1986 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|1986 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season|
1986 World Champions
500cc – Eddie Lawson (Yamaha)
250cc – Carlos Lavado (Yamaha)
125cc – Luca Cadalora (Garelli)
80cc – Jorge Martínez (Derbi)
- 1 Season summary
- 2 1986 Grand Prix season calendar
- 3 Results and standings
- 4 Participants
- 5 Further reading
- 6 References
- 7 External links
A second world championship for the consistent Eddie Lawson. After a dominating 1985 season, the future looked bright for Honda's Freddie Spencer. However, once the season started, he began to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. The talented American would never win another Grand Prix after his spectacular 1985 season. Australian Wayne Gardner stepped up to become Honda's lead rider. Randy Mamola, riding for the newly formed Kenny Roberts-Yamaha team continued to post good results and finished third in the points chase.
Venezuelan Carlos Lavado earned his second world championship for Yamaha with a strong performance. Garelli teammates Fausto Gresini and Luca Cadalora battled it out for the 125 title, each taking four wins with Cadalora coming out on top. Spain's Jorge Martinez ended Stefan Dörflinger's streak of title wins at four. Angel Nieto announced he was retiring after twenty-three years in Grand Prix racing. He continued to be competitive up to the end with a second-place finish in the Italian 125 race and a second in Spain in the 80cc class. His 90 Grand Prix victories at the time ranked him second only to Giacomo Agostini.
For 125cc and 80cc, an additional post-season event on the Hockenheimring (located in the German state of Baden-Württemberg) was designated as the Baden-Württemberg Grand Prix and counted towards the championships in these classes.
1986 Grand Prix season calendarEdit
|1||4 May||Gran Premio de España||Circuito Permanente Del Jarama|
|2||18 May||Gran Premio delle Nazioni||Autodromo Nazionale Monza|
|3||25 May||Grosser Preis von Deutschland||Nürburgring|
|4||8 June||Großer Preis von Österreich||Salzburgring|
|5||15 June||Yu Grand Prix||Automotodrom Rijeka|
|6||28 June||Dutch TT||TT Circuit Assen|
|7||6 July||GP of Belgium||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps|
|8||20 July||Grand Prix de France||Circuit Paul Ricard|
|9||3 August||Shell Oils British Motorcycle Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit|
|10||9 August||Swedish TT||Scandinavian Raceway|
|11||24 August||Grand Prix San Marino||Circuito Internazionale Santa Monica|
|12||28 September||Baden-Württemberg Grand Prix||Hockenheimring|
- The South African Grand Prix was boycotted due to the Apartheid policies in the country.
- The German Grand Prix moved from the Hockenheimring to the Nürburgring.
- The French Grand Prix moved from the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans to the Paul Ricard circuit.
- The Baden-Württemberg motorcycle Grand Prix was added as a one-off race to replace the South African Grand Prix. Only the 80cc and 125cc participated in this race.
Results and standingsEdit
- Scoring system
Points are awarded to the top ten finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.