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#1 bella

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 17:21

I was wondering if freddie spencer was the last man to compete in 2 or more classes in 85, can anyone confirm this.

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#2 rd500

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 19:10

there was one of the british riders done it, im sure it was chris walker 95 or 96 at donington or mabye leon haslam, mind aswell that roth was doin 250/500 aswell in 85. peter linden in 90? done 250/500 and was a sidecar passenger aswell, mackenzie and mcleod done it also but not for full seasons :drunk:

#3 LittleChris

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 20:39

In Ireland many of them ( particularly the Dunlops ) compete in several classes per day at the various road race meetings ( but I assume you're referring to GP's :) )

#4 SMonty

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:36

In G.P.s Jorge Martinez won both 80 & 125 world championships in 1988, and competed in both classes again in '89 (the last year of the 80s).

#5 Rob

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 17:50

In G.P.s Jorge Martinez won both 80 & 125 world championships in 1988, and competed in both classes again in '89 (the last year of the 80s).


He did both in 1990 as well.

In 1991, Noboyuki Wakai rode in both the 125 and 250 races at the German Grand Prix.

#6 kabouter

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:38

Rob, there was no 80cc class in 1990 anymore, so Martínez competed in 250cc (22nd overall) and 125cc (6th overall with 3 wins) that year.

Peter Lindén had an interesting US GP meeting at Laguna Seca in 1990, finished 9th in the 500cc race and partnering Billy Gällros to 12th in the sidecar race. He didn't do any other sidecar GPs that season (according to Racing Memo). I'm not sure if he competed in 250cc and 500cc in the same events that year, but he might well have done so.

Several more drivers competed in two classes in the final seasons of the 80cc class. Scoring points in both classes in 1989 (apart from Martínez) were Julian Miralles and Herri Torrontegui.

rd500 is correct about Chris Walker starting with a wild-card in both 250cc (21st) and 500cc (15th) in the 1995 British GP. However I don't think Reinhold Roth competed in the 500cc class in 1985.

Edited by kabouter, 22 September 2010 - 09:39.


#7 Rob

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 15:55

Rob, there was no 80cc class in 1990 anymore, so Martínez competed in 250cc (22nd overall) and 125cc (6th overall with 3 wins) that year.


You're correct. I plead insanity. :stoned:

#8 rd500

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 14:10

yes your right on checking roth was in 500s in 84, the old memorys fading a bit :stoned: