1970 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 22nd F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of twelve Grand Prix races in six classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 50cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 3 May, with West German Grand Prix and ended with Spanish Grand Prix on 27 September.
Season summary [ edit ]
With little opposition,
Giacomo Agostini and MV Agusta continued to dominate the 500 class. Life was a bit tougher for Agostini in the 350 class as Kel Carruthers and Renzo Pasolini on Benellis and Rod Gould on a factory Yamaha gave him a battle on more than one occasion. Gould would take the 250 title for Yamaha, battling Carruthers for the entire season.  German  Dieter Braun would give Suzuki the 125 crown while Derbi mounted Angel Nieto claimed the 50cc class for the second year in a row.
There were six fatalities among the competitors at the
Isle of Man TT races, including world championship contender Santiago Herrero, making 1970 the deadliest year in the history of the event.  
1970 Grand Prix season calendar [ edit ]
Scoring system [ edit ]
Points were awarded to the top ten finishers in each race. Only the best of six races were counted on 50cc, 125cc, 350cc and 500cc championships, best of seven in 250cc, while in the Sidecars, the best of five races were counted.
500cc final standings [ edit ]
Non-classified finish (NC)
Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Did not participate (DNP)
Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap
1970 350 cc Roadracing World Championship final standings [ edit ]
1970 250 cc Roadracing World Championship final standings [ edit ]
1970 125 cc Roadracing World Championship final standings [ edit ]
1970 50 cc Roadracing World Championship final standings [ edit ]
References [ edit ]