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Jean-Louis Tournadre (born 17 November 1958) is a French former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Born in Clermont-Ferrand, he became France's first FIM road racing world champion when he clinched the 1982 250cc title aboard a Yamaha TZ250.[1]

Jean-Louis Tournadre
NationalityFrench
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1980 - 1986
First race1980 350cc British Grand Prix
Last race1986 250cc San Marino Grand Prix
First win1982 250cc French Grand Prix
Last win1982 250cc French Grand Prix
Championships250cc - 1982
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
37 1 9 0 2 158

Despite only having one victory to his rival Anton Mang's five victories, Tournadre amassed enough podium results to win the championship by one point. His only victory came at the French Grand Prix held at Nogaro where most of the top riders, including Mang and Carlos Lavado, went on strike to protest the lack of safety at the circuit.[2] In 1988, Tournadre competed in the Hockenheim round of the World Superbike Championship.

Motorcycle Grand Prix ResultsEdit

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Rank Wins
1980 250cc Yamaha NAT
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
CZE
10
GER
-
1 32nd 0
350cc Rieju NAT
-
FRA
-
NED
-
GBR
9
CZE
-
GER
8
5 20th 0
1981 250cc Yamaha ARG
-
GER
-
NAT
-
FRA
-
ESP
-
NED
-
BEL
6
RSM
6
GBR
-
FIN
4
SWE
5
CZE
3
34 7th 0
1982 250cc Yamaha FRA
1
ESP
2
NAT
3
NED
2
BEL
6
YUG
3
GBR
3
SWE
4
FIN
7
CZE
2
RSM
2
GER
4
118 1st 1
1983 250cc Sonauto-Yamaha RSA
NC
FRA
NC
NAT
NC
GER
14
ESP
11
AUT
NC
YUG
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GBR
NC
SWE
NC
0 - 0
1986 250cc Sonauto-Yamaha ESP
NC
NAT
NC
GER
NC
AUT
NC
YUG
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
NC
SWE
NC
RSM
16
0 - 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jean Louis Tournadre career statistics at MotoGP.com
  2. ^ 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix. (1999)(1st Ed). Hazelton Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-874557-83-7


Preceded by
Anton Mang
250cc Motorcycle World Champion
1982
Succeeded by
Carlos Lavado