Bert Schneider (motorcyclist)

Bert Schneider ( * August 28, 1936; † July 2, 2009 in Vienna, Austria ) was an Austrian motorcycle racer.

He was in the 1950s and 1960s as one of Austria's best pilots.


Schneider made ​​his debut at the Grand Prize of the GDR at the Sachsenring in 1961 in the Motorcycle World Championship. He entered as a private driver to Norton in the classes to 350 and to 500 cc to. The 350ern the Austrians came sixth in the half-liter class, he finished behind Gary Hocking and Mike Hailwood third place. In the same year, Schneider was also Austrian National Champion in the 500 cc class.

1962 Bert Schneider was on his Norton fourth position overall in the 500 cc class. These good results for the 1963 season earned him a place in the works team of the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki a, for which he started at the side of Hugh Anderson, Ernst Degner and Frank Perris in the 125 cc class. In the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa- Francorchamps 1963 Schneider won the only Grand Prix victory of his career. In the overall standings of the Austrians occupied the fifth rank.

After the fourth world rank in the eighth liter class in 1964, again in the Suzuki team, Bert Schneider ended his career. In total, he completed 22 World Cup races in which he scored one win and eight podiums.


  • Austrian 500 cc champion: 1961


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