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1950 Grand Prix season
1950 Grand Prix season
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The 1950 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 2nd F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of six Grand Prix races in five classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc and Sidecars 600cc. It began on June 10, with Isle of Man TT and ended with Nations Grand Prix on September 10.

1950 Grand Prix season calendar

#DateGrand PrixCircuit125cc250cc350cc500ccSidecars 600ccReport
1Jun 10Isle of ManIsle of Man TTSnaefell mountain courseItalyDario AmbrosiniNorthern IrelandArtie BellUKGeoff DukeReport
2Jul 2BelgiumBelgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-FrancorchampsUKBob FosterItalyUmberto MasettiUKItalyOliver/DobelliReport
3Jul 8NetherlandsDutch TTTT Circuit AssenItalyBruno RuffoUKBob FosterItalyUmberto MasettiReport
4Jul 23SwitzerlandSwiss Grand PrixCircuit des NationsItalyDario AmbrosiniUKLeslie GrahamUKLeslie GrahamUKItalyOliver/DobelliReport
5Aug 18Northern IrelandUlster Grand PrixClady CircuitItalyCarlo UbbialiUKMaurice CannUKBob FosterUKGeoff DukeReport
6Sep 10ItalyNations Grand PrixMonzaItalyGianni LeoniItalyDario AmbrosiniUKGeoff DukeUKGeoff DukeUKItalyOliver/DobelliReport

Standings

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race. All rounds counted towards the championship in the 125cc and Sidecars, the best three races counted in the 250cc, while in the 350cc and 500cc championships, only the best four results counted.

Position 1st  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th 
Points864321

500cc final standings

PosRiderBikeMAN
Isle of Man
BEL
Belgium
HOL
Netherlands
SUI
Switzerland
ULS
Northern Ireland
NAC
Italy
Pts
1ItalyUmberto MasettiGilera1126228 (29)
2UKGeoff DukeNorton1RetRet41127
3UKLeslie GrahamAJS Porcupine4RetRet12717
4ItalyNello PaganiGilera22107Ret12
5ItalyCarlos BandirolaGilera443Ret512
6UKJohnny LockettNorton3RetRet6389
7Northern IrelandArtie BellNorton2Ret6
8ItalyArciso ArtesianiMV Agusta5Ret1236
9AustraliaHarry HintonNorton1063RetDNS5
10UKTed FrendAJS153RetRetRet114
11UKDickie DaleNorton79Ret464
12UKHarold DaniellNorton5RetRet5DNS104
13iItalyAlberto MilaniGileraRet43
14AustraliaEric McPhersonAJS / Norton14Ret52
15UKJock WestAJS52
16New ZealandSyd JensenTriumph / AJSRet126Ret1
17IrelandReg ArmstrongVelocette68Ret1
18UKPhil HeathNorton34137Ret80
19UKBob FosterMoto Guzzi / AJS / VelocetteRet7RetRet150
20SwitzerlandGeorges CordeyNorton / Velocette7Ret0
21UKKen ArmstrongMV Agusta / Velocette980
22UKAlbert MouleNorton17Ret811Ret0
23Northern IrelandCromie McCandlessNorton80
24UKJack BrettNorton9110
25FranceGeorges HouelGileraRet90
=Northern IrelandHarry TurnerNortonRet90
26ItalyGiuseppe ColnagoGilera90
27New ZealandJim SwarbrickNorton181110150
28ItalyFelice BenasedoMoto Guzzi10RetRet0
29Northern IrelandErnie BarrettNortonRet100
30AustraliaGeorge MorrisonNorton11RetDNS0
31UKJim KentishNortonRet110
=NetherlandsLouis van RijswijkTriumphRet110
33UKArthur WheelerNorton261412DNS0
34UKFreddie FairbairnVincent Grey Flash51120
35UKKen BillsVincent Grey Flash120
=ItalyGuido LeoniMV Agusta120
37UKErnie BraineNorton46Ret14130
38GermanyAlbert VertriestTriumph16130
39SwitzerlandBenoit MusyMoto Guzzi13180
40UKTommy McEwanTriumph130
=ItalyArmando MieleGilera130
42ItalyDante BianchiMoto Guzzi140
=SwitzerlandHans HaldemannNorton140
44GermanyAuguste GoffinNorton15170
45UKSidney MasonNortonRet150
46SwedenEvert CarlssonNorton19160
47UKRoy EvansNorton160
=FranceGeorges MonneretNorton160
49UKErnie ThomasTriumphRet17RetRet0
50BelgiumJaak DelsingTriumph170
51FinlandVäinö HollmingNorton / Velocette18RetRetRet0
52ItalyAdelmo MandoliniMoto Guzzi190
=UKDavid WithworthTriumph190
54UKSid LawtonAJS / Rudge20DNS0
55ItalyLodovico FacchinelliMoto Guzzi200
56ItalyDario BassoGilera210
=UKAshley ParryNorton210
58ItalyLibero LiberatiMoto Guzzi220
=UKStan MillerNorton220
60UKBill BeeversNorton230
61UKJohn SimisterTriumph240
62UKVic WilloughbyNorton25RetRet0
63UKLes ArcherNorton270
64UKCharlie BrettVelocette280
65UKGuy NewmanNorton290
66Northern IrelandCharlie GrayAJS300
67UKGeorge PatersonAJS310
68UKRoy WalkerNorton320
69UKJack VarlowNorton330
70UKJack HardingNorton35Ret0
71UKSyd BarnettAJS360
72UKEric HardyNorton370
73UKHumphrey RansonAJS380
74UKJohn FisherNorton390
75UKErnest WalkerNorton400
76UKReg LeeAJS410
77UKJack BaileyTriumph420
78UKCharlie SaltVelocette43RetRetRet0
79UKLeslie HarrisVelocette440
80UKJoe GlazebrookTriumph450
81UKSyl AndertonTriumph470
82UKLlewelyn RansonAJS480
83New ZealandJohn DaleNorton490
84UKReg McDonaldVelocette500
85UKBob McDonaldAJS520
-UKEric BriggsNortonRetRetRet0
-UKOliver ScottNortonRetRetRet0
-UKBill HallTriumphRetRet0
-ScotlandBill LomasVelocetteRetRet0
-Northern IrelandBob MatthewsVelocetteRetRet0
-UKBert MeyersNortonRetRet0
-ScotlandFergus AndersonMoto GuzziRet0
-IrelandManliff BarringtonVincent Grey FlashRet0
-ItalyBruno BertacchiniMoto GuzziRet0
-ItalyAldo BriniGileraRet0
-UKThomas ByrneTriumphRet0
-UKMaurice CannMoto GuzziRet0
-UKGerard CarterNortonRet0
-ItalyLuigi CiaiMoto GuzziRet0
-GermanyEugéne CordangTriumphRet0
-UKLes DearNortonRet0
-UKWilmot EvansBitzaRet0
-UKMike FeatherstoneAJSRet0
-UKLennart FenningNortonRet0
-UKJack FletcherBSARet0
-NetherlandsCees Fokke-BoschNortonRet0
-ItalySante GeminianiMoto GuzziRet0
-UKRob HarrisonTriumphRet0
-UKJohnny HodgkinVincent Grey FlashRet0
-UKChris HornNortonRet0
-UKEddie IfflandNortonRet0
-UKDenis JenkinsonNortonRet0
-NetherlandsPiet KnijnenburgBMW R51/2Ret0
-UKMax KleinNortonRet0
-SwitzerlandWilly LipsNortonRet0
-UKBill MaddrickVelocetteRet0
-GermanyLéon MartinNortonRet0
-SwitzerlandRobert MüllerNortonRet0
-UKBill PetchNortonRet0
-NetherlandsHub PellikaanBMW R51/2Ret0
-UKCecil SandfordVelocetteRet0
-NetherlandsJacques SchotNortonRet0
-ItalyElio ScopingoMoto GuzziRet0
-UKCyril StevensVincentRet0
-NetherlandsDrikus VeerTriumphRet0
-NetherlandsJan VeerTriumphRet0
-UKRoy WestonNortonRet0
-SwitzerlandHenri WidonneNortonRet0
PosRiderBikeMAN
Isle of Man
BEL
Belgium
HOL
Netherlands
SUI
Switzerland
ULS
Northern Ireland
NAC
Italy
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Constructors' 500cc World Championship

PosConstructorUnited KingdomBelgiumNetherlandsSwitzerlandUlsterItalyPts
1UKNorton16341128 (32)
2ItalyGilera-1126228 (29)
3UKAJS4351221
4ItalyMV Agusta-598-36
5UKTriumph13126RetRet-1
UKVelocette6797Ret151
-       Bitza----Ret-0
-GermanyBMW--Ret---0
-UKBSARet-----0
-ItalyMoto GuzziRet7Ret13-140
-UKRudge-Whitworth20-----0
-UKVincent12---12-0

1950 350cc Roadracing World Championship final standings

PlaceRiderCountryMachinePointsWins
1UKBob FosterUnited KingdomVelocette303
2UKGeoff DukeUnited KingdomNorton241
3UKLeslie GrahamUnited KingdomAJS171
4UKArtie BellUnited KingdomNorton141
5IrelandReg ArmstrongUnited KingdomVelocette110
6AustraliaEric HintonAustraliaNorton90
7UKBill LomasUnited KingdomVelocette90
8UKHarold DaniellUnited KingdomNorton60
9UKJohn LockettUnited KingdomNorton40
9UKDickie DaleUnited KingdomAJS40
11UKTed FrendUnited KingdomAJS40
12AustraliaEric McPhersonAustraliaAJS30
13UKCecil SandfordUnited KingdomAJS30

1950 250cc Roadracing World Championship final standings

PlaceRiderCountryMachinePointsWins
1ItalyDario AmbrosiniItalyBenelli243
2UKMaurice CannUnited KingdomMoto Guzzi141
3UKFergus AndersonUnited KingdomMoto Guzzi60
3ItalyBruno RuffoItalyMoto Guzzi60
5UKDickie DaleUnited KingdomBenelli40
5IrelandWilf BillingtonIrelandMoto Guzzi40
5ItalyBruno FrancisciItalyBenelli40
5UKRonald MeadUnited KingdomVelocette40
9UKArthur BurtonUnited KingdomExcelsior30
9ItalyClaudio MastellariItalyMoto Guzzi30
9SwitzerlandBenoit MusySwitzerlandMoto Guzzi30
9UKRoland PikeUnited KingdomRudge30
13UKDavid AndrewsUnited KingdomExcelsior20

1950 125cc Roadracing World Championship final standings

PlaceRiderCountryMachinePointsWins
1ItalyBruno RuffoItalyMondial171
2ItalyGianni LeoniItalyMondial141
2ItalyCarlo UbbialiItalyMondial141
4ItalyGiuseppe MatucciItalyMorini40
4ItalyLuigi ZinzaniItalyMorini40
6ItalyUmberto BragaItalyMondial30
7ItalyRaffaele AlbertiItalyMondial20
7ItalyFelice BenasedoItalyMV Agusta20
9NetherlandsGijs LagerveyNetherlandsSparta10
9ItalyEmilio SopraniItalyMorini10
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