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Florian Camathias

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 36, Florian Camathias comes from Montreux, in Switzerland, where he is a motorcycle mechanic. Florian has had many successes in the last six years. In 1955, for example, he broke 19 World's records at Monlhery track, Paris. Whilst in 1956 he collected "9 premiers prix internationaux" and in 1957 a couple more "premiers prix". He rode in the T.T. for the first time in 1957 in the Lightweight he was ninth on an n.S.U. at 67.83 m.p.h., winning a Silver Replica, and in the Sidecar race he was third on his B.M.W. at 70.14 m.p.h, with another "Silver", of course.

For his T.T. performances he was awarded the Overseas Newcomer's Trophy and the Ray B. Westover Trophy. Returning to the Continent, he won the sidecar event of the Dutch T.T. and was second in the same class of the Belgian, German and East German Grands Prix. Last year he was first in the German Grand Prix, the Dutch T.T. and the Czechslovakian Grand Prix. Whilst in England he scored firsts in the sidecar classes at Aintree, Mallory Park. Oulton Park and Scarborough. This year he already won the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona and races at Oulton Park and Bourg en Bresse (France). He was third in the Sidecar class of the recent French Grand Prix. Hobby: Ski-ing. (TT Special, 13 June 1960, p.16.)

Nationality: Swiss

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1965 Sidecar TTRBMW
1964 Sidecar TT151:31:12.2074.48Gilera
1963 Sidecar TT11:16:51.0088.38FCS
1962 Sidecar TTRBMW
1960 Sidecar TT51:28:58.0076.34BMW
1959 Sidecar TT21:31:06.8071.05BMW
1958 Sidecar TT21:29:47.2072.11BMW
1957 Sidecar TT31:32:18.2070.14BMW
1957 Lightweight TT91:35:27.0067.83NSU

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