Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
MotoGP Legends Ceremony at Laguna Seca

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

INFO 2005/96. 9-07-2005