1962 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1962 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1962 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 14th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of eleven Grand Prix races in six classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 50cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 6 May, with Spanish Grand Prix and ended with Argentine Grand Prix on 14 October.

1962 Grand Prix season calendar[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 50cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 350cc winner 500cc winner Sidecars 500cc winner Report
1 6 May Spain Spanish Grand Prix Montjuïc circuit West Germany Hans-Georg Anscheidt Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Germany Deubel / Hörner Report
2 13 May France French Grand Prix Charade Circuit Netherlands Jan Huberts Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Germany Deubel / Hörner Report
3 6 June United Kingdom Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain West Germany Ernst Degner Switzerland Luigi Taveri United Kingdom Derek Minter United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking United Kingdom Vincent / Bliss Report
4 30 June Netherlands Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen West Germany Ernst Degner Switzerland Luigi Taveri Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Switzerland United Kingdom Scheidegger / Robinson Report
5 8 July Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps West Germany Ernst Degner Switzerland Luigi Taveri Scotland Bob McIntyre United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Switzerland United Kingdom Camathias / Winter Report
6 15 July West Germany West German Grand Prix Solitude West Germany Ernst Degner Switzerland Luigi Taveri Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Germany Deubel / Hörner Report
7 11 August Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Circuit Switzerland Luigi Taveri Northern Ireland Tommy Robb Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Report
8 19 August East Germany East German Grand Prix Sachsenring Netherlands Jan Huberts Switzerland Luigi Taveri Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Report
9 9 September Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza West Germany Hans-Georg Anscheidt Japan Teisuke Tanaka Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Report
10 23 September Finland Finnish Grand Prix Tampere Circuit Switzerland Luigi Taveri Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Northern Ireland Tommy Robb United Kingdom Alan Shepherd Report
11 14 October Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand Hugh Anderson United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler Argentina Benedicto Caldarella Report

Standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. Only the best of six races were counted in 50cc, 125cc, 250cc championships, best of five in 350cc and 500cc championships, while in the Sidecars, the best of four races 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
ULS
Ulster
DDR
East Germany
NAC
Italy
FIN
Finland
ARG
Argentina
Pts
1 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood MV Agusta 12 1 1 1 1 1 40
2 United Kingdom Alan Shepherd Matchless Ret 4 2 2 2 9 1 29
3 United Kingdom Phil Read Norton Ret 3 3 4 11
4 Austria Bert Schneider Norton 4 5 Ret Ret 3 6 Ret 10
5 Argentina Benedicto Caldarella Matchless 1 8
= Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking MV Agusta 1 8
7 Czech Republic František Šťastný Jawa 8 Ret 4 Ret 3 7
8 United Kingdom Tony Godfrey Norton Ret 6 3 5 7
9 South Africa Paddy Driver Norton 10 4 Ret 5 5 7
10 Sweden Sven-Olof Gunnarsson Norton 17 2 6
11 United Kingdom Derek Minter Norton Ret 2 Ret 6
12 United Kingdom Ellis Boyce Norton / Matchless 2 Ret 6
13 Argentina Juan Carlos Salatino Norton 2 6
= Italy Remo Venturi MV Agusta 2 6
15 United Kingdom Fred Stevens Norton 3 6 Ret 5
16 Italy Silvio Grassetti Bianchi Ret 3 4
17 Argentina Eduardo Salatino Norton 3 4
18 United Kingdom Ron Langston Norton Ret Ret Ret 4 3
19 Argentina Paolo Gamberini Matchless 4 3
= Finland Anssi Resko Matchless 4 3
21 United Kingdom Roy Ingram Norton 5 9 Ret 8 7 2
22 Australia Jack Findlay Norton Ret 12 5 Ret Ret Ret 2
23 Sweden Harald Karlsson Norton 5 2
= Argentina Amleto Pomesano Norton 5 2
25 Germany Roland Föll Matchless 18 Ret 6 8 6 2
26 United Kingdom Brian Setchell Norton 6 1
= Argentina Manuel Soler Norton 6 1
= United Kingdom Ray Spence Norton 6 1
29 Australia Jack Ahearn Norton Ret 7 8 12 Ret 10 0
30 Switzerland Gyula Marsovszky Norton 23 9 7 0
31 Germany Rudolf Gläser Norton 11 7 0
= Germany Ernst Hiller Matchless 11 7 0
= Northern Ireland Tom Thorp Norton 7 11 0
33 United Kingdom Peter Middleton Norton Ret 7 0
34 Canada Mike Duff Matchless Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 0
35 United Kingdom Chris Conn Norton 8 0
= Finland Tauno Nurmi Norton 8 0
37 United Kingdom Syd Mizen Matchless Ret 15 9 0
38 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland William Van Leeuwen Norton Ret 9 0
39 United Kingdom Derek Powell Matchless 9 0
= Finland Antero Ventoniemi Norton 9 0
41 Belgium Raymond Bogaerdt Norton 16 10 0
42 United Kingdom Derek Woodman Matchless 10 Ret 0
43 Northern Ireland Ralph Bryans Norton 10 0
= Finland Vijlo Heino Norton 10 0
= Hungary György Kurucz Norton 10 0
46 United Kingdom Vernon Cottle Norton Ret 11 0
47 Northern Ireland Billy McCosh Matchless 11 0
= Finland Raine Lampinen Norton 11 0
= Italy Vasco Loro Norton 11 0
50 Italy Renzo Rossi Gilera 12 0
= United Kingdom Graham Smith Norton 12 0
52 United Kingdom Alf Shaw Norton 28 13 0
53 Sweden Bo Granath Norton Ret 13 0
= Germany Walter Scheimann Norton Ret 13 0
55 United Kingdom Peter Evans Matchless 13 0
= Italy Benedetto Zambotti Norton 13 0
57 Germany Karl Recktenwald Norton 14 14 0
58 Republic of Ireland George Purvis Matchless 14 Ret 0
59 Italy Giuseppe Dardanello Norton 14 0
= Austria Alfred Worel BSA 14 0
61 Australia Dennis Fry Norton 27 15 Ret 0
62 Italy Emanuele Maugliani Gilera 15 0
= United Kingdom John Simmonds Matchless 15 0
64 United Kingdom Brian Hornby Norton 16 0
= Italy Giuseppe Mantelli Gilera 16 0
= Republic of Ireland Patrick Plunkett Matchless 16 0
67 Austria Ladislaus Richter Norton 17 Ret 0
68 Northern Ireland Tommy Holmes Matchless 17 0
69 Northern Ireland Jimmy Jones Norton 18 0
70 United Kingdom Louis Carr Matchless 19 0
71 United Kingdom Derek Lee Matchless 20 0
72 United Kingdom Douglas Smith AJS 21 0
73 United Kingdom George Bell Norton 22 0
74 United Kingdom Chris Anderson BSA / Norton 24 Ret 0
75 United Kingdom Jimmy Morton Matchless 25 Ret 0
76 United Kingdom Ted Whiteside Matchless 26 0
77 United Kingdom Frank Reynolds Norton 29 0
- New Zealand John Gabites Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
- France Jacques Insermini Norton Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
- New Zealand Hugh Anderson Matchless Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Bob Coulter AJS / Norton Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Robin Fitton Norton Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Harry Grant BSA Ret Ret 0
- Scotland Alistair King Matchless Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Stephen Murray Matchless Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Dan Shorey Norton Ret Ret 0
- Netherlands Joop Vogelzang Norton Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler Moto Guzzi Ret Ret 0
- Sweden Billy Andersson AJS Ret 0
- Austria Rudolf Bergsleithner Norton Ret 0
- Italy Ernesto Brambilla Bianchi Ret 0
- Northern Ireland John Brown Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Jack Bullock Norton Ret 0
- Sweden Agne Carlsson Norton Ret 0
- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Graham Chatterton Norton Ret 0
- Uruguay Horacio Costas Matchless Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Dick Creith Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom James Cripps Norton Ret 0
- Australia Terry Dennehy Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Alan Dugalde Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Don Ellis Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Jack Gow Triumph Ret 0
- Czech Republic Gustav Havel Jawa Ret 0
- Germany Karl Hoppe Norton Ret 0
- Finland Hannu Kuparinen Norton Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Len Ireland Norton Ret 0
- Finland Pentti Lehtelä Norton Ret 0
- Austria Edy Lenz Norton Ret 0
- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Colin Lyster Norton Ret 0
- Argentina Jorge Kissling Matchless Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Mark McCausland Matchless Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Robert McCracken Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Michael McStay Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Ned Minihan Norton Ret 0
- France Albert Montagne Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Billie Nelson Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Eric Oliver AJS Ret 0
- Argentina Juan Carlos Perkins Norton Ret 0
- Sweden Morgan Radberg Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Johnny Rae Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Harold Riley BSA Ret 0
- United Kingdom Bill Robertson AJS Ret 0
- United Kingdom Frank Rutherford Matchless Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Jack Shannon Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Bill Smith Matchless Ret 0
- Switzerland Werner Spinnler Norton Ret 0
- Denmark Vagn Stevnhoved Norton Ret 0
- Finland Veikko Sulasaari Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Brian Taggart AJS Ret 0
- Austria Rudi Thalhammer Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Pete Tomlinson Norton Ret 0
- Netherlands Martinus Van Son Norton Ret 0
- Argentina Raûl Villaveiran Norton Ret 0
- Canada Dave Wildman Matchless Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike MAN
United Kingdom
HOL
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
ULS
Ulster
DDR
East Germany
NAC
Italy
FIN
Finland
ARG
Argentina
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 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 32 4
2 United Kingdom Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 22 1
3 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MV Agusta 20 1
4 Czechoslovakia Frantisek Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 16 0
5 Italy Silvio Grassetti Italy Bianchi 8 0
6 United Kingdom Alan Shepherd United Kingdom AJS / MZ 7 0
7 Czechoslovakia Gustav Havel Czechoslovakia Jawa 7 0
8 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 6 0
9 Canada Mike Duff Canada AJS 5 0
10 United Kingdom Roy Ingram United Kingdom Norton 3 0
= Sweden Sven-Olof Gunnarsson Sweden Norton 3 0
12 United Kingdom Derek Minter United Kingdom Norton 2 0
= Finland Taneli Lepo Finland AJS 2 0
14 New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand AJS 1 0
= United Kingdom Phil Read United Kingdom Norton 1 0
= Soviet Union Nicolaï Sevostianov USSR CKEB C360 1 0
= United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 1 0
= Japan Moto Kitano Japan Honda 1 0

250cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 48 6
2 United Kingdom Bob McIntyre United Kingdom Honda 32 1
3 United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 19 1
4 Australia Tom Phillis Australia Honda 12 0
5 Italy Tarquinio Provini Italy Morini 10 0
6 United Kingdom Derek Minter United Kingdom Honda 8 1
= United Kingdom Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 8 1
8 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 8 0
9 Italy Alberto Pagani Italy Aermacchi 8 0
10 United Kingdom Dan Shorey United Kingdom Bultaco 8 0
11 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MZ 6 0
= Italy Umberto Masetti Italy Morini 6 0
13 West Germany Günter Beer West Germany Adler 6 0
= Japan Moto Kitano Japan Honda 6 0
15 Japan Teisuke Tanaka Japan Honda 4 0
= East Germany Werner Musiol East Germany MZ 4 0
= Argentina Rudolph Kaiser Argentina NSU 4 0
18 Netherlands Cas Swart Netherlands Honda 3 0
= Argentina Jorge Ternengo Argentina Ducati 3 0
20 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Morini 2 0
= United Kingdom Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 2 0
= United Kingdom Campbell Donaghy United Kingdom Ducati 2 0
= Soviet Union Nicolaï Sevostianov USSR CKEB C259 2 0
= Italy Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 2 0
= Uruguay Carlos Marfetan Uruguay Parilla 2 0
26 Belgium Marcel Toussaint Belgium Benelli 1 0
= France Benjamin Savoye France FB-Mondial 1 0
= Belgium Pierrot Vervroegen Belgium Aermacchi 1 0
= West Germany Michael Schneider West Germany NSU 1 0
= United Kingdom Stuart Graham United Kingdom Aermacchi 1 0
= Italy Paolo Campanelli Italy Benelli 1 0
= Argentina Enrique Dietrich Argentina Aermacchi 1 0

125cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 48 6
2 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 38 1
3 United Kingdom Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 30 0
4 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 16 2
5 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom EMC 12 0
6 Japan Teisuke Tanaka Japan Honda 11 1
7 New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 11 1
8 East Germany Hans Fischer East Germany MZ 7 0
9 Argentina Raúl Kissling Argentina DKW 6 0
10 South Africa Paddy Driver South Africa EMC 6 0
11 West Germany Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 5 0
12 United Kingdom Rex Avery United Kingdom EMC 5 0
13 Australia Tom Phillis Australia Honda 4 0
= United Kingdom Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 4 0
= Japan Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 4 0
16 United Kingdom Derek Minter United Kingdom Honda 3 0
= United Kingdom Bob McIntyre United Kingdom Honda 3 0
= Argentina Limburg Moreira Argentina Bultaco 3 0
19 Gibraltar John Grace Gibraltar Bultaco 2 0
= East Germany Klaus Enderlein East Germany MZ 2 0
= Italy Alberto Pagani Italy Honda 2 0
= United Kingdom Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 2 0
= Argentina Marzillo Chizzini Argentina Bultaco 2 0
24 Italy Francesco Villa Italy FB-Mondial 1 0
= Argentina Jorge Kissling Argentina Bultaco 1 0
= Czechoslovakia Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia ČZ 1 0
= Italy Giuseppe Visenzi Italy Ducati 1 0
= East Germany Werner Musiol East Germany MZ 1 0
= Finland Jukka Petäjä Finland MZ 1 0
= Argentina Pedro Rosenthal Argentina Tohatsu 1 0

50cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 West Germany Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 41 4
2 West Germany Hans-Georg Anscheidt West Germany Kreidler 36 2
3 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 29 1
4 Netherlands Jan Huberts Netherlands Kreidler 29 2
5 Japan Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 23 0
6 United Kingdom Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 17 0
7 New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 16 1
8 Japan Seichi Suzuki Japan Suzuki 10 0
9 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 7 0
10 Spain José Busquets Spain Derbi 6 0
11 West Germany Wolfgang Gedlich West Germany Kreidler 6 0
12 Japan Isao Morishita Japan Suzuki 2 0
= Japan Teisuke Tanaka Japan Honda 2 0
14 Japan Michio Ichino Japan Suzuki 2 0
15 United Kingdom Dan Shorey United Kingdom Kreidler 1 0
= West Germany Günter Beer West Germany Kreidler 1 0

References[edit]