Nello Pagani

Cirillo " Nello " Pagani ( born October 11, 1911 in Milan, Italy, † 19 October 2003 in Bresso (MI), Italy ) was an Italian motorcycle and Formula 1 racing driver.

During his exceptionally long career, which lasted from 1928 to 1955, Pagani was known for his versatility. In addition to motorcycle road races he contested Speedway, off-road and automotive racing.

Pagani won in the premiere season of the motorcycle world championship in 1949, the world champion title in the 125 cc class.

His son Alberto Pagani was also motorcycle racer and 1972 on MV Agusta 500cc vice champion Giacomo Agostini behind.

  • 2.1 Title
  • 2.2 In the World Motorcycle Championship
  • 3.1 External links
  • 3.2 Notes and references


Motorcycle Racing

Nello Pagani started his motorcycle career before the Second World War and was able to enter many victories both in national and international races. He won, for example, in 1934, 1937 and 1938 the Italian 250 cc Championship, and in 1939 to the Moto Guzzi Grand Prix of Germany at the Sachsenring circuit in the 250 cc class.

1949 Pagani became the first 125cc World Champion in the history of the Motorcycle World Championship. With the victory at the Grand Prix of Switzerland at the same time, he won the first 125 cc Grand Prix ever. Overall Pagani won on FB Mondial in two of the three races held and had the end of the season with 27 points, almost twice as many points to its name as the Vice World Champion, his compatriot Renato Magi. In the 500cc class he was on Gilera behind the British Leslie Graham Vice World Champion. Although he was able to enter more points during the season when Graham, this won the World Cup because only the three best results came in the championship standings.

Until 1955, Nello Pagani occurred Mondial, Gilera and MV Agusta later on in the classes up to 125 cc and 500 cc, but could not win a single race. After his retirement he worked as a sports director at MV Agusta.

1967 Pagani returned once in the saddle of a racing machine and won on a 750 cc Norton the Moto Giro d' Italia.

Motor race

Nello Pagani came into his career and successfully in automobile racing. In the years 1947 and 1948 he won the Grand Prix de Pau.

On June 4, 1950 Pagani denied at the Grand Prix of Switzerland his only Formula 1 World Championship race. He finished the Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati on the seventh. At the Grand Prix of Modena in the same year he was fourth.



In the World Motorcycle Championship