Alan Carter (born in Halifax 19 August 1964) is an English former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He competed from 1983 to 1990 in the Grand Prix world championship. Carter won the second Grand Prix race he entered, in the 250cc class at the 1983 250cc French Grand Prix as an eighteen-year-old, creating a sensation. However, he was never able to fulfill his potential and never won another Grand Prix. He had his best season in 1985 when he finished in seventh place in the 250cc world championship. Carter competed in the World Superbike Championship in 1994.
Carter is the younger brother of former two-time British Speedway Champion Kenny Carter (1961–1986).