1949 Swiss motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1949 Swiss motorcycle Grand Prix was the second race of the 1949 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 3 July 1949 at the Bremgarten circuit.

Switzerland  1949 Swiss Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 6 races in the
1949 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Bremgarten.svg
Date3 July 1949
LocationCircuit Bremgarten
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 7.280 km (4.524 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Ted Frend AJS
Time 3:00.100
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Ted Frend AJS
Time 3:00.800
Podium
First United Kingdom Leslie Graham AJS
Second Italy Arciso Artesiani Gilera
Third United Kingdom Harold Daniell Norton
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong AJS
Time 3:10.600
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Freddie Frith Velocette
Time 3:07.800
Podium
First United Kingdom Freddie Frith Velocette
Second United Kingdom Leslie Graham AJS
Third United Kingdom Bill Doran AJS
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Ferdinando Balzarotti Moto Guzzi
Time 3:06.700
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi
Time 3:12.900
Podium
First Italy Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi
Second Italy Dario Ambrosini Benelli
Third United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Renato Magi Morini
Time 3:42.700
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Nello Pagani FB-Mondial
Time 3:42.500
Podium
First Italy Nello Pagani FB-Mondial
Second Italy Renato Magi Morini
Third Italy Celest Cavaciuti FB-Mondial
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Eric Oliver Norton
Time 3:32.900
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Eric Oliver Norton
Time 3:35.700
Podium
First United Kingdom Eric Oliver Norton
Second Italy Ercole Frigerio Gilera
Third Switzerland Hans Haldemann Norton

British rider Leslie Graham won the 500 cc race riding an AJS from Arciso Artesiani and Harold Daniell.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time Points
1   Leslie Graham AJS 1:26:14.9 11
2   Arciso Artesiani Gilera +1:21.9 8
3   Harold Daniell Norton +1:32.0 7
4   Nello Pagani Gilera +2:15.0 6
5   Freddie Frith Velocette 5
6   Guido Leoni Moto Guzzi
7   Ken Bills Velocette
7 finishers
[1][2]

350 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time Points
1   Freddie Frith Velocette 1:07:06.0 11
2   Leslie Graham AJS +3.9 8
3   Bill Doran AJS +4.1 7
4   Reg Armstrong AJS +22.2 6
5   Tommy Wood Velocette +30.8 5
6   Artie Bell Norton +31.0
20 finishers
[2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Points
1   Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi 10
2   Dario Ambrosini Benelli 8
3   Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi 8
4   Claudio Mastellari Moto Guzzi 6
5   Benoit Musy Moto Guzzi 5
6   Tommy Wood Moto Guzzi
[4]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Points
1   Nello Pagani FB-Mondial 11
2   Renato Magi Morini 8
3   Celeste Cavaciuti FB-Mondial 7
4   Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta 6
5   Umberto Masetti Morini 5
6   Franco Bertoni MV Agusta
[5]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Time Points
1   Eric Oliver   Denis Jenkinson Norton 58:54.0 11
2   Ercole Frigerio   Ezio Ricotti Gilera +46.6 8
3   Hans Haldemann   Herbert Läderach Norton +47.0 7
4   Jakob Keller   Ernst Brutschi Gilera +2:17.5 6
5   Albino Milani   Giuseppe Pizzocri Gilera +3:03.7 5
6   Roland Benz   Max Hirzel BMW +3:04.7
7   Fritz Mühlemann   Marie Mühlemann Norton
8   Hans Taveri   Luigi Taveri Norton
9   Julius Beer   ? Norton
10   Willy Wirth   Gilera
[2][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. 1949–500 cc. ISBN 0-85429-208-X.
  2. ^ a b c Davison, G. S., ed. (1950). The Racing Year. W. W. Curtis, Ltd. pp. 44–46.
  3. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. 1949–350 cc. ISBN 0-85429-208-X.
  4. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. 1949–250 cc. ISBN 0-85429-208-X.
  5. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. 1949–125 cc. ISBN 0-85429-208-X.
  6. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. Championnat du monde de side-cars 1949. ISBN 0-85429-208-X.


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