Considered one of the best motorcyclists of the early 1980s. American Freddie Spencer, also known as “Fast Freddie”, was a two-time MotoGP 500cc world champion in 1983 and 1985. In 1987, he reached the 250cc class.
Spencer started running at age 4. At 21 he reached the title of world champion of MotoGP 500cc. This feat made him the youngest rider to achieve the title of world champion in this category.
In 1980, at the Brands Hatch circuit, during the Transatlantic Trophy. He achieved international recognition by defeating Kenny Roberts and Barry Schene, world champions of the sport.
After winning the Daytona 200 motorcycle circuit in 1985, Spencer was also a Formula 1 and 250cc champion, making him the only motorcycle rider to win in three categories in a single year. In the same year, Spencer competed in the 250cc and 500cc MotoGP World Championship, reaching both titles.
Due to injuries to the wrists, Freddie would eventually leave MotoGP in 1988. He would return to racing in the 1990s when he participated in the AMA Superbike championship.
Although he has been associated with several brands during his career, curiously, his three world champion titles were won with Honda bikes. Freddie won his first national Superbike championship with a Kawasaki.