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1950 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

1950 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Umberto Masetti won his first 500cc World Championship title in 1950.

The 1950 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the second F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of six Grand Prix races in five classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc and Sidecars 600cc. It began on 10 June, with Isle of Man TT and ended with Nations Grand Prix on 10 September.

1950 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

StandingsEdit

Scoring systemEdit

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. All rounds counted towards the championship in the 125cc and Sidecars, the best three races counted in the 250cc, while in the 350cc and 500cc championships, only the best four results counted.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

500cc final standings[1][2]Edit

Pos Rider Machine MAN
 
BEL
 
HOL
 
SUI
 
ULS
 
NAC
 
Pts
1   Umberto Masetti Gilera 1 1 2 6 2 28 (29)
2   Geoff Duke Norton 1 Ret Ret 4 1 1 27
3   Leslie Graham AJS Porcupine 4 Ret Ret 1 2 7 17
4   Nello Pagani Gilera 2 2 10 7 Ret 12
5   Carlo Bandirola Gilera 4 4 3 Ret 5 12
6   Johnny Lockett Norton 3 Ret Ret 6 3 8 9
7   Artie Bell Norton 2 Ret 6
8   Arciso Artesiani MV Agusta 5 Ret 12 3 6
9   Harry Hinton Norton 10 6 3 Ret DNS 5
10   Ted Frend AJS 15 3 Ret Ret Ret 11 4
11   Dickie Dale Norton 7 9 Ret 4 6 4
12   Harold Daniell Norton 5 Ret Ret 5 DNS 10 4
13   Alfredo Milani Gilera Ret 4 3
14   Eric McPherson AJS / Norton 14 Ret 5 2
15   Jock West AJS 5 2
16   Syd Jensen Triumph / AJS Ret 12 6 Ret 1
17   Reg Armstrong Velocette 6 8 Ret 1
18   Phil Heath Norton 34 13 7 Ret 8 0
19   Bob Foster Moto Guzzi / AJS / Velocette Ret 7 Ret Ret 15 0
20   Georges Cordey Norton / Velocette 7 Ret 0
21   Ken Armstrong MV Agusta / Velocette 9 8 0
22   Albert Moule Norton 17 Ret 8 11 Ret 0
23   Cromie McCandless Norton 8 0
24   Jack Brett Norton 9 11 0
25   Georges Houel Gilera Ret 9 0
=   Harry Turner Norton Ret 9 0
26   Giuseppe Colnago Gilera 9 0
27   Jim Swarbrick Norton 18 11 10 15 0
28   Felice Benasedo Moto Guzzi 10 Ret Ret 0
29   Ernie Barrett Norton Ret 10 0
30   George Morrison Norton 11 Ret DNS 0
31   Jim Kentish Norton Ret 11 0
=   Louis van Rijswijk Triumph Ret 11 0
33   Arthur Wheeler Norton 26 14 12 DNS 0
34   Freddie Fairbairn Vincent Grey Flash 51 12 0
35   Ken Bills Vincent Grey Flash 12 0
=   Guido Leoni MV Agusta 12 0
37   Ernie Braine Norton 46 Ret 14 13 0
38   Albert Vertriest Triumph 16 13 0
39   Benoit Musy Moto Guzzi 13 18 0
40   Tommy McEwans Triumph 13 0
=   Armando Miele Gilera 13 0
42   Dante Bianchi Moto Guzzi 14 0
=   Hans Haldemann Norton 14 0
44   Auguste Goffin Norton 15 17 0
45   Sidney Mason Norton Ret 15 0
46   Evert Carlsson Norton 19 16 0
47   Roy Evans Norton 16 0
=   Georges Monneret Norton 16 0
49   Ernie Thomas Triumph Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
50   Jaak Delsing Triumph 17 0
51   Väinö Hollming Norton / Velocette 18 Ret Ret Ret 0
52   Adelmo Mandolini Moto Guzzi 19 0
=   David Whitworth Triumph 19 0
54   Sid Lawton AJS / Rudge 20 DNS 0
55   Lodovico Facchinelli Moto Guzzi 20 0
56   Dario Basso Gilera 21 0
=   Ashley Len Parry Norton 21 0
58   Libero Liberati Moto Guzzi 22 0
=   Stan Miller Norton 22 0
60   Bill Beevers Norton 23 0
61   John Simister Triumph 24 0
62   Vic Willoughby Norton 25 Ret Ret 0
63   Les Archer Norton 27 0
64   Charlie Brett Velocette 28 0
65   Guy Newman Norton 29 0
66   Charlie Gray AJS 30 0
67   George Paterson AJS 31 0
68   Roy Walker Norton 32 0
69   Jack Varlow Norton 33 0
70   Jack Harding Norton 35 Ret 0
71   Syd Barnett AJS 36 0
72   Eric Hardy Norton 37 0
73   Humphrey Ranson AJS 38 0
74   John Fisher Norton 39 0
75   Ernest Walker Norton 40 0
76   Reg Lee AJS 41 0
77   Jack Bailey Triumph 42 0
78   Charlie Salt Velocette 43 Ret Ret Ret 0
79   Leslie Harris Velocette 44 0
80   Joe Glazebrook Triumph 45 0
81   Syl Anderton Triumph 47 0
82   Llewelyn Ranson AJS 48 0
83   John Dale Norton 49 0
84   Reg McDonald Velocette 50 0
85   Bob McDonald AJS 52 0
-   Eric Briggs Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
-   Oliver Scott Norton Ret Ret Ret 0
-   Bill Hall Triumph Ret Ret 0
-   Bill Lomas Velocette Ret Ret 0
-   Bob Matthews Velocette Ret Ret 0
-   Bert Meyers Norton Ret Ret 0
-   Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi Ret 0
-   Manliff Barrington Vincent Grey Flash Ret 0
-   Bruno Bertacchini Moto Guzzi Ret 0
-   Aldo Brini Gilera Ret 0
-   Thomas Byrne Triumph Ret 0
-   Maurice Cann Moto Guzzi Ret 0
-   Gerard Carter Norton Ret 0
-   Luigi Ciai Moto Guzzi Ret 0
-   Eugéne Cordang Triumph Ret 0
-   Les Dear Norton Ret 0
-   Wilmot Evans Bitza Ret 0
-   Mike Featherstone AJS Ret 0
-   Lennart Fenning Norton Ret 0
-   Jack Fletcher BSA Ret 0
-   Cees Fokke-Bosch Norton Ret 0
-   Sante Geminiani Moto Guzzi Ret 0
-   Rob Harrison Triumph Ret 0
-   Johnny Hodgkin Vincent Grey Flash Ret 0
-   Chris Horn Norton Ret 0
-   Eddie Iffland Norton Ret 0
-   Denis Jenkinson Norton Ret 0
-   Piet Knijnenburg BMW R51/2 Ret 0
-   Max Klein Norton Ret 0
-   Willy Lips Norton Ret 0
-   Bill Maddrick Velocette Ret 0
-   Léon Martin Norton Ret 0
-   Robert Müller Norton Ret 0
-   Bill Petch Norton Ret 0
-   Hub Pellikaan BMW R51/2 Ret 0
-   Cecil Sandford Velocette Ret 0
-   Jacques Schot Norton Ret 0
-   Elio Scopingo Moto Guzzi Ret 0
-   Cyril Stevens Vincent Ret 0
-   Drikus Veer Triumph Ret 0
-   Jan Veer Triumph Ret 0
-   Robert Weston Norton Ret 0
-   Henri Widonne Norton Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike MAN
 
BEL
 
HOL
 
SUI
 
ULS
 
NAC
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Constructors' 500cc World ChampionshipEdit

Pos Constructor             Pts
1   Norton 1 6 3 4 1 1 28 (32)
2   Gilera 1 1 2 6 2 28 (29)
3   AJS 4 3 5 1 2 21
4   MV Agusta 5 9 8 3 6
5   Triumph 13 12 6 Ret Ret 1
  Velocette 6 7 9 7 Ret 15 1
  Bitza Ret 0
  BMW Ret 0
  BSA Ret 0
  Moto Guzzi Ret 7 Ret 13 14 0
  Rudge-Whitworth 20 0
  Vincent 12 12 0

1950 350cc Roadracing World Championship final standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Bob Foster United Kingdom Velocette 30 3
2   Geoff Duke United Kingdom Norton 24 1
3   Leslie Graham United Kingdom AJS 17 1
4   Artie Bell United Kingdom Norton 14 1
5   Reg Armstrong United Kingdom Velocette 11 0
6   Eric Hinton Australia Norton 9 0
7   Bill Lomas United Kingdom Velocette 9 0
8   Harold Daniell United Kingdom Norton 6 0
9   John Lockett United Kingdom Norton 4 0
9   Dickie Dale United Kingdom AJS 4 0
11   Ted Frend United Kingdom AJS 4 0
12   Eric McPherson Australia AJS 3 0
13   Cecil Sandford United Kingdom AJS 3 0

1950 250cc Roadracing World Championship final standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Dario Ambrosini Italy Benelli 24 3
2   Maurice Cann United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 14 1
3   Fergus Anderson United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 6 0
3   Bruno Ruffo Italy Moto Guzzi 6 0
5   Dickie Dale United Kingdom Benelli 4 0
5   Wilf Billington Ireland Moto Guzzi 4 0
5   Bruno Francisci Italy Benelli 4 0
5   Ronald Mead United Kingdom Velocette 4 0
9   Arthur Burton United Kingdom Excelsior 3 0
9   Claudio Mastellari Italy Moto Guzzi 3 0
9   Benoit Musy Switzerland Moto Guzzi 3 0
9   Roland Pike United Kingdom Rudge 3 0
13   David Andrews United Kingdom Excelsior 2 0

1950 125cc Roadracing World Championship final standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Bruno Ruffo Italy Mondial 17 1
2   Gianni Leoni Italy Mondial 14 1
2   Carlo Ubbiali Italy Mondial 14 1
4   Giuseppe Matucci Italy Morini 4 0
4   Luigi Zinzani Italy Morini 4 0
6   Umberto Braga Italy Mondial 3 0
7   Raffaele Alberti Italy Mondial 2 0
7   Felice Benasedo Italy MV Agusta 2 0
9   Gijs Lagervey Netherlands Sparta 1 0
9   Emilio Soprani Italy Morini 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  • Büla, Maurice & Schertenleib, Jean-Claude (2001). Continental Circus 1949–2000. Chronosports S.A. ISBN 2-940125-32-5
  • "The Official MotoGP website". Retrieved 2010-07-06.