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List of World Champions Grand Prix motorcycle racing, from 1949 to 2005, in order of year and engine displacement.

The following is a list of Grand Prix motorcycle racing FIM World Champions, from 1949 to 2007, in order of year and engine displacement.

At the end of the 1968 season, the FIM limited gearboxes to 6 speeds, 125 cc and 250 cc categories to no more than two cylinders and 350 cc and 500 cc categories to no more than four cylinders.

The 350 class was discontinued after the 1982 season. After the 1983 season, the 50 cc class was increased to 80 cc.

After the 1989 season, 125 cc bikes were limited to single cylinder engines and the 80 cc class was discontinued.

Sidecars had 500 cc engines. Only the pilot is listed here, not the passenger. The significance of this class dropped after the 1950s, but races were held in connection with WC until the early 2000s.

By season

Year 500 cc/MotoGP* 350 cc 250 cc 125 cc Sidecar (pilot)* / 50 cc / 80 cc**
2007 22px-Flag of Australia.png Casey Stoner
(Ducati)*
22px-Flag of Spain.png Jorge Lorenzo
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of Hungary.png Gábor Talmácsi
(Aprilia)
2006 22px-Flag of the United States.png Nicky Hayden
(Honda)*
22px-Flag of Spain.png Jorge Lorenzo
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Álvaro Bautista
(Aprilia)
2005 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi
(Yamaha)*
22px-Flag of Spain.png Daniel Pedrosa
(Honda)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Thomas Lüthi
(Honda)
2004 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi
(Yamaha)*
22px-Flag of Spain.png Daniel Pedrosa
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea Dovizioso
(Honda)
2003 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi
(Honda)*
22px-Flag of San Marino.png Manuel Poggiali
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Daniel Pedrosa
(Honda)
2002 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi
(Honda)*
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Marco Melandri
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of France.png Arnaud Vincent
(Aprilia)
2001 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Japan.png Daijiro Kato
(Honda)
22px-Flag of San Marino.png Manuel Poggiali
(Gilera)
2000 22px-Flag of the United States.png Kenny Roberts, Jr.
(Suzuki)
22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Jacque
(Yamaha)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Roberto Locatelli
(Aprilia)
1999 22px-Flag of Spain.png Àlex Crivillé
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Emilio Alzamora
(Honda)
1998 22px-Flag of Australia.png Michael Doohan
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Loris Capirossi
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of Japan.png Kazuto Sakata
(Aprilia)
1997 22px-Flag of Australia.png Michael Doohan
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Max Biaggi
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi
(Aprilia)
1996 22px-Flag of Australia.png Michael Doohan
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Max Biaggi
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of Japan.png Haruchika Aoki
(Honda)
1995 22px-Flag of Australia.png Michael Doohan
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Max Biaggi
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of Japan.png Haruchika Aoki
(Honda)
1994 22px-Flag of Australia.png Michael Doohan
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Max Biaggi
(Aprilia)
22px-Flag of Japan.png Kazuto Sakata
(Aprilia)
1993 22px-Flag of the United States.png Kevin Schwantz
(Suzuki)
22px-Flag of Japan.png Tetsuya Harada
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Germany.png Dirk Raudies
(Honda)
1992 22px-Flag of the United States.png Wayne Rainey
(Yamaha)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Cadalora
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alessandro Gramigni
(Aprilia)
1991 22px-Flag of the United States.png Wayne Rainey
(Yamaha)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Cadalora
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Loris Capirossi
(Honda)
1990 22px-Flag of the United States.png Wayne Rainey
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of the United States.png John Kocinski
(Yamaha)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Loris Capirossi
(Honda)
1989 22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Lawson
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Sito Pons
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Àlex Crivillé
(JJ Cobas)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Manuel Herreros
(Derbi)*
1988 22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Lawson
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Sito Pons
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Jorge Martínez
(Derbi)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Jorge Martínez
(Derbi)*
1987 22px-Flag of Australia.png Wayne Gardner
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Germany.png Anton Mang
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Fausto Gresini
(Garelli)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Jorge Martínez
(Derbi)*
1986 22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Lawson
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Venezuela.png Carlos Lavado
(Yamaha)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Cadalora
(Garelli)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Jorge Martínez
(Derbi)*
1985 22px-Flag of the United States.png Freddie Spencer
(Honda)
22px-Flag of the United States.png Freddie Spencer
(Honda)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Fausto Gresini
(Garelli)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Stefan Dörflinger
(Krauser)*
1984 22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Lawson
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of France.png Christian Sarron
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Garelli)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Stefan Dörflinger
(Zündapp)*
1983 22px-Flag of the United States.png Freddie Spencer
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Venezuela.png Carlos Lavado
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Garelli)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Stefan Dörflinger
(Krauser)
1982 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Franco Uncini
(Suzuki)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Anton Mang
(Kawasaki)
22px-Flag of France.png Jean-Louis Tournadre
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Garelli)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Stefan Dörflinger
(Kreidler)
1981 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Marco Lucchinelli
(Suzuki)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Anton Mang
(Kawasaki)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Anton Mang
(Kawasaki)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Minarelli)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ricardo Tormo
(Motul-Bultaco)
1980 22px-Flag of the United States.png Kenny Roberts
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jon Ekerold
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Anton Mang
(Kawasaki)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Pier Paolo Bianchi
(MBA)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Eugenio Lazzarini
(Kreidler-Van Veen)
1979 22px-Flag of the United States.png Kenny Roberts
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of South Africa.png Kork Ballington
(Kawasaki)
22px-Flag of South Africa.png Kork Ballington
(Kawasaki)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Minarelli)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Eugenio Lazzarini
(Kreidler)**
1978 22px-Flag of the United States.png Kenny Roberts
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of South Africa.png Kork Ballington
(Kawasaki)
22px-Flag of South Africa.png Kork Ballington
(Kawasaki)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Eugenio Lazzarini
(MBA)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ricardo Tormo
(Bultaco)
1977 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Barry Sheene
(Suzuki)
22px-Flag of Japan.png Takazumi Katayama
(Yamaha)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mario Lega
(Morbidelli)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Pier Paolo Bianchi
(Morbidelli)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Bultaco)
1976 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Barry Sheene
(Suzuki)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Walter Villa
(Harley-Davidson)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Walter Villa
(Harley-Davidson)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Pier Paolo Bianchi
(Morbidelli)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Bultaco)
1975 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Venezuela.png Johnny Cecotto
(Yamaha)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Walter Villa
(Harley-Davidson)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Paolo Pileri
(Morbidelli)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Kreidler)**
1974 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Phil Read
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(Yamaha)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Walter Villa
(Harley-Davidson)
22px-Flag of Sweden.png Kent Andersson
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Henk van Kessel
(Kreidler-Van Veen)
1973 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Phil Read
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Dieter Braun
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Sweden.png Kent Andersson
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Jan de Vries
(Kreidler)
1972 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of Finland.png Jarno Saarinen
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)
1971 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Phil Read
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Jan de Vries
(Kreidler)
1970 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Rodney Gould
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Dieter Braun
(Suzuki)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)**
1969 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of Australia.png Kel Carruthers
(Benelli)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Dave Simmonds
(Kawasaki)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto
(Derbi)**
1968 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Phil Read
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Phil Read
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Hans-Georg Anscheidt
(Suzuki)
1967 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bill Ivy
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Hans-Georg Anscheidt
(Suzuki)
1966 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Luigi Taveri
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Hans-Georg Anscheidt
(Suzuki)
1965 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(MV Agusta)
25px-Flag of Rhodesia.svg.png Jim Redman
(Honda)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Phil Read
(Yamaha)
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Hugh Anderson
(Suzuki)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Ralph Bryans
(Honda)
1964 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(MV Agusta)
25px-Flag of Rhodesia.svg.png Jim Redman
(Honda)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Phil Read
(Yamaha)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Luigi Taveri
(Honda)
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Hugh Anderson
(Suzuki)
1963 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of Rhodesia (1964).jpg Jim Redman
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Rhodesia (1964).jpg Jim Redman
(Honda)
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Hugh Anderson
(Suzuki)
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Hugh Anderson
(Suzuki)
1962 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of Rhodesia (1964).jpg Jim Redman
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Rhodesia (1964).jpg Jim Redman
(Honda)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Luigi Taveri
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Ernst Degner
(Suzuki)
1961 22px-Flag of Rhodesia (1964).jpg Gary Hocking
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of Rhodesia (1964).jpg Gary Hocking
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood
(Honda)
22px-Flag of Australia.png Tom Phillis
(Honda)
1960 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(MV Agusta)
1959 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(MV Agusta)
1958 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Tarquinio Provini
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(MV Agusta)
1957 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Libero Liberati
(Gilera)
22px-Flag of Australia.png Keith Campbell
(Moto Guzzi)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cecil Sandford
(Mondial)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Tarquinio Provini
(Mondial)
1956 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bill Lomas
(Moto Guzzi)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(MV Agusta)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(MV Agusta)
1955 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoff Duke
(Gilera)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bill Lomas
(Moto Guzzi)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Hermann Paul Müller
(NSU)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(MV Agusta)
Sidecar
(pilot only)
1954 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoff Duke
(Gilera)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Fergus Anderson
(Moto Guzzi)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Werner Haas
(NSU)
22px-Flag of Austria.png Rupert Hollaus
(NSU)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Wilhelm Noll
(BMW)+
1953 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoff Duke
(Gilera)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Fergus Anderson
(Moto Guzzi)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Werner Haas
(NSU)
22px-Flag of Germany.jpg Werner Haas
(NSU)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eric Olivier
(Norton)+
1952 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Umberto Masetti
(Gilera)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoff Duke
(Norton)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Enrico Lorenzetti
(Moto Guzzi)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cecil Sandford
(MV Agusta)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cyril Smith
(Norton)+
1951 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoff Duke
(Norton)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoff Duke
(Norton)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Bruno Ruffo
(Moto Guzzi)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali
(Mondial)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eric Olivier
(Norton)+
1950 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Umberto Masetti
(Gilera)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bob Foster
(Velocette)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Dario Ambrosini
(Benelli)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Bruno Ruffo
(Mondial)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eric Olivier
(Norton)+
1949 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Leslie Graham
(AJS)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Freddie Frith
(Velocette)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Bruno Ruffo
(Moto Guzzi)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nello Pagani
(Mondial)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eric Olivier
(Norton)+

By rider (1949-2007)

Multiple World Championships holders:

Rider Titles
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini 15 (8 x 500 cc, 7 x 350 cc)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto 13 (7 x 125 cc, 6 x 50 cc)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood 9 (4 x 500 cc, 2 x 350 cc, 3 x 250 cc)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali 9 (3 x 250 cc, 6 x 125 cc)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi 7 (4 x MotoGP, 1 x 500 cc, 1 x 250 cc, 1 x 125 cc)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Phil Read 7 (2 x 500 cc, 4 x 250 cc, 1 x 125 cc)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees 7 (4 x 500 cc, 3 x 350 cc)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoffrey Duke 6 (4 x 500 cc, 2 x 350 cc)
25px-Flag of Rhodesia.svg.png Jim Redman 6 (4 x 350 cc, 2 x 250 cc)
22px-Flag of Australia.png Michael Doohan 5 (5 x 500 cc)
22px-Flag of Germany.png Anton Mang 5 ( 2 x 350 cc, 3 x 250 cc)
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Hugh Anderson 4 (2 x 125 cc, 2 x 50 cc)
22px-Flag of South Africa.png Kork Ballington 4 (2 x 350 cc, 2 x 250 cc)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Max Biaggi 4 (4 x 250 cc)
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Stefan Dörflinger 4 (2 x 80 cc, 2 x 50 cc)
22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Lawson 4 (4 x 500 cc)
22px-Flag of Spain.png Jorge Martínez 4 (1 x 125 cc, 3 x 80 cc)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Walter Villa 4 (1 x 350 cc, 3 x 250 cc)

Leading 500CC / MotoGP Champions:

Rider Titles
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini 8 (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Valentino Rossi 5 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
22px-Flag of Australia.png Michael Doohan 5 (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Lawson 4 (1984, 1986, 1988, 1989)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood 4 (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees 4 (1956, 1958, 1959, 1960)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoffrey Duke 4 (1951, 1953, 1954, 1955)
22px-Flag of the United States.png Wayne Rainey 3 (1990, 1991, 1992)
22px-Flag of the United States.png Kenny Roberts 3 (1978, 1979, 1980)

Multiple World Championships in different classes in the same year:

Seasons Rider Titles
1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giacomo Agostini 10 (5 x 500 cc, 5 x 350 cc)
1958, 1959, 1960 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees 6 (3 x 500 cc, 3 x 350 cc)
1956, 1959, 1960 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Ubbiali 6 (3 x 250 cc, 3 x 125 cc)
1962, 1963 22px-Flag of Rhodesia (1964).jpg Jim Redman 4 (2 x 350 cc, 2 x 250 cc)
1966, 1967 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hailwood 4 (2 x 350 cc, 2 x 250 cc)
1978, 1979 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Kork Ballington 4 (2 x 350 cc, 2 x 250 cc)
1951 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoff Duke 2 (1 x 500 cc, 1 x 350 cc)
1953 22px-Flag of Germany.png Werner Haas 2 (1 x 250 cc, 1 x 125 cc)
1961 22px-Flag of Rhodesia (1964).jpg Gary Hocking 2 (1 x 500 cc, 1 x 350 cc)
1963 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Hugh Anderson 2 (1 x 125 cc, 1 x 50 cc)
1972 22px-Flag of Spain.png Ángel Nieto 2 (1 x 125 cc, 1 x 50 cc)
1976 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Walter Villa 2 (1 x 350 cc, 1 x 250 cc)
1981 22px-Flag of Germany.png Anton Mang 2 (1 x 350 cc, 1 x 250 cc)
1985 22px-Flag of the United States.png Freddie Spencer 2 (1 x 500 cc, 1 x 250 cc)
1988 22px-Flag of Spain.png Jorge Martínez 2 (1 x 125 cc, 1 x 80 cc)

By nationality (1949-2007)

Country 500 cc/MotoGP 350 cc 250 cc 125 cc 50/80 cc Total
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif 18 8 21 23 2 72
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png 17 13 9 4 1 44
22px-Flag of Spain.png 1 6 12 12 31
22px-Flag of the United States.png 15 2 17
22px-Flag of Germany.png 2 7 3 4 16
22px-Flag of Australia.png 7 1 1 3 2 14
25px-Flag of Rhodesia.svg.png 1 5 2 8
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png 4 4 8
22px-Flag of Japan.png 1 2 4 7
22px-Flag of South Africa.png 3 2 5
22px-Flag of France.png 3 1 4
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png 2 2 4
22px-Flag of Venezuela.png 1 2 3
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png 3 3
22px-Flag of San Marino.png 1 1 2
22px-Flag of Sweden.png 2 2
22px-Flag of Finland.png 1 1
22px-Flag of Austria.png 1 1
22px-Flag of Hungary.png 1 1
Totals 59 34 59 59 30 241

Manufacturers' World Champions

The Manufacturers' World Championship classification is based on the Riders' Championship point system: only the highest placed motorcycle of a manufacturer will gain points, according to the position in the race.

By Season

Season 500 cc/MotoGP* 350 cc 250 cc 125 cc 50 cc / 80 cc*
2007 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ducati* 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia
2006 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda* 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia
2005 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha* 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Austria.png KTM
2004 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda* 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia
2003 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda* 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia
2002 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda* 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia
2001 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
2000 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1999 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1998 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1997 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia
1996 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia
1995 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1994 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1993 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1992 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1991 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1990 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1989 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Germany.png Krauser*
1988 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi 22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi*
1987 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Garelli 22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi*
1986 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Garelli 22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi*
1985 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MBA 22px-Flag of Germany.png Krauser*
1984 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Garelli 22px-Flag of Germany.png Zündapp*
1983 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MBA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Garelli
1982 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Garelli 22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler
1981 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minarelli 22px-Flag of Spain.png Bultaco
1980 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Bimota Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minarelli 22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler
1979 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minarelli 22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler
1978 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minarelli 22px-Flag of Spain.png Bultaco
1977 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Morbidelli 22px-Flag of Spain.png Bultaco
1976 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of the United States.png Harley-Davidson 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Morbidelli 22px-Flag of Spain.png Bultaco
1975 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of the United States.png Harley-Davidson 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Morbidelli 22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler
1974 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler
1973 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler
1972 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi 22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler
1971 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi 22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler
1970 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi
1969 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Benelli 22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi
1968 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki
1967 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki
1966 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1965 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1964 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki
1963 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki
1962 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki
1961 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda
1960 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta
1959 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta
1958 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta
1957 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gilera 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gilera 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mondial 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mondial
1956 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Moto Guzzi 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta
1955 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gilera 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Moto Guzzi 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta
1954 Without award Without award Without award Without award
1953 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gilera 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Moto Guzzi 22px-Flag of Germany.png NSU 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta
1952 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Norton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Norton 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Moto Guzzi 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta
1951 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Norton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Norton 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Moto Guzzi 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mondial
1950 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Norton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Velocette 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Benelli 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mondial
1949 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png AJS 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Velocette 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Moto Guzzi 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mondial

By manufacturer (1949-2007)

Manufacturer 500 cc/MotoGP 350 cc 250 cc 125 cc 50/80 cc Total
22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda 17 6 19 15 2 59
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MV Agusta 16 9 5 7 37
22px-Flag of Japan.png Yamaha 10 5 14 4 33
22px-Flag of Japan.png Suzuki 7 3 5 15
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Aprilia 7 7 14
22px-Flag of Japan.png Kawasaki 4 4 1 9
22px-Flag of Spain.png Derbi 3 5 8
22px-Flag of Germany.png Kreidler 8 8
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Moto Guzzi 3 3 6
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Norton 3 2 5
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mondial 1 4 5
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Garelli 4 1 5
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gilera 3 1 4
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minarelli 4 4
22px-Flag of Spain.png Bultaco 4 4
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Morbidelli 3 3
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Velocette 2 2
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Benelli 2 2
22px-Flag of the United States.png Harley-Davidson 2 2
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif MBA 2 2
22px-Flag of Germany.png Krauser 2 2
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png AJS 1 1
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ducati 1 1
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Bimota Yamaha 1 1
22px-Flag of Germany.png NSU 1 1
22px-Flag of Austria.png KTM 1 1
22px-Flag of Germany.png Zündapp 1 1
Totals 58 33 58 58 28 235

By country (1949-2007)

Country 500 cc/MotoGP 350 cc 250 cc 125 cc 50/80 cc Total
22px-Flag of Japan.png Japan 34 15 37 23 7 116
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Italy 20 14 18 31 1 84
22px-Flag of Germany.png Germany 1 11 12
22px-Flag of Spain.png Spain 3 9 12
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 4 4 8
22px-Flag of the United States.png United States 2 2
22px-Flag of Austria.png Austria 1 1
Totals 58 33 58 58 28 235

Notes

  • John Surtees remains the only rider to win World Championship titles in 350 cc, 500 cc, and Formula One (1964).
  • Valentino Rossi is the only rider to win four World Championship titles in four different classes: 125 cc, 250 cc, 500 cc & MotoGP.
  • Eddie Lawson (1988 & 1989) and Valentino Rossi (2003 & 2004) are the only riders to win back-to-back premier-class championships on different manufacturers.
  • Freddie Spencer (1985), Tetsuya Harada (1993), Manuel Poggiali (2003), and Daniel Pedrosa (2004) are the only riders to win the 250 cc Grand Prix World Championship title in their first year of competition. In 1990, Capirossi won the 125 cc title in his first attempt.
  • Emilio Alzamora is the only rider to win a 125 cc World Championship title with no Grand Prix wins (1999)
  • During the 1967 500 cc season, Giacomo Agostini rode an MV Agusta 350/500, and final standing at first place (46 points) with Mike Hailwood; together wins 5 Grand Prix & 1 second place. Agostini wins title because too young!! (Probably this is the most curious victory in the sport's history)

Agostini was awarded the championship due to having more second place finishes


Also see

List of Grand Prix motorcycle racing European Champions