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1963 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

1963 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1963 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 15th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of twelve Grand Prix races in six classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 50cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 5 May, with Spanish Grand Prix and ended with Japanese Grand Prix on 10 November.

Contents

1963 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   Luigi Taveri   Tarquinio Provini   Deubel / Hörner Report
2 26 May   West German Grand Prix Hockenheimring   Hugh Anderson   Ernst Degner   Tarquinio Provini   Jim Redman   Camathias / Herzig Report
3 2 June   French Grand Prix Charade Circuit   Hans-Georg Anscheidt   Hugh Anderson Report
4 12 June   Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain   Mitsuo Itoh   Hugh Anderson   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood   Camathias / Herzig Report
5 29 June   Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen   Ernst Degner   Hugh Anderson   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   John Hartle   Deubel / Hörner Report
6 7 July   Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps   Isao Morishita   Bert Schneider   Fumio Ito   Mike Hailwood     Scheidegger / Robinson Report
7 10 August   Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Circuit   Hugh Anderson   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
8 18 August   East German Grand Prix Sachsenring   Hugh Anderson   Mike Hailwood   Mike Hailwood   Mike Hailwood Report
9 1 September   Finnish Grand Prix Tampere Circuit   Hans-Georg Anscheidt   Hugh Anderson   Mike Hailwood   Mike Hailwood Report
10 15 September   Nations Grand Prix Monza   Luigi Taveri   Tarquinio Provini   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
11 6 October   Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires   Hugh Anderson   Jim Redman   Tarquinio Provini   Mike Hailwood Report
12 10 November   Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit   Luigi Taveri   Frank Perris   Jim Redman   Jim Redman Report

† Non-championship race.

StandingsEdit

Scoring systemEdit

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. Only the best of five races were counted in 50cc, 350cc and 500cc championships, best of seven in 125cc and best of six in 250cc championships, while in the Sidecars, only 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
 
FIN
 
NAC
 
ARG
 
Pts
1   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 40 (56)
2   Alan Shepherd Matchless Ret 3 3 4 3 2 Ret 21
3   John Hartle Gilera 2 1 2 Ret Ret 20
4   Phil Read Gilera 3 2 2 Ret Ret 16
5   Fred Stevens Norton 6 5 4 7 4 3 13
6   Mike Duff Matchless 4 6 4 3 11
7   Derek Minter Gilera 3 2 Ret 10
8   Jack Findlay Matchless Ret Ret 9 Ret 5 2 8
9   Jorge Kissling Norton 2 6
10   Jack Ahearn Norton 9 4 5 Ret Ret 5
11   Benedicto Caldarella Matchless 3 4
12   Bill Smith Matchless / Norton 8 4 3
13   Victorio Minguzzi Matchless 4 3
14   Syd Mizen Norton / Matchless 13 8 7 Ret 5 2
15   Ladislaus Richter Norton Ret Ret 5 2
16   Joe Dunphy Norton 5 8 2
17   Ralph Bryans Norton 5 2
=   Fabián Villaverlran Norton 5 2
19   Nikolai Sevostianov CKB 12 Ret 6 1
20   Sven-Olof Gunnarsson Norton 14 6 Ret Ret 1
21   Gyula Marsovszky Matchless Ret 6 Ret 1
22   Horacio Costas Norton 6 1
=   Vernon Cottle Norton 6 1
=   Vasco Loro Norton 6 1
25   Raymond Shaw Matchless 32 10 7 0
26   Morry Low Matchless 12 7 Ret 0
27   Ian Burne Norton 21 Ret 7 0
28   Anssi Resko Matchless Ret 7 0
=   Paddy Driver Matchless 7 Ret 0
30   Dan Shorey Matchless Ret 11 8 Ret 0
31   Roy Ingram Norton 8 Ret Ret 0
32   Othmar Drixl Norton 8 0
=   Hannu Kuparinen Norton 8 0
34   Billy McCosh Matchless 19 9 0
35   Walter Scheimann Norton Ret 9 Ret 0
36   Bo Granath Matchless Ret 9 0
37   György Kurucz Norton 9 0
=   Alberto Picca Gilera 9 0
39   Ellis Boyce Norton 10 13 0
40   Roy Robinson Norton 17 10 0
=   Derek Woodman Matchless 17 10 0
42   Ginger Molloy Matchless 10 0
=   Tauno Nurmi Norton 10 0
=   Renzo Rossi Norton 10 0
45   Dick Creith Norton 11 0
=   Karl Recktenwald Norton 11 0
=   Brian Setchell Norton 11 0
=   Antero Ventoniemi Norton 11 0
49   Lothar John Norton Ret 12 0
50   Stuart Graham Matchless 12 0
51   Ron Robinson Norton 33 13 0
52   John Somers Norton 13 0
53   Alf Shaw Norton 26 14 0
54   Joop Vogelzang Norton Ret 14 0
55   Michael McStay Norton 15 0
=   Tommy Holmes Matchless 15 0
57   Ronald Föll Matchless 16 Ret Ret Ret 0
58   Patsy McGarrity Matchless 16 0
=   Jüri Randla CKB 16 0
60   Jimmy Jones Norton 17 0
61   Raymond Bogaerdt Norton 18 0
=   Louis Carr Matchless 18 0
=   Rollie Stallard Norton 18 0
64   John Brown Norton 19 0
65   Derek Llee Matchless 20 0
=   John Meneely Norton 20 0
67   Pete Bettison Norton 22 0
68   Billie Nelson Norton 23 0
69   Peter Evans Norton 24 0
70   Martyn Hayward Matchless 25 0
71   Brian Walmsley Norton 27 0
72   Bernie Marrier Norton 28 0
73   John Simmonds Matchless 29 0
74   Bob Ritchie Norton 30 0
75   Don Ellis Matchless 31 0
76   Jimmy Morton Matchless 34 0
77   Colin Cross Norton 35 0
78   Tony Heaton Norton 36 0
79   Graham Dickson Matchless 37 0
80   Stan Brassley Norton 38 0
81   Robert Knott Norton 39 0
82   Bill Wetzel Matchless 40 0
83   Albert Moule Norton 41 0
-   Philippe Canoui Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Dennis Fry Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Edy Lenz Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Frantisek Stastny Jawa Ret Ret 0
-   Veikko Sulasaari Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Ernst Weiss Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Dennis Ainsworth Matchless Ret 0
-   Billy Andersson Norton Ret 0
-   Monty Buxton Norton Ret 0
-   Roly Capner BSA Ret 0
-   Brian Carr Norton Ret 0
-   Chris Conn Norton Ret 0
-   John Courtney Norton Ret 0
-   Giuseppe Dardanello Norton Ret 0
-   Antonio de Simone Rudge Ret 0
-   Brian Dennis BSA Ret 0
-   Alan Dugdale Matchless Ret 0
-   Anthony Fisher Norton Ret 0
-   Jack Gow Triton Ret 0
-   Don Haddow Matchless Ret 0
-   Alan Harris Velocette Ret 0
-   Endel Kiisa CKB Ret 0
-   Pentti Lehtelä Norton Ret 0
-   Colin Lyster Norton Ret 0
-   Emanuele Maugliani Gilera Ret 0
-   Pietro Mencaglia Norton Ret 0
-   Raphaël Orinel Norton Ret 0
-   Peter Preston Norton Ret 0
-   Tarquinio Provini Moto Morini Ret 0
-   George Purvis Matchless Ret 0
-   Johnnie Rae Norton Ret 0
-   Frank Reynolds Norton Ret 0
-   William Sharp BSA Ret 0
-   Jack Simpson Matchless Ret 0
-   Vagn Stevnhoved Matchless Ret 0
-   Rudi Thalhammer Norton Ret 0
-   Angelo Tenconi Moto Guzzi Ret 0
-   Ray Turkington Norton Ret 0
-   Remo Venturi Bianchi Ret 0
-   Tom Walker Norton Ret 0
-   Benedetto Zambotti Norton Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
ULS
 
DDR
 
FIN
 
NAC
 
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 5
2   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MV Agusta 28 2
3   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 16 0
4   Frantisek Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 7 0
5   Gustav Havel Czechoslovakia Jawa 7 0
6   Remo Venturi Italy Bianchi 6 0
=   John Hartle United Kingdom Gilera 6 0
=   Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 6 0
9   Nicolaï Sevostianov USSR CKEB C360 5 0
10   Mike Duff Canada AJS 5 0
11   Phil Read United Kingdom Gilera 4 0
=   Sven-Olof Gunnarsson Sweden Norton 4 0
=   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 4 0
14   Jack Ahearn Australia Norton 4 0
15   Fred Stevens United Kingdom Norton 4 0
16   Sid Mizen United Kingdom AJS 3 0
=   Pavel Slavícek Czechoslovakia Jawa 3 0
18   Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 2 0
=   Dan Shorey United Kingdom AJS 2 0
20   Len Ireland United Kingdom Norton 1 0
=   Veikko Sulasaari Finland Norton 1 0

250cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 44 4
2   Tarquinio Provini Italy Morini 42 4
3   Fumio Ito Japan Yamaha 26 1
4   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 20 0
5   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 13 0
6   Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 11 0
7   Yoshikazu Sunako Japan Yamaha 9 0
8   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MZ 8 1
9   Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 7 0
10   Bill Smith United Kingdom Honda 4 0
=   Umberto Masetti Italy Moto Morini 4 0
=   Phil Read United Kingdom Yamaha 4 0
13   Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia CZ 4 0
14   Silvio Grassetti Italy Benelli 3 0
=   Hiroshi Hasegawa Japan Yamaha 3 0
=   László Szabó Hungary MZ 3 0
=   Raúl Kissling Argentina NSU 3 0
18   Jack Findlay Australia FB-Mondial 2 0
=   Ivan Schumann Argentina NSU 2 0
20   Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 1 0
=   John Kidson United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 1 0
=   Cas Swart Netherlands Honda 1 0
=   Chris Anderson United Kingdom Aermacchi 1 0
=   Carlos Marfetan Uruguay Parilla 1 0
=   Isamu Kasuya Japan Honda 1 0

125cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 54 6
2   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 38 2
3   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 35 1
4   Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 24 1
5   Bert Schneider Austria Suzuki 23 1
6   Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 17 1
7   Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 14 0
8   Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 11 0
9   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 11 0
10   László Szabó Hungary MZ 7 0
11   Héctor Pochettino Argentina Bultaco 6 0
12   Giuseppe Visenzi Italy Honda 6 0
13   Aldo Caldarella Argentina Bultaco 4 0
14   Peter Inchley United Kingdom EMC 3 0
=   Alberto Gómez Argentina Zanella 3 0
16   Mike Duff Canada Bultaco / MZ 3 0
17   Francisco González Spain Bultaco 2 0
=   John Grace Gibraltar Bultaco 2 0
=   Juan Carlos Salatino Argentina Zanella 2 0
20   Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Bultaco 1 0
=   Werner Musiol East Germany MZ 1 0
=   Gary Dickinson United Kingdom Honda 1 0
=   Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia ČZ 1 0
=   Horacio Maffia Argentina Ducati 1 0
=   Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 1 0

50cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 34 2
2   Hans-Georg Anscheidt West Germany Kreidler 32 3
3   Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 30 1
4   Isao Morishita Japan Suzuki 23 1
5   Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 20 1
6   Michio Ichino Japan Suzuki 14 0
7   Alberto Pagani Italy Kreidler 9 0
8   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 8 1
9   José Busquets Spain Derbi 7 0
10   Shunkishi Masuda Japan Suzuki 4 0
11   Raúl Kissling Argentina Kreidler 3 0
12   Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Kreidler 3 0
13   Karaber Samardjian Argentina Suzuki 2 0
=   Sadao Shimazaki Japan Honda 2 0
15   Juan García Spain Ducson 1 0
=   Ian Plumridge United Kingdom Honda 1 0
=   Matti Salonen Finland Prykija 1 0
=   Gastón Biscia Uruguay Suzuki 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.