Ginger Molloy 

Born 25 December 1937 in New Zealand. He competed from 1963 to 1…

Ginger Molloy Born 25 December 1937 in New Zealand. He competed from 1963 to 1…


Ginger Molloy

Born 25 December 1937 in New Zealand. He competed from 1963 to 1970 in the Grand Prix world championship. He won his only world championship race in the 250cc class at the 1966 250cc Ulster Grand Prix, riding a Bultaco. His best season was in 1970 when he finished second to Giacomo Agostini in the 500cc world championship.

Molloy finished his professional career at the end of 1971 and retired at the end of 1975 aged 35. He’d amassed an astounding 66 international race victories spanning seven years in Europe and a season in the USA. He also won races in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and his homeland in New Zealand.

Growing up in Huntly, Molloy played rugby league for Huntly United alongside fellow future motorcycle champion Hugh Anderson. Molloy represented New Zealand schoolboys in rugby league before travelling to Europe in 1963.

Motorcycle racing career statistics

Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
40 1 13 N/A N/A 194

International Career Results

1963 –
10 th 500cc Belgium GP / Spa Francorchamps (Matchless)

1964 –
8 th 500cc Nations GP / Monza (Norton)

1965 –
1 st 125cc Commonwealth Trophy / Thruxton (Bultaco)
1 st 250cc Commonwealth Trophy / Thruxton (Bultaco)
1 st 250cc Swedish national / Skarpnack (Bultaco)
1 st 500cc Bourg-en-Bresse National / France (Norton)
1 st 250cc Bourg-en-Bresse National / France (Bultaco)
2 nd 250cc “Race of Aces” / Snetterton (Bultaco)
2 nd 125cc Swedish National / Skarpnack (Bultaco)
4 th 250cc Nations GP / Monza (Bultaco)
6 th 250cc Ulster GP / Dundrod (Bultaco)
8 th 250cc Belgium GP / Spa Francorchamps (Bultaco)
9 th 250cc Dutch TT / Assen (Bultaco)

1966 –
10 th 250cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
1 st 250cc Ulster GP / Dundrod (Bultaco)

1967 –
7 th 250cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
4 th 250cc Spanish GP / Montjuich
5 th 250cc Belgium GP / Spa Francorchamps
5 th 250cc East German GP / Sachsenring
6 th 250cc Dutch TT / Assen
6 th 250cc Nations GP / Monza
6 th 125cc Ulster GP / Dundrod

1968 –
3 rd 125cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
4 th = 350cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
5 th 250cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
2 nd 350cc Dutch TT / Assen
2 nd 250cc West German GP / Nurburgring
2 nd 125cc Spanish GP / Montjuich
2 nd 125cc Dutch TT / Assen
3 rd 500cc Spanish GP / Jarama (Bultaco)
3 rd 250cc Spanish GP / Montjuich
4 th 350cc West German GP / Nurburgring
4 th 350cc East German / Sachsenring
4 th 250cc Finnish GP / Imatra
4 th 250cc Ulster GP / Dundrod
4 th 125cc Ulster GP / Dundrod
5 th 250cc East German GP / Sachsenring
6 th 250cc Czech GP / Brno

1969 –
6 th 125cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
3 rd 500cc Spanish GP / Jarama (350 Bultaco)
3 rd 125cc French GP / Le Mans
4 th 125cc Ulster GP / Dundrod (Bultaco)
4 th 125cc Dutch TT / Assen
4 th 350cc Spanish GP / Jarama
7 th 125cc Spanish GP / Jarama
7 th 125cc Nations GP / Imola
8 th 125cc Czech Republic GP / Brno
8 th 350cc Nations GP / Imola
10 th 350cc Czech Republic GP / Brno

1970 –
2 nd 500cc World R/Racing Championship (Kawasaki)
2 nd 500cc French GP / Rheims
2 nd 500cc Finnish GP / Imatra
2 nd 500cc Ulster GP / Dundrod
2 nd 500cc Spanish GP / Montjuich
4 th 500cc Dutch TT / Assen
5 th 500cc German GP / Nurburgring
6 th 500cc Italian GP / Monza
7 th 500cc Yugoslavia GP / Opatija

1972 –
1 st Unlimited TT & Victorian Senior TT / Calder Park
1 st Australian Lightweight TT / Bathurst (Yamaha)
2 nd Australian Senior TT / Bathurst (Kawasaki HR1)

(Source – MNZ Roll Of Honour)


Ginger Molloy

Born 25 December 1937 in New Zealand. He competed from 1963 to 1970 in the Grand Prix world championship. He won his only world championship race in the 250cc class at the 1966 250cc Ulster Grand Prix, riding a Bultaco. His best season was in 1970 when he finished second to Giacomo Agostini in the 500cc world championship.

Molloy finished his professional career at the end of 1971 and retired at the end of 1975 aged 35. He’d amassed an astounding 66 international race victories spanning seven years in Europe and a season in the USA. He also won races in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and his homeland in New Zealand.

Growing up in Huntly, Molloy played rugby league for Huntly United alongside fellow future motorcycle champion Hugh Anderson. Molloy represented New Zealand schoolboys in rugby league before travelling to Europe in 1963.

Motorcycle racing career statistics

Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
40 1 13 N/A N/A 194

International Career Results

1963 –
10 th 500cc Belgium GP / Spa Francorchamps (Matchless)

1964 –
8 th 500cc Nations GP / Monza (Norton)

1965 –
1 st 125cc Commonwealth Trophy / Thruxton (Bultaco)
1 st 250cc Commonwealth Trophy / Thruxton (Bultaco)
1 st 250cc Swedish national / Skarpnack (Bultaco)
1 st 500cc Bourg-en-Bresse National / France (Norton)
1 st 250cc Bourg-en-Bresse National / France (Bultaco)
2 nd 250cc “Race of Aces” / Snetterton (Bultaco)
2 nd 125cc Swedish National / Skarpnack (Bultaco)
4 th 250cc Nations GP / Monza (Bultaco)
6 th 250cc Ulster GP / Dundrod (Bultaco)
8 th 250cc Belgium GP / Spa Francorchamps (Bultaco)
9 th 250cc Dutch TT / Assen (Bultaco)

1966 –
10 th 250cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
1 st 250cc Ulster GP / Dundrod (Bultaco)

1967 –
7 th 250cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
4 th 250cc Spanish GP / Montjuich
5 th 250cc Belgium GP / Spa Francorchamps
5 th 250cc East German GP / Sachsenring
6 th 250cc Dutch TT / Assen
6 th 250cc Nations GP / Monza
6 th 125cc Ulster GP / Dundrod

1968 –
3 rd 125cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
4 th = 350cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
5 th 250cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
2 nd 350cc Dutch TT / Assen
2 nd 250cc West German GP / Nurburgring
2 nd 125cc Spanish GP / Montjuich
2 nd 125cc Dutch TT / Assen
3 rd 500cc Spanish GP / Jarama (Bultaco)
3 rd 250cc Spanish GP / Montjuich
4 th 350cc West German GP / Nurburgring
4 th 350cc East German / Sachsenring
4 th 250cc Finnish GP / Imatra
4 th 250cc Ulster GP / Dundrod
4 th 125cc Ulster GP / Dundrod
5 th 250cc East German GP / Sachsenring
6 th 250cc Czech GP / Brno

1969 –
6 th 125cc World R/Racing Championship (Bultaco)
3 rd 500cc Spanish GP / Jarama (350 Bultaco)
3 rd 125cc French GP / Le Mans
4 th 125cc Ulster GP / Dundrod (Bultaco)
4 th 125cc Dutch TT / Assen
4 th 350cc Spanish GP / Jarama
7 th 125cc Spanish GP / Jarama
7 th 125cc Nations GP / Imola
8 th 125cc Czech Republic GP / Brno
8 th 350cc Nations GP / Imola
10 th 350cc Czech Republic GP / Brno

1970 –
2 nd 500cc World R/Racing Championship (Kawasaki)
2 nd 500cc French GP / Rheims
2 nd 500cc Finnish GP / Imatra
2 nd 500cc Ulster GP / Dundrod
2 nd 500cc Spanish GP / Montjuich
4 th 500cc Dutch TT / Assen
5 th 500cc German GP / Nurburgring
6 th 500cc Italian GP / Monza
7 th 500cc Yugoslavia GP / Opatija

1972 –
1 st Unlimited TT & Victorian Senior TT / Calder Park
1 st Australian Lightweight TT / Bathurst (Yamaha)
2 nd Australian Senior TT / Bathurst (Kawasaki HR1)

(Source – MNZ Roll Of Honour)


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