United States motorcycle Grand Prix

The United States motorcycle Grand Prix was a motorcycling event that was part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. The first event was held at the Daytona International Speedway in 1961. It was added to the Grand Prix calendar in 1964[1] and 1965. The race returned to the calendar 23 years later, in 1988 at Laguna Seca Raceway until 1994. After a ten year hiatus, the event was again held from 2005 until 2013.

United States Grand Prix
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Grand Prix motorcycle racing
VenueMazda Raceway Laguna Seca (1988–1991, 1993–1994, 2005–2013)
Daytona International Speedway (1964–1965)
First race1964
Last race2013
Most wins (rider)Hugh Anderson, John Kocinski, Wayne Rainey, Casey Stoner, (3)
Most wins (manufacturer)Honda (12)

A second race in the United States, the Indianapolis Grand Prix, was held from 2008 until 2015. In 2013, a third race was added in the United States, the Grand Prix of the Americas and is held in Austin, Texas. They co-existed for one season, but the United States motorcycle Grand Prix was not held from 2014 onwards.

Official names and sponsorsEdit

  • 1965: Grand Prix of United States (no official sponsor)[2]
  • 1988: The United States International Grand Prix (no official sponsor)[3]
  • 1989: The Dunlop USGP[4]
  • 1990: The U.S. Budweiser International Grand Prix[5]
  • 1991: The Honda And Yamaha Motorcycles United States International Grand Prix[6]
  • 1993: USGP (no official sponsor)[7]
  • 1994: United States Motorcycle Grand Prix (no official sponsor)[8]
  • 2005-2013: Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

Spectator attendanceEdit

2005: 57,932[17]

Past winnersEdit

A pink background indicates an event that was not part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing championship.

Multiple winners (riders)Edit

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
3   Hugh Anderson 125 cc 1964, 1965
50 cc 1964
  Wayne Rainey 500 cc 1989, 1990, 1991
  John Kocinski 500 cc 1993
250 cc 1989, 1990
  Casey Stoner MotoGP 2007, 2011, 2012
2   Mike Hailwood 500 cc 1964, 1965
  Luca Cadalora 500 cc 1994
250 cc 1991
  Nicky Hayden MotoGP 2005, 2006

Multiple winners (manufacturers)Edit

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
12   Honda MotoGP 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
250 cc 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994
125 cc 1993, 1994
10   Yamaha MotoGP 2008, 2010
500 cc 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994
250 cc 1965, 1989, 1990
4   Suzuki 125 cc 1964, 1965
50 cc 1964, 1965
2   MV Agusta 500 cc 1964, 1965

By yearEdit

Year Track Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2013 Laguna Seca   Marc Márquez Honda Report
2012 Laguna Seca   Casey Stoner Honda Report
Year Track 125 cc Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2011 Laguna Seca   Casey Stoner Honda Report
2010 Laguna Seca   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2009 Laguna Seca   Dani Pedrosa Honda Report
2008 Laguna Seca   Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2007 Laguna Seca   Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2006 Laguna Seca   Nicky Hayden Honda Report
2005 Laguna Seca   Nicky Hayden Honda Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1994 Laguna Seca   Takeshi Tsujimura Honda   Doriano Romboni Honda   Luca Cadalora Yamaha Report
1993 Laguna Seca   Dirk Raudies Honda   Loris Capirossi Honda   John Kocinski Cagiva Report
1991 Laguna Seca   Luca Cadalora Honda   Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1990 Laguna Seca   John Kocinski Yamaha   Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
Year Track 80 cc 125 cc 250 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1989 Laguna Seca   John Kocinski Yamaha   Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1988 Laguna Seca   Jim Filice Honda   Eddie Lawson Yamaha Report
Year Track 50 cc 125 cc 250 cc 350 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1965 Daytona   Ernst Degner Suzuki   Hugh Anderson Suzuki   Phil Read Yamaha   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta Report
1964 Daytona   Hugh Anderson Suzuki   Hugh Anderson Suzuki   Alan Shepherd MZ   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta Report
1963[18] Daytona   Mitsuo Itoh Suzuki   Ernst Degner Suzuki   Fumio Ito Yamaha   Don Vesco Yamaha Report
1962[19] Daytona   Kunimitsu Takahashi Honda   Kunimitsu Takahashi Honda   Jess Thomas Motobi   Kunimitsu Takahashi Honda Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc 350 cc 500 cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1961[19] Daytona   Moto Kitano Honda   Tony Godfrey Matchless Report

ReferencesEdit

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