Swiss motorcycle road racer, Luigi Taveri, Died at 88


Luigi Taveri was born on 19 September 1929, in Horgen and died on 1 March 2018.

He was a Swiss former motorcycle road racer.

Taveri was a three times world champion in the 125 cc class of the Grand Prix road racing championship, in 1962, 1964, and 1966.

He made his world championship debut in the 1954 season, racing in the 500 cc class on a Norton motorcycle. In 1955, he took his first win in the 125 cc race at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Luigi Taveri took one more win in 1955, in the 250 cc class at the Dutch TT.

Luigi Taveri took part in the Isle of Man TT on several occasions from 1955 to 1966 with three victories and several second placing amongst his results.

Luigi worked for MV Agusta and became a works rider for Ducati, MZ, Kreidler and in 1961 for Honda.

He died on 1 March 2018 of complications from a stroke at 88 years old.