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Competitor Profile: Giacomo Agostini

TT Career Summary
Position123DNF
No of times10213

Biography

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. During his TT years Agostini gave the crowds many thrilling races and he is especially remembered for the spectacular battle between himself and Hailwood in the Diamond Jubilee Senior TT. Although Ago retired with a broken chain on the fifth lap, it was a special and historic race, and one which saw all records smashed.

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