Four times 500cc World Champion Eddie Lawson was welcomed into the MotoGP Hall of Fame when he was nominated as a MotoGP legend on the eve of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Californian Lawson won three World titles in 1984/86/88 for Yamaha before switching to Honda to clinch the 1989 title. Lawson and Valentino Rossi are the only riders in the 55 year history of grand prix racing to win successive premier class titles on different machinery. After his induction ceremony, Lawson raced in the Superkart race at Laguna which he started from pole position and finished third. Eddie Lawson MotoGP Legend (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 9th July 2005) Birth date: 11/03/1958 Birth place: Upland (California, USA) First Grand Prix: 1983 RSA 500cc, 1981 GER 250cc First Pole” 1984 SPA 500cc First Podium” 1983 NAT 500cc First Grand Prix Victory: 1984 RSA 500cc Grand Prix Victories: 31 2nd Placements: 31 3rd Placements: 16 Podiums: 78 World Championship Wins: 4
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