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Honda chasing 700th GP victory

Honda chasing 700th GP victory

The Japanese manufacturer currently has 698 GP victories across all classes, can they make it 700 at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix?

The two victories for Honda riders in Germany take the total number of grand prix wins for Honda as an official constructor to 698. Two more grand prix wins for Honda and they will become the first manufacturer to reach the milestone of 700 grand prix wins. Below are some facts and figures about these Honda grand prix wins:

  • The breakdown of Honda wins by class following the German grand prix is: MotoGP™ – 109, 500cc – 156, 350cc – 35, 250cc – 207, Moto3™ – 14, 125cc – 164, 50cc – 13.

  • A total of 79 different riders have achieved grand prix wins riding Honda machinery.

  • Honda’s most successful year was 1997 when they achieved 31 grand prix wins (15 x 500cc, 12 x 250cc, 4 x 125cc).

  • Honda have won 24% of the 2,907 solo grand prix races that have taken place in the 67-year history of motorcycle grand prix racing.

  • The venue where Honda has had most grand prix success is the Assen circuit, where Honda has achieved a total of fifty-eight grand prix victories.

The following table shows the 10 most successful Honda riders in terms of GP wins:

 

Rider

Total

500/MotoGP™

350cc

250cc

125cc

50cc

 1

 Mick Doohan

  54

  54

 

 

 

 

 2

 Dani Pedrosa

  49

  26

 

  15 

  8

 

 3

 Jim Redman

  45

  2

  21

  18

  4

 

 4

 Mike Hailwood

  41

  8

  12

  20

  1

 

 5

 Valentino Rossi

  33

  33

 

 

 

 

 6

Freddie Spencer

  27

  20

 

  7

 

 

 7

 Luigi Taveri

  26

 

 

 

  20

  6

 8

 Marc Marquez

  21

  21

 

 

 

 

 9

 Loris Capirossi

  19

  1

 

  10

  8

 

 10

 Wayne Gardner

  18

  18

 

 

 

 

 

Other milestone Honda wins:

1st – Tom Phillis – 125cc – 1961 – Spain – Montjuic

100th – Luigi Taveri – 50cc – 1966 – Dutch TT – Assen

200th – Jim Filice - 250cc – 1988 – USA – Laguna Seca

300th – Alex Criville – 500cc – 1992 – Dutch TT – Assen

400th – Haruchika Aoki – 125cc – 1996 – Brazil – Jacarepagua

500th – Valentino Rossi – 500cc – 2001 – Japan – Suzuka

600th – Dani Pedrosa – 250cc – 2005 – Australia – Phillip Island

 

 

 

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Repsol Honda Team

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