MotoGP: Hans-Georg Anscheidt Joins MotoGP Legends

Hans-Georg Anscheidt becomes a MotoGP Legend

The German rider is inducted into the Hall of Fame on home turf at the Sachsenring

Thursday, 15 June 2023

Hans-Georg Anscheidt is now a MotoGP Legend! The German was one of the most successful riders in the first decade of the 50cc World Championship and won three back-to-back World Championships in the class from 1966 to 1968.

Born in Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) in 1935, Anscheidt started riding Enduro in 1955 before switching to Speedway in 1957, then taking on the new challenge of 50cc circuit racing from 1959. After European level success, Anscheidt continued racing for Kreidler when the 50cc class officially debuted as a World Championship in 1962.

He won the first race of the season at Montjuïc and took a second Grand Prix win at Monza in the Nations Grand Prix, finishing the year runner up overall – a feat he repeated in 1963 as he added three more victories to his count. He

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