Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Obscure Heroes of Motorcycling Series- #1 Silvio Grassetti

Silvio Grassetti was an Italian Grand Prix racer competing in the 250cc and 350cc classes. He rode for the Bianchi, Benelli, Jawa, and MZ teams. Grassetti was active from 1961-1963 and 1965-1973 posting his best year in 1969 finishing 2nd in the 350cc championship to Agostini. He won a total of 3 races during his career and retired in 1974 as a consequence of injuries suffered at Spa-Francorchamps. Ironically, Grassetti's last Grand Prix win was 3 years earlier at Spa in the video shown below.

1 comment:

  1. Im Chris grassetti of the U.S. Never knew...I ride a bike. Must be in the GENES