Ascari, Antonio

MOTORCYCLE RACER (ITALY)
BORN 15 Sep 1888, Mantua (near) - DIED 26 Jul 1925, Paris: Autodrome de Montlhéry
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Monumentale, Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale (Reparto XV, Giardino 383)

Antonio Ascari was the son of corn dealer. He started his racing career in a Fiat in 1919. In 1920 he joined Alfo Romeo and in 1923 he won a Grand Prix race in Cremona. In 1924 he won again in Cremona and also won the Grand Prix of Italy in Monza. In 1925 he dominated during the first Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps and he won that race. During the French Grand Prix of that year he was in first place leading by almost four minutes in an Alfa Romeo P2 when he crashed and was thrown out of his car. He died on his way to hospital in Paris. In 1955 his son Alberto would die in a race crash at age 36 as well.

Family
• Son: Ascari, Alberto

Images

The grave of Alberto Ascari and Antonio Ascari at the Cimitero Monumentale, Milano.
Picture by Androom (22 Feb 2019)

 

Sources
Antonio Ascari - Wikipedia


Askonas, Paul

Published: 29 Dec 2019
Last update: 29 Dec 2019