Luigi Taveri

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Taveri in August 2006

Luigi Taveri (19 September 1929 – 1 March 2018) was a Swiss motorcycle road racer. He was born in Horgen, Switzerland. He was three times world champion in the Grand Prix road racing championship, in 1962, 1964, and 1966.[1]

Taveri made his world championship debut in the 1954 season. He participated in the Isle of Man TT on several occasions from 1955 to 1966 with three victories and several second placing amongst his results.[2][3]

During his career he rode for MV Agusta, and became a works rider for Ducati, MZ, Kreidler and in 1961 for Honda.

Taveri died on 1 March 2018 in Zurich of complications from a stroke at the age of 88.[4]

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