Bubba Shobert

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Bubba Shobert
Nationality United States American
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1988 - 1989
First race 1988 250cc United States Grand Prix
Last race 1989 500cc United States Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
4 0 0 0 0 23

Don Wayne "Bubba" Shobert (born January 29, 1962 in Lubbock, Texas) was a three-time A.M.A. Grand National Champion from 1985 to 1987 and was AMA Superbike Champion in 1988 while riding for American Honda.[1]

In 1989 Shobert moved up to the Grand Prix world championship riding for Honda. Unfortunately, Shobert's Grand Prix career was cut short at the third race of the season, where he was involved in a terrible crash with Kevin Magee on the cool off lap after the race, wherein Shobert drove into the back of Magee's motorcycle. Magee had stopped his motorcycle in the middle of the track and was performing a rear-wheel "burnout".[2] Eddie Lawson narrowly missed hitting Magee's bike after he and Shobert had just finished congratulating each other moments earlier and were not looking forward.[3][4] Shobert suffered severe head injuries but was able to make a full recovery after months of rehabilitation. He never raced again, taking instead roles as manager in some teams of AMA Grand National dirt track .

Shobert was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bubba Shobert at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIt3bLNb9Y8
  3. ^ "1989: The Worst USGP Ever". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  4. ^ "1989: The Worst USGP Ever - Part 2". SuperbikePlanet.com. Retrieved 2007-02-14. 

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Preceded by
Wayne Rainey
AMA Superbike Champion
1988
Succeeded by
Jamie James