Sito Pons

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Sito Pons
Sito Pons 1989 Japanese GP.jpg
Sito Pons on a Honda in 1989
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born 9 November 1959
Barcelona, Spain
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1980 - 1991
First race 1981 250cc Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 1991 500cc Malaysian Grand Prix
First win 1984 250cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last win 1989 250cc Swedish Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda
Championships 250cc - 1988, 1989
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
110 15 41 4 12 944

Alfonso "Sito" Pons Ezquerra (born 9 November 1959 in Barcelona, Spain) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He won the 250cc World Championship with Honda in 1988 and 1989.[1]

After retiring from competition, Pons created the Honda-Pons Racing team in MotoGP, which had as its riders the likes of Loris Capirossi, Alex Barros, Max Biaggi and Troy Bayliss.[2] He was forced to disband the team before the 2006 season due to a lack of funding.

Pons also turned to auto racing, fielding a team in the World Series by Renault, which was mostly based in Spain. His team won the 2004 championship with driver Heikki Kovalainen. Pons returned to motorcycle racing in the 2010 Moto2 championship, fielding riders Sergio Gadea and his son, Axel Pons.

In 1990 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for his achievements in sports.[2]

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 1991:

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
1981 250cc Siroko-Rotax ARG
-
GER
-
NAT
-
FRA
-
ESP
-
NED
-
BEL
7
RSM
-
GBR
-
FIN
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
4 28th 0
1982 250cc Cobas-Rotax FRA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
YUG
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
FIN
3
CZE
4
RSM
-
GER
-
18 15th 0
1983 250cc Cobas-Rotax RSA
15
FRA
13
NAT
NC
GER
9
ESP
4
AUT
NC
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
10 18th 0
1984 250cc JJ Cobas RSA
3
NAT
NC
ESP
1
AUT
3
GER
NC
FRA
NC
YUG
5
NED
15
BEL
2
GBR
6
SWE
9
RSM
5
66 4th 1
1985 500cc HB-Suzuki RSA
8
ESP
9
GER
9
NAT
NC
AUT
NC
YUG
11
NED
NC
BEL
15
FRA
7
GBR
NC
SWE
NC
RSM
11
11 13th 0
1986 250cc Campsa-Honda ESP
3
NAT
5
GER
NC
AUT
5
YUG
1
NED
3
BEL
1
FRA
2
GBR
3
SWE
2
RSM
2
108 2nd 2
1987 250cc Campsa-Honda JPN
2
ESP
9
GER
7
NAT
5
AUT
4
YUG
8
NED
3
FRA
4
GBR
7
SWE
NC
CZE
4
RSM
3
POR
5
BRA
2
ARG
1
108 3rd 1
1988 250cc Campsa-Honda JPN
2
USA
2
ESP
1
EXP
NC
NAT
2
GER
2
AUT
5
NED
6
BEL
1
YUG
1
FRA
2
GBR
4
SWE
1
CZE
2
BRA
3
231 1st 4
1989 250cc Campsa-Honda JPN
2
AUS
1
USA
4
ESP
2
NAT
1
GER
1
AUT
1
YUG
1
NED
2
BEL
2
FRA
3
GBR
1
SWE
1
CZE
4
BRA
4
262 1st 7
1990 500cc Campsa-Honda JPN
5
USA
NC
ESP
6
NAT
6
GER
5
AUT
6
YUG
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
7
HUN
10
AUS
7
76 10th 0
1991 500cc Campsa-Honda JPN
8
AUS
NC
USA
NC
ESP
-
ITA
-
GER
-
AUT
-
EUR
11
NED
10
FRA
9
GBR
NC
RSM
NC
CZE
9
VDM
9
MAL
NC
40 14th 0

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Preceded by
Anton Mang
250cc Motorcycle World Champion
1988-1989
Succeeded by
John Kocinski