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1994 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

Season summaryEdit

1994 was the year in which Honda's Mick Doohan began to stamp his authority on the Grand Prix world.[1] Honda's Longtime sponsor Rothmans left Honda to join Williams Renault in Formula One.[1] Doohan won 9 races, the most since Giacomo Agostini won 11 in 1972.[1] Kevin Schwantz was injured in a pre-season bicycle crash and raced in 6 races with his arm in plaster.[1] Luca Cadalora took over from Wayne Rainey on the Yamaha and won two races. Aprilia began campaigning in the 500cc class with a 250 V twin motor enlarged to 380cc in hopes of using its lighter weight and nimble handling as an advantage.[1]

Max Biaggi would win his first world title for Aprilia in a tight 250 class battle against Loris Capirossi and Tadayuki Okada.[1] Kazuto Sakata won the 125 crown for Aprilia. He was the first Japanese rider to race for a European factory.[1]

Honda secured the constructor's title in all three categories.

1994 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Round Date Race Location 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 27 March   Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Eastern Creek   Kazuto Sakata   Max Biaggi   John Kocinski Report
2 10 April   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Shah Alam   Noboru Ueda   Max Biaggi   Mick Doohan Report
3 24 April   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Suzuka   Takeshi Tsujimura   Tadayuki Okada   Kevin Schwantz Report
4 8 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jerez   Kazuto Sakata   Jean-Philippe Ruggia   Mick Doohan Report
5 22 May   Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix Salzburgring   Dirk Raudies   Loris Capirossi   Mick Doohan Report
6 12 June   German motorcycle Grand Prix Hockenheim   Dirk Raudies   Loris Capirossi   Mick Doohan Report
7 25 June   Dutch TT Assen   Takeshi Tsujimura   Max Biaggi   Mick Doohan Report
8 3 July   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Mugello   Noboru Ueda   Ralf Waldmann   Mick Doohan Report
9 17 July   French motorcycle Grand Prix Le Mans   Noboru Ueda   Loris Capirossi   Mick Doohan Report
10 24 July   British motorcycle Grand Prix Donington   Takeshi Tsujimura   Loris Capirossi   Kevin Schwantz Report
11 21 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Brno   Kazuto Sakata   Max Biaggi   Mick Doohan Report
12 11 September   United States motorcycle Grand Prix Laguna Seca   Takeshi Tsujimura   Doriano Romboni   Luca Cadalora Report
13 25 September   Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix Buenos Aires   Jorge Martínez   Tadayuki Okada   Mick Doohan Report
14 9 October   European motorcycle Grand Prix Catalunya   Dirk Raudies   Max Biaggi   Luca Cadalora Report

ParticipantsEdit

500cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No Rider Rounds
Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 (XR84) 1   Kevin Schwantz 1–12
6   Alex Barros All
12   Juan López Mella 14
19   Sean Emmett 13–14
Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 (OWF9) 3   Daryl Beattie 1–9, 12–14
5   Luca Cadalora All
56   Norifumi Abe 10–11
56   Norifumi Abe 12
Honda Team HRC Honda Honda NSR500 (NV0S) 4   Mick Doohan All
7   Shinichi Itoh All
8   Àlex Crivillé All
Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva Cagiva C594 10   Doug Chandler All
11   John Kocinski All
70   Carl Fogarty 10
Lopez Mella Racing Team (rd 1-3)
Team Repsol
ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 12   Juan López Mella 1–9, 11–13
Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSW-2 500 13   Loris Reggiani 4–8, 14
Team Millar Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 14   Jeremy McWilliams All
Padgetts Motorcycles Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 15   John Reynolds All
Euroteam ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 16   Laurent Naveau All
Ducados Honda Pons Honda Honda NSR500 17   Alberto Puig All
Yamaha Motor France ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 18   Bernard Garcia 1–3
Team ROC ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 18   Bernard Garcia 4, 6–14
28   Julián Miralles 1–4
37   Hervé Moineau 5
41   Andrew Stroud 14
63   Udo Mark 9–10
69   Philippe Monneret 9
72   Michael Liedl 11
79   Chuck Graves 12
Shell Harris Grand Prix Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 19   Sean Emmett 1–12
40   Neil Hodgson 13–14
52   Scott Doohan 1
M.B.M. Racing Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 20   Kevin Mitchell 1–2, 4–14
Team Doorakkers Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 21   Cees Doorakkers All
Team Pedercini ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 23   Lucio Pedercini All
24   Cristiano Migliorati All
Team Elit ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 25   Marco Papa 1–2, 4–6, 11–14
38   Ermanno Bastianini 8–9
39   James Haydon 10
Haenggeli Racing ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 27   Bernard Haenggeli All
ROC Coronas Repsol ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 28   Julián Miralles 5–8
Team Doppler Austria ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 29   Andreas Leuthe All
Team Paton Paton Paton V70 C9/2 30   Vittorio Scatola 1–2, 4–8, 13–14
42   Paul Pellissier 9, 11
Sachsen Racing Team Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 31   Lothar Neukirchner 1–7
32   Evren Bischoff 9
63   Udo Mark 6
MTD Objectif 500 ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 34   Bruno Bonhuil All
Jean Foray Racing Team ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 36   Jean Foray All
D.R. Team Shark ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 44   Marc Garcia All
Slick 50 Team WCM ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 50   Niall Mackenzie All
J.P.J. Racing ROC-Yamaha ROC-Yamaha GP1 51   Jean-Pierre Jeandat All
Mister Yumcha Blue Fox Honda Honda NSR500 56   Norick Abe 3
YRTR Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 57   Toshihiko Honma 3
Manfred Erhardt Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 62   Manfred Erhardt 6
Triton Team GB Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 73   Nick Hopkins 10
Felipe Horta Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 77   Felipe Horta 13
Yamasur Harris-Yamaha Harris-Yamaha SLS500 79   Nestor Amoroso 13
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

StandingEdit

500cc riders' standings[4][5]Edit

Scoring system

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

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike AUS
 
MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
GER
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
USA
 
ARG
 
EUR
 
Pts
1   Mick Doohan Honda NSR500 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 317
2   Luca Cadalora Yamaha YZR500 2 4 4 Ret 22 DNS 9 2 7 3 3 1 6 1 174
3   John Kocinski Cagiva GP500 1 2 9 3 5 Ret 8 Ret 2 4 Ret 2 3 3 172
4   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki RGV500 4 6 1 2 2 2 5 3 Ret 1 7 169
5   Alberto Puig Honda NSR500 7 5 8 6 6 3 4 4 4 7 5 7 5 7 152
6   Àlex Crivillé Honda NSR500 6 8 7 5 3 4 3 Ret 3 6 4 DNS 7 4 144
7   Shinichi Ito Honda NSR500 5 3 3 Ret 4 6 Ret 5 5 9 2 4 4 Ret 141
8   Alex Barros Suzuki RGV500 8 7 5 4 7 5 2 7 6 Ret 8 8 8 6 134
9   Doug Chandler Cagiva GP500 9 9 10 7 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 2 10 96
10   Niall Mackenzie Yamaha YZR500 Ret 11 19 8 9 8 Ret 9 Ret 8 9 10 11 8 69
11   Bernard Garcia ROC-Yamaha 11 Ret 11 Ret 9 10 8 Ret 11 11 12 12 9 56
12   Jeremy McWilliams Yamaha YZR500 17 14 13 11 16 Ret Ret 15 8 10 10 9 9 12 49
13   Daryl Beattie Yamaha YZR500 Ret 10 28 Ret 8 Ret 7 6 DNS Ret Ret 5 44
14   John Reynolds Yamaha YZR500 10 12 12 10 10 10 Ret Ret Ret 14 12 Ret Ret 11 43
15   Sean Emmett Harris-Yamaha 14 13 17 Ret 12 11 Ret 14 Ret 12 13 11 10 Ret 34
16   Juan López Mella ROC-Yamaha 13 Ret 15 13 Ret 12 Ret 10 10 Ret DNS DNS 26
Suzuki RGV500 13
17   Norifumi Abe Honda NSR500 Ret 20
Yamaha YZR500 DNS 6 6
18   Laurent Naveau ROC-Yamaha 16 Ret 14 Ret 15 14 12 16 Ret 13 Ret 13 14 14 19
19   Jean-Pierre Jeandat ROC-Yamaha 18 16 21 14 13 Ret 11 11 Ret DNS 16 14 Ret 17 17
20   Cristiano Migliorati ROC-Yamaha 15 20 20 12 14 Ret Ret 12 15 Ret 18 17 16 18 12
21   Marc Garcia ROC-Yamaha 20 18 22 16 17 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 15 16 13 Ret 11
22   Toshihiko Honma Yamaha YZR500 6 10
23   Jean Foray ROC-Yamaha Ret Ret 23 17 20 Ret 15 19 11 19 14 21 Ret DNS 8
24   Loris Reggiani Aprilia RSW500 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7
25   Bernard Haenggeli ROC-Yamaha 19 Ret 25 20 Ret Ret 16 13 12 Ret 17 18 19 20 7
26   Julián Miralles ROC-Yamaha 21 Ret 24 15 18 13 13 Ret 7
27   Bruno Bonhuil ROC-Yamaha 22 17 16 Ret 19 15 14 17 13 15 Ret 19 Ret Ret 7
28   Hervé Moineau ROC-Yamaha 11 5
29   Scott Doohan Harris-Yamaha 12 4
30   Udo Mark Harris-Yamaha Ret 2
ROC-Yamaha 14 17
31   Lucio Pedercini ROC-Yamaha Ret 15 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 Ret 18 Ret 15 17 Ret 2
32   Neil Hodgson Harris-Yamaha 15 16 1
33   Andrew Stroud ROC-Yamaha 15 1
  Kevin Mitchell Harris-Yamaha Ret Ret Ret 21 16 17 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Andreas Leuthe ROC-Yamaha 23 21 26 18 Ret 17 Ret Ret 17 20 Ret Ret Ret 0
  Cees Doorakkers Harris-Yamaha 25 19 Ret 19 Ret 18 18 21 Ret 21 20 20 18 19 0
  Ermanno Bastianini ROC-Yamaha 18 Ret 0
  Philippe Monneret ROC-Yamaha 18 0
  Lothar Neukirchner Harris-Yamaha Ret 27 21 19 Ret 0
  Vittorio Scatola Paton 24 Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret 0
  Marco Papa ROC-Yamaha Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret 0
  Néstor Amoroso Harris-Yamaha 20 0
  Neil Hopkins Harris-Yamaha Ret 0
  James Haydon ROC-Yamaha Ret 0
  Michael Liedl Harris-Yamaha Ret 0
  Felipe Horta Harris-Yamaha Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike AUS
 
MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
GER
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
USA
 
ARG
 
EUR
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

250cc riders' standings[6]Edit

Scoring system

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

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike AUS
 
MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
GER
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
USA
 
ARG
 
EUR
 
Pts
1   Max Biaggi Aprilia 1 1 4 Ret 2 2 1 Ret 3 Ret 1 2 2 1 234
2   Tadayuki Okada Honda 5 2 1 3 4 5 2 7 9 2 5 4 1 4 214
3   Loris Capirossi Honda 3 3 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 3 1 1 Ret Ret 5 2 199
4   Doriano Romboni Honda 2 5 6 2 3 3 NC NC 2 3 NC 1 3 170
5   Ralf Waldmann Honda 7 6 NC 4 5 6 4 1 4 7 2 10 8 7 156
6   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Aprilia 4 4 7 1 6 8 NC 4 7 6 3 NC 4 6 149
7   Tetsuya Harada Yamaha 9 7 NC 7 NC 2 8 4 NC 3 3 5 109
8   Jean-Michel Bayle Aprilia 10 7 11 8 11 11 6 8 5 5 6 Ret 7 8 105
9   Luis D'Antin Honda 8 8 10 6 7 9 7 6 Ret 9 7 6 9 NC 100
10   Nobuatsu Aoki Honda 6 Ret 8 5 Ret 4 5 Inj 6 8 4 5 21 Ret 95
11   Wilco Zeelenberg Honda 9 9 NC 9 NC 10 3 9 10 11 9 9 11 12 84
12   Carlos Checa Honda 14 11 Ret 11 Ret 14 11 10 13 12 Ret 7 10 0 54
13   Eskil Suter Aprilia 15 Ret 15 10 10 Ret 8 Ret 14 10 8 12 19 Ret 42
14   Adrian Bosshard Honda 13 12 Ret Ret NC Ret 11 12 14 13 13 12 10 34
15   Andy Preining Aprilia 12 13 21 NC 12 13 NC 12 21 NC 10 11 NC 15 30
16   Patrick van den Goorbergh Aprilia NC NC 13 20 8 12 10 14 16 17 12 16 NC 22 27
17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Aprilia 16 Ret 12 12 9 Ret 9 16 Ret 16 Ret 14 Ret 17 24
18   Kenny Roberts Jr. Yamaha Ret 8 6 11 23
19   Tohru Ukawa Honda 3 16
20   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 5 11
20   Takuma Aoki Honda 5 11
22   Toshihiko Honma Yamaha NC 13 NC 11 13 11
23   Alessandro Gramigni Aprilia 17 10 Ret 17 15 17 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10
24   Luis Carlos Maurel Honda 21 16 16 19 16 16 19 15 15 11 17 16 13 10
25   Bernd Kassner Aprilia NC 14 19 14 14 NC 14 15 20 9
26   Giuseppe Fiorillo Honda 20 18 21 16 19 12 NC NC NC 14 NC 14 16 8
27   Adi Stadler Honda NC 15 14 NC 13 15 15 18 17 18 NC NC 18 19 8
28   Craig Connell Honda 11 5
29   Miguel Castilla Yamaha 13 14 5
30   Juan Borja Honda 22 NC Ret 18 Ret 15 15 13 18 5
31   José Luis Cardoso Aprilia 19 NC NC 15 NC 21 NC NC NC 19 NC 20 15 Ret 2
Pos Rider Bike AUS
 
MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
GER
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
USA
 
ARG
 
EUR
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

125cc riders' standings[7]Edit

Scoring system

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

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike AUS
 
MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
GER
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
USA
 
ARG
 
EUR
 
Pts
1   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 1 2 2 1 5 2 4 2 3 4 1 Ret 9 7 224
2   Noboru Ueda Honda 7 1 NC 4 2 6 NC 1 1 6 2 9 2 6 194
3   Takeshi Tsujimura Honda Ret 5 1 6 NC Ret 1 3 2 1 5 1 7 4 190
4   Dirk Raudies Honda 10 4 NC 5 1 1 NC 5 5 8 7 8 6 1 162
5   Peter Öttl Aprilia 2 NC 4 2 4 4 NC 4 4 3 NC 3 13 2 160
6   Jorge Martínez Yamaha NC 3 7 9 17 7 2 7 6 10 4 5 1 NC 135
7   Stefano Perugini Aprilia 12 6 5 7 2 3 2 3 106
8   Masaki Tokudome Honda 9 14 6 10 9 5 6 9 12 6 14 8 13 87
9   Olivier Petrucciani Aprilia 5 7 NC 13 15 10 7 11 18 7 9 13 16 5 74
10   Herri Torrontegui Aprilia 8 9 8 3 14 NC 6 13 8 5 Ret NC 73
11   Hideyuki Nakajoh Honda 15 11 3 11 9 11 11 8 6 8 70
12   Haruchika Aoki Honda 17 10 17 14 25 12 9 12 13 19 4 12 3 59
13   Garry McCoy Aprilia 3 12 9 11 3 DNS 8 Ret 17 Ret 16 56
14   Akira Saito Honda 6 8 5 NC 7 8 Ret 14 14 15 NC 19 14 NC 53
15   Loek Bodelier Honda 11 NC 11 8 18 15 3 12 NC NC 14 Ret NC 9 48
16   Fausto Gresini Honda 4 6 18 DNF 8 13 16 17 10 20 DNS NC 10 46
17   Gianluigi Scalvini Aprilia 12 13 NC NC NC 15 10 4 11 32
18   Oliver Koch Honda 23 13 13 7 10 11 NC 12 NC Ret 30
19   Carlos Giró Jr. Aprilia 26 NC 20 28 20 Ret 15 Ret 9 13 7 10 NC 26
20   Tomomi Manako Honda 3 NC 8 24
21   Stefan Prein Yamaha 19 NC 15 NC 16 21 NC 16 15 17 11 11 11 21 17
22   Emilio Alzamora Honda NC 16 NC 22 22 11 18 NC 22 NC 21 5 NC 16
23   Bruno Casanova Honda 16 15 10 15 13 12 15
24   Gabriele Debbia Aprilia 13 NC 21 18 20 NC 10 19 19 14 20 NC NC 11
25   Manfred Geissler Aprilia 20 16 14 NC 21 NC NC 20 16 16 10 15 Ret 20 9
26   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha NC NC NC 12 NC NC 12 8
27   Emilio Cuppini Aprilia 9 NC 7
28   Tomoko Igata Honda 14 NC NC NC NC NC 19 12 23 NC 15 7
29   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 10 6
30   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 18 21 Ret Ret 19 14 15 NC NC 23 17 17 NC 14 5
31   Kunihiro Amano Honda 12 4
32   Juan Enrique Maturana Yamaha 20 13 18 22 16 15 4
33   Frédéric Petit Yamaha 22 NC 23 16 24 17 14 NC NC 24 21 NC NC 22 2
Pos Rider Bike AUS
 
MAL
 
JPN
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
GER
 
NED
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
CZE
 
USA
 
ARG
 
EUR
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

ReferencesEdit

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  • "The Official MotoGP website". Retrieved 2010-07-06.
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  5. ^ "500cc Grand Prix entry list for 1994".
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  7. ^ "motogp.com · 125cc World Standing 1994". www.motogp.com.