1960 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1960 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1960 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 12th 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 22 May, with French Grand Prix and ended with Nations Grand Prix in Italy on September 11.

1960 Grand Prix season calendar[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner 350cc winner 500cc winner Sidecars 500cc winner Report
1 22 May France French Grand Prix Charade Circuit Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking United Kingdom John Surtees Germany Fath / Wohlgemuth Report
2 17 June United Kingdom Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain Italy Carlo Ubbiali Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking United Kingdom John Hartle United Kingdom John Surtees Germany Fath / Wohlgemuth Report
3 25 June Netherlands Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy Carlo Ubbiali United Kingdom John Surtees Italy Remo Venturi United Kingdom Harris / Campbell Report
4 3 July Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps East Germany Ernst Degner Italy Carlo Ubbiali United Kingdom John Surtees Germany Fath / Wohlgemuth Report
5 24 July West Germany German Grand Prix Solitudering Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking United Kingdom John Surtees Germany Fath / Wohlgemuth Report
6 6 August Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Circuit Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy Carlo Ubbiali United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Hartle Report
7 September 11 Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy Carlo Ubbiali Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking United Kingdom John Surtees Report

Standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. Only the four best races were counted in all five classes: the Sidecars, 125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc championships.

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

500cc final standings[edit]

Pos Rider Bike FRA
France
MAN
United Kingdom
HOL
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
ULS
Ulster
NAC
Italy
Pts
1 United Kingdom John Surtees MV Agusta 1 1 Ret 1 1 2 1 32 (46)
2 Italy Remo Venturi MV Agusta 2 1 2 2 Ret 26
3 United Kingdom John Hartle MV Agusta / Norton 2 Ret 8 1 5 16
4 Australia Bob Brown Norton 3 6 2 3 15
- Italy Emilio Mendogni MV Agusta 3 6 3 2 15
6 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Norton 3 5 4 Ret 3 13
7 South Africa Paddy Driver Norton 4 9 4 Ret 7 Ret 4 9
8 United Kingdom Dickie Dale Norton 5 6 12 4 7 9 6
9 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Norton 15 5 Ret 5 6 5
10 United Kingdom Alan Shepherd Matchless Ret 3 4
11 Australia Tom Phillis Norton 4 6 4
12 United Kingdom Ralph Rensen Norton 10 4 3
13 New Zealand John Hempleman Norton 9 7 5 2
14 Austria Ladislaus Richter Norton 5 Ret Ret Ret 2
15 Japan Fumio Ito BMW 6 10 10 1
16 Germany Rudolf Gläser Norton Ret 15 6 Ret 1
17 New Zealand Hugh Anderson Norton 7 Ret Ret 7 0
18 United Kingdom Frank Perris Norton 7 Ret Ret 0
19 United Kingdom Tony Godfrey Norton 7 0
20 Australia Jack Findlay Norton 11 Ret 12 13 8 0
21 Germany Hans-Günter Jäger BMW 11 Ret 16 8 Ret 0
22 United Kingdom Robert Weston Norton 8 Ret 14 0
23 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Norton 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
24 Australia Ron Miles Norton 8 Ret Ret 0
25 United Kingdom Bruce Daniels Norton 8 0
26 Austria Bert Schneider Norton Ret Ret 9 9 0
27 United Kingdom Steve Murray Matchless 28 9 0
28 Germany Ernst Hiller BMW 9 0
29 France Jacques Insermini Norton 10 13 10 Ret 10 0
30 United Kingdom Peter Middleton Norton 14 10 0
31 Germany Lothar John BMW 13 17 11 0
32 New Zealand Peter Pawson Norton Ret 11 Ret 0
33 Germany Alois Huber BMW 11 0
= United Kingdom John Lewis Norton 11 0
= Northern Ireland George Purvis Matchless 11 0
36 South Africa Jannie Stander Norton 12 27 0
37 Germany Heinz Kauert Matchless Ret 12 0
38 Netherlands Anton Elbersen BMW 12 0
= United Kingdom Roy Ingram Norton 12 0
= United Kingdom Ray Spence Norton 12 0
41 United States Allen Krupa Norton 34 13 0
42 United Kingdom Bill Smith Matchless 13 0
= Italy Vasco Loro Norton 13 0
44 Belgium Raymond Bogaerdt Norton Ret 17 14 0
45 France Jean-Pierre Bayle Norton 14 Ret Ret 0
46 United Kingdom Vernon Cottle Norton Ret 14 0
47 United Kingdom Eddie Crooks Norton Ret 15 0
= Belgium Raymond Hanset Norton Ret 15 0
= Germany Fritz Kläger Horex 15 Ret 0
50 United Kingdom Jack Bullock Matchless 16 21 0
51 France Antoine Paba Norton 16 0
= United Kingdom Tommy Holmes Norton 16 0
= Germany Walter Scheimann Norton 16 0
54 United Kingdom Syd Mizen Matchless 17 0
= United Kingdom Trevor Pound Norton 17 0
= Germany Hans Schmidt Norton 17 0
57 United Kingdom Derek Powell Matchless / Norton 18 18 0
58 Germany Fritz Meyer BMW 18 0
= France Guy Troncarelli Norton 18 0
60 United Kingdom George Catlin Matchless 19 0
= Sweden Sven-Olov Gunnarsson Norton 19 0
= Germany Karl Recktenwald Norton 19 0
63 Northern Ireland Billy McCosh AJS 32 20 0
64 United Kingdom Terry Shepherd Norton 20 Ret 0
65 United Kingdom Fred Stevens Norton 21 0
66 United Kingdom Don Chapman Norton 22 0
= Northern Ireland Dick Creith BSA 22 0
68 United Kingdom Jack Brett Norton 23 0
= Northern Ireland Martin Brosnan Norton 23 0
70 United Kingdom Alf Shaw Norton 36 24 0
71 United Kingdom Bob Rowbottom Norton 24 0
72 United Kingdom Frank Gordon Matchless 25 0
= United Kingdom John Hurlstone Norton 25 0
74 United Kingdom William Roberton Norton 26 0
= United Kingdom Derek Russell Norton 26 0
76 Northern Ireland Ernie Oliver Norton 27 0
77 Northern Ireland Robert McCracken Norton 28 0
78 Italy Alberto Pagani Norton 29 0
= United Kingdom Jack Redmond Norton 29 0
80 United Kingdom Harry Grant Norton 30 0
= Northern Ireland Jack Shannon BSA 30 0
82 United Kingdom Owen Greenwood Triumph 31 0
83 United Kingdom Ronald Cousins Norton 33 0
84 United Kingdom Bill Beevers Norton 35 0
85 United Kingdom Albert Moule Norton 37 0
86 United Kingdom Patrick Manning Norton 38 0
87 United Kingdom Joe Glazebrook Norton 39 0
88 United Kingdom George Northwood Norton 40 0
- United Kingdom John Simmonds Matchless NC 0
- Canada Dave Wildman Norton NC 0
- United Kingdom Alan Trow Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
- Scotland Bob McIntyre Norton Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Bill Prowting AJS / Norton Ret Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Tom Thorp Matchless Ret Ret 0
- Netherlands Martinus van Son Norton Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Chris Anderson Norton Ret 0
- France Jean-Claude Bargetzi Ret 0
- United Kingdom James Beckett Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Monty Buxton Norton Ret 0
- Italy Paolo Campanelli Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Geoff Canning BSA Ret 0
- United Kingdom Roly Capner BSA Ret 0
- Sweden Bror-Erland Carlsson Matchless Ret 0
- Sweden Evert Carlsson BMW Ret 0
- United Kingdom Louis Carr Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Derek Chatterton Matchless Ret 0
- Italy Artemio Cirelli Gilera Ret 0
- United Kingdom Sam Cooper Norton Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Davy Crawford Norton Ret 0
- Italy Giuseppe Dardanello Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Graham Downes Norton Ret 0
- Canada Mike Duff Norton Ret 0
- Sweden Holger Ekström Norton Ret 0
- Sweden Frans Fagerström Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Ray Fay Matchless Ret 0
- Germany Hans-Siegfried Gläser Norton Ret 0
- Germany Klaus Hamelmann Münch Ret 0
- Germany Andreas Klaus Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Den Jarman Matchless Ret 0
- Italy Giuseppe Mantelli Gilera Ret 0
- Italy Emanuele Maugliani Gilera Ret 0
- Italy Alfredo Milani Gilera Ret 0
- United Kingdom Derek Minter Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Laurence Povey BSA Ret 0
- Netherlands Gijs Oosterbaan Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Llewelyn Ranson Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Harold Riley Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Bill Robertson Norton Ret 0
- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Tommy Robinson Norton Ret 0
- Italy Renzo Rossi Gilera Ret 0
- Australia Graham Smith Norton Ret 0
- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland William van Leeuwen Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Joe Wright Norton Ret 0
- Italy Benedetto Zambotti Gilera Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike FRA
France
MAN
United Kingdom
HOL
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
ULS
Ulster
NAC
Italy
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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 22 2
2 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 22 2
3 United Kingdom John Hartle United Kingdom MV Agusta / Norton 18 1
4 Czechoslovakia Frantisek Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 12 0
5 United Kingdom Bob Anderson United Kingdom Norton 9 0
6 Australia Bob Brown Australia Norton 6 0
7 New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand AJS 5 0
8 United Kingdom Dickie Dale United Kingdom Norton 5 0
9 South Africa Paddy Driver South Africa Norton 5 0
10 United Kingdom Bob McIntyre United Kingdom AJS 4 0
11 United Kingdom Derek Minter United Kingdom Norton 3 0
12 United Kingdom Ralph Rensen United Kingdom Norton 2 0
13 United Kingdom Frank Perris United Kingdom Norton 1 0
= New Zealand John Hempleman New Zealand Norton 1 0

250cc Standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 32 4
2 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 28 2
3 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland MV Agusta 11 0
4 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 10 0
5 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom FB-Mondial 8 0
6 Australia Tom Phillis Australia Honda 6 0
7 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 6 0
8 East Germany Ernst Degner East Germany MZ 5 0
9 Italy Tarquinio Provini Italy Morini 4 0
= Japan Teisuke Tanaka Japan Honda 4 0
11 Australia Bob Brown Australia Honda 3 0
= New Zealand John Hempleman New Zealand MZ 3 0
= United Kingdom Dickie Dale United Kingdom MZ 3 0
14 Japan Michio Kitano Japan Honda 2 0
= Italy Alberto Pagani Italy Aermacchi 2 0
= Italy Gilberto Milani Italy Honda 2 0
17 Japan Naomi Taniguchi Japan Honda 1 0
= West Germany Günter Beer West Germany Adler 1 0
= Japan Yukio Satoh Japan Honda 1 0

125cc Standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 24 4
2 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 18 0
3 East Germany Ernst Degner East Germany MZ 16 1
4 Italy Bruno Spaggiari Italy MV Agusta 12 0
5 New Zealand John Hempleman New Zealand MZ 10 0
6 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland MV Agusta 6 0
7 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 6 0
8 Italy Alberto Gandossi Italy MZ 4 0
9 United Kingdom Bob Anderson United Kingdom MZ 2 0
10 Japan Naomi Taniguchi Japan Honda 1 0
= Japan Giichi Suzuki Japan Honda 1 0
= United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Ducati 1 0
= Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 1 0


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