Giacamo Agosini

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Early career

Agostini was the son of a Italian industrialist. His father didn’t approve of his son’s racing career. He did everything he to persuade his son not to race.

Agostini had to away to compete, first in climb events and then in racing.

Agostini was born on 16, 1942 in Brescia, Italy, and was in Levere near Bergamo. He was in a well-to-do family and his parents him from taking up motorcycle To start racing he needed a from his parents.

Agostini to a notary and told him he was going racing. The notary, who was a friend of his told Agostini’s father Giacomo was a nice boy and it was a good and his father signed. The notary cycle racing to be bicycle not motorcycle racing, but with his signature now in hand he was able to his motorcycle racing career.

cut his racing teeth in European events (racing up hillside not the American style of hillclimbing) being offered a place on works team in 1964. He began to impress and was soon a world championship ride by MV as understudy to Mike Hailwood. became something of a mentor to

Ago, as he became known, his first telling impact in when he rode a 350cc machine to victory on its very outing at the Nurburgring in Germany. He missed out on his first world that year but, the departure of Hailwood to Honda, became MV’s number one

Eventually his father came to with his racing and he won the 1963 175cc championship aboard a He got his break when Morini rider, Tarquinio Provini the team to ride for Benelli. Alfonso Morini hired the Agostini to ride for him.In Agostini would win the Italian title and proved his ability by fourth in the Italian Grand at Monza

World championships

results caught the eye of Count Agusta who signed Agostini to for his MV Agusta squad as Mike team-mate.Agostini then fought a battle with Honda’s J im for the 1965 350cc world He seemed to have the title won he led the final round in Japan at when his bike failed handing the title to Redman.

At the end of the season, Hailwood left to Honda as he had tired of working for the Count Agusta. With now the top MV Agusta rider, he responded by the 500cc title seven in succession for the Italian factory.He also win the 350cc title times in succession and won 10 Isle of Man In 1967 he battled Hailwood in one of the dramatic seasons in Grand history.

Each rider had 5 victories the championship w as decided in Agostini’s at the last race of the season.

MV Agusta 500cc 3cylinder GP on he won six World Championships

On the 350cc he was twice runner-up to Hailwood, in 1966 and 1967. But he managed to revenge in the 500cc class as he in several duels between the two over the same two seasons. Ago the 500cc world title in 1966 and 1967 in championships came down to the final

Honda’s departure from the in 1967 heralded eight of dominance by Agostini and MV Augusta in the championships. He completed the world double with MV — on the 350cc and 500cc — in 1969, 1970, 1971 and In 1973, he won the 350cc title and with Yamaha, he won the 350cc crown in 1974 and the 500cc in 1975.

The only real to Ago’s supremacy came in when Jarno Saarinen, a Finnish rider, burst the scene with Yamaha. won the first two rounds of the 1973 on a powerful 500cc Yamaha but he was tragically … in a horrendous pile-up in the third round at MV and Ago were once again in almost total command.

But MV’s plans to develop a new model eventually saw Agostini his 500cc ride to Englishman Read — and then to Yamaha in time for the 1974

Agostini made his U.S. debut in the Daytona 200 in March of The race that year was with talent, including Roberts and Barry Sheene, as as all the top U.S. riders. Agostini led but then had to battle Sheene, and Gary Nixon. For half the the quartet staged some of the exciting laps ever in the 200 (that year reduced to 180 due to the oil crisis).

Eventually, the other riders fell by the wayside due to problems or crashes and Agostini to victory in his first attempt at Winning the 200 not only added to Agostini’s popularity in America, but it helped solidify the Daytona standing as a world-class motorcycle

“Winning Daytona was a very memory for me,” Agostini “I’d left MV [Agusta] for and this was to be my first race Yamaha. Many people I was finished, that riding for MV was the I won races. Winning at Daytona to those people that I win on another brand.

It was my first in America, my first time a two-… motorcycle and my first working with the Japanese. I had a lot of after winning that

Ago’s Daytona Yamaha

After winning his final title in 1975, Agostini his last competitive year in when he managed to notch up Prix wins in both the and 500cc class. Fittingly, his career victory came at the the German venue where he had won his first Grand Prix back in 1965.

MV Agusta 1100 Grand Prix

After Agostini became team for Yamaha’s and later Cagiva’s Prix racing squads. his guidance the team won world Ago has won numerous awards and accolades the years.

He was the first motorcyclist by the World Sports Academy.

in 1976 at the Nürburgring with the MV

Agostini dropped a bombshell on the Prix world when he he would never again at the Isle of Man TT, after the … of his friend, Gilberto Parlotti the 1972 TT. He considered the circuit for world championship competition. At the the TT was the most prestigious race on the calendar.

Other top riders joined his of the event and by 1977, the event was from the Grand Prix

Agostini surprised the racing when he announced that he leave MV Agusta to ride for in 1974 season. On his first for the Japanese factory, he won the prestigious 200, the premiere American race.He went on to claim the 350cc World Championship but and mechanical problems kept him winning the 500cc crown. He and won the 1975 500cc title, the first time a two-… won the premier class.

The 1975 would also be the last title for the 33 year old Italian. In he rode both Yamaha and MV in the 500cc class, yet raced once in the 350cc to win in Assen. For the Nürburgring, he chose the 500cc MV and took it to victory, winning the Grand Prix for both the marque and the last for four-… in the 500cc class.

He retired from motorcycle after finishing 6th in the 1977 in which he also raced in endurance races forYamaha.


Like John and Mike Hailwood before Agostini raced in Formula One He competed in non-championship Formula One in 1978. He competed in the European 2 series in a Chevron B42-BMW and Aurora Formula 1 with his own and a Williams FW06.

He ended his racing career in 1980.

In Ago returned to the motorcycle racing as the Yamaha team manager. As manager he managed many riders including Kenny and Eddie Lawson. He also as the Cagiva race team in 1992.

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