1926 in motorsport

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List of years in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1926 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Annual events[edit]

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had own significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
25 April 17th Targa Florio [1]
31 May 14th Indianapolis 500 [2]
12–13 June 4th 24 Hours of Le Mans [3]
17–21 June 15th Isle of Man TT [4]
3–4 July 3rd 24 Hours of Spa [5]

Births[edit]

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
6 January Pat Flaherty American Racing driver Winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1956) [6]
28 Jimmy Bryan American Racing driver Winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1958) [7]
2 April Jack Brabham Australian Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1959-1960, 1966). [8]
4 May Umberto Masetti Italian Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1950, 1952). [9]
20 Bob Sweikert American Racing driver Winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1955) [10]
20 September Libero Liberati Italian Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1957). [11]
11 November Maria Teresa de Filippis Italian Racing driver The first female Formula One driver. [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "17^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "1926 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1926". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "TT 1926". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 1926 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Pat Flaherty". espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Jimmy Bryan". espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Jack Brabham". ESPN. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Umberto Masetti". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Bob Sweikert". espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Libero Liberati". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Maria Teresa de Filippis". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 

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