1950 Swiss motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1950 Swiss motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 1950 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 23 July 1950 in Geneva.

Switzerland  1950 Swiss Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 6 races in the
1950 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Geneve track.jpg
Date23 July 1950
LocationGeneva, Switzerland
Course
  • Public roads
  • 5.996 km (3.726 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Carlo Bandirola Gilera
Time 2:42
Podium
First United Kingdom Leslie Graham AJS
Second Italy Umberto Masetti Gilera
Third Italy Carlo Bandirola Gilera
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bob Foster Velocette
Time 2:39
Podium
First United Kingdom Leslie Graham AJS
Second United Kingdom Bob Foster Velocette
Third United Kingdom Geoff Duke Norton
250 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Dario Ambrosini Benelli
Time 2:52.2
Podium
First Italy Dario Ambrosini Benelli
Second Italy Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi
Third United Kingdom Dickie Dale Benelli
Sidecar (B2A)
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Eric Oliver Norton
Time 3:04.2
Podium
First United Kingdom Eric Oliver Norton
Second Italy Ercole Frigerio Gilera
Third Switzerland Ferdinand Aubert Norton

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Leslie Graham AJS 34 1:36:57 8
2   Umberto Masetti Gilera 34 +1:14 6
3   Carlo Bandirola Gilera 34 +1:15 4
4   Geoff Duke Norton 34 +1:44 3
5   Harold Daniell Norton 2
6   Johnny Lockett Norton 1
7   Georges Cordey Norton
8   Reg Armstrong Velocette
9   Georges Houel Gilera
10   Nello Pagani Gilera
11   Albert Moule Norton
12   Arciso Artesiani MV Agusta
13   Benoît Musy Moto Guzzi
14   Hans Haldemann Norton
15   Jim Swarbrick Norton
16   Willy Lips Norton
17   Denis Jenkinson Norton
18   Phil Heath Norton
[1]

350 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Leslie Graham AJS 25 1:11:25 8
2   Bob Foster Velocette 25 +0:18 6
2   Umberto Masetti Gilera 34 +1:14 6
3   Geoff Duke Norton 25 +0:47 4
4   Reg Armstrong Velocette 25 +1:04 3
5   Ted Frend AJS 25 +1:12 2
6   Dickie Dale AJS 25 +1:12 1
7   Harry Hinton Norton 25 +1:46
8   Bill Lomas Velocette 25 +1:48
9   Harold Daniell Norton 25 +1:49
10   Johnny Lockett Norton
11   Tommy Wood Velocette
12   Syd Jensen AJS
13   Väinö Hollming AJS
14   Fergus Anderson AJS
15   Phil Heath Norton
16   Eric McPherson AJS
17   Ernie Thomas Velocette
18   Heinrich Stamm Velocette
19   Bill Beevers Velocette
20   J. Zuber Norton
21   Willy Lips Norton
22   Arthur Wick AJS
[1]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Dario Ambrosini Benelli 21 1:01:48.2 8
2   Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi 21 +47.4 6
3   Dickie Dale Benelli 21 +57.8 4
4   Benoît Musy Moto Guzzi 21 +2:42.8 3
5   Carlo Bellotti Moto Guzzi 2
6   Onorato Francone Moto Guzzi 1
7   Roberto Colombo Moto Guzzi
8   Elio Scopigno Moto Guzzi
9   Claudio Mastellari Moto Guzzi
[1]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Eric Oliver   Lorenzo Dobelli Norton 17 52:59.8 8
2   Ercole Frigerio   Ezio Ricotti Gilera 17 +40.0 6
3   Ferdinand Aubert   René Aubert Norton 17 +2:34.8 4
4   Henri Meuwly   Pierre Dévaud Gilera 3
5   Willy Wirth   Fred Schürtenberger Gilera 2
6   Marcel Masuy   Denis Jenkinson BMW 1
7   Hans Haldemann   Josef Albisser Norton
8   Heinrich Stamm   ? Norton
9   Edouard Hordelalay   ? Norton
10   Fritz Mühlemann   Marie Mühlemann Norton
[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Chamberlain, Peter (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1951. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 116–117.


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