Most FIM Motorcycle Racing Titles

Motorcycling History

Here is a list of all motorcycle racers in the different FIM World Championships through history who have clinched five or more FIM World Championship titles, all disciplines combined.

In the case of riders with the same number of motorcycle racing titles, they are listed according to the traditional order established by the FIM (Road Racing, Motocross, Trial, Enduro, Track Racing).

Giacomo Agostini (Italy) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 15 titles

  • 7 in the 350cc (1968 to 1974)
  • 8 in the 500cc (1966 to 1972, 1975)

Angel Nieto (Spain) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 13 titles

  • 6 in the 50cc (1969, 1970, 1972, 1975 to 1977)
  • 7 in the 125cc (1971, 1972, 1979, 1981 to 1984)

Juha Salminen (Finland) – Enduro * – 12 titles

  • 2 in the 125cc (1999, 2000)
  • 1 in the 250cc 2-stroke (2001)
  • 1 in the 400cc (2002)
  • 1 in the over 500cc (2003)
  • 1 in the E2 (2004)
  • 1 in the E1 (2007)
  • 5 in the overall class (2000 to 2004)

Mike Hailwood (Great Britain, †) – Road Racing GP, TTF-1 – 10 titles

  • 3 in the 250cc (1961, 1966, 1967)
  • 2 in the 350cc (1966, 1967)
  • 4 in the 500cc (1962 to 1965)
  • 1 in the TTF-1 (1978)

Stefan Everts (Belgium) – Motocross – 10 titles

  • 1 in the 125cc (1991)
  • 3 in the 250cc (1995 to 1997)
  • 2 in the 500cc (2001, 2002)
  • 4 in the MX1 (2003 to 2006)

Valentino Rossi (Italy) – Road Racing Grand Prix * – 9 titles

  • 1 in the 125cc (1997)
  • 1 in the 250cc (1999)
  • 1 in the 500cc (2001)
  • 6 in the MotoGP (2002 to 2005, 2008, 2009)

Carlo Ubbiali (Italy) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 9 titles

  • 6 in the 125cc (1951, 1955, 1956, 1958 to 1960)
  • 3 in the 250cc (1956, 1959, 1960)

Ivan Mauger (New Zealand) – Speedway, Long Track – 9 titles

  • 6 in Speedway (1968 to 1970, 1972, 1977, 1979)
  • 3 in Long Track (1971, 1972, 1976)

Phil Read (Great Britain) – Road Racing Grand Prix, TTF-1 – 8 titles

  • 4 in the 250cc (1964, 1965, 1968, 1971)
  • 1 in the 125cc (1968)
  • 2 in the 500cc (1973, 1974)
  • 1 in the TTF-1 (1977)

Dougie Lampkin (Great Britain) – Trial, Indoor Trial * – 8 titles

  • 7 in Trial (1997 to 2003)
  • 1 in Indoor Trial (2001)

Gerd Riss (Germany) – Long Track * – 8 titles

  • 8 in Long Track (1991, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007 to 2009)

John Surtees (Great Britain) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 7 titles

  • 4 in the 500cc (1956, 1958 to 1960)
  • 3 in the 350cc (1958 to 1960)

Rolf Biland (Switzerland) – Road Racing Grand Prix 7 titles

  • 7 in Sidecar (1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1992 to 1994)

Carl Fogarty (Great Britain) – Superbike, Endurance, TTF-1 – 7 titles

  • 4 in Superbike (1994, 1995, 1998, 1999)
  • 1 in Endurance (1992)
  • 2 in TTF-1 (1988, 1989)

Daniel Willemsen (Netherlands) – Sidecar Motocross * – 7 titles

  • 7 in Sidecar MX (1999, 2003 to 2008)

Toni Bou (Spain) – Trial, Indoor Trial * – 7 titles

  • 3 in Trial (2007 to 2009)
  • 4 in Indoor Trial (2007 to 2010)

Jordi Tarrès (Spain) – Trial – 7 titles

  • 7 in Trial (1987, 1989 to 1991, 1993 to 1995)

Kari Tiainen (Finland) – Enduro – 7 titles

  • 2 in the 250cc (1990, 1991)
  • 1 in the 1250cc (1992)
  • 4 in the over 500cc (1994, 1995, 1997, 2000)

Anders Eriksson (Sweden) – Enduro – 7 titles

  • 2 in the 350cc (1995, 1996)
  • 4 in the over 500cc (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)
  • 1 in the 400cc (2003)

Geoff Duke (Great Britain) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 6 titles

  • 2 in the 350cc (1951, 1952)
  • 4 in the 500cc (1951, 1953 to 1955)

Jim Redman (Rhodesia) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 6 titles

  • 2 in the 250cc (1962, 1963)
  • 4 in the 350cc (1962 to 1965)

Klaus Enders (Germany) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 6 titles

  • 6 in Sidecar (1967, 1969, 1970, 1972 to 1974)

Joel Robert (Belgium) – Motocross – 6 titles

  • 6 in the 250cc (1964, 1968 to 1972)

Adam Raga (Spain) – Trial, Indoor Trial * – 6 titles

  • 4 in Indoor Trial (2003 to 2006)
  • 2 in Trial (2005, 2006)

Giovanni Sala (Italy) – Enduro – 6 titles

  • 1 in the 500cc (1993)
  • 2 in the over 175cc (1994, 1995)
  • 1 in the 250cc 2-stroke (1998)
  • 1 in the overall class (1998)
  • 1 in the 400cc (1999)

Tony Rickardsson (Sweden) – Speedway – 6 titles

  • 6 in Speedway (1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005)

Nikolai Krasnikov (Russia) – Ice Racing * – 6 titles

  • 6 in Ice Racing (2005 to 2010)

Michael Doohan (Australia) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 5 titles

  • 5 in the 500cc (1994 to 1998)

Anton Mang (Germany) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 5 titles

  • 3 in the 250cc (1980, 1981, 1987)
  • 2 in the 350cc (1981, 1982)

Steve Webster (Great Britain) – Road Racing Grand Prix – 5 titles

  • 5 in Sidecar (1987 to 1989, 1991, 2003)

Joey Dunlop (United Kingdom, †) – Road Racing TTF-1 – 5 titles

  • 5 in the TTF-1 (1982 to 1986)

Roger de Coster (Belgium) – Motocross – 5 titles

  • 5 in the 500cc (1971 to 1973, 1975, 1976)

Georges Jobé (Belgium) – Motocross – 5 titles

  • 2 in the 250cc (1980, 1983)
  • 3 in the 500cc (1987, 1991, 1992)

Eric Geboers (Belgium) – Motocross – 5 titles

  • 2 in the 125cc (1982, 1983)
  • 1 in the 250cc (1987)
  • 2 in the 500cc (1988, 1990)

Joel Smets (Belgium) – Motocross – 5 titles

  • 5 in the 500cc (1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003)

Kristers Sergis/Artis Rasmanis (Latvia) – Sidecar Motocross – 5 titles

  • 5 in Sidecar MX (1997, 1998, 2000 to 2002)

Petteri Silvan (Finland) – Enduro – 5 titles

  • 3 in the 125cc (1995, 2001, 2002)
  • 1 in the 250cc 2-stroke (1999)
  • 1 in the overall class (1999)

Ove Fundin (Sweden) – Speedway – 5 titles

  • 5 in Speedway (1956, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1967)

Erik Gundersen (Denmark) – Speedway, Long Track – 5 titles

  • 3 in Speedway (1984, 1985, 1988)
  • 2 in Long Track (1984, 1986)

Simon Wigg (Great Britain, †) – Long Track – 5 titles

  • 5 in Long Track (1985, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994)

Gabdrakhman Kadyrov (Russia, †) – Ice Racing – 5 titles

  • 5 in Ice Racing (1968, 1969, 1971 to 1973)

* Riders still in activity
† Riders deceased