Hugh Anderson (motorcyclist)

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Hugh Anderson
Nationality New Zealander
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1960-1966
First race1960 350cc Isle of Man TT
Last race1966 50cc Japanese Grand Prix
First win1962 50cc Argentine Grand Prix
Last win1965 125cc Japanese Grand Prix
Team(s)Suzuki
Championships50 cc - 1963, 1964
125 cc - 1963, 1965
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
68 24 48 0 21
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested7 (1960 - 1966)
TT wins2
First TT win1963 Lightweight 125 TT
Last TT win1964 Ultra-Lightweight TT
Podiums6

Hugh Robertson Anderson, MBE (born 18 January 1936 in New Zealand), is a four-time Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion and a 19-time New Zealand national champion. He is also a two-time Isle of Man TT winner.[1][2]

Motorcycle racing career[edit]

Growing up in Huntly, Anderson played rugby league for Huntly United alongside fellow future motorcycle champion Ginger Molloy.[3]

He joined the Suzuki factory racing team in 1961, racing the factory's 50cc, 125cc and occasionally 250cc racers. During his team membership, Anderson was double World Champion (50cc and 125cc) in 1963 and retained his 50cc World Title the following year. In 1965, he was crowned 125cc World Championship on his factory Suzuki. Anderson's last race for the Suzuki factory was at the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix at Fisco in October 1966.[4]

In the 1994 Queen's Birthday Honours, Anderson was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to motor sport.[5] In 1995 he was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[edit]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 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
1960 350cc AJS FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
ULS
3
NAT
6
5 7th 0
500cc Norton FRA
7
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0
1961 250cc Suzuki ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
10
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
SWE
-
ARG
-
0 - 0
350cc Norton GER
-
IOM
7
NED
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
NAT
NC
SWE
-
0 - 0
500cc Norton GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
SWE
-
ARG
-
0 - 0
1962 50cc Suzuki ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
DDR
3
NAT
4
FIN
6
ARG
1
16 7th 1
125cc Suzuki ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
NC
ULS
NC
DDR
-
NAT
-
FIN
-
ARG
NC
0 - 0
350cc AJS IOM
-
NED
6
ULS
-
DDR
-
NAT
-
FIN
-
1 14th 0
500cc Matchless IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
DDR
-
NAT
-
FIN
-
ARG
-
0 - 0
1963 50cc Suzuki ESP
2
GER
1
FRA
-
IOM
2
NED
2
BEL
4
FIN
3
ARG
1
JPN
2
34 1st 2
125cc Suzuki ESP
-
GER
2
FRA
1
IOM
1
NED
1
BEL
2
ULS
1
DDR
1
FIN
1
NAT
-
ARG
-
JPN
5
54 1st 6
1964 50cc Suzuki USA
1
ESP
2
FRA
1
IOM
1
NED
-
BEL
3
GER
-
FIN
1
JPN
-
38 1st 4
125cc Suzuki USA
1
ESP
5
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
5
GER
-
DDR
1
ULS
1
FIN
-
NAT
2
JPN
-
34 3rd 3
250cc Suzuki USA
-
ESP
NC
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
1965 50cc Suzuki USA
2
GER
3
ESP
1
FRA
6
IOM
2
NED
2
BEL
2
JPN
-
32 3rd 1
125cc Suzuki USA
1
GER
1
ESP
1
FRA
1
IOM
5
NED
3
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
FIN
1
NAT
1
JPN
1
56 1st 7
1966 50cc Suzuki ESP
4
GER
3
NED
3
IOM
3
NAT
4
JPN
3
16 4th 0
125cc Suzuki ESP
-
GER
-
NED
4
DDR
-
CZE
4
FIN
4
ULS
5
IOM
3
NAT
-
JPN
-
15 5th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugh Anderson career statistics at MotoGP.com
  2. ^ Hugh Anderson Isle of Man career results
  3. ^ Huntly duo paved the way New Zealand Herald, 6 February 2011
  4. ^ TEAM SUZUKI by Ray Battersby (2008) Parker House Publishing ISBN 0-9796891-5-5
  5. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 53697, 10 June 1994. Retrieved 11 January 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Anderson, Hugh (2014). Being there: an autobiography by arguably the most successful all round international rider in the history of New Zealand motorcycling. Hamilton, New Zealand: self-published. ISBN 978-0-473-29994-1.

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