Martin Wimmer

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Martin Wimmer
Martin Wimmer Japanese GP 1991.jpg
Martin Wimmer in Japanese GP, 1991
Nationality German
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1980 - 1991
First race 1980 250cc German Grand Prix
Last race 1991 250cc Malaysian Grand Prix
First win 1982 250cc British Grand Prix
Last win 1987 250cc Spanish Grand Prix
Team(s) Yamaha
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
133 3 16 8 8 693

Martin Wimmer (born October 11, 1957 in Munich) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Germany. He had his best year in 1985 when he won the German Grand Prix, and had two second places, finishing the 250cc season in fourth place behind Freddie Spencer, Anton Mang and Carlos Lavado.[1]

In 1987, Yamaha teamed him with Kevin Magee to win the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race.[2] In 2009, he joined Ralf Waldmann in buying out the motorbike manufacturing company MZ, from the Hong Leong Group.[3]

Motorcycle Grand Prix 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

(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 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1980 250cc Mitsui-Yamaha NAT
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
GER
9
2 30th 0
1981 250cc Mitsui-Yamaha ARG
6
GER
-
NAT
4
FRA
-
ESP
8
NED
8
BEL
-
RSM
-
GBR
5
FIN
10
SWE
7
CZE
8
33 8th 0
350cc Mitsui-Yamaha ARG
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
YUG
10
NED
9
GBR
6
CZE
8
11 12th 0
1982 250cc Mitsui-Yamaha FRA
9
ESP
-
NAT
-
NED
7
BEL
7
YUG
-
GBR
1
SWE
6
FIN
-
CZE
3
RSM
4
GER
-
48 4th 1
350cc Mitsui-Yamaha ARG
-
AUT
-
FRA
5
NAT
5
NED
-
GBR
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GER
-
12 16th 0
1983 250cc Mitsui-Yamaha RSA
8
FRA
NC
NAT
4
GER
NC
ESP
3
AUT
5
YUG
NC
NED
5
BEL
6
GBR
5
SWE
10
45 6th 0
1984 250cc Mitsui-Yamaha RSA
12
NAT
2
ESP
13
AUT
7
GER
2
FRA
9
YUG
8
NED
23
BEL
16
GBR
5
SWE
NC
RSM
4
47 7th 0
1985 250cc Lui-Yamaha RSA
5
ESP
2
GER
1
NAT
NC
AUT
4
YUG
4
NED
2
BEL
4
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
RSM
-
69 4th 1
1986 250cc Marlboro-Yamaha ESP
4
NAT
4
GER
3
AUT
2
YUG
NC
NED
5
BEL
17
FRA
6
GBR
9
SWE
12
RSM
6
56 6th 0
1987 250cc Marlboro-Yamaha JPN
5
ESP
1
GER
-
NAT
-
AUT
10
YUG
5
NED
5
FRA
10
GBR
3
SWE
NC
CZE
NC
RSM
5
POR
3
BRA
NC
ARG
NC
61 8th 1
1988 250cc Hein Gericke-Yamaha JPN
-
USA
17
ESP
9
EXP
NC
NAT
NC
GER
6
AUT
12
NED
9
BEL
NC
YUG
-
FRA
11
GBR
15
SWE
10
CZE
18
BRA
NC
40 14th 0
1989 250cc Hein Gericke-Aprilia JPN
21
AUS
13
USA
NC
ESP
8
NAT
9
GER
NC
AUT
3
YUG
NC
NED
5
BEL
NC
FRA
12
GBR
11
SWE
8
CZE
-
BRA
15
62 10th 0
1990 250cc Hein Gericke-Aprilia JPN
-
USA
10
ESP
5
NAT
6
GER
9
AUT
2
YUG
3
NED
8
BEL
NC
FRA
6
GBR
9
SWE
7
CZE
6
HUN
8
AUS
NC
118 6th 0
1991 250cc Lucky Strike-Suzuki JPN
14
AUS
NC
USA
7
ESP
8
ITA
19
GER
9
AUT
13
EUR
9
NED
7
FRA
10
GBR
6
RSM
9
CZE
6
VDM
NC
MAL
5
89 9th 0

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