Peter Goddard (motorcyclist)

  (Redirected from Peter Goddard (motorcycle racer))

Peter Goddard (born 28 June 1964) was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He resides in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Riding motorcycles since the age of 5, Goddard started his racing career on dirt tracks before making his debut on road circuits at Oran Park Raceway in 1984. He has won many prestigious events and is an icon in today's motorcycling world for what he has done.

Peter Goddard
Peter Goddard 1993 Eastern Creek.jpg
Peter Goddard, pictured during the 1993 Australian Grand Prix
Nationality Australian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1990 - 1997
First race1990 500cc Australian Grand Prix
Last race1997 500cc Australian Grand Prix
First win1990
Last win1997
Team(s)Honda

Suzuki

Yamaha
Championships1
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
203 78 56 24 3 5065
Superbike World Championship
Active years1989 - 1991, 1994 - 2002
ManufacturersYamaha, Suzuki, Benelli
Championships5
2002 championship position3rd
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
146 52 56 27 3 1035

Dirt Track Racing CareerEdit

1982:

  • 1st Australian 125 Dirt-Track Championship, Launceston
  • 2nd Australian 250 Dirt-Track Championship, Launceston

1986:

  • 1st Australian 250 Dirt-Track Championship, Maryborough
  • 1st Australian 250 Track Championship, Port Pirie
  • 1st Australian 500 Dirt-Track Championship, Port Pirie

Road Racing CareerEdit

Road Race debut: 1984, Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia

World Superbike Debut: 1989, Oran Park, Australia

World Superbike Wins: 2 (Oran Park, Australia 1989; Phillip Island, Australia 1990) 500cc GP Debut: 1990 Australian Grand Prix, Phillip Island

500cc GP Starts: 17 (1990–97) Best 500cc GP Result: 5th, British Grand Prix, Donington Park, 1992

2002 Race Team Benelli Sport (World Superbike Championship) 2001 Race Team Benelli Sport (World Superbike Championship) 2000 Race Team Kawasaki (British & World Superbike Championships) 1999 Race Team: Aprilia Racing Team (World Superbike Championship) 1998 Race Team: WSBK Suzuki (World Superbike Championship) 1997 Race Team: Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (World Endurance C'ship)

1994-96 Race Team: Team Ansett Air Freight Suzuki (Superbikes - Australia)

  • 1st Australian Superbike Championship
  • 1st Shell Superbike Series
  • 1st Australian Superbike Championship

1993 Race Team: Lucky Strike Suzuki (All-Japan 500cc Championship)

  • 1st All-Japan 500cc Championship

1992 Race Team: Valvoline ROC-Yamaha (500cc world championship)

  • 1st 500cc World Championship

1991 Race Team: Team Hayashi Yamaha (All-Japan 500cc Championship)

  • 1st All-Japan 500cc Championship

1989-90 Race Team: Marlboro Yamaha Dealer Team (Superbikes - Australia)

  • 2nd Australian Superbike Championship
  • 1st Australian Superbike Championship

1988 Race Team: Moriwaki (All-Japan Formula One Championship)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

1991 1st, All-Japan 500cc Championship, 1993 1st, MotoGP World Championship. 1996 1st, Australian Superbike Championship, 1996 1st, Shell Superbike Series (Australia), 1997 1st, World Endurance Championship, 1997 1st, MotoGP World Championship.

Notable referencesEdit

He is the second cousin of mining engineer Shane Lutze. Mark Murray radiographed his great toe in Deniliquin. Peter was en route to Japan at the time.

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Kirk McCarthy
Australian Superbike Champion
1996
Succeeded by
Martin Craggill