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The Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix (German: Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich) is a motorcycling event that was part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season from 1971 to 1997, and then again from 2016 onwards.

Austrian Grand Prix
Circuit A1 Ring.svg
VenueRed Bull Ring (1996-1997, 2016-)
Salzburgring (1971-1994)
First race1971
Most wins (rider)Giacomo Agostini, Ángel Nieto (6)
Most wins (manufacturer)Honda (24)

Contents

HistoryEdit

The inaugural Austrian grand prix was held in 1971 at the Salzburgring, where it stayed until 1994. In 1995, the Austrian GP was taken off the calendar because the Salzburgring was deemed too dangerous for racing.[1], but would return in 1996 on the then-called Österreichring.[2][3] In 1997, the Österreichring became the A1-Ring, named after the Austrian mobile network operator A1.

For the 1998 season, the Austrian round was scrapped, mainly due to the low number of spectators who visited the races.[4]

After a 19-year absence, the Austrian Grand Prix returned in 2016 and currently takes place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.[5]

Track galleryEdit

Winners of the Austrian motorcycle Grand PrixEdit

Multiple winners (riders)Edit

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
6   Giacomo Agostini 500 cc 1971, 1972, 1974
350 cc 1971, 1972, 1974
  Ángel Nieto 125 cc 1971, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983
4   Jorge Martínez 125 cc 1988, 1990
80 cc 1986, 1987
3   Kenny Roberts 500 cc 1978, 1979, 1983
  Eddie Lawson 500 cc 1984, 1986, 1988
  Fausto Gresini 125 cc 1985, 1987, 1991
  Kevin Schwantz 500 cc 1989, 1990, 1993
  Mick Doohan 500 cc 1991, 1994, 1997
2   Jarno Saarinen 500 cc 1973
250 cc 1973
  Kent Andersson 125 cc 1973, 1974
  Hideo Kanaya 500 cc 1975
350 cc 1975
  Eugenio Lazzarini 125 cc 1977, 1978
  Kork Ballington 350 cc 1978, 1979
  Freddie Spencer 500 cc 1985
250 cc 1985
  Luca Cadalora 250 cc 1990
125 cc 1986
  Joan Mir Moto3 2016, 2017
  Andrea Dovizioso MotoGP 2017, 2019

Multiple winners (manufacturers)Edit

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
24   Honda 500 cc 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997
250 cc 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
Moto3 2017, 2019
125 cc 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
19   Yamaha 500 cc 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1988
350 cc 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981
250 cc 1973, 1984, 1986, 1990
125 cc 1973, 1974
7   Derbi 250 cc 1972
125 cc 1971, 1972, 1988, 1990
80 cc 1986, 1987
  Suzuki 500 cc 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1993
5   Garelli 125 cc 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987
4   MV Agusta 500 cc 1971, 1972
350 cc 1971, 1972
  Morbidelli 125 cc 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
  Ducati MotoGP 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
3   Kalex Moto2 2016, 2017, 2018
2   Kawasaki 350 cc 1978, 1979
  KTM Moto3 2016, 2018
  Minarelli 125 cc 1979, 1981

By yearEdit

Year Track MotoE Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2019 Red Bull Ring   Mike Di Meglio Energica   Romano Fenati Honda   Brad Binder KTM   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Report
Year Track Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2018 Red Bull Ring   Marco Bezzecchi KTM   Francesco Bagnaia Kalex   Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Report
2017 Red Bull Ring   Joan Mir Honda   Franco Morbidelli Kalex   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Report
2016 Red Bull Ring   Joan Mir KTM   Johann Zarco Kalex   Andrea Iannone Ducati Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1997 A1-Ring   Noboru Ueda Honda   Olivier Jacque Honda   Mick Doohan Honda Report
1996 A1-Ring   Ivan Goi Honda   Ralf Waldmann Honda   Àlex Crivillé Honda Report
1994 Salzburgring   Dirk Raudies Honda   Loris Capirossi Honda   Mick Doohan Honda Report
1993 Salzburgring   Takeshi Tsujimura Honda   Doriano Romboni Honda   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
1991 Salzburgring   Fausto Gresini Honda   Helmut Bradl Honda   Mick Doohan Honda Report
1990 Salzburgring   Jorge Martinez Derbi   Luca Cadalora Yamaha   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
Year Track 80 cc 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1989 Salzburgring   Hans Spaan Honda   Sito Pons Honda   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Report
1988 Salzburgring   Jorge Martínez Derbi   Jacques Cornu Honda   Eddie Lawson Yamaha Report
1987 Salzburgring   Jorge Martínez Derbi   Fausto Gresini Garelli   Anton Mang Honda   Wayne Gardner Honda Report
1986 Salzburgring   Jorge Martínez Derbi   Luca Cadalora Garelli   Carlos Lavado Yamaha   Eddie Lawson Honda Report
1985 Salzburgring   Fausto Gresini Garelli   Freddie Spencer Honda   Freddie Spencer Honda Report
1984 Salzburgring   Stefan Dörflinger Zündapp   Christian Sarron Yamaha   Eddie Lawson Yamaha Report
Year Track 50 cc 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1983 Salzburgring   Ángel Nieto Garelli   Manfred Herweh Real-Rotax   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
Year Track 50 cc 125 cc 250 cc 350 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1982 Salzburgring   Ángel Nieto Garelli   Éric Saul Chevallier-Yamaha   Franco Uncini Suzuki Report
1981 Salzburgring   Ángel Nieto Minarelli   Patrick Fernandez Yamaha   Randy Mamola Suzuki Report
1979 Salzburgring   Ángel Nieto Minarelli   Kork Ballington Kawasaki   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
1978 Salzburgring   Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli   Kork Ballington Kawasaki   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Report
1977 Salzburgring   Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli Race cancelled [N 1]   Jack Findlay Suzuki Report
1976 Salzburgring   Pier Paolo Bianchi Morbidelli   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha   Barry Sheene Suzuki Report
1975 Salzburgring   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli   Hideo Kanaya Yamaha   Hideo Kanaya Yamaha Report
1974 Salzburgring   Kent Andersson Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini Yamaha Report
1973 Salzburgring   Kent Andersson Yamaha   Jarno Saarinen Yamaha   János Drapál Yamaha   Jarno Saarinen Yamaha Report
1972 Salzburgring   Ángel Nieto Derbi   Börje Jansson Derbi   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1971 Salzburgring   Jan de Vries Kreidler   Ángel Nieto Derbi   Silvio Grassetti MZ   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
Footnotes
  1. ^ The 1977 350cc race was cancelled after a crash that led to the death of Hans Stadelmann.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  • "History of the Grand Prix of Austria" (in French). Racing Memory. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
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  2. ^ "MotoGP: Casey Stoner among several riders concerned with Red Bull Ring safety ahead of test - Fox Sports". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Austria 1996 500cc". YouTube. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1998". archive.today. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "MotoGP™ to return to Austria in 2016 - MotoGP". Motogp.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Les Championnats du Monde de Courses sur Route - L'année 1977" [World Championship Road Racing - 1977]. Racing Memory (in French). Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.