Jon Ekerold

Jonathan "Jon" Ekerold (born 8 October 1946) is a South African former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

Jon Ekerold
TT Assen Jon Ekerold in aktie, winnaar 350 cc, Bestanddeelnr 930-9049.jpg
Jon Ekerold at the 1980 Dutch TT
NationalitySouth African
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years19751983
First race1975 350cc Austrian Grand Prix
Last race1983 500cc San Marino Grand Prix
First win1977 250cc French Grand Prix
Last win1981 350cc Nations Grand Prix
Team(s)Cagiva
Championships350cc - 1980
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
56 7 19 2 3

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ekerold is one of the few racers in the modern era to have won a world championship as a privateer without the benefit of a motorcycle manufacturer's support when he defeated Kawasaki factory racing team rider Anton Mang for the 1980 350cc Grand Prix road racing world championship.[1] Ekerold rode a self-modified Yamaha TZ350 engine in a Bimota chassis during his championship season. He also won the Ulster Grand Prix once and finished second at the Isle of Man TT twice.[2][3]

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[1][3]Edit

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 13 Points Rank Wins
1975 350cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
-
AUT
2
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
10
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
13 16th 0
1976 250cc Yamaha FRA
-
NAT
-
YUG
-
IOM
NC
NED
12
BEL
-
SWE
11
FIN
14
CZE
-
GER
3
ESP
-
10 15th 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
YUG
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
FIN
7
CZE
-
GER
-
ESP
-
4 30th 0
500cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
6
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GER
-
5 29th 0
1977 250cc Yamaha VEN
-
GER
-
NAT
6
ESP
-
FRA
1
YUG
8
NED
7
BEL
10
SWE
3
FIN
12
CZE
7
GBR
-
42 9th 1
350cc Yamaha VEN
-
GER
-
NAT
-
ESP
6
FRA
2
YUG
2
NED
6
SWE
4
FIN
3
CZE
9
GBR
-
54 3rd 0
1978 250cc Yamaha VEN
-
ESP
5
FRA
4
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
4
FIN
10
GBR
-
GER
6
CZE
5
YUG
5
40 9th 0
350cc Yamaha VEN
-
AUT
4
FRA
3
NAT
-
NED
3
BEL
-
SWE
4
FIN
5
GBR
-
GER
4
CZE
4
YUG
5
64 4th 0
1979 250cc Yamaha VEN
-
GER
4
NAT
-
ESP
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
FRA
-
8 22nd 0
350cc Yamaha VEN
5
AUT
2
GER
1
NAT
-
ESP
-
YUG
-
NED
-
FIN
-
GBR
10
CZE
-
FRA
-
34 8th 1
1980 350cc Bimota-Yamaha NAT
6
FRA
1
NED
1
GBR
2
CZE
10
GER
1
63 1st 3
1981 350cc Bimota-Yamaha ARG
1
AUT
3
GER
-
NAT
1
YUG
2
NED
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
52 2nd 2
1982 500cc Cagiva ARG
-
AUT
12
FRA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
YUG
-
GBR
13
SWE
-
RSM
-
GER
10
1 28th 0
1983 500cc Cagiva RSA
17
FRA
19
NAT
-
GER
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
NC
BEL
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
RSM
24
0 - 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jon Ekerold career statistics". motogp.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Road Racing Hero - Jon Ekerold". realroadracing.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Jon Ekerold Isle of Man TT results". iomtt.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011.

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