19xx Garelli G125 Mono
Lot 467
1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised
Sold for €13,225 (US$ 17,074) inc. premium

Lot Details
1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised 19xx Garelli G125 Mono 19xx Garelli G125 Mono 19xx Garelli G125 Mono 19xx Garelli G125 Mono 19xx Garelli G125 Mono 19xx Garelli G125 Mono
1987 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. to be advised
The machine offered here represents Garelli's 125cc twin-cylinder Grand Prix racer as campaigned during 1987 under the 'Team Italia' banner by Fausto Gresini and Luca Cadalora. Team Italia had been formed during 1984 as a means of nurturing up-and-coming riders who could be drafted into the works team as and when required. The first tests were conducted in June at Monza, where Luca Cadalora, Stefano Caracchi, Ezio Gianola and Fausto Ricci lapped under the watchful eye of Eugenio Lazzarini, soon to retire from racing and acting in a managerial role.

Given that Garelli's 125 had been the class of the field for the preceding three seasons it is perhaps not so surprising that success came early to Team Italia, Gresini taking the 1985 World Championship with three wins and 109 points. Despite the fact that Gresini's team-mate Gianola also managed a win, the manufacturers' title went to MBA. Gianola also took the Italian Championship.

For the 1986 season Team Italia recruited Luca Cadalora to partner Gresini in the 125cc class while Maurizio Vitali was given one of the new 250s. True to form, the 125cc contest turned out to be a two-horse race between the Garelli boys, who between them won eight of the 11 rounds, Cadalora coming out on top with 122 points to Gresini's 114. Needless to say, Garelli took the manufacturers' championship by a wide margin.

With Cadalora on his way to Marlboro Yamaha, Bruno Casanova was hired as replacement for 1987 but was completely overshadowed by his more experienced team-mate, Gresini winning 11 of the 12 races and only failing in the final round when he fell while in the lead! Nevertheless, Casanova's five 2nd place finishes were enough to ensure him of runner-up spot in the Championship. Thus Garelli's 125cc twin bowed out of racing with an unprecedented six consecutive riders' World Championships to its credit. From the start of the 1988 season the 125cc class would be for single-cylinder machines only.

Footnotes

  • Garelli 125 cm3 Grand Prix Moto Course 1987
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    La moto offerte ici représente la machine de Grand Prix 125 cm3 bicylindre de Garelli telle qu'elle fut pilotée sous les couleurs du « Team Italia » par Fausto Gresini et Luca Cadalora . Team Italia avait été créé en 1984 en vue de révéler et de former de jeunes pilotes que pourraient recruter les écuries officielles selon leurs besoins. Les premiers essais furent effectués en juin à Monza où Luca Cadalora, Stefano Caracchi, Ezio Gianola et Fausto Ricci tournèrent sous le regard attentif d'Eugenio Lazzarini sur le point de se retirer de la compétition pour devenir directeur d'équipe.

    Du fait que la 125 de Garelli avait été la référence de la catégorie au cours des trois saisons précédentes, il n'est probablement pas surprenant que le succès vienne très tôt couronner les efforts du Team Italia, Gresini s'emparant du titre de Champion du Monde 1985 avec trois victoires et 109 points. En dépit du fait que le coéquipier de Gresini, Gianola, décrochât aussi une victoire, le titre Constructeurs échut à MBA. Gianola fut aussi Champion d'Italie.

    Pour la saison 1986, Team Italia engagea Luca Cadalora pour épauler Gresini en catégorie 125, tandis que Maurizio Vitali se voyait confier une des nouvelles 250. Comme prévu, la lutte en 125 tourna au duel entre les Garelli Boys qui, entre eux deux, raflèrent huit des onze manches, Caldera finissant en tête avec 122 points devant Gresini (114 points). Il va sans dire que Garelli prit le titre Constructeurs avec une confortable avance. Quand Caladora rejoignit Marlboro Yamaha, Bruno Casanova fut engagé à sa place pour 1987 pour être totalement dominé par son coéquipier plus expérimenté, Gresini remportant onze des douze manches en ne manquant que la dernière quand il chuta alors qu'il menait la course ! Néanmoins, les cinq deuxièmes places suffirent à lui assurer la place de brillant deuxième au championnat. Ainsi la 125 twin de Garelli signa une glorieuse sortie de la scène sportive avec un résultat sans précédent : six titres Pilotes dans le Championnat du Monde à son actif. La saison1988 allait en effet être réservée aux 125 monocylindres.
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