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1964 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

1964 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1964 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 16th 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 2 February, with United States Grand Prix and ended with Japanese Grand Prix on 1 November.

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Season summaryEdit

Mike Hailwood sprinted to another 500 class win for MV Agusta, winning the first six races of the year and seven races overall. Honda's Jim Redman won all eight 350 class races against only token factory opposition.

The 250 class proved to be more difficult as Yamaha's Phil Read battled Redman all season long, with Read finally coming out on top, winning five races to Redman's three. Luigi Taveri won the 125 title for Honda while Suzuki's Hugh Anderson fought a season-long battle with Honda's Ralph Bryans to retain his 50cc crown.

1964 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 50cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 350cc winner 500cc winner Sidecars 500cc winner Report
1 2 February   United States Grand Prix Daytona Speedway   Hugh Anderson   Hugh Anderson   Alan Shepherd   Mike Hailwood Report
2 10 May   Spanish Grand Prix Montjuïc circuit   Hans-Georg Anscheidt   Luigi Taveri   Tarquinio Provini     Camathias / Föll Report
3 17 May   French Grand Prix Charade Circuit   Hugh Anderson   Luigi Taveri   Phil Read     Scheidegger / Robinson Report
4 12 June   Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain   Hugh Anderson   Luigi Taveri   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood   Deubel / Hörner Report
5 27 June   Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen   Ralph Bryans   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood   Seeley / Rawling Report
6 5 July   Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps   Ralph Bryans   Mike Duff   Mike Hailwood   Deubel / Hörner Report
7 19 July   West German Grand Prix Solitude   Ralph Bryans   Jim Redman   Phil Read   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood     Scheidegger / Robinson Report
8 26 July   East German Grand Prix Sachsenring   Hugh Anderson   Phil Read   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
9 8 August   Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Circuit   Hugh Anderson   Phil Read   Jim Redman   Phil Read Report
10 30 August   Finnish Grand Prix Imatra Circuit   Hugh Anderson   Luigi Taveri   Jim Redman   Jack Ahearn Report
11 13 September   Nations Grand Prix Monza   Luigi Taveri   Phil Read   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
12 1 November   Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit   Ralph Bryans   Ernst Degner   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 six in 125cc and 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 USA
 
MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
GER
 
DDR
 
ULS
 
FIN
 
NAC
 
Pts
1   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 40 (56)
2   Jack Ahearn Norton 14 4 4 2 6 3 1 3 25 (29)
3   Phil Read Matchless / Norton 2 Ret 6 2 3 Ret 1 25
4   Mike Duff Norton / Matchless 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 2 4 18
5   Paddy Driver Matchless 5 26 3 3 Ret 3 5 Ret 16
6   Fred Stevens Matchless / Norton 3 5 7 6 Ret 6 Ret 7 8
7   Gyula Marsovszky Matchless Ret Ret 4 3 Ret 7
8   Remo Venturi Bianchi 2 DNS 10 6
9   Benedicto Caldarella Gilera Ret Ret Ret 2 6
10   Derek Minter Norton 2 Ret 6
11   Dick Creith Norton 2 6
12   Nikolai Sevostianov CKEB 4 4 6
13   Derek Woodman Matchless 4 Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret 7 Ret 6
14   John Hartle Norton 3 4
15   Jack Findlay Matchless Ret 13 Ret 5 Ret 8 Ret 9 5 4
16   Robin Fitton Norton 4 3
17   Morry Low Norton Ret Ret 5 2
18   Chris Conn Norton Ret 5 2
19   Griff Jenkins Norton 5 2
20   Lewis Young Matchless 14 Ret 9 16 6 1
21   Walter Scheimann Norton 25 9 Ret Ret 6 1
22   Billy McCosh Matchless 6 9 1
23   Buddy Parriott Norton 6 1
24   Gustav Havel Jawa Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 0
25   Alberto Pagani Bianchi 7 DNS Ret 0
26   Joe Dunphy Norton Ret 7 0
27   Klaus Enders Norton 7 0
=   George Rockett BMW 7 0
=   Brian Setchell Norton 7 0
30   Dan Shorey Norton 17 8 9 Ret 10 10 0
31   Dennis Fry Norton 35 Ret Ret 8 15 0
32   Vernon Cottle Norton 15 8 Ret Ret 0
33   Syd Mizen Dunstall Norton Ret 8 0
34   Ed LaBelle Norton 8 0
=   Ginger Molloy Norton 8 0
=   Jouko Ryhänen Matchless 8 0
=   Carl Ward Norton 8 0
38   Sven-Olaf Gunnarsson Norton Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 0
39   John Cooper Norton 9 Ret 0
40   Brian Davis AJS 9 0
=   Vasco Loro Norton 9 0
42   Andreas Georgeades Matchless 27 10 0
43   Roy Robinson Norton 10 Ret Ret 0
44   Thomas Gill Matchless Ret 10 0
=   Karl Recktenwald Norton 10 Ret 0
46   Charles Williams Triumph 10 0
=   Derek Lee Matchless 10 0
48   Maurice Hawthorne Norton 12 Ret 11 0
49   Keith King Norton 30 11 14 0
50   Raymond Bogaerdt Norton 11 Ret 0
=   Bror-Erland Carlsson Matchless 11 Ret 0
52   Frantisek Stastny Jawa 11 DNQ 0
53   Pete Bettison Norton 11 0
=   Hannu Kuparinen Matchless 11 0
=   Paul Whitaker Norton 11 0
56   Aart Van Kooij Norton 13 12 DNS Ret 0
57   Trevor Ritchie Norton 20 12 0
58   Ernst Hiller Norton 12 Ret 0
=   Endel Kiisa CKEB 12 Ret 0
60   Giuseppe Dardanello Norton 12 0
=   Alan Harris Matchless 12 0
=   Joe Tillman BSA 12 0
=   Antero Ventoniemi Norton 12 0
64   Bo Granath Matchless 15 13 14 Ret 0
65   Ian Burne Norton 22 13 Ret Ret 0
66   Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW 34 13 0
67   Jimmy Jones Norton 13 0
=   Emanuele Maugliani Gilera 13 0
69   Hartmut Allner BMW 14 0
=   Benedetto Zambotti Norton 14 0
71   Pietro Mencaglia Gilera 15 0
=   Alf Shaw Norton 15 0
=   John Simmonds Norton 15 0
74   Hans-Jürgen Melcher Norton 16 0
=   Joop Vogelzang Norton 16 0
=   Don Watson Norton 16 0
77   John Somers Norton Ret 17 0
78   Alan Dugalde Matchless 18 0
79   Stuart Graham Matchless 19 0
80   Billie Nelson Norton 21 0
81   Vincent Duckett Matchless 23 0
82   Jim Evans Norton 24 0
83   Brian Walmsley Matchless 28 0
84   Don Ellis Matchless 29 0
85   Laurence Povey Norton 31 0
86   Jimmy Morton Matchless 32 0
87   Dave Duncan Matchless 33 0
88   Frank Norris F.A.N. 36 0
89   Roly Capner Matchless 37 0
-   Alan Hunter Matchless Ret Ret Ret 0
-   Ernst Weiss Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
-   Pentti Lehtelä Norton DNQ Ret Ret 0
-   Heiner Butz Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Agne Carlsson Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Roy Ingram Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Stephen Murray Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Bill Roberton Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Ron Robinson Norton Ret Ret 0
-   William Sharp BSA Ret Ret 0
-   Silvio Grassetti Bianchi DNS Ret 0
-   Edy Lenz Norton DNQ Ret 0
-   Rudolf Bergsleithner Norton Ret 0
-   Peter Bosarge Honda Ret 0
-   Geoff Bradburn Norton Ret 0
-   Stan Brassley Norton Ret 0
-   John Brown Norton Ret 0
-   Monty Buxton Norton Ret 0
-   Paolo Campanelli Matchless Ret 0
-   Philippe Canoui Norton Ret 0
-   Louis Carr Matchless Ret 0
-   Wester Cooley Norton Ret 0
-   James Courtney Matchless Ret 0
-   Colin Cross Norton Ret 0
-   Nigel Crossett Matchless Ret 0
-   Peter Darvill Norton Ret 0
-   Dave Degens Matchless Ret 0
-   Brian Dennis Velocette Ret 0
-   Raymond Flack Norton Ret 0
-   Ronald Föll Matchless Ret 0
-   Manfred Gäckle Matchless Ret 0
-   Maurice Gittins Triumph Ret 0
-   Tony Godfrey Norton Ret 0
-   Bill Hawthorne BSA Ret 0
-   Jeff Hoff Honda Ret 0
-   Lothar John Norton Ret 0
-   Jorge Kissling Norton Ret 0
-   György Kurucz Norton Ret 0
-   Teuvo Laakso Matchless Ret 0
-   Kurt Leibmann BMW Ret 0
-   Jack Lindh Norton Ret 0
-   Lothar Luhr Norton Ret 0
-   Ian McGregor Norton Ret 0
-   John McLaughlin Norton Ret 0
-   Michael McStay Norton Ret 0
-   Tony Murphy Honda Ret 0
-   John Nash Triumph Ret 0
-   Alberto Picca Gilera Ret 0
-   Patrick Plunkett Norton Ret 0
-   Norman Price Norton Ret 0
-   Max Raab Bianchi Ret 0
-   Johnnie Rae Norton Ret 0
-   Barry Randle Norton Ret 0
-   Anssi Resko Matchless Ret 0
-   Ladislaus Richter Norton Ret 0
-   John Rudge Norton Ret 0
-   Gerry Saward Norton Ret 0
-   Horst Seidl Norton Ret 0
-   Alan Shepherd Matchless Ret 0
-   Fred Simone BMW Ret 0
-   George Simpson Norton Ret 0
-   Bill Smith Matchless Ret 0
-   John Smith Norton Ret 0
-   Tom Stuart BMW Ret 0
-   Hans Sevensson Matchless Ret 0
-   Veikko Sulasaari Norton Ret 0
-   John Wilkinson Norton Ret 0
-   Tony Wilmott Norton Ret 0
-   Scott Williams Matchless Ret 0
-   Dave Williams BSA Ret 0
-   Anthony Woodman Matchless Ret 0
-   Manfred Zeller Norton Ret 0
-   Dennis Ainsworth Norton DNS 0
-   Bernhard Bockelmann Norton DNQ 0
-   Hans Fohr Matchless DNQ 0
-   Hermann Klein Norton DNQ 0
-   Karl Peters Norton DNQ 0
-   Hans Schmidt BMW DNQ 0
-   Rolf Thiemig Norton DNQ 0
Pos Rider Bike USA
 
MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
GER
 
DDR
 
ULS
 
FIN
 
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   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 40 8
2   Bruce Beale Rhodesia Honda 24 0
3   Mike Duff Canada AJS 20 0
4   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MV Agusta / MZ 12 0
5   Gustav Havel Czechoslovakia Jawa 10 0
6   Phil Read United Kingdom AJS 6 0
7   Paddy Driver South Africa AJS 5 0
8   Remo Venturi Italy Bianchi 4 0
=   Endel Kiisa USSR CKEB C364 Vost. 4 0
=   Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia CZ 4 0
=   Isamu Kasuya Japan Honda 4 0
12   Derek Minter United Kingdom Norton 4 0
13   Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 3 0
=   Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 3 0
=   Renzo Pasolini Italy Aermacchi 3 0
=   Isao Yamashita Japan Honda 3 0
17   Derek Woodman United Kingdom AJS 3 0
=   Vernon Cottle United Kingdom AJS 3 0
19   Chris Conn United Kingdom Norton 2 0
=   Kuniomi Nagamatsu Japan Honda 2 0
=   Fred Stevens United Kingdom AJS 2 0
22   Joe Dunphy United Kingdom Norton 1 0
=   Jack Ahearn Australia Norton 1 0

250cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Phil Read United Kingdom Yamaha 46 5
2   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 42 3
3   Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 23 1
4   Mike Duff Canada Yamaha 20 1
5   Tarquinio Provini Italy Benelli 15 1
6   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 11 0
7   Isamu Kasuya Japan Honda 10 0
8   Bruce Beale Rhodesia Honda 9 0
9   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Yamaha 7 0
10   Ron Grant United States Parilla 6 0
11   Alberto Pagani Italy Paton 6 0
12   Giacomo Agostini Italy Moto Morini 6 0
13   Bert Schneider Austria Suzuki 5 0
14   Bob Gehring United States Bultaco 4 0
=   Ralph Bryans United Kingdom Honda 4 0
=   Hiroshi Hasegawa Japan Yamaha 4 0
17   Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 4 0
18   George Rockett United States Ducati 3 0
=   Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia CZ 3 0
20   Joe Dunphy United Kingdom Greeves 2 0
=   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 2 0
=   Ernst Weiss Switzerland Honda 2 0
=   Roy Boughey United Kingdom Yamaha 2 0
=   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MZ 2 0
25   Douglas Brown United States Ducati 1 0
=   Jorge Sirera Spain Montesa 1 0
=   Roger Mailles France Morini 1 0
=   Clive Hunt United Kingdom Aermacchi 1 0
=   Wolfgang Gast East Germany MZ 1 0

125cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 46 5
2   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 36 2
3   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 34 3
4   Bert Schneider Austria Suzuki 22 0
5   Ralph Bryans United Kingdom Honda 21 0
6   Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 12 1
7   Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 10 0
8   Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 6 0
=   Phil Read United Kingdom Yamaha 6 0
10   Walter Scheimann West Germany Honda 6 0
11   Rex Avery United Kingdom EMC 4 0
=   Yoshimi Katayama Japan Suzuki 4 0
13   Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Bultaco 4 0
14   Isao Morishita Japan Suzuki 3 0
=   Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 3 0
=   Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia ČZ 3 0
=   Heinz Rosner East Germany MZ 3 0
=   Teisuke Tanaka Japan Suzuki 3 0
19   Richard Thomas West Germany Honda 2 0
=   Friedhelm Kohlar East Germany MZ 2 0
=   Klaus Enderlein East Germany MZ 2 0
=   Irokori Matsushima Japan Yamaha 2 0
23   Bruce Beale Rhodesia Honda 2 0
24   Gary Dickinson United Kingdom Honda 1 0
=   Chris Vincent United Kingdom Honda 1 0
=   Roland Föll West Germany Honda 1 0
=   Peter Eser West Germany Honda 1 0
=   Ramón Torras Spain Bultaco 1 0
=   Dieter Krumpholz East Germany MZ 1 0
=   Akiyasu Motohashi Japan Yamaha 1 0

50cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 38 4
2   Ralph Bryans United Kingdom Honda 30 3
3   Hans-Georg Anscheidt West Germany Kreidler 29 1
4   Isao Morishita Japan Suzuki 25 0
5   Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 19 0
6   Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Kreidler 6 0
7   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 5 0
8   José Busquets Spain Derbi 3 0
9   Rudolf Kunz West Germany Kreidler 3 0
10   Angel Nieto Spain Derbi 2 0
=   Cees van Dongen Netherlands Kreidler 2 0
=   Peter Eser West Germany Honda 2 0
13   Lee Allen United States Ducati 1 0
=   Tarquinio Provini Italy Kreidler 1 0
=   Naomi Taniguchi Japan Honda 1 0
15   Albert Beirle West Germany Kreidler 1 0
=   Charlie Mates United Kingdom 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.