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Fred Merkel

Fred Merkel (born September 28, 1962 in Stockton, California) is an American former motorcycle road racer and two-time Superbike world champion.

In 1984 he teamed with Mike Baldwin to win the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race. He is a three-time AMA Superbike Champion, winning in 1984/5 on the VF750 and 1986 on the VFR750F.He jointly holds the record for the most wins in a season with Mat Mladin.

In 1988 the Superbike World Championship began, with Merkel entered on the RC30. He won the championship from Fabrizio Pirovano and Davide Tardozzi with two wins and three other podiums. He successfully defended the crown in 1989, with 3 wins, 7 other podiums, and 4 poles. He took three more wins en route to sixth overall in 1990, but was less competitive after this.

Merkel retired from racing at the end of the 1995 season after being injured in an accident at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. Merkel and his family moved to a ranch they owned in New Zealand. He lives with his wife Carla his son Travis and as of the summer of 2009 welcomed newborn son Jhett. He was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2001.

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06:00:00 06:04:16 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
06:04:16 06:27:19 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
06:27:19 06:45:55 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
06:45:55 06:50:50 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
06:50:50 06:55:06 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
06:55:06 07:18:09 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
07:18:09 07:36:45 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
07:36:45 07:41:40 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
07:41:40 07:45:56 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
07:45:56 08:08:59 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
08:08:59 08:27:35 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
08:27:35 08:32:30 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
08:32:30 08:36:46 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
08:36:46 08:59:49 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
08:59:49 09:18:25 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
09:18:25 09:23:20 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
09:23:20 09:27:36 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
09:27:36 09:50:39 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
09:50:39 10:09:15 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
10:09:15 10:14:10 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
10:14:10 10:18:26 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
10:18:26 10:41:29 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
10:41:29 11:00:05 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
11:00:05 11:05:00 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
11:05:00 11:09:16 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
11:09:16 11:32:19 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
11:32:19 11:50:55 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
11:50:55 11:55:50 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
11:55:50 12:00:06 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
12:00:06 12:23:09 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
12:23:09 12:41:45 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
12:41:45 12:46:40 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
12:46:40 12:50:56 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
12:50:56 13:13:59 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
13:13:59 13:32:35 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
13:32:35 13:37:30 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
13:37:30 13:41:46 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
13:41:46 14:04:49 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
14:04:49 14:23:25 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
14:23:25 14:28:20 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
14:28:20 14:32:36 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
14:32:36 14:55:39 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
14:55:39 15:14:15 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
15:14:15 15:19:10 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
15:19:10 15:23:26 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
15:23:26 15:46:29 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
15:46:29 16:05:05 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
16:05:05 16:10:00 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
16:10:00 16:14:16 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
16:14:16 16:37:19 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
16:37:19 16:55:55 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
16:55:55 17:00:50 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
17:00:50 17:05:06 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
17:05:06 17:28:09 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
17:28:09 17:46:45 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
17:46:45 17:51:40 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
17:51:40 17:55:56 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
17:55:56 18:18:59 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
18:18:59 18:37:35 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
18:37:35 18:42:30 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
18:42:30 18:46:46 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
18:46:46 19:09:49 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
19:09:49 19:28:25 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
19:28:25 19:33:20 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
19:33:20 19:37:36 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
19:37:36 20:00:39 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
20:00:39 20:19:15 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
20:19:15 20:24:10 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
20:24:10 20:28:26 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
20:28:26 20:51:29 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
20:51:29 21:10:05 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
21:10:05 21:15:00 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
21:15:00 21:19:16 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
21:19:16 21:42:19 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
21:42:19 22:00:55 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
22:00:55 22:05:50 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
22:05:50 22:10:06 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
22:10:06 22:33:09 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
22:33:09 22:51:45 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
22:51:45 22:56:40 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
22:56:40 23:00:56 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
23:00:56 23:23:59 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
23:23:59 23:42:35 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
23:42:35 23:47:30 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
23:47:30 23:51:46 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
23:51:46 00:14:49 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
00:14:49 00:33:25 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
00:33:25 00:38:20 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
00:38:20 00:42:36 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
00:42:36 01:05:39 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
01:05:39 01:24:15 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
01:24:15 01:29:10 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
01:29:10 01:33:26 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
01:33:26 01:56:29 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
01:56:29 02:15:05 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
02:15:05 02:20:00 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
02:20:00 02:24:16 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
02:24:16 02:47:19 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
02:47:19 03:05:55 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
03:05:55 03:10:50 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
03:10:50 03:15:06 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
03:15:06 03:38:09 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
03:38:09 03:56:45 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
03:56:45 04:01:40 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
04:01:40 04:05:56 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
04:05:56 04:28:59 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
04:28:59 04:47:35 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
04:47:35 04:52:30 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
04:52:30 04:56:46 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
04:56:46 05:19:49 Mosport World Superbike - 1989
05:19:49 05:38:25 1984 AMA Superbike Race at Laguna Seca
05:38:25 05:43:20 Part 1 of Fred Merkle Story
05:43:20 05:47:36 Fred Merkel - 25 Years of World Superbikes - Monza
05:47:36 06:10:39 Mosport World Superbike - 1989