1955 German motorcycle Grand Prix

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West Germany  1955 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 8 races in the
1955 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Nürburgring-1927-Nordschleife.svg
Date26 June 1955
LocationNürburgring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 22.810 km (14.173 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera
Time 10:23.3
Podium
First United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera
Second West Germany Walter Zeller BMW
Third Italy Carlo Bandirola MV Agusta
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi
Time 10:35.0
Podium
First United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi
Second West Germany August Hobl DKW
Third United Kingdom John Surtees Mondial
250 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Hermann Paul Müller NSU
Time 10:56.7
Podium
First West Germany Hermann Paul Müller NSU
Second West Germany Wolfgang Brandt NSU
Third United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi
125 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Time 12:18.2
Podium
First Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Second Switzerland Luigi Taveri MV Agusta
Third Italy Remo Venturi MV Agusta
Sidecar (B2A)
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Willi Faust BMW
Time 11:37.0
Podium
First West Germany Willi Faust BMW
Second West Germany Wilhelm Noll BMW
Third West Germany Walter Schneider BMW

The 1955 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 1955 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 26 June 1955 at the Nürburgring circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera 9 1:34:06.1 8
2 West Germany Walter Zeller BMW 9 +24.3 6
3 Italy Carlo Bandirola MV Agusta 9 +3:28.9 4
4 Italy Umberto Masetti MV Agusta 3
5 Italy Giuseppe Colnago Gilera 2
6 Australia Jack Ahearn Norton 1
7 West Germany Hans-Günter Jäger Norton
8 Sweden Sven Andersson Norton
9 Sweden Kuno Johansson Matchless
10 West Germany Ernst Hiller Matchless
11 United Kingdom Bob Matthews Norton
12 East Germany Hans-Joachim Scheel Norton
13 H. Schreiber Norton
14 United Kingdom Phil Heath Norton
15 H. Scheifel Norton
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350 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 7 1:14:52.1 8
2 West Germany August Hobl DKW 7 +13.0 6
3 United Kingdom John Surtees Norton 7 +16.3 4
4 United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi 3
5 Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi 2
6 West Germany Karl Hofmann DKW 1
7 West Germany Siegfried Wünsche DKW
8 Italy Carlo Bandirola MV Agusta
9 Australia Keith Campbell Norton
10 Australia Jack Ahearn Norton
11 New Zealand Peter Murphy AJS
12 New Zealand Bill Aislabie AJS
13 West Germany Helmut Hallmeier NSU
14 G. Bodmer DKW
15 H. Hötzer AJS
16 United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler AJS
17 Australia Bob Brown AJS
18 K. Bähr Horex
19 West Germany Günther Borgesdiek Norton
20 West Germany Bruno Böhrer Parilla
21 United Kingdom Eric Houseley AJS
22 H. Kauret AJS
23 A. Huber AJS
24 West Germany Werner Mazanec AJS
25 West Germany Rudi Stein AJS
[1]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 West Germany Hermann Paul Müller NSU 6 1:06:19.6 8
2 West Germany Wolfgang Brandt NSU 6 +1:02.0 6
3 United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi 6 +1:05.7 4
4 Switzerland Luigi Taveri MV Agusta 3
5 United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler Moto Guzzi 2
6 West Germany Helmut Hallmeier NSU 1
7 Italy Roberto Colombo Moto Guzzi
8 West Germany Fritz Kläger NSU
9 West Germany Roland Heck NSU
10 West Germany Karl-Julius Holthaus NSU
11 West Germany Horst Kassner NSU
12 West Germany Rudi Stein NSU
13 Switzerland Florian Camathias NSU
14 West Germany Rudi Meier NSU
15 East Germany Hans-Joachim Scheel AWO
16 West Germany Siegfried Lohmann Adler
17 West Germany Ludwig Malchus NSU
18 United Kingdom Basil Keys Norton
19 W. Kesberg NSU
[1]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta 5 1:01:56.5 8
2 Switzerland Luigi Taveri MV Agusta 5 +0.8 6
3 Italy Remo Venturi MV Agusta 5 +1.6 4
4 West Germany Karl Lottes MV Agusta 3
5 East Germany Bernhard Petruschke IFA 2
6 East Germany Erhart Krumpholz IFA 1
7 West Germany H. Bähr MV Agusta
8 West Germany Willi Scheidhauer MV Agusta
9 Austria Werner Funk MV Agusta
10 Netherlands Gerrit Dupont MV Agusta
11 West Germany Erich Wünsche MV Agusta
[1]

Sidecar classification[edit]

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 West Germany Willi Faust West Germany Karl Remmert BMW 5 58:33.8 8
2 West Germany Wilhelm Noll West Germany Fritz Cron BMW 5 +1:03.7 6
3 West Germany Walter Schneider West Germany Manfred Grunwald BMW 5 +1:52.0 4
4 France Jacques Drion West Germany Inge Stoll Norton 3
5 Australia Bob Mitchell Australia Max George Norton 2
6 France Jean Murit Morocco Francis Flahaut Norton 1
7 West Germany Helmut Fath West Germany Emil Ohr BMW
8 West Germany Willy Mäder West Germany Erich Schöttle Norton
9 West Germany Fritz Seeber West Germany Franz Heiss BMW
10 Belgium Marcel Masuy  ? Norton
11 East Germany Fritz Bagge  ? Norton
12 West Germany Friedrich Staschel East Germany Edgar Perduss BMW
13 West Germany Loni Neussner  ? Norton
14 V. Tongratz  ? Norton
15 T. Gobel  ? Norton
16 W. Nowak  ? Norton
17 Switzerland Hans Haldemann Switzerland Herbert Läderach Norton
[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1956. Temple Press Ltd. p. 174.


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