European motorcycle Grand Prix

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European Grand Prix
Circuit Catalunya 1997.svg
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Venue Circuit de Catalunya
First race 1991
Last race 1995
Most wins (rider) Max Biaggi, Luca Cadalora, Wayne Rainey (3)
Most wins (manufacturer) Honda (9)

The European motorcycle Grand Prix was a motorcycling event that was reintroduced as part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Championship from 1991 to 1995. From 1996 onward the event was replaced by the Catalan Grand Prix.

Between 1924 and 1948, the European Grand Prix was not a race in its own right but just an honorific title; one of the national Grands Prix was also designated as the European Grand Prix. The first race to be so named was the 1924 Nations Grand Prix, held at the Monza circuit in Italy. Until 1937, the winners of the race designated the European Grand Prix were awarded the title of European champion. In 1938, the European championship became decided over a series of races and the European Grand Prix designation was not used again until 1947, although no longer awarding the European championship title.

Winners of the European motorcycle Grand Prix[edit]

As a standalone event[edit]

Multiple winners (riders)[edit]

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
3 United States Wayne Rainey 500 cc 1991, 1992, 1993
Italy Luca Cadalora 500 cc 1994
250 cc 1991, 1992
Italy Max Biaggi 250 cc 1993, 1994, 1995

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
9 Japan Honda 500 cc 1995
250 cc 1991, 1992, 1993
125 cc 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
4 Japan Yamaha 500 cc 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
2 Italy Aprilia 250 cc 1994, 1995

By year[edit]

Year Track 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1995 Catalunya Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Report
1994 Catalunya Germany Dirk Raudies Honda Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha Report
1993 Catalunya Japan Noboru Ueda Honda Italy Max Biaggi Honda United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1992 Catalunya Italy Ezio Gianola Honda Italy Luca Cadalora Honda United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1991 Jarama Italy Loris Capirossi Honda Italy Luca Cadalora Honda United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report

As an honorary designation[edit]

By year[edit]

Year Designated Grand Prix Track 125 cc 175 cc 250 cc 350 cc 500 cc 750 cc 1000 cc Report
1948 Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Clady United Kingdom Maurice Cann United Kingdom Freddie Frith Italy Enrico Lorenzetti Report
1947 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten Italy Bruno Francisci United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Italy Omobono Tenni Report
1946
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1938
Not held
1937 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten Italy Omobono Tenni United Kingdom Jimmie Guthrie United Kingdom Jimmie Guthrie Report
1936 Germany German Grand Prix Sachsenring Republic of Ireland Henry Tyrell-Smith United Kingdom Freddie Frith United Kingdom Jimmie Guthrie Report
1935 Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Clady Germany Arthur Geiß United Kingdom Wal Handley United Kingdom Jimmie Guthrie Report
1934 Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Belgium Yvan Goor Germany Walfried Winkler United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Belgium Pol Demeuter Report
1933 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Saxtorp United Kingdom Charlie Dodson United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Sweden Gunnar Kalén Report
1932 Italy Nations Grand Prix Littorio Italy Carlo Baschieri Italy Riccardo Brusi France Louis Jeannin Italy Piero Taruffi Report
1931 France French Grand Prix Montlhéry United Kingdom Eric Fernihough United Kingdom Graham Walker United Kingdom Ernie Nott United Kingdom Tim Hunt Report
1930 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Belgium Yvan Goor United Kingdom Syd Crabtree United Kingdom Ernie Nott Republic of Ireland Henry Tyrell-Smith Report
1929 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Granollers Germany Josef Klein United Kingdom Frank Longman United Kingdom Leo Davenport United Kingdom Tim Hunt Report
1928 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Meyrin Switzerland Paul Lehmann Italy Alfredo Panella United Kingdom Cecil Ashby United Kingdom Wal Handley United Kingdom Wal Handley Report
1927 Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring Germany Willy Henkelmann United Kingdom Cecil Ashby United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson United Kingdom Graham Walker Germany Josef Steltzer Germany Josef Giggenbach Report
1926 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Belgium René Milhoux United Kingdom Jock Porter United Kingdom Frank Longman United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Report
1925 Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Italy Mario Vaga United Kingdom Jock Porter Italy Tazio Nuvolari Italy Mario Revelli Report
1924 Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Belgium Maurice van Geert United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Italy Guido Mentasti Report