Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Austrian Grand Prix
Circuit Red Bull Ring.svg
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
VenueRed Bull Ring (1996-1997, 2016-)
Salzburgring (1971-1979, 1981-1991, 1993-1994)
First race1971
Most wins (rider)Giacomo Agostini, Ángel Nieto (6)
Most wins (manufacturer)Honda (24)

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 number 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]

Official names and sponsors[edit]

  • 1971, 1986-1991: Großer Preis von Österreich (no official sponsor)[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
  • 1972: Grosser Preis von Österreich (no official sponsor)[13]
  • 1973-1977: Austrian Grand Prix/Grosser Preis von Österreich (no official sponsor)[14][15][16][17]
  • 1978-1979, 1981-1985: Austrian Grand Prix/Großer Preis von Österreich (no official sponsor)[18][19][20][21][22][23]
  • 1993: Austrian Grand Prix (no official sponsor)[24]
  • 1994: Grand Prix Austria (no official sponsor)[25]
  • 1996: HB Motorrad Grand Prix Austria[26]
  • 1997: Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich (no official sponsor)[27]
  • 2016-2017: NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich[28]
  • 2018: Eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich
  • 2019-2020: myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich

Winners of the Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix[edit]

Multiple winners (riders)[edit]

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
6 Italy Giacomo Agostini 500cc 1971, 1972, 1974
350cc 1971, 1972, 1974
Spain Ángel Nieto 125cc 1971, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983
4 Spain Jorge Martínez 125cc 1988, 1990
80cc 1986, 1987
3 United States Kenny Roberts 500cc 1978, 1979, 1983
United States Eddie Lawson 500cc 1984, 1986, 1988
Italy Fausto Gresini 125cc 1985, 1987, 1991
United States Kevin Schwantz 500cc 1989, 1990, 1993
Australia Mick Doohan 500cc 1991, 1994, 1997
Italy Andrea Dovizioso MotoGP 2017, 2019, 2020
2 Finland Jarno Saarinen 500cc 1973
250cc 1973
Sweden Kent Andersson 125cc 1973, 1974
Japan Hideo Kanaya 500cc 1975
350cc 1975
Italy Eugenio Lazzarini 125cc 1977, 1978
South Africa Kork Ballington 350cc 1978, 1979
United States Freddie Spencer 500cc 1985
250cc 1985
Italy Luca Cadalora 250cc 1990
125cc 1986
Spain Joan Mir Moto3 2016, 2017

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
24 Japan Honda 500cc 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997
250cc 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
Moto3 2017, 2019
125cc 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
19 Japan Yamaha 500cc 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1988
350cc 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981
250cc 1973, 1984, 1986, 1990
125cc 1973, 1974
7 Spain Derbi 250cc 1972
125cc 1971, 1972, 1988, 1990
80cc 1986, 1987
Japan Suzuki 500cc 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1993
5 Italy Garelli 125cc 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987
Italy Ducati MotoGP 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
4 Italy MV Agusta 500cc 1971, 1972
350cc 1971, 1972
Italy Morbidelli 125cc 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
Austria KTM Moto2 2019
Moto3 2016, 2018, 2020
Germany Kalex Moto2 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
2 Japan Kawasaki 350cc 1978, 1979
Italy Minarelli 125cc 1979, 1981

By year[edit]

Year Track MotoE Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2020 Red Bull Ring Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns Spain Albert Arenas KTM Spain Jorge Martín Kalex Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Report
2019 Red Bull Ring France Mike Di Meglio Energica Italy Romano Fenati Honda South Africa Brad Binder KTM Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Report
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 125cc 250cc 500cc 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 80cc 125cc 250cc 500cc 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 50cc 125cc 250cc 500cc 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 50cc 125cc 250cc 350cc 500cc 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.[29]

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "1981 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | the Motor Racing Programme Covers Project".
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  24. ^ "1993 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | the Motor Racing Programme Covers Project".
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