Dario Ambrosini

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Dario Ambrosini
Dario Ambrosini at 1949 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix.jpg
Dario Ambrosini at 1949 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix
Nationality Italian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1949 - 1951
First race 1949 250cc Swiss Grand Prix
Last race 1951 Isle of Man 250cc Lightweight TT
First win 1949 250cc Nations Grand Prix
Last win 1951 250cc Swiss Grand Prix
Team(s) Benelli
Championships 250cc - 1950
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
8 5 8 0 0 57
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 3 (1949 - 1951)
TT wins 1
First TT win 1950 Lightweight TT
Last TT win 1950 Lightweight TT
Podiums 2

Dario Ambrosini (March 7, 1918 in Cesena - July 14, 1951 in Albi) was an Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer who competed for the Benelli factory racing team. He finished second to Bruno Ruffo in the inaugural FIM 250cc world championship in 1949. He returned in 1950 and claimed the 250cc world championship with three victories including one at the 1950 Isle of Man TT.[1][2] Ambrosini was killed during official practice for the 1951 French Grand Prix at Albi.[3]

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 Benelli IOM
NC
SUI
2
ULS
-
NAT
1
19 2nd 1
1950 250cc Benelli IOM
1
SUI
1
ULS
2
NAT
1
24 1st 3
1951 250cc Benelli ESP
-
SUI
1
IOM
2
BEL
-
NED
-
FRA
(†)
ULS
-
NAT
-
14 3rd 1

References[edit]


Preceded by
Bruno Ruffo
250cc Motorcycle World Champion
1950
Succeeded by
Bruno Ruffo