1958 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1958 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1958 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the tenth th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of seven Grand Prix races in five classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 6 June, with Isle of Man TT and ended with Nations Grand Prix in Italy on 14 September.

1958 Grand Prix season calendar[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner 350cc winner 500cc winner Sidecars 500cc winner Report
1 6 June United Kingdom Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy Tarquinio Provini United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Germany Schneider / Strauß Report
2 28 June Netherlands Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy Tarquinio Provini United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Switzerland Germany Camathias / Cecco Report
3 6 July Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Italy Alberto Gandossi United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Germany Schneider / Strauß Report
4 20 July West Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring Nordschleife Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy Tarquinio Provini United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Germany Schneider / Strauß Report
5 27 July Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Hedemora Circuit Italy Alberto Gandossi East Germany Horst Fügner United Kingdom Geoff Duke United Kingdom Geoff Duke Report
6 9 August Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Circuit Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy Tarquinio Provini United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Report
7 14 September Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Italy Bruno Spaggiari Italy Emilio Mendogni United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Report

† The Nations Grand Prix also held a non-championship 175 cc race, won by the Italian, Francesco Villa.

Standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

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

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

500cc final standings[edit]

Pos Rider Bike MAN
United Kingdom
HOL
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
SWE
Sweden
ULS
Ulster
NAC
Italy
Pts
1 United Kingdom John Surtees MV Agusta 1 1 1 1 1 1 32 (48)
2 United Kingdom John Hartle MV Agusta Ret 2 3 2 3 Ret 20
3 United Kingdom Geoff Duke BMW / Norton Ret Ret 4 Ret 1 5 7 13
4 United Kingdom Dickie Dale BMW 10 5 5 5 2 6 4 13 (16)
5 United Kingdom Derek Minter Norton 4 3 Ret 4 10
6 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Norton 6 3 4 8
7 Germany Ernst Hiller BMW 4 Ret 4 5 Ret 10 8
8 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Norton 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7
9 Australia Keith Campbell Norton Ret Ret 2 6
10 Scotland Bob McIntyre Norton Ret 2 6
11 Italy Remo Venturi MV Agusta 2 6
12 Australia Bob Brown Norton / BMW 3 10 16 6 6 7 Ret 6
13 United Kingdom Terry Shepherd Norton Ret Ret 3 Ret 4
14 Italy Umberto Masetti MV Agusta 3 4
15 United Kingdom Dave Chadwick Norton 5 Ret Ret Ret 6 3
16 Italy Carlo Bandirola MV Agusta 5 2
17 New Zealand John Anderson Norton / Matchless 6 12 1
18 New Zealand Noel McCutcheon Norton 16 7 10 0
19 Germany Alois Huber BMW 7 11 0
20 United Kingdom George Catlin Norton 7 Ret 13 0
21 United Kingdom Alan Trow Norton Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 0
22 South Africa Paddy Driver Norton Ret Ret 7 0
23 Australia Tom Phillis Norton 18 9 8 0
24 United Kingdom Ewan Haldane Norton 8 9 0
25 New Zealand John Hempleman Norton 15 8 11 Ret Ret 0
26 United Kingdom Jack Brett Norton Ret 12 8 Ret 0
27 United Kingdom Ralph Rensen Norton 12 8 0
28 Italy Giuseppe Cantoni MV Agusta 8 0
= Germany Karl Peters Norton 8 0
30 Austria Gerold Klinger BMW 9 9 0
31 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Norton 19 Ret 9 0
32 United Kingdom Geoffrey Tanner Norton Ret Ret 9 Ret 0
33 New Zealand Peter Pawson Norton 9 Ret 0
34 United Kingdom Jack Wood Matchless 22 10 0
35 Northern Ireland Mike O'Rourke Norton Ret Ret 10 0
36 Germany Hans-Günter Jäger BMW 10 0
37 Australia Jack Ahearn Matchless 29 11 13 13 0
38 United Kingdom Don Chapman Norton Ret 11 0
= Australia Eric Hinton Norton 11 Ret 0
40 Germany Rudolf Gläser Norton 11 0
= Sweden Kurt Johannson Norton 11 0
42 Northern Ireland Bob Ferguson Norton 31 12 0
43 Sweden Stig Andersson Norton 12 0
= Italy Adolfo Covi Norton 12 0
= Australia Jack Findlay Norton 12 0
46 Germany Karl-Heinz Scheifel Matchless 13 27 0
47 France Jacques Collot Norton 13 0
= United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Norton 13 0
49 Belgium Raymond Bogaerdt Norton 14 0
= Italy Artemio Cirelli Gilera 14 0
= Sweden Evert Carlsson BMW 14 0
= United Kingdom Robin Fitton Norton 14 0
= United Kingdom Ken Tostevin Norton 14 0
54 United Kingdom Eric Cheers BSA Ret 15 0
55 France Jean-Pierre Bayle Norton 15 0
= Italy Gianvittorio Ziglioli Moto Guzzi 15 0
57 United Kingdom Stephen Murray AJS 16 0
58 United Kingdom Vernon Cottle Norton 33 17 0
59 United Kingdom Jimmy Buchan Norton 17 0
60 United Kingdom Davy Crawford Norton 18 0
61 United Kingdom Harry Grant Norton 19 0
62 United Kingdom Harry Plews Norton / AJS 30 20 0
63 United Kingdom Derek Powell Norton 20 0
64 United Kingdom Bertie Farlow Norton 21 0
= United Kingdom Ray Fay Norton 21 0
66 Northern Ireland William McCosh Matchless 22 0
67 United Kingdom Jimmy Jones Norton 23 0
= United Kingdom Brian Purslow Norton 23 0
69 United Kingdom George Costain Norton 24 0
= Northern Ireland Ernie Oliver AJS 24 0
71 United Kingdom Alan Holmes Norton 25 0
= United Kingdom Llewellyn Ranson AJS 25 0
73 Northern Ireland Robert McCracken Norton 26 0
= United Kingdom Brian Setchell Norton 26 0
75 United Kingdom Bob Rowbottom Norton 27 Ret 0
76 Northern Ireland Martin Brosnan Norton 28 0
77 United Kingdom Syd Mizen Norton 28 0
78 United Kingdom Philip Palmer Norton 32 0
79 United Kingdom Harry Voice Norton 34 0
80 United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler AJS 35 0
81 United Kingdom Louis Carr Norton 36 0
82 United Kingdom Barry Cortvriend Matchless 37 0
83 United Kingdom Albert Moule Norton 38 0
84 United Kingdom Bill Robertson Norton 39 0
85 United States John Marcotte AJS 40 0
86 Australia Allen Burt AJS 41 Ret 0
87 Canada Ian McGuffie Norton 42 0
88 United Kingdom Walter Hancock Norton 43 0
89 United Kingdom Grenville Pennington Norton 44 0
90 Australia Jim Tompsett AJS 45 Ret 0
91 United Kingdom Roly Capner BSA 46 0
92 United Kingdom George Northwood Norton 47 0
93 Australia Clarrie Dunn AJS 48 Ret 0
- Australia Harry Hinton Jr. Norton Ret Ret 0
- Australia Dick Thompson Norton Ret Ret 0
- Canada Bob Webster Norton Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Bill Beevers Norton Ret 0
- Italy Paolo Campanelli Norton Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Austin Carson Norton Ret 0
- South Africa Borro Castellani Norton Ret 0
- Italy Fabio Ceredi Moto Guzzi Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Bob Coulter BSA Ret 0
- United Kingdom Ken Draper Norton Ret 0
- Italy Gerardo Düring Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Jack Forrest BMW Ret 0
- United Kingdom Laurie Flury AJS Ret 0
- Italy Francesco Guglielminetti Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Roy Ingram Norton Ret 0
- France Jacques Insermini Norton Ret 0
- France Guy Ligier Norton Ret 0
- Scotland Alistair King Norton Ret 0
- Italy Giuseppe Mantelli Gilera Ret 0
- Italy Luigi Marcelli Norton Ret 0
- Italy Emanuele Maugliani Gilera Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Bob Matthews Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Tommy McLeod Norton Ret 0
- Italy Alfredo Milani Gilera Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Noel Orr Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Len Rutherford Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Bill Smith Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Gerry Turner Norton Ret 0
- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Desmond Wolff Norton Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike MAN
United Kingdom
HOL
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
SWE
Sweden
ULS
Ulster
NAC
Italy
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

350cc Standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom MV Agusta 32 6
2 United Kingdom John Hartle United Kingdom MV Agusta 24 0
3 United Kingdom Geoff Duke United Kingdom Norton 17 1
4 United Kingdom Dave Chadwick United Kingdom Norton 13 0
5 United Kingdom Bob Anderson United Kingdom Norton 11 0
6 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Norton 9 0
7 Australia Keith Campbell Australia Norton 8 0
8 United Kingdom Derek Minter United Kingdom Norton 7 0
= United Kingdom Terry Shepherd United Kingdom Norton 7 0
10 United Kingdom Geoffrey Tanner United Kingdom Norton 4 0
11 United Kingdom Alan Trow United Kingdom Norton 3 0
12 United Kingdom Bob McIntyre United Kingdom Norton 2 0
= United Kingdom Geoff Monty United Kingdom Norton 2 0
= United Kingdom George Catlin United Kingdom Norton 2 0
15 Australia Bob Brown Australia AJS 1 0
= United Kingdom Alistair King United Kingdom Norton 1 0
= United Kingdom Dickie Dale United Kingdom Norton 1 0
= Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Norton 1 0
= United Kingdom Mike O'Rourke United Kingdom Norton 1 0

250cc Standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Italy Tarquinio Provini Italy MV Agusta 32 4
2 East Germany Horst Fügner East Germany MZ 16 1
3 Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 16 0
4 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom NSU 13 0
5 West Germany Dieter Falk West Germany Adler 11 0
6 Italy Emilio Mendogni Italy Morini 8 1
7 United Kingdom Tommy Robb United Kingdom NSU 7 0
= Italy Giampiero Zubani Italy Morini 6 0
9 West Germany Günter Beer West Germany Adler 6 0
10 United Kingdom Dave Chadwick United Kingdom MV Agusta 4 0
= United Kingdom Geoff Monty United Kingdom GMS-NSU 4 0
12 West Germany Horst Kassner West Germany NSU 4 0
13 Austria Josef Autengruber Austria NSU 4 0
14 West Germany Ernst Degner West Germany MZ 3 0
= Australia Bob Brown Australia NSU 3 0
16 United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler United Kingdom Mondial 2 0
= West Germany Xaver Heiß West Germany NSU 2 0
18 United Kingdom Dickie Dale United Kingdom NSU 1 0
= United Kingdom Sammy Miller United Kingdom ČZ 1 0
= West Germany Walter Reichert West Germany NSU 1 0
= West Germany Wilhelm Lecke West Germany DKW 1 0

125cc Standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 32 4
2 Italy Alberto Gandossi Italy Ducati 25 2
3 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Ducati 20 0
4 Italy Tarquinio Provini Italy MV Agusta 17 0
5 United Kingdom Dave Chadwick United Kingdom Ducati 14 0
6 Italy Romolo Ferri Italy Ducati 12 0
7 East Germany Ernst Degner East Germany MZ 9 0
8 Italy Bruno Spaggiari Italy Ducati 8 1
9 East Germany Horst Fügner East Germany MZ 7 0
10 Italy Francesco Villa Italy Ducati 4 0
11 United Kingdom Sammy Miller United Kingdom Ducati 3 0
12 West Germany Walter Brehme West Germany MZ 2 0
13 West Germany Werner Musiol West Germany MZ 1 0
= Italy Enzo Vezzalini Italy MV Agusta 1 0
= United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler United Kingdom Mondial 1 0

References[edit]