British motorcycle Grand Prix

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British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit 2010 version.png
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Venue Silverstone Circuit (1977-1986, 2010- )
Donington Park (1987-2009)
First race 1977
Most wins (rider) Valentino Rossi (7)
Most wins (manufacturer) Honda (36)

The British motorcycle Grand Prix is a motorcycling event that is part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. Before 1977, the only British round was the Isle of Man TT, which was part of the championship from its inauguration in 1949 until 1976.

The Isle of Man TT was the most prestigious event on the Grand Prix motorcycling calendar from 1949-1972. After the 1972 event, multiple world champion Giacomo Agostini dropped a bombshell on the motorsports world by stating he would never race at the Isle of Man TT again, stating the 37-mile (62 km) circuit was too dangerous for international competition. His friend Gilberto Parlotti was killed during the event. Many riders followed Agostini's boycotting of the next 4 events, and after the 1976 season, the Isle of Man TT was scratched from the FIM calendar.

The first so-called British motorcycle Grand Prix in 1977 was the first held on the British mainland, at the Silverstone Circuit. The event moved to Donington Park in 1987, and back to Silverstone in 2010.[1]

Donington Park, used from 1987-2009

Winners of the British motorcycle Grand Prix[edit]

Year Track Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2013 Silverstone Spain Luis Salom KTM United Kingdom Scott Redding Kalex Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
2012 Silverstone Spain Maverick Viñales FTR-Honda Spain Pol Espargaró Kalex Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
Year Track 125 cc Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2011 Silverstone Germany Jonas Folger Aprilia Germany Stefan Bradl Kalex Australia Casey Stoner Honda Report
2010 Silverstone Spain Marc Márquez Derbi France Jules Cluzel Suter Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2009 Donington Spain Julian Simon Aprilia Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda Report
2008 Donington United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia Finland Mika Kallio KTM Australia Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2007 Donington Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda Australia Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2006 Donington Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda Report
2005 Donington Spain Julián Simón KTM France Randy de Puniet Aprilia Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2004 Donington Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2003 Donington Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia Italy Max Biaggi Honda Report
2002 Donington France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia Italy Marco Melandri Aprilia Italy Valentino Rossi Honda Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2001 Donington Japan Youichi Ui Derbi Japan Daijiro Kato Honda Italy Valentino Rossi Honda Report
2000 Donington Japan Youichi Ui Derbi Germany Ralf Waldmann Aprilia Italy Valentino Rossi Honda Report
1999 Donington Japan Masao Azuma Honda Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Report
1998 Donington Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia Italy Loris Capirossi Aprilia New Zealand Simon Crafar Yamaha Report
1997 Donington Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia Germany Ralf Waldmann Honda Australia Michael Doohan Honda Report
1996 Donington Italy Stefano Perugini Aprilia Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Australia Michael Doohan Honda Report
1995 Donington Japan Kazuto Sakata Aprilia Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Australia Michael Doohan Honda Report
1994 Donington Japan Takeshi Tsujimura Honda Italy Loris Capirossi Honda United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
1993 Donington Germany Dirk Raudies Honda France Jean-Philippe Ruggia Aprilia Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha Report
1992 Donington Italy Fausto Gresini Honda Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Aprilia Australia Wayne Gardner Honda Report
1991 Donington Italy Loris Capirossi Honda Italy Luca Cadalora Honda United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
1990 Donington Italy Loris Capirossi Honda Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
1989 Donington Netherlands Hans Spaan Honda Spain Sito Pons Honda United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
1988 Donington Italy Ezio Gianola Honda Italy Luca Cadalora Honda United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
Year Track 80 cc 125 cc 250 cc 350 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1987 Donington Spain Jorge Martínez Derbi Italy Fausto Gresini Garelli Germany Anton Mang Honda United States Eddie Lawson Yamaha Report
1986 Silverstone United Kingdom Ian McConnachie Krauser Germany August Auinger MBA France Dominique Sarron Honda Australia Wayne Gardner Honda Report
1985 Silverstone Germany August Auinger MBA Germany Anton Mang Honda United States Freddie Spencer Honda Report
1984 Silverstone Spain Ángel Nieto Garelli France Christian Sarron Yamaha United States Randy Mamola Honda Report
1983 Silverstone Spain Ángel Nieto Garelli France Jacques Bolle Pernod United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
1982 Silverstone Spain Ángel Nieto Garelli Germany Martin Wimmer Yamaha France Jean-François Baldé Kawasaki Italy Franco Uncini Suzuki Report
1981 Silverstone Spain Ángel Nieto Garelli Germany Anton Mang Kawasaki Germany Anton Mang Kawasaki Netherlands Jack Middelburg Suzuki Report
1980 Silverstone Italy Loris Reggiani Minarelli South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki Germany Anton Mang Krauser United States Randy Mamola Suzuki Report
1979 Silverstone Spain Ángel Nieto Minarelli South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
1978 Silverstone Spain Ángel Nieto Minarelli Germany Anton Mang Kawasaki South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
1977 Silverstone Italy Pierluigi Conforti Morbidelli South Africa Kork Ballington Yamaha South Africa Kork Ballington Yamaha United States Pat Hennen Suzuki Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noyes, Dennis; Scott, Michael (1999), Motocourse: 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix, Hazleton Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1-874557-83-7