Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

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Australian Grand Prix
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Venue Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
First race 1937

The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix is a motorcycling event that is part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. From 1997 to the present day, it is run at the scenic Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit south of Melbourne, Victoria. Prior to 1997 the event was held at a number of different venues, most notably Eastern Creek west of Sydney New South Wales and Bathurst in central western New South Wales. The only rider to win the 'premier class' race at multiple venues is five-time World Champion Michael Doohan, with wins at Bathurst (1988), Eastern Creek (1992, 1995) and Phillip Island (1998).

Winners of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[edit]

Most Wins (riders)

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
8 Italy Valentino Rossi MotoGP 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2014
500cc 2001
250cc 1998, 1999
6 Australia Casey Stoner MotoGP 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
4 Australia Michael Doohan 500cc 1992, 1995, 1998
Superbike 1988

By year

Year Track Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
2015 Phillip Island Portugal Miguel Oliveira Spain Alex Rins Spain Marc Marquez Report
2014 Australia Jack Miller Spain Maverick Viñales Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2013 Spain Alex Rins Spain Pol Espargaró Spain Jorge Lorenzo Report
2012 Germany Sandro Cortese Spain Pol Espargaró Australia Casey Stoner Report
2011 Germany Sandro Cortese San Marino Alex De Angelis Australia Casey Stoner Report
2010 Spain Marc Márquez San Marino Alex De Angelis Australia Casey Stoner Report
2009 Spain Julián Simón Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
2008 France Mike di Meglio Italy Marco Simoncelli Australia Casey Stoner Report
2007 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Spain Jorge Lorenzo Australia Casey Stoner Report
2006 Spain Álvaro Bautista Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Marco Melandri Report
2005 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Spain Dani Pedrosa Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2004 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Argentina Sebastian Porto Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2003 Italy Andrea Ballerini Italy Roberto Rolfo Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2002 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Italy Marco Melandri Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2001 Japan Youichi Ui Japan Daijiro Kato Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2000 Japan Masao Azuma France Olivier Jacque Italy Max Biaggi Report
1999 Italy Marco Melandri Italy Valentino Rossi Japan Tadayuki Okada Report
1998 Japan Masao Azuma Italy Valentino Rossi Australia Michael Doohan Report
1997 Japan Noboru Ueda Germany Ralf Waldmann Spain Àlex Crivillé Report
1996 Eastern Creek Australia Garry McCoy Italy Max Biaggi Italy Loris Capirossi Report
1995 Japan Haruchika Aoki Germany Ralf Waldmann Australia Michael Doohan Report
1994 Japan Kazuto Sakata Italy Max Biaggi United States John Kocinski Report
1993 Germany Dirk Raudies Japan Tetsuya Harada United States Kevin Schwantz Report
1992 Germany Ralf Waldmann Italy Luca Cadalora Australia Michael Doohan Report
1991 Italy Loris Capirossi Italy Luca Cadalora United States Wayne Rainey Report
1990 Phillip Island Italy Loris Capirossi United States John Kocinski Australia Wayne Gardner Report
1989 Spain Àlex Crivillé Spain Sito Pons Australia Wayne Gardner Report
Year Track Rider Bike
1988 Bathurst Michael Doohan Yamaha FZR750
1987 Winton Kevin Magee Yamaha FZR750
1986 Bathurst Malcolm Campbell[1] Honda NR750
1983 Andrew Johnson Honda RS500
1976 Sandown Warren Willing Yamaha 750
1968 Bathurst Ron Toombs[2] Henderson Matchless G50
1967 Ron Toombs[2] Henderson Matchless G50
1966 Ron Toombs[2] Henderson Matchless G50
1957 Bandiana Jack Forrest BMW
1952 Bathurst Harry Hinton[3]
1946 Ron Kessing[4] Velocette 495
1940 Bat Byrnes[4] Norton
1937 Vale Stuart Williams[4] Velocette 495
1924 Goulburn Dave Brewster Indian Chief
1915 Yetholme James Mellor[5] Matchless
1914 Yetholme Edgar Meller[6] 2 3/4 TT Douglas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malcolm Campbell". Speedcafe. Where Are They Now?. Speedcafe.com Australia. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "1965 Henderson Matchless Mk1". Motorcycling Australia. Motorcycling Australia Museum. Motorcycling Australia. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Laurie Boulter's 1936 Ariel Red Hunter". Motorcycling Australia. Motorcycling Australia Museum. Motorcycling Australia. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  4. ^ a b c "1936 495cc ex-works Velocette". Motorcycling Australia. Motorcycling Australia Museum. Motorcycling Australia. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  5. ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117550258 J. Mellor's Grand Prix Won Through Snow at Yetholme Saturday Referee and the Arrow, Trove Website Retrieved 2015-07-13))
  6. ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15536246?searchTerm=Meller%20Grand%20Prix&searchLimits= Motor Cycling Grand Prix Race Won by E. Meller Sydney Morning Herald, Trove Website, Sydney Morning Herald Retrieved 2013-11-26))