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1994 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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Start date  1994
1994 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1994 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 46th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Season summary

1994 was the year in which Honda's Mick Doohan began to stamp his authority on the Grand Prix world. Honda's Longtime sponsor Rothmans left Honda to join Williams Renault in Formula One. Doohan won 9 races, the most since Giacomo Agostini won 11 in 1972. Kevin Schwantz was injured in a pre-season bicycle crash and raced in 6 races with his arm in plaster. Luca Cadalora took over from Wayne Rainey on the Yamaha and won two races. Aprilia began campaigning in the 500cc class with a 250 V twin motor enlarged to 380cc in hopes of using its lighter weight and nimble handling as an advantage.

Max Biaggi would win his first world title for Aprilia in a tight 250 class battle against Loris Capirossi and Tadayuki Okada. Kazuto Sakata won the 125 crown for Aprilia. He was the first Japanese rider to race for a European factory.

Honda secured the constructor's title in all three categories.


1994 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season Wikipedia