Yesterday’s evening was dedicated to the Rimini-based builder and designer Massimo Tamburini, father of some of the most beautiful motorcycles in the world born from his unquestionable genius.
And in fact a Ducati 955, an American version of the 916 Superbike of which there are only three exemplars, a MV Agusta F4 1000 Veltro of the twinning with the 23rd Caccia Group of the 5th Wing, a Bimota Kb1 and the T12 Massimo, its latest achievement, they acted as exceptional set design for the event that ended with the unveiling of the bust in honor of the Maestro made by the artist Renzo Jarno Vandi who was a collaborator of the Cagiva Research Center of the CRC of Tamburini.
A very particular sculpture that you will find, “An exceptional man – the Mayor Gnassi recalled that in the name of the City of Rimini he gave him in 2012 the Sigismondo d’Oro, the highest honor of the city – which I had the pleasure and the honor of knowing.
Massimo Tamburini was a technician and designer from Rimini who, with his motorcycles, made motorcyclists dream all over the world and was able to interpret and transform with that extraordinary genius that comes from the artisan work with his dream and with his passion that of many fans that like me I am here in so many tonight “.
“Massimo – the mayor continued – has been able to tell through the realization of authentic cornerstones of the history of motorcycling one of the greatest loves that unites our people and our land that for this passion that from north to south has become universally famous as the “terra de mutor”, a community of which Tamburini has interpreted in the truest sense the character, the most authentic traits of that genius that without sequins or artifices is one of his distinctive features.
” Many passionate and moved interventions that have followed from those to Massimo Tamburini, for different things, has been tied, from Marco Riva general manager of Yamaha motor racing to the preparer Franco Bursi, to Paolo Bianchi successor of Tamburini in the direction of the Research Center of San Marino, the unforgettable Virginio Ferrari, extraordinary driver and protagonist of the world motorcycle in the 70s and 80s, to the “madman” .
Giancarlo Falappa whose exploits on the 916 are still printed in the eyes and in the hearts of the enthusiasts, to Livio Lodi, curator of the Ducati Museum of Borgo Panigale, to Andrea Albani, director of the Marco Simoncelli circuit of Misano,to finish with the journalist Maurizio Bruscolini who recently closed his successful career but who in his past was a city policeman in Urbino where he went to work soaring with his Bimota special.
A passionate set of memories that ended with the unveiling of the bust by the daughters Morena and Simona, columns with Massimo Tamburini srl and Tamburini Corse, together with his brother Andrea and his mother Pasquina, in a worthy evening finale – a tribute among the events promoted on the occasion of the San Marino Grand Prix and the Rimini Riviera scheduled from September 13th to 15th on the Misano circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Photo Credits : Andrea Tamburini