Marco Lucchinelli

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Marco Lucchinelli (born 26 June 1954) is an Italian former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.wikipedia
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1981 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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In 1981 he won the FIM 500cc World Championship.
Suzuki riders Marco Lucchinelli and Randy Mamola battled it out to the final race of the season with the Italian rider claiming the crown and Mamola finishing runner-up for the second consecutive year.

1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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In 1976 he rode a Suzuki in the 500cc World Championship earning fourth place in the championship with two second-place finishes along with a third and a fourth place.
Newcomer Marco Lucchinelli impressed as well on a Suzuki but injuries curtailed his performance.

1982 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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For 1982, Lucchinelli accepted a job offer from Honda to race their new three-cylinder NS500 alongside Freddie Spencer and Takazumi Katayama.
Honda abandoned its NR500 four-stroke in favor of a V3 two-stroke NS500 piloted by American newcomer, Freddie Spencer, defending champion Marco Lucchinelli and veteran Takazumi Katayama.

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Marco Lucchinelli (born 26 June 1954) is an Italian former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

Randy Mamola

He would finish the season in third place behind Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola.
In 1981 he started the season strongly with two victories and two second-place finishes to take the lead in the championship but then, Marco Lucchinelli took command with four victories in the next five races to claim the world championship.

1983 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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After another lackluster season with Honda in 1983, he joined the Cagiva team for the 1984 and 1985 seasons before he retired from Grand Prix racing.
The Honda team of Freddie Spencer, Marco Lucchinelli and Takazumi Katayama was made even stronger with the addition of British rider, Ron Haslam, all competing on the three-cylinder NS500.

Franco Uncini

He would have a lackluster season in which Franco Uncini would win the championship for the Roberto Gallina-Suzuki team for which Lucchinelli had won the title the previous year.
Accidents hindered his 1981 season, but after Marco Lucchinelli left Suzuki to join Honda, Suzuki offered Uncini an official factory-sponsored race bike run by Roberto Gallina's team.

Suzuki

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In 1976 he rode a Suzuki in the 500cc World Championship earning fourth place in the championship with two second-place finishes along with a third and a fourth place.
In the 1970s, Suzuki established themselves in the motorcycle racing world with Barry Sheene Marco Lucchinelli1981 Franco Uncini1982 winning world championships in the premier 500cc class.

Cagiva

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After another lackluster season with Honda in 1983, he joined the Cagiva team for the 1984 and 1985 seasons before he retired from Grand Prix racing.
In 1978 Cagiva entered the motorcycle business with two racing motorcycles ridden by Gianfranco Bonera and Marco Lucchinelli.

1985 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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After another lackluster season with Honda in 1983, he joined the Cagiva team for the 1984 and 1985 seasons before he retired from Grand Prix racing.

Kenny Roberts

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He would finish the season in third place behind Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola.
Roberts won the first three races as the Suzuki team appeared to be in disarray, but by the third race, the Suzukis of Mamola and Marco Lucchinelli were making things more difficult for Roberts.

1980 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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Lucchinelli returned to Suzuki for the 1978 season and in 1980, he won his first 500cc Grand Prix at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring.

1978 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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Lucchinelli returned to Suzuki for the 1978 season and in 1980, he won his first 500cc Grand Prix at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring.

1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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In the 1977 season, he would drop to 11th place in the 500 World Championship on a Yamaha.

1984 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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After another lackluster season with Honda in 1983, he joined the Cagiva team for the 1984 and 1985 seasons before he retired from Grand Prix racing.