Mick Grant

Mick Grant
Mick Grant

Mick Grant
Nationality British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1970 - 1984
First race 1970 350cc Isle of Man TT
Last race 1984 500cc British Grand Prix
First win 1975 500cc Isle of Man TT
Last win 1977 250cc Swedish Grand Prix
Team(s) Kawasaki, Honda
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
25 3 9 1 3 143
Mick Grant
Nationality England English
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 16 (1970 - 1985)
TT wins 7
First TT win 1974 Production 750 TT
Last TT win 1985 Production 750 TT
Podiums 16

Mick Grant (born July 10, 1944) is a former professional motorcycle road racer. He is a seven-time winner of the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race on various bikes, including 'Slippery Sam', a three-cylinder Triumph Trident.[1] For British racing fans of the 1970s, The soft-spoken, down-to-earth Yorkshireman provided a sharp contrast to the brash, playboy image presented by Londoner Barry Sheene.[2]

In 1972, he teamed with Dave Croxford to win the Thruxton 500 endurance race. In 1975, it was Grant who finally broke Mike Hailwood's Isle of Man TT lap record, which had stood since 1967.[3] Grant raced in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing circuit in 1977 for the Kawasaki factory team alongside team-mate Barry Ditchburn and the following year with Kork Ballington and Gregg Hansford.[4] In 1979, Honda chose Grant to help develop their exotic oval-cylindered NR500, unfortunately with disappointing results.[5] Grant also won the Macau Grand Prix in 1977 and in 1984, riding a Heron-Suzuki. He usually raced with number 10 and with the initial JL on his helmet, a tribute to his early sponsor and mechanic, Jim Lee.[3]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing results [1][4]

Points system from 1969 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points Rank Wins
1970 350cc Yamaha GER
-
YUG
-
IOM
18
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
0 - 0
500cc Velocette GER
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
0 - 0
1971 350cc Yamaha AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
7
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
4 36th 0
1972 250cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
NC
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
0 - 0
350cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
3
YUG
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
10 17th 0
500cc Kawasaki GER
-
FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
3
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
10 17th 0
1973 250cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
10
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
4
BEL
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
9 23rd 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
9
IOM
NC
YUG
-
NED
9
CZE
-
SWE
6
FIN
-
ESP
-
9 22nd 0
500cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
NC
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
0 - 0
1974 250cc Yamaha GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
2
NED
10
BEL
-
SWE
6
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
ESP
-
18 10th 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
-
GER
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
2
NED
-
SWE
5
FIN
-
YUG
-
ESP
-
18 11th 0
500cc Yamaha FRA
-
GER
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
0 - 0
1975 250cc Kawasaki FRA
-
ESP
-
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
0 - 0
500cc Kawasaki FRA
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
1
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
15 14th 1
1976 500cc Kawasaki FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GER
-
0 - 0
1977 250cc Kawasaki VEN
-
GER
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
1
BEL
-
SWE
1
FIN
2
CZE
-
GBR
-
42 8th 2
1978 250cc Kawasaki VEN
-
ESP
6
FRA
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
7
GBR
4
GER
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
17 14th 0
350cc Kawasaki VEN
-
AUT
-
FRA
-
NAT
-
NED
7
SWE
9
FIN
-
GBR
3
GER
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
16 14th 0
1979 500cc Suzuki VEN
-
AUT
10
GER
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
1 35th 0
Honda GBR
NC
FRA
-
1984 500cc Suzuki RSA
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
GBR
17
SWE
-
RSM
-
0 - 0

References

  1. ^ a b Mick Grant career profile at the Isle of Man TT web site
  2. ^ Barker, Stuart (2003). Barry Sheene 1950-2003: The Biography. UK: CollinsWillow. pp. 148. ISBN 0007161816. 
  3. ^ a b McDiarmid, Mac (2004). The Magic of the TT: A Century of Racing over the Mountain. UK: Haynes. pp. 121. ISBN 1-84425-002-4. 
  4. ^ a b Mick Grant career statistics at MotoGP.com
  5. ^ Mick Grant at world.honda.com
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chas Mortimer
Macau Motorcyle Grand Prix Winner
1977
Succeeded by
Sadao Asami
Preceded by
Ron Haslam
Macau Motorcyle Grand Prix Winner
1984
Succeeded by
Ron Haslam



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