Georg Meier, a works Auto Union GP driver, has died aged 89. He began by racing motorbikes, and by 1938 was European 500cc champion.This won him a place at Auto Union, and, being under contract to BMW for 1939, he raced in car and motorcycle GPs on alternate weekends. He began the year with a sensational win in the IoM TT and a second in the French GP for Auto Union. A crash in Sweden was a blessing in disguise,as his injuries kept him out of war service. Post-war, Meier won the German motorbike title six times.