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AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE CHAMPIONS

Aussi riders
Australian World Champions (past and present)
World 500cc GP Champions:
  • Mick Doohan (AUS) 1998-94; 54 GP wins
  • Wayne Gardner (AUS) 1987; 18 GP wins

World 350cc GP Champion:

  • Keith Campbell (AUS) 1957

World 250cc GP Champion:

  • Kel Carruthers (AUS) 1969

World 125 GP Champion:

  • Tom Phillis (AUS) 1961

World F750 Champion:

  • Jack Findlay (AUS) 1975

World Superbike Champion:

  • Troy Corser (AUS) 1996
  • Troy Bayliss (AUS) 2001

World Supersport Champion:

  • Chris Vermeulen (AUS) 2003
  • Andrew Pitt (AUS) 2001

World Endurance Champion:

  • Warwick Nowland (AUS) 2000

World Enduro Champion:

  • Stefan Merriman (AUS) 250cc - 2000, 2002, 2003
  • Shane Watts (AUS) 125cc - 1997, KTM

Troy Bayliss - World Superbike Champion; British Superbike Champion

  • 2003 MotoGP Ducati
  • 2001 World Superbike Champion
  • 1999 British Superbike Champion

Keith Campbell - Australia's first World Champion: 350cc GP 1957; 3 GP wins

  • 1957 wins World 350cc GP championship with Moto Guzzi

Kel Carruthers - World Champion: 250cc GP 1969; 7 250 GP wins

  • 1969 wins World 250cc GP championship with Benelli

John Dodds   - 4 GP wins (250cc, 350cc, 125cc)

  • 1970 -1974

Mick Doohan 500cc GP - 5 times world champion

  • 1998 wins world 500cc GP championship
  • 1997 wins world 500cc GP championship
  • 1996 wins world 500cc GP championship
  • 1995 wins world 500cc GP championship
  • 1994 wins world 500cc GP championship

Jack Findlay 500cc GP ; 3 GP wins

  • wins 3 world 500cc GPs
  • 1968: championship runner-up in to Agostini
  • 1975: wins world F750 championship

Wayne Gardener 500cc GP champion

  • twice winner Suzuka 8 Hour
  • 1987 wins world 500cc GP championship

Gregg Hansford - 250cc, 350cc, 750cc GP; 10 GP wins

  • 1978 250cc GP - runner-up with Kawasaki; 350cc GP - 3rd overall with Kawasaki
  • 1979 250cc GP - runner-up with Kawasaki; 350cc GP - 3rd overall with Kawasaki
  • 1980 runner-up Suzuka 8 Hour

Ken Kavanagh  - 5 GP wins (350cc, 500cc)

  • 1953 - first Australian to win GP; Ulster 500cc GP, Ireland

Jeff Leisk - Motocross championship

  • 1979-84: 5 times Australian Motocross Champion
  • 1989 - world 500cc motocross championship; 2 wins
  • 1990 - world 500cc motocross championship; 1 win

Kevin Magee - 500cc GP

  • 1987 wins Suzuka 8 Hour
  • 1988 500cc GP with factory Yamaha; 5th overall

Rob Phillis - World Superbike Championship

  • 1992 finished 3rd with Kawasaki
  • 1991 finished 3rd with Kawasaki
  • 1990 finished 4th with Kawasaki
  • 1989 finished 10th with Kawasaki

Tom Phillis - World Champion 125cc GP 1961; 6 GP wins (125cc, 250cc)

  • 1961 wins 125cc GP world championship (Honda)
  • 1961 250cc GP, runner-up to M Hailwood

Barry Smith - 4 GP wins (50cc,125cc)

  • 1968 - 1979

Shane Watts - Australian and World Enduro champion

  • 6 times Australian Enduro Champion.
  • 1997 World Enduro Champion (125)
  • 1998 ISDE (International Six Day Enduro) overall champion. The only rider to win the ISDE overall on a 125cc.
  • 2000 GNCC (Grand National Cross Country Championship) champion; the first non American to do so. The only one to win GNCC races on more than one engine capacity motorcycle, riding six capacities in one year.
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