Luigi Taveri

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Luigi Taveri
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Luigi Taveri at the Salzburgring circuit in 2006
Nationality Swiss
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19541966
First race 1954 500cc French Grand Prix
Last race 1966 125cc Nations Grand Prix
First win 1955 125cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last win 1966 125cc Nations Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda
Championships 125cc – 1962, 1964, 1966
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
143 30 89 N/A 28 541

Luigi Taveri (born 19 September 1929 in Horgen) is a Swiss former motorcycle road racer. He was three times world champion in the 125 cc class of the Grand Prix road racing championship, in 1962, 1964, and 1966.[1]

Taveri made his world championship debut in the 1954 season, racing in the 500 cc class on an Norton motorcycle. In 1955, he took his first win in the 125 cc race at the Spanish Grand Prix. He took one more win in 1955, in the 250 cc class at the Dutch TT. 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.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[4][edit]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points Rank Wins
1954 250cc Moto Guzzi FRA
-
IOM
-
ULS
-
NED
-
GER
-
SUI
4
NAT
-
3 13 0
500cc Norton FRA
4
IOM
-
ULS
-
BEL
-
NED
8
GER
-
SUI
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
3 17 0
1955 125cc MV Agusta ESP
1
FRA
2
IOM
2
GER
2
NED
-
NAT
-
26 2nd 1
250cc MV Agusta IOM
-
GER
4
NED
1
ULS
-
NAT
-
11 4th 1
1956 125cc MV Agusta IOM
-
NED
2
BEL
4
GER
-
ULS
-
NAT
4
12 3rd 0
250cc MV Agusta IOM
-
NED
2
BEL
2
GER
2
ULS
1
NAT
4
26 2nd 1
1957 125cc MV Agusta GER
5
IOM
3
NED
3
BEL
2
ULS
1
NAT
3
22 2nd 1
250cc MV Agusta GER
5
IOM
2
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
8 7th 0
1958 125cc Ducati IOM
-
NED
2
BEL
6
GER
-
SWE
2
ULS
2
NAT
5
20 3rd 0
350cc Norton IOM
-
NED
6
BEL
-
GER
-
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
1 15th 0
1959 125cc MZ IOM
2
14 4th 0
Ducati GER
-
NED
-
BEL
3
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
3
250cc MZ IOM
-
GER
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
5
2 13th 0
1960 125cc MV Agusta IOM
3
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
5
NAT
-
6 6th 0
250cc MV Agusta IOM
8
NED
3
BEL
3
GER
5
ULS
6
NAT
-
11 3rd 0
1961 125cc Honda ESP
-
GER
5
FRA
5
IOM
2
NED
-
BEL
1
DDR
NC
ULS
6
NAT
3
SWE
1
ARG
-
30 3rd 2
250cc Honda ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
SWE
2
ARG
-
6 10th 0
1962 50cc Honda ESP
3
FRA
3
IOM
2
NED
9
BEL
3
GER
4
DDR
4
NAT
6
FIN
1
ARG
-
29 3rd 1
125cc Honda ESP
3
FRA
4
IOM
1
NED
1
BEL
1
GER
1
ULS
1
DDR
1
NAT
2
FIN
2
ARG
-
48 1st 6
250cc Honda ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
3
GER
-
ULS
3
DDR
-
NAT
NC
ARG
-
8 8th 0
1963 50cc Honda ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FIN
-
ARG
-
JPN
1
8 8th 1
125cc Honda ESP
1
GER
4
FRA
3
IOM
4
NED
3
BEL
3
ULS
3
DDR
4
FIN
2
NAT
1
ARG
NC
JPN
NC
38 2nd 2
250cc Honda ESP
5
GER
NC
IOM
NC
NED
NC
BEL
4
ULS
NC
DDR
5
NAT
3
ARG
-
JPN
5
13 5th 0
350cc Honda GER
-
IOM
-
NED
3
ULS
3
DDR
2
FIN
5
NAT
NC
16 3rd 0
1964 50cc Honda USA
-
ESP
6
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
FIN
3
JPN
-
5 7th 0
125cc Honda USA
-
ESP
1
FRA
1
IOM
1
NED
-
GER
2
DDR
2
ULS
2
FIN
1
NAT
1
JPN
2
46 1st 5
250cc Honda USA
-
ESP
NC
FRA
2
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
6
DDR
-
ULS
NC
NAT
6
JPN
4
11 6th 0
1965 50cc Honda USA
-
GER
2
ESP
4
FRA
2
IOM
1
NED
3
BEL
3
JPN
1
32 2nd 2
125cc Honda USA
-
GER
NC
ESP
NC
FRA
NC
IOM
2
NED
5
DDR
-
CZE
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
2
14 5th 0
1966 50cc Honda ESP
1
GER
4
NED
1
IOM
2
NAT
3
JPN
-
26 3rd 2
125cc Honda ESP
2
GER
1
NED
2
DDR
1
CZE
1
FIN
2
ULS
1
IOM
8
NAT
1
JPN
-
46 1st 5

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