Ivano Beggio, the person who turned Aprilia from a bicycle producer to a maker of bikes, has handed away on the age of 73.
Beggio inherited Aprilia from his father, Cavaliere Alberto Beggio, in 1968, and redirected the corporate into producing bikes and scooters.
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PIAGGIO GROUP AND APRILIA REMEMBER IVANO BEGGIO, FOUNDER OF THE MANUFACTURER FROM NOALE, WHO PASSED AWAY TODAY
Roberto Colaninno (Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO):
“Beggio was an incredible entrepreneur, a visionary, able to making a dream come true”
Romano Albesiano (Aprilia Racing Sport Director):
“Ranging from nothing, he made Aprilia a world class producer”
Max Biaggi: “He positioned ardour on the service of his abilities, he was like a father in racing to me”
Milan, 13 March 2018 – Piaggio Group and Aprilia affectionately and respectfully bear in mind Ivano Beggio, founding father of Aprilia, who handed away throughout the evening on the age of 73.
For Roberto Colaninno, Chairman and CEO of the Piaggio Group (of which Aprilia has been a component since 2004): “Ivano Beggio succeeded in combining the abilities and braveness of an entrepreneur with creativity and a real ardour for bikes. He was a visionary forward of his time and the extraordinary mixture of those components allowed him to create, virtually from nothing, one of the vital good tales within the Italian bike business, making a dream come true. Persevering with to race and enhance the Aprilia model all over the world is one of the best ways to honour his reminiscence.”
Romano Albesiano, Aprilia Racing Sport Director: “You have to take into consideration the champions that Aprilia has groomed and the victories it has collected to know the significance of Ivano Beggio’s undertaking. Enthusiastic about difficult the Japanese on the monitor, going up towards the biggest producers on the planet ranging from zero and ultimately successful means placing thoughts and soul collectively. Nice administration abilities and a number of love for our world.”
He’s additionally remembered by world champion Max Biaggi, who started his good profession with Ivano Beggio and Aprilia in 1992: “Ivano Beggio was a part of my life as an athlete – a kind of father in racing to me. He gave me his belief and a aggressive bike when, after successful the European championship, additionally on Aprilia, I used to be little greater than a boy. His was a courageous selection, but additionally clever. And these are the 2 features that I bear in mind most clearly about Ivano Beggio – realizing find out how to place a number of ardour on the service of his abilities with a view to all the time discover the power and power for an additional step. This was additionally instrumental in attaining my many wins with Aprilia.”
Ivano Beggio, born in 1944, started his ardour for 2 wheels in his father’s Aprilia handmade bicycle manufacturing unit, innovating and diversifying manufacturing, with the introduction of bikes and scooters.
In 1975, he established a small staff for the manufacturing of racing bikes which, because of technical-productive innovation, quickly made a reputation for itself, a lot that it received the Italian motocross championship within the 125 and 250 cc courses in 1977. From 1980, Aprilia started to mass produce small engine bikes (50 and 125 cc), then launching extremely profitable, aesthetically and technologically revolutionary fashions in the marketplace for city mobility: in 1991, the Scarabeo, the primary high-wheel scooter on the European market; in 1992, the primary two-stroke scooter and bike with a catalytic muffler; in 1993, the primary scooter with a registration plate; in 1998 it entered the big engine capability bike sector with the RSV Mille.
In World Championship GP Bike Racing, the place it made its début in 1985 within the 250 class, Aprilia took world class champions to success the likes of Max Biaggi, Marco Simoncelli, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Alvaro Bautista, Loris Capirossi, Marco Melandri, Manuel Poggiali and Alessandro Gramigni.
With 294 Grand Prix races received in World Championship GP Bike Racing from 1987 to the current, Aprilia holds the document for essentially the most wins of any European producer within the historical past of most bike competitors. These race wins are joined by a minimum of 54 world titles: 38 within the World Bike Championship (20 within the 125 class and 18 within the 250 class), 7 in Superbike (double Rider/Producer title in 2010, 2012 and 2014, Producer in 2013) and 9 within the Off Highway disciplines (7 in Supermoto and a couple of in Trial). The Aprilia trophy case additionally consists of the 2005 Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, received with the RSV4 RF ridden by Lorenzo Savadori, at the moment using an Aprilia in World Superbike alongside Eugene Laverty.
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