Álex Crivillé

Álex Crivillé

1995 - 2001 moto

Álex Crivillé at the Italian GP in 1995

First Spaniard to win the 500cc World Championship

Crivillé managed to tame the NSR500 and to become a legend.

In 1999, he became the first Spaniard to obtain a title in the 500cc World Championship, riding the wild NSR500. This milestone has contributed to Spain's brilliant current situation for motorcycling.

Álex Crivillé, first Spaniard to win the 500cc World Championship
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    20 Wins

    15 in 500cc, 14 of which were with the Repsol Honda Team

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    66 Podiums

    51 in 500cc, 44 of which were with the Repsol Honda Team

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    12 Pole positions

    9 in the Top Category with the Repsol Honda Team

Crivillé sharing the Box with Mick Doohan

Sharing the Box with Doohan

When I joined HRC, for me he was an idol, not a rival, because I thought what he did was incredible. I saw him drive and skid, and it was amazing, to me it looked unachievable

Álex Crivillé
Álex Crivillé Memories

Memories

What I really miss about racing is the sound, the smell, the environment of real races – that is what I still miss

Álex Crivillé
The importance of a good rider

Indomitable Bikes

Those 500cc were impossible to ride; if you didn't skid well, you had no place being there

Álex Crivillé

With Repsol since 1988

In his second year at the World Championship, Crivillé was sponsored by Repsol and rode an 80cc Derbi. On that bike, he stepped onto 5 podiums, finishing in second place.

In 1989, gripping the handlebar of a JJ Cobas and sponsored by Repsol, Crivillé wins on 5 occasions and adds 4 more podiums, taking home the 125cc World Championship title.

In 1992, donning the Campsa colours, Crivillé stepped onto his first 500cc podium in the Malaysian GP, and his first victory in “The Cathedral”, TT Circuit Assen.

In 1995, Crivillé joins the Repsol Honda Team ushering in a new era for Spanish motorcycling. He made it onto the podium in his first race, and won the Catalunya GP.

In 1999, 10 years after he was awarded the 125cc title, and after many injuries and tough moments, Crivillé won the 500cc World Championship, making him the first Spanish rider to ever achieve this – a moment that would live on in the minds of many young fans.

German GP in 1988

German GP in 1988

Winner in the Jerez GP in 1999

Jerez GP 1999

First Spanish rider to win the 500cc World Championship

Brazilian GP in 1999