1961 saw the very first race on the Sachsenring circuit to count towords the world championship.
This circuit also hosted the first appearance of a Russian racing motorcycle.

It’s two-cylinder four-stroke engine had been developed with the help from Jawa engineers. Czech works rider Miroslav Cada finished 16th and two laps down on winner Gary Hocking riding his MV Agusta.

After winning the Trophy, for the best team, in the 1968 ISDT held in San Pellegrino in Italy, it was the Germans turn to stage the event the following year.
All the Italian competitors were on machines built by Morini.

On this occasion neither the Italians nor the Germans were a match for the riders from East Germany who won the team event.

The South African rider competed only once in the Isle of Man. In the 1965 Junior TT, riding an AJS 7R, he failed to make it to the finishing line.

On his 500cc Manx Norton, de Kock came home in 29th place, half an hour down on winner Mike Hailwood on a works MV Agusta.

New regulations came into effect for the 1969 season. Fifty cc racing motorcycles were restricted to only one cylinder and a six speed gearbox.

Dutchman Hendrik Van Veen, had acquired the former Kreidler works racers. Tuner Jörg Möller, was soon to modify the engines to water cooled.

A regular in the German army, Heino Büse, born in 1944, is riding hard on his 125cc Maico. In the seventies, the highly talented rider should rise to be one of the most successful German off road competitors.

Büse went on to win a dozen national championships, two European titles and collected another dozen gold medals in ISDT events.

Riding a 125cc Honda CR 93 production racer, 22 year old Dave Browning is pictured going flat out through Kirkmichael village.

Finishing 17th, this was his best result racing in the Isle of Man, he was almost 20 minutes behind Phil Read, winner of the Lightweight TT that year, on a works Yamaha.