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Chas Mortimer

Chas Mortimer

English Grand Prix motorcycle racer
Chas Mortimer
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro English Grand Prix motorcycle racer
Is Motorcycle racer
From United Kingdom
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1949, London, UK
Age 72 years
Star sign Aries
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Charles 'Chas' Mortimer (born 14 April 1949) is an English former professional motorcycle short-circuit road racer and race-school instructor who also entered Grands Prix. He remains the only rider to have won FIM Grand Prix races in the 125, 250, 350, 500 and 750 world championship classes.

Family connections

Born in Shere, Surrey, UK, Mortimer is the son of Charles Mortimer Senior, a former motorcycle road racer and proprietor of the Charles Mortimer Race School based at Brands Hatch race circuit, Kent. The school was originally named in 1963 as the Beart-Mortimer racing school, with engine tuner Francis Beart being a partner to Mortimer Senior which ended in 1965 due to Beart's other business involvements. From 1966 the venues included Cadwell Park, Silverstone and Mallory Park.

At 18 years of age in 1967, Mortimer was one of the school's instructors, with Paul Smart being another. Both were competitive riders sponsored by Charles Senior, riding from a stable of machines consisting of RDS Greeves 250s, a Bultaco 125 and an Aermacchi 350.

His brother Robin Mortimer had a long career in motor sport. When he died in 2007, he was manager of RPM Motorsport with his son Alex as driver in GT class.

Racing career

Mortimer began racing in 1965 on a Greeves Silverstone as used by the race school. He competed for most of his career as a privateer riding Yamaha motorcycles. When Mortimer won the 1972 500cc Spanish Grand Prix on a Yamaha, it marked the first 500cc Grand Prix victory for the Japanese manufacturer. He had his best Grand Prix season in 1973 when he finished second to Kent Andersson in the 125cc world championship. Mortimer also competed successfully at the Isle of Man TT, with eight victories at the event. In 1976, he won the Macau Grand Prix.

In the 1970s Mortimer operated a race school and ran a business in Reading, Berkshire importing motorcycle parts . As of 2013 he is running a transportation company specialising in transportation of motorcycles.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing results[1][10]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 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 Points Rank Wins
1969 125cc Villa ESP
GER
FRA
IOM
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
FIN
NAT
YUG
5 32nd 0
250cc Yamaha ESP
GER
FRA
IOM
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
FIN
ULS
NAT
YUG
8 22nd 0
1970 125cc Villa GER
FRA
YUG
IOM
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
FIN
NAT
ESP
5 31st 0
250cc Yamaha GER
FRA
YUG
IOM
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
FIN
ULS
NAT
ESP
30 6th 0
350cc Yamaha GER
YUG
IOM
NED
DDR
CZE
FIN
ULS
NAT
ESP
15 15th 0
1971 125cc Yamaha AUT
GER
IOM
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
SWE
FIN
NAT
ESP
48 5th 1
250cc Yamaha AUT
GER
IOM
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
SWE
FIN
ULS
NAT
ESP
42 8th 0
1972 125cc Yamaha GER
FRA
AUT
NAT
IOM
YUG
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
SWE
FIN
ESP
87 3rd 1
250cc Yamaha GER
FRA
AUT
NAT
IOM
YUG
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
SWE
FIN
ESP
18 14th 0
350cc Yamaha GER
FRA
AUT
NAT
IOM
YUG
NED
DDR
CZE
SWE
FIN
ESP
0 - 0
500cc Yamaha GER
FRA
AUT
NAT
IOM
YUG
NED
BEL
DDR
CZE
SWE
FIN
ESP
42 6th 1
1973 125cc Yamaha FRA
AUT
GER
NAT
IOM
YUG
NED
BEL
CZE
SWE
FIN
ESP
75 2nd 1
250cc Yamaha FRA
AUT
GER
IOM
YUG
NED
BEL
CZE
SWE
FIN
ESP
40 6th 0
500cc Yamaha FRA
AUT
GER
IOM
YUG
NED
BEL
CZE
SWE
FIN
ESP
8 24th 0
1974 250cc Yamaha GER
NAT
IOM
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
CZE
YUG
ESP
41 6th 1
350cc Yamaha FRA
GER
AUT
NAT
IOM
NED
SWE
FIN
YUG
ESP
29 5th 0
500cc Yamaha FRA
GER
AUT
NAT
IOM
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
CZE
4 28th 0
1975 250cc Yamaha FRA
ESP
GER
NAT
IOM
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
CZE
YUG
46 6th 1
350cc Yamaha FRA
ESP
AUT
GER
NAT
IOM
NED
FIN
CZE
YUG
31 6th 0
500cc Yamaha FRA
AUT
GER
NAT
IOM
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
CZE
23 11th 0
1976 250cc Yamaha FRA
NAT
YUG
IOM
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
CZE
GER
ESP
31 7th 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
AUT
NAT
YUG
IOM
NED
FIN
CZE
GER
ESP
54 3rd 1
500cc Yamaha FRA
AUT
NAT
IOM
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
CZE
GER
16 14th 0
1977 250cc Yamaha VEN
GER
NAT
ESP
FRA
YUG
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
CZE
GBR
5 27th 0
350cc Yamaha VEN
GER
NAT
ESP
FRA
YUG
NED
SWE
FIN
CZE
GBR
1 36th 0
1978 250cc Yamaha VEN
ESP
FRA
NAT
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
GBR
GER
CZE
YUG
12 18th 0
1979 250cc Yamaha VEN
GER
NAT
ESP
YUG
NED
BEL
SWE
FIN
GBR
CZE
FRA
14 13th 0
1984 250cc Yamaha RSA
NAT
ESP
AUT
GER
FRA
YUG
NED
BEL
GBR
SWE
RSM
0 - 0
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http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/profiles/Chas+Mortimer
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/Classic-Bike/
//www.worldcat.org/issn/0142-890X
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/7852731/British-motor-racing-boss-dies-after-session-with-Europes-most-perverted-dominatrix.html
http://www.chasmortimer.co.uk/chas-mortimer/
https://web.archive.org/web/20130622002331/http://www.chasmortimer.co.uk/chas-mortimer/
http://www.iomtt.com/TT-Database/competitors.aspx?ride_id=2554&filter=M
http://www.iomtt.com/TT-Database/Events/Races.aspx?meet_code=ALL&ride_id=2554
http://www.chasmortimer.com/chas-mortimer/
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