Rodney Gould

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Rodney Gould
Nationality United Kingdom British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1967 - 1972
First race 1967 500cc East German Grand Prix
Last race 1972 500cc Finnish Grand Prix
First win 1970 250cc French Grand Prix
Last win 1972 250cc Swedish Grand Prix
Team(s) Yamaha
Championships 250cc - 1970
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
54 10 34 0 8 468

Rodney Gould (born 10 March 1943 in Banbury) is a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and UK short circuit specialist.

Gould began racing in 1961 and made his first Isle of Man TT appearance in 1967. He rode a variety of machines including Manx Nortons and two-stroke Bultacos for the smaller classes, and was supported by UK Aermacchi concessionaire Syd Lawton from 1966,[1] before turning to Yamaha TD2s and TR2s.

He won the 1970 FIM 250cc world championship on a Yamaha.[2] After finishing third in the 250 class and fourth in the 500 class in 1972, Gould retired from competition and took a position as Yamaha's European racing manager.[3]

In 1979 Gould established a retail motorcycle dealership in Birmingham (UK) named Hailwood and Gould, in partnership with famous former-racer Mike Hailwood, who was subsequently killed in a road traffic accident in 1981. In 1984, Gould was briefly Sales Manager for the second incarnation of Hesketh Motorcycles based at Lord Hesketh's Easton Neston stately home.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[2][4][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
1967 350cc AJS GER
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
500cc Norton GER
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
5
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
CAN
-
2 19th 0
1968 250cc Yamaha GER
4
ESP
-
IOM
5
NED
5
DDR
4
CZE
4
FIN
3
ULS
3
NAT
-
21 4th 0
Kawasaki BEL
3
500cc Norton GER
6
ESP
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
1 24th 0
1969 250cc Yamaha ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
2
IOM
NC
NED
4
BEL
2
DDR
-
CZE
2
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
YUG
-
44 6th 0
350cc Yamaha ESP
-
GER
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
2
CZE
2
FIN
2
ULS
-
NAT
-
YUG
-
36 5th 0
1970 250cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
1
YUG
3
IOM
2
NED
1
BEL
1
DDR
1
CZE
-
FIN
1
ULS
2
NAT
1
ESP
-
102 1st 6
350cc Yamaha GER
-
YUG
5
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
3
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
2
28 6th 0
1971 125cc Yamaha AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
7
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
4 24th 0
250cc Yamaha AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
4
NED
-
BEL
6
DDR
2
CZE
-
SWE
1
FIN
1
ULS
6
NAT
4
ESP
-
68 2nd 2
350cc Yamaha AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
NC
NED
4
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
4
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
16 13th 0
1972 250cc Yamaha GER
6
FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
2
IOM
2
YUG
2
NED
1
BEL
2
DDR
3
CZE
4
SWE
1
FIN
-
ESP
-
88 3rd 2
350cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
6
IOM
NC
YUG
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
6 25th 0
500cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
3
DDR
2
CZE
4
SWE
2
FIN
3
ESP
-
52 4th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Full Chat', Motorcycle Mechanics, August 1966. Retrieved 2013-04-16
  2. ^ a b "Rodney Gould". MotoGP.com. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "iomtt.com news". iomtt.com. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rodney Gould at iomtt.com". iomtt.com. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 


Preceded by
Kel Carruthers
250cc Motorcycle World Champion
1970
Succeeded by
Phil Read