Olivier Jacque

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Olivier Jacque
Olivier Jacque 1996 JapanGP.jpg
Olivier Jacque at the 1996 Japanese GP
Nationality France French
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1995 - 2005, 2007
First race 1995 250cc Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2007 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix
First win 1996 250cc Brazilian Grand Prix
Last win 2000 250cc Australian Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda, Yamaha, Moriwaki, Kawasaki
Championships 250cc - 2000
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
136 7 35 17 19 1221

Olivier Jacque (born August 29, 1973 in Villerupt, France) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

He was second in the 250cc European Championship in 1994, before moving on to the 250cc World Championship. He achieved a top ten finish in the points standings every year he competed. In 2000 he had a season-long battle for the championship with Tech 3 team-mate Shinya Nakano and Daijiro Kato, ultimately winning the 250cc Motorcycle World Champion on a Yamaha YZR250.[1]

For 2001, he moved up to the 500 cc class with the Tech 3 team. He spent three years in them, before starting 2004 without a ride. He made one appearance on a Moriwaki bike, but again was rideless as 2005 started. He stepped in for the injured Alex Hofmann in China and stunned the series regulars by finishing 2nd to Valentino Rossi on the factory Kawasaki. He was then permanently hired by Kawasaki as an occasional extra race rider. He did not race for them in 2006, but was chosen for 2007 alongside countryman Randy de Puniet, ironically replacing Nakano. Sete Gibernau was later revealed to have rejected the ride before Jacque was offered it.

However, the season was a disaster. At Istanbul he triggered a four-bike collision, missing his braking point into a corner on lap 1 and hitting Colin Edwards, with Dani Pedrosa and Chris Vermeulen also getting caught up. In the next round in Shanghai he crashed in practice, gashing his arm severely enough to be unable to race there or at Le Mans. He again crashed in practice at Barcelona, missing this race too.

Following the series of injuries, Olivier announced his retirement from MotoGP in June 2007. He remains as development rider and technical advisor for Kawasaki Racing Team.[2]

Commitment[edit]

Olivier Jacque is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.[3]

Grand Prix career statistics[edit]

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 Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points Rank Wins
1995 250cc Tech 3 Honda NSR250 AUS
Ret
MAL
10
JPN
Ret
ESP
12
GER
11
ITA
16
NED
Ret
FRA
9
GBR
4
CZE
14
BRA
7
ARG
4
EUR
9
66 10th 0
1996 250cc Tech 3 Honda NSR250 MAL
4
INA
8
JPN
4
ESP
7
ITA
4
FRA
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
2
GBR
3
AUT
Ret
CZE
2
IMO
2
CAT
2
BRA
1
AUS
3
193 3rd 1
1997 250cc Tech 3 Honda NSR250 MAL
3
JPN
ESP
7
ITA
5
AUT
1
FRA
Ret
NED
Ret
IMO
2
GER
2
BRA
1
GBR
4
CZE
2
CAT
6
INA
3
AUS
3
201 4th 2
1998 250cc Tech 3 Honda NSR250 JPN
5
MAL
3
ESP
3
ITA
Ret
FRA
4
MAD
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
GER
CZE
Ret
IMO
5
CAT
4
AUS
3
ARG
3
112 5th 0
1999 250cc Tech 3 Yamaha YZR250 MAL
4
JPN
Ret
ESP
FRA
ITA
CAT
NED
GBR
GER
8
CZE
5
IMO
3
VAL
Ret
AUS
2
RSA
3
BRA
4
ARG
1
122 7th 1
2000 250cc Tech 3 Yamaha YZR250 RSA
4
MAL
2
JPN
4
ESP
4
FRA
3
ITA
2
CAT
1
NED
2
GBR
2
GER
1
CZE
3
POR
2
VAL
2
BRA
Ret
PAC
4
AUS
1
279 1st 3
2001 500cc Tech 3 Yamaha YZR500 JPN
Ret
RSA
16
ESP
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
CAT
12
NED
11
GBR
9
GER
6
CZE
12
POR
8
VAL
5
PAC
Ret
AUS
6
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
59 15th 0
2002 MotoGP Tech 3 Yamaha YZR500 JPN
Ret
RSA
6
ESP
11
FRA
Ret
ITA
9
CAT
9
NED
14
GBR
5
GER
Ret
CZE
10
POR
Ret
BRA
7
PAC
7
81 10th 0
YZR-M1 MAL
Ret
AUS
8
VAL
9
2003 MotoGP Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1 JPN
15
RSA
10
ESP
10
FRA
4
ITA
10
CAT
Ret
NED
5
GBR
Ret
GER
9
CZE
11
POR
13
BRA
Ret
PAC
13
MAL
DNS
AUS
6
VAL
Ret
71 12th 0
2004 MotoGP Moriwaki MD211VF RSA
ESP
FRA
ITA
CAT
NED
BRA
GER
GBR
CZE
POR
JPN
11
QAT
MAL
AUS
VAL
Ret
5 24th 0
2005 MotoGP Kawasaki ZX-RR ESP
POR
CHN
2
FRA
11
ITA
CAT
NED
USA
GBR
GER
Ret
CZE
JPN
MAL
Ret
QAT
AUS
16
TUR
13
VAL
28 17th 0
2007 MotoGP Kawasaki ZX-RR QAT
12
ESP
18
TUR
Ret
CHN
FRA
ITA
16
CAT
GBR
NED
GER
USA
CZE
RSM
POR
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
4 23rd 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olivier Jacque career statistics at MotoGP.com
  2. ^ "West to replace Jacque at Kawasaki". GPUpdate.net (GPUpdate). 21 June 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Peace and Sport


Preceded by
Valentino Rossi
250 cc Motorcycle World Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Daijiro Kato

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