Wil Hartog (born 28 May 1948) is a Dutch former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He competed in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing world championships from 1970 to 1981. Hartog was the first Dutch competitor to win a 500cc Grand Prix race.
Wayne Wesley Rainey (born October 23, 1960) is an American former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, he won the 500cc World Championship three times and the Daytona 200 once. He was characterized by his smooth, calculating riding style, and for his intense rivalry with compatriot Kevin Schwantz, between 1987 and 1993.
Wayne Michael Gardner AM (born 11 October 1959) is an Australian former professional Grand Prix motorcycle and touring car racer. His most notable achievement was winning the 1987 500 cc Motorcycle World Championship, becoming the first Australian to win motorcycling’s premier class. His success on the world motorcycle road racing circuit earned him the nickname The Wollongong Whiz. Both of Gardner’s sons, Remy and Luca, are motorcycle racers.
Valentino Rossi (/ˈrɒsi/; Italian: [valenˈtiːno ˈrossi]; born 16 February 1979) is an Italian former professional motorcycle road racer and nine-time Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Champion. He won premier class World Championships with both Honda and Yamaha. Nicknamed The Doctor, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name, seven of which were in […]
Umberto Masetti (Parma, 4 mei 1926 – Maranello, 28 mei 2006) was een Italiaans motorcoureur.Umberto Masetti begon zijn racecarrière al op 19-jarige leeftijd, maar hij moest daarvoor liegen over zijn leeftijd. Hij gaf aan dat hij in 1924 geboren was om zijn racelicentie te krijgen. In 1947 won hij zijn eerste race in Reggio Emilia […]
Tadayuki ‘Taddy’ Okada (born February 13, 1967) is a Japanese former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He was runner-up in the 1994 250cc and in the 1997 500cc World Championship.
Bernard Schnieders (Assen, 1 februari 1958 – Veelerveen, 21 oktober 2005) was een Nederlands motorsporter. Schnieders was van 1980 tot 1988 de vaste bakkenist van zijspancoureur Egbert Streuer. Samen werden zij driemaal wereldkampioen – in 1984, 1985 en 1986 – en zes maal kampioen van Nederland. Het duo behaalde in totaal vijftien Grand Prix-zeges, waaronder de TT van Assen in 1987. Voor het seizoen […]
Stanley Woods (1903 – 28 juli 1993) was een Iers motorcoureur die succesvol was in de jaren twintig en dertig. Hij won 29 Grands Prix en de TT van Man won hij 10 maal. Zijn racedebuut maakte hij in 1921 met de Harley-Davidson van zijn vader, die de motorfiets gebruikte als vertegenwoordiger van Mackintosh Toffee. Stanley Woods werd uiteindelijk producent van toffees.
Manuel “Sete” Gibernau Bultó (born 15 December 1972) is a Spanish former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer who is a 9-time 500cc/MotoGP race winner and a two-time overall runner-up in 2003 and 2004. His racing career spans three different eras of motorcycle racing, beginning with the two-stroke-dominated period prior to the 2002 season, and the four-stroke MotoGP era. He returned to racing in 2019 to compete in the electric-powered MotoE World Cup. Gibernau was […]