1931 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1931 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

List of years in motorsport
In sports
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had own significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
11–12 April 5th Mille Miglia [1]
19 April 3rd Monaco Grand Prix [2]
10 May 22nd Targa Florio [3]
30 May 19th Indianapolis 500 [4]
10–14 June 20th Isle of Man TT [5]
13–14 June 9th 24 Hours of Le Mans [6]
4–5 July 8th 24 Hours of Spa [7]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
13 April Dan Gurney American Racing driver Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1967). [8]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
5 May Glen Kidston 31 British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1930). [9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mille Miglia - 1931". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "II Grand Prix de Monaco". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ "22^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1931 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "TT 1931". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1931". formula2.net. Archived from the original on 5 July 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 1931 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ Litsky, Frank (15 January 2018). "Dan Gurney, Driver and Builder of Racecars, Is Dead at 86". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "Glen Kidston". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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