Thursday, September 11, 2014
Historic Motorbike Races in Bilbao
The first motorbike race in Bilbao (Spanish Basque Country) took place on 5 November , 1911.
Newspaper praised the quality of the roads and, since this was a Sunday, there would be no movement of cattle to hinder the racers. The race was only open to participants from the Basque Country and Navarra.
The first prize went to Perico Sorriguieta, at 1 hour, 48 minutes and 42 seconds. How long the track was, I have no idea…