won 15 world Grand Prix titles, 12 Isle of Man TT crowns, and 122 Grand Prix events.
brought unprecedented recognition to the Daytona 200 when
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Giacomo Agostini at The Island Classic, Philip Island this weekend!
MV Agusta Imports is very proud to be supporting Giacomo Agostini. the world’s most successful grand prix motorcycle racer, to star at this weekend’s Phillip Island International Island Classic for historic bikes The most successful grand prix motorcycle racer of all time, Italy’s Giacomo Agostini. will be special guest at the 20th anniversary 2013 Australian Motorcycle News International Island Classic for historic bikes, to be held at the freshly resurfaced Phillip Island circuit this weekend, January 25-27. Agostini. much like the modern day wonder Valentino Rossi, transcended motorcycle sport during
went. The 70-year-old from Bergamo is intrinsically linked with MV Agusta. where
won 13 of
world titles on 350 and 500cc machinery.
also chimed in with a couple of world titles with Yamaha. Up until the modern era, riders regularly competed in two or three classes simultaneously and to put Agostini’s talent in perspective, the young Italian took ten of
had great feel for bikes, worked assiduously at getting them right, and then went fast. Very fast. Phillip Island’s International Island Classic – the biggest meet in the southern hemisphere for historic bikes – will mark Agostini’s attendance with a special welcome dinner for 650 guests at the circuit.
To be held on Saturday evening, January 26, Agostini will be interviewed by acclaimed journalist and motorcycle historian, Alan Cathcart. ‘Ago’ will also perform parade laps during the three-day event aboard a MV Agusta grand prix replica, housing a genuine 1968 in-line four-cylinder engine modified to early 500 MV factory GP specs.
I am very excited to be invited to the 20 year celebration of the Island Classic and am honoured to be one of the first to try the new racetrack surface, said Agostini. who won 20, 500cc grands prix in a row. Phillip Island is a beautiful place with a circuit that I like very much and I look forward to meeting the fans and sharing everything that is great about motorbikes from every era.
Giacomo Agostini Facts: Nationality Italian Born June 16, 1942, Brescia Lombardy Grand Prix motorcycle racing Active years: 1964-1977 First race: 1963 250cc Nations Grand Prix Last race: 1977 500 cc British Grand Prix First win: 1965 350 cc German Grand Prix Last win: 1976 500 cc German Grand Prix Teams: MV Agusta. Yamaha. Suzuki Grand Prix Championships 350 cc – 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 (MV Agusta), 1974 (Yamaha) 500 cc – 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 (MV Agusta), 1974 (Yamaha) Starts Wins Podiums Poles Fastest Laps Points 186 122 159 9 117 1493 Isle of Man TT Career: TTs contested 8 (1965-1972) with 10 victories, and 13 Podiums For more info and ticketing, visit http://www.islandclassic.com.au
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