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by David Leggett
Image Size: 13 x 9 inches Category: Original Format: Oil
Edition Size: 500 (Numbered MV-1 to MV-500) signed by the artist
This print is dedicated to ‘Ago’, arguably the top road racer of his era. Teamed with the gorgeous MV Augusta 500cc on full throttle was a sight and sound to behold, strengthened by the fact that the team still attracts large crowds today.
An immensely skillful and courageous rider, Agostini was a real crowd pleaser with film star looks and enormous charm. He was popular with the fans – especially the ladies! He made his TT debut in the 1965 Junior on an MV 350 three cylinder finishing third. The Italian star rode in just 16 TT races, won ten and retired just three times, finishing in the top three on other occasions, all on MV Agustas. He completed a Senior/Junior double in 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1972. He won the 350 and the 500 Championships in 1972 bringing his total World titles to twelve. He won the 500 World title again in 1975 then retired at the end of the 1976 season