Bruno Ruffo

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Bruno Ruffo
Nationality Italian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1949-1952
First race 1949 250cc Swiss Grand Prix
Last race 1952 250cc Dutch TT
First win 1949 250cc Swiss Grand Prix
Last win 1951 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Team(s) Moto Guzzi, Mondial
Championships 250cc - 1949, 1951
125cc - 1950
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
14 4 10 N/A 5 78

Bruno Ruffo (9 December 1920 – 10 February 2007 [1]) was an Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer born in Verona. He won three Grand Prix World Championships.[2]

In 1949 he won the inaugural 250cc World Championship riding for the Italian Moto Guzzi factory. During the 1950 season, Ruffo was annoyed that Moto Guzzi instructed him to let his teammate win the Championship that year while he finished third. That same year, Ruffo rode a Mondial to claim the 125cc World Championship. In 1951 he once again captured the 250cc World Champion with four victories. Ruffo retired in 1952 after an accident and opened a successful vehicle hire business in Verona.[3] He died at 86 years old.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[edit]

1949 point system

Position 1 2 3 4 5 Fastest lap
Points 10 8 7 6 5 1

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 Points Rank Wins
1949 250cc Moto Guzzi IOM
-
SUI
1
ULS
2
NAT
4
24 1st 1
1950 125cc Mondial NED
1
ULS
2
NAT
4
17 1st 1
250cc Moto Guzzi IOM
-
SUI
2
ULS
-
NAT
-
6 3rd 0
1951 250cc Moto Guzzi ESP
-
SUI
2
IOM
-
BEL
-
NED
-
FRA
1
ULS
1
NAT
3
22 1st 2
500cc Moto Guzzi ESP
-
SUI
-
IOM
-
BEL
-
NED
-
FRA
-
ULS
-
NAT
5
2 19th 0
1952 250cc Moto Guzzi SUI
-
IOM
6
NED
2
GER
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
7 6th 0

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