Daryl Beattie

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Daryl Beattie
Daryl Beattie 2007 Oct.jpg
Nationality Australia Australian
Born (1970-09-26) September 26, 1970 (age 43)
Charleville, Queensland, Australia
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1989 - 1997
First race 1989 250cc Australian Grand Prix
Last race 1997 500cc Australian Grand Prix
First win 1993 500cc German Grand Prix
Last win 1995 500cc German Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
59 3 14 0 1 557

Daryl Beattie (born 26 September 1970 in Charleville, Queensland, Australia) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

Motorsport career[edit]

Beattie posted several good results at the beginning of the 1992 500cc Grand Prix season then teamed up with Wayne Gardner to win the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race in Japan.[1] His performance earned him a place on the Honda factory team alongside fellow Australian Mick Doohan for the 1993 season. He won his first Grand Prix that year at the German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring and finished the season in a promising third place behind Kevin Schwantz and Wayne Rainey.[2][3] After the season he was inexplicably released by the Honda team.

Beattie had a lackluster season in 1994 on a Team Roberts Marlboro Yamaha. During the 1994 season at the French Le Mans circuit, he crashed and lost all the toes from one foot after his foot was caught between the chain and rear sprocket. He had his best year in 1995 with the Suzuki factory team, leading the championship for the first part of the season before his crash at Assen allowed Doohan to win the championship with Beattie finishing in second, 33 points behind Doohan.[3]

Beattie's career took a blow in 1996 when he crashed in pre-season testing and suffered serious head injuries.[4] He returned only to suffer another crash at the fourth race of the season in Spain.[4] He then crashed again at the sixth round in France.[4] He struggled through the 1997 season but never regained his previous form and announced his retirement from competitive racing at the end of the season.

In 2002 he took up V8 Supercar racing in Imrie Motor Sport's Holden VX Commodore VX at the Queensland 500 and Bathurst 1000. He placed 25th at Queensland Raceway and did not finish at Bathurst.

Television[edit]

In retirement Beattie took up a role as a specialist commentator with Network Ten on broadcasts of motorcycle racing. He was subsequently added to the presenters on RPM. Beattie now works as a commentator on Network Ten's partially sports themed channel One. As of 2014 he is the co-host of Ten's Formula One coverage alongside Greg Rust and expert F1 commentator, 1980 World Champion Alan Jones.

Grand Prix career statistics[edit]

[3]

Points system from 1988 to 1992

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1993

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 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 Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1989 250cc Honda NSR250 JPN
-
AUS
12
USA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
BRA
-
4 35th 0
1990 250cc Honda NSR250 JPN
-
USA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
HUN
-
AUS
4
13 22nd 0
1992 500cc Rothmans Honda NSR500 JPN
NC
AUS
3
MAL
6
ESP
-
ITA
-
EUR
-
GER
-
NED
-
HUN
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
BRA
-
RSA
-
18 14th 0
1993 500cc Rothmans Honda NSR500 AUS
4
MAL
2
JPN
3
ESP
6
AUT
7
GER
1
NED
NC
EUR
4
RSM
6
GBR
6
CZE
6
ITA
7
USA
5
FIM
2
176 3rd 1
1994 500cc Marlboro Yamaha YZR500 AUS
NC
MAL
10
JPN
28
ESP
NC
AUT
8
GER
NC
NED
7
ITA
6
FRA
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
USA
NC
ARG
NC
EUR
5
44 13th 0
1995 500cc Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV500 AUS
2
MAL
2
JPN
1
ESP
7
GER
1
ITA
2
NED
-
FRA
3
GBR
2
CZE
3
BRA
4
ARG
2
EUR
5
215 2nd 2
1996 500cc Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV500 MAL
-
INA
-
JPN
5
ESP
NC
ITA
4
FRA
-
NED
-
GER
-
GBR
-
AUT
-
CZE
-
IMO
-
CAT
NC
BRA
-
AUS
-
24 18th 0
1997 500cc Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV500 MAL
NC
JPN
NC
ESP
12
ITA
5
AUT
11
FRA
12
NED
7
IMO
13
GER
12
BRA
13
GBR
6
CZE
10
CAT
17
INA
12
AUS
DNS
63 11th 0

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final Pos Points
2002 Imrie Motor Sport ADL
PHI
ECK
HDV
CAN
PTH
ORP
WIN
QLD
25
BAT
Ret
SUR
PUK
SAN
74th 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 Suzuka 8 Hours results". motoracing-japan.com. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "1993 500cc German Grand Prix results". motogp.com. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Daryl Beattie career statistics". motogp.com. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Noyes, Dennis; Scott, Michael (1999), Motocourse: 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix, Hazleton Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1-874557-83-7