Randy Mamola

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Randy Mamola in Barcelona 2006
Randy Mamola with the Doubleseater-Ducati in Barcelona 2006

Randy Mamola (born November 10, 1959) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He is considered one of the most talented riders never to have won a world championship.


Mamola's first 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix race was in Sweden in 1979, riding a Yamaha. His first victory in the 500cc class was at Belgium in 1980. He went on to win a total of 13 Grands Prix, and finished second in the championship four times: in 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1987. During his Grand Prix career he rode for Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Cagiva.

He currently works as a television commentator for MotoGP races on the Eurosport network.

Charity work

Mamola began raising money for Save the Children in 1986. On visits to Africa, he noticed that motorcycles being used to transport medical supplies to remote areas were breaking down and being abandoned due to poor training and maintenance. In 1996, he became one of the founders of Riders for Health, a charity which provides motorcycles and training to projects which give the population of rural Africa health and medical support. His fund-raising activities include giving passenger rides on a two-seater Ducati MotoGP bike.

Motorcycle Grand Prix Results

Year Class Classification Machine Victories
1979 250cc 4th Yamaha 0
1979 500cc 8th Suzuki 0
1980 500cc 2nd Suzuki 2
1981 500cc 2nd Suzuki 2
1982 500cc 6th Suzuki 1
1983 500cc 3rd Suzuki 0
1984 500cc 2nd Honda 3
1985 500cc 6th Honda 1
1986 500cc 3rd Yamaha 1
1987 500cc 2nd Yamaha 3
1988 500cc 12th Cagiva 0
1989 500cc 18th Cagiva 0
1990 500cc 14th Honda 0
1991 500cc 10th Yamaha 0

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