Georg Meier

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Georg ("Schorsch") Meier (9 November 1910, Mühldorf am Inn &ndash; 19 February 1999) was a German motorcycle racer famous for being the first foreign winner of the prestigious Senior TT the Blue Riband race of the Isle of Man TT Races in 1939 riding for the factory BMW team and the first motor-cycle racer to lap a Grand Prix course at over 100mph.Daily Telegraph dated 21 February 1999

Biography

Meier was born in Mühldorf am Inn, Bavaria, Germany and after leaving school at the age of 14 years, Georg Meier became an apprentice at a local motor-cycle repair shop in Mühldorf am Inn in Bavaria and became known as "Schorsch" (the Bavarian diminutive for Georg) Meier. After hearing that the Bavarian State Police were creating a motor-cycle section, at the age of 19 years, Georg Meier applied to join and was accepted in 1929. A trainee period of three years had to be completed before Georg Meier was able to transfer to the motor-cycle police section in 1932.Classic Racer no 78 - pp 70 Mertons Motor-Cycle Media Group plc

Racing career

After becoming a member of the Bavarian Police Team, Georg Meier competed in 1000km endurance trials that where popular at the time and seen as good training for motor-cycle dispatch riders. In 1934, Georg Meier attracted attention of the German Army motor-cycle team...
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