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 Ducati Desmodromic Engine inventor Fabio Taglioni
Born on September 10, 1920 in Lugo di Romagna, Italy, Taglioni graduated as an engineer in 1943 and began his career as designer for the racing team of Mondial, an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. His career at Ducati began May 1, 1954 as Technical Director. In record time, he developed a single-cylinder 100cc engine, which drove the Ducati Gran Sport models. [ FULL STORY ]

 Arthur Wheeler 1917 - 2001
Arthur Wheeler, the grand old man of road racing, passed away quite suddenly on 9th June 2001. Just a few weeks short of his 85th birthday - and still extremely active - Arthur had contracted septicaemia a short while after breaking an arm. [ FULL STORY ]

 Hans Otto Butenuth
Born In Mengede, a suburb of Dortmund, on April 1930, although In latter years his Competition Licence carried the date of birth April 1 1936.


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