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Competitor Profile: Tarquinio Provini

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Tarquinio Provini only competed in twelve TT’s between 1955 and 1965, winning four races all on the Clypse Course in consecutive years, 57, 58 & 59. Taking a coveted ‘double’ in the latter year. Riding Italian machines throughout, his first victory came on a 125cc Mondial in the Golden Jubilee Ultra Lightweight Race of 1957. Changing to MV Agusta machines in 1958 the fiery Italian took the chequered flag in that years Lightweight TT. Twelve months later, Provini scored a unique double in the 125cc and 250cc classes – the last time the 10.79-mile course was used. Nineteen-Sixty saw Tarquinio move to Morini, another Italian concern - chiefly because Count Agusta had withdrawn the smaller MV’s from competition – bringing the single cylinder machine home in third place. His last rides at the TT were in 1965 on the four-cylinder Benelli machines, gaining a fine fourth place in the Lightweight 250 TT of that year.

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