1984 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1984 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1984 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 36th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Season summary[edit]

Defending champion Freddie Spencer was the pre-season favorite to win the championship however, teething problems with Honda's new V4 and early season injuries squelched his hopes to repeat. In spite of his problems, Spencer still took five wins. Eddie Lawson lived up to his nickname of Steady Eddie with four wins and four second places to secure his first 500cc world championship on a Yamaha. Randy Mamola also had three wins to finish second on a factory backed Honda.

Yamaha also claimed the 250 crown with Frenchman Christian Sarron taking the honors ahead of a strong challenge from Real-Rotax mounted Manfred Herweh. Angel Nieto would win a thirteenth world championship with six wins in a row before sitting out the final two races. Stefan Dörflinger would be the first ever 80cc champion after the class displacement was increased from 50cc.[1]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Race Location 80cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 South Africa South African Grand Prix Kyalami France Patrick Fernandez United States Eddie Lawson Report
2 Italy Nations Grand Prix Misano Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi Spain Ángel Nieto Italy Fausto Ricci United States Freddie Spencer Report
3 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi Spain Ángel Nieto Spain Sito Pons United States Eddie Lawson Report
4 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Salzburgring Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger France Christian Sarron United States Eddie Lawson Report
5 Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring GP Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Spain Ángel Nieto France Christian Sarron United States Freddie Spencer Report
6 France French Grand Prix Paul Ricard Spain Ángel Nieto Germany Anton Mang United States Freddie Spencer Report
7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian Grand Prix Rijeka Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Germany Manfred Herweh United States Freddie Spencer Report
8 Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Spain Jorge Martínez Spain Ángel Nieto Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Randy Mamola Report
9 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Germany Manfred Herweh United States Freddie Spencer Report
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone Spain Ángel Nieto France Christian Sarron United States Randy Mamola Report
11 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp Italy Fausto Gresini Germany Manfred Herweh United States Eddie Lawson Report
12 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Mugello Germany Gerhard Waibel Italy Maurizio Vitali Germany Manfred Herweh United States Randy Mamola Report

Final standings[edit]

500cc standings[2][3][edit]

Place Rider Number Country Team Machine Points Wins
1 United States Eddie Lawson 4 United States Marlboro-Yamaha YZR500 142 4
2 United States Randy Mamola 3 United States R.M. Promotions-Honda NS500 111 3
3 France Raymond Roche 10 France Total-Honda NS500 99 0
4 United States Freddie Spencer 1 United States HRC-Honda NSR500 87 5
5 United Kingdom Ron Haslam 9 United Kingdom HRC-Honda NS500 77 0
6 United Kingdom Barry Sheene 7 United Kingdom Heron-Suzuki RG500 34 0
7 Australia Wayne Gardner 18 Australia Honda-Britain NS500 33 0
8 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen 12 Netherlands Toshiba-Suzuki RG500 25 0
9 Belgium Didier de Radiguès 17 Belgium Elf/Chevallier Johnson NS500 24 0
10 Italy Virginio Ferrari 51 Italy Marlboro-Yamaha YZR500 22 0
11 Rob McElnea 21
12 Sergio Pellandini 16
13 Takazumi Katayama 14
14 Franco Uncini 14
15 Reinhold Roth 14
16 Tadahiko Taira 10
17 Massimo Broccoli 10
18 Gustav Reiner 10
19 Keith Huewen 6
20 Leandro Becheroni 4
21 Christian Le Liard 4
22 Wolfgang Von Muralt 4
23 Fabio Biliotti 2
24 Roger Marshall 2
25 Chris Guy 2
26 Eero Hyvärinen 2
27 Armando Errico 1
28 Brett Hudson 1
29 Hervi Moineau 1

250cc standings[4][5][edit]

Place Rider Number Country Team Machine Points Wins
1 France Christian Sarron 2 France Sonauto Gauloises-Yamaha TZ250 109 3
2 Germany Manfred Herweh 7 West Germany Massa Real GmbH Real-Rotax 100 4
3 Venezuela Carlos Lavado 1 Venezuela Venemotos-Yamaha TZ250 77 1
4 Spain Sito Pons 30 Spain JJ Kobas Kobas-Rotax 66 1
5 West Germany Anton Mang 3 West Germany HB-Yamaha TZ250 61 1
6 Switzerland Jacques Cornu 9 France Parisienne-Elf-Yamaha TZ250 60 0
7 West Germany Martin Wimmer 6 West Germany Mitsui-Yamaha TZ250 47 0
8 United States Wayne Rainey 55 United States Marlboro-Yamaha TZ250 29 0
9 United Kingdom Alan Carter 14 United Kingdom Marlboro-Yamaha TZ250 25 0
10 France Jean-François Baldé 8 France Pernod-Yamaha Chevallier-Yamaha 25 0
11 Guy Bertin 23
12 Thierry Espié 20
13 Jean Michel Mattioli 19
14 Patrick Fernandez 16
15 Ivan Palazzese 16
16 Fausto Ricci 15
17 Alan Watts 14
18 Donnie McLeod 11
19 Harald Eckl 10
20 Jacques Bolle 9
21 Teruo Fukuda 8
22 Karl Grässel 6
23 Siegfried Minich 5
24 Maurizio Vitali 4
25 Carlos Cardus 4
26 Stephane Mertens 3
27 Mario Rademeyer 3
28 Thierry Rapicault 1

125cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Spain Angel Nieto 1 Spain Garelli 90 6
2 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini 3 Italy Garelli 78 0
3 Italy Fausto Gresini 9 Italy MBA 51 1
4 Italy Maurizio Vitali 4 Italy MBA 45 1
5 Austria August Auinger 10 Austria MBA 41 0
6 France Jean-Claude Selini France MBA 33 0
7 Italy Stefano Caracchi Italy MBA 29 0
8 Italy Luca Cadalora 4 Italy MBA 27 0
9 Switzerland Hans Müller 6 Switzerland MBA 27 0
10 Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler 2 Switzerland MBA 27 0
11 Johnny Wickstroem 20
12 Giuseppe Ascareggi 8
13 Olivier Liégeois 8
14 Ezio Gianola 7
15 Manuel Herreros 6
16 Lucio Pietroniro 6
17 Alex Bedford 5
18 Domenico Brigaglia 5
19 Henk Van Kessel 4
20 Hubert Abold 3
21 Hakan Olsson 3
22 Neil Robinson 2
23 Gerhard Waibel 1
24 Anton Straver 1
25 Jacky Hutteau 1

80cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger 1 Switzerland Zündapp 82 4
2 West Germany Hubert Abold West Germany Zündapp 75 0
3 Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi 3 Italy Casal 68 2
4 Spain Jorge Martínez Spain Derbi 62 1
5 West Germany Gerhard Waibel West Germany Real 61 1
6 Netherlands Hans Spaan 4 Netherlands Kreidler 47 0
7 Netherlands Willem Heykoop Netherlands Casal 29 0
8 Switzerland Hans Müller Switzerland Sachs 18 0
9 Netherlands George Looijesteyn 5 Netherlands Casal 16 0
10 Netherlands Theo Timmer 10 Netherlands Casal 13 0
11 Henk Van Kessel 12
12 Zdravko Matulja 9
13 Serge Julin 7
14 Paul Rimmelzwaan 7
15 Rainer Scheidhauer 5
16 Reinhard Koberstein 5
17 Gerd Kafka 4
18 Maurizio Stocco 3
19 Otto Machinek 2
20 Claudio Granata 1
21 Thomas Engl 1
22 Bernd Rossbach 1

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