1995 - 2001
1995 - 2001
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.
15 in 500cc, 14 of which were with the Repsol Honda Team
51 in 500cc, 44 of which were with the Repsol Honda Team
12 Pole positions
9 in the Top Category with the Repsol Honda Team
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 unachievableÁlex Crivillé
What I really miss about racing is the sound, the smell, the environment of real races – that is what I still missÁlex Crivillé
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
Winner in the Jerez GP in 1999
First Spanish rider to win the 500cc World Championship
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