János Drapál

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János Drapál
Nationality Hungary Hungarian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1969 - 1973, 1976 - 1977, 1980 - 1981
First race 1969 350cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix
Last race 1981 125cc West German Grand Prix
First win 1971 250cc Czechoslovakian Grand Prix
Last win 1973 350cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
20 4 5 0 2 204

János Drapál (born February 3, 1948 – August 11, 1985) was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Budapest. He had little chance to race in the Grand Prix world championships during the Cold War, but still managed to win four Grand Prix races. Drapál had his best year in 1972 when he won the Yugoslavian Grand Prix and finished the year in seventh place in the 350cc world championship, riding a Yamaha.[1] In 1973 he won two Grand Prix races but slipped to ninth place in the 350cc world championship. Drapál was killed in 1985 after a collision with a Czech track marshal during a 250cc race at the Piešťany airfield circuit in Czechoslovakia.[2]

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
1969 350cc Aermacchi ESP
-
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
YUG
9
2 42nd 0
1970 125cc MZ GER
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
NAT
10
ESP
-
1 52nd 0
1971 125cc MZ AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
7
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
4 24th 0
250cc Yamaha AUT
5
GER
6
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
1
SWE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
26 9th 1
1972 250cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
-
AUT
9
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
5
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
4
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
16 16th 0
350cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
5
AUT
5
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
1
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
7
FIN
-
ESP
3
42 7th 1
1973 350cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
1
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
1
NED
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
30 9th 2
1976 250cc Yamaha FRA
-
NAT
-
YUG
9
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GER
-
ESP
-
2 30th 0
1977 125cc Morbidelli VEN
-
AUT
7
GER
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
4 27th 0
1980 125cc MBA NAT
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
CZE
6
GER
-
5 23rd 0
1981 125cc MBA ARG
-
AUT
-
GER
7
NAT
-
FRA
-
ESP
-
YUG
-
NED
-
RSM
-
GBR
-
FIN
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
4 25th 0

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