Salvador Cañellas and Benjamin Grau



Pic 1,3 is Grau and Canellas in action 1979 at Mountjuich-Barcelona, the other pics is me 2011 in Spa and Imola.

In 1979 Salvador Cañellas and Benjamin Grau came third at Coupe Endurance of Montjuich, Barcelona with a 945 ccm Ducati NCR. After 24 hrs. the riders performed 754 laps (the winning works Honda France 997 ccm, C. Leon-JC Chemarin did 773 laps).

Some specific data: 90mm pistons, conrod 139mm, 945 ccm, lower cylinder (both cylinders and cylinder heads sandcase) with 13 cooling fins only (instead of 14 at 864 ccm engines), cylinder heads with 80˚ valve angle and valve size 46mm inlet+40mm outlet, sandcase crankcase with spin on oil filter, electronic Bosch ignition mounted externally on the right side, square-section aluminium swing-arm, left re-routed exhaust pipe behind the rear sub-frame, quick release wheel, completely revised ChromoMoly DASPA frame (engine is mounted several mm higher), special magnesium-bodied Marzocchi suspension, gearshift cross-over shaft going through the swing-arm pivot and many more specials. Please find pics of S. Cañellas and B. Grau from 1979 as well as pics of the bike being exposed and ridden at the Bikers` Classics meeting in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) and IMOLA 200 Miles revival (Italy) 2011.






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