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The 1956 Isle of Man TT was the first round of the 1956 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place between 4 June and 8 June 1956 at the Snaefell Mountain Course for the Senior and Junior TTs and the Clypse Course for the Lightweight, Ultra Lightweight and Sidecar TTs.

Isle of Man  1956 Isle of Man TT
Race details
Race 1 of 6 races in the
1956 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Isle of Man TT Course (OpenStreetMap).svg
Date4–14 June 1956
Official nameIsle of Man Tourist Trophy
LocationSnaefell Mountain Course (Senior, Junior, Clubmans Senior and Clubmans Junior)
Clypse Course (Ultra Lightweight, Lightweight and Sidecars)
Course
  • Public roads;
    Mountain Course 60.72 km (37.73 mi);
    Clypse Course 17.63 km (10.95 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom John Surtees MV Agusta
Time 23:09.4
Podium
First United Kingdom John Surtees MV Agusta
Second United Kingdom John Hartle Norton
Third United Kingdom Jack Brett Norton
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi
Time 24:18.8
Podium
First Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi
Second Isle of Man Derek Ennett AJS
Third United Kingdom John Hartle Norton
250 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Hans Baltisberger NSU
Time 9:21.6
Podium
First Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Second Italy Roberto Colombo MV Agusta
Third Germany Hans Baltisberger NSU
125 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Time 9:09.8
Podium
First Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Second Spain Marcelo Cama Montesa
Third Spain Francisco González Montesa
Sidecar (B2A)
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Willhelm Noll BMW
Time 9:01.6
Podium
First Germany Fritz Hillebrand BMW
Second United Kingdom Pip Harris Norton
Third United Kingdom Bill Boddice Norton

Contents

Senior TT (500 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   John Surtees MV Agusta 7 2:44:05.8 8
2   John Hartle MV Agusta 7 +1:30.8 6
3   Jack Brett Norton 7 +2:48.4 4
4   Walter Zeller BMW 7 +3:16.4 3
5   Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 7 +3:22.8 2
6   Derek Ennett Matchless 7 +6:34.6 1
7   Alan Trow Norton 7 +9:22.0
8   Gavin Dunlop Matchless 7 +9:22.0
9   George Salt Norton 7 +10:13.4
10   D. G. Chapman Norton 7 +10:37.4
45 finishers
[1]

Junior TT (350 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi 7 2:57:29.4 8
2   Derek Ennett AJS 7 +4:38.0 6
3   John Hartle Norton 7 +7:19.2 4
4   Cecil Sandford DKW 7 +7:19.4 3
5   Eddie Grant Norton 7 +10:14.6 2
6   Alan Trow Norton 7 +11:11.4 1
7   Derek Powell AJS 7 +11:46.6
8   Frank Perris AJS 7 +12:11.4
9   Duilio Agostini Moto Guzzi 7 +13:23.2
10   Terry Shepherd Norton 7 +13:29.2
42 finishers
[1]

Lightweight TT (250 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta 9 1:26:54.0 8
2   Roberto Colombo MV Agusta 9 +2:08.6 6
3   Hans Baltisberger NSU 9 +2:30.6 4
4   Horst Kassner NSU 9 +2:33.6 3
5   František Bartoš ČZ 9 +5:11.0 2
6   Arthur Wheeler Moto Guzzi 9 +5:26.6 1
7   Phil Carter RDS 9 +8:32.2
8   Albert Jones Norton 9 +9:16.6
9   Frank Cope Norton 9 +11:51.2
10   Norman Webb Moto Guzzi 9 +16:36.2
10 finishers
[1]

Ultra Lightweight TT (125 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta 9 1:24:16.8 8
2   Marcelo Cama Montesa 9 +5:02.4 6
3   Francisco González Montesa 9 +11:02.0 4
4   Enrique Sirera Montesa 9 +11:07.0 4
5   Dave Chadwick LEF 9 +12:26.0 2
6   Václav Parus ČZ 9 +13:07.2 1
7   Douglas Allen Mondial 9 +14:01.6
8   Dudley Edlin MV Agusta 9 +15:28.2
9   Frank Cope Norton 9 +20:01.8
9 finishers
[1]

Sidecar TT classificationEdit

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Fritz Hillebrand   Manfred Grunwald BMW 9 1:23:12.2 8
2   Pip Harris   Ray Campbell Norton 9 +1:35.6 6
3   Bill Boddice   William Storr Norton 9 +3:07.0 4
4   Bob Mitchell   Eric Bliss Norton 9 +4:04.6 3
5   Jackie Beeton   Les Nutt Norton 9 +5:41.4 2
6   Ernie Walker   Dun Roberts Norton 9 +5:47.2 1
7   Fred Hanks   E. Donnan Matchless 9 +8:35.8
8   Alan Young   Tony Partridge Norton 9 +9:01.8
9   Bill Beevers   Jeff Mundy Norton 9 +9:29.8
10   Len Taylor   Peter Glover Norton 9 +9:53.2
15 finishers
[1]

Non-championship racesEdit

Clubmans Senior TT classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Bernard Codd BSA 3 1:18:40.6
2 R. E. Jerrard BSA 3 +1:06.2
3 A. H. Jenkins BSA 3 +2:41.8
4 Fred Wallis BSA 3 +2:43.6
5 D. J. Smart BSA 3 +4:34.4
6 G. Coombes BSA 3 +5:24.2
7 John Hurlstone Triumph 3
8 W. J. Hill BSA 3
9 B. W. Newman BSA 3
10 D. Andrews BSA 3
28 finishers
[2]

Clubmans Junior TT classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Bernard Codd BSA 3 1:22:48.4
2 J. Eckhart BSA 3 +41.6
3 Alan Shepherd Norton 3 +2:54.8
4 E. Unwin BSA 3 +3:19.6
5 D. Jervis BSA 3 +3:20.4
6 J. D. Morton BSA 3 +3:32.8
7 J. E. Coates BSA 3
8 N. Robertson BSA 3
9 K. W. James BSA 3
10 Denis Pratt BSA 3
50 finishers
[2]


Previous race:
1955 Nations Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1956 season
Next race:
1956 Dutch TT
Previous race:
1955 Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT Next race:
1957 Isle of Man TT

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1957. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 156–157.
  2. ^ a b Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1957. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 148–149.

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