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1962 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

1962 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1962 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 14th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of eleven Grand Prix races in six classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 50cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 6 May, with Spanish Grand Prix and ended with Argentine Grand Prix on 14 October. Defending 350cc and 500cc world champion Gary Hocking was deeply affected by the death of his friend, Tom Phillis at the 1962 Isle of Man TT and, announced his retirement from motorcycle racing after winning the 1962 Senior TT.[1] Hocking's MV Agusta teammate, Mike Hailwood went on to win his first 500cc world championship.[2]

Contents

1962 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 50cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 350cc winner 500cc winner Sidecars 500cc winner Report
1 6 May   Spanish Grand Prix Montjuïc circuit   Hans-Georg Anscheidt   Kunimitsu Takahashi   Jim Redman   Deubel / Hörner Report
2 13 May   French Grand Prix Charade Circuit   Jan Huberts   Kunimitsu Takahashi   Jim Redman   Deubel / Hörner Report
3 6 June   Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain   Ernst Degner   Luigi Taveri   Derek Minter   Mike Hailwood   Gary Hocking   Vincent / Bliss Report
4 30 June   Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen   Ernst Degner   Luigi Taveri   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood     Scheidegger / Robinson Report
5 8 July   Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps   Ernst Degner   Luigi Taveri   Bob McIntyre   Mike Hailwood     Camathias / Winter Report
6 15 July   West German Grand Prix Solitude   Ernst Degner   Luigi Taveri   Jim Redman   Deubel / Hörner Report
7 11 August   Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Circuit   Luigi Taveri   Tommy Robb   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
8 19 August   East German Grand Prix Sachsenring   Jan Huberts   Luigi Taveri   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
9 9 September   Nations Grand Prix Monza   Hans-Georg Anscheidt   Teisuke Tanaka   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
10 23 September   Finnish Grand Prix Tampere Circuit   Luigi Taveri   Jim Redman   Tommy Robb   Alan Shepherd Report
11 14 October   Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires   Hugh Anderson   Hugh Anderson   Arthur Wheeler   Benedicto Caldarella Report

StandingsEdit

Scoring systemEdit

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. Only the best of six races were counted in 50cc, 125cc, 250cc championships, best of five in 350cc and 500cc championships, while in the Sidecars, the best of four races were counted.

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

500cc final standingsEdit

Pos Rider Machine MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
ULS
 
DDR
 
NAC
 
FIN
 
ARG
 
Pts
1   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta 12 1 1 1 1 1 40
2   Alan Shepherd Matchless Ret 4 2 2 2 9 1 29
3   Phil Read Norton Ret 3 3 4 11
4   Bert Schneider Norton 4 5 Ret Ret 3 6 Ret 10
5   Benedicto Caldarella Matchless 1 8
=   Gary Hocking MV Agusta 1 8
7   František Šťastný Jawa 8 Ret 4 Ret 3 7
8   Tony Godfrey Norton Ret 6 3 5 7
9   Paddy Driver Norton 10 4 Ret 5 5 7
10   Sven-Olof Gunnarsson Norton 17 2 6
11   Derek Minter Norton Ret 2 Ret 6
12   Ellis Boyce Norton / Matchless 2 Ret 6
13   Juan Carlos Salatino Norton 2 6
=   Remo Venturi MV Agusta 2 6
15   Fred Stevens Norton 3 6 Ret 5
16   Silvio Grassetti Bianchi Ret 3 4
17   Eduardo Salatino Norton 3 4
18   Ron Langston Norton Ret Ret Ret 4 3
19   Pablo Gamberini Matchless 4 3
=   Anssi Resko Matchless 4 3
21   Roy Ingram Norton 5 9 Ret 8 7 2
22   Jack Findlay Norton Ret 12 5 Ret Ret Ret 2
23   Harald Karlsson Norton 5 2
=   Amleto Pomesano Norton 5 2
25   Roland Föll Matchless 18 Ret 6 8 6 2
26   Brian Setchell Norton 6 1
=   Manuel Soler Norton 6 1
=   Ray Spence Norton 6 1
29   Jack Ahearn Norton Ret 7 8 12 Ret 10 0
30   Gyula Marsovszky Norton 23 9 7 0
31   Rudolf Gläser Norton 11 7 0
=   Ernst Hiller Matchless 11 7 0
=   Tom Thorp Norton 7 11 0
33   Peter Middleton Norton Ret 7 0
34   Mike Duff Matchless Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 0
35   Chris Conn Norton 8 0
=   Tauno Nurmi Norton 8 0
37   Syd Mizen Matchless Ret 15 9 0
38   William Van Leeuwen Norton Ret 9 0
39   Derek Powell Matchless 9 0
=   Antero Ventoniemi Norton 9 0
41   Raymond Bogaerdt Norton 16 10 0
42   Derek Woodman Matchless 10 Ret 0
43   Ralph Bryans Norton 10 0
=   Vijlo Heino Norton 10 0
=   György Kurucz Norton 10 0
46   Vernon Cottle Norton Ret 11 0
47   Billy McCosh Matchless 11 0
=   Raine Lampinen Norton 11 0
=   Vasco Loro Norton 11 0
50   Renzo Rossi Gilera 12 0
=   Graham Smith Norton 12 0
52   Alf Shaw Norton 28 13 0
53   Bo Granath Norton Ret 13 0
=   Walter Scheimann Norton Ret 13 0
55   Peter Evans Matchless 13 0
=   Benedetto Zambotti Norton 13 0
57   Karl Recktenwald Norton 14 14 0
58   George Purvis Matchless 14 Ret 0
59   Giuseppe Dardanello Norton 14 0
=   Alfred Worel BSA 14 0
61   Dennis Fry Norton 27 15 Ret 0
62   Emanuele Maugliani Gilera 15 0
=   John Simmonds Matchless 15 0
64   Brian Hornby Norton 16 0
=   Giuseppe Mantelli Gilera 16 0
=   Patrick Plunkett Matchless 16 0
67   Ladislaus Richter Norton 17 Ret 0
68   Tommy Holmes Matchless 17 0
69   Jimmy Jones Norton 18 0
70   Louis Carr Matchless 19 0
71   Derek Lee Matchless 20 0
72   Douglas Smith AJS 21 0
73   George Bell Norton 22 0
74   Chris Anderson BSA / Norton 24 Ret 0
75   Jimmy Morton Matchless 25 Ret 0
76   Ted Whiteside Matchless 26 0
77   Frank Reynolds Norton 29 0
-   John Gabites Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
-   Jacques Insermini Norton Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
-   Hugh Anderson Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Bob Coulter AJS / Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Robin Fitton Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Harry Grant BSA Ret Ret 0
-   Alistair King Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Stephen Murray Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Dan Shorey Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Joop Vogelzang Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Arthur Wheeler Moto Guzzi Ret Ret 0
-   Billy Andersson AJS Ret 0
-   Rudolf Bergsleithner Norton Ret 0
-   Ernesto Brambilla Bianchi Ret 0
-   John Brown Norton Ret 0
-   Jack Bullock Norton Ret 0
-   Agne Carlsson Norton Ret 0
-   Graham Chatterton Norton Ret 0
-   Horacio Costas Matchless Ret 0
-   Dick Creith Norton Ret 0
-   James Cripps Norton Ret 0
-   Terry Dennehy Norton Ret 0
-   Alan Dugalde Matchless Ret 0
-   Don Ellis Matchless Ret 0
-   Jack Gow Triumph Ret 0
-   Gustav Havel Jawa Ret 0
-   Karl Hoppe Norton Ret 0
-   Hannu Kuparinen Norton Ret 0
-   Len Ireland Norton Ret 0
-   Pentti Lehtelä Norton Ret 0
-   Edy Lenz Norton Ret 0
-   Colin Lyster Norton Ret 0
-   Jorge Kissling Matchless Ret 0
-   Mark McCausland Matchless Ret 0
-   Robert McCracken Norton Ret 0
-   Michael McStay Norton Ret 0
-   Ned Minihan Norton Ret 0
-   Albert Montagne Norton Ret 0
-   Billie Nelson Norton Ret 0
-   Eric Oliver AJS Ret 0
-   Juan Carlos Perkins Norton Ret 0
-   Morgan Radberg Norton Ret 0
-   Johnny Rae Norton Ret 0
-   Harold Riley BSA Ret 0
-   Bill Robertson AJS Ret 0
-   Frank Rutherford Matchless Ret 0
-   Jack Shannon Matchless Ret 0
-   Bill Smith Matchless Ret 0
-   Werner Spinnler Norton Ret 0
-   Vagn Stevnhoved Norton Ret 0
-   Veikko Sulasaari Norton Ret 0
-   Brian Taggart AJS Ret 0
-   Rudi Thalhammer Norton Ret 0
-   Pete Tomlinson Norton Ret 0
-   Martinus Van Son Norton Ret 0
-   Raûl Villaveiran Norton Ret 0
-   Dave Wildman Matchless Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
ULS
 
DDR
 
NAC
 
FIN
 
ARG
 
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   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 32 4
2   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 22 1
3   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MV Agusta 20 1
4   Frantisek Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 16 0
5   Silvio Grassetti Italy Bianchi 8 0
6   Alan Shepherd United Kingdom AJS / MZ 7 0
7   Gustav Havel Czechoslovakia Jawa 7 0
8   Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 6 0
9   Mike Duff Canada AJS 5 0
10   Roy Ingram United Kingdom Norton 3 0
=   Sven-Olof Gunnarsson Sweden Norton 3 0
12   Derek Minter United Kingdom Norton 2 0
=   Taneli Lepo Finland AJS 2 0
14   Hugh Anderson New Zealand AJS 1 0
=   Phil Read United Kingdom Norton 1 0
=   Nicolaï Sevostianov USSR CKEB C360 1 0
=   Arthur Wheeler United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 1 0
=   Moto Kitano Japan Honda 1 0

250cc standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 48 6
2   Bob McIntyre United Kingdom Honda 32 1
3   Arthur Wheeler United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 19 1
4   Tom Phillis Australia Honda 12 0
5   Tarquinio Provini Italy Morini 10 0
6   Derek Minter United Kingdom Honda 8 1
=   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 8 1
8   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 8 0
9   Alberto Pagani Italy Aermacchi 8 0
10   Dan Shorey United Kingdom Bultaco 8 0
11   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MZ 6 0
=   Umberto Masetti Italy Morini 6 0
13   Günter Beer West Germany Adler 6 0
=   Moto Kitano Japan Honda 6 0
15   Teisuke Tanaka Japan Honda 4 0
=   Werner Musiol East Germany MZ 4 0
=   Rudolph Kaiser Argentina NSU 4 0
18   Cas Swart Netherlands Honda 3 0
=   Jorge Ternengo Argentina Ducati 3 0
20   Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Morini 2 0
=   Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 2 0
=   Campbell Donaghy United Kingdom Ducati 2 0
=   Nicolaï Sevostianov USSR CKEB C259 2 0
=   Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 2 0
=   Carlos Marfetan Uruguay Parilla 2 0
26   Marcel Toussaint Belgium Benelli 1 0
=   Benjamin Savoye France FB-Mondial 1 0
=   Pierrot Vervroegen Belgium Aermacchi 1 0
=   Michael Schneider West Germany NSU 1 0
=   Stuart Graham United Kingdom Aermacchi 1 0
=   Paolo Campanelli Italy Benelli 1 0
=   Enrique Dietrich Argentina Aermacchi 1 0

125cc standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 48 6
2   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 38 1
3   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 30 0
4   Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 16 2
5   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom EMC 12 0
6   Teisuke Tanaka Japan Honda 11 1
7   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 11 1
8   Hans Fischer East Germany MZ 7 0
9   Raúl Kissling Argentina DKW 6 0
10   Paddy Driver South Africa EMC 6 0
11   Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 5 0
12   Rex Avery United Kingdom EMC 5 0
13   Tom Phillis Australia Honda 4 0
=   Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 4 0
=   Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 4 0
16   Derek Minter United Kingdom Honda 3 0
=   Bob McIntyre United Kingdom Honda 3 0
=   Limburg Moreira Argentina Bultaco 3 0
19   John Grace Gibraltar Bultaco 2 0
=   Klaus Enderlein East Germany MZ 2 0
=   Alberto Pagani Italy Honda 2 0
=   Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 2 0
=   Marzillo Chizzini Argentina Bultaco 2 0
24   Francesco Villa Italy FB-Mondial 1 0
=   Jorge Kissling Argentina Bultaco 1 0
=   Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia ČZ 1 0
=   Giuseppe Visenzi Italy Ducati 1 0
=   Werner Musiol East Germany MZ 1 0
=   Jukka Petäjä Finland MZ 1 0
=   Pedro Rosenthal Argentina Tohatsu 1 0

50cc standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 41 4
2   Hans-Georg Anscheidt West Germany Kreidler 36 2
3   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 29 1
4   Jan Huberts Netherlands Kreidler 29 2
5   Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 23 0
6   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 17 0
7   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 16 1
8   Seichi Suzuki Japan Suzuki 10 0
9   Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 7 0
10   José Busquets Spain Derbi 6 0
11   Wolfgang Gedlich West Germany Kreidler 6 0
12   Isao Morishita Japan Suzuki 2 0
=   Teisuke Tanaka Japan Honda 2 0
14   Michio Ichino Japan Suzuki 2 0
15   Dan Shorey United Kingdom Kreidler 1 0
=   Günter Beer West Germany Kreidler 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zuehlke, Jeffrey (2008). Motorcycle Road Racing. Motorcycle Road Racing. Books.Google.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ Noyes, Dennis; Scott, Michael (1999), Motocourse: 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix, Hazleton Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1-874557-83-7