1959 Isle of Man TT

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The 1959 Isle of Man TT, the second round of the 1959 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, involved races on both the Mountain Course and the Clypse Course on the Isle of Man. John Surtees won the Senior race with a time of 3:00.13.4, adding to his earlier victory in the Junior race. Tarquinio Provini won both the Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight categories, while Walter Schneider and H.Strauss won the sidecar event.

1959 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standings[edit]

7 Laps (264.11 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom John Surtees Britain MV Agusta 95.38 mph 2:46.08.0 8
2 United Kingdom John Hartle Britain MV Agusta 93.65 mph 2:49.12.2 6
3 United Kingdom Alistair King Britain Norton 93.56 mph 2:49.22.6 4
4 United Kingdom Geoff Duke Britain Norton 93.10 mph 2:50.12.4 3
5 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Britain Norton 92.67 mph 2:50.59.6 2
6 United Kingdom Dave Chadwick Britain Norton 92.51 mph 2:51.17.6 1

1959 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standings[edit]

10 Laps (107.90 miles) Clypse Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 Italy Tarquinio Provini Italy MV Agusta 77.77 mph 1:23.15.8 8
2 Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 77.76 mph 1:23.16.2 6
3 United Kingdom Dave Chadwick Britain MV Agusta 74.52 mph 1:26.52.4 4
4 United Kingdom Tommy Robb Britain GMS 73.60 mph 1:27.57.0 3
5 West Germany Horst Kassner Germany NSU 72.18 mph 1:29.43.0 2
6 Austria Rudi Thalhammer Austria NSU 72.07 mph 1:29.49.6 1

1959 Isle of Man Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc final standings[edit]

10 Laps (107.90 miles) Clypse Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 Italy Tarquinio Provini Italy MV Agusta 74.06 mph 1:27.52.2 8
2 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland MZ 73.95 mph 1:27.32.6 6
3 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Britain Ducati 72.15 mph 1:29.44.0 4
4 East Germany Horst Fügner Germany MZ 71.91 mph 1:30.11.6 3
5 Italy Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 71.20 mph 1:30.56.6 2
6 Japan Naomi Taniguchi Japan Honda 68.29 mph 1:34.48.0 1

1959 Sidecar TT final standings[edit]

10 Laps (107.90 miles) Clypse Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 West Germany Walter Schneider/H.Strauss 3 Germany BMW 72.69 mph 1:29.03.8 8
2 Switzerland Florian Camathias/H.Cecco 9 Switzerland BMW 71.05 mph 1:31.06.8 6
3 Switzerland Fritz Scheidegger/H.Burkhardt 25 Switzerland BMW 69.42 mph 1:33.16.2 4
4 West Germany Helmut Fath/A.Wohlgemuth 5 Germany BMW 68.95 mph 1:33.51.0 3
5 West Germany Edgar Strub/R Mick Woolett 17 Germany BMW 67.31 mph 1:36.12.2 2
6 United Kingdom Owen Greenwood/Terry Fairbrother 28 Britain Norton 66.56 mph 1:37.15.8 1

1959 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standings[edit]

7 Laps (274.11 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom John Surtees Britain MV Agusta 87.94 mph 3:00.13.4 8
2 United Kingdom Alistair King Britain Norton 85.50 mph 3:05.21.0 6
3 Australia Bob Brown Australia Norton 83.00 mph 3:10.56.4 4
4 United Kingdom Derek T.Powell Britain Matchless 82.87 mph 3:11.14.2 3
5 United Kingdom Bob McIntyre Britain Norton 82.34 mph 3:12.27.8 2
6 South Africa Paddy Driver South Africa Norton 81.34 mph 3:14.55.4 1

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