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, be 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 team-mates 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.

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Date Race Location 80cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 May 4 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama Spain Jorge Martínez Italy Fausto Gresini Venezuela Carlos Lavado Australia Wayne Gardner Report
2 May 18 Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Italy Fausto Gresini Germany Anton Mang United States Eddie Lawson Report
3 May 25 Germany German Grand Prix Nurburgring GP Spain Manuel Herreros Italy Luca Cadalora Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Eddie Lawson Report
4 June 8 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Salzburgring Spain Jorge Martínez Italy Luca Cadalora Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Eddie Lawson Report
5 June 15 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian Grand Prix Rijeka Spain Jorge Martínez Spain Sito Pons United States Eddie Lawson Report
6 June 28 Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Spain Jorge Martínez Italy Luca Cadalora Venezuela Carlos Lavado Australia Wayne Gardner Report
7 July 6 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa Italy Domenico Brigaglia Spain Sito Pons United States Randy Mamola Report
8 July 20 France French Grand Prix Le Mans Italy Luca Cadalora Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Eddie Lawson Report
9 August 3 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone United Kingdom Ian McConnachie Austria August Auinger France Dominique Sarron Australia Wayne Gardner Report
10 August 9 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp Italy Fausto Gresini Venezuela Carlos Lavado United States Eddie Lawson Report
11 August 24 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Misano Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi Austria August Auinger Japan Tadahiko Taira United States Eddie Lawson Report
12 Germany Baden-Württemberg Grand Prix Hockenheim Germany Gerhard Waibel Italy Fausto Gresini Report

Final standings[edit]

500cc standings[1][2][edit]

Place Rider Number 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
Points Wins Poles F.Laps
1 United States Eddie Lawson 2 Marlboro-Yamaha YZR500 2 1 1 1 1 Ret 2 1 3 139 7 7 6
2 Australia Wayne Gardner 4 Rothmans-Honda NSR500 1 16 2 2 3 1 4 5 1 117 3 2 3
3 United States Randy Mamola 6 Lucky Strike-Yamaha YZR500 4 2 6 3 2 2 1 2 5 105 1 1 1
4 United States Mike Baldwin 11 Lucky Strike-Yamaha YZR500 3 3 3 5 5 3 Ret 4 18 78 1
5 United Kingdom Rob McElnea 47 Marlboro-Yamaha YZR500 7 Ret 4 6 4 4 5 6 4 60
6 France Christian Sarron 3 Gauloises-Yamaha YZR500 5 4 Ret 4 6 5 3 3 Ret 58
7 Belgium Didier de Radiguès 8 Rollstar-Honda Chevallier-NS500 5 5 9 7 8 2 42
8 France Raymond Roche 7 Katayama-Honda NSR500 6 Ret 7 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret 6 35
9 United Kingdom Ron Haslam 5 Elf-Honda Elf3-NS500 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 9 18
10 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili 46 HB-Suzuki RG500 14 7 16 9 DNS 6 Ret DNS 18
11 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie 47 Skoal Bandit Heron Suzuki RG500 7 11
12 Netherlands Boet Van Dulmen 10 BDM Chrome Tapes NSR500 15 6 13 10 13 12 9 Ret 12 8
13 Japan Shunji Yatsushiro 54 HRC-Moriwaki NSR500 7 8 Ret Ret 7
14 Germany Gustav Reiner Honda Deutschland NSR500 Ret 9 8 Ret DNS 5
15 Italy Fabio Biliotti 23 Team Italia NSR500 9 8 14 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
16 Zimbabwe Dave Petersen 26 HB Suzuki RG500 12 11 10 12 9 Ret 9 DNS 5
17 Spain Juan Garriga 44 Cagiva Cagiva 8 Ret DNS Ret 12 10 20 20 Ret 4
18 Australia Paul Lewis 33 Skoal Bandit Heron Suzuki RG500 11 9 12 14 10 Ret Ret 10 DNS 4
19 Netherlands Mile Pajic 35 Stichting Netherlands Racing Team NSR500 Ret 18 18 16 8 16 Ret 3
20 United Kingdom Kenny Irons 41 Loctite Yamaha YZR500 Ret 8 3
21 United Kingdom Roger Burnett 31 Rothmans Honda Britain NSR500 Ret 8 DNS 11 3
22 United States Kevin Schwantz 34 Rizla-Suzuki RG500 10 2
23 Switzerland Wolfgang Von Muralt 51 Frankonia Suzuki RG500 Ret Ret 17 15 11 13 11 11 10 2
24 Italy Marco Papa 18 NSR500 10 16 1
Germany Manfred Fischer 35 Hein Gericke Racing HG-NSR500 18 14 11 13 Ret Ret Ret 19 0
Italy Marco Gentile 20 Ecurie Fior Fior-NSR500 19 Ret Ret Ret 15 11 12 Ret 0
Netherlands Henk van der Mark 39 PDM Chrome Tapes NSR500 14 13 15 17 Ret 15 0
Japan Masaru Mizutani 14 13 0
Finland Eero Hyvarinen Ret 21 14 Ret DNS 0
United Kingdom Simon Buckmaster 31 Duckhams Oil NSR500 17 Ret 18 19 15 17 Ret 0
Austria Karl Truchsess 15 Ret Ret 0
France Christian Le Liard 15 Ret 0
United States Freddie Spencer 1 Rothmans Honda NSR500 Ret 16 0
Sweden Peter Linden Ret 17 Ret DNS Ret 0
Italy Fabio Barchitta NSR500 17 0
Netherlands Rob Punt 18 20 0
Italy Alessandro Valesi Ret Ret 18 0
Germany Gerold Fisher NSR500 19 0
Germany Dietmar Mayer 19 0
Luxembourg Andy Leuthe 37 NSR500 20 Ret 24 20 Ret Ret 0
Italy Leandro Becheroni 55 RG500 Ret Ret 20 24 Ret Ret Ret 0
Finland Esko Kuparinen 21 0
United Kingdom Steve Manley 21 0
Netherlands Maarten Duyzers 22 23 Ret Ret Ret 0
Germany Helmut Schutz 28 Ret Ret 23 0
Austria Josef Doppler Ret 27 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
France Philippe Robinet 29 Ret Ret 0
Italy Armando Errico Ret Ret 0
Italy Marco Lucchinelli Ret 0
Czech Republic Bohumil Stasa Ret 0

250cc standings[3][4][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 Pierre Bolle 21
12 Carlos Cardus 17
13 Stephane Mertens 14
14 Virginio Ferrari 14
15 Maurizio Vitali 12
16 Reinhold Roth 10
17 Alan Carter 9
18 Jean Michel Mattioli 9
19 Manfred Herweh 7
20 Jean Foray 7
21 Niall Mackenzie 4
22 Siegfried Minich 4
23 Massimo Matteoni 2
24 Hans Lindner 1

125cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Machine Points Wins
1 Italy Luca Cadalora 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 MBA 37 0
8 Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi 2 Seel 34 0
9 Finland Johnny Wickström Tunturi 33 0
10 Argentina Willy Perez Zanella 26 0
11 Olivier Liégeois 21
12 Thierry Feuz 19
13 Angel Nieto 15
14 Paolo Casoli 14
15 Gastone Grassetti 9
16 Jussi Hautaniemi 8
17 Adi Stadler 6
18 Alfred Waibel 5
19 Hakan Olsson 5
20 Andres Sanchez 3
21 Mike Leitner 2
22 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 Wilco Zeelenberg 8
12 Hubert Abold 8
13 Theo Timmer 6
14 Joan Bolart 6
15 Rudolf Kunz 6
16 Alex Barros 6
17 Henk Van Kessel 5
18 Domingo Gil 5
19 Rainer Scheidhauer 4
20 Alfred Waibel 3
21 Felix Rodriguez 3
22 Luis Miguel Reyes 2
23 Herri Torrontegui 1
24 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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