Carlo Ubbiali

Carlo Ubbiali ( born September 2, 1929 in Bergamo, Italy ) is an Italian former motorcycle racer and nine-time world champion in the Motorcycle World Championship. In the 1950s, he was very dominant, especially in the smaller classes.


Carlo Ubbiali began his career in the season 1949 in the newly created World Motorcycle Championship. At the end of the season, he finished with his FB Mondial fourth overall in the 125 cc class. In this year he also won the gold medal at the International Six Day Trial.

In the season 1951 Ubbiali won at Mondial in the 125 cc class his first World Championship. After it lost its World Cup crown to the British Cecil Sandford in the year, he moved to MV Agusta.

In the following years the Italians became a legend in motorcycling, he won by the year 1960 a total of five 125 cc world championships and four titles in the 250 cc class. In the years 1956, 1959 and 1960, he was even able to win each of the world title in the 125 cc class and the 250 cc class in a season.

Carlo Ubbiali made ​​very few mistakes in his entire career and had in twelve years in the World Cup not a single bad fall.

At the age of 30 he ended his active career and was before Giacomo Agostini emerged as Italy's best motorcycle racers. With nine World Championships he won is with Mike Hailwood and Valentino Rossi in third place ranking, second only to Giacomo Agostini and Angel Nieto.



Isle-of -Man TT victories

In the World Motorcycle Championship

Pictures of Carlo Ubbiali