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German GP 2022: Taveri, next ‘MotoGP Legend’

the three times World Champion Luigi Taveri will be inducted into the Hall of Fame MotoGP in the next Austrian GP 2022, in the redbullring, and it


the three times World Champion Luigi Taveri will be inducted into the Hall of Fame MotoGP in the next Austrian GP 2022, in the redbullring, and it will be the ‘MotoGP Legend’ number 35 in history.

after the pilots Jorge Lorenzo and Max Biaggi in the recent GP Spain 2022 and GP Italy 2022, respectively, the Swiss Luigi Taveri it will become in ‘MotoGP Legend‘ in the next Austrian GP 2022 of August 20 and 21.

The ill-fated Swiss driver, who left us at the age of 88 four years ago, will be included in the prestigious Hall of Fame of MotoGP in the Austrian Red Bull Ring, to honor, thus, his achievements in the presence of his family. It will be number 35 and will thus join a long list of motorcycling legends where champions such as valentino rossi, Giacomo Agostini, Mike Doohan, Geoff Duke, Wayne Gardner, mike hailwood, Daijiro Katō, Eddie Lawson, Anton Mang, Angel Grandson, Wayne Rainey, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Kenny Roberts, Kenny Roberts Jr., Jarno Saarinen, kevin schwantz, Barry Sheene, Marco Simoncelli, freddie spencer, Casey Stoner, John Surtees, Carlo Ubbiali, Alex Criville, Franco Uncini, Marco Lucchinelli, Randy Mamola, Kork Ballington, Daniel Pedrosa, Stefan Dorflinger, Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez, Jorge Lorenzo, Max Biaggi or the longed for Nicky Hayden.

Three-time World Champion with Honda

Taveri was born in the canton of Zurich in 1929 and competed for the first time in a Grand Prix in 1954; and he did it in the categories of 250cc and 500cc. The following season he competed with machines of 125cc and 250cc; and was second in 1955 in the 125cc World Championshipgetting his first victory in the first race of the year.

In 1962 won his first World Cup, crowning himself in the category of 125cc. He got two other championships in the same displacement, in 1964 and 1966, to secure its place in motorcycling history; and of Slingthe brand with which he conquered them all.

Between his debut in 1954 and his withdrawal at the end of 1966the Swiss pilot participated in the categories of 50cc, 125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500ccachieving victories in 50cc, 125cc and 250cc; and finishing on the podium in the category of 350cc.

In his 143 GPs he accumulated a total of 89 podiums, making him one of the most successful Swiss drivers of all time. And he is one of the few drivers who has scored points in races in the categories of 50cc, 125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc.

Taveri family:

“Our family is overwhelmed and very happy to know that Luigi receives this great honor. It would be very nice if he could be with us and celebrate this moment with all of you. Those who remember Luigi know that he would be here with a big smile on his face and speechless. On behalf of Luigi, we wholeheartedly thank the CEO of Dorna Sports, Carmelo Ezpeleta, for the gesture.

Carmelo Ezpeleta (CEO of Dorna Sports):

“We are very proud to induct Luigi into the MotoGP Hall of Fame. Few riders have achieved what he did, with success in so many categories and with three World Championships. It’s important to celebrate the legacy of those who are part of our incredible history, and Luigi and his achievements are an important part of it. We are looking forward to welcoming his family into the paddock to honor him as a MotoGP Legend.”