Sean Emmett

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Sean Emmett
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1970-02-04) 4 February 1970 (age 44)
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1993 - 1996
First race 1993 500cc Australian Grand Prix
Last race 1996 500cc Catalan Grand Prix
Team(s) Suzuki
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
52 0 0 0 0 79

Sean Emmett (born 4 February 1970) is a British professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.[1]

Born in Walton on Thames, Emmett began his career in 1989 at Brands Hatch. In 1989, he won the 350cc Production Championship. He also won the Avon Tyres Trophy for "the most talented young rider with the most promising future". Previous winners included John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and Barry Sheene.[2] He competed in his first Grand Prix in 1993 riding for the Shell-Harris Yamaha team, finishing the season in 19th place in the F.I.M. 500cc class.[1] In 1994, Emmett finished in 15th place as a member of the Suzuki factory racing team, followed by two 22nd place finishes in 1995 and 1996.[1]

In 1999, Emmett competed in the Superbike World Championship, finishing in 28th place aboard a Ducati. Also in 1999, he won the closest ever British Superbike Championship race, defeating Troy Bayliss by just 0.001sec.[3] In the 2001 Superbike World Championship, he finished in 32nd place after competing as a wildcard in a single event.

From 2006 to 2008, Emmett competed in the British Superbike Championship. During his British Superbike Championship career (1997–2008), he won 19 races, 65 rostrums and finished third overall twice (2001 and 2002).

Emmett has three children; Tiffany, Brittany and Freddie. He is currently embarking on a classic racing career on grand prix bikes supported by the official Suzuki team. In 2011 Emmett won on a RGV 500 (formerly ridden by Kenny Roberts, Jr. in 1999) at the Bikers Classic Meeting at Spa Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium.

Emmett was residing in UAE until 5th December 2013, after his passport was confiscated by Dubai authorities, who are investigating the death of his wife on their honeymoon in the city.[4]

Upon return to the UK Emmett was arrested at Heathrow airport by British authorities over the death of his wife.[5]

Grand Prix career statistics[1][edit]

Points system from 1993

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 Points Rank Wins
1993 500cc Shell Harris-Yamaha YZR500 AUS
16
MAL
14
JPN
15
ESP
9
AUT
16
GER
NC
NED
16
EUR
12
RSM
NC
GBR
NC
CZE
NC
ITA
NC
USA
13
FIM
14
19 19th 0
1994 500cc Shell Harris-Yamaha YZR500 AUS
14
MAL
13
JPN
17
ESP
NC
AUT
12
GER
11
NED
NC
ITA
14
FRA
NC
GBR
12
CZE
13
USA
11
34 15th 0
Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV500 ARG
10
EUR
NC
1995 500cc Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV500 AUS
12
MAL
NC
JPN
13
ESP
NC
GER
-
ITA
NC
NED
NC
FRA
NC
GBR
13
CZE
13
BRA
10
ARG
11
EUR
NC
17 22nd 0
1996 500cc Shell Harris-Yamaha YZR500 MAL
11
INA
15
JPN
17
ESP
15
ITA
14
FRA
NC
NED
NC
GER
NC
GBR
DNS
AUT
NC
CZE
17
IMO
16
CAT
NC
BRA
-
AUS
-
9 22nd 0

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