Franco Bonera

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Gianfranco Bonera
MV350 6C 1969 Bonera cropped.jpg
Bonera in 2010 on a 350 cc MV Agusta.
Nationality Italian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1973 - 1980
First race 1973 500cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix
Last race 1980 500cc Nations Grand Prix
First win 1974 500cc Nations Grand Prix
Last win 1976 250cc Spanish Grand Prix
Team(s) MV Agusta, Harley-Davidson
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
38 2 15 1 4 254

Gianfranco Bonera (born April 2, 1945, in Porpetto, Province of Udine) is an Italian former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. His best year was in 1974 when he won the Nations Grand Prix and finished second to his MV Agusta team-mate, Phil Read, in the 500cc world championship.[1] He switched to the 250cc class in 1976, racing for the Harley-Davidson factory racing team on Aermacchi machines rebadged after being purchased by the American firm. He won the 250cc Spanish Grand Prix and finished the season in third place behind his Harley-Davidson team-mate, Walter Villa and Yamaha's Takazumi Katayama.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing results[edit]

Points system from 1969 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points Rank Wins
1973 350cc Harley-Davidson FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
-
CZE
4
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
8 23rd 0
500cc Harley-Davidson FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
YUG
3
NED
-
BEL
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
10 19th 0
1974 500cc MV Agusta FRA
3
GER
-
AUT
2
NAT
1
IOM
-
NED
4
BEL
10
SWE
4
FIN
2
CZE
2
69 2nd 1
1975 500cc MV Agusta FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
6
BEL
-
SWE
4
FIN
NC
CZE
-
13 15th 0
1976 250cc Harley-Davidson FRA
2
NAT
-
YUG
7
IOM
-
NED
4
BEL
5
SWE
3
FIN
3
CZE
2
GER
-
ESP
1
61 3rd 1
350cc Harley-Davidson FRA
-
AUT
10
NAT
-
YUG
-
IOM
-
NED
-
FIN
-
CZE
7
GER
3
ESP
-
15 15th 0
1977 500cc Suzuki VEN
DNF
AUT
-
GER
12
NAT
DNF
FRA
4
NED
DNF
BEL
DNF
SWE
6
FIN
3
CZE
5
GBR
4
37 7th 0
1978 350cc Yamaha VEN
8
AUT
10
FRA
-
NAT
-
NED
2
SWE
-
FIN
-
GBR
5
GER
8
CZE
-
YUG
2
37 7th 0
500cc Suzuki VEN
-
ESP
-
AUT
9
FRA
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
GER
12
2 26th 0
1979 350cc Yamaha VEN
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
YUG
10
NED
10
FIN
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
FRA
-
2 36th 0
1980 500cc Yamaha NAT
12
ESP
-
FRA
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
GER
-
0 - 0

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