1956_Grand_Prix_motorcycle_racing_season

1956 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

The 1956 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the eighth competitive motorcycle season, with six Grands Prix and 4 classes, 500cc, 350cc, 250cc and 125cc.

Grands Prix

Round Grand Prix Circuit 125 winner 250 winner 350 winner 500 winner Report
1 Isle of Man TT Isle of Man Carlo Ubbiali Carlo Ubbiali Ken Kavanagh John Surtees Report
2 Dutch TT Assen Carlo Ubbiali Carlo Ubbiali Bill Lomas John Surtees Report
3 Belgian Grand Prix Spa Carlo Ubbiali Carlo Ubbiali John Surtees John Surtees Report
4 German Grand Prix Solitude Romolo Ferri Carlo Ubbiali Bill Lomas Reg Armstrong Report
5 Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod Carlo Ubbiali Luigi Taveri Bill Lomas John Hartle Report
6 Nations Grand Prix Monza Carlo Ubbiali Carlo Ubbiali Libero Liberati Geoff Duke Report

Championship Standings

500cc Standings

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 John Surtees United Kingdom MV Agusta 24 3
2 Walter Zeller Germany BMW 16 0
3 John Hartle United Kingdom Norton 14 1
4 Pierre Monneret France Gilera 12 0
5 Reg Armstrong Ireland Gilera 11 1
6 Umberto Masetti Italy MV Agusta 9 0
7 Geoff Duke United Kingdom Gilera 8 1
8 Bob Brown United Kingdom Matchless 6 0
= Libero Liberati Italy Gilera 6 0
10 Eddie Grant South Africa Norton 6 0
11 Jack Brett United Kingdom Norton 5 0
12 Peter Murphy New Zealand Matchless 4 0
13 Keith Bryen Australia Norton 4 0
14 Gerold Klinger Austria BMW 3 0
= Geoffrey Tanner United Kingdom Norton 3 0
16 Carlos Bandirola Italy MV Agusta 2 0
= Alfredo Milani Italy Gilera 2 0
= Bill Lomas United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 2 0
= Paul Fahey New Zealand Matchless 2 0
= Wilfred Herron United Kingdom Norton 2 0
21 Ernst Hiller Germany BMW 1 0
= Derek Ennett United Kingdom Matchless 1 0
= Auguste Goffin Belgium Norton 1 0

350cc Standings

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Bill Lomas United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 24 3
2 Dickie Dale United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 17 0
= August Hobl Germany DKW 17 0
4 John Surtees United Kingdom MV Agusta 14 1
5 Cecil Sandford United Kingdom DKW 13 0
6 Ken Kavanagh Australia Moto Guzzi 10 1
7 Libero Liberati Italy Gilera 8 1
8 John Hartle United Kingdom Norton 8 0
9 Derek Ennett United Kingdom AJS 6 0
10 Karl Hofmann Germany DKW 6 0
11 Roberto Colombo Italy MV Agusta 4 0
12 Jack Brett United Kingdom Norton 3 0
13 Hans Bartl Netherlands DKW 3 0
14 Umberto Masetti Italy MV Agusta 2 0
= Peter Murphy New Zealand AJS 2 0
= Eddie Grant South Africa Norton 2 0
17 Bob Brown Australia AJS 1 0
= Bob Matthews United Kingdom Norton 1 0
= Alan Trow United Kingdom Norton 1 0

250cc Standings

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 32 5
2 Luigi Taveri Switzerland MV Agusta 26 1
3 Enrico Lorenzetti Italy Moto Guzzi 10 0
4 Roberto Colombo Italy MV Agusta 9 0
= Horst Kassner Germany NSU 9 0
6 Remo Venturi Italy MV Agusta 8 0
7 Sammy Miller United Kingdom NSU 7 0
8 Hans Baltisberger Germany NSU 7 0
9 Arthur Wheeler United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 5 0
10 Bob Coleman New Zealand NSU 3 0
= Kees Koster Netherlands NSU 3 0
12 Frantisek Bartos Czechoslovakia ČZ 2 0
= Bill Maddrick United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 2 0
= Lo Simons Netherlands NSU 2 0
= Alano Montanari Italy Moto Guzzi 2 0
= Bob Brown Australia NSU 2 0
17 Jean-Pierre Bayle France NSU 1 0
= Maurice Büla Switzerland NSU 1 0
= Roland Heck Germany NSU 1 0
= Jirí Kostir Czechoslovakia ČZ 1 0

125cc Standings

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1 Carlo Ubbiali Italy MV Agusta 32 5
2 Romolo Ferri Italy Gilera 14 1
3 Luigi Taveri Switzerland MV Agusta 12 0
4 Tarquinio Provini Italy Mondial 10 0
5 Fortunato Libanori Italy MV Agusta 9 0
6 Marcelo Cama Spain Montesa 6 0
7 August Hobl Germany DKW 6 0
8 Karl Hofman Germany DKW 5 0
9 Pierre Monneret France Gilera 4 0
= Francisco Gonzalez Spain Montesa 4 0
= Renato Sartori Italy Mondial 4 0
= Bill Webster United Kingdom MV Agusta 4 0
13 Cecil Sandford United Kingdom Mondial 4 0
14 Enrico Sirera Spain Montesa 3 0
= Bill Maddrick United Kingdom MV Agusta 3 0
16 Sandro Artusi Italy Ducati 2 0
= Dave Chadwick United Kingdom LEF 2 0
= Frank Cope United Kingdom MV Agusta 2 0
= Frantisek Bartos Czechoslovakia ČZ 1 0
= Johnny Grace Gibraltar Montesa 1 0
= Vaclav Parus Czechoslovakia ČZ 1 0

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