1951 Swiss motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1951 Swiss motorcycle Grand Prix was the second race of the 1951 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 27 May 1951 at the Bremgarten circuit.

Switzerland  1951 Swiss Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 8 races in the
1951 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Bremgarten.svg
Date27 May 1951
LocationCircuit Bremgarten
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 7.280 km (4.524 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Geoff Duke Norton
Time 3:02.0
Podium
First United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi
Second Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong AJS
Third Italy Enrico Lorenzetti Moto Guzzi
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong AJS
Time 3:11.9
Podium
First United Kingdom Leslie Graham Velocette
Second United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Velocette
Third Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong AJS
250 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Dario Ambrosini Benelli
Time 3:29.9
Podium
First Italy Dario Ambrosini Benelli
Second Italy Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi
Third Italy Gianni Leoni Moto Guzzi
Sidecar (B2A)
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Eric Oliver Norton
Time 3:38.9
Podium
First Italy Ercole Frigerio Gilera
Second Italy Albino Milani Gilera
Third Italy Ernesto Merlo Gilera

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi 28 1:34:44.2 8
2   Reg Armstrong AJS 28 +1:47.9 6
3   Enrico Lorenzetti Moto Guzzi 28 +2:07.5 4
4   Carlo Bandirola MV Agusta 3
5   Benoît Musy Moto Guzzi 2
6   Willy Lips Norton 1
7   Hans Baltisberger Norton
8   Max Forster Gilera
9   Väinö Hollming Moto Guzzi
10   Sid Mason Norton
11   Tommy Wood Norton
12   Alexander Mayer Norton
[1]

350 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Leslie Graham Velocette 22 1:10:48.5 8
2   Cecil Sandford Velocette 22 +1:18.6 6
3   Reg Armstrong AJS 22 +1:48.6 4
4   Paul Fuhrer Velocette 3
5   Sid Mason Velocette 2
6   Leonhardt Faßl AJS 1
7   Hans Baltisberger AJS
8   Werner Mazanec AJS
9   Herbert Laederach AJS
10   Edmund Laederach Norton
11   Väinö Hollming Velocette
12   Helmut Volzwinkler Norton
13   Heinrich Stamm Velocette
14   Denis Jenkinson Norton
[1]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Dario Ambrosini Benelli 18 1:05:32.1 8
2   Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi 18 +1:10.8 6
3   Gianni Leoni Moto Guzzi 18 +3:00.3 4
4   Benoît Musy Moto Guzzi 3
5   Cecil Sandford Velocette 2
6   Nino Grieco Parilla 1
7   H. Steffan Parilla
8   Alano Montanari Moto Guzzi
9   Hans Haldemann Parilla
10   Carlo Bellotti Moto Guzzi
11   R. Thiery Monet-Goyon
12   Heinrich Thorn-Prikker Moto Guzzi
[1]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Ercole Frigerio   Ezio Ricotti Gilera 16 1:01:27.6 8
2   Albino Milani   Giuseppe Pizzocri Gilera 16 +2:03.6 6
3   Ernesto Merlo   Dino Magri Gilera 16 +2:56.4 4
4   Marcel Masuy   Denis Jenkinson Norton 3
5   Eric Oliver   Lorenzo Dobelli Norton 2
6   Giovanni Carru   Carlo Musso Carru 1
7   Jakob Keller   Gianfranco Zanzi Eigenbau
8   Luigi Marcelli   ? Gilera
9   Henri Meuwly   ? Gilera
10   Heinrich Stamm   ? Norton
11   Renato Prati   Marino Saguato Moto Guzzi
12   F. Vaasen   ? Norton
13   Carlo Vittone   ? Carru
[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Chamberlain, Peter (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1952. Temple Press Ltd. p. 112.


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