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Simon Crafar

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Simon Crafar

Simon Crafar

New Zealand

New Zealand
Born: 1-Jan-69

Born January 1969. In 1995 experienced 500cc class racing, riding for Harris Yamaha, and joined the Yamaha Team in 1998. Raced with teammate Regis Laconi. In the British GP, obtained his only individual victory and was ranked 7th. Also in 1998, raced in the Suzuka 8 Hours with Noriyuki Haga and took 6th place. The following year also rode in the 500cc class on a YZR500, but parted from the team halfway during the season. In 1986 he won Malaysia's Superbike championship and focused fully in the WSB series from 1992, riding Honda, Ducati, Kawasaki, and other machines and obtaining top rankings. He returned to superbike racing after leaving the Yamaha Team.

In the 1998 series

In the 1998 series

Racing career

YearClassResult & Pole positionMachine
1998 500cc 7th PP: 1 1st: 1 2nd: 1 3rd: 1 YZR500(0WK1)

*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)


  • Madrid GP in 1998(Jarama)

    Madrid GP in 1998(Jarama)

  • The Netherlands GP in 1998

    The Netherlands GP in 1998

  • Australia GP in 1998

    Australia GP in 1998


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