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Garry McCoy

Garry McCoy


Born: 1-Apr-72

Born April 1972. Rode Aprilia machines in the GP125, then suddenly burst into the limelight in the second half of the 1999 season when he landed the opportunity to ride in the Red Bull Yamaha WMC Team from the 7th round of the GP in place of Simon Crafar. On the YZR500, he demonstrated flexibility in each race and placed 3rd in Valencia GP, round 12 of that year. In 2000 he achieved a total of three wins in the opening round in South Africa, in Portugal and in Valencia, resulting in a ranking of 5th. Able to slide the fat rear tire and turn the machine sideways into corners, his riding style was known as the "Garry McCoy Slide" and became a sensation. Up to 2002, he rode in the Yamaha team. In 2003, he participated in the MotoGP with Kawasaki, then turned to the World Superbike Championship.

Racing career

YearClassResult & Pole positionMachine
1999 500cc 14th PP: 0 1st: 0 2nd: 0 3rd: 1 YZR500(0WK1)
2000 500cc 5th PP: 1 1st: 3 2nd: 0 3rd: 3 YZR500(0WK6)
2001 500cc 12th PP: 0 1st: 0 2nd: 1 3rd: 2 YZR500(0WL6)
2002 MotoGP 20th PP: 0 1st: 0 2nd: 0 3rd: 0 YZR500(0WL9)

*Results for years with a Yamaha factory team, riding a Yamaha factory machine or ranked 5th or higher riding a Yamaha production racer (World GP, World F750)


  • On the YZR500 in 2001

    On the YZR500 in 2001

  • Japan GP in 2001

    Japan GP in 2001


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