1955 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1955 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 1955 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 3 July 1955 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Belgium  1955 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 8 races in the
1955 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date3 July 1955
LocationCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 14.120 km (8.774 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera
Time 4:35.7
Podium
First Italy Giuseppe Colnago Gilera
Second France Pierre Monneret Gilera
Third Belgium Léon Martin Gilera
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi
Time 4:53.6
Podium
First United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi
Second West Germany August Hobl DKW
Third Australia Keith Campbell Norton
Sidecar (B2A)
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Cyril Smith Norton
Time 5:20.0
Podium
First West Germany Wilhelm Noll BMW
Second West Germany Willi Faust BMW
Third West Germany Walter Schneider BMW

500 cc classification

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Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Giuseppe Colnago Gilera 15 1:10:51.1 8
2   Pierre Monneret Gilera 15 +43.8 6
3   Léon Martin Gilera 15 +2:35.6 4
4   Duilio Agostini Moto Guzzi 3
5   Auguste Goffin Norton 2
6   John Storr Norton 1
7   Jack Ahearn Norton
8   Bill Aislabie Norton
9   Bob Matthews Norton
10   Edouard Texidor Norton
11   Bob Brown Matchless
12   John Hempleman Norton
13   Phil Heath Norton
14   Peter Davey Norton
15   Arthur Wheeler Matchless
16   Eddie Grant Norton
17   Fred Cook Matchless
[1]

350 cc classification

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Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 11 54:47.7 8
2   August Hobl DKW 11 +14.9 6
3   Keith Campbell Norton 11 +2:14.2 4
4   Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi 3
5   Roberto Colombo Moto Guzzi 2
6   Hans Bartl DKW 1
7   Hans Baltisberger NSU
8   Auguste Goffin Norton
9   Jack Ahearn Norton
10   Jules Nies Norton
11   Bob Brown AJS
12   John Hempleman Norton
13   Tommy Wood Norton
14   Arthur Wheeler AJS
15   Fred Cook AJS
16   Bob Matthews Norton
17   Edouard Texidor AJS
18   Pierre Vervroegen Norton
19   A. van Fleteren AJS
[1]

Sidecar classification

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Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Wilhelm Noll   Fritz Cron BMW 7 38:21.2 8
2   Willi Faust   Karl Remmert BMW 7 +1.1 6
3   Walter Schneider   Hans Strauss BMW 7 +47.3 4
4   Julien Deronne   Bruno Leys BMW 3
5   Pip Harris   Ray Campbell Norton 2
6   Jacques Drion   Inge Stoll Norton 1
7   Jean Murit   Francis Flahaut Norton
8   Florian Camathias   Maurice Büla BMW
9   Marcel Masuy   ? Norton
10   Pierre Vervroegen   Raymond Bogaert Norton
11   "Rausens"   ? Norton
12   T. Gobel   ? Norton
13   Eric Oliver   Eric Bliss Norton
[1]

References

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  1. ^ a b c Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1956. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 174–177.


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