Motogiro crawls across Italy


A difficult Motogiro d’Italia has wrapped up in Italy with Vintage class rider Marco Tomassino winning overall on his 175 cc Gilera.

The Motogiro started in Rome and ran to Vieste and back. Riders covered an average of 300 km per day on their small bikes, running over difficult passes in the Apennine ranges and experiencing what organizers called “terrible climatic conditions” at times. The national parks of Abruzzo and Gargano provided some spectacular riding, with long, winding roads, olive groves, and beautiful scenery.

The event, which celebrat brought 170 riders together, competing in Vintage, Memorial Taglioni, and Touring Super Sport classes. Forty other riders competed in a non-competition touring class. Italian police escorted the convoy of riders over the five day event. Motogiro d’Italia was organized by Dream Engine with the patronage of the Italian Motorcycling Federation.

Next up on the motogiro calendar: Monterey, California, July 12-17, for Motogiro America, a prelude to the Laguna Seca Moto GP round.

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