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3-time world champion Luigi Taveri passes away

The Swiss champion was left in a critical condition having suffered a stroke in recent weeks

News: 3-time world champion Luigi Taveri passes away

Luigi Taveri has passed away at the age of 88, surrounded by his loved ones. The Swiss champion, originally from Horgen in the Canton of Zurich, suffered a stroke two weeks ago and had been in hospital since then.

Taveri won three world titles in 125, all on board a Honda, in 1962, 1964 and 1966, but he competed in all classes throughout his career, from 50 to 500, even a passenger in a sidecar. Luigi won 30 races and reached the podium on 89 occasions.

The GPOne team sends its sincere condolences to the family of the unforgettable champion.

Translated by Heather Watson

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