno Kneubühler

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Bruno Kneubühler
Bruno Kneubühler en Theo Timmer (1973).jpg
Bruno Kneubühler (l.) and Theo Timmer (1973)
Nationality Switzerland Swiss
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1972 - 1989
First race 1972 350cc French Grand Prix
Last race 1989 500cc Czechoslovakian Grand Prix
First win 1972 350cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last win 1983 125cc Swedish Grand Prix
Team(s) Harley-Davidson
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
173 5 33 5 2 859

Bruno Kneubühler (born December 3, 1946) is a Swiss former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.[1]

During his career, he competed in every Grand Prix class from 50 cc to 500cc.[1] In his first Grand Prix season in 1972, Kneubühler finished the 500cc season in third place behind the dominant MV Agusta factory racing team of Giacomo Agostini and Alberto Pagani.[1] He also won the season-ending 350cc Spanish Grand Prix held on the Montjuich street circuit, finishing ahead of Renzo Pasolini and János Drapál.[2] A year later, he showed his versatility at the 1973 Spanish Grand Prix by scoring second place finishes in the 50cc, 250cc and 500cc classes.[1] At the 1974 250cc Dutch TT, he scored a second place finish ahead of third place finisher and future three-time world champion Kenny Roberts in the American rider's first Grand Prix race.[3] He had his best year in 1983 when he won two Grand Prix races and finished second to Angel Nieto in the 125cc class.

While he never won a championship, he finished in second place three times, winning 5 Grand Prix races and scoring 33 podium results.[1] He retired in 1989 at the age of 43. His lengthy Grand Prix career saw him compete against many champions from Giacomo Agostini to Mick Doohan. Kneubühler is now back in Classic racing with a Yamaha TZ 350 participating in the International Classic Grand Prix series in races such as 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[1][edit]

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

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

Points system from 1988 to 1991:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 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 13 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1972 350cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
8
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
5
NED
9
DDR
8
CZE
4
SWE
9
FIN
4
ESP
1
45 6th 1
500cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
4
AUT
8
NAT
5
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
3
BEL
3
DDR
4
CZE
3
SWE
7
FIN
-
ESP
4
54 3rd 0
1973 50cc Kreidler GER
-
NAT
2
YUG
-
NED
1
BEL
2
SWE
2
ESP
2
51 2nd 1
250cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
CZE
8
SWE
4
FIN
6
ESP
2
28 9th 0
350cc Harley Davidson FRA
8
AUT
10
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
5 33rd 0
Yamaha NED
10
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
500cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
9
GER
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
CZE
3
SWE
-
FIN
3
ESP
2
34 6th 0
1974 125cc Yamaha FRA
2
GER
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
1
BEL
3
SWE
3
CZE
5
YUG
6
ESP
3
63 2nd 1
250cc Yamaha GER
-
NAT
2
IOM
-
NED
2
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
8
CZE
4
YUG
-
ESP
4
43 5th 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
6
GER
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
-
SWE
-
FIN
2
YUG
-
ESP
-
17 12th 0
1975 125cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
3
AUT
6
GER
6
NAT
6
YUG
-
NED
3
BEL
8
SWE
6
CZE
4
YUG
-
43 6th 0
250cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
-
GER
7
NAT
-
YUG
-
IOM
-
NED
4
BEL
4
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
9
YUG
-
22 9th 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
YUG
-
IOM
-
NED
-
FIN
4
CZE
-
YUG
-
8 20th 0
1976 250cc Yamaha FRA
-
NAT
6
YUG
6
IOM
-
NED
8
BEL
-
SWE
7
FIN
-
CZE
5
GER
5
ESP
-
29 8th 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
YUG
4
IOM
-
NED
4
FIN
5
CZE
-
GER
9
ESP
5
28 7th 0
1977 250cc Yamaha VEN
-
GER
-
NAT
-
ESP
10
FRA
6
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GBR
-
6 26th 0
350cc Yamaha VEN
-
GER
-
NAT
5
ESP
4
FRA
3
YUG
-
NED
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GBR
-
24 11th 0
1978 500cc Suzuki VEN
-
ESP
-
AUT
10
FRA
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
10
GBR
-
GER
-
2 29th 0
1979 125cc MBA VEN
-
AUT
10
GER
-
NAT
4
ESP
-
YUG
5
NED
5
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
GBR
9
CZE
6
FRA
4
36 9th 0
1980 125cc MBA NAT
3
ESP
3
FRA
-
YUG
4
NED
7
BEL
8
FIN
4
GBR
2
CZE
4
GER
6
68 4th 0
1981 250cc Rotax ARG
-
GER
8
NAT
-
FRA
-
ESP
-
NED
-
BEL
-
RSM
-
GBR
-
FIN
9
SWE
-
CZE
-
5 27th 0
1982 125cc MBA ARG
-
AUT
-
FRA
-
ESP
7
NAT
7
NED
-
BEL
-
YUG
-
GBR
9
SWE
7
FIN
-
CZE
7
RSM
-
GER
-
18 15th 0
1983 125cc MBA FRA
7
NAT
5
GER
4
ESP
5
AUT
NC
YUG
1
NED
3
BEL
NC
GBR
2
SWE
1
RSM
NC
76 2nd 2
1984 125cc MBA NAT
6
ESP
9
GER
9
FRA
5
NED
7
GBR
4
SWE
NC
RSM
NC
27 10th 0
1985 125cc LCR ESP
6
GER
7
NAT
4
AUT
5
NED
6
BEL
2
FRA
3
GBR
NC
SWE
NC
RSM
4
58 5th 0
1986 125cc MBA ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
4
AUT
3
NED
5
BEL
-
FRA
4
GBR
-
SWE
4
RSM
4
BWU
5
54 5th 0
1987 500cc Honda JPN
-
ESP
18
GER
11
NAT
14
AUT
NC
YUG
15
NED
21
FRA
NC
GBR
17
SWE
14
CZE
NC
RSM
15
POR
11
BRA
-
ARG
-
0 - 0
1988 500cc Honda JPN
-
USA
-
ESP
15
EXP
14
NAT
19
GER
25
AUT
12
NED
17
BEL
25
YUG
15
FRA
NC
GBR
NC
SWE
20
CZE
15
BRA
NC
9 22nd 0
1989 500cc Honda JPN
-
AUS
-
USA
14
ESP
16
NAT
DNS
GER
15
AUT
15
YUG
16
NED
16
BEL
17
FRA
17
GBR
18
SWE
14
CZE
18
BRA
-
6 34th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bruno Kneubühler career statistics". motogp.com. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "1973 350cc Spanish Grand Prix". motogp.com. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "1974 250cc Dutch TT". motogp.com. Retrieved 29 December 2010.