Jorge Martínez (motorcyclist)

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Jorge Martínez
Jorge Martinez 1989 Japanese GP.jpg
Martínez at the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix.
Nationality Spain Spanish
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1982 - 1997
First race 1982 50 cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1997 125 cc Australian Grand Prix
First win 1984 80 cc Dutch TT
Last win 1994 125 cc Argentine Grand Prix
Team(s) Derbi
Championships 80 cc - 1986, 1987, 1988
125 cc - 1988
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
196 37 61 19 11 1599

Jorge Martínez, nicknamed "Aspar", (born August 29, 1962 in Alzira, Valencia, Spain) was one of the most successful motorcycle racers in Grand Prix motorcycle racing history with 22 Grand Prix victories to his name in the 80 cc class and a further 15 wins in the 125 cc class.[1]

Martínez entered his first Grand Prix in 1982. Between 1986 and 1988, he claimed a total of four World Championships in these two categories, three times in the 80cc event and once at 125 cc. In 1988 he achieved the ‘double’, taking both crowns that year. His nickname was Aspar, a Spanish link with the shoe making industry which was given to him as a direct result of his father’s occupation as a cobbler.

After his competitive career had ended in 1997, he went on to create and manage the Mapfre Aspar Racing Team.[2] In the 2010 season, Aspar team rider Nicolás Terol finished in second place in the 125cc class while his teammate Bradley Smith finished fourth, both riding Aprilia RSA 125 motorcycles. Julián Simón finished in second place in the inaugural Moto2 campaign, with teammate Mike Di Meglio finishing in twentieth place on Honda-powered Suter chassis. Aspar rider Héctor Barberá finished in twelfth place in the MotoGP division aboard a Ducati Desmosedici GP10.

Complete Grand Prix motorcycle racing results[edit]

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

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

Points system from 1988 to 1992:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1993 onwards:

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 Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1982 50cc Motul ESP
6
NAT
-
NED
-
YUG
6
RSM
-
GER
-
10 11th 0
1983 50cc - FRA
-
NAT
-
GER
-
ESP
3
YUG
-
NED
-
RSM
-
10 13th 0
1984 80cc Derbi NAT
7
ESP
8
AUT
5
GER
NC
YUG
3
NED
1
BEL
2
RSM
2
62 4th 1
1985 80cc Derbi ESP
1
GER
NC
NAT
1
YUG
2
NED
3
FRA
NC
RSM
1
67 2nd 3
1986 80cc Derbi ESP
1
NAT
2
GER
NC
AUT
1
YUG
1
NED
1
GBR
3
SWE
-
RSM
2
BWU
NC
94 1st 4
1987 80cc Derbi ESP
1
GER
2
NAT
1
AUT
1
YUG
1
NED
1
GBR
1
CZE
2
RSM
NC
POR
1
129 1st 7
1988 80cc Derbi ESP
2
EXP
1
NAT
1
GER
1
NED
1
YUG
1
CZE
1
137 1st 6
125cc Derbi ESP
1
NAT
1
GER
NC
AUT
1
NED
1
BEL
1
YUG
1
FRA
1
GBR
2
SWE
1
CZE
1
197 1st 9
1989 80cc Derbi ESP
NC
NAT
1
GER
NC
YUG
NC
NED
NC
CZE
3
35 8th 1
125cc Derbi JPN
NC
AUS
NC
ESP
2
NAT
NC
GER
NC
AUT
DNS
NED
7
BEL
NC
FRA
1
GBR
NC
SWE
4
CZE
4
72 9th 1
1990 125cc JJ Cobas JPN
NC
ESP
1
NAT
1
GER
NC
AUT
1
YUG
NC
NED
5
BEL
NC
FRA
6
GBR
4
SWE
17
CZE
8
HUN
NC
AUS
13
105 6th 3
250cc JJ Cobas JPN
NC
USA
16
ESP
NC
NAT
12
GER
NC
AUT
14
YUG
-
NED
14
BEL
NC
FRA
NC
GBR
NC
SWE
NC
CZE
19
HUN
NC
AUS
11
13 24th 0
1991 125cc JJ Cobas-Honda JPN
5
AUS
10
ESP
5
ITA
NC
GER
6
AUT
7
EUR
4
NED
14
FRA
11
GBR
6
RSM
7
CZE
4
MAL
NC
99 6th 0
1992 125cc Honda JPN
NC
AUS
6
MAL
4
ESP
9
ITA
6
EUR
10
GER
NC
NED
5
HUN
NC
FRA
3
GBR
8
BRA
2
RSA
1
83 7th 1
1993 125cc Honda AUS
NC
MAL
10
JPN
9
ESP
7
AUT
17
GER
13
NED
DNF
EUR
6
RSM
7
GBR
11
CZE
8
ITA
12
USA
12
FIM
7
74 8th 0
250cc - AUS
-
MAL
-
JPN
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NED
-
EUR
-
RSM
NC
GBR
-
CZE
-
ITA
-
USA
-
FIM
-
0 - 0
1994 125cc Yamaha AUS
NC
MAL
3
JPN
7
ESP
9
AUT
17
GER
7
NED
2
ITA
7
FRA
6
GBR
10
CZE
4
USA
5
ARG
1
EUR
NC
135 6th 1
1995 125cc Yamaha AUS
13
MAL
20
JPN
NC
ESP
13
GER
NC
ITA
NC
NED
NC
FRA
NC
GBR
8
CZE
18
BRA
11
ARG
8
EUR
NC
27 18th 0
1996 125cc Aprilia MAL
NC
INA
5
JPN
8
ESP
NC
ITA
13
FRA
NC
NED
9
GER
7
GBR
4
AUT
6
CZE
2
IMO
3
CAT
8
BRA
4
AUS
4
131 5th 0
1997 125cc Aprilia MAL
6
JPN
5
ESP
3
ITA
2
AUT
NC
FRA
-
NED
6
IMO
6
GER
6
BRA
7
GBR
NC
CZE
NC
CAT
12
INA
3
AUS
13
119 6th 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ricardo Tormo
Spanish 80cc Champion
1981-1986
Succeeded by
Manuel Herreros
Preceded by
Stefan Dörflinger
80cc Motorcycle World Champion
1986-1988
Succeeded by
Manuel Herreros
Preceded by
Fausto Gresini
125cc Motorcycle World Champion
1988
Succeeded by
Àlex Crivillé
Preceded by
Andrés Sánchez Marín
Spanish 125cc Champion
1988
Succeeded by
Manuel Hernández
Preceded by
Manuel Herreros
Spanish 80cc Champion
1988-1990
Succeeded by
Carlos Giró
Preceded by
Manolo Martín
Spanish 250cc Champion
1990
Succeeded by
Ferrán Mas
Preceded by
Dirk Raudies
Spanish 125cc Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Emilio Alzamora
Preceded by
Lucio Cecchinello
European 125cc Champion
1996
Succeeded by
Arnaud Vincent