Manuel Herreros

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Herreros and the second or maternal family name is Casas.
Manuel Herreros
Nationality Spain Spanish
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1984 - 1991
First race 1984 125cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1991 125cc German Grand Prix
First win 1986 50cc West German Grand Prix
Last win 1987 125cc San Marino Grand Prix
Team(s) Derbi
Championships 80cc - 1989
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
62 2 22 0 0 419

Manuel Herreros Casas, also known as "Champi", (born on April 20, 1963 in Villarrobledo, Spain) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He was the 1989 F.I.M. 80cc world champion. He holds the distinction of being the last 80 cc world champion, as the class was discontinued after the 1989 season.[1] He was Spanish national champion (Campeonato de España de Velocidad) in the 80 cc class in 1987.[2][3]


Herreros was a competitor in a total of 62 races in Grand Prix motorcycle racing between 1984 and 1991, and won the Grand Prix world champion title in the 80 cc class in 1989, without having won a race during the season. Herreros took the victory during the 1986 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season in the German motorcycle Grand Prix and during the 1987 season in the San Marino GP each in the 80 cc class. His only podium finish in the 125 cc occurred in the 1988 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix race at Imola.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Herreros retired from competition in 1991 and since then has been engaged in directing his race team.[4] Throughout his career, he has received several awards in recognition of his civic and sporting achievements, such as Medalla al Mèrit Esportiu (1989), the Insígnia d'or de l'Ajuntament de Torrent (March 4, 2002),[5] and the l'Homenatge de l'Associació de Veïns Nicolàs Andreu de Torrent (August 15, 2006).[6] He is an honorary member of UNICEF.

Herreros was selected to participate in a "Lap Of Honor" with other famed riders (John McGuinness, Phillip McCallen, Freddie Spencer, Phil Read, Michael Dunlop, Giacomo Agostini and others) at the 2013 Isle of Man TT.[7]


  1. ^ Manuel Herreros career statistics at
  2. ^ Herreros, Francisco (1998), "Campeonatos de España de velocidad", Historia del motociclismo en España (in Spanish), Barcelona: RACC & Hipòtesi Edi-Balmes Edició SL, pp. 173–194, ISBN 84-920886-5-6  |first2= missing |last2= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Mas Godayol (Director), Josep (1980), "Campeonatos. Cuadro de honor del Campeonato español de velocidad", Dos Ruedas. Gran enciclopedia ilustrada de la moto (in Spanish), Volum II, Barcelona: Editorial Delta, SA, p. 336–337, ISBN 84-85822-01-3 
  4. ^ Qué fue de... 'Champi' Herreros (in Spanish),, 10 October 2010, retrieved May 2, 2011 
  5. ^ Se fallan los premios Carta Poblament (in Spanish),, 19 November 2009, retrieved May 2, 2011 
  6. ^ La A.V.V. Nicolás Andreu de Torrent homenajea a su vecino Manuel Herreros "Champi" (in Spanish),, July 24, 2006, retrieved May 2, 2011 
  7. ^ "Glittering Line Up For Classic Racer Magazine Classic TT Lap Of Honor", Press release (Isle of Man Festival), August 13, 2013 – via Cycle News 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jorge Martínez
Spanish 80cc Champion
Succeeded by
Jorge Martínez
Preceded by
Jorge Martínez
80cc Motorcycle World Champion
Succeeded by