1947 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1947 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
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950

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
30 May 31st Indianapolis 500 [1]
9–13 June 29th Isle of Man TT [2]
21–22 June 14th Mille Miglia [3]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
7 March Walter Röhrl German Rally driver World Rally champion (1980, 1982). [4]
29 August James Hunt British Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1976). [5]
24 September Bernard Béguin French Rally driver 1987 Tour de Corse winner. [6]
14 October Rikky von Opel Liechtensteiner Racing driver The first Liechtensteiner Formula One driver. [7]
10 December Jürgen Barth German Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1977). [8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1947 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Isle of Man Races to Begin on June 9". trove.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Mille Miglia - 1947". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Walter Röhrl". juwra.com. Jonkka's World Rally Archive. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. ^ "James Hunt". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Bernard Béguin". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Rikky von Opel". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Jürgen Barth". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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