39th international six-day trip - 39. Internationale Sechstagefahrt

The 39th International Six-Day Ride was an off-road motorcycle competition that took place from September 7th to 12th, 1964 in Erfurt and in the Thuringian Forest . The national teams of the GDR were able to win the trophy classification for the second time in a row and the silver vase classification for the first time.

In Erfurt in 1964 an American team took part in this event for the first time. This was also the first time that a US team took part in a motorsport event in a state in what was then the Eastern Bloc.

Under current since 1961, by DSB -Vorstand and NOK bureau combined Düsseldorf decisions it was denied federal German athletes to participate in the event. [1]

competition

Organisation

Logo of the ADMV with the state coat of arms of the GDR (until 1990)

The GDR was awarded the contract to host the event at the FIM Autumn Congress in London in 1963. [2] As of December of the same year worked on the route as well as the construction of the route.

Günter Mittag was the patron of the event and the organizing committee was chaired by the President of the General German Motorsport Association (ADMV) Egbert von Frankenberg and Proschlitz . Vice-President Ludwig Woitina was in charge of the trip. [3] The track chairman was Werner Rosenbrock.

The event center was the Erfurt Thuringia Hall, in which the route management was also set up. Active participants and supervisors were accommodated in the boarding school building of the Erfurt Pedagogical Institute .

237 drivers from 14 FIM motorsport associations were registered for the competition . Teams from seven nations competed for the trophy standings. In addition, 19 silver vase, 27 factory and 19 club teams were at the start.

The GDR took part in the World Trophy and with two silver vase teams. There were also eight club and five factory teams at the start. Austria took part in the World Trophy as well as with two factory teams. Two individual drivers from Switzerland were at the start, drivers from Germany - as mentioned at the beginning - were not allowed to participate.

The event was the first and only in the German Democratic Republic .

1. Tag

Route of the 1st and 3rd day

Of the 237 registered drivers, 226 started the competition. There were 407 km of distance to be covered, the weather conditions were rain and fog. [4]

The start was at the Thuringia Hall, the further route ran via Melchendorf , Windischholzhausen , Schellroda , Klettbach , Riechheim , Gügleben , Werningsleben and Kirchheim to Arnstadt . From there there was two round trips via Oberndorf , Siegelbach , Reinsfeld , Neusiß , Angelroda , Arlesberg , Dörrberg , Lütsche dam , Gehlberg train station , Schneekopf, Zella , Linsenhof , Heinrichs , Albrechts , Mehlis , Ruppberg , Oberschönau , Unterschönau , Tambach-Dietharz , Rodebachsmühle , Greifenberg , Grenzadler , Oberhof , Lütsche Dam , Frankenhain and Crawinkel back to Arnstadt. Finally the route led via Rudisleben , Eischleben , Rockhausen and Egstedt back to the starting point Thüringenhalle.

Two special tests had to be completed: an all-terrain speed test over 5.3 km between Gehlberg train station and the Schneekopf and a mountain speed test over 3.4 km between Mehlis and the summit of the Ruppberg.

In the trophy standings, the GDR team led ahead of the ČSSR team and the British team. Austria was in 7th and last place.

In the silver vase evaluation, the Finnish A-team led ahead of the B-team and the A-team of the GDR.

Eleven drivers dropped out of the competition.

2. Tag

Route of the 2nd and 5th day

A distance of 310 km had to be completed, continuous rain and fog prevailed until midday, [5] in the heights of the Thuringian Forest with visibility below 50 m.

The route from Thüringenhalle to Arnstadt was the same as the day before. From there was a two-round circuit via Oberndorf, Siegelbach, Reinsfeld, Kleinbreitenbach , Neusiß, Martinroda , Elgersburg , Rumpelsberg , Schmücke , Goldlauter , Adlersberg , Friedberg , Heinrichs, Albrechts, Zella-Mehlis, Rondell , Oberhof, Lütsche dam, Frankenhain, Liebenstein and Dosdorf back to Arnstadt to complete. On the same route as the day before, the journey led back to the starting point in Thüringenhalle.

An all-terrain speed test and a mountain test had to be passed on special tests. The former was a steep driveway interspersed with rubble, roots and grass over 3.1 km from Goldlauter, the latter on a 5.4 km long asphalt section between Zella and Oberhof, the former Sternberg racing track.

In the trophy standings, the GDR team led ahead of the ČSSR team and the British team. Austria was unchanged in 7th place.

In the silver vase evaluation, the Finnish A-team led ahead of the B-team and the A-team of the GDR.

Eleven drivers dropped out of the competition.

3. Tag

On the third day the same route was driven as on the first day. The total length was 410 km and was thus the longest stage of the event, [6] From Erfurt to Arnstadt and finally from there back in the same direction, the intermediate - to be completed twice - circuit in the opposite direction. The day remained free of precipitation, the track surface was still wet from the day before.

The two special tests were an acceleration test over 900 m on asphalt in the Jonastal near Crawinkel and an off-road speed test over 3.9 km near Zella-Mehlis.

In the trophy standings, the GDR team led ahead of Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Austria was still in 7th place.

In the silver vase evaluation, the B-team from the GDR was ahead of the Finnish A-team and the A-team from the GDR.

Seventeen drivers dropped out of the competition.

4. Tag

4th day route

The route from Thüringenhalle to Arnstadt was the same as the day before. From there there was two round trips via Oberndorf, Siegelbach, Kleinbreitenbach, Neusiß, Martinroda, Roda , Manebach , Kickelhahn , Stützerbach , Großer Finsterberg , Großer Eisenberg , Friedberg, Mäbendorf , Linsenhof, Zella, Spitzer Berg , Rondell , Grenzadler , Oberschönau, Tambach- Dietharz, Rodebachsmühle , Luisenthal , Stutzhaus , Untere Schweizerhütte, Frankenhain, Liebenstein and Dosdorf back to Arnstadt. Ultimately, the journey took the same route as on the previous days to the starting point in Thuringia Hall; Total length: 364 km.

A mountain speed test over 7 km on a smooth, sandy forest road between Oberschönau and Tambach-Dietharz and an acceleration test over 850 m on the main road Oberhof-Crawinkel had to be completed as special tests.

In the trophy standings, the GDR team led ahead of Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Austria was still in 7th place.

In the silver vase evaluation, the B-team led in front of the A-team of the GDR and the A-team of the ČSSR.

Fourteen drivers dropped out of the competition.

5. Tag

On the fifth day the same route was driven as on the second day, the weather was sunny and dry, total length 322 km. [7] From Erfurt to Arnstadt and finally from there back in the same direction, the intermediate circuit - to be completed twice - in the opposite direction.

A mountain speed test and a combined acceleration and braking test were integrated in the process. The first took place over 2.4 km on the so-called roll wall , a curvy section of scree with cross gullies between Goldlauter and Schmücke. The second on an asphalt section over a distance of 200 m.

In the trophy standings, the GDR team led ahead of Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Austria was clearly lagging behind in 7th place.

In the silver vase evaluation, the B-team led in front of the A-team of the GDR and the A-team of the ČSSR.

Six drivers dropped out of the competition.

6. Tag

Route of the 6th day

Sunny early autumn weather prevailed on the last day of the event. The route from Thüringenhalle to Arnstadt was the same as on the previous days. From there, the route on the fourth day to Rodebachsmühle was used in the opposite direction. It continued via Georgenthal , Schönau vor dem Walde , Wipperoda to Emleben . From the connecting road between Emleben and Uelleben , the route led directly to the A4 in an easterly direction to the Neudietendorf / Arnstadt West junction and, after the exit, continued via Kornhochheim , Neudietendorf and Binderslebento the grounds of Erfurt Airport , where the final race took place; Total length: 125 km.

The final race as the last of a total of eleven special stages during the event was held in six groups. In the last, the trophy and silver vase teams, which had been free of penalty points, started. Eight laps had to be completed on the airport's concrete runways.

Three drivers dropped out of the competition. Of the 226 drivers who started on the first day, 164 reached the finish.

Final results

Trophy

space Team Penalty points Good points
1. Germany Democratic Republic 1949DDR German Democratic Republic 0 3912,735
2. United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom 0 3793,093
3. Soviet Union 1955Soviet Union Soviet Union 309 3104,449
4. SwedenSweden Sweden 578 3240,247
5. CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 804 3116,368
6. Poland 1944Poland Poland 963 2722,058
7. OsterreichAustria Austria 1472 2435,280

Silver vase

space Team Penalty points Good points
1. Germany Democratic Republic 1949DDR German Democratic Republic (B-Team) 0 2597,985
2. Germany Democratic Republic 1949DDR German Democratic Republic (A-Team) 0 2563,343
3. CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Czechoslovakia (A team) 0 2476,370
4. CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Czechoslovakia (B-team) 0 2446,438
5. NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands (A team) 0 2444,301
6. United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom (B team) 4 2409,848
7. Soviet Union 1955Soviet Union Soviet Union (A team) 19 2254,097
8. FinlandFinland Finland (A team) 255 2353,864
9. United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom (A-Team) 300 2256,940
10. SwedenSweden Sweden (senior team) 400 1986,633
11. FinlandFinland Finland (B team) 412 2216,872
12. Spain 1945Spain Spain 508 1887,658
13. Soviet Union 1955Soviet Union Soviet Union (B team) 510 1873,216
14. Poland 1944Poland Poland 607 1681,905
15. NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands (B team) 700 1968,620
16. United StatesUnited States United States (A team) 700 1940,578
17. BelgienBelgium Belgium 828 1634,988
18. SchwedenSweden Sweden (B-team) 913 1573,411
19. Vereinigte StaatenUnited States United States (B-Team) 1533 1047,470

Club teams

space Team Penalty points Good points
1. NiederlandeNetherlands Holland-West 0 1767,736
2. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR GST III 0 1732,886
3. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Dynamo 2 0 1704,501
4. BelgienBelgium Royal Dison M.-C. 15 1656,674
5. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR GST II 26 1757,014
6. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Dynamo III 34 1578,460
7. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR GST IV 54 1741,474
8. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Dynamo I 59 1781,705
9. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia Dukla Prague 200 1754,802
10. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR GST I 205 1713,218
11. SchwedenSweden Swedish Military Sports Association 300 1453,422
12. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia Red Star 301 1632,927
13. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia Club II 400 1390,004
14. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia Club III 500 1356,820
15. Vereinigtes KonigreichUnited Kingdom Sunbeam M.C.C. 600 1228,707
16. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR GST V 641 1268,591
17. Vereinigtes KonigreichUnited Kingdom Ramsey + PMCC 700 1049,977
18. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia Club I 954 1135,169
19. Vereinigtes KonigreichUnited Kingdom Birmingham Motocycle Club 1000 796,767

Factory teams

space Team Penalty points Good points
1. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR MZ Zschopau I 0 1957,160
2. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR MZ II 0 1955,575
3. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Simson I. 0 1938,365
4. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Samson II 0 1934,819
5. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR MZ III 0 1927,551
6. Vereinigtes KonigreichUnited Kingdom Triumph 0 1923,349
7. Vereinigtes KonigreichUnited Kingdom Greeves Motor 0 1895,136
8. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia ČZ II 0 1856,177
9. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia Jawa I 0 1814,123
10. Spanien 1945Spain Bultaco I 8 1684,252
11. BelgienBelgium Maico 15 1656,671
12. Sowjetunion 1955Soviet Union Ijewski Fabrik II 19 1641,226
13. Sowjetunion 1955Soviet Union Ijewski Fabrik IV 20 1597,778
14. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia Java II 100 1770,929
15. Sowjetunion 1955Soviet Union Ijewski Fabrik III 100 1699,445
16. Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR MZ IV 200 1720,948
17. Polen 1944Poland SHL 210 1529,597
18. NiederlandeNetherlands DKW 300 1664,013
19. Vereinigtes KonigreichUnited Kingdom BSA 303 1609,213
20. Sowjetunion 1955Soviet Union Ijewski Fabrik I 306 1469,167
21. BelgienBelgium ČZ 328 1420,882
22. OsterreichAustria Puch 662 1139,945
23. TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakia ČZ I 704 1354,211
24. Polen 1944Poland Hero 724 1189,229
25. OsterreichAustria KTM 810 1295,335
26. Sowjetunion 1955Soviet Union Korowski factory 909 981,938
27. Spanien 1945Spain Bultaco II 1232 775,015

Individual evaluation

great Starter Gold silver Bronze Failure / disqualification Class winner (motorcycle) Penalty points Good points
1. Tag 2. Tag 3. Tag 4. Tag 5. Tag 6. Tag total
50 cm³ 18 7 1 3 3 0 3 0 1 0 7 Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Siegfried Rauhut ( Simson GS ) 0 659,620
75 cm³ 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Gottfried Pohlan (Simson GS) 0 653,933
125 cm³ 17 6 5 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 TschechoslowakeiCzechoslovakiaOtakar Chasak ( CZ ) 0 642,220
175 cm³ 46 26 9 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 9 Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Peter Uhlig ( MZ ) 0 659,090
250 cm³ 67 35 8 1 4 5 7 6 1 0 23 Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Werner Salevsky (MZ) 0 657,486
350 cm³ 44 22 5 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 14 Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Bernd Uhlmann (MZ) 0 657,351
500 cm³ 23 14 4 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 Deutschland Demokratische Republik 1949DDR Fred Willamowski (MZ) 0 652,882
750 cm³ 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Vereinigte StaatenUnited States Clifford Coleman (Triumph) 0 623,157
total 226 120 32 12 11 11 17 14 6 3 62

Trivia

The Federazione Motociclistica Italiana - Italy won the silver vase in 1963 - had to cancel its participation due to a lack of support for the Italian motorcycle industry, which is in a sales crisis. In the new Germany "The Italian association had to cancel because the NATO-impaired government of the country refused to athletes, the exit visas in the GDR." Was spread, however [8]

The most prominent participant was the film and television actor and amateur motor sportsman Steve McQueen . He was a member of the US national team (silver vase) and drove with the starting number 278 on a Triumph TR6 Trophy, 750 cm³. He was eliminated from the competition on the third day of driving.

The only two riders, Olga Kevelos on a Honda, 50 cm³, and Mary Driver on Greeves, 250 cm³, (both Great Britain) were eliminated from the competition on the first day of driving.

To finance the event, the ADMV issued, among other things, a card with four donation stamps each with off-road sports motifs. [9]

literature

  • Eberhard Pester, Erwin Riefke, Karl-Heinz Edler: XXXIX. International six-day trip GDR . Erfurt, from September 7 to 12, 1964. In: General German Motorsport Association (Ed.): Illustrated Motorsport . 14th year, issue 19. Sportverlag Berlin, September 22, 1964, ISSN 0442-3054 , p. 435–445.
  • Bernd Loistl: 39th international six-day trip in Erfurt . A historical review of the great GDR motorsport event. 2nd Edition. Books on Demand GmbH, Norderstedt 2016, ISBN 3-8370-1294-8 ( online excerpt from Google Books ).

Weblinks

Commons : 39th International Six-Day Tour - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Friedrich Mevert: “Düsseldorf Resolutions” of August 16, 1961 - DSB and NOK react to the GDR's wall being built 50 years ago. In: DOSB-Presse No. 31-34. August 2, 2011, p. 31 , accessed on December 17, 2018 (published on Schattenblick ). Start ban. In: new Germany . August 15, 1964. Retrieved November 25, 2018 .
  2. ^ "Six Days" 1964 in the GDR. In: new Germany . October 25, 1963. Retrieved November 14, 2018 .
  3. ^ Six Days Committee formed in Erfurt. In: new Germany . January 21, 1964. Retrieved November 14, 2018 .
  4. Six Days have started. In: new Germany . September 8, 1964. Retrieved November 8, 2018 .
  5. Only three without penalty points - the circle of favorites narrowed on the second day of the international six-day event in Erfurt. In: new Germany . September 9, 1964. Retrieved November 8, 2018 .
  6. Only two more without penalty points - England and the GDR team have an unencumbered account at the Six Days. In: new Germany . September 10, 1964, accessed November 8, 2018 .
  7. Tip unchanged - GDR continues to lead in the international six-day trip / At the silver vases Simson in front of MZ. In: new Germany . September 12, 1964. Retrieved November 8, 2018 .
  8. Two women at the Six Days - strong international participation / GDR starts with a successful team from the previous year. In: new Germany . August 19, 1964. Retrieved November 22, 2018 .
  9. Spend map of ADMV for Six Days 1964. In: ddr-spendenmarken.de. February 17, 2011, accessed November 17, 2018 .