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Rupert Hollaus

Rupert Hollaus Austrian motorcycle racer

Austrian motorcycle racer
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Intro Austrian motorcycle racer
A.K.A. Hollaus
Was Motorcycle racer
From Austria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 4 September 1931, Traisen, Austria
Death 11 September 1954, Monza, Italy (aged 23 years)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
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Biography

Rupert Hollaus (4 September 1931 – 11 September 1954) was an Austrian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer who competed for the NSU factory racing team. He is the only Austrian to win a road racing World Championship.

Motorcycle racing career

Hollaus was born in Traisen, Austria. He began his Grand Prix racing career in the 1953 season. In the 1954 season, he dominated the 125cc class by winning the first four Grands Prix. His victory at the 1954 Isle of Man TT was notable because he was one of only seven riders to have won an Isle of Man TT race in their first attempt. Due to the circuit's 37.7 mile length, it usually takes competitors two or three attempts before they learn its nuances.

Later that same year, Hollaus was killed during practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Hollaus became the first posthumous World Champion in 1954, in the 125cc class and was runner up to his NSU teammate, Werner Haas, in the 250cc class.

On February 23, 1955, he was elected as "Austrian Sportspersonality of the year 1954" (posthum).

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[1][4]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

(Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Rank Wins
1952 250cc Moto Guzzi SUI
IOM
NED
GER
ULS
NAT
0 0
1953 125cc NSU IOM
NED
GER
ULS
NAT
ESP
4 9th 0
250cc Moto Guzzi IOM
NED
GER
ULS
SUI
NAT
ESP
1 15th 0
1954 125cc NSU IOM
ULS
NED
GER
NAT
ESP
32 1st 4
250cc NSU FRA
IOM
ULS
NED
GER
SUI
NAT
26 2nd 1
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http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/profiles/Rupert+Hollaus
//www.worldcat.org/issn/0142-890X
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ms&n=1418
http://www.iomtt.com/TT-Database/competitors.aspx?ride_id=1619&filter=H
https://d-nb.info/gnd/128907452
http://isni.org/isni/0000000047963913
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2007032009
https://www.idref.fr/113891539
https://viaf.org/viaf/8451326
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/8451326
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