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Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix was the Finnish round of the FIM Grand Prix motorcycle racing championship from 1962 to 1982. It was held at the Tampere Circuit in 1962 and 1963 before moving to the Imatra Circuit. Giacomo Agostini won the most Finnish Grands Prix with ten 500cc victories and seven 350cc victories. In July 2016, it was announced the Grand Prix would return from 2019 on the new Kymi Ring.[1], but the provisional 2019 calendar did not include the track on the schedule, but it has been confirmed for 2020.

Finnish Grand Prix
VenueImatra Circuit
First race1962
Last race1982
Most wins (rider)Giacomo Agostini (16)
Most wins (manufacturer)MV Agusta (18)

Winners of the Finnish Grand PrixEdit

Multiple winners (riders)Edit

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
16   Giacomo Agostini 500 cc 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975
350 cc 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
4   Mike Hailwood 500 cc 1963
350 cc 1963
250 cc 1966, 1967
  Phil Read 500 cc 1974
250 cc 1968
125 cc 1966, 1968
  Walter Villa 350cc 1976
250 cc 1974, 1976, 1977
  Kork Ballington 350 cc 1978
250 cc 1978, 1979, 1980
  Ángel Nieto 125 cc 1978, 1980, 1981
50 cc 1975
3   Hugh Anderson 125 cc 1963, 1965
50 cc 1964
2   Luigi Taveri 125 cc 1964
50 cc 1962
  Dave Simmonds 125 cc 1969, 1970
  Rodney Gould 250 cc 1970, 1971
  Kent Andersson 250 cc 1969
125 cc 1972
  Julien van Zeebroeck 50 cc 1974, 1976
  Pier Paolo Bianchi 125 cc 1976, 1977
  Johnny Cecotto 500 cc 1977
350 cc 1975
  Wil Hartog 500 cc 1978, 1980
  Anton Mang 350 cc 1982
250 cc 1981

Multiple winners (manufacturers)Edit

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
19   MV Agusta 500 cc 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
350 cc 1963, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
15   Yamaha 500 cc 1975, 1977
350 cc 1974, 1975
250 cc 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982
125 cc 1966, 1968, 1972
10   Suzuki 500 cc 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
125 cc 1963, 1965, 1967, 1971
50 cc 1964
  Kawasaki 350 cc 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982
250 cc 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
125 cc 1969, 1970
6   Honda 350 cc 1962, 1964
250 cc 1966, 1967
125 cc 1964
50 cc 1962
5   Harley Davidson 350 cc 1976
250 cc 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
4   Kreidler 50 cc 1963, 1974, 1975, 1976
3   Minarelli 125 cc 1978, 1980, 1981
2   Morbidelli 125 cc 1976, 1977

By yearEdit

Year Track 50 cc 125 cc 250 cc 350 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1982 Imatra   Iván Palazzese MBA   Christian Sarron Yamaha   Anton Mang Kawasaki Report
1981 Imatra   Ángel Nieto Minarelli   Anton Mang Kawasaki   Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki Report
1980 Imatra   Ángel Nieto Minarelli   Kork Ballington Kawasaki   Wil Hartog Suzuki Report
1979 Imatra   Ricardo Tormo Bultaco   Kork Ballington Kawasaki   Gregg Hansford Kawasaki   Boet van Dulmen Suzuki Report
1978 Imatra   Ángel Nieto Minarelli   Kork Ballington Kawasaki   Kork Ballington Kawasaki   Wil Hartog Suzuki Report
1977 Imatra   Pier Paolo Bianchi Morbidelli   Walter Villa Harley Davidson   Takazumi Katayama Kawasaki   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha Report
1976 Imatra   Julien van Zeebroeck Kreidler   Pier Paolo Bianchi Morbidelli   Walter Villa Harley Davidson   Walter Villa Harley Davidson   Pat Hennen Suzuki Report
1975 Imatra   Ángel Nieto Kreidler   Michel Rougerie Harley Davidson   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini Yamaha Report
1974 Imatra   Julien van Zeebroeck Kreidler   Walter Villa Harley Davidson   John Dodds Yamaha   Phil Read MV Agusta Report
1973 Imatra   Otello Buscherini Malanca   Teuvo Länsivuori Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1972 Imatra   Kent Andersson Yamaha   Jarno Saarinen Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1971 Imatra   Barry Sheene Suzuki   Rodney Gould Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1970 Imatra   Dave Simmonds Kawasaki   Rodney Gould Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1969 Imatra   Dave Simmonds Kawasaki   Kent Andersson Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1968 Imatra   Phil Read Yamaha   Phil Read Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1967 Imatra   Stuart Graham Suzuki   Mike Hailwood Honda   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1966 Imatra   Phil Read Yamaha   Mike Hailwood Honda   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1965 Imatra   Hugh Anderson Suzuki   Mike Duff Yamaha   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta Report
1964 Imatra   Hugh Anderson Suzuki   Luigi Taveri Honda   Jim Redman Honda   Jack Ahearn Norton Report
1963 Tampere   Hans Georg Anscheidt Kreidler   Hugh Anderson Suzuki   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta Report
1962 Tampere   Luigi Taveri Honda   Tommy Robb Honda   Alan Shepherd Matchless Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MotoGP signs agreement with Finland for 2018 race". Motorsport.com. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.