Pietro Ghersi

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Pietro Ghersi (1899 – 1 January 1972)[1] was an Italian motorcycle racer and, from 1927, also a racecar driver. He was born in Genoa.

With his brother Mario Ghersi and Luigi Arcangeli he biked in the 1926 Isle of Man TT and 1930 Isle of Man TT in Moto Guzzi.

Racing cars, he won the Spa 24 Hours 1930 with Attilio Marinoni in an Alfa Romeo 6C. In 1932 Ghersi was in the Mille Miglia and XXII Targa Florio in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300. In 1933, with himself as the only driver, he formed the Pietro Ghersi Racing Team based in Genova, using a 2.3-liter Bugatti Type 35, a 1.1-liter Maserati monoposto, and a 2.3-liter Alfa Romeo.[2] He raced for Scuderia Ferrari 1934 and privately in a Maserati 8CM 1935-36. He continued until the 1938 season.

Racing record[edit]

Complete European Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 EDC Pts
1931 U. Klinger Maserati 26M Maserati 2.5 L8 ITA
8
1
Officine A. Maserati FRA
8
BEL
1932 Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Monza Alfa Romeo 2.3 L8 ITA
7
FRA GER 9th 20
1935 Scuderia Subalpina Maserati 8CM Maserati 3.0 L8 MON FRA BEL GER
12
SUI 21st 51
Maserati 6C-34 Maserati 3.7 L6 ITA
Ret
ESP
1936 Scuderia Torino Maserati 6C-34 Maserati 4.7 V8 MON
8
GER SUI 17th 27
Scuderia Maremmana Maserati 3.7 L6 ITA
Ret
1938 Scuderia Torino Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Alfa Romeo 2.9 L8 FRA GER
8
SUI 9th 24
Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 Alfa Romeo 3.0 L8 ITA
5
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 – Ghersi was co-driver with Klinger at the Italian GP and with Dreyfus at the French GP, therefore rules excluded him from the championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ picture and biography (including race participations) from Leif Snellmans racing archive
  2. ^ 1933 season lineup
  3. ^ "THE GOLDEN ERA – OF GRAND PRIX RACING". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved December 9, 2016.