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Enrico Lorenzetti

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mount: Lightweight—Guzzi

Aged 40, a motor engineer, of Milan, Enrico Lorenzetti has won well over fifty races, principally in Italy, since 1935. His best year was in 1939, when he won eight 250 races and six 500's. Came into the limelight in British racing when he won the 500 c.c. class of the 1948 Ulster Grand Prix, after a terrific three-cornered light with Artie Bell and Johnnie Lockett. His speed in this event, despite the appalling weather was 85.55 m.p.h. and he made fastest lap at 88.57 m.p.h.

The 1949 Lightweight was his first T.T. race. In practice he made fastest lap with a time of 29 mins. 11 secs. In the race itself he led at Ramsey on the first lap but on coming past the finish was third, five seconds behind Barrington and four seconds behind Wood on similar machines. On the next lap, however, he dropped back to fourth place, ten seconds behind the leader, and on the third lap he retired at Sulby.

He is his own entrant in this year’s Lightweight race.
(TT Special, 6 June 1951, p.7.)

Nationality: Italian

Competed in

1953 Lightweight TTRGuzzi
1952 Lightweight TT21:48:40.8083.36Guzzi
1951 Lightweight TT31:55:00.0078.75Guzzi
1949 Lightweight TTRGuzzi


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