historicracing

Born on this day (26th - April)

Edgar Morawitz

1892 - 1945


Francois Picard

1921 - 1996


Pat Griffith

1925 - 1980


Jean-Pierre Beltoise

1937 - 2015


Gus Hutchison

1937


Ian Geoghegan

1939 - 2003


Tom Jones

1943 - 2015


Jose Dolhem

1944 - 1988


Johnny Dumfries

1958


Tim Sugden

1964


James Thompson

1974



Died on this day (26th - April)

Willi Krakau

1911 - 1995


1937 - 2002


Danny Kladis

1917 - 2009



Luigi Castelbarco
Luigi Castelbarco
Pindemote Rezzonico Conte di
ITALY

Born
5 / 4 / 1909
Died
2 / 2 / 1994
Luigi Rezzonico Pindemonte, Conte di Castelbarco raced Maserati Voiturettes in the mid and late 30s with Count Lurani.

Born Luigi Rezzonico Pindemonte, Conte di Castelbarco, he aslo had a brother, Carlo, who raced and was involved in the infamous crash at Monza in the Grand Prix of 1933.

Luigi was born in Milan and raced Maserati Voiturettes in the mid and late 30s. He pooled resources with Count Lurani to help spread the cost of racing. They bought two small vans which they used for transpotation and support, the first time this sort of thing had been done by a private team in Italy.

Luigi had a single-seater while Lurani had a two-seater Maserati. They went their seperate ways in 1935 as Castelbarco wanted to develop his Maserati with independent front suspension and could not commit to a full racing season.

In 1948, along with Giuseppe Benelli of motorcycle fame and Pier Giuseppe Beretta of gun fame, Luigi planned to build a small saloon car called the BBC. Three prototypes were built though the design never made it into production. One of the prototypes is still in the Beretta gun factory in northern Italy near Lake Garda.


He died in Milan 1994.

 

Voiturette results

  • 1934: 3 AVUS¬† / 1 Eifel / 6 Swiss GP / 5 (heat) Biella GP
  • 1935: 7 (heat) Biella GP / 2 Biella
  • 1937: DNF Tripoli GP
  • 1939: 10 Tripoli