Carlo Ubbiali is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
Carlo was best known as a Italian motorcycle road racer.
Death was likely due to nine-time .
Carlo Ubbiali
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Carlo Ubbiali during Revival MV Agusta Cascina Costa 2010
NationalityItalian
Born(1929-09-22)22 September 1929
Bergamo, Italy
Died(2020-06-02)2 June 2020 (aged 90)
Bergamo, Italy
Carlo Ubbiali (22 September 1929 – 2 June 2020) was an Italian nine-time World Champion motorcycle road racer. In the 1950s, he was a dominant force in the smaller classes of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, winning six 125cc and three 250cc world titles.
Contents
1 Career
2 Motorcycle Grand Prix results
3 References
4 External links
Career
Ubbiali was born in Bergamo, Lombardy. In 1949, the first year of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, he finished in fourth place in the 125cc class riding an MV Agusta. That year, he also won a gold medal in the International Six Days Trial. He switched to Mondial for the 1950 season.
Ubbiali won his first world championship for Mondial in 1951. After losing his crown to Cecil Sandford in 1952, he re-signed with MV Agusta. He went on to become their top rider, winning six 125cc titles and three 250cc crowns and scoring double championships in 1956, 1959 and 1960. Ubbiali was also a five-time winner at the prestigious Isle of Man TT. He rarely made a mistake while competing, as evidenced by the fact that he never suffered a serious crash during his 12-year Grand Prix career.
Ubbiali retired at the age of 30 while still in his prime. Until the motorcycle racing career of Giacomo Agostini, he was considered Italy's greatest motorcycle racer. His nine World Championships tie him with Mike Hailwood and Valentino Rossi for third place on the championship win list behind only Giacomo Agostini and Ángel Nieto. In 2001, the F.I.M. inducted Ubbiali into the MotoGP Hall of Fame. Ubbiali is the last surviving rider from the first season of Grand Prix motorcycle racing and is one of the only two living world champions from the 1950s era of Grand Prix motorcycle racing (Cecil Sandford is the other one).
Motorcycle Grand Prix results
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
(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
Year
Class
Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Points
Rank
Wins
1949
125cc
MV Agusta
SUI4
NED3
NAT-
13
4th
0
1950
125cc
Mondial
NED-
ULS1
NAT2
14
2nd
1
1951
125cc
Mondial
ESP2
IOM2
NED-
ULS-
NAT1
20
1st
1
1952
125cc
Mondial
IOM2
NED2
GER2
ULS-
NAT2
ESP-
24
2nd
0
1953
125cc
MV Agusta
IOMNC
NED2
GER1
ULS-
NAT3
ESP-
18
3rd
1
1954
125cc
MV Agusta
IOM2
ULS-
NED3
GER3
NAT3
ESP-
18
2nd
0
1955
125cc
MV Agusta
ESP3
FRA1
IOM1
GER1
NED1
NAT1
32
1st
5
250cc
MV Agusta
IOM-
GER-
NED-
ULS-
NAT1
8
7th
1
1956
125cc
MV Agusta
IOM1
NED1
BEL1
GER2
ULS1
NAT1
32
1st
5
250cc
MV Agusta
IOM1
NED1
BEL1
GER1
ULS-
NAT1
32
1st
5
1957
125cc
MV Agusta
GER1
IOM2
NED-
BEL-
ULS-
NAT1
22
3rd
2
250cc
MV Agusta
GER1
IOMNC
NED-
BEL-
ULS-
NAT-
8
5th
1
1958
125cc
MV Agusta
IOM1
NED1
BEL5
GER1
SWE3
ULS1
NAT-
32
1st
4
250cc
MV Agusta
IOM2
NED2
BEL-
GER-
SWE-
ULS-
NAT3
16
3rd
0
1959
125cc
MV Agusta
IOM5
GER1
NED1
BEL1
SWE2
ULS-
NAT2
30
1st
3
250cc
MV Agusta
IOM2
GER1
NED2
BEL-
SWE2
ULS-
NAT1
28
1st
2
1960
125cc
MV Agusta
IOM1
NED1
BEL3
ULS1
NAT1
24
1st
4
250cc
MV Agusta
IOM2
NED1
BEL1
GER2
ULS1
NAT1
32
1st
4
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Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1949 - 1960
First race1949 125cc Swiss Grand Prix
Last race1960 125cc Nations Grand Prix
First win1950 125cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last win1960 125cc Nations Grand Prix
Team(s)Mondial, MV Agusta
Championships125cc - 1951, 1955, 1956, 1958-1960
250cc- 1956, 1959, 1960
StartsWinsPodiumsPolesF. lapsPoints
713968N/A30403