The legendary Italian, who has 15 world championship titles to his name, will ride the iconic Robert Iannucci owned 350cc MV Agusta ‘Quattro Cilindri’ that was first introduced in the 1972 World Championship season – the bike that replaced the hugely successful MV Agusta triples that won the 350cc World Championship every year from 1968 to 1973.
Giacomo Agostini’s name is synonymous with the iconic Italian MV Augusta marque that he represented from the 1965 season. He won the 500cc World Championship seven times in a row for the Italian manufacturer – also winning six successive 350cc titles on MV’s and no less than ten TT Races. His career record included 62 500cc and 48 350cc Grand Prix race wins on MV Agustas.
The bike that he will ride in a parade lap at the Classic TT epitomises archetypal mid 70’s cutting edge Grand Prix racing technology. It is the one that was raced in the 1976 season, where Agostini formed his own team with backing from tobacco company Marlboro.
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