United States motorcycle Grand Prix

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United States Grand Prix
Laguna Seca.svg
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Venue Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
First race 1961
Last race 2013
Most wins (rider) Hugh Anderson, John Kocinski, Wayne Rainey, Casey Stoner, Kunimitsu Takahashi (3)
Most wins (manufacturer) Honda (16)

The United States motorcycle Grand Prix was a motorcycling event that was part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. The first event was held at the Daytona International Speedway in 1963. It was added to the Grand Prix calendar in 1964 and 1965. The race returned to the calendar 23 years later, in 1988 at Laguna Seca Raceway. The USGP was held here from 2005 until 2013.

A second race in the United States, the Indianapolis Grand Prix, has been held since 2008.

In 2013, a new race was added in the United States, the Grand Prix of the Americas and is held in Austin, Texas. As a result, the United States motorcycle Grand Prix has been cancelled and no race was held at Laguna Seca during the 2014 season.

Past winners[edit]

A pink background indicates an event that was not part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing championship.

Multiple winners (riders)[edit]

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
3 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi 500 cc 1962
125 cc 1962
50 cc 1962
Australia Casey Stoner MotoGP 2007, 2011, 2012
New Zealand Hugh Anderson 125 cc 1964, 1965
50 cc 1964
United States Wayne Rainey 500 cc 1989, 1990, 1991
United States John Kocinski 500 cc 1993
250 cc 1989, 1990
2 Germany Ernst Degner 125 cc 1963
50 cc 1965
United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 500 cc 1964, 1965
Italy Luca Cadalora 500 cc 1994
250 cc 1991
United States Nicky Hayden MotoGP 2005, 2006

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
16 Japan Honda MotoGP 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
500 cc 1962
250 cc 1961, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994
125 cc 1962, 1993, 1994
50 cc 1962
12 Japan Yamaha MotoGP 2008, 2010
500 cc 1963, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994
250 cc 1963, 1965, 1989, 1990
6 Japan Suzuki 125 cc 1963, 1964, 1965
50 cc 1963, 1964, 1965
2 Italy MV Agusta 500 cc 1964, 1965

By year[edit]

Year Track MotoGP Maufacturer Report
2013 Laguna Seca Spain Marc Márquez Honda Report
2012 Laguna Seca Australia Casey Stoner Honda Report
2011 Laguna Seca Australia Casey Stoner Honda Report
2010 Laguna Seca Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
2009 Laguna Seca Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda Report
2008 Laguna Seca Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2007 Laguna Seca Australia Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2006 Laguna Seca United States Nicky Hayden Honda Report
2005 Laguna Seca United States Nicky Hayden Honda Report
Year Track 50 cc 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1994 Laguna Seca Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Honda Italy Doriano Romboni Honda Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha Report
1993 Laguna Seca Germany Dirk Raudies Honda Italy Loris Capirossi Honda United States John Kocinski Cagiva Report
1991 Laguna Seca Italy Luca Cadalora Honda United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1990 Laguna Seca United States John Kocinski Yamaha United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1989 Laguna Seca United States John Kocinski Yamaha United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1988 Laguna Seca United States Jim Filice Honda United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha Report
1965 Daytona East Germany Ernst Degner Suzuki New Zealand Hugh Anderson Suzuki United Kingdom Phil Read Yamaha United Kingdom Mike Hailwood MV Agusta Report
1964 Daytona New Zealand Hugh Anderson Suzuki New Zealand Hugh Anderson Suzuki United Kingdom Alan Shepherd MZ United Kingdom Mike Hailwood MV Agusta Report
1963[1] Daytona Japan Mitsuo Itoh Suzuki East Germany Ernst Degner Suzuki Japan Fumio Ito Yamaha United States Don Vesco Yamaha Report
1962[2] Daytona Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Honda Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Honda United States Jess Thomas Motobi Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Honda Report
1961[2] Daytona Japan Moto Kitano Honda United Kingdom Tony Godfrey Matchless Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yamaha 1963, CYCLE USA". ClassicYams.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "L'Histoire du Grand Prix des Etats-Unis et du Grand Prix d'Indianapolis" [History of the United States Grand Prix and the Indianapolis Grand Prix]. Racing Memory (in French). Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011.