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1986 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

Season summaryEdit

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

Results and standingsEdit

ParticipantsEdit

500cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Rothmans Honda/HRC Honda Honda NSR500 1   Freddie Spencer 1, 4
4   Wayne Gardner All
Yamaha Marlboro Team Agostini SRL Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 2   Eddie Lawson All
9   Rob McElnea All
Team Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 3   Christian Sarron 1-9, 11
Team Elf-ROC Elf-Honda Elf 3
Honda RS500
5   Ron Haslam All
52   Christian le Liard 8-11
Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 6   Randy Mamola All
11   Mike Baldwin All
Racing Team Katayama Honda Honda RS500
Honda NSR500
7   Raymond Roche All
Rollstar Honda Racing Team Chevallier-Honda Honda RS500 8   Didier de Radiguès 2-3, 6-11
PDM Chrome Tapes Honda Honda RS500 10   Boet van Dulmen All
39   Henk van der Mark 1-5, 9-10
?? Honda Honda RS500 18   Marco Papa 2, 5-6
Ecurie Fior Fior-Honda Honda RS500 20   Marco Gentile 1-6, 8-11
Team Italia Honda Honda RS500 23   Fabio Biliotti 1-6, 9-11
HB Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki XR71 26   Dave Petersen 1-6, 8, 11
28
30
31
46
56
  Pierfrancesco Chili 1-5, 7-8
Skoal Bandit Heron Suzuki Heron-Suzuki Suzuki XR71 33   Paul Lewis 1-8, 11
47
33
59
  Niall Mackenzie 9-11
??   Paul Iddon ??
Rizla Heron-Suzuki Suzuki XR71 34   Kevin Schwantz 6-8, 11
Rothmans Honda Britain Honda Honda RS500
Honda NS500
31
30
  Roger Burnett 2, 6-7, 9
Honda NS500 43   Roger Marshall 9
Duckhams Oil Honda Honda RS500 31   Simon Buckmaster 1-4, 6-11
Hein Gericke Racing HG-Honda Honda RS500 35
31
71
36
  Manfred Fischer 1-7, 9-11
Stichting Netherlands Racing Team Honda Honda RS500 35   Mile Pajic 3-11
?? Honda Honda RS500 37   Andy Leuthe 1-3, 5-7, 11
Loctite Yamaha Yamaha
Suzuki
Yamaha YZR500
??
41   Kenny Irons 6, 8-9
Cagiva Cagiva Cagiva C10 44
16
  Joan Garriga 1-9, 11
??   Marco Lucchinelli 2
HRC Grieskirched Honda Honda RS500 44   Sepp Doppler ??
?? Honda Honda RS500 45   Dietmar Mayer 8
HDJ Sportswear Suzuki Suzuki RG500 Gamma 48   Maarten Duyzers 3, 5-10
Frankonia-Suzuki Schweiz Bakker-Suzuki ?? 51
29
  Wolfgang von Muralt All
HRC-Moriwaki Honda Honda NSR500 54   Shunji Yatsushiro 4-6, 8-11
?? Suzuki
Honda
Honda RS500
??
55   Leandro Becheroni 1-2, 4-8, 11
Walter Wolf Suzuki Suzuki XR71 56
19
  Shunji Yatsushiro 6-7
RS Rallye Sport Motorsport Handels Honda Honda RS500 56   Helmut Schütz 3-5, 9-10
Honda Deutschland Bakker-Honda Honda RS500 ??   Gustav Reiner 1, 3-4, 6, 8
?? Bakker-Honda Honda RS500 ??   Peter Sköld ??
Source:[3]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

250cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Rothmans Honda Honda Honda NSR250 2   Anton Mang 1-3, 5-7, 9-11
42
55
46
40
38
31
56
  Dominique Sarron All
HB-Venemotos Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 3   Carlos Lavado All
Yamaha TZ250 26
28
  Luis Lavado ??
Yamaha Marlboro Team Agostini SRL Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 4   Martin Wimmer All
57
37
44
36
33
31
  Tadahiko Taira 2-11
MC Bielle Roventi Honda Italy Honda Honda NSR250 5   Fausto Ricci 1-5, 7-11
Team Aprilia Aprilia-Rotax ?? 6   Loris Reggiani 1-2, 6, 8-10
36
43
45
  Stefano Caracchi 1-3, 8-11
Braun Cobas JJ Cobas-Rotax ?? 7   Alan Carter All
HB-Aprilia Team 250 Aprilia-Rotax ?? 8   Manfred Herweh 1-8
HB-Römer Racing Team Honda Honda RS250R 9   Reinhold Roth All
25   Harald Eckl 1-6, 8-11
Team Parisienne-Elf Honda Honda RS250R 10   Jacques Cornu All
Parisienne ?? 11   Pierre Bolle 1-9, 11
Parisienne
Honda
??
Honda RS250R
54
67
  Sergio Pellandini 4
Parisienne ?? 59   Guy Bertin 6-7, 10
Campsa-Honda Honda Honda RS250R 12   Carlos Cardús All
Honda NSR250 19   Sito Pons All
Team Mattioli Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 14   Jean-Michel Mattioli 1-3, 5-11
Silverstone-Armstrong Armstrong-Rotax Armstrong CF250 15   Donnie Mcleod All
35
38
41
  Niall Mackenzie 6-11
52   Ian Newton 1-3
Racing Team Katayama Honda Honda NSR250 17   Jean-François Baldé All
70
44
34
51
52
  Virginio Ferrari 3-11
Nuovo Moto Club Honda Honda RS250R 20   Massimo Matteoni 2, 4-5, 8, 10-11
Team Italia Garelli Garelli Garelli 250 GP 21   Andrea Brasini ??
42
39
45
34
43
32
  Maurizio Vitali 1, 3-11
Motor Team Development Honda Honda RS250R 22   Bruno Bonhuil 2-3, 5, 7-8
Honda Racing Team Honda Honda RS250R 23   Siegfried Minich 2-7, 9-10
Johnson Team Total Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 35
50
32
33
  Stéphane Mertens 2-11
Dieter Braun PVM Levior Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 39
33
  Hans Becker 4-7, 9-10
Hostettler-Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 41
43
47
  Roland Freymond 1, 3, 5, 7-11
?? Chevallier-Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 42
31
62
  Jean Foray All
Werberger Konservenfabrik Koch KG Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 45   Herbert Besendörfer 4-5, 9-10
Ehrlich Automotive EMC-Rotax ?? 46
36
51
  Gary Noel 6-7, 11
RK Morena-Rotax ?? 49
41
  Rene Deláby 1-5, 9
Wintershall Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 53
57
  Urs Lüzi 1, 6, 11
Atomic Road Racing Team Bakker-Rotax ?? 54
30
41
  Hans Lindner 2-8
MIG MIG-Rotax ?? 55
32
  Jean-Louis Guignabodet 1-2, 4, 6-11
?? Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 63
18
52
  Jean-Louis Tournadre 1-5, 9-11
Source: [4]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

500cc riders' standings[5][6]Edit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top ten finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Team Machine ESP
 
NAT
 
GER
 
AUT
 
YUG
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
SWE
 
SMR
 
Pts
1   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha-Agostini YZR500 2 1 1 1 1 Ret 2 1 3 1 1 139
2   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda-HRC NSR500 1 16 2 2 3 1 4 5 1 2 2 117
3   Randy Mamola Lucky Strike Yamaha-Roberts YZR500 4 2 6 3 2 2 1 2 5 8 3 105
4   Mike Baldwin Lucky Strike Yamaha-Roberts YZR500 3 3 3 5 5 3 Ret 4 18 3 4 78
5   Rob McElnea Marlboro Yamaha-Agostini YZR500 7 Ret 4 6 4 4 5 6 4 4 60
6   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises-Yamaha YZR500 5 4 Ret 4 6 5 3 3 Ret 6 58
7   Didier de Radiguès Rollstar Honda Racing Team Chevallier-NS500 5 5 9 7 8 2 6 7 42
8   Raymond Roche Racing Team Katayama NS500/NSR500 6 Ret 7 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret 6 5 5 35
9   Ron Haslam Team Elf-ROC Elf3-RS500 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 9 9 9 18
10   Pierfrancesco Chili HB-Suzuki RG500 14 7 16 9 DNS 6 Ret DNS 18
11   Niall Mackenzie Skoal Bandit Heron Suzuki RG500 7 7 8 11
12   Boet Van Dulmen PDM Chrome Tapes RS500 15 6 13 10 13 12 9 14 12 13 18 8
13   Shunji Yatsushiro HRC Moriwaki RS500 7 8 Ret Ret 14 11 7
14   Gustav Reiner Honda Deutschland RS500 Ret 9 8 Ret DNS 5
15   Fabio Biliotti Team Italia RS500 9 8 14 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
16   Dave Petersen HB Suzuki RG500 12 11 10 12 9 Ret 9 DNS 5
17   Juan Garriga Cagiva GP500 8 Ret DNS Ret 12 10 20 20 Ret NC 4
18   Paul Lewis Skoal Bandit Heron Suzuki RG500 11 9 12 14 10 Ret Ret 10 DNS 4
19   Mile Pajic Stichting Netherlands Racing Team RS500 Ret 18 18 16 8 16 Ret 21 Ret 3
20   Kenny Irons Loctite Yamaha YZR500 Ret 8 3
21   Roger Burnett Rothmans Honda Britain RS500/NS500 Ret 8 DNS 11 3
22   Kevin Schwantz Rizla Heron Suzuki RG500 10 10 2
23   Wolfgang Von Muralt Frankonia Suzuki Bakker-RG500 Ret Ret 17 15 11 13 11 11 10 10 Ret 2
24   Marco Papa RS500 10 16 1
  Manfred Fischer Team Hein Gericke HG-RS500 18 14 11 13 Ret 16 Ret 19 16 Ret 0
  Marco Gentile Ecurie Fior Fior-RS500 19 Ret Ret Ret 15 11 12 Ret 11 0
  Henk van der Mark PDM Chrome Tapes RS500 14 13 15 17 Ret 15 17 0
  Masaru Mizutani Walter Wolf Racing RG500 14 13 0
  Eero Hyvarinen RS500 Ret 21 14 Ret DNS 19 Ret 0
  Simon Buckmaster Duckhams Oil RS500 17 Ret 18 19 15 17 Ret 18 0
  Karl Truchsess RS500 15 Ret Ret Ret 0
  Christian Le Liard Team Elf-ROC Elf3-RS500 15 Ret NC Ret 0
  Freddie Spencer Rothmans Honda-HRC NSR500 Ret 16 0
  Peter Linden RS500 Ret 17 Ret DNS Ret 12 0
  Fabio Barchitta RS500 17 Ret 0
  Rob Punt RS500 18 20 0
  Alessandro Valesi RS500 Ret Ret 18 0
  Gerold Fisher RS500 19 0
  Dietmar Mayer RS500 19 0
  Andy Leuthe RS500 20 Ret 24 20 Ret Ret Ret 0
  Leandro Becheroni RG500 Ret Ret 20 24 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Esko Kuparinen RS500 21 23 0
  Steve Manley RG500 21 0
  Maarten Duyzers HDJ Sportswear RS500 22 23 Ret Ret Ret 22 0
  Helmut Schutz Rallye Sport RS500 28 Ret Ret 23 0
  Josef Doppler HRC Grieskirched RS500 Ret 27 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Philippe Robinet RS500 29 Ret Ret 0
  Armando Errico RG500 Ret Ret 0
  Marco Lucchinelli Cagiva GP500 Ret 0
  Bohumil Stasa RS500 Ret 0
Pos Rider Team Machine ESP
 
NAT
 
GER
 
AUT
 
YUG
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
SWE
 
SMR
 
Pts

250cc standings[7][8]Edit

Place Rider Number Team Machine Points Wins P.Pos. F.Laps
1   Carlos Lavado 3 HB Venemotos-Yamaha YZR250 114 6 7 3
2   Sito Pons 19 Campsa-Honda NSR250 108 2 2
3   Dominique Sarron 42 Rothmans-Honda NSR250 72 1 1
4   Anton Mang 2 Rothmans-Honda NSR250 65 1 1
5   Jean-François Baldé 17 Katayama-Honda NSR250 63
6   Martin Wimmer 4 Marlboro-Yamaha YZR250 56 4 3
7   Jacques Cornu 10 Parisienne-Elf-Honda RS250 32
8   Fausto Ricci 5 MC Bielle Roventi-Honda NSR250 30
9   Tadahiko Taira 57 Marlboro-Yamaha YZR250 28 1
10   Donnie McLeod 15 Silverstone-Armstrong CF250 27
11   Pierre Bolle 21
12   Carlos Cardús 12 Campsa-Honda 17
13   Stéphane Mertens 14
14   Virginio Ferrari 34 Total-Honda 14
15   Maurizio Vitali 12
16   Reinhold Roth 9 HB-Honda 10
17   Alan Carter 7 9
18   Jean Michel Mattioli 9
19   Manfred Herweh 8 Aprilia-Rotax 7
20   Jean Foray 7
21   Niall Mackenzie Armstrong-Rotax CF250 4
22   Siegfried Minich 4
23   Massimo Matteoni 2
24   Hans Lindner 1

125cc standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Machine Points Wins
1   Luca Cadalora 22 Garelli 122 4
2   Fausto Gresini 1 Garelli 114 4
3   Domenico Brigaglia 6 MBA 80 1
4   August Auinger 3 Bartol 60 2
5   Ezio Gianola 4 MBA 57 0
6   Bruno Kneubühler 5 LCR 54 0
7   Lucio Pietroniro 9 MBA 37 0
8   Pier Paolo Bianchi 2 Seel 34 0
9   Johnny Wickström 11 Tunturi 33 0
10   Willy Perez 14 Zanella 26 0
11   Olivier Liégeois 10 21
12   Thierry Feuz 17 19
13   Ángel Nieto 15
14   Paolo Casoli 14
15   Gastone Grassetti 9
16   Jussi Hautaniemi 8 8
17   Adi Stadler 6
18   Alfred Waibel 5
19   Hakan Olsson 5
20   Andres Sanchez 3
21   Mike Leitner 2
22   Esa Kytölä 2

80cc standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Machine Points Wins
1   Jorge Martínez 2 Derbi 94 4
2   Manuel Herreros 4 Derbi 85 1
3   Stefan Dörflinger 1 Krauser 82 1
4   Hans Spaan Huvo 57 0
5   Gerhard Waibel 5 Real 51 1
6   Ian McConnachie 6 Krauser 50 1
7   Ángel Nieto 9 Derbi 45 0
8   Pier Paolo Bianchi Seel 44 1
9   Josef Fischer Krauser 13 0
10   Gerd Kafka Krauser 9 0
11   Wilco Zeelenberg Casal 8
12   Hubert Abold 8
13   Theo Timmer 6
14   Joan Bolart 6
15   Rudolf Kunz 6
16   Alex Barros Rieju,
Autisa
6
17   Henk Van Kessel 5
18   Domingo Gil 5
19   Rainer Scheidhauer 4
20   Alfred Waibel 3
21   Felix Rodriguez 3
22   Luis Miguel Reyes 2
23   Herri Torrontegui 1
24   Salvatore Milano 1

Further readingEdit

  • Büla, Maurice & Schertenleib, Jean-Claude (2001). Continental Circus 1949-2000. Chronosports S.A. ISBN 2-940125-32-5

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit