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Criterium des Voiturettes and other Motorcycle/Voiturette races in 1898-1900


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#1 DoubleFault

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:02

Criterium des Voiturettes 1899
Date?
1. ?
2. Thery (Decauville)

Criterium des Voiturettes 1900
Date?
1. ?
2. Thery (Decauville)

Was it run in subsequent years?

Neither Rose nor Karslake did not mention these races.

Rose shortly described another events called Criterium des Motorcycles. It was 100-km races for tricycles and voiturettes.
First Criterium des Motorcycles was held in 1897 (April 4) and was won by Viet. The detailed results of this event one can find on it.wikipedia.org
Leon Bollee on his voiturette was the winner of the Second Criterium des Motorcycles (28 April 1898).

Was it run in 1900 and further?

There were also another 100-km motorcycle (that is bi-, tricycles and voiturette) race called Coupe des Motorcycles.
1897. Won by Bollee. See wikipedia pages.
1898. The second edition of the Coupes was run on June 14 1898 and was won by Marot. Does anybody know the details of 1898 race?

I am interested also in the results of other motorcycle races of that period:
1898 Paris-Roubaix (won by Degrais)
1899 Paris-Roubaix (April 2, won by Osmont on de Dion-Bouton tricycle)
1899 Coppa dei Motocicli (May 1, won by Gaste, Perfecta tricycle)
1899 Criterium delle Motociclette (September, won by Carlo Maserati).

It seems that some other town-to-town motorcycle races were also held in 1898-1900.

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#2 anjakub

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 14:17

In my old notes I found:

La Coupe des Voiturettes
Date: probably 12 March 1900

Chambourcy – Rouen – St. Germain, 218 km

Race for 4 classes 2-places vehicles:
Class A (water-cooled to 250 kg) : 1. Camus 7h36m50s
Class B (water-cooled 250-500 kg) : 1. Thery 4h51m34s
Class C (air-cooled to 250 kg) : 1. Tart 5h46m53s
Class D (air-cooled 250-500 kg) : 1. Lefèvre 8h09m00s

#3 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 04:59

The second Criterium des Voiturettes, organized by the Paris “Vélo”, was held on May 17, 1900 on the course Etampes-Ablis-Etampes. This distance had to be traversed twice to complete the necessary 100 km. Cottereau emerged as victor by completing the route in 1h44m57.6s. Thereby he established a new world record for Voiturettes, which had previously been held by Théry at 1h47m43s when he covered the stretch from Arles to Salon, however with an escort while Cottereau started alone.

Voiturettes 250-400 kg: 12 starters
1. Cottereau 1h44m57.6s (Cottereau Voiturette 399 kg)
2. Théry 1h50m18.6s (Voiturette 392 kg)
3. Chabrière 2h09m32s (Voiturette 398 kg)
4. Mercier 2h21mo.6s (Voiturette 370 kg)
5. Echalié 2h27m14.6s (Voiturette 260 kg)
6. L. Ravenez 2h28m41s (Voiturette 380 kg)
7. Fernandez 2h34m20s (Voiturette 309 kg)
8. Ullmann 2h41m24.2s (Voiturette 316 kg)
9. Van Berendonck 2h41m33s (Voiturette 284 kg) (39 mins. delay w. punctured tire)
10. de la Roëre 3h6m (Voiturette 293 kg)

Voiturettes less than 250 kg: 7 starters
1. Tart 2h12m31s (Voiturette 195 kg)
2. Marcel Renault 2h16m36.2s (Voiturette 250 kg)
3. Demester 2h20m52.6s (Voiturette 248 kg)
4. Louis Renault 2h24m47s (Voiturette 250 kg)
5. Georges Richard 3h27m (Voiturette 237 kg)
6. Maudiquet 4h6m (Voiturette 246 kg)

19 cars started, 16 completed the 100 km, 3 cars did not finish.

source: Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung #21, May 30, 1900

#4 DoubleFault

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:17

Hans, anjakub:

Thanks a lot.

anjakub:
There was a separate thread on this forum on 1900 races with the results of Coupe des Voiturettes:

http://forums.autosp...&threadid=40819