1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302
Lot 465
1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle
Engine no. 2270302
€50,000 - 75,000
US$ 54,000 - 81,000

Lot Details
1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302 1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302 1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302 1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302 1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302 1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302 1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302 1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 2270302
1963 Garelli 50cc Record Breaking Racing Motorcycle
Engine no. 2270302
In the early 1960s, with the reconstituted Garelli now under the control of Daniele Agrati, it was decided to return to the track in search of world records, which had been one of Garelli's major competition activities in pre-war days. In November 1963 two 50cc Garellis specially prepared by engineer William Soncini, running on alcohol fuel and equipped with large-capacity fuel tanks and all-enveloping 'dustbin' fairings, set eight world records at Monza, including a new 24 hours mark at an average speed of 108.834km/h (67.59mph), which has yet to be broken. The riders were Gianemilio Marchesani, Luigi Pastori, Robert Patrignani, Giulio Parnigotti, Luciano Spinello and GianPiero 'Zubani'. In order to wring every last ounce of speed from the tiny machines, a second set of footrests was fitted on brackets extending back towards the rear wheel, enabling the riders to obtain a lower, more aerodynamic riding position. To facilitate the night-time running necessarily involved in any 24-hour record attempt, a solitary headlight was fitted in the fairing's nose, as may be seen on this machine.

Footnotes

  • Garelli 50 cm3 Moto de Record
    Cadre n° 2270302

    Au début des années 1960, la firme Garelli réorganisée sous le contrôle de Daniele Agrati prit la décision de revenir à la piste en vue de battre des records du monde, activité qu'avait privilégiée Garelli avant la guerre. En novembre 1963, deux Garelli 50 cm3 spécialement préparées par l'ingénieur William Soncini et fonctionnant à l'alcool, équipées d'un réservoir à grande capacité et d'un carénage intégral enveloppant établirent huit records du monde à Monza dont celui des 24 heures à la moyenne de 108, 834 km/h qui tient toujours. Les pilotes étaient Gianemilio Marchesani, Robert Patrignani, Giulio Parnigotti, Luciano Spinello et GianPiero « Zubani ». En vue d'extraire un maximum de vitesse de ces petites machines, un second jeu de repose-pieds fut installé sur des supports reculés vers la roue arrière permettant aux pilotes d'adopter une position de pilotage très couchée et plus aérodynamique. Pour faciliter le pilotage de nuit obligatoire pour un record sur 24 heures, un unique phare fut installé dans le nez du carénage comme on peut le voir sur cette machine.
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