MotorGP Champion Giacomo Agostini, nickname ‘Ago’. With 122 Grand Prix wins and 15 world championship titles, he is the all-time champion in the motorcycle racing history.
MotorGP Winner ‘Ago’
Born in 1942, an Italian multi-time world champion. With his winning span, ranging between 1966-1965. Wasn’t easy, to begin with, as his Father Aurelio Agostini, did not approve and did all he could to persuade him not to race. Eventually, he came to terms with ‘Ago’s’ decision. With saying this Ago then went on to win the 1963 Italian 175cc Championship, aboard a Morini.
His wins were legendary
With 68 wins, 8 of the wins, were the MotorGP championship on a 500cc. Also, 7 of the wins were on a 350cc. ‘Ago‘ got his big break when Tarquino Provini left his team to ride for Behelli. Everything was going great until 1972 when he announced he would never race again at the Isle of Man TT. His decision was based on the tragic death of his close friend, Gilberto Parlotti. Ago considered the 37-mile circuit was too unsafe for the world championship. At the time of his announcement, TT was the most illustrious race going. In 1975 Ago won a 500cc title, marking the first time a two-stroke machine win the Premier class.
But then in 1977 season, it was to become his last ever motorcycle racing moments. When he raced in the 750cc category and came 6th, for Yahama. At only 35 he then was retired, leaving the motorcycle industry in mourning.
What Aurelio Agostini is doing to date
After having won his reputation in the motorcycle racing, he decided to take a new path, with that he tried his luck with racing cars. But without much success, he quickly dropped that to not tarnish his reputation.
Ago to date is now a brand Ambassador for Dainese, MV Agusta and Yahama. The factory which he won his last 500cc World title in 1975. His brilliant career and wins for motorcycle racing will be one that isn’t soon to be forgotten.