Helmut Fath

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Helmut Fath
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Helmut Fath wearing the race winner's garland
Nationality German
Born (1929-05-24)24 May 1929
Ursenbach, Germany
Died 19 June 1993(1993-06-19) (aged 64)
Heidelberg, Germany
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1956 - 1969
First race 1956 Belgian Sidecar Grand Prix
Last race 1969 Belgian Grand Prix[1]
First win 1960 French Sidecar Grand Prix
Last win 1969 Belgian Sidecar Grand Prix
Team(s) BMW URS
Championships 2 (1960, 1968)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
11 N/A N/A
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 6 (1958 - 1969)
TT wins 1
First TT win 1960 Sidecar TT
Last TT win 1960 Sidecar TT
Podiums 2

Helmut Fath (24 May 1929, Ursenbach – 19 June 1993, Heidelberg)[2] was a German sidecar racer and engineer. He won the Sidecar World Championship in 1960 and 1968.[3] His early racing was on BMW R50 sidecars with a chassis of his own design, but after a bad accident in 1961 took time off only to return with his own design URS four-cylinder machine and win the title in 1968.[4] The URS engine was also used in solo competition as well as powering Horst Owesle/Peter Rutterford to the 1971 World Sidecar Championship.[5]


  1. ^ "Helmut Fath". Motorsportstatistik.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Helmut Fath memorial". Find a grave. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Helmut Fath - Competitors - The official Isle of Man TT website". Iomtt.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ "FIM Sidecar World Championships". Superside.com. 2009. Archived from the original on 26 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Motor Racing Circuits Database". Theracingline.net. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Walter Schneider
with Hans Strauß
World Sidecar Champion
with Alfred Wohlgemuth

Succeeded by
Max Deubel
with Emil Hörner
Preceded by
Klaus Enders
with Ralf Engelhardt
World Sidecar Champion
with Wolfgang Kalauch

Succeeded by
Klaus Enders
with Ralf Engelhardt