František Šťastný

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František Šťastný
Nationality Czechoslovakia
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19571969
First race 1957 250cc Isle of Man Lightweight TT
Last race 1969 350cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix
First win 1961 350cc German Grand Prix
Last win 1966 500cc East German Grand Prix
Team(s) Jawa
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
51 4 20 0 1 183

František ("Franta") Šťastný (12 November 1927 – 8 April 2000) was a Czech Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

He started his sports career as bicycle racer. In 1948 he competed in the Peace Race. He competed in his first motorcycle race in 1947 on a DKW motorcycle. In 1952 he competed in the Czechoslovak Grand Prix with a used Norton motorcycle, finishing 7th. In 1953 he became a member of the Jawa factory racing team. He was the Czechoslovakian motorcycle champion five times (500cc in 1956, 350cc in 1958, 350cc in 1959, 250 cc in 1960, 350 cc in 1965). He won Czechoslovakian Grand Prix eight times (1954 250 cc, 1956 350 cc, 1958 350 cc, 1959 350 cc, 1960 250 cc and 350 cc, 1961 350 cc, 1962 500 cc).

In 1957 he competed in his first Grand Prix world championship race. His most successful season was 1961 in the 350cc class – he participated in 5 races and won twice (German Grand Prix and Swedish Grand Prix), gaining 3rd place twice and finishing the season with 26 points, second overall behind Gary Hocking.[1] He was also multi-time competitor in the Isle of Man TT, with best results in 1962 and 1963 in 350cc class.[2]

After end of active sport career he was a sportscaster for Czechoslovak Television

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[edit]

Points system from 1950 to 1968:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1969 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points Rank Wins
1957 250cc Jawa GER
-
IOM
12
NED
5
BEL
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
2 16th 0
1960 350cc Jawa FRA
2
IOM
-
NED
-
ULS
-
NAT
2
12 4th 0
1961 250cc Jawa ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
5
BEL
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
NAT
5
SWE
5
ARG
-
6 10th 0
350cc Jawa GER
1
IOM
5
NED
3
DDR
-
ULS
3
NAT
-
SWE
1
26 2nd 2
1962 350cc Jawa IOM
3
NED
4
ULS
2
DDR
-
NAT
4
FIN
-
16 4th 0
500cc Jawa IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
DDR
4
NAT
-
FIN
3
ARG
-
7 7th 0
1963 350cc Jawa GER
-
IOM
3
NED
4
ULS
-
DDR
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
7 4th 0
500cc Jawa IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
DDR
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
ARG
-
0 0
1964 350cc Jawa IOM
NC
NED
-
GER
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 0
1965 250cc Jawa USA
-
GER
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
5
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
4
CZE
6
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
5
JPN
-
8 11th 0
350cc Jawa GER
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
4
CZE
-
ULS
1
FIN
-
NAT
4
JPN
-
14 5th 0
500cc Jawa USA
-
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
6
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
3
5 10th 0
1966 250cc Jawa ESP
-
GER
5
FRA
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
6
CZE
6
FIN
3
ULS
-
IOM
4
NAT
-
JPN
-
11 8th 0
350cc Jawa GER
-
FRA
-
NED
6
DDR
2
CZE
4
FIN
6
ULS
-
IOM
9
NAT
5
JPN
-
13 4th 0
500cc Jawa GER
-
NED
3
BEL
-
DDR
1
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
3
IOM
6
NAT
-
17 4th 1
1968 350cc Jawa GER
-
IOM
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
3
ULS
4
NAT
6
8 7th 0
1969 250cc Jawa ESP
-
GER
10
FRA
-
IOM
8
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
10
NAT
-
YUG
-
5 32nd 0
350cc Jawa ESP
-
GER
3
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
5
NAT
-
YUG
3
26 9th 0

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