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Wayne Gardner

Wayne Gardner

Date of Birth - October 11th 1959


The immensely talented Wayne Gardner left a deep imprint to the World Championship, partly due to his immense hunger for victory. His wins and some amazing crashes on the Honds NSR500 earned him the respect and admiration of a generation of motorbike fans and competitors

At the age of 18, in 1977, he began his first season on a second hand Yamaha TZ-250, secured a sponsorship with local motorbike dealer, Karl Praml and made an impression at virtually every event, he either won or crashed.

Gardner had a glittering career racing motorcycles, with significant victories on two and four stroke bikes. When he retired from bike racing in 1992, it was no surprise when he started racing on four wheels, winning some significant victories. He now lives in Monaco with his wife and children.


  • Height - 172cm
  • Weight - 73kg
  • Place of Birth - Wollongong, Australia
  • Residence - Monaco
  • Married
  • Children - Remy and Luca

Race Stats

  • 1979 - 1st Castrol 6-hour, 750 cc class
  • 1980 - 1st Castrol 6-hour
  • 1981 - 1st, Swann International Series, Australia
  • 1982 - 1st Castrol 6-hour
  • 1983 - British Superbike Championship, British TT Formula One Champion and ITV World of Sport Champion, UK
  • 1984 - 7th 500cc Championship, TT Formula One Champion and Swann International Series Champion, Australia
  • 1985 - 4th 500 cc World Championship, 1st Suzuka 8-hour (Japan), ITV World of Sport Champion (UK), Swann International Series (Australia), British 500 cc Champion and MCN Masters Champion (UK).
  • 1986 - 2nd 500 cc World Championship, Suzuka 8-hour Champion (Japan)
  • 1987 - 500 cc World Champion
  • 1988 - 2nd 500 cc World Championship
  • 1989 - 10th World 500 cc Championship
  • 1990 - 5th World 500 cc Championship
  • 1991 - 5th World Motorcycle Championship and 1st Suzuka 8-hour (Japna)
  • 1992 - 6th World 500 cc Championship and 1st Suzuka 8-hour (Japan)