Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Austrian Grand Prix
Circuit A1 Ring.svg
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
VenueRed Bull Ring (1996-1997, 2016)
Salzburgring (1971-1994)
First race1971
Most wins (rider)Giacomo Agostini, Ángel Nieto (6)
Most wins (manufacturer)Honda (22)

The Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix (German: Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich) is a motorcycling event that was part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season from 1971 to 1997, and then again from 2016 onwards.

History[edit]

The inaugural Austrian grand prix was held in 1971 at the Salzburgring, where it stayed until 1994. In 1995, the Austrian GP was taken off the calendar because the Salzburgring was deemed too dangerous for racing.[1], but would return in 1996 on the then-called Österreichring.[2][3] In 1997, the Österreichring became the A1-Ring, named after the Austrian mobile network operator A1.

For the 1998 season, the Austrian round was scrapped, mainly due to the low amount of spectators who visited the races.[4]

After a 19-year absence, the Austrian Grand Prix returned in 2016 and currently takes place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.[5]

Track gallery[edit]

Winners of the Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix[edit]

Multiple winners (riders)[edit]

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
6 Italy Giacomo Agostini 500 cc 1971, 1972, 1974
350 cc 1971, 1972, 1974
Spain Ángel Nieto 125 cc 1971, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983
4 Spain Jorge Martínez 125 cc 1988, 1990
80 cc 1986, 1987
3 United States Kenny Roberts 500 cc 1978, 1979, 1983
United States Eddie Lawson 500 cc 1984, 1986, 1988
Italy Fausto Gresini 125 cc 1985, 1987, 1991
United States Kevin Schwantz 500 cc 1989, 1990, 1993
Australia Mick Doohan 500 cc 1991, 1994, 1997
2 Finland Jarno Saarinen 500 cc 1973
250 cc 1973
Sweden Kent Andersson 125 cc 1973, 1974
Japan Hideo Kanaya 500 cc 1975
350 cc 1975
Italy Eugenio Lazzarini 125 cc 1977, 1978
South Africa Kork Ballington 350 cc 1978, 1979
United States Freddie Spencer 500 cc 1985
250 cc 1985
Italy Luca Cadalora 250 cc 1990
125 cc 1986
Spain Joan Mir Moto3 2016, 2017

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
22 Japan Honda 500 cc 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997
250 cc 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
Moto3 2017
125 cc 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
19 Japan Yamaha 500 cc 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1988
350 cc 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981
250 cc 1973, 1984, 1986, 1990
125 cc 1973, 1974
7 Spain Derbi 250 cc 1972
125 cc 1971, 1972, 1988, 1990
80 cc 1986, 1987
Japan Suzuki 500 cc 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1993
5 Italy Garelli 125 cc 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987
4 Italy MV Agusta 500 cc 1971, 1972
350 cc 1971, 1972
Italy Morbidelli 125 cc 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
3 Italy Ducati MotoGP 2016, 2017, 2018
Germany Kalex Moto2 2016, 2017, 2018
2 Japan Kawasaki 350 cc 1978, 1979
Austria KTM Moto3 2016, 2018
Italy Minarelli 125 cc 1979, 1981

By year[edit]

Year Track Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2018 Red Bull Ring Italy Marco Bezzecchi KTM Italy Francesco Bagnaia Kalex Spain Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Report
2017 Red Bull Ring Spain Joan Mir Honda Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Report
2016 Red Bull Ring Spain Joan Mir KTM France Johann Zarco Kalex Italy Andrea Iannone Ducati Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1997 A1-Ring Japan Noboru Ueda Honda France Olivier Jacque Honda Australia Mick Doohan Honda Report
1996 A1-Ring Italy Ivan Goi Honda Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Report
1994 Salzburgring Germany Dirk Raudies Honda Italy Loris Capirossi Honda Australia Mick Doohan Honda Report
1993 Salzburgring Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Honda Italy Doriano Romboni Honda United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
1991 Salzburgring Italy Fausto Gresini Honda Germany Helmut Bradl Honda Australia Mick Doohan Honda Report
1990 Salzburgring Spain Jorge Martinez Derbi Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
Year Track 80 cc 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1989 Salzburgring Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda Spain Sito Pons Honda United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
1988 Salzburgring Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi Switzerland Jacques Cornu Honda United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha Report
1987 Salzburgring Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi Italy Fausto Gresini Garelli Germany Anton Mang Honda Australia Wayne Gardner Honda Report
1986 Salzburgring Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi Italy Luca Cadalora Garelli Venezuela Carlos Lavado Yamaha United States Eddie Lawson Honda Report
1985 Salzburgring Italy Fausto Gresini Garelli United States Freddie Spencer Honda United States Freddie Spencer Honda Report
1984 Salzburgring Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Zündapp France Christian Sarron Yamaha United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha Report
Year Track 50 cc 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1983 Salzburgring Spain Ángel Nieto Garelli Germany Manfred Herweh Real-Rotax United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
Year Track 50 cc 125 cc 250 cc 350 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1982 Salzburgring Spain Ángel Nieto Garelli France Éric Saul Chevallier-Yamaha Italy Franco Uncini Suzuki Report
1981 Salzburgring Spain Ángel Nieto Minarelli France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha United States Randy Mamola Suzuki Report
1979 Salzburgring Spain Ángel Nieto Minarelli South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
1978 Salzburgring Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
1977 Salzburgring Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli Race cancelled [N 1] Australia Jack Findlay Suzuki Report
1976 Salzburgring Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi Morbidelli Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki Report
1975 Salzburgring Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli Japan Hideo Kanaya Yamaha Japan Hideo Kanaya Yamaha Report
1974 Salzburgring Sweden Kent Andersson Yamaha Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha Report
1973 Salzburgring Sweden Kent Andersson Yamaha Finland Jarno Saarinen Yamaha Hungary János Drapál Yamaha Finland Jarno Saarinen Yamaha Report
1972 Salzburgring Spain Ángel Nieto Derbi Sweden Börje Jansson Derbi Italy Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Italy Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1971 Salzburgring Netherlands Jan de Vries Kreidler Spain Ángel Nieto Derbi Italy Silvio Grassetti MZ Italy Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Italy Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
Footnotes
  1. ^ The 1977 350cc race was cancelled after a crash that led to the death of Hans Stadelmann.[6]

References[edit]

  • "History of the Grand Prix of Austria" (in French). Racing Memory. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
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  2. ^ "MotoGP: Casey Stoner among several riders concerned with Red Bull Ring safety ahead of test - Fox Sports". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Austria 1996 500cc". YouTube. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1998". archive.today. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "MotoGP™ to return to Austria in 2016 - MotoGP". Motogp.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Les Championnats du Monde de Courses sur Route - L'année 1977" [World Championship Road Racing - 1977]. Racing Memory (in French). Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.