Motorcyclist Giacomo Agostini
, left, with author Paul McClean
LEGEND Racer Giacomo Agostini
with bike author Paul McClean
The 25-year-old is now tied with Australian Mick Doohan on five premier class world titles, with only Italian's Valentino Rossi (seven) and Giacomo Agostini
(eight) having won more.
Only Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini
have won more.
He is also now one of only four men to have won five or more premier class crowns, joining Valentino Rossi, Mick Doohan and Giacomo Agostini
in that exclusive club.
"But I think I have enough strength and enough motivation," said the Italian, who has the distinction of winning most 500cc/MotoGP wins (89) and is the second most successful rider after Giacomo Agostini
with 115 race wins across all Grand Prix classes.
Only Giacomo Agostini
(nine) and Valentino Rossi (seven) have amassed more.
was seven times world champion between 1966 and 1972 in which sport?
He now has 115 grand prix wins across all classes, second only to compatriot Giacomo Agostini
's 122 victories between 1964 and 1977.
"Italian Giacomo Agostini
has the Moto GP record of winnings with 122 races in the period from 1964 to 1977.
The Gold Cup has attracted a "who's who" list of motorcycle legends Former world champions Giacomo Agostini
, who may be making his last appearance on the MV at Oliver's Mount, Jim Redman, who will definitely be hanging up his leathers after the parade, and Phil Read are among them.