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Sito Pons : biography

9 November 1959 -

Alfonso "Sito" Pons Ezquerra (born 9 November 1959 in Barcelona, Spain) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He won the 250cc World Championship with Honda in 1988 and 1989.

After retiring from competition, Pons created the Honda-Pons Racing team in MotoGP, which had as its riders the likes of Loris Capirossi, Alex Barros, Max Biaggi and Troy Bayliss. He was forced to disband the team before the 2006 season due to a lack of funding.

Pons also turned to auto racing, fielding a team in the World Series by Renault, which was mostly based in Spain. His team won the 2004 championship with driver Heikki Kovalainen. Pons returned to motorcycle racing in the 2010 Moto2 championship, fielding riders Sergio Gadea and his son, Axel Pons.

In 1990 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for his achievements in sports.

Motorcycle Grand Prix Results

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

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

Points system from 1988 to 1991:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 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 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1981 250cc Siroko-Rotax ARG- GER- NAT- FRA- ESP- NED- BEL7 RSM- GBR- FIN- SWE- CZE- 4 28th 0
1982 250cc Cobas-Rotax FRA- ESP- NAT- NED- BEL- YUG- GBR- SWE- FIN3 CZE4 RSM- GER- 18 15th 0
1983 250cc Cobas-Rotax RSA15 FRA13 NATNC GER9 ESP4 AUTNC YUG- NED- BEL- GBR- SWE- 10 18th 0
1984 250cc JJ Cobas RSA3 NATNC ESP1 AUT3 GERNC FRANC YUG5 NED15 BEL2 GBR6 SWE9 RSM5 66 4th 1
1985 500cc HB-Suzuki RSA8 ESP9 GER9 NATNC AUTNC YUG11 NEDNC BEL15 FRA7 GBRNC SWENC RSM11 11 13th 0
1986 250cc Campsa-Honda ESP3 NAT5 GERNC AUT5 YUG1 NED3 BEL1 FRA2 GBR3 SWE2 RSM2 108 2nd 2
1987 250cc Campsa-Honda JPN2 ESP9 GER7 NAT5 AUT4 YUG8 NED3 FRA4 GBR7 SWENC CZE4 RSM3 POR5 BRA2 ARG1 108 3rd 1
1988 250cc Campsa-Honda JPN2 USA2 ESP1 EXPNC NAT2 GER2 AUT5 NED6 BEL1 YUG1 FRA2 GBR4 SWE1 CZE2 BRA3 231 1st 4
1989 250cc Campsa-Honda JPN2 AUS1 USA4 ESP2 NAT1 GER1 AUT1 YUG1 NED2 BEL2 FRA3 GBR1 SWE1 CZE4 BRA4 262 1st 7
1990 500cc Campsa-Honda JPN5 USANC ESP6 NAT6 GER5 AUT6 YUGNC NED- BEL- FRA- GBR- SWE- CZE7 HUN10 AUS7 76 10th 0
1991 500cc Campsa-Honda JPN8 AUSNC USANC ESP- ITA- GER- AUT- EUR11 NED10 FRA9 GBRNC RSMNC CZE9 VDM9 MALNC 40 14th 0
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