1986 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1986 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1986 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 38th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Season summary[edit]

A second world championship for the consistent Eddie Lawson. After a dominating 1985 season, the future looked bright for Honda's Freddie Spencer. However, once the season started, he began to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. The talented American would never win another Grand Prix after his spectacular 1985 season. Australian Wayne Gardner stepped up to become Honda's lead rider. Randy Mamola, riding for the newly formed Kenny Roberts-Yamaha team continued to post good results and finished third in the points chase.

Venezuelan Carlos Lavado earned his second world championship for Yamaha with a strong performance. Garelli teammates Fausto Gresini and Luca Cadalora battled it out for the 125 title, each taking four wins with Cadalora coming out on top. Spain's Jorge Martinez ended Stefan Dörflinger's streak of title wins at four. Angel Nieto announced he was retiring after twenty-three years in Grand Prix racing. He continued to be competitive up to the end with a second-place finish in the Italian 125 race and a second in Spain in the 80cc class. His 90 Grand Prix victories at the time ranked him second only to Giacomo Agostini.

For 125cc and 80cc, an additional post-season event on the Hockenheimring (located in the German state of Baden-Württemberg) was designated as the Baden-Württemberg Grand Prix and counted towards the championships in these classes.

1986 Grand Prix season calendar[edit]

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 1986:[1][2]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 4 May Spain Gran Premio de España Circuito Permanente Del Jarama
2 18 May Italy Gran Premio delle Nazioni Autodromo Nazionale Monza
3 25 May Germany Grosser Preis von Deutschland Nürburgring
4 8 June Austria Großer Preis von Österreich Salzburgring
5 15 June Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yu Grand Prix Automotodrom Rijeka
6 28 June Netherlands Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen
7 6 July Belgium GP of Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
8 20 July France Grand Prix de France Circuit Paul Ricard
9 3 August United Kingdom Shell Oils British Motorcycle Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit
10 9 August Sweden Swedish TT Scandinavian Raceway
11 24 August San Marino Grand Prix San Marino Circuito Internazionale Santa Monica
12 28 September Baden-Württemberg Baden-Württemberg Grand Prix Hockenheimring

Calendar changes[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Date Race Location 80cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 4 May Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jarama Spain Jorge Martínez Italy Fausto Gresini Venezuela Carlos Lavado Australia Wayne Gardner Report
2 18 May Italy Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Monza Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Italy Fausto Gresini Germany Anton Mang United States Eddie Lawson Report
3 25 May Germany German motorcycle Grand Prix Nürburgring Spain Manuel Herreros Italy Luca Cadalora Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Eddie Lawson Report
4 8 June Austria Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix Salzburgring Spain Jorge Martínez Italy Luca Cadalora Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Eddie Lawson Report
5 15 June Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian motorcycle Grand Prix Automotodrom Rijeka Spain Jorge Martínez No race held Spain Sito Pons United States Eddie Lawson Report
6 28 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Spain Jorge Martínez Italy Luca Cadalora Venezuela Carlos Lavado Australia Wayne Gardner Report
7 6 July Belgium GP of Belgium Spa No race held Italy Domenico Brigaglia Spain Sito Pons United States Randy Mamola Report
8 20 July France Grand Prix de France Paul Ricard No race held Italy Luca Cadalora Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Eddie Lawson Report
9 3 August United Kingdom Shell Oils British Motorcycle Grand Prix Silverstone United Kingdom Ian McConnachie Austria August Auinger France Dominique Sarron Australia Wayne Gardner Report
10 9 August Sweden Swedish TT Anderstorp No race held Italy Fausto Gresini Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Eddie Lawson Report
11 24 August San Marino Grand Prix San Marino Misano Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi Austria August Auinger Japan Tadahiko Taira United States Eddie Lawson Report
12 28 September Baden-Württemberg Baden-Württemberg Grand Prix Hockenheim Germany Gerhard Waibel Italy Fausto Gresini No race held No race held Report

500cc riders' standings[3][4][edit]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top ten finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Team Machine ESP
Spain
NAT
Italy
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
YUG
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
SWE
Sweden
SMR
San Marino
Pts
1 United States Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha-Agostini YZR500 2 1 1 1 1 Ret 2 1 3 1 1 139
2 Australia Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda-HRC NSR500 1 16 2 2 3 1 4 5 1 2 2 117
3 United States Randy Mamola Lucky Strike Yamaha-Roberts YZR500 4 2 6 3 2 2 1 2 5 8 3 105
4 United States Mike Baldwin Lucky Strike Yamaha-Roberts YZR500 3 3 3 5 5 3 Ret 4 18 3 4 78
5 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Marlboro Yamaha-Agostini YZR500 7 Ret 4 6 4 4 5 6 4 4 60
6 France Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises-Yamaha YZR500 5 4 Ret 4 6 5 3 3 Ret 6 58
7 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Rollstar Honda Racing Team Chevallier-NS500 5 5 9 7 8 2 6 7 42
8 France Raymond Roche Racing Team Katayama NS500/NSR500 6 Ret 7 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret 6 5 5 35
9 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Team Elf-ROC Elf3-RS500 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 9 9 9 18
10 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili HB-Suzuki RG500 14 7 16 9 DNS 6 Ret DNS 18
11 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Skoal Bandit Heron Suzuki RG500 7 7 8 11
12 Netherlands Boet Van Dulmen PDM Chrome Tapes RS500 15 6 13 10 13 12 9 14 12 13 18 8
13 Japan Shunji Yatsushiro HRC Moriwaki RS500 7 8 Ret Ret 14 11 7
14 West Germany Gustav Reiner Honda Deutschland RS500 Ret 9 8 Ret DNS 5
15 Italy Fabio Biliotti Team Italia RS500 9 8 14 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
16 Zimbabwe Dave Petersen HB Suzuki RG500 12 11 10 12 9 Ret 9 DNS 5
17 Spain Juan Garriga Cagiva GP500 8 Ret DNS Ret 12 10 20 20 Ret NC 4
18 Australia Paul Lewis Skoal Bandit Heron Suzuki RG500 11 9 12 14 10 Ret Ret 10 DNS 4
19 Netherlands Mile Pajic Stichting Netherlands Racing Team RS500 Ret 18 18 16 8 16 Ret 21 Ret 3
20 United Kingdom Kenny Irons Loctite Yamaha YZR500 Ret 8 3
21 United Kingdom Roger Burnett Rothmans Honda Britain RS500/NS500 Ret 8 DNS 11 3
22 United States Kevin Schwantz Rizla Heron Suzuki RG500 10 10 2
23 Switzerland Wolfgang Von Muralt Frankonia Suzuki Bakker-RG500 Ret Ret 17 15 11 13 11 11 10 10 Ret 2
24 Italy Marco Papa RS500 10 16 1
West Germany Manfred Fischer Team Hein Gericke HG-RS500 18 14 11 13 Ret 16 Ret 19 16 Ret 0
Italy Marco Gentile Ecurie Fior Fior-RS500 19 Ret Ret Ret 15 11 12 Ret 11 0
Netherlands Henk van der Mark PDM Chrome Tapes RS500 14 13 15 17 Ret 15 17 0
Japan Masaru Mizutani Walter Wolf Racing RG500 14 13 0
Finland Eero Hyvarinen RS500 Ret 21 14 Ret DNS 19 Ret 0
United Kingdom Simon Buckmaster Duckhams Oil RS500 17 Ret 18 19 15 17 Ret 18 0
Austria Karl Truchsess RS500 15 Ret Ret Ret 0
France Christian Le Liard Team Elf-ROC Elf3-RS500 15 Ret NC Ret 0
United States Freddie Spencer Rothmans Honda-HRC NSR500 Ret 16 0
Sweden Peter Linden RS500 Ret 17 Ret DNS Ret 12 0
Italy Fabio Barchitta RS500 17 Ret 0
Netherlands Rob Punt RS500 18 20 0
Italy Alessandro Valesi RS500 Ret Ret 18 0
West Germany Gerold Fisher RS500 19 0
West Germany Dietmar Mayer RS500 19 0
Luxembourg Andy Leuthe RS500 20 Ret 24 20 Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Leandro Becheroni RG500 Ret Ret 20 24 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Finland Esko Kuparinen RS500 21 23 0
United Kingdom Steve Manley RG500 21 0
Netherlands Maarten Duyzers HDJ Sportswear RS500 22 23 Ret Ret Ret 22 0
West Germany Helmut Schutz Rallye Sport RS500 28 Ret Ret 23 0
Austria Josef Doppler HRC Grieskirched RS500 Ret 27 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
France Philippe Robinet RS500 29 Ret Ret 0
Italy Armando Errico RG500 Ret Ret 0
Italy Marco Lucchinelli Cagiva GP500 Ret 0
Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Bohumil Stasa RS500 Ret 0
Pos Rider Team Machine ESP
Spain
NAT
Italy
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
YUG
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
SWE
Sweden
SMR
San Marino
Pts

250cc standings[5][6][edit]

Place Rider Number Team Machine Points Wins P.Pos. F.Laps
1 Venezuela Carlos Lavado 3 HB Venemotos-Yamaha YZR250 114 6 7 3
2 Spain Sito Pons 19 Campsa-Honda NSR250 108 2 2
3 France Dominique Sarron 42 Rothmans-Honda NSR250 72 1 1
4 West Germany Anton Mang 2 Rothmans-Honda NSR250 65 1 1
5 France Jean-François Baldé 17 Katayama-Honda NSR250 63
6 West Germany Martin Wimmer 4 Marlboro-Yamaha YZR250 56 4 3
7 Switzerland Jacques Cornu 10 Parisienne-Elf-Honda RS250 32
8 Italy Fausto Ricci 5 MC Bielle Roventi-Honda NSR250 30
9 Japan Tadahiko Taira 57 Marlboro-Yamaha YZR250 28 1
10 United Kingdom Donnie McLeod 15 Silverstone-Armstrong CF250 27
11 France Pierre Bolle 21
12 Spain Carlos Cardús 12 Campsa-Honda 17
13 Belgium Stéphane Mertens 14
14 Italy Virginio Ferrari 34 Total-Honda 14
15 Italy Maurizio Vitali 12
16 Germany Reinhold Roth 9 HB-Honda 10
17 United Kingdom Alan Carter 7 9
18 France Jean Michel Mattioli 9
19 Germany Manfred Herweh 8 Aprilia-Rotax 7
20 France Jean Foray 7
21 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Armstrong-Rotax CF250 4
22 Austria Siegfried Minich 4
23 Italy Massimo Matteoni 2
24 Austria Hans Lindner 1

125cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Machine Points Wins
1 Italy Luca Cadalora 22 Garelli 122 4
2 Italy Fausto Gresini 1 Garelli 114 4
3 Italy Domenico Brigaglia 6 MBA 80 1
4 Austria August Auinger 3 Bartol 60 2
5 Italy Ezio Gianola 4 MBA 57 0
6 Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler 5 LCR 54 0
7 Belgium Lucio Pietroniro 9 MBA 37 0
8 Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi 2 Seel 34 0
9 Finland Johnny Wickström 11 Tunturi 33 0
10 Argentina Willy Perez 14 Zanella 26 0
11 Belgium Olivier Liégeois 10 21
12 Switzerland Thierry Feuz 17 19
13 Spain Ángel Nieto 15
14 Italy Paolo Casoli 14
15 Italy Gastone Grassetti 9
16 Finland Jussi Hautaniemi 8 8
17 Germany Adi Stadler 6
18 Germany Alfred Waibel 5
19 Sweden Hakan Olsson 5
20 Spain Andres Sanchez 3
21 Austria Mike Leitner 2
22 Finland Esa Kytölä 2

80cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Machine Points Wins
1 Spain Jorge Martínez 2 Derbi 94 4
2 Spain Manuel Herreros 4 Derbi 85 1
3 Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger 1 Krauser 82 1
4 Netherlands Hans Spaan Huvo 57 0
5 West Germany Gerhard Waibel 5 Real 51 1
6 United Kingdom Ian McConnachie 6 Krauser 50 1
7 Spain Ángel Nieto 9 Derbi 45 0
8 Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi Seel 44 1
9 Austria Josef Fischer Krauser 13 0
10 Austria Gerd Kafka Krauser 9 0
11 Netherlands Wilco Zeelenberg Casal 8
12 Germany Hubert Abold 8
13 Netherlands Theo Timmer 6
14 Spain Joan Bolart 6
15 Germany Rudolf Kunz 6
16 Brazil Alex Barros Rieju,
Autisa
6
17 Netherlands Henk Van Kessel 5
18 Spain Domingo Gil 5
19 Germany Rainer Scheidhauer 4
20 Germany Alfred Waibel 3
21 Spain Felix Rodriguez 3
22 Spain Luis Miguel Reyes 2
23 Spain Herri Torrontegui 1
24 Italy Salvatore Milano 1

Further reading[edit]

  • Büla, Maurice & Schertenleib, Jean-Claude (2001). Continental Circus 1949-2000. Chronosports S.A. ISBN 2-940125-32-5

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