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Eddie Lawson enters Hall of Fame

Published: 10 June 2002

Updated: 24 November 2014

Four-time 500cc world champion and GP legend Eddie Lawson has been inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Detroit.

Lawson won 31 500cc GPs in a riding career spanning three decades. He started on the tough dirt tracks of South California in the mid-seventies before switching to a road racing career in 1980.

He took his titles amidst what many now call " The Golden Age " of Grand Prix against the huge talents of Wayne Rainey, Freddie Spencer, Kevin Schwantz and Mick Doohan. He took three of his crowns on Yamahas in 1984, 1986 and 1988 before switching to Honda for his last in 1989, thus becoming the only man in 500cc history to win back-to-back titles with separate manufacturers.

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