Open main menu

1960 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

1960 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Previous: 1959 Next: 1961

The 1960 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 12th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of seven Grand Prix races in five classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 22 May, with French Grand Prix and ended with Nations Grand Prix in Italy on September 11.

Contents

1960 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

StandingsEdit

Scoring systemEdit

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. Only the four best races were counted in all five classes: the Sidecars, 125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc championships.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

500cc final standingsEdit

Pos Rider Machine FRA
 
MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
GER
 
ULS
 
NAC
 
Pts
1   John Surtees MV Agusta 1 1 Ret 1 1 2 1 32 (46)
2   Remo Venturi MV Agusta 2 1 2 2 Ret 26
3   John Hartle MV Agusta / Norton 2 Ret 8 1 5 16
4   Bob Brown Norton 3 6 2 3 15
-   Emilio Mendogni MV Agusta 3 6 3 2 15
6   Mike Hailwood Norton 3 5 4 Ret 3 13
7   Paddy Driver Norton 4 9 4 Ret 7 Ret 4 9
8   Dickie Dale Norton 5 6 12 4 7 9 6
9   Jim Redman Norton 15 5 Ret 5 6 5
10   Alan Shepherd Matchless Ret 3 4
11   Tom Phillis Norton 4 6 4
12   Ralph Rensen Norton 10 4 3
13   John Hempleman Norton 9 7 5 2
14   Ladislaus Richter Norton 5 Ret Ret Ret 2
15   Fumio Ito BMW 6 10 10 1
16   Rudolf Gläser Norton Ret 15 6 Ret 1
17   Hugh Anderson Norton 7 Ret Ret 7 0
18   Frank Perris Norton 7 Ret Ret 0
19   Tony Godfrey Norton 7 0
20   Jack Findlay Norton 11 Ret 12 13 8 0
21   Hans-Günter Jäger BMW 11 Ret 16 8 Ret 0
22   Robert Weston Norton 8 Ret 14 0
23   Bob Anderson Norton 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
24   Ron Miles Norton 8 Ret Ret 0
25   Bruce Daniels Norton 8 0
26   Bert Schneider Norton Ret Ret 9 9 0
27   Steve Murray Matchless 28 9 0
28   Ernst Hiller BMW 9 0
29   Jacques Insermini Norton 10 13 10 Ret 10 0
30   Peter Middleton Norton 14 10 0
31   Lothar John BMW 13 17 11 0
32   Peter Pawson Norton Ret 11 Ret 0
33   Alois Huber BMW 11 0
=   John Lewis Norton 11 0
=   George Purvis Matchless 11 0
36   Jannie Stander Norton 12 27 0
37   Heinz Kauert Matchless Ret 12 0
38   Anton Elbersen BMW 12 0
=   Roy Ingram Norton 12 0
=   Ray Spence Norton 12 0
41   Allen Krupa Norton 34 13 0
42   Bill Smith Matchless 13 0
=   Vasco Loro Norton 13 0
44   Raymond Bogaerdt Norton Ret 17 14 0
45   Jean-Pierre Bayle Norton 14 Ret Ret 0
46   Vernon Cottle Norton Ret 14 0
47   Eddie Crooks Norton Ret 15 0
=   Raymond Hanset Norton Ret 15 0
=   Fritz Kläger Horex 15 Ret 0
50   Jack Bullock Matchless 16 21 0
51   Antoine Paba Norton 16 0
=   Tommy Holmes Norton 16 0
=   Walter Scheimann Norton 16 0
54   Syd Mizen Matchless 17 0
=   Trevor Pound Norton 17 0
=   Hans Schmidt Norton 17 0
57   Derek Powell Matchless / Norton 18 18 0
58   Fritz Meyer BMW 18 0
=   Guy Troncarelli Norton 18 0
60   George Catlin Matchless 19 0
=   Sven-Olov Gunnarsson Norton 19 0
=   Karl Recktenwald Norton 19 0
63   Billy McCosh AJS 32 20 0
64   Terry Shepherd Norton 20 Ret 0
65   Fred Stevens Norton 21 0
66   Don Chapman Norton 22 0
=   Dick Creith BSA 22 0
68   Jack Brett Norton 23 0
=   Martin Brosnan Norton 23 0
70   Alf Shaw Norton 36 24 0
71   Bob Rowbottom Norton 24 0
72   Frank Gordon Matchless 25 0
=   John Hurlstone Norton 25 0
74   William Roberton Norton 26 0
=   Derek Russell Norton 26 0
76   Ernie Oliver Norton 27 0
77   Robert McCracken Norton 28 0
78   Alberto Pagani Norton 29 0
=   Jack Redmond Norton 29 0
80   Harry Grant Norton 30 0
=   Jack Shannon BSA 30 0
82   Owen Greenwood Triumph 31 0
83   Ronald Cousins Norton 33 0
84   Bill Beevers Norton 35 0
85   Albert Moule Norton 37 0
86   Patrick Manning Norton 38 0
87   Joe Glazebrook Norton 39 0
88   George Northwood Norton 40 0
-   John Simmonds Matchless NC 0
-   Dave Wildman Norton NC 0
-   Alan Trow Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
-   Bob McIntyre Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Bill Prowting AJS / Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Tom Thorp Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Martinus van Son Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Chris Anderson Norton Ret 0
-   Jean-Claude Bargetzi Ret 0
-   James Beckett Norton Ret 0
-   Monty Buxton Norton Ret 0
-   Paolo Campanelli Norton Ret 0
-   Geoff Canning BSA Ret 0
-   Roly Capner BSA Ret 0
-   Bror-Erland Carlsson Matchless Ret 0
-   Evert Carlsson BMW Ret 0
-   Louis Carr Matchless Ret 0
-   Peter Chatterton Matchless Ret 0
-   Artemio Cirelli Gilera Ret 0
-   Sam Cooper Norton Ret 0
-   Davy Crawford Norton Ret 0
-   Giuseppe Dardanello Norton Ret 0
-   Graham Downes Norton Ret 0
-   Mike Duff Norton Ret 0
-   Holger Ekström Norton Ret 0
-   Frans Fagerström Matchless Ret 0
-   Ray Fay Matchless Ret 0
-   Hans-Siegfried Gläser Norton Ret 0
-   Klaus Hamelmann Münch Ret 0
-   Andreas Klaus Norton Ret 0
-   Den Jarman Matchless Ret 0
-   Giuseppe Mantelli Gilera Ret 0
-   Emanuele Maugliani Gilera Ret 0
-   Alfredo Milani Gilera Ret 0
-   Derek Minter Norton Ret 0
-   Laurence Povey BSA Ret 0
-   Gijs Oosterbaan Norton Ret 0
-   Llewelyn Ranson Norton Ret 0
-   Harold Riley Norton Ret 0
-   Bill Robertson Norton Ret 0
-   Tommy Robinson Norton Ret 0
-   Renzo Rossi Gilera Ret 0
-   Graham Smith Norton Ret 0
-   William van Leeuwen Norton Ret 0
-   Joe Wright Norton Ret 0
-   Benedetto Zambotti Gilera Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike FRA
 
MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
GER
 
ULS
 
NAC
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

350cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   John Surtees United Kingdom MV Agusta 22 2
2   Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 22 2
3   John Hartle United Kingdom MV Agusta / Norton 18 1
4   Frantisek Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 12 0
5   Bob Anderson United Kingdom Norton 9 0
6   Bob Brown Australia Norton 6 0
7   Hugh Anderson New Zealand AJS 5 0
8   Dickie Dale United Kingdom Norton 5 0
9   Paddy Driver South Africa Norton 5 0
10   Bob McIntyre United Kingdom AJS 4 0
11   Derek Minter United Kingdom Norton 3 0
12   Ralph Rensen United Kingdom Norton 2 0
13   Frank Perris United Kingdom Norton 1 0
=   John Hempleman New Zealand Norton 1 0

250cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 32 4
2   Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 28 2
3   Luigi Taveri Switzerland MV Agusta 11 0
4   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 10 0
5   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom FB-Mondial 8 0
6   Tom Phillis Australia Honda 6 0
7   Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 6 0
8   Ernst Degner East Germany MZ 5 0
9   Tarquinio Provini Italy Morini 4 0
=   Teisuke Tanaka Japan Honda 4 0
11   Bob Brown Australia Honda 3 0
=   John Hempleman New Zealand MZ 3 0
=   Dickie Dale United Kingdom MZ 3 0
14   Michio Kitano Japan Honda 2 0
=   Alberto Pagani Italy Aermacchi 2 0
=   Gilberto Milani Italy Honda 2 0
17   Naomi Taniguchi Japan Honda 1 0
=   Günter Beer West Germany Adler 1 0
=   Yukio Satoh Japan Honda 1 0

125cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 24 4
2   Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 18 0
3   Ernst Degner East Germany MZ 16 1
4   Bruno Spaggiari Italy MV Agusta 12 0
5   John Hempleman New Zealand MZ 10 0
6   Luigi Taveri Switzerland MV Agusta 6 0
7   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 6 0
8   Alberto Gandossi Italy MZ 4 0
9   Bob Anderson United Kingdom MZ 2 0
10   Naomi Taniguchi Japan Honda 1 0
=   Giichi Suzuki Japan Honda 1 0
=   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Ducati 1 0
=   Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  • Büla, Maurice & Schertenleib, Jean-Claude (2001). Continental Circus 1949-2000. Chronosports S.A. ISBN 2-940125-32-5
  • "The Official MotoGP website". Retrieved 2010-07-06.