Ken Kavanagh

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Ken Kavanagh
Nationality Australian
Born (1923-12-12) 12 December 1923 (age 90)
Melbourne, Australia
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19511956, 19591960
First race 1951 Isle of Man 350cc Junior TT
Last race 1960 Isle of Man 125cc Ultra-Lightweight TT
First win 1952 350cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last win 1956 Isle of Man 350cc Junior TT
Team(s) Moto Guzzi
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
38 5 24 0 6 170
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1958
Teams privateer Maserati
Races 2 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1958 Monaco Grand Prix
Last race 1958 Belgian Grand Prix

Thomas Kenrick Kavanagh, better known as Ken Kavanagh, (born 12 December 1923) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and racecar driver from Australia. He became the first Australian to win a motorcycle Grand Prix race when he won the 1952 350cc Ulster Grand Prix.[1] In 1956, he won the Junior TT at the Isle of Man TT races.[2] Kavanagh entered two Formula One Grands Prix in 1958 with his own Maserati 250F, firstly in Monaco where he failed to qualify, and lastly in the Belgian Grand Prix where he missed out on the race having blown his engine in practice, after having qualified 20th of 28 entrants.

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

5 best results were counted up until 1955.

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points Rank Wins
1951 350cc Norton ESP
-
SUI
-
IOM
NC
BEL
-
NED
3
FRA
-
ULS
2
NAT
2
16 4th 0
500cc Norton ESP
-
SUI
-
IOM
NC
BEL
-
NED
-
FRA
-
ULS
2
NAT
-
6 9th 0
1952 350cc Norton SUI
7
IOM
NC
NED
5
BEL
-
GER
2
ULS
1
NAT
-
16 5th 1
500cc Norton SUI
-
IOM
32
NED
3
BEL
-
GER
2
ULS
-
NAT
-
ESP
3
14 6th 0
1953 250cc Moto Guzzi IOM
-
NED
-
GER
-
ULS
-
SUI
-
NAT
-
ESP
2
6 6th 0
350cc Norton IOM
2
NED
3
BEL
5
FRA
-
ULS
-
SUI
2
NAT
-
ESP
-
18 4th 0
500cc Norton IOM
NC
NED
3
BEL
4
GER
-
FRA
4
ULS
1
SUI
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
18 4th 1
1954 250cc Moto Guzzi FRA
-
IOM
NC
ULS
-
NED
4
GER
-
SUI
-
NAT
-
3 13th 0
350cc Moto Guzzi FRA
-
IOM
NC
ULS
-
BEL
1
NED
-
GER
-
SUI
2
NAT
3
ESP
-
18 4th 1
500cc Moto Guzzi FRA
-
IOM
NC
ULS
-
BEL
2
NED
-
GER
4
SUI
-
NAT
6
ESP
2
16 3rd 0
1955 350cc Moto Guzzi FRA
-
IOM
NC
GER
5
BEL
-
NED
1
ULS
-
NAT
3
14 4th 1
500cc Moto Guzzi ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
3
GER
-
BEL
-
NED
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
4 12th 0
1956 350cc Moto Guzzi IOM
1
NED
5
BEL
-
GER
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
10 6th 1
1959 125cc Ducati IOM
NC
GER
-
NED
6
BEL
5
SWE
5
ULS
4
NAT
-
8 8th 0
500cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
-
GER
4
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
3 11th 0
1960 125cc Ducati IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0

Complete Formula One World Championship results [3][edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1958 Ken Kavanagh Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG
MON
DNQ
NED
500
BEL
DNS
FRA
GBR
GER
POR
ITA
MOR
NC 0

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