André Gouin
The Rider
First name: Gouin Second name : André
Children : Nationality : France
Height : 1m78 Weight : 82kgs
Birthdate : 24/09/1955 Age : 62 years
Job : Business manager
Website :
Hobbies : skiing, mechanic sports, karting, car racing (with a motorcycle engine)
Living country : St pierre laval, France

The bike
Brand : Yamaha
Type : TZ 250cc H
Team : Lago Team
Displacement : 250cc
Year : 1981
Frame : Yamaha original
Engine : Yamaha original
Specific aspects : Self tuned

Links

highsider.com : André Gouin


Historic and pictures
  • Starting motorcycle competition in 1974 on a Yamaha 250cc

  •  1975 : French champion criterium 250cc
    • Winner of Coupes Promosport 250cc
    • champion of Bourgogne 250cc
    • Winner of Moto Journal challenge

  •  1976-1978 : internationales races on 250cc again with Rougerie, Pons and Sarron

  •  1978-1979 : race and discovery of endurance race with National Moto (famous private team)
    • 8th place at Bol d´Argent in 1978 on 750cc Yamaha National Moto
    • 9th place at Bol d´Or in 1979 on 750cc Yamaha National Moto
    • 5th place at Bol d´Or in 1980, 1st private rider on a 998cc Kawasaki Motostart with P. Tocco
    • 2nd at Brands Hatch (GB) in European endurance championship on 750cc Yamaha National Moto

  •  1980 : Discovery of Grand-Prix, World championship on Yamaha 250cc TZ
    • -1st points won in world championship with the 10th place in French Grand-Prix

  •  1981 : 7th place in European championship 250cc
    • - 3 points won in world championship 250cc

  •  1982 : 3rd in European championship on Yamaha 250cc TZ

  •  1983-1984 : endurance with Pierre Tocco on Kawasaki Motostart from Poitier at 24h du Mans and in Bol d´Or

  •  1985 : endurance with Yam 31, 11th in Bol d´Or

  •  1986 : 11th at 24H du Mans

  •  1987 : 9th at 24h du Mans
    • 12th at Bol d´Or

  •  1989 : 9th at 24h du Mans on Honda RC 30 (MRT)
    • Winner of la Botte de Nevers with P.Braud on Honda RC 30 (MRT)

  •  1990 : Kawazaki Official rider in 24h du Mans, finished 13th
    • 7th place at Bol d´Or on Honda RC 30 (MRT) and latest participation in a motorcycle race.

  •  2006 : rénovation of a Yamaha 250cc TZ offered for his 50th birthday, the same model on which one he finished 3rd in European championship in 1982

  •  2007 : came back on circuits with the participation to ICGP (International Classic Grand-Prix)
    • 8th place at Le Mans on 21th of April
    • 2009 250cc ICGP Champion