Silvio Grassetti

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Silvio Grassetti
Nationality Italian
Born February 24, 1936
Montecchio, Sant'Angelo in Lizzola
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1961 - 1963, 1965 - 1973,
First race 1959 250cc Dutch TT
Last race 1973 250cc Dutch TT
First win 1969 350cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix
Last win 1971 250cc Belgian Grand Prix
Team(s) Bianchi, Benelli, Moto Morini, Jawa, MZ
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
44 3 21 0 3 270

Silvio Grassetti (born on February 24, 1936 in Montecchio, Sant'Angelo in Lizzola) is a former Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.[1]

The son of a Benelli employee, he began his racing career as a privateer Benelli racer. He made his Grand Prix debut as a Benelli factory rider in 1959. His best year was in 1969 when he finished second to Giacomo Agostini in the 350cc world championship.[1] In 1971, Grassetti won the 250cc Austrian and Belgian Grand Prix races, but inconsistent results relegated him to only seventh place in the championship.[1] He retired in 1974 after suffering serious injuries at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Grassetti won three Grand Prix races in his career.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Silvio Grassetti career statistics". motogp.com. Retrieved 14 December 2011.