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History

Pons Racing and his principal Sito Pons have been at the forefront of the World Championship for the last 28 years. During this period the team has won 31 Grand Prix in 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP categories and has scored 113 podium finishes.

Records

  30 Seasons in competition

  • 8 in 250
  • 5 in Moto2
  • 13 in 500
  • 3 in MotoGP

    137 Podiums

  • 48 in 250
  • 33 in Moto2
  • 40 in 500
  • 32 in MotoGP

    51 Victories

  • 21 in 250
  • 14 in Moto2
  • 8 in 500
  • 8 in MotoGP

Results & Statistics

       CLA  Points  Cat
Campsa Honda Pons 1992 Àlex Crivillé 1 - - 8 59  500cc
Marlboro Honda Pons 1993 Àlex Crivillé - - 2 8 117  500cc
Marlboro Honda Pons 1993 Alberto Puig - - 2 9 106  250cc
Ducados Honda Pons 1994 Alberto Puig - - 1 5 152  500cc
Fortuna Honda Pons 1995 Alberto Puig 1 - 2 8 99  500cc
Fortuna Honda Pons 1995 Carlos Checa - - - 16 26  500cc
Fortuna Honda Pons 1995 Carlos Checa - - - 13 45  250cc
Fortuna Honda Pons 1995 Ruben Xaus - - - - -  250cc
Fortuna Honda Pons 1995 Sete Gibernau - - - - -  250cc
Fortuna Honda Pons 1996 Alberto Puig - - 1 11 93  500cc
Fortuna Honda Pons 1996 Carlos Checa 1 - 2 8 124  500cc
Movistar Honda Pons 1997 Alberto Puig - - - 12 63  500cc
Movistar Honda Pons 1997 Carlos Checa - 3 - 8 119  500cc
Movistar Honda Pons 1998 Carlos Checa 1 1 1 4 139  500cc
Movistar Honda Pons 1998 John Kocinski - - - 12 64  500cc
Movistar Honda Pons 1998 Gregorio Lavilla - - - 27 5  500cc
Movistar Honda Pons 1999 Alex Barros - 1 - 9 110  500cc
Movistar Honda Pons 1999 J.B. Borja - - - 12 92  500cc
Emerson Honda Pons 2000 Alex Barros 2 1 - 4 163  500cc
Emerson Honda Pons 2000 Loris Capirossi 1 1 2 7 154  500cc
West Honda Pons 2001 Alex Barros 1 2 1 4 182  500cc
West Honda Pons 2001 Loris Capirossi - 4 5 3 210  500cc
West Honda Pons 2002 Alex Barros 2 2 2 4 204  500cc
West Honda Pons 2002 Loris Capirossi - - 2 8 109  500cc
West Honda Pons 2002 Alex Hoffman - - - 24 6  500cc
Camel Pramac Pons 2003 Max Biaggi 2 4 3 3 228  500cc
Camel Pramac Pons 2003 Tohru Ukawa - - - 8 123  500cc
Camel Honda 2004 Max Biaggi 1 5 3 3 217  500cc
Camel Honda 2004 Makoto Tamada 2 1 - 6 150  500cc
Camel Honda 2005 Alex Barros 1 - 1 8 147  500cc
Camel Honda 2005 Troy Bayliss - - - 15 54  500cc
Camel Honda 2005 Chris Vermeulen - - - 21 10  500cc
Camel Honda 2005 Shane Byrne - - - 24 5  500cc
Camel Honda 2005 Ryuichi Kiyonari - - - 25 4  500cc
Camel Honda 2005 Tohru Ukawa - - - - -  500cc
Pepe World Team 2009 Héctor Barberá 3 3 1 2 239  250cc
Pepe World Team 2009 Axel Pons - - - 26 3  250cc
Tenerife 40 Pons 2010 Sergio Gadea - 1 - 17 67  Moto2
Tenerife 40 Pons 2010 Axel Pons - - - 33 7  Moto2
Tenerife 40 Pons 2010 Damian Cudlin - - - 31 9  Moto2
Pons HP 40 2011 Aleix Espargaró - 1 - 10 65  Moto2
Pons HP 40 2011 Axel Pons - - - 31 1  Moto2
Pons HP 40 2011 Alex Baldolini - - - - -  Moto2
Pons HP 40 Tuenti 2012 Pol Espargaró 1 1 1 2 61  Moto2
Pons HP 40 Tuenti 2012 Tito Rabat - - - 7 13  Moto2
Pons HP 40 Tuenti 2012 Axel Pons - - - - 0  Moto2
Tuenti HP 40 2013 Pol Espargaró 6 1 3 1 265 Moto2
Tuenti HP 40 2013 Tito Rabat 3  3  1  3 215 Moto2
Tuenti HP 40 2013 Axel Pons  -  -  -  24  5 Moto2
Páginas Amarillas HP 40 2014 Maverick Viñales 4 4 1 3 274 Moto2
Páginas Amarillas HP 40 2014 Luís Salom - 1 1 8 85 Moto2
  Totals    33   40   38     4688  

Facts & figures

2014. Páginas Amarillas HP 40, with Maverick Viñales & Luis Salom in Moto2



 
Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom are the riders of the Páginas Amarillas HP 40 team, riding in the Moto2 MotoGP World Championship category.

2013. Pons HP 40 Tuenti, with Pol Espargaró, Tito Rabat & Axel Pons in Moto2





Pol Espargaró, Tito Rabat and Axel Pons are the riders of the Pons HP 40 Tuenti team, riding in the Moto2 MotoGP World Championship category.

2012. Pons HP 40 Tuenti, with Pol Espargaró, Tito Rabat & Axel Pons in Moto2





Pol Espargaró, Tito Rabat and Axel Pons are the riders of the Pons HP 40 Tuenti team, riding in the Moto2 MotoGP World Championship category.

2011. Pons HP 40, with Aleix Espargaró & Axel Pons in Moto2



Aleix Espargaró and Axel Pons are the riders of the Pons HP 40 team, riding in the Moto2 MotoGP World Championship category.

2010. Tenerife 40 Pons, with Sergio Gadea & Axel Pons in Moto2



In 2010, Sergio Gadea and Axel Pons were the riders of the Tenerife 40 Pons, in the new Moto2 category, replacing the current 250cc. Sergio got a podium in an amazing race in Mugello. Axel improved race by race in his second year in the World Championship.

2009. Pepe World Team, with Hector Barberá & Axel Pons in 250cc



In 2009, PONS Racing returned to the circuits with the young promise Hector Barberá and Sito's son Axel. Hector scored three great victories and three second places ending the season in a spectacular second position. Axel scored his first points in the World Championship.

2005. Camel Honda, with Alex Barros & Troy Bayliss in MOTOGP

Camel Honda, with Alex Barros & Troy Bayliss in MOTOGP

2004. Camel Honda, with Max Biaggi & Makoto Tamada in MOTOGP



In 2004 Biaggi was joined by Japanese star Makoto Tamada who scored spectacular victories in the Brazilian and Japanese Grand Prix, finishing the Championship in sixth place, while Biaggi won the German Grand Prix and ended the season in third spot. The Camel Honda team finished third in the classification for Teams

2003. Camel Pramac Pons, with Max Biaggi & Tohru Ukawa in MOTOGP



In 2003 the newly named Camel Pramac Pons team had a new title sponsor and two new riders in: former 250cc World Champion Max Biaggi and Japanese star Tohru Ukawa. Biaggi won two grands prix to finish third in the Championship with Ukawa eighth. The team finished second in the World Team Championship.

2002. West Honda Pons with Barros & Capirossi, in MOTO GP



In the historic first four-stroke MotoGP season in 2002 both Barros and Capirossi fought furiously on the NSR-two strokes against the superior four-strokes. When the team obtained a four-stroke Honda for Barros to ride, the tide turned. The Brazilian won the Pacific and Valencia Grands Prix. He finished on the podium in the final four races and was fourth in the championship. Capirossi battled on, riding the two-stroke to finish a brave eighth, which included two third places. Hoffman took Capirossi's place while injured.

West Honda Pons with Barros & Capirossi, in 500cc



In 2001, brilliantly led by Capirossi and Barros, the team were the most successful in the 500cc class. Riding the two-stroke NSR Hondas, Capirossi was third in the Championship, securing four pole positions and Barros was fourth, including victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

2000. Emerson Honda Pons with Barros & Capirossi, in 500cc



Brazilian Alex Barros joined Spaniard Juan Borja in 1999. In 2000 Barros won both the Dutch and German Grands Prix on his way to fourth place in the Championship. His new team-mate in 2000 was former 125 and 250cc World Champion Loris Capirossi. Despite a season plagued by injury the Italian won the Italian Grand Prix and finished seventh in the title chase.

1999. Movistar Honda Pons with Barros & Borja, in 500cc



Movistar Honda Pons with Barros & Borja, in 500cc

1998. Movistar Honda Pons with Checa & Kocinski, in 500cc



Lavilla substitued Kocinski injured

1997. Movistar Honda Pons with Puig & Checa, in 500cc





Puig retired at the end of the season. He was replaced by World Superbike and former 250cc World Champion, American John Kocinski but it was Checa making all the headlines. He won the Madrid Grand Prix in Jarama, was seriously injured at the British Grand Prix but still finished fourth in the Championship

1996. Fortuna Honda Pons with Puig & Checa in 500cc



Two Spanish riders rode for the team in the 500cc Championship in 1996 and Checa won the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona in front of the King of Spain.

1995.Fortuna Honda Pons with Puig in 500cc



In 1995 Puig made a brilliant start, winning the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez but a serious crash during qualifying for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans brought his season to a sad end. Carlos Checa joined the team on a 250 but switched to replace the injured Puig. Rubén Xaus replaced Checa in 250cc

1994.Ducados Honda Pons with Puig, in 500 cc



The Spanish rider Alberto Puig switched to the 500cc. class in 1994, finishing an impressive fifth in the Championship

1993.Marlboro Honda Pons with Crivillé, in 500cc



In 1993 the team also rejoined the 250’s with Alberto Puig

1992. Campsa Honda Pons with Crivillé, in 500cc



Pons retired from racing in 1992 to concentrate on running the team, which was renamed Team Honda Pons. Former 125cc World Champion Alex Criville was signed and he became the first Spanish rider to win a 500cc grand prix with an historic victory in Holland.

1991. Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 500cc



Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 500cc

1990  Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 500cc



Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 500cc

1989  Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 250cc



World Champion 250cc

1988  Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 250cc



World Champion 250cc

1987  Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 250cc



Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 250cc

1986  Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 250cc



Campsa Honda with Sito Pons. NSR 250cc

1984 Kobas-Rotax 250cc with Sito Pons



Kobas-Rotax 250cc with Sito Pons

1983 Kobas-Rotax 250cc with Sito Pons



Kobas-Rotax 250cc with Sito Pons

1982 Kobas-Rotax 250cc with Sito Pons



Kobas-Rotax 250cc with Sito Pons

In 2004, motorcycle legend Sito Pons moved into four-wheel motor sport with the creation of a new team, PONS Racing, to compete in the World Series.
The new team, run in parallel to the MotoGP team, which is also managed by Sito, wasted no time in hitting the headlines as it became the top team in the championship in terms of results, prestige and commercial return.
In its opening year, aided by its highly experienced technical staff, PONS Racing won the World Series Drivers championship with Heikki Kovalainen and the Team championship.

8 seasons in World Series

  • 21 Podiums
  • 11 Victories
  • 1 World Series Driver’s Title 2004 Heikki Kovalainen
  • 1 World Series Team Title: 2004
  • 1 World Series Runner-up 2005 Adrián Vallés

Results & Statistics

     2º  3º  CLA  PUNTS
2004 Heiki Kovalainen 6 - - 1 192
2004 Adrián Vallés - - 3 10 -
2005 Adrián Vallés 2 - 4 2 -
2005 Celso Míguez - - - - -
2006 James Rossiter - - - - -
2006 Celso Míguez - - - - -
2006 Tristán Gommendy - - - - -
2007 Miguel Molina - - - - -
2007 Carlos Iaconelli - - - - -
2008 Marcos Martínez - 1 - 15 21
2008 Aleix Alcaraz - - - 27 5
2008 Máximo Cortés - - - 26 5
2009 Marcos Martínez 3 - - 7 73
2009 Federico Leo - - - 21 8
2010 Daniele Zampieri - 2 - 9 30
2010 Federico Leo - - - 15 11
2011 Oliver Webb - - - - -
2011 Dominic Storey - - - - -
2011 Jean-Karl Vernay - - - - -
2012 Yann Cunha - - - - -
2012 Zoel Amberg - - - - -
2013 Nikolai Martsenko - - - 20 20
2013 Zöel Amberg - - - 24 8
     11   3   7     371

Facts & figures

2004: Heikki Kovalainen / Adrián Vallés

2005: Adrián Vallés / Celso Míguez

2006: James Rossiter / Celso Míguez / Tristán Gommendy

2007: Miguel Molina / Carlos Iaconelli

2008: Marcos Martínez / Aleix Alcaraz

2009: Marcos Martínez / Federico Leo

2010: Federico Leo / Daniele Zamperi

2011: Oliver Webb

2012: Zöel Amberg / Yann Cunha

2013: Nikolai Martsenko / Zöel Amberg

First race

  • 1979 Six Hours of Vespa Endurance
  • 1981 World Championship – French 250cc Grand Prix

First win

  • 1979 Six Hours of Vespa Endurance

Palmares

  • World Champion: 1988 & 1989
  • World Championship G.P. Wins: 15
  • World Championship Podiums: 41

Career highlights

  • 1979 Winner Six Hours of Vespa Endurance. 125cc
  • 1979 CHAMPION Bultaco Streaker Cup. 125cc
  • 1979 Race Winner at Criterium Solo Moto – AGV. Ossa 250cc rotativa
  • 1980 7th Paul Ricard 100 Miles Siroko-Yamaha 250cc
  • 1980 5th Spanish Championship (Jarama) Siroko-Yamaha 250cc
  • 1980 3rd Superprestigio Solo Moto. First Spanish. Siroko-Yamaha 250cc
  • 1981 28th riding Siroko-Rotax 250cc
  • 1982 15th riding Kobas-Rotax 250cc
  • 1983 Winner Montecarlo Rally. 600cc
  • 1983 18th World Championship. Kobas-Rotax 250cc
  • 1984 4th World Championship. Kobas-Rotax 250cc
  • 1985 13th World Championship. Suzuki RG 500cc
  • 1986 2rd 100 Miles of Daytona. Honda NSR 250
  • 1986 SPANISH CHAMPION. Honda NSR 250cc
  • 1986 2nd World Championship. Honda NSR 250cc
  • 1987 3rd World Championship. Honda NSR 250cc
  • 1988 WORLD CHAMPION. Honda NSR 250cc
  • 1989 WORLD CHAMPION. Honda NSR 250cc
  • 1990 10th World Championship. Honda NSR 500cc
  • 1991 14th World Championship. Honda NSR 500cc