José Luis Cardoso

Jose Luis Cardoso Lobo (born 2 February 1975 in Seville, Spain) is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. During the 2006 season, he rode for the Pramac d'Antin Ducati squad, his second time with this team.

José Luis Cardoso
NationalitySpanish
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1993 - 2002, 2006
First race1993 125 cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last race2006 MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix
Team(s)Aprilia, Yamaha, TSR-Honda, Honda, Ducati
Championships0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
132 0 0 0 0 207

Early careerEdit

His first success was victory in the 1990 Andalucian 125cc championship, before moving up to the national championship a year later. In 1993 he won the Spanish 125cc title, as well as the Andalucian 250cc series, and made his 125cc World Championship debut in his home round. He combined world and Spanish 250cc racing over the next two seasons, finishing as runner-up in his domestic series in 1995.

Cardoso concentrated on international racing for the first time in 1996, but did not match his 16th overall in the world series over the next two seasons. He doubled up successfully in 1998, winning the Spanish 250cc title and finishing 11th in the international level.

500cc and MotoGP part 1Edit

This was enough to earn him a 500cc World Championship ride with the TSR Honda team in 1999, finishing 25th overall. In 2000 his team had sponsorship from Maxon Dee Cee Jeans, and he finished 18th overall. 2001 was his first year with Luis D'Antin's team, and he racked up 45 points, more than double his 2000 total, although it was only good for 16th overall. The championship became MotoGP in 2002, although he only made 5 appearances, and did not race anything in 2003.[1]

Recent yearsEdit

In 2004 Cardoso won the Spanish Formula Extreme title, and in 2005, he moved to Superbike World Championship, with the DFXtreme Yamaha team. He was highly competitive in testing, but struggled to finish races, ultimately coming only 31st overall. However, he went back to MotoGP and D'Antin in 2006, racing a 2005-spec Ducati as teammate to German Alex Hofmann. With the WCM team absent, and Team Roberts powered by Honda engines, they and Tech 3 Yamaha are the only privateer teams on the grid, and Cardoso and Hofmann have usually only had Tech 3's James Ellison near them at the bottom of the timesheets.

Career statisticsEdit

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

By classEdit

Class Season 1st GP Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125cc 1993 1993 Spain 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
250cc 1994–1998, 2004 1994 Australia 67 0 0 0 0 118 0
500cc 1999–2001 1999 Malaysia 41 0 0 0 0 70 0
MotoGP 2002, 2006 2002 France 23 0 0 0 0 19 0
Total 1993–2002, 2004, 2006 132 0 0 0 0 207 0

Races by yearEdit

(key)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos. Pts
1993 125cc Aprilia AUS MAL JPN SPA
Ret
AUT GER NED EUR RSM GBR CZE ITA USA FIM NC 0
1994 250cc Aprilia AUS
19
MAL
Ret
JPN
Ret
SPA
15
AUT
Ret
GER
21
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
19
CZE
Ret
USA
20
ARG
15
EUR
Ret
31st 2
1995 250cc Aprilia AUS
8
MAL
13
JPN
7
SPA
17
GER
17
ITA
12
NED
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
16
CZE
13
BRA
14
ARG
Ret
EUR
12
16th 33
1996 250cc Aprilia MAL
Ret
INA
Ret
JPN
23
SPA ITA
DNS
FRA
Ret
NED
Ret
GER GBR AUT
Ret
CZE
Ret
IMO
13
CAT
Ret
BRA
Ret
AUS
Ret
31st 3
1997 250cc Yamaha MAL
Ret
JPN
20
SPA
10
ITA
Ret
AUT
Ret
FRA
Ret
NED
Ret
IMO
14
GER
Ret
BRA
15
GBR
13
CZE
11
CAT
14
INA
Ret
AUS
Ret
21st 19
1998 250cc Yamaha JPN
8
MAL
10
SPA
Ret
ITA
8
FRA
13
MAD
5
NED
Ret
GBR
10
GER
7
CZE
10
IMO
12
CAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
ARG
Ret
11th 61
1999 500cc TSR-Honda MAL
Ret
JPN
14
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
12
NED
16
GBR
Ret
GER CZE
DNS
IMO
Ret
VAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
RSA
17
BRA
17
ARG
16
26th 6
2000 500cc Honda RSA
11
MAL
13
JPN
Ret
SPA
Ret
FRA ITA
13
CAT
DNS
NED GBR
Ret
GER
12
CZE
16
POR
16
VAL
12
BRA
16
PAC
DNQ
AUS
DNQ
18th 19
2001 500cc Yamaha JPN
Ret
RSA
13
SPA
Ret
FRA
13
ITA
11
CAT
14
NED
12
GBR
Ret
GER
13
CZE
13
POR
10
VAL
17
PAC
13
AUS
Ret
MAL
11
BRA
8
16th 45
2002 MotoGP Yamaha JPN RSA SPA FRA
16
ITA CAT NED GBR GER
13
CZE POR BRA
11
PAC MAL
16
AUS
15
VAL
Ret
23rd 9
2004 250cc Yamaha RSA SPA FRA ITA CAT
DNQ
NED BRA GER GBR CZE POR JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL NC 0
2006 MotoGP Ducati SPA
Ret
QAT
16
TUR
Ret
CHN
17
FRA
Ret
ITA
17
CAT
11
NED
17
GBR
15
GER
14
USA
16
CZE
Ret
MAL
17
AUS
17
JPN
Ret
POR
14
VAL
Ret
20th 10

Superbike World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

(key)

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2005 Yamaha QAT
Ret
QAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
AUS
Ret
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
ITA
19
ITA
Ret
EUR
9
EUR
Ret
SMR
13
SMR
Ret
CZE
16
CZE
Ret
GBR
20
GBR
Ret
NED
17
NED
Ret
GER
13
GER
Ret
ITA ITA FRA FRA 24th 13

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