Jeremy McWilliams

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Jeremy McWilliams
Nationality British
Born (1964-04-04) 4 April 1964 (age 54)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Current team EHA Racing
Bike number 199
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years19931996, 2000, 20022005, 2007
ManufacturersYamaha, Aprilia, Team KR, Ilmor
Championships0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
118 0 2 2 0 300
Moto2 World Championship
Active years2014
ManufacturersTaylor Made
Championships0
2014 championship positionNC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
1 0 0 0 0 0
250cc World Championship
Active years19971999, 2001
ManufacturersHonda, TSR, Aprilia
Championships0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
58 1 4 1 0 384

Jeremy McWilliams (born 4 April 1964 in Belfast, Northern Ireland), is a motorcycle road racer. Until Scott Redding's win at the 2008 125cc British Grand Prix, he was the only rider from the British Isles to win a race or pole in an FIM MotoGP World Championship class in the 2000s.

Between 1993 and 2001 McWilliams rode in the 500cc and 250cc classes. He took two podiums in the 500cc class in 2000, at the Italian GP and the British GP. The following year he won the 250cc race in the Netherlands aboard an Aprilia.[1] This race, along with his 500cc podiums, is regarded as one of his career highlights.

In 2002 and 2003 McWilliams rode for Kenny Roberts' Team KR in MotoGP aboard the Proton KR bike.[2] He took pole position at the 2002 Australian GP, and his best race result over these two years was 6th at the 2003 French GP.

In 2004 he rode an Aprilia in MotoGP, alongside Shane Byrne.[3] His best finish was 12th place, which he achieved three times. In 2005 he rode in the British Superbike Championship on a Honda, but finished outside the top 10 in the end of year standings. That year he also competed in one MotoGP race, at Brno in the Czech Republic, but retired from the race.[4]

For 2007, he was to race in the MotoGP series for the Ilmor team,[5] despite a heavy crash in testing in late 2006.[6] He had to miss the first race of the season in Qatar, due to another crash, near the end of the Losail International Circuit. After this round the team suspended its racing operations and did not return.

In 2012, McWilliams participated in the North West 200 races, where he scored a second place in the Super-Twin event. Riding for the KMR Kawasaki Racing Team, McWilliams finished second behind his fellow Irishman Ryan Farquhar.

In 2013, McWilliams had a supporting role in the film Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson.[7]

In 2014 McWilliams returned to Grand Prix racing at the age of 50 for a one-off ride in the Moto2 series at Silverstone.[8] He finished in 29th place aboard a Brough Superior bike designed by Paul Taylor.

McWilliams is involved in development work for motorcycle and tyre manufacturers, such as KTM, and also in coaching young riders through his Masterclass race schools.

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd
1993 500cc Yamaha Team Millar 13 0 0 0 0 17 22nd
1994 500cc Yamaha Team Millar 14 0 0 0 0 49 12th
1995 500cc Harris-Yamaha Team Millar 12 0 0 0 0 20 19th
1996 500cc ROC Yamaha QUB Team Optimum 15 0 0 0 0 26 16th
1997 250cc Honda QUB Team Optimum 14 0 0 0 0 73 10th
1998 250cc TSR-Honda QUB Team Optimum 14 0 1 0 0 87 9th
1999 250cc Aprilia QUB Team Optimum 14 0 1 1 0 83 10th
2000 500cc Aprilia Blu Aprilia Team 16 0 2 1 0 76 14th
2001 250cc Aprilia MS Aprilia Racing 16 1 2 0 0 141 6th
2002 MotoGP Proton Proton Team KR 16 0 0 1 0 59 14th
2003 MotoGP Proton Proton Team KR 16 0 0 0 0 27 18th
2004 MotoGP Aprilia MS Aprilia Racing 15 0 0 0 0 26 19th
2005 MotoGP Proton Team Roberts 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 MotoGP Ilmor Ilmor GP 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 Moto2 Taylor Made Brough Superior Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Total 177 1 6 3 0 684

By class[edit]

Class Season 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
250cc 1997–1999, 2001 1997 Malaysia 1998 Germany 1998 Netherlands 58 1 4 1 0 384 0
500cc 1993–1996, 2000 1993 Australia 2000 Italy 70 0 2 1 0 188 0
MotoGP 2002–2005, 2007 2002 Japan 48 0 0 1 0 112 0
Moto2 2014 2014 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1993–2005, 2007, 2014 177 1 6 3 0 684 0

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
1993 500cc Yamaha AUS
Ret
MAL
DNS
JPN
Ret
SPA
Ret
AUT
20
GER
Ret
NED
Ret
EUR
11
RSM
13
GBR
Ret
CZE
16
ITA
19
USA
12
FIM
11
22nd 17
1994 500cc Yamaha AUS
17
MAL
14
JPN
13
SPA
11
AUT
16
GER
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
15
FRA
8
GBR
10
CZE
10
USA
9
ARG
9
EUR
12
12th 49
1995 500cc Harris-Yamaha AUS
DNS
MAL
14
JPN
Ret
SPA
11
GER
Ret
ITA
Ret
NED
18
FRA
7
GBR
Ret
CZE
16
BRA
12
ARG
Ret
EUR
17
19th 20
1996 500cc ROC Yamaha MAL
14
INA
12
JPN
13
SPA
14
ITA
16
FRA
11
NED
14
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
AUT
14
CZE
14
IMO
Ret
CAT
12
BRA
Ret
AUS
Ret
16th 26
1997 250cc Honda MAL
9
JPN
16
SPA
9
ITA
9
AUT
Ret
FRA
11
NED
9
IMO
7
GER
8
BRA
10
GBR CZE
Ret
CAT
11
INA
10
AUS
10
10th 73
1998 250cc TSR-Honda JPN
10
MAL
7
SPA
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA
7
MAD
9
NED
12
GBR
7
GER
2
CZE
4
IMO
Ret
CAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
ARG
6
9th 87
1999 250cc Aprilia MAL
7
JPN
Ret
SPA
7
FRA
11
ITA
4
CAT
6
NED
3
GBR
6
GER
Ret
CZE
8
IMO
13
VAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
RSA BRA
Ret
ARG
DNS
10th 83
2000 500cc Aprilia RSA
Ret
MAL
10
JPN
8
SPA
Ret
FRA
12
ITA
3
CAT
12
NED
Ret
GBR
3
GER
Ret
CZE
9
POR
11
VAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
PAC
14
AUS
8
14th 76
2001 250cc Aprilia JPN
8
RSA
6
SPA
10
FRA
7
ITA
Ret
CAT
6
NED
1
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
POR
5
VAL
5
PAC
3
AUS
4
MAL
5
BRA
5
6th 141
2002 MotoGP Proton KR JPN
Ret
RSA
Ret
SPA
16
FRA
10
ITA
Ret
CAT
12
NED
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
7
CZE
7
POR
9
BRA
Ret
PAC
10
MAL
12
AUS
10
VAL
8
14th 59
2003 MotoGP Proton KR JPN
Ret
RSA
Ret
SPA
12
FRA
6
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
NED
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
12
CZE
Ret
POR
19
BRA
16
PAC
Ret
MAL
17
AUS
11
VAL
12
18th 27
2004 MotoGP Aprilia RSA
16
SPA
Ret
FRA
13
ITA
16
CAT
DNS
NED
15
BRA
14
GER
12
GBR
16
CZE
14
POR
12
JPN
12
QAT
Ret
MAL
15
AUS
14
VAL
13
19th 26
2005 MotoGP Proton KR SPA POR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED USA GBR GER CZE
Ret
JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL NC 0
2007 MotoGP Ilmor QAT
DNS
SPA TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE RSM POR JPN AUS MAL VAL NC 0
2014 Moto2 Taylor Made QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR
29
RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL NC 0
Source:[9]

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

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

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1993 Ducati IRL IRL GER GER SPA SPA SMR SMR AUT AUT CZE CZE SWE SWE MAL MAL JPN JPN NED NED ITA ITA GBR
10
GBR
Ret
POR POR 48th 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McWilliams wins 250cc GP". BBC Sport. BBC News. 30 June 2001. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Jeremy McWilliams - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ "McWilliams signs with Aprilia". MCN. 2 December 2003. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Brilliant Rossi claims Czech GP". BBC Sport. 28 August 2005. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  5. ^ "McWilliams confirms MotoGP return". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  6. ^ "McWilliams hurt in MotoGP crash". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  7. ^ McCann, Nuala. "McWilliams is 'bad man on mission for Scarlett Johansson'". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  8. ^ Emmett, David. "50-Year-Old Jeremy McWilliams To Race Brough Superior In Moto2 At Silverstone". Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Jeremy Mcwilliams". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports S.L. Retrieved 29 August 2014.

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