Ginger Molloy

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Ginger Molloy
NationalityNew Zealand
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1965 - 1970
First race1965 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last race1970 500cc Spanish Grand Prix
First win1966 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last win1966 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Team(s)Bultaco
Championships0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
40 1 13 N/A N/A 194

Ginger Molloy (born 25 December 1937) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from New Zealand. He competed from 1965 to 1970 in the Grand Prix world championship. He won his only world championship race in the 250cc class at the 1966 250cc Ulster Grand Prix, riding a Bultaco. His best season was in 1970 when he finished second to Giacomo Agostini in the 500cc world championship.[1]

Growing up in Huntly, Molloy played rugby league for Huntly United alongside fellow future motorcycle champion Hugh Anderson.[2] Molloy represented New Zealand schoolboys in rugby league before travelling to Europe in 1963.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing 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 bold indicate pole position; 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
1965 125cc Bultaco USA
-
GER
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
6
JPN
-
1 24th 0
250cc Bultaco USA
-
GER
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
6
FIN
-
NAT
4
JPN
-
4 20th 0
1966 250cc Bultaco ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
1
IOM
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
8 10th 1
1967 125cc Bultaco ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
6
NAT
-
CAN
-
JPN
-
1 28th 0
250cc Bultaco ESP
4
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
6
BEL
5
DDR
5
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
6
CAN
-
JPN
-
9 7th 0
1968 125cc Bultaco GER
-
ESP
2
IOM
-
NED
2
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
4
NAT
-
15 3rd 0
250cc Bultaco GER
2
ESP
3
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
5
CZE
6
FIN
4
ULS
4
NAT
-
19 5th 0
350cc Bultaco GER
4
IOM
-
NED
2
DDR
4
CZE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
12 5th 0
1969 125cc Bultaco ESP
7
GER
-
FRA
3
IOM
-
NED
4
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
8
FIN
-
NAT
7
YUG
-
29 6th 0
350cc Bultaco ESP
4
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
10
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
8
YUG
-
12 16th 0
500cc Bultaco ESP
3
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
YUG
-
10 26th 0
1970 250cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
2
12 19th 0
500cc Kawasaki GER
5
FRA
2
YUG
7
IOM
-
NED
4
BEL
16
DDR
15
FIN
2
ULS
2
NAT
6
ESP
2
62 2nd 0

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