Freddie Spencer’s claim to fame is winning both the 250cc and 500cc titles in 1985, the first and only rider to do so in the modern Grand Prix era. Spencer won a previous 500cc title in 1983, while throughout his illustrious, albeit short, Grand Prix career earned 27 pole positions. That’s more than compatriot “Steady” Eddie Lawson, with only 18 pole positions, but Lawson ended his career with four 500cc world titles.