Reinhold Roth

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Reinhold Roth
Reinhold Roth 1990 Japanese GP.jpg
Reinhold Roth at Japanese GP in 1990
Nationality Germany German
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1990
First race 1979 350cc Nations Grand Prix
Last race 1990 250cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix
First win 1987 250cc French Grand Prix
Last win 1989 250cc Czechoslovakian Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
96 3 15 2 3 586

Reinhold Roth (born March 4, 1953) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Germany. His best years were in 1987 when he won the French Grand Prix, and finished the season in second place behind Anton Mang, and in 1989 when he won the Dutch and Czechoslovakian Grand Prix and finished second to Sito Pons for the 250 world championship.[1] Roth suffered severe injuries in a June 1990 racing accident and retired from competition.

The accident[edit]

Rijeka (Yugoslavia) 1990 in the 250cc GP a series of events that started with Wilco Zeelenberg having a fall on Saturday so he did not race on Sunday, hence there was a free space for the race and Australian Darren Milner, whose time was out of classification, got a chance to race. The rain started and the race was stopped the completed lap before the accident, but the flags did not show up on time to stop the leading group. On a left hand curve, all the front pilots were at full speed despite rain, including Roth, who collided with Milner who was riding very slow. In fact Reinhold Roth got the 6th place for the race, in the last season he was intended to participate. 2 months after the accident he woke up from the coma. [1] 20 years after he is still Hemiplegic.

Motorcycle Grand Prix Results[edit]

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

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

Points system from 1988 to 1992:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 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 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1979 350cc Yamaha VEN
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
8
ESP
-
YUG
-
NED
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
FRA
-
3 28th 0
1980 250cc Yamaha NAT
8
ESP
10
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
GER
-
4 27th 0
1982 250cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
YUG
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
RSM
7
GER
-
4 26th 0
500cc Suzuki ARG
-
AUT
15
FRA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
YUG
13
GBR
-
SWE
-
RSM
-
GER
-
0 - 0
1983 250cc Yamaha RSA
-
FRA
18
NAT
11
GER
5
ESP
15
AUT
8
YUG
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GBR
6
SWE
16
14 17th 0
1984 500cc Honda RSA
11
NAT
9
ESP
8
AUT
7
GER
NC
FRA
8
YUG
12
NED
9
BEL
NC
GBR
12
SWE
NC
RSM
NC
14 15th 0
1985 250cc Romer-Juchem RSA
22
ESP
5
GER
11
NAT
8
AUT
-
YUG
7
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
2
SWE
13
RSM
10
29 9th 0
1986 250cc HB-Honda ESP
13
NAT
15
GER
NC
AUT
11
YUG
10
NED
10
BEL
16
FRA
15
GBR
4
SWE
NC
RSM
14
10 16th 0
1987 250cc HB-Honda JPN
3
ESP
8
GER
3
NAT
2
AUT
3
YUG
3
NED
2
FRA
1
GBR
5
SWE
11
CZE
10
RSM
9
POR
7
BRA
4
ARG
6
108 2nd 1
1988 250cc HB-Honda JPN
-
USA
9
ESP
6
EXP
6
NAT
6
GER
5
AUT
2
NED
7
BEL
4
YUG
4
FRA
5
GBR
5
SWE
4
CZE
6
BRA
4
158 5th 0
1989 250cc HB-Honda JPN
NC
AUS
5
USA
8
ESP
6
NAT
5
GER
2
AUT
7
YUG
2
NED
1
BEL
4
FRA
6
GBR
2
SWE
2
CZE
1
BRA
6
190 2nd 2
1990 250cc HB-Honda JPN
NC
USA
4
ESP
-
NAT
7
GER
7
AUT
5
YUG
6
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
HUN
-
AUS
-
52 14th 0

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Germany Herbert Hauf
250 cc motorcycle European Champion
1982
Succeeded by
Spain Carlos Cardús