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List of Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Champions by year

The following is a list of FIM Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Champions from 1949 to 2018, in order of class and year.

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SummaryEdit

Grand Prix motorcycle racing is the premier championship of motorcycle road racing, which has been divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3. Classes that have been discontinued include 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 80cc, 50cc and Sidecar. The Grand Prix Road-Racing World Championship was established in 1949 by the sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and is the oldest motorsport World Championship.[1]

There were five classes when the championship started in 1949; 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc and sidecar (600cc). The 50cc class was introduced in 1962. Due to escalating costs that resulted in a number of manufacturers leaving the championship, the FIM limited the 50cc bikes to a single cylinder, the 125cc and 250cc bikes were limited to two cylinders and the 350cc and 500cc bikes were limited to four cylinders. The 350cc class was discontinued in 1982, two years later the 50cc class was replaced with an 80cc class, which was discontinued in 1989. The sidecar class left the series to form its own championship after 1996. In 2002, 990cc bikes replaced the 500c bikes and the class was renamed as MotoGP.[2] 660cc bikes replaced the 250cc bikes in 2010, with the class rebranded as Moto2.[3] Starting 2012, the Moto3 class (250cc one cylinder) replaced the 125cc class.

The 750 FIM Prize became a world championship from 1977 onwards after a favourable vote from the FIM general council.[4]

Sidecars had 600 cc engines in the first two years, after which they were replaced by 500cc engines. In 1979 the FIM created a prototype sidecar class named B2B, as opposed to the traditional B2A. Prototypes were banned in 1980, but from 1981 onwards prototypes were allowed again, this time without having a separate class.

The Riders' World Championship is awarded to the most successful rider over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. The constructors listed in this table are the bike that the world champions rode during that winning season and are not necessarily the winner of the constructors' world championship in that season. For sidecar champions, the passenger name is in italics.

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Year 500cc 350cc 250cc 125cc Sidecar
1949   Leslie Graham (AJS)   Freddie Frith (Velocette)   Bruno Ruffo (Moto Guzzi)   Nello Pagani (Mondial)   Eric Oliver
  Denis Jenkinson
(Norton)
1950   Umberto Masetti (Gilera)   Bob Foster (Velocette)   Dario Ambrosini (Benelli)   Bruno Ruffo (Mondial)   Eric Oliver
  Lorenzo Dobelli
(Norton)
1951   Geoff Duke (Norton)   Geoff Duke (Norton)   Bruno Ruffo (Moto Guzzi)   Carlo Ubbiali (Mondial)   Eric Oliver
  Lorenzo Dobelli
(Norton)
1952   Umberto Masetti (Gilera)   Geoff Duke (Norton)   Enrico Lorenzetti (Moto Guzzi)   Cecil Sandford (MV Agusta)   Cyril Smith
  Bob Clements
  Les Nutt

(Norton)
1953   Geoff Duke (Gilera)   Fergus Anderson (Moto Guzzi)   Werner Haas (NSU)   Werner Haas (NSU)   Eric Oliver
  Stanley Dibben
(Norton)
1954   Geoff Duke (Gilera)   Fergus Anderson (Moto Guzzi)   Werner Haas (NSU)   Rupert Hollaus (NSU)   Wilhelm Noll
  Fritz Cron
(BMW)
1955   Geoff Duke (Gilera)   Bill Lomas (Moto Guzzi)   Hermann Paul Müller (NSU)   Carlo Ubbiali (MV Agusta)   Willi Faust
  Karl Remmert
(BMW)
1956   John Surtees (MV Agusta)   Bill Lomas (Moto Guzzi)   Carlo Ubbiali (MV Agusta)   Carlo Ubbiali (MV Agusta)   Wilhelm Noll
  Fritz Cron
(BMW)
1957   Libero Liberati (Gilera)   Keith Campbell (Moto Guzzi)   Cecil Sandford (Mondial)   Tarquinio Provini (Mondial)   Fritz Hillebrand
  Manfred Grunwahl
(BMW)
1958   John Surtees (MV Agusta)   John Surtees (MV Agusta)   Tarquinio Provini (MV Agusta)   Carlo Ubbiali (MV Agusta)   Walter Schneider
  Hans Strauß
(BMW)
1959   John Surtees (MV Agusta)   John Surtees (MV Agusta)   Carlo Ubbiali (MV Agusta)   Carlo Ubbiali (MV Agusta)   Walter Schneider
  Hans Strauß
(BMW)
1960   John Surtees (MV Agusta)   John Surtees (MV Agusta)   Carlo Ubbiali (MV Agusta)   Carlo Ubbiali (MV Agusta)   Helmut Fath
  Alfred Wohlgemuth
(BMW)
1961   Gary Hocking (MV Agusta)   Gary Hocking (MV Agusta)   Mike Hailwood (Honda)   Tom Phillis (Honda)   Max Deubel
  Emil Hörner
(BMW)
Year 500cc 350cc 250cc 125cc 50cc Sidecar
1962   Mike Hailwood
(MV Agusta)
  Jim Redman
(Honda)
  Jim Redman
(Honda)
  Luigi Taveri
(Honda)
  Ernst Degner
(Suzuki)
  Max Deubel
  Emil Hörner
(BMW)
1963   Mike Hailwood
(MV Agusta)
  Jim Redman
(Honda)
  Jim Redman
(Honda)
  Hugh Anderson
(Suzuki)
  Hugh Anderson
(Suzuki)
  Max Deubel
  Emil Hörner
(BMW)
1964   Mike Hailwood
(MV Agusta)
  Jim Redman
(Honda)
  Phil Read
(Yamaha)
  Luigi Taveri
(Honda)
  Hugh Anderson
(Suzuki)
  Max Deubel
  Emil Hörner
(BMW)
1965   Mike Hailwood
(MV Agusta)
  Jim Redman
(Honda)
  Phil Read
(Yamaha)
  Hugh Anderson
(Suzuki)
  Ralph Bryans
(Honda)
  Fritz Scheidegger
  John Robinson
(BMW)
1966   Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
  Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
  Luigi Taveri
(Honda)
  Hans-Georg Anscheidt
(Suzuki)
  Fritz Scheidegger
  John Robinson
(BMW)
1967   Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
  Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
  Bill Ivy
(Yamaha)
  Hans-Georg Anscheidt
(Suzuki)
  Klaus Enders
  Ralf Engelhardt
(BMW)
1968   Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Phil Read
(Yamaha)
  Phil Read
(Yamaha)
  Hans-Georg Anscheidt
(Suzuki)
  Helmut Fath
  Wolfgang Kalauch
(URS)
1969   Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Kel Carruthers
(Benelli)
  Dave Simmonds
(Kawasaki)
  Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)
  Klaus Enders
  Ralf Engelhardt
(BMW)
1970   Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Rodney Gould
(Yamaha)
  Dieter Braun
(Suzuki)
  Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)
  Klaus Enders
  Ralf Engelhardt
  Wolfgang Kalauch
(BMW)
1971   Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Phil Read
(Yamaha)
  Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)
  Jan de Vries
(Kreidler)
  Horst Owesle
  Julius Kremer
  Peter Rutterford
(Münch-URS)
1972   Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Jarno Saarinen
(Yamaha)
  Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)
  Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)
  Klaus Enders
  Ralf Engelhardt
(BMW)
1973   Phil Read
(MV Agusta)
  Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
  Dieter Braun
(Yamaha)
  Kent Andersson
(Yamaha)
  Jan de Vries
(Kreidler)
  Klaus Enders
  Ralf Engelhardt
(BMW)
1974   Phil Read
(MV Agusta)
  Giacomo Agostini
(Yamaha)
  Walter Villa
(Harley-Davidson)
  Kent Andersson
(Yamaha)
  Henk van Kessel
(Kreidler-Van Veen)
  Klaus Enders
  Ralf Engelhardt
(Busch[disambiguation needed]-BMW)
1975   Giacomo Agostini
(Yamaha)
  Johnny Cecotto
(Yamaha)
  Walter Villa
(Harley-Davidson)
  Paolo Pileri
(Morbidelli)
  Ángel Nieto
(Kreidler)
  Rolf Steinhausen
  Josef Huber
(Busch[disambiguation needed]-König)
1976   Barry Sheene
(Suzuki)
  Walter Villa
(Harley-Davidson)
  Walter Villa
(Harley-Davidson)
  Pier Paolo Bianchi
(Morbidelli)
  Ángel Nieto
(Bultaco)
  Rolf Steinhausen
  Josef Huber
(Busch[disambiguation needed]-König)
Year 750cc 500cc 350cc 250cc 125cc 50cc Sidecar
1977   Steve Baker
(Yamaha)
  Barry Sheene
(Suzuki)
  Takazumi Katayama
(Yamaha)
  Mario Lega
(Morbidelli)
  Pier Paolo Bianchi
(Morbidelli)
  Ángel Nieto
(Bultaco)
  George O'Dell
  Kenny Arthur
  Cliff Holland

(Windle-Yamaha) (Seymaz-Yamaha)
1978   Johnny Cecotto
(Yamaha)
  Kenny Roberts
(Yamaha)
  Kork Ballington
(Kawasaki)
  Kork Ballington
(Kawasaki)
  Eugenio Lazzarini
(MBA)
  Ricardo Tormo
(Bultaco)
  Rolf Biland
  Kenneth Williams
(TTM[disambiguation needed]-Yamaha) (BEO[disambiguation needed]-Yamaha)
Year 750cc 500cc 350cc 250cc 125cc 50cc Sidecar B2A Sidecar B2B
1979   Patrick Pons
(Yamaha)
  Kenny Roberts
(Yamaha)
  Kork Ballington
(Kawasaki)
  Kork Ballington
(Kawasaki)
  Ángel Nieto
(Minarelli)
  Eugenio Lazzarini
(Kreidler)
  Rolf Biland
  Kurt Waltisperg
(Schmid-Yamaha)
  Bruno Holzer
  Charlie Maierhans
(LCR-Yamaha)
Year 500cc 350cc 250cc 125cc 50cc Sidecar
1980   Kenny Roberts
(Yamaha)
  Jon Ekerold
(Yamaha)
  Anton Mang
(Kawasaki)
  Pier Paolo Bianchi
(MBA)
  Eugenio Lazzarini
(Iprem)
  Jock Taylor
  Benga Johansson
(Windle-Yamaha)
1981   Marco Lucchinelli
(Suzuki)
  Anton Mang
(Kawasaki)
  Anton Mang
(Kawasaki)
  Ángel Nieto
(Minarelli)
  Ricardo Tormo
(Motul-Bultaco)
  Rolf Biland
  Kurt Waltisperg
(LCR-Yamaha)
1982   Franco Uncini
(Suzuki)
  Anton Mang
(Kawasaki)
  Jean-Louis Tournadre
(Yamaha)
  Ángel Nieto
(Garelli)
  Stefan Dörflinger
(Kreidler)
  Werner Schwärzel
  Andreas Huber
(Seymaz-Yamaha)
Year 500cc 250cc 125cc 50cc Sidecar
1983   Freddie Spencer (Honda)   Carlos Lavado (Yamaha)   Ángel Nieto (Garelli)   Stefan Dörflinger (Krauser)   Rolf Biland
  Kurt Waltisperg
(LCR-Yamaha)
Year 500cc 250cc 125cc 80cc Sidecar
1984   Eddie Lawson (Yamaha)   Christian Sarron (Yamaha)   Ángel Nieto (Garelli)   Stefan Dörflinger (Zündapp)   Egbert Streuer
  Bernie Schnieders
(LCR-Yamaha)
1985   Freddie Spencer (Honda)   Freddie Spencer (Honda)   Fausto Gresini (Garelli)   Stefan Dörflinger (Krauser)   Egbert Streuer
  Bernie Schnieders
(LCR-Yamaha)
1986   Eddie Lawson (Yamaha)   Carlos Lavado (Yamaha)   Luca Cadalora (Garelli)   Jorge Martínez (Derbi)   Egbert Streuer
  Bernie Schnieders
(LCR-Yamaha)
1987   Wayne Gardner (Honda)   Anton Mang (Honda)   Fausto Gresini (Garelli)   Jorge Martínez (Derbi)   Steve Webster
  Tony Hewitt
(LCR-Krauser)
1988   Eddie Lawson (Yamaha)   Sito Pons (Honda)   Jorge Martínez (Derbi)   Jorge Martínez (Derbi)   Steve Webster
  Tony Hewitt
  Gavin Simmons

(LCR-Krauser)
1989   Eddie Lawson (Honda)   Sito Pons (Honda)   Àlex Crivillé (JJ Cobas)   Manuel Herreros (Derbi)   Steve Webster
  Tony Hewitt
(LCR-Krauser)
Year 500cc 250cc 125cc Sidecar
1990   Wayne Rainey (Yamaha)   John Kocinski (Yamaha)   Loris Capirossi (Honda)   Alain Michel
  Simon Birchall
(LCR-Krauser)
1991   Wayne Rainey (Yamaha)   Luca Cadalora (Honda)   Loris Capirossi (Honda)   Steve Webster
  Gavin Simmons
(LCR-Krauser)
1992   Wayne Rainey (Yamaha)   Luca Cadalora (Honda)   Alessandro Gramigni (Aprilia)   Rolf Biland
  Kurt Waltisperg
(LCR-Krauser)
1993   Kevin Schwantz (Suzuki)   Tetsuya Harada (Yamaha)   Dirk Raudies (Honda)   Rolf Biland
  Kurt Waltisperg
(LCR-Krauser)
1994   Mick Doohan (Honda)   Max Biaggi (Aprilia)   Kazuto Sakata (Aprilia)   Rolf Biland
  Kurt Waltisperg
(LCR-Swissauto)
1995   Mick Doohan (Honda)   Max Biaggi (Aprilia)   Haruchika Aoki (Honda)   Darren Dixon
  Andy Hetherington
(Windle-ADM)
1996   Mick Doohan (Honda)   Max Biaggi (Aprilia)   Haruchika Aoki (Honda)   Darren Dixon
  Andy Hetherington
(Windle-ADM)
Year 500cc 250cc 125cc
1997   Mick Doohan (Honda)   Max Biaggi (Honda)   Valentino Rossi (Aprilia)
1998   Mick Doohan (Honda)   Loris Capirossi (Aprilia)   Kazuto Sakata (Aprilia)
1999   Àlex Crivillé (Honda)   Valentino Rossi (Aprilia)   Emilio Alzamora (Honda)
2000   Kenny Roberts, Jr. (Suzuki)   Olivier Jacque (Yamaha)   Roberto Locatelli (Aprilia)
2001   Valentino Rossi (Honda)   Daijiro Kato (Honda)   Manuel Poggiali (Gilera)
Year MotoGP 250cc 125cc
2002   Valentino Rossi (Honda)   Marco Melandri (Aprilia)   Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia)
2003   Valentino Rossi (Honda)   Manuel Poggiali (Aprilia)   Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
2004   Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)   Dani Pedrosa (Honda)   Andrea Dovizioso (Honda)
2005   Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)   Dani Pedrosa (Honda)   Thomas Lüthi (Honda)
2006   Nicky Hayden (Honda)   Jorge Lorenzo (Aprilia)   Álvaro Bautista (Aprilia)
2007   Casey Stoner (Ducati)   Jorge Lorenzo (Aprilia)   Gábor Talmácsi (Aprilia)
2008   Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)   Marco Simoncelli (Gilera)   Mike di Meglio (Derbi)
2009   Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)   Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda)   Julián Simón (Aprilia)
Year MotoGP Moto2 125cc
2010   Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)   Toni Elías (Moriwaki)   Marc Márquez (Derbi)
2011   Casey Stoner (Honda)   Stefan Bradl (Kalex)   Nicolás Terol (Aprilia)
Year MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
2012   Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)   Marc Márquez (Suter)   Sandro Cortese (KTM)
2013   Marc Márquez (Honda)   Pol Espargaró (Kalex)   Maverick Viñales (KTM)
2014   Marc Márquez (Honda)   Esteve Rabat (Kalex)   Alex Márquez (Honda)
2015   Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)   Johann Zarco (Kalex)   Danny Kent (Honda)
2016   Marc Márquez (Honda)   Johann Zarco (Kalex)   Brad Binder (KTM)
2017   Marc Márquez (Honda)   Franco Morbidelli (Kalex)   Joan Mir (Honda)
2018   Marc Márquez (Honda)   Francesco Bagnaia (Kalex)   Jorge Martín (Honda)
Year MotoGP Moto2 Moto3 MotoE
2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Statistics; The Official MotoGP Website". MotoGP. Retrieved 13 November 2009.
  1. ^ "Basics". MotoGP. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  2. ^ "History". MotoGP. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Moto2 class to be powered by Honda". MotoGP. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  4. ^ "FIM History Flash Back 1796-1979". FIM-live.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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