Dave Simmonds

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Dave Simmonds
Nationality British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1963 - 1972
First race 1963 50cc 1965 Isle of Man TT
Last race 1972 500cc Spanish Grand Prix
First win 1969 125cc West German Grand Prix
Last win 1971 500cc Spanish Grand Prix
Team(s) Kawasaki
Championships 125cc - 1969
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
56 11 22 N/A 6 373

Dave Simmonds (25 October 1939 in London – October 23, 1972 in Rungis, France) was a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. In 1969, he won the FIM 125 cc road racing world championship.[1][2] The victory marked the first world championship for Kawasaki. In 1972, while attending a non-championship race at Rungis near Paris, Simmonds was killed in a fire caused by an exploding gas cylinder in a caravan.[3]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing results[edit]

Points system from 1950 to 1968:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

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 13 Points Rank Wins
1963 50cc Tohatsu ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
FIN
-
ARG
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
125cc Tohatsu ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
15
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
DDR
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
ARG
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
1964 50cc Tohatsu USA
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
9
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
FIN
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
125cc Tohatsu USA
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
9
NED
-
GER
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
250cc Greeves USA
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
1965 50cc Tohatsu USA
-
GER
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
125cc Tohatsu USA
-
GER
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
250cc Honda USA
-
GER
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
350cc Honda GER
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
1966 50cc Honda ESP
-
GER
-
NED
-
IOM
6
NAT
-
JPN
-
1 13th 0
125cc Tohatsu ESP
-
GER
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
IOM
NC
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
250cc Honda ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
IOM
NC
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
350cc Honda GER
-
FRA
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
5
IOM
8
NAT
-
JPN
-
2 23rd 0
1967 125cc Kawasaki ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
5
IOM
4
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
3
ULS
-
NAT
-
CAN
-
JPN
-
3 14th 0
250cc Kawasaki ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
4
NED
5
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
CAN
-
JPN
-
5 10th 0
350cc Kawasaki GER
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
1968 125cc Kawasaki GER
-
ESP
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
4
3 14th 0
350cc Kawasaki GER
-
IOM
NC
NED
6
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
1 18th 0
1969 125cc Kawasaki ESP
-
GER
1
FRA
2
IOM
1
NED
1
BEL
1
DDR
1
CZE
1
FIN
1
NAT
1
YUG
2
90 1st 8
250cc Kawasaki ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
9
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
8
YUG
-
5 31st 0
350cc Kawasaki ESP
-
GER
10
IOM
17
NED
-
DDR
9
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
YUG
-
3 40th 0
1970 125cc Kawasaki GER
-
FRA
NC
YUG
-
IOM
NC
NED
2
BEL
2
DDR
4
CZE
3
FIN
1
NAT
-
ESP
-
57 4th 1
500cc Kawasaki GER
-
FRA
12
YUG
6
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
8
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
9
10 20th 0
1971 125cc Kawasaki AUT
-
GER
1
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
4
SWE
5
FIN
5
NAT
6
ESP
4
48 6th 1
250cc Kawasaki AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
9
SWE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
2 42nd 0
500cc Kawasaki AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
3
BEL
-
DDR
-
SWE
6
FIN
2
ULS
-
NAT
3
ESP
1
52 4th 1
1972 125cc Kawasaki GER
4
FRA
4
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
3
BEL
7
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
5
ESP
4
44 6th 0
500cc Kawasaki GER
4
FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
4
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
4
FIN
5
ESP
2
42 7th 0

References[edit]

Preceded by
Phil Read
125cc Motorcycle World Champion
1969
Succeeded by
Dieter Braun