Georg "Schorsch" Meier (born November 9, 1910 in Mühldorf am Inn ; † February 19, 1999 in Munich ) was a German automobile and motorcycle racing driver .
The "Cast Iron Schorsch" - under this martial nickname he became known - belonged to the group of racing drivers whose talent was already known before 1939, but who were then deprived of the opportunity to develop into a world-class driver by the
Second World War .
Meier successfully completed his mechanic apprenticeship, which he began in 1925, in 1928. In 1929 he joined the
police service of the Bavarian State Police . In 1933, in police uniform , he set out on the 2000-kilometer trip to Germany. In 1936 he switched to the Wehrmacht . From 1937 he competed in motorcycle races in a BMW . In 1938 he was able to win both the European Championship title and the German championship in the 500 cm³ class for the Munich team. In 1939 he was the first non-British driver to win the 500cc class, the so-called Senior TT, at the Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man on the BMW 255 Kompressor . During this time he also competed in monoposto car races for Auto Union , for which he came second in the 1939 French Grand Prix .
Second World War , Meier was stationed in France and served as the driver of the head of the Abwehr , Admiral Wilhelm Canaris .
After the war Meier tried again in
automobile sport . In 1948 he became German Formula 2 champion with Veritas . With BMW-Motorradsport he competed with great success in motorcycle races until his retirement at the end of 1953 and won the German championships in the 500 cc class in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1953, before he concentrated on his motor vehicle business in Munich .
Meier was voted
Sportsman of the Year in Germany in 1949. He also received the Silver Laurel Leaf on January 31, 1952 from Federal President Theodor Heuss .
1938 - 500 cc European champion in a BMW
German 500 cc champion in a BMW 1947 - German 500cc champion in a BMW
1948 - German 500cc champion in a BMW
1949 - German 500 cc champion in a BMW
1950 - German 500 cc champion in a BMW
1953 - German 500cc champion in a BMW
Isle of Man TT victories
Senior (500 cm³)
mph (143.84 km / h )
Pre-war Grand Prix results
Classified, covered more than 75% of the race distance
not entitled to points, covered between 50% and 75% of the race distance
not eligible for points, covered between 25% and 50% of the race distance
not eligible for points, covered less than 25% of the race distance
DNS did not start
did not arrive
P / bold
SR / italic
Fastest race lap
DNF Race not finished (did not finish)
Stefan Knittel: Georg "Schorsch" Meier. His life in pictures, Delius Klasing Verlag 2011,
Around Zschopau. The story of an off-road motorcycle ride . tape . Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft 1 Marienberg , Marienberg 2004, ISBN 3-931770-49-4 , p. .
11 ff Steffen Ottinger:
Around Zschopau. The story of an off-road motorcycle ride . tape . HB-Werbung und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 2 Chemnitz 2011, ISBN 978-3-00-036705-2 , p. .
17 Steffen Ottinger:
International Six Day Trip 2012. The story since 1913 . HB-Werbung und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Chemnitz 2012, ISBN 978-3-00-039566-6 , p. .
↑ Information given by the Federal Government to the Bundestag on September 29, 1973, printed matter 7/1040, Annex 3, pages 54 ff., Here page 68
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