1956 Isle of Man TT

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Isle of Man  1956 Isle of Man TT
Race details
Race 1 of 6 races in the
1956 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Isle of Man TT Course (OpenStreetMap).svg
Date 4-14 June 1956
Official Name Isle of Man Tourist Trophy
Location Snaefell Mountain Course (Senior, Junior, Clubmans Senior and Clubmans Junior)
Clypse Course (Ultra Lightweight, Lightweight and Sidecars)
Course Public roads
Mountain Course - 60.72 km (37.73 mi)
Clypse Course - 17.63 km (10.92 mi)
500 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom John Surtees MV Agusta
Time 23:09.4
Podium
First United Kingdom John Surtees MV Agusta
Second United Kingdom John Hartle Norton
Third United Kingdom Jack Brett Norton
350 cc
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi
Time 24:18.8
Podium
First Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi
Second Isle of Man Derek Ennett AJS
Third United Kingdom John Hartle Norton
250 cc
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Hans Baltisberger NSU
Time 9:21.6
Podium
First Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Second Italy Roberto Colombo MV Agusta
Third Germany Hans Baltisberger NSU
125 cc
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Time 9:09.8
Podium
First Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Second Spain Marcelo Cama Montesa
Third Spain Francisco González Montesa
Sidecars
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Willhelm Noll BMW
Passenger Germany Fritz Cron
Time 9:01.6
Podium
First Germany Fritz Hillebrand BMW
Germany Manfred Grunwald
Second United Kingdom Pip Harris Norton
United Kingdom Ray Campbell
Third United Kingdom Bill Boddice Norton
United Kingdom William Storr

The 1956 Isle of Man TT was the first round of the 1956 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place between 4 June and 8 June 1956 at the Snaefell Mountain Course for the Senior and Junior TTs and the Clypse Course for the Lightweight, Ultra Lightweight and Sidecar TTs.

Senior TT (500 cc) classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 United Kingdom John Surtees MV Agusta 7 2:44:05.8 8
2 United Kingdom John Hartle MV Agusta 7 +1:30.8 6
3 United Kingdom Jack Brett Norton 7 +2:48.4 4
4 Germany Walter Zeller BMW 7 +3:16.4 3
5 United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 7 +3:22.8 2
6 Isle of Man Derek Ennett Matchless 7 +6:34.6 1
7 United Kingdom Alan Trow Norton 7 +9:22.0
8 New Zealand Gavin Dunlop Matchless 7 +9:22.0
9 United Kingdom George Salt Norton 7 +10:13.4
10 D. G. Chapman Norton 7 +10:37.4
45 finishers
[1]

Junior TT (350 cc) classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi 7 2:57:29.4 8
2 Isle of Man Derek Ennett AJS 7 +4:38.0 6
3 United Kingdom John Hartle Norton 7 +7:19.2 4
4 United Kingdom Cecil Sandford DKW 7 +7:19.4 3
5 South Africa Eddie Grant Norton 7 +10:14.6 2
6 United Kingdom Alan Trow Norton 7 +11:11.4 1
7 United Kingdom Derek Powell AJS 7 +11:46.6
8 United Kingdom Frank Perris AJS 7 +12:11.4
9 Italy Duilio Agostini Moto Guzzi 7 +13:23.2
10 United Kingdom Terry Shepherd Norton 7 +13:29.2
42 finishers
[1]

Lightweight TT (250 cc) classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta 9 1:26:54.0 8
2 Italy Roberto Colombo MV Agusta 9 +2:08.6 6
3 Germany Hans Baltisberger NSU 9 +2:30.6 4
4 Germany Horst Kassner NSU 9 +2:33.6 3
5 Czechoslovakia František Bartoš ČZ 9 +5:11.0 2
6 United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler Moto Guzzi 9 +5:26.6 1
7 United Kingdom Phil Carter RDS 9 +8:32.2
8 United Kingdom Albert Jones Norton 9 +9:16.6
9 United Kingdom Frank Cope Norton 9 +11:51.2
10 United Kingdom Norman Webb Moto Guzzi 9 +16:36.2
10 finishers
[1]

Ultra Lightweight TT (125 cc) classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta 9 1:24:16.8 8
2 Spain Marcelo Cama Montesa 9 +5:02.4 6
3 Spain Francisco González Montesa 9 +11:02.0 4
4 Spain Enrique Sirera Montesa 9 +11:07.0 4
5 United Kingdom Dave Chadwick LEF 9 +12:26.0 2
6 Czechoslovakia Václav Parus ČZ 9 +13:07.2 1
7 United Kingdom Douglas Allen Mondial 9 +14:01.6
8 United Kingdom Dudley Edlin MV Agusta 9 +15:28.2
9 United Kingdom Frank Cope Norton 9 +20:01.8
9 finishers
[1]

Sidecar TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 Germany Fritz Hillebrand Germany Manfred Grunwald BMW 9 1:23:12.2 8
2 United Kingdom Pip Harris United Kingdom Ray Campbell Norton 9 +1:35.6 6
3 United Kingdom Bill Boddice United Kingdom William Storr Norton 9 +3:07.0 4
4 Australia Bob Mitchell United Kingdom Eric Bliss Norton 9 +4:04.6 3
5 United Kingdom Jackie Beeton United Kingdom Les Nutt Norton 9 +5:41.4 2
6 United Kingdom Ernie Walker United Kingdom Dun Roberts Norton 9 +5:47.2 1
7 United Kingdom Fred Hanks United Kingdom E. Donnan Matchless 9 +8:35.8
8 United Kingdom Alan Young United Kingdom Tony Partridge Norton 9 +9:01.8
9 United Kingdom Bill Beevers United Kingdom Jeff Mundy Norton 9 +9:29.8
10 United Kingdom Len Taylor United Kingdom Peter Glover Norton 9 +9:53.2
15 finishers
[1]

Non-championship races[edit]

Clubmans Senior TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Bernard Codd BSA 3 1:18:40.6
2 R. E. Jerrard BSA 3 +1:06.2
3 A. H. Jenkins BSA 3 +2:41.8
4 Fred Wallis BSA 3 +2:43.6
5 D. J. Smart BSA 3 +4:34.4
6 G. Coombes BSA 3 +5:24.2
7 John Hurlstone Triumph 3
8 W. J. Hill BSA 3
9 B. W. Newman BSA 3
10 D. Andrews BSA 3
28 finishers
[2]

Clubmans Junior TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Bernard Codd BSA 3 1:22:48.4
2 J. Eckhart BSA 3 +41.6
3 Alan Shepherd Norton 3 +2:54.8
4 E. Unwin BSA 3 +3:19.6
5 D. Jervis BSA 3 +3:20.4
6 J. D. Morton BSA 3 +3:32.8
7 J. E. Coates BSA 3
8 N. Robertson BSA 3
9 K. W. James BSA 3
10 Denis Pratt BSA 3
50 finishers
[2]


Previous race:
1955 Nations Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1956 season
Next race:
1956 Dutch TT
Previous race:
1955 Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT Next race:
1957 Isle of Man TT


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1957. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 156–157. 
  2. ^ a b Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1957. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 148–149. 

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