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1954 Grand Prix season
1954 FIM Grand Prix season
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The 1954 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 6th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of nine Grand Prix races in five classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on May 30, with French Grand Prix and ended with Spanish Grand Prix on October 3.

1954 Grand Prix season calendar

#DateGrand PrixCircuit125cc250cc350cc500ccSidecars 500ccReport
1May 30FranceFrench Grand PrixReims-GueuxGermanyWerner HaasFrancePierre MonneretFrancePierre MonneretReport
2Jun 18Isle of ManIsle of Man TTSnaefell mountain course††AustriaRupert HollausGermanyWerner HaasNew ZealandRod ColemanRhodesiaRay AmmUKOliver/NuttReport
3Jun 26Northern IrelandUlster Grand PrixDundrod CircuitAustriaRupert HollausGermanyWerner HaasRhodesiaRay AmmRhodesiaRay AmmUKOliver/NuttReport
4Jul 4BelgiumBelgian Grand PrixSpaAustraliaKen KavanaghUKGeoff DukeUKOliver/NuttReport
5Jul 10NetherlandsDutch TTTT Circuit AssenAustriaRupert HollausGermanyWerner HaasScotlandFergus AndersonUKGeoff DukeReport
6Jul 25GermanyGerman Grand PrixSolitudeAustriaRupert HollausGermanyWerner HaasRhodesiaRay AmmUKGeoff DukeGermanyNoll/CronReport
7Aug 22SwitzerlandSwiss Grand PrixCircuit BremgartenAustriaRupert HollausScotlandFergus AndersonUKGeoff DukeGermanyNoll/CronReport
8Sep 12ItalyNations Grand PrixMonzaItalyGuido SalaUKArthur WheelerScotlandFergus AndersonUKGeoff DukeGermanyNoll/CronReport
9Oct 3SpainSpanish Grand PrixMontjuïc circuitItalyTarquinio ProviniScotlandFergus AndersonUKDickie DaleReport

† The 500 cc race was stopped by bad weather, and the FIM excluded the race from the World Championship.

†† The Sidecars and 125cc races were held on the 17,364 km long Clypse Course other than the usual Snaefell mountain course.

Standings

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. Only the four best races counted in the Sidecars, 125cc and 250cc, while in the 350cc and 500cc championships, the five best results were counted.

Position 1st  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th 
Points864321

500cc final standing

PosRiderBikeFRA
France
MAN
UK
BEL
Belgium
HOL
Netherlands
GER
Germany
SUI
Switzerland
NAC
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts
1UKGeoff DukeGilera1221111140 (46)
2RhodesiaRay AmmNorton1RetRet22720
3AustraliaKen KavanaghMoto GuzziRet2Ret4Ret6216
4UKDickie DaleMV Agusta75204113
5IrelandReg ArmstrongGileraRet4RetRet33513
6FrancePierre MonneretGilera1Ret7Ret8
7ScotlandFergus AndersonMoto GuzziRetRet25Ret7Ret8
8ItalyCarlos BandirolaMV Agusta3Ret3Ret8
9UKJack BrettNorton364118
10ItalyUmberto MasettiGilera26
=ItalyAlfredo MilaniGilera26
12New ZealandRod ColemanAJSRetRet485Ret5
13ItalyNello PaganiMV Agusta71234
14FranceJacques CollotNorton34
=BelgiumLéon MartinGilera34
16ScotlandBob McIntyreAJS14467Ret4
17SwitzerlandLuigi TaveriNorton/MV Agusta4910Ret3
18UKTommy WoodNorton43
19BelgiumAuguste GoffinNortonRet952
20Northern IrelandBob MatthewsNorton5131419102
21AustraliaKeith CampbellNorton5Ret2
22South AfricaRudy AllisonNorton52
23UKHarold ClarkNortonRet861
24UKCyril JulianNorton648141
25New ZealandPeter MurphyMatchless186Ret1
26UKDerek FarrantAJSRetRet61
27AustraliaGordon LaingNorton61
28AustraliaJack AhearnNorton97912Ret0
29SpainAlfredo FloresNortonRet70
30FrancePierre CherrierNorton70
31New ZealandLeo SimpsonNorton/AJS/Matchless12RetRet980
32UKJoe GlazebrookNorton3480
33UKBob KeelerNorton8Ret0
=ScotlandBill LomasMV AgustaRet80
35New ZealandBarrie StormontBSA80
=NetherlandsDrikus VeerGilera80
37GermanyRudolf KneesBMW/Norton1690
38FranceRoland GauchAJS90
39AustraliaMaurice QuinceyNorton10Ret10100
40UKDennis LashmarBSA2110RetRet0
41GermanyHans BartlBMW100
=GermanyBruno BöhrerHorex100
43NetherlandsPiet KnijnenburgBMW11110
44UKPhil HeathAJS/NortonRet11RetRetRet0
45UKPeter DaveyNorton11Ret0
46SwitzerlandFlorian CamathiasBMW110
=UKBarry HaynesBSA110
48BelgiumRaoul GerrebosNorton12130
49Northern IrelandMike O'RourkeNorton46120
50GermanyWalter ZellerBMWRet130
51NetherlandsPiet BakkerNorton130
=AustraliaKeith BryenNorton130
53UKTom McClearyMatchless14Ret0
54ItalyTito ForconiGilera140
55GermanyAlois HuberNorton150
=NetherlandsLodewijk SimonsMatchless150
=UKJohn SurteesNorton150
58Northern IrelandPeter CarterNorton160
59NetherlandsCees Van BurikNorton160
60CanadaRoy GodwinNortonRet17Ret0
61NetherlandsJaap IesbertsMatchless170
=GermanyKarl KronmüllerBMW170
63GermanyEdgar BarthNorton180
=SwedenEvert CarlssonNorton180
65UKBill BeeversNorton29190
66UKRoy IngramNorton190
67UKGeorge MorganNorton200
=UKGeorge SaltMatchless200
69GermanyKarl-Julius HolthausTriumph210
70UKCharlie SaltBSA220
71UKBob RowbottomNorton230
72UKSyd BarnettMatchless240
73SwedenUlf GateNorton250
74UKAlbert MouleNorton260
75UKDon WilliamsNorton270
76UKArthur WheelerAJS280
77UKRoy WalkerBSA300
78Northern IrelandMalcolm TempletonMatchless310
79UKTerry ShepherdAJS320
80UKEric PantlinNorton330
81UKArnold JonesMatchless350
82UKJimmy LanyonMatchless360
83CanadaEdward HavensAJS370
84UKFrank FoxNorton380
85UKJohn ClarkMatchless390
86UKHarry PearceMatchless400
87UKRoy SmithVelocette410
88UKEric JonesNorton420
89UKRay FayNorton430
90UKRobert KingNorton440
91UKCliff CarrAJS450
92UKKen SwallowMatchless470
93UKKen WillisAJS490
94UKLouis GilbertAJS500
95UKErnie BarrettNorton510
96BorneoWilliam CleughNorton520
97UKRon RudgeMatchless530
-GermanyGeorg BraunHorexRetRetRetRet0
-UKJohn StorrNortonRetRetRetRet0
-BelgiumFirmin DauweNortonRetRet0
-Sri LankaRally DeanNortonRetRet0
-UKStanley DibbenNortonRetRet0
-MoroccoFrancis FlahautBMW/NortonRetRet0
-GibraltarJohn GraceNortonRetRet0
-UKEric HouseleyAJS/NortonRetRet0
-ItalyAlano MontanariMoto GuzziRetRet0
-ItalyDuilio AgostiniMoto GuzziRet0
-FranceJean-Pierre BayleNortonRet0
-ItalyDante BianchiMoto GuzziRet0
-RhodesiaCyril BlackerAJSRet0
-UKJack BottomleyNortonRet0
-BelgiumCharles BruguiereAJSRet0
-FranceGeorges BurgraffNortonRet0
-ItalyPaolo CampanelliGileraRet0
-UKRoly CapnerBSARet0
-UKLouis CarrMatchlessRet0
-SpainAntonio CreusNortonRet0
-UKLes DearNortonRet0
-SwitzerlandRené del TorchioMatchlessRet0
-UKBrian DuffyNortonRet0
-NetherlandsAnton ElbersenMatchlessRet0
-UKRoy EvansMatchlessRet0
-ItalyLodovico FacchinelliGileraRet0
-ItalyDino FagioliniMoto GuzziRet0
-UKArthur FennNortonRet0
-UKJohn FisherMatchlessRet0
-UKRobin FittonVelocetteRet0
-UKTed FrendNortonRet0
-ItalyEnrico GalanteNortonRet0
-SpainFrancisco GonzálezCluaRet0
-ItalyFrancis GuglielminettiNortonRet0
-SwitzerlandHans HaldemannNortonRet0
-UKWilliam HallNortonRet0
-UKEdward HuntNortonRet0
-GermanyPeter KneesBMWRet0
-UKArthur LavingtonVelocetteRet0
-UKGeorge LeighNortonRet0
-ItalyLibero LiberatiGileraRet0
-ItalyEnrico LorenzettiMoto GuzziRet0
-UKFrank NorrisFANRet0
-NetherlandsGerard PoelMatchlessRet0
-UKBrian PurslowBSARet0
-GermanyErnst RiedelbauchNortonRet0
-ItalyAntonio RoncheiNortonRet0
-UKSimon E. Sandys-WinschVelocetteRet0
-GermanyRoland SchnellHorexRet0
-ItalyOtello SpadoniGileraRet0
-GermanyHeinrich Thorn-PrikkerMoto GuzziRet0
-UKKen TostevinMatchlessRet0
-UKDave TuttyNortonRet0
-AustriaHelmut VolzwinklerMatchlessRet0
-GermanyGerrit Von WoedkteNortonRet0
-CanadaIvor WagarNortonRet0
-GermanyRobert ZellerBMWRet0
PosPilotMotoFRA
France
MAN
Isle of Man
BEL
Belgium
HOL
Netherlands
GER
Germany
SUI
Switzerland
NAC
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

 

350cc Standings

PosRiderNumberCountryMachinePointsWins
1UKFergus AndersonUnited KingdomMoto Guzzi384
2RhodesiaRay AmmRhodesiaNorton222
3New ZealandRod Coleman33New ZealandAJS201
4AustraliaKen KavanaghAustraliaMoto Guzzi181
5ItalyEnrico LorenzettiItalyMoto Guzzi150
6UKJack BrettUnited KingdomNorton140
7ItalyDuilio AgostiniItalyMoto Guzzi90
8UKBob McIntyreUnited KingdomAJS90
9New ZealandLeo SimpsonNew ZealandAJS90
10FrancePierre MonneretFranceAJS81
11BelgiumAuguste GoffinBelgiumNorton70
12UKDerek FarrantUnited KingdomAJS60
13UKBob MatthewsUnited KingdomVelocette60
14GibraltarJohnny GraceGibraltarNorton40
=GermanySigfried WünscheGermanyDKW40
=UKBob KeelerUnited KingdomNorton40
17GermanyGeorg BraunGermanyNSU40
=AustraliaMaurice QuinceyAustraliaNorton40
19FranceJacques CollotFranceNorton30
=AustraliaGordon LaingAustraliaNorton30
21GermanyKarl HoffmannGermanyDKW20
=UKPeter DaveyUnited KingdomNorton20
=New ZealandBarry StormontNew ZealandBSA20
24Italy Alano MontanariItalyMoto Guzzi10
=UKJohn ClarkUnited KingdomAJS10
=BelgiumFirmin DauweBelgiumNorton10

250cc Standings

PosRiderCountryMachinePointsWins
1GermanyWerner HaasGermanyNSU325
2AustriaRupert HollausAustriaNSU261
3GermanyHermann Paul MüllerGermanyNSU170
4UKArthur WheelerUnited KingdomMoto Guzzi151
5GermanyHans BaltisbergerGermanyNSU140
6GermanyGeorg BraunGermanyNSU60
=ItalyRomolo FerriItalyMoto Guzzi60
8ItalyRoberto ColomboItalyMoto Guzzi50
9UKReg ArmstrongUnited KingdomNSU40
=GermanyHelmut HallmeierGermanyAdler40
=GermanyKurt KnopfGermanyNSU40
12UKTommy WoodUnited KingdomMoto Guzzi40
13AustraliaKen KavanaghAustraliaMoto Guzzi30
=SwitzerlandLuigi TaveriSwitzerlandMoto Guzzi30
15UKFergus AndersonUnited KingdomMoto Guzzi20
=GermanyWalter ReichertGermanyNSU20
=UKJG HorneUnited KingdomRudge20
18GermanyWalter VogelGermanyAdler20
19ItalyLanfranco BavieraItalyMoto Guzzi10
=UKBob GeesonUnited KingdomREG10
=ItalyAngelo MarelliItalyMoto Guzzi10

125cc Standings

PosRiderCountryMachinePointsWins
1AustriaRupert HollausAustriaNSU324
2ItalyCarlo UbbialiItalyMV Agusta180
3GermanyHermann Paul MüllerGermanyNSU150
4ItalyTarquinio ProviniItalyMondial141
5GermanyWerner HaasGermanyNSU110
6GermanyHans BaltisbergerGermanyNSU100
7ItalyGuido SalaItalyMV Agusta81
8UKCecil SandfordUnited KingdomMV Agusta80
9ItalyRoberto ColomboItalyMV Agusta60
10SpainJosé Antonio ElizaldeSpainMontesa40
11SpainJuan BertrandSpainMontesa30
=ItalyMassimo GeneviniItalyMV Agusta30
13ItalyFranco BertoniItalyMV Agusta20
=SpainArturo ParaguesSpainLube20
=UKIvor LloydCanadaMV Agusta20
16GermanyKarl LottesGermanyMV Agusta20
17ItalyAngelo CopetaItalyMV Agusta10
=SpainGabriel CorsinSpainMV Agusta10
=UKBrian PurslowUnited KingdomMV Agusta10
=GermanyWilli ScheidhauerGermanyMV Agusta10
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