As far as I can tell you right away, the book is in Italian but the pictures are not in their native language.Having said that, the comments will be easy to decipher for the rest, wait there, you’ll get the meaning of the sentences. But it’s Nanan all over the place…
– Arms of honor held high in Imola
It doesn’t look like much, a man doing a lap of honor with his arm raised … but in 2014, at a distance of 200 miles from Imola, which Ajo of course won, he waved to the audience in his lap of honor he raised his left arm … except that at the time it was forbidden Completely letting go of the leashes voluntarily, that was extremely dangerous. He hit himself with a crazy fine but didn’t care that, for an Italian, winning a home classic or grand prix is a move 10 times more than anywhere else!
Madonna in a helmet
Madonna is the Virgin and Child whose statues can be found in niches on small streets in Italy. Ago has told me so many times, he really believes me, no, but I haven’t won 15 titles in cardboard helmets and goggles, on tires we don’t want today on a 125! In short, I understand that pilots are often religious, today in MotoGP the number of crosses leaving the pits even for test sessions individually contrasts with the continued decline of Catholic practitioners! And so Ago had under his foam helmet a medal representing Madonna Lourdes, who moreover does not have a child in her arms but carries a very beautiful blue scarf … Anyway, he is alive, which is a miracle, it is clear that he believes that thanks to the Virgin and will not I dare to contradict him on this point.
– The golden years 68/69/70
Of course we know that Ago rode and won in two classes, the 500 and the 350, but he’s not the last to do that, we remember that Spencer held the 500 and 250 titles in the same year in 1985 On the other hand, Ago is the only one who won all the races in these two classes and thus won The two titles in the same year, and that lasted three consecutive years. One day he told me about a GP at Spa in the pouring rain, he won a class, and he didn’t have time to change because he jumped on the other bike, the other motor bike. And during that second race, still in the rain, he was completely frozen over. his comment. “We complain when it’s hot to run, but I’ve been up there in the North Pole and in the end I prefer heat waves…”
– Sa Triumph Trident T 150
Even before the competition was stopped but also afterwards, Ago liked to go to the Valle Camonica circuit, in the north, near the Swiss border and especially 40 km from his home in Bergamo. He wanted to ride on a big cylinder but at the time, in series, the Italian manufacturers either didn’t have it in stock or he didn’t like it. So Triumph built a T150, three-cylinder and 750 cc, a special model of course that Triumph made before it was delivered by John Cooper, the star box driver who also raced on the road…
– racing books
And yes, Agustini recorded in a notebook the story of all his races, from the first to the last, because he did not want these events to be forgotten, beginning with his own. Having said that, for us to go meet him in Italy with TF1, we took all the rushes available to him so he could comment on, and I made a list in case he asked me where it was taken, he remembered everything even where the cameras were placed. Holy memory, very necessary when driving hundreds of races and you have to memorize the tracks with the braking marks as quickly as possible. These notebooks are in his huge memorabilia room, among the cups and helmets and suspenders, and great writers have done so too, but they have published them, he no, it is only for him and his precious collection.
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