Garry McCoy

Full Name: 
Garry McCoy
Birth Date: 
17 April, 1972
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Garry McCoy Biography

2008 Signs to ride for the new Triumph team in the 2008 World Supersport championship.

2006 Reappears in the MotoGP paddock, riding for the new Ilmor team during its debut at the final two rounds of the season. Takes the final world championship point at each race, but is overlooked in favour of Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt for Ilmor's ill-fated 2007 campaign.

2005 Moves to Foggy Petronas Racing for 2005 but never really looks comfortable on the FP-1 and season starts badly with a pre-season injury. Just 23rd in points.

2004 After a lack of MotoGP offers from top teams, McCoy moves to World Superbike to ride a Ducati 999 for the NCR team. Wins race two at Phillip Island to become one of a limited list of riders to win both MotoGP and WSBK races. Takes two further podiums for 6th in points.

2003 With WCM losing Red Bull backing and unable to afford factory machines, McCoy moves to Kawasaki to start his first season on a four-stroke. However, the ZX-RR is uncompetitive from the start and McCoy takes the team's best finish with ninth at a wet (and shortened) French Grand Prix. 22nd in championship. Leaves team at end of year.

2002 Still with Red Bull Yamaha WCM but a difficult season on the under powered two-stroke not helped by breaking his leg during testing and being forced to miss some races. Still impressed on occasions but finished the year in equal 19th with 33 points.

2001 12th in the (MotoGP) 500cc World Championship with 88 points.

2000 Finished fifth in the 500cc World Championship with 161 points.

1999 14th in the 500cc World Championship.

1998 Made 500cc World Championship debut (JPN) and finished 17th in the standings.

1997 Seventh in the 125cc World Championship for Marlboro Alfa Bieffe Aprilia. Also earned first pole (FRA).

1996 12th in the 125cc World Championship.

1995 22nd in the 125cc World Championship for Team Zwafink. Won second round race (MAL) to score first victory. Left team after 4 races due to internal problems.

1994 13th in the 125cc World Championship.

1993 Classified 19th in the 125cc World Championship. Contested 11 rounds of the World Championship for A GV Rotax team - best placing 7th - missed 3 races mid-season due to injury.

1992 Made 125cc World Championship debut (AUS) for A GV Rotax team (after only four months of road racing). Finished 23rd in the championship.
Won 250 production event at Triple Challenge in Eastern Creek (early 1992) and attracted attention of Barry Sheene.
Third in the Australian 250 Production championship.

1991 Road race debut.

1989-1991 Raced Speedway meetings at most leading venues in New South Wales and Victoria.

1977 Began riding motorcycles aged 5.