Cecil Sandford

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Cecil Sandford
Nationality British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1950 - 1957
First race 1950 350cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last race 1957 250cc Nations Grand Prix
First win 1952 125cc Isle of Man TT
Last win 1957 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Team(s) MV Agusta, Moto Guzzi, DKW, Mondial
Championships 125cc - 1952
250cc- 1957
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
42 5 21 N/A 3 149

Cecil Charles Sandford (born 21 February 1928 in Blockley, Gloucestershire) is a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He was a two-time world champion [1] and a two-time Isle of Man TT winner.[2]

Sandford began his career riding in local scramble and grass track events. In 1950 he was offered a place on the AJS factory racing team alongside the reigning world champion, Les Graham. He followed Graham to the MV Agusta team and won the 1952 FIM 125cc title, bringing Agusta their first world championship.[3] In the 1957 season, he won a second world championship, this time in the 250 class riding for the Mondial team. At the end of the 1957 season, Mondial and the other Italian motorcycle factories withdrew from Grand Prix racing due to escalating costs and Sandford decided to retire.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[edit]

Points system from 1950 to 1968.

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points Rank Wins
1950 350cc AJS IOM
-
BEL
-
NED
-
SUI
-
ULS
5
NAT
6
3 13th 0
1951 250cc Velocette ESP
-
SUI
5
IOM
-
BEL
-
NED
-
FRA
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
2 12th 0
500cc Velocette ESP
-
SUI
2
IOM
-
BEL
4
NED
-
FRA
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
9 9th 0
1952 125cc MV Agusta IOM
1
NED
1
GER
3
ULS
1
NAT
-
ESP
3
28 1st 3
1953 125cc MV Agusta IOM
3
NED
3
GER
-
ULS
2
NAT
-
ESP
2
20 2nd 0
500cc MV Agusta IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
FRA
-
ULS
-
SUI
-
NAT
5
ESP
-
2 15th 0
1954 125cc MV Agusta IOM
3
ULS
5
NED
-
GER
5
NAT
-
ESP
-
8 8th 0
1955 250cc Moto Guzzi IOM
2
GER
3
NED
5
ULS
5
NAT
-
12 3rd 0
350cc Moto Guzzi FRA
-
IOM
3
GER
4
BEL
4
NED
-
ULS
4
NAT
-
13 5th 0
1956 125cc Mondial IOM
-
NED
4
BEL
-
GER
6
ULS
-
NAT
-
4 13th 0
350cc DKW IOM
4
NED
4
BEL
3
GER
4
ULS
-
NAT
5
13 5th 0
1957 125cc Mondial GER
-
IOM
5
NED
4
BEL
3
ULS
-
NAT
-
9 6th 0
250cc Mondial GER
3
IOM
1
NED
2
BEL
3
ULS
1
NAT
4
26 1st 2

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