1949 Swiss motorcycle Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 2 of 6 races in the
1949 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 3 July 1949
Location Circuit Bremgarten
Course Permanent racing facility
7.280 km (4.524 mi)
500 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Ted Frend AJS
Time 90 mph (140 km/h)
Podium
First United Kingdom Leslie Graham AJS
Second Italy Arciso Artesiani Gilera
Third United Kingdom Harold Daniell Norton
350 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Freddie Frith Velocette
Podium
First United Kingdom Freddie Frith Velocette
Second United Kingdom Leslie Graham AJS
Third United Kingdom Bill Doran AJS
250 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi
Time 84.4 mph (135.8 km/h)
Podium
First Italy Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi
Second Italy Dario Ambrosini Benelli
Third United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi
125 cc
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Nello Pagani FB-Mondial
Time 71.38 mph (114.87 km/h)
Podium
First Italy Nello Pagani FB-Mondial
Second Italy Renato Magi Morini
Third Italy Celest Cavaciuti FB-Mondial
Sidecars
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Eric Oliver Norton
Passenger United Kingdom Denis Jenkinson
Time 75.5 mph (121.5 km/h)
Podium
First United Kingdom Eric Oliver Norton
United Kingdom Denis Jenkinson
Second Italy Ercole Frigerio Gilera
Italy Ezio Ricotti
Third Switzerland Hans Haldemann Norton
Switzerland Herbert Läderach

The 1949 Swiss motorcycle Grand Prix was the second race of the 1949 Motorcycle Grand Prix season. It took place on the weekend of 3 July 1949 at the Bremgarten circuit.

British rider Leslie Graham won the 500 cc race riding an AJS from Arciso Artesiani and Harold Daniell.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time Points
1 United Kingdom Leslie Graham AJS 1:26:14.9 11
2 Italy Arciso Artesiani Gilera +1:21.9 8
3 United Kingdom Harold Daniell Norton +1:32.0 7
4 Italy Nello Pagani Gilera +2:15.0 6
5 United Kingdom Freddie Frith Velocette 5
6 Italy Guido Leoni Moto Guzzi
7 United Kingdom Ken Bills Velocette
7 finishers
[1][2]

350 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time Points
1 United Kingdom Freddie Frith Velocette 1:07:06.0 11
2 United Kingdom Leslie Graham AJS +3.9 8
3 United Kingdom Bill Doran AJS +4.1 7
4 Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong AJS +22.2 6
5 United Kingdom Tommy Wood Velocette +30.8 5
6 United Kingdom Artie Bell Norton +31.0
20 finishers
[2][3]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Points
1 Italy Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi 10
2 Italy Dario Ambrosini Benelli 8
3 United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi 8
4 Italy Claudio Mastellari Moto Guzzi 6
5 Switzerland Benoit Musy Moto Guzzi 5
6 United Kingdom Tommy Wood Moto Guzzi
[4]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Points
1 Italy Nello Pagani FB-Mondial 11
2 Italy Renato Magi Morini 8
3 Italy Celeste Cavaciuti MV Agusta 7
4 Italy Carlo Ubbiali FB-Mondial 6
5 Italy Umberto Masetti Morini 5
6 Italy Franco Bertoni MV Agusta
[5]

Sidecar classification[edit]

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Time Points
1 United Kingdom Eric Oliver United Kingdom Denis Jenkinson Norton 58:54.0 11
2 Italy Ercole Frigerio Italy Ezio Ricotti Gilera +46.6 8
3 Switzerland Hans Haldemann Switzerland Herbert Läderach Norton +47.0 7
4 Switzerland Jakob Keller Switzerland Ernst Brutschi Gilera +2:17.5 6
5 Italy Albino Milani Italy Giuseppe Pizzocri Gilera +3:03.7 5
6 Switzerland Roland Benz Switzerland Max Hirzel BMW +3:04.7
7 Switzerland Fritz Mühlemann Switzerland Marie Mühlemann Norton
8 Switzerland Hans Taveri Switzerland Luigi Taveri Norton
9 Austria Julius Beer  ? Norton
10 Switzerland Willy Wirth  ? Gilera
[2][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. 1949–500 cc. ISBN 0-85429-208-X. 
  2. ^ a b c Davison, G. S., ed. (1950). The Racing Year. W. W. Curtis, Ltd. pp. 44–46. 
  3. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. 1949–350 cc. ISBN 0-85429-208-X. 
  4. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. 1949–250 cc. ISBN 0-85429-208-X. 
  5. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. 1949–125 cc. ISBN 0-85429-208-X. 
  6. ^ Bula, Maurice. Grand Prix Motorcycle Championships of the World. Haynes Publications Inc. Championnat du monde de side-cars 1949. ISBN 0-85429-208-X. 


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