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Georg Meier, Georg

Epithet: TT Rider 1930s: star rider who won the TT for Hitler

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Meier was born in Bavaria in 1910 and trained as a motor mechanic before joining the Bavarian State Police, and later the German Army, as a motorcyclist.

Georg Meier only rode twice at the TT, in 1938 and 1939, both times for BMW. In 1939, he stormed to victory aboard the supercharged Kompressor motorcycle. The win was a great propaganda coup for Hitler, and as a reward Meier was promoted to Lieutenant. ‘Motorcycling’ described him at the time as ‘the most brilliant racing motorcyclist Germany has ever produced’.

Meier survived the Second World War and later ran the BMW Allach plant and then built up Germany’s largest BMW dealership. He died in Munich in 1999.


Gender: Male

Competed in

1939 Senior TT12:57:19.0089.38BMW
1938 Senior TTRBMW


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