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1965 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

1965 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1965 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 17th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of thirteen Grand Prix races in six classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 50cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 21 March, with United States Grand Prix and ended with Japanese Grand Prix on October, 24.

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Season summaryEdit

Mike Hailwood easily claimed his fourth successive 500 class crown for MV Agusta, although he was beginning to show his disenchantment with the autocratic Count Agusta by accepting a 250 class ride from Honda.[1] Newcomer Giacomo Agostini riding for MV Agusta would battle Honda's reigning champion Jim Redman for the 350 title.[1] The outcome wouldn't be decided until the final race of the year in Japan, when Agostini's MV Agusta suffered a mechanical failure, handing the championship to Redman.[1]

The Yamaha duo of Phil Read and Michelle Duff finished first and second in the 250 class, as Honda's Redman battled early season injuries.[1] Hugh Anderson won six races to claim his second 125 championship for Suzuki while Honda's Ralph Bryans took the 50cc crown ahead of his Honda teammate Luigi Taveri.[1]

1965 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 50cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 350cc winner 500cc winner Sidecars 500cc winner Report
1 21 March   United States Grand Prix Daytona Speedway   Ernst Degner   Hugh Anderson   Phil Read   Mike Hailwood Report
2 25 April   West German Grand Prix Nürburgring Sudschleife   Ralph Bryans   Hugh Anderson   Phil Read   Giacomo Agostini   Mike Hailwood     Scheidegger / Robinson Report
3 9 May   Spanish Grand Prix Montjuïc circuit   Hugh Anderson   Hugh Anderson   Phil Read   Deubel / Hörner Report
4 15 May   French Grand Prix Rouen-Les-Essarts   Ralph Bryans   Hugh Anderson   Phil Read   Camathias / Ducret Report
5 14 June   Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain   Luigi Taveri   Phil Read   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood   Deubel / Hörner Report
6 26 June   Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen   Ralph Bryans   Michelle Duff   Phil Read   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood     Scheidegger / Robinson Report
7 4 July   Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps   Ernst Degner   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood     Scheidegger / Robinson Report
8 18 July   East German Grand Prix Sachsenring   Frank Perris   Jim Redman   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
9 25 July   Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Masaryk Circuit   Frank Perris   Phil Read   Jim Redman   Mike Hailwood Report
10 7 August   Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Circuit   Ernst Degner   Phil Read   Frantisek Stastny   Dick Creith Report
11 22 August   Finnish Grand Prix Imatra Circuit   Hugh Anderson   Michelle Duff   Giacomo Agostini   Giacomo Agostini Report
12 5 September   Nations Grand Prix Monza   Hugh Anderson   Tarquinio Provini   Giacomo Agostini   Mike Hailwood     Scheidegger / Robinson Report
13 24 October   Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit   Luigi Taveri   Hugh Anderson   Mike Hailwood   Mike Hailwood 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, 350cc and 500cc championships, best of seven 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 standings[2]Edit

Pos Rider Machine USA
 
GER
 
MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
DDR
 
CZE
 
ULS
 
FIN
 
NAC
 
Pts
1   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 48 (64)
2   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 2 Ret 2 2 2 2 1 2 38 (44)
3   Paddy Driver Matchless Ret Ret Ret 3 4 3 4 2 2 26
4   Fred Stevens Matchless 5 5 5 5 3 4 15
5   Jack Ahearn Norton Ret 9 5 9 4 3 9
6   Dick Creith Norton 1 8
7   Jack Findlay Matchless 4 10 11 12 11 9 4 5 8 8
8   Joe Dunphy Norton 2 Ret Ret 6
9   Buddy Parriott Norton 2 6
10   Frantisek Stastny Jawa 6 8 3 5
11   Chris Conn Norton Ret 7 7 3 4
12   Derek Minter Norton Ret Ret 3 4
13   Roger Beaumont Norton 3 4
=   Michelle Duff Matchless 3 4
=   Walter Scheimann Norton 3 4
16   Ian Burne Norton Ret 4 Ret 8 6 10 Ret 10 4
17   John Cooper RD Norton Ret 4 Ret Ret 3
18   Jouko Ryhänen Matchless Ret 4 3
19   Kenneth King Norton 4 3
20   Edy Lenz Norton 5 Ret Ret 9 Ret 7 2
21   Selwyn Griffiths Matchless 5 9 2
22   Ed LaBelle Norton 5 2
=   Giuseppe Mandolini Moto Guzzi 5 2
24   Gyula Marsovszky Matchless Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret 6 2
25   Lewis Young Matchless 7 14 Ret 8 Ret 6 1
26   Dan Shorey Norton Ret 18 6 10 10 7 10 12 1
27   Billy McCosh Matchless 6 8 1
28   Billie Nelson Norton 6 12 Ret 1
29   Robin Fitton Norton Ret 6 1
30   David Lloyd Norton 6 1
31   Eric Hinton Norton Ret Ret Ret 7 0
32   Gustav Havel Jawa Ret 7 Ret 0
=   Malcolm Stanton Norton Ret 7 Ret 0
34   Alan Dugalde Norton 7 0
=   Fred Simone BMW 7 0
36   Rudi Thalhammer Norton 9 8 9 0
37   Karl Hoppe Matchless 8 0
=   Al Johnson BMW 8 0
=   Hans-Jürgen Melcher Norton 8 0
40   Roy Robinson Norton 14 11 9 0
41   Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW 9 16 0
42   Ray Dey Norton 9 0
43   Syd Mizen Matchless Ret 10 Ret 0
44   Wester Cooley Norton 10 0
=   Hannu Kuparinen Matchless 10 0
=   Hans Schmidt BMW 10 0
47   Griff Jenkins Lancefield Norton Ret Ret 11 0
48   Dave Croxford Matchless 11 0
=   Carl Eshoo Triumph 11 0
=   Manfred Gäckle Norton 11 0
=   Pentti Lehtelä Norton 11 0
=   Ian McGregor Norton 11 0
53   Derek Lee Matchless Ret 15 16 12 13 0
54   Philippe Canoui Norton / Matchless 15 12 Ret 0
55   Bo Granath Matchless Ret Ret 12 Ret 0
56   Stuart Graham Matchless Ret 12 Ret 0
57   Bernhard Bockelmann Norton 12 0
=   Bruce Carter BSA 12 0
=   Ron Wilson Norton 12 0
60   Ernst Weiss Norton 14 Ret 13 0
61   Roy Ingram Norton Ret 13 0
=   Gordon Keith Norton 13 Ret 0
63   Billy Andersson AJS 13 0
=   Giuseppe Dardanello Norton 13 0
=   Stan Friduss Norton 13 0
=   Jimmy Jones Norton 13 0
=   Siegfried Springenberg Horex 13 0
68   Davy Crawford Norton 14 0
=   Jan Hennek Norton 14 0
=   Tony Wilmott Norton 14 0
71   Maurice Hawtorne Norton Ret Ret 15 0
72   György Kurucz Norton 15 Ret 0
=   Alf Shaw Norton Ret 15 0
74   Hans Föhr Matchless 15 0
=   John Mawby Norton 15 0
76   Jack Saunders Matchless 31 16 0
77   John Brown Norton 17 0
=   Carl Ward Norton 17 0
79   John Simmonds Norton 19 0
80   Robert Haldane Matchless 20 Ret 0
81   Ron Chandler Matchless 21 0
82   Peter Richards Norton 22 0
83   Brian Proctor Norton 23 0
84   Tom Gill Matchless 24 0
85   Marvin Wright Norton 25 0
86   Bob Ritchie Norton 26 Ret 0
87   John Rudge Triton 27 0
88   Colin Cross Norton 28 0
89   Abbey de Kock Norton Ret 29 Ret Ret 0
90   Bill Hawthorne BSA-Norton 30 0
-   John Denty Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
-   John Somers Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
-   Hartmut Allner BMW Ret Ret 0
-   Bo Brolin Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Agne Carlsson Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Graham Dickson Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Bill Ivy Matchless Ret Ret 0
-   Endel Kiisa Vostok Ret Ret 0
-   Ron Robinson Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Bill Smith Matchless / DKW Ret Ret 0
-   Dennis Ainsworth Norton Ret 0
-   Derek Blackmore Norton Ret 0
-  Stan Brassey Norton Ret 0
-   Rex Butcher Norton Ret 0
-   Heiner Butz Norton Ret 0
-   Louis Carr Norton Ret 0
-   Antonio de Simone Norton Ret 0
-   Arnold Dobbs Matchless Ret 0
-   Vincent Duckett Matchless Ret 0
-   Bobby Duncan Triumph Ret 0
-   Dean Dyess Ducati Ret 0
-   Klaus Enders Norton Ret 0
-   Karl-Heinz Ewing Norton Ret 0
-   Franco Farne Ducati Ret 0
-   Ray Flack Norton Ret 0
-   Fred Gailey Norton Ret 0
-   Andreas Georgeades Matchless Ret 0
-   Peter Gould Ducati Ret 0
-   Jack Gow Norton Ret 0
-   Sven-Olov Gunnarson Norton Ret 0
-   Albert Häring Norton Ret 0
-   Oliver Howe Norton Ret 0
-   John Hudson Norton Ret 0
-   Alan Hunter Norton Ret 0
-   Dave Jackson Matchless Ret 0
-   Lothar John Norton Ret 0
-   David Johnson Norton Ret 0
-   Derek Jones BSA Ret 0
-   Wilber Lawson Triumph Ret 0
-   Ivor Lloyd Norton Ret 0
-   Gerald MacDonald Paton Ret 0
-   Emanuele Maugliani Norton Ret 0
-   Stuart Morin Matchless Ret 0
-   Albert Moule Norton Ret 0
-   Bert Oosterhuis Norton Ret 0
-   Gianni Perrone Bianchi Ret 0
-   John Pinckney Norton Ret 0
-   Laurence Povey Norton Ret 0
-   Robert Reid Norton Ret 0
-   Bryan Scobie Norton Ret 0
-   Horst Seidl Norton Ret 0
-   Nikolai Sevostyanov Vostok Ret 0
-   John Smith Norton Ret 0
-   Hans Sommerhalder Matchless Ret 0
-   Brian Taggart Norton Ret 0
-   Rolf Thiemig Norton Ret 0
-   Franco Trabalzini Gilera Ret 0
-   William Walton Norton Ret 0
-   Monty Ward Norton Ret 0
-   Dave Williams MW Norton Ret 0
-   Anthony Woodman Matchless Ret 0
-   Derek Woodman Matchless Ret 0
-   Benedetto Zambotti Norton Ret 0
-   Manfred Zeller Matchless Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike USA
 
GER
 
MAN
 
HOL
 
BEL
 
DDR
 
CZE
 
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 38 4
2   Giacomo Agostini Italy MV Agusta 32 3
3   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MV Agusta 20 1
4   Bruce Beale Rhodesia Honda 15 0
5   Frantisek Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 14 1
6   Derek Woodman United Kingdom MZ 14 0
7   Gustav Havel Czechoslovakia Jawa 12 0
8   Renzo Pasolini Italy Aermacchi 9 0
9   Phil Read United Kingdom Yamaha 6 0
=   Silvio Grassetti Italy Benelli 6 0
11   Frantisek Bocek Czechoslovakia Jawa 6 0
12   Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 6 0
13   Nicolaï Sevostianov USSR Vostok 4 0
=   Tarquinio Provini Italy Benelli 4 0
=   Isamu Kasuya Japan Honda 4 0
16   Chris Conn United Kingdom Norton 3 0
=   Agne Carlsson Sweden AJS 3 0
=   Isao Yamashita Japan Honda 3 0
19   Griff Jenkins United Kingdom Norton 3 0
=   John Cooper United Kingdom Norton 3 0
21   Endel Kiisa USSR CKEB 2 0
=   Lewis Young United Kingdom AJS 2 0
23   Dan Shorey United Kingdom Norton 2 0
24   Paddy Driver South Africa AJS 1 0
=   Eric Hinton Australia Norton 1 0
=   Bill Smith United Kingdom Norton 1 0

250cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Phil Read United Kingdom Yamaha 56 7
2   Michelle Duff Canada Yamaha 42 1
3   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 34 3
4   Heinz Rosner East Germany MZ 18 0
5   Derek Woodman United Kingdom MZ 15 0
6   Bruce Beale Rhodesia Honda 14 0
7   Tarquinio Provini Italy Benelli 11 1
8   Ramón Torras Spain Bultaco 10 0
9   Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 9 0
10   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Honda 8 1
11   Frantisek Stastny Czechoslovakia ČZ 8 0
12   Isamu Kasuya Japan Honda 6 0
13   Ralph Bryans United Kingdom Honda 6 0
14   Yoshimi Katayama Japan Suzuki 6 0
15   Giuseppe Visenzi Italy Aermacchi 5 0
16   Silvio Grassetti Italy Morini 4 0
=   Barry Smith Australia Bultaco 4 0
=   Remo Venturi Italy Benelli 4 0
=   Bill Ivy United Kingdom Yamaha 4 0
20   Ginger Molloy New Zealand Bultaco 4 0
21   Jean-Claude Guénard France Bultaco 3 0
=   Gosuke Yamashita Japan Honda 3 0
23   Günter Beer West Germany Honda 3 0
24   José Busquets Spain Montesa 2 0
=   Kevin Cass Australia Cotton 2 0
=   Rex Avery United Kingdom Bultaco 2 0
=   Hiroshi Hasegawa Japan Yamaha 2 0
28   John Buckner United States Yamaha 1 0
=   Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 1 0
=   Alberto Pagani Italy Aermacchi 1 0
=   Alain Barbaroux France Aermacchi 5 0
=   Dave Williams United Kingdom FB-Mondial 1 0
=   Bob Coulter United Kingdom Bultaco 1 0

125cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 56 7
2   Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 44 2
3   Derek Woodman United Kingdom MZ 28 0
4   Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 23 1
5   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 14 0
6   Michelle Duff Canada Yamaha 12 1
7   Klaus Enderlein East Germany MZ 11 0
8   Ralph Bryans United Kingdom Honda 11 0
9   Joachim Leitert East Germany MZ 10 0
10   Phil Read United Kingdom Yamaha 8 1
11   Yoshimi Katayama Japan Suzuki 6 0
=   Dieter Krumpholz East Germany MZ 6 0
13   Bill Ivy United Kingdom Yamaha 6 0
14   Bruce Beale Rhodesia Honda 6 0
15   Ramón Torras Spain Bultaco 4 0
=   Heinz Rosner East Germany MZ 4 0
17   Roland Rentzsch East Germany MZ 4 0
18   Rick Schell United States Honda 3 0
=   Bruno Spaggiari Italy Ducati 3 0
20   Giuseppe Visenzi Italy Honda 3 0
21   Jeff Tate United States Honda 2 0
=   Hans-Georg Anscheidt West Germany MZ-Kreidler 2 0
=   Yasuhara Yuzawa Japan Honda 2 0
24   Bob Gehring United States Bultaco 1 0
=   Walter Scheimann West Germany Honda 1 0
=   Arthur Fegbli Switzerland Honda 1 0
=   Jürgen Lenk East Germany MZ 1 0
=   Frantisek Bocek Czechoslovakia ČZ 1 0
=   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Bultaco 1 0
=   Ginger Molloy New Zealand Bultaco 1 0
=   Hironori Matsushima Japan Yamaha 1 0

50cc StandingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Ralph Bryans United Kingdom Honda 36 3
2   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 32 2
3   Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 32 1
4   Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 26 2
5   Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 16 0
6   Michio Ichino Japan Suzuki 6 0
7   Hans-Georg Anscheidt West Germany Kreidler 6 0
8   José Busquets Spain Derbi 4 0
9   Jacques Roca France Derbi 4 0
10   Haruo Koshino Japan Suzuki 3 0
=   Charlie Mates United Kingdom Honda 3 0
12   Angel Nieto Spain Derbi 2 0
=   Ian Plumridge United Kingdom Derbi 2 0
14   Cees van Dongen Netherlands Kreidler 2 0
15   Gastón Biscia Uruguay Suzuki 1 0
=   Barry Smith Australia Derbi 1 0
=   Leslie Griffiths United Kingdom Honda 1 0
=   Akira Itoh Japan Honda 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Noyes, Dennis; Scott, Michael (1999), Motocourse: 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix, Hazleton Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1-874557-83-7
  2. ^ "500cc World Standing 1965". motogp.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.

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