Graeme Crosby

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Graeme Crosby
Nationality New Zealand
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19801982
First race 1980 500cc Nations Grand Prix
Last race 1982 500cc West German Grand Prix
Team(s) Suzuki, Yamaha
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
27 0 10 4 1 173

Graeme Crosby (born July 4, 1955) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from New Zealand.[1] Crosby has won the Daytona 200, the Imola 200, the Suzuka 8 Hours, and the Isle of Man TT.

Crosby began his racing career in 1974 in the New Zealand racing scene. In 1976, he raced in the Australian Superbike championship. He then left for Europe to compete in Britain where he won the 1980 Isle of Man Senior TT.[2] By 1980, he had worked his way up to the 500cc road racing world championship on a Suzuki RG 500. Also in 1980, he teamed up with Wes Cooley on a Yoshimura Suzuki to win the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race and won the 1981 TT Formula One on a Suzuki.[3][4]

Crosby finished fifth in the 1981 500cc championship and successfully defended his TT Formula One title. He then joined Giacomo Agostini's Yamaha factory racing team. He began the 1982 season by winning the prestigious Daytona 200.[5] Despite injuries, Crosby still managed second overall in the championship.[1] Frustrated by the internal politics of his race team Crosby quit the Grand Prix circuit after the 1982 season.

After his retirement, Crosby returned to New Zealand and has run a number of successful motorcycle businesses. He also began auto racing, driving successfully in Touring car racing, mostly in New Zealand and Australia. Crosby was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.[6] In 2007, he was inducted into the New Zealand Motorcycling Hall of Fame.

Crosby's autobiography entitled CROZ – Larrikin Biker was published in 2010.

Grand Prix career statistics [1][edit]

Points system from 1968 to 1987.

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 Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Rank Wins
1980 500cc Heron-Suzuki RG500 NAT
Ret
ESP
12
FRA
5
NED
8
BEL
4
FIN
DNS
GBR
13
GER
2
29 8th 0
1981 500cc Heron-Suzuki RGB500 AUT
2
GER
13
NAT
2
FRA
3
YUG
4
NED
Ret
BEL
7
RSM
3
GBR
Ret
FIN
5
SWE
5
68 5th 0
1982 500cc Marlboro-Yamaha YZR500 ARG
Ret
AUT
4
FRA ESP
4
NAT
3
NED
4
BEL
Ret
YUG
2
GBR
3
SWE
3
RSM
3
GER
Ret
76 2nd 0

Car racing[edit]

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1987 D.F.C. NZ Holden VK Commodore SS Group A MNZ JAR DIJ NUR SPA BNO SIL BAT
Ret
CLD NC 0
Team Nissan Racing NZ Nissan Skyline RS DR30 WEL
8
FJI

Complete NASCAR results[edit]

Year Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 NSCC Points
1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass 03 DAY ROC RIC ATL DAR WIL BRI MAR TAL CMS
DNQ
DOV POC RIV MCH DAY POC TAL WAT MIC BRI DAR RIC DOV MAR WIL CMS ROC RIV ATL NC 0

Complete Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 DC Points
1988 Andrew Miedecke Racing Ford Sierra RS500 BAT WEL PUK FJI
Ret
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Graeme Crosby career statistics". motogp.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Graeme Crosby Isle of Man TT career results". iomtt.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  3. ^ IOM TT 1981 F1 result Retrieved 2014-02-27
  4. ^ "1980 Suzuka 8 Hours results". motoracing-japan.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Daytona 200 winners". motorsportsetc.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Graeme Crosby at the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ron Haslam
TT Formula One World Champion
1980–1981
Succeeded by
Joey Dunlop