Italo Piana is a living legend among Italian MotoGP fans. He won the Italian Motorcycle Championship three times, and was part of a team that set 46 world speed records at the Monza oval with a Ducati 100-cc Gran Sport in 1956.
Born in Torino, Italy in 1930, Piana raced motorcycles from 1950 to ’70 and was a factory pilot for such manufacturers as Rumi, Parilla, Laverda and Ducati.
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