MotoGP : Profile of the Week – Eddie Lawson

 MotoGP : Profile of the Week – Eddie Lawson

Eddie Lawson better known as “Steady Eddie” for performing consistently and without crashing was born in Upland, California.He is four times motorcycle grand prix world champion.

In the AMA 250cc road racing national championship Eddie stood second behind his greatest rival Freddie Spencer.
Later he moved to Kawasaki and won the superbike series consistently in 1981 and 1982.

From 1984, Lawson was on podium consistently and took the 1984 World Championship under his belt.That was first win out of four. Lawson after winning the two more championships in 1986 and 1988 moved from Yamaha to Rothmans Honda giving jolt to the motorcycle world.

He won one title with Honda in 1989 this becoming first rider to win consistently for two different manufacturers.

Off the track he had very good relationship with his rivals and teammates.One such incident he was talking with Kenny Roberts during an interview with Cyclenews was How Kenny Roberts gave him a lesson and funny story when he  could not speed on his cold Dunlop slick tires.

Thats when Kenny said why dont you follow me and i will show how to do it.While Kenny disappeared where there was bridge and gravel trap.  

Lawson retired in early 1990’s to become as one of the greatest to go down in the history of  Motorcycle Grand Prix  World.

Statistics

Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
127 31 78 18 21 1429

Pic Courtesy : Eddie Lawson

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