European Grand Prix
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Grand Prix motorcycle racing
VenueRicardo Tormo (2020)
Catalunya (1992–1995)
Jarama (1991)
First race1991
Last race2020
Most wins (rider)Wayne Rainey, Luca Cadalora, Max Biaggi (3)
Most wins (manufacturer)Honda (9)

The European motorcycle Grand Prix was a motorcycling event that was reintroduced as part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Championship from 1991 to 1995. From 1996 onward the event was replaced by the Catalan Grand Prix. In 2020, the event was briefly revived, with the race taking place on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The decision was largely influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the change of the calendar.[1]

Between 1924 and 1948, the European Grand Prix was not a race in its own right but just an honorific title; one of the national Grands Prix was also designated as the European Grand Prix. The first race to be so named was the 1924 Nations Grand Prix, held at the Monza circuit in Italy. Until 1937, the winners of the race designated the European Grand Prix were awarded the title of European champion. In 1938, the European championship became decided over a series of races and the European Grand Prix designation was not used again until 1947, although no longer awarding the European championship title.

Official names and sponsors

Track gallery

Winners of the European motorcycle Grand Prix

As a standalone event

Multiple winners (riders)

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
3 United States Wayne Rainey 500cc 1991, 1992, 1993
Italy Luca Cadalora 500cc 1994
250cc 1991, 1992
Italy Max Biaggi 250cc 1993, 1994, 1995

Multiple winners (manufacturers)

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
9 Japan Honda 500cc 1995
250cc 1991, 1992, 1993
125cc 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
4 Japan Yamaha 500cc 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
2 Italy Aprilia 250cc 1994, 1995

Multiple winners (countries)

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
9 Italy Italy 500cc 1994
Moto2 2020
250cc 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
125cc 1991, 1992
3 United States United States 500cc 1991, 1992, 1993
Spain Spain MotoGP 2020
500cc 1995
Moto3 2020
2 Japan Japan 125cc 1993, 1995

By year

Year Track Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2020 Valencia Spain Raúl Fernández KTM Italy Marco Bezzecchi Kalex Spain Joan Mir Suzuki Report
Year Track 125cc 250cc 500cc Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
1995 Catalunya Japan Haruchika Aoki Honda Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda Report
1994 Catalunya File:Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Raudies Honda Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia Italy Luca Cadalora Yamaha Report
1993 Catalunya Japan Noboru Ueda Honda Italy Max Biaggi Honda United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1992 Catalunya Italy Ezio Gianola Honda Italy Luca Cadalora Honda United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report
1991 Jarama Italy Loris Capirossi Honda Italy Luca Cadalora Honda United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha Report

As an honorary designation

By year

Year Designated Grand Prix Track 125cc 175cc 250cc 350cc 500cc 750cc 1000cc Report
1948 Northern Ireland Ulster Grand Prix Clady United Kingdom Maurice Cann United Kingdom Freddie Frith Italy Enrico Lorenzetti Report
1947 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten Italy Bruno Francisci United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Italy Omobono Tenni Report
1946
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1938
Not held
1937 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten Italy Omobono Tenni United Kingdom Jimmie Guthrie United Kingdom Jimmie Guthrie Report
1936 Germany German Grand Prix Sachsenring Republic of Ireland Henry Tyrell-Smith United Kingdom Freddie Frith United Kingdom Jimmie Guthrie Report
1935 Northern Ireland Ulster Grand Prix Clady Germany Arthur Geiß United Kingdom Wal Handley United Kingdom Jimmie Guthrie Report
1934 Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Belgium Yvan Goor Germany Walfried Winkler United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Belgium Pol Demeuter Report
1933 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Saxtorp United Kingdom Charlie Dodson United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Sweden Gunnar Kalén Report
1932 23x15px Nations Grand Prix Littorio 23x15px Carlo Baschieri 23x15px Riccardo Brusi France Louis Jeannin 23x15px Piero Taruffi Report
1931 France French Grand Prix Montlhéry United Kingdom Eric Fernihough United Kingdom Graham Walker United Kingdom Ernie Nott United Kingdom Tim Hunt Report
1930 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Belgium Yvan Goor United Kingdom Syd Crabtree United Kingdom Ernie Nott Republic of Ireland Henry Tyrell-Smith Report
1929 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Granollers Germany Josef Klein File:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Frank Longman File:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Leo Davenport File:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Hunt Report
1928 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Meyrin Switzerland Paul Lehmann Italy Alfredo Panella United Kingdom Cecil Ashby United Kingdom Wal Handley United Kingdom Wal Handley Report
1927 Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring Germany Willy Henkelmann United Kingdom Cecil Ashby United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson United Kingdom Graham Walker Germany Josef Steltzer Germany Josef Giggenbach Report
1926 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Belgium René Milhoux United Kingdom Jock Porter United Kingdom Frank Longman United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Report
1925 Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Italy Mario Vaga United Kingdom Jock Porter Italy Tazio Nuvolari Italy Mario Revelli Report
1924 Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Belgium Maurice van Geert United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Italy Guido Mentasti Report

References

  1. ^ "MotoGP announces 13-round European calendar". Crash.net. CMG. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.