1963 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1963 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1963 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 15th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of twelve Grand Prix races in six classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 50cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 5 May, with Spanish Grand Prix and ended with Japanese Grand Prix on 10 November.

1963 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 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Italy Tarquinio Provini Germany Deubel / Hörner Report
2 26 May West Germany West German Grand Prix Hockenheimring New Zealand Hugh Anderson West Germany Ernst Degner Italy Tarquinio Provini Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Switzerland Camathias / Herzig Report
3 2 June France French Grand Prix Charade Circuit West Germany Hans-Georg Anscheidt New Zealand Hugh Anderson Report
4 12 June United Kingdom Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain Japan Mitsuo Itoh New Zealand Hugh Anderson Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Switzerland Camathias / Herzig Report
5 29 June Netherlands Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen West Germany Ernst Degner New Zealand Hugh Anderson Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman United Kingdom John Hartle Germany Deubel / Hörner Report
6 7 July Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Japan Isao Morishita Austria Bert Schneider Japan Fumio Ito United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Switzerland United Kingdom Scheidegger / Robinson Report
7 10 August Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Circuit New Zealand Hugh Anderson Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Report
8 18 August East Germany East German Grand Prix Sachsenring New Zealand Hugh Anderson United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Report
9 1 September Finland Finnish Grand Prix Tampere Circuit West Germany Hans-Georg Anscheidt New Zealand Hugh Anderson United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Report
10 15 September Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Switzerland Luigi Taveri Italy Tarquinio Provini Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Report
11 6 October Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires New Zealand Hugh Anderson Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Italy Tarquinio Provini United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Report
12 10 November Japan Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit Switzerland Luigi Taveri United Kingdom Frank Perris Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Report

† Non-championship race.

Standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. Only the best of five races were counted in 50cc, 350cc and 500cc championships, best of seven in 125cc and best of six in 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[edit]

Pos Rider Bike MAN
United Kingdom
HOL
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
ULS
Ulster
DDR
East Germany
FIN
Finland
NAC
Italy
ARG
Argentina
Pts
1 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood MV Agusta 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 40 (56)
2 United Kingdom Alan Shepherd Matchless Ret 3 3 4 3 2 Ret 21
3 United Kingdom John Hartle Gilera 2 1 2 Ret Ret 20
4 United Kingdom Phil Read Gilera 3 2 2 Ret Ret 16
5 United Kingdom Fred Stevens Norton 6 5 4 7 4 3 13
6 Canada Mike Duff Matchless 4 6 4 3 11
7 United Kingdom Derek Minter Gilera 3 2 Ret 10
8 Australia Jack Findlay Matchless Ret Ret 9 Ret 5 2 8
9 Argentina Jorge Kissling Norton 2 6
10 Australia Jack Ahearn Norton 9 4 5 Ret Ret 5
11 Argentina Benedicto Caldarella Matchless 3 4
12 United Kingdom Bill Smith Matchless / Norton 8 4 3
13 Argentina Victorio Minguzzi Matchless 4 3
14 United Kingdom Syd Mizen Norton / Matchless 13 8 7 Ret 5 2
15 Austria Ladislaus Richter Norton Ret Ret 5 2
16 United Kingdom Joe Dunphy Norton 5 8 2
17 Northern Ireland Ralph Bryans Norton 5 2
= Argentina Fabián Villaverlran Norton 5 2
19 Soviet Union Nikolai Sevostianov CKB 12 Ret 6 1
20 Sweden Sven-Olof Gunnarsson Norton 14 6 Ret Ret 1
21 Switzerland Gyula Marsovszky Matchless Ret 6 Ret 1
22 Uruguay Horacio Costas Norton 6 1
= United Kingdom Vernon Cottle Norton 6 1
= Italy Vasco Loro Norton 6 1
25 Australia Raymond Shaw Matchless 32 10 7 0
26 New Zealand Morry Low Matchless 12 7 Ret 0
27 South Africa Ian Burne Norton 21 Ret 7 0
28 Finland Anssi Resko Matchless Ret 7 0
= South Africa Paddy Driver Matchless 7 Ret 0
30 United Kingdom Dan Shorey Matchless Ret 11 8 Ret 0
31 United Kingdom Roy Ingram Norton 8 Ret Ret 0
32 Switzerland Othmar Drixl Norton 8 0
= Finland Hannu Kuparinen Norton 8 0
34 Northern Ireland Billy McCosh Matchless 19 9 0
35 Germany Walter Scheimann Norton Ret 9 Ret 0
36 Sweden Bo Granath Matchless Ret 9 0
37 Hungary György Kurucz Norton 9 0
= Italy Alberto Picca Gilera 9 0
39 United Kingdom Ellis Boyce Norton 10 13 0
40 United Kingdom Roy Robinson Norton 17 10 0
= United Kingdom Derek Woodman Matchless 17 10 0
42 New Zealand Ginger Molloy Matchless 10 0
= Finland Tauno Nurmi Norton 10 0
= Italy Renzo Rossi Norton 10 0
45 Northern Ireland Dick Creith Norton 11 0
= Germany Karl Recktenwald Norton 11 0
= United Kingdom Brian Setchell Norton 11 0
= Finland Antero Ventoniemi Norton 11 0
49 Germany Lothar John Norton Ret 12 0
50 United Kingdom Stuart Graham Matchless 12 0
51 Australia Ron Robinson Norton 33 13 0
52 Republic of Ireland John Somers Norton 13 0
53 United Kingdom Alf Shaw Norton 26 14 0
54 Netherlands Joop Vogelzang Norton Ret 14 0
55 United Kingdom Michael McStay Norton 15 0
= Northern Ireland Tommy Holmes Matchless 15 0
57 Germany Ronald Föll Matchless 16 Ret Ret Ret 0
58 Northern Ireland Patsy McGarrity Matchless 16 0
= Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Jüri Randla CKB 16 0
60 Northern Ireland Jimmy Jones Norton 17 0
61 Belgium Raymond Bogaerdt Norton 18 0
= United Kingdom Louis Carr Matchless 18 0
= Northern Ireland Rollie Stallard Norton 18 0
64 Northern Ireland John Brown Norton 19 0
65 United Kingdom Derek Llee Matchless 20 0
= Northern Ireland John Meneely Norton 20 0
67 United Kingdom Pete Bettison Norton 22 0
68 United Kingdom Billie Nelson Norton 23 0
69 United Kingdom Peter Evans Norton 24 0
70 United Kingdom Martyn Hayward Matchless 25 0
71 United Kingdom Brian Walmsley Norton 27 0
72 South Africa Bernie Marrier Norton 28 0
73 United Kingdom John Simmonds Matchless 29 0
74 United Kingdom Bob Ritchie Norton 30 0
75 United Kingdom Don Ellis Matchless 31 0
76 United Kingdom Jimmy Morton Matchless 34 0
77 United Kingdom Colin Cross Norton 35 0
78 United Kingdom Tony Heaton Norton 36 0
79 New Zealand Graham Dickson Matchless 37 0
80 United States Stan Brassley Norton 38 0
81 United States Robert Knott Norton 39 0
82 New Zealand Bill Wetzel Matchless 40 0
83 United Kingdom Albert Moule Norton 41 0
- France Philippe Canoui Norton Ret Ret 0
- Australia Dennis Fry Norton Ret Ret 0
- Austria Edy Lenz Norton Ret Ret 0
- Czech Republic Frantisek Stastny Jawa Ret Ret 0
- Finland Veikko Sulasaari Norton Ret Ret 0
- Switzerland Ernst Weiss Norton Ret Ret 0
- United Kingdom Dennis Ainsworth Matchless Ret 0
- Sweden Billy Andersson Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Monty Buxton Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Roly Capner BSA Ret 0
- United Kingdom Brian Carr Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Chris Conn Norton Ret 0
- Northern Ireland John Courtney Norton Ret 0
- Italy Giuseppe Dardanello Norton Ret 0
- Italy Antonio de Simone Rudge Ret 0
- United Kingdom Brian Dennis BSA Ret 0
- United Kingdom Alan Dugdale Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Anthony Fisher Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Jack Gow Triton Ret 0
- Canada Don Haddow Matchless Ret 0
- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Alan Harris Velocette Ret 0
- Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Endel Kiisa CKB Ret 0
- Finland Pentti Lehtelä Norton Ret 0
- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Colin Lyster Norton Ret 0
- Italy Emanuele Maugliani Gilera Ret 0
- Italy Pietro Mencaglia Norton Ret 0
- Belgium Raphaël Orinel Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Peter Preston Norton Ret 0
- Italy Tarquinio Provini Moto Morini Ret 0
- Northern Ireland George Purvis Matchless Ret 0
- United Kingdom Johnnie Rae Norton Ret 0
- United Kingdom Frank Reynolds Norton Ret 0
- United States William Sharp BSA Ret 0
- United Kingdom Jack Simpson Matchless Ret 0
- Denmark Vagn Stevnhoved Matchless Ret 0
- Austria Rudi Thalhammer Norton Ret 0
- Italy Angelo Tenconi Moto Guzzi Ret 0
- Northern Ireland Ray Turkington Norton Ret 0
- Italy Remo Venturi Bianchi Ret 0
- United Kingdom Tom Walker Norton Ret 0
- Italy Benedetto Zambotti Norton Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike MAN
United Kingdom
HOL
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
ULS
Ulster
DDR
East Germany
FIN
Finland
NAC
Italy
ARG
Argentina
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 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 32 5
2 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MV Agusta 28 2
3 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 16 0
4 Czechoslovakia Frantisek Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 7 0
5 Czechoslovakia Gustav Havel Czechoslovakia Jawa 7 0
6 Italy Remo Venturi Italy Bianchi 6 0
= United Kingdom John Hartle United Kingdom Gilera 6 0
= United Kingdom Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 6 0
9 Soviet Union Nicolaï Sevostianov USSR CKEB C360 5 0
10 Canada Mike Duff Canada AJS 5 0
11 United Kingdom Phil Read United Kingdom Gilera 4 0
= Sweden Sven-Olof Gunnarsson Sweden Norton 4 0
= United Kingdom Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 4 0
14 Australia Jack Ahearn Australia Norton 4 0
15 United Kingdom Fred Stevens United Kingdom Norton 4 0
16 United Kingdom Sid Mizen United Kingdom AJS 3 0
= Czechoslovakia Pavel Slavícek Czechoslovakia Jawa 3 0
18 Italy Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 2 0
= United Kingdom Dan Shorey United Kingdom AJS 2 0
20 United Kingdom Len Ireland United Kingdom Norton 1 0
= Finland Veikko Sulasaari Finland Norton 1 0

250cc Standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 44 4
2 Italy Tarquinio Provini Italy Morini 42 4
3 Japan Fumio Ito Japan Yamaha 26 1
4 United Kingdom Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 20 0
5 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 13 0
6 United Kingdom Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 11 0
7 Japan Yoshikazu Sunako Japan Yamaha 9 0
8 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom MZ 8 1
9 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 7 0
10 United Kingdom Bill Smith United Kingdom Honda 4 0
= Italy Umberto Masetti Italy Moto Morini 4 0
= United Kingdom Phil Read United Kingdom Yamaha 4 0
13 Czechoslovakia Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia CZ 4 0
14 Italy Silvio Grassetti Italy Benelli 3 0
= Japan Hiroshi Hasegawa Japan Yamaha 3 0
= Hungary László Szabó Hungary MZ 3 0
= Argentina Raúl Kissling Argentina NSU 3 0
18 Australia Jack Findlay Australia FB-Mondial 2 0
= Argentina Ivan Schumann Argentina NSU 2 0
20 Italy Gilberto Milani Italy Aermacchi 1 0
= United Kingdom John Kidson United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 1 0
= Netherlands Cas Swart Netherlands Honda 1 0
= United Kingdom Chris Anderson United Kingdom Aermacchi 1 0
= Uruguay Carlos Marfetan Uruguay Parilla 1 0
= Japan Isamu Kasuya Japan Honda 1 0

125cc Standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 54 6
2 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 38 2
3 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 35 1
4 United Kingdom Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 24 1
5 Austria Bert Schneider Austria Suzuki 23 1
6 West Germany Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 17 1
7 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 14 0
8 United Kingdom Alan Shepherd United Kingdom MZ 11 0
9 United Kingdom Tommy Robb United Kingdom Honda 11 0
10 Hungary László Szabó Hungary MZ 7 0
11 Argentina Héctor Pochettino Argentina Bultaco 6 0
12 Italy Giuseppe Visenzi Italy Honda 6 0
13 Argentina Aldo Caldarella Argentina Bultaco 4 0
14 United Kingdom Peter Inchley United Kingdom EMC 3 0
= Argentina Alberto Gómez Argentina Zanella 3 0
16 Canada Mike Duff Canada Bultaco / MZ 3 0
17 Spain Francisco González Spain Bultaco 2 0
= Gibraltar John Grace Gibraltar Bultaco 2 0
= Argentina Juan Carlos Salatino Argentina Zanella 2 0
20 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Bultaco 1 0
= East Germany Werner Musiol East Germany MZ 1 0
= United Kingdom Gary Dickinson United Kingdom Honda 1 0
= Czechoslovakia Stanislav Malina Czechoslovakia ČZ 1 0
= Argentina Horacio Maffia Argentina Ducati 1 0
= Japan Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 1 0

50cc Standings[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 34 2
2 West Germany Hans-Georg Anscheidt West Germany Kreidler 32 3
3 West Germany Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 30 1
4 Japan Isao Morishita Japan Suzuki 23 1
5 Japan Mitsuo Itoh Japan Suzuki 20 1
6 Japan Michio Ichino Japan Suzuki 14 0
7 Italy Alberto Pagani Italy Kreidler 9 0
8 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 8 1
9 Spain José Busquets Spain Derbi 7 0
10 Japan Shunkishi Masuda Japan Suzuki 4 0
11 Argentina Raúl Kissling Argentina Kreidler 3 0
12 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Kreidler 3 0
13 Argentina Karaber Samardjian Argentina Suzuki 2 0
= Japan Sadao Shimazaki Japan Honda 2 0
15 Spain Juan García Spain Ducson 1 0
= United Kingdom Ian Plumridge United Kingdom Honda 1 0
= Finland Matti Salonen Finland Prykija 1 0
= Uruguay Gastón Biscia Uruguay Suzuki 1 0

References[edit]