1989 Garelli 125cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 001-1
At the end of the disappointing 1988 season, Garelli and Team Pileri went their separate ways. By this time Garelli was in financial difficulty: the plant in Sesto was closed and production concentrated on its factory at Monticello. There was little money available for racing, though the firm was once again represented in the 125cc class, its riders for 1989 being Domenico Brigaglia and Emilio Cuppini. Brigaglia's best placings were 6th in Austria and 7th in Great Britain, while Cuppini managed not a single point from seven starts. This sorry state of affairs effectively signalled the end of Garelli's involvement in Grand Prix racing. In 1991 the factory closed and Daniele Agrati dispersed the racing department's remaining machines among selected private collectors.
The machine offered here represents the final development of Garelli's 125cc Grand Prix racer. It still retains the characteristic aluminium monocoque chassis, the most obvious changes from the immediately preceding version being a deeper centre section and increased bracing at the swinging arm pivot. Note the 'Grand Prix Brno' sticker on the fairing. This actual machine is featured on page 149 of 'Agrati Garelli: 80 anni di storia' by Daniele Agrati and Roberto Patrignani.
- Since going to press we have been advised that this motorcycle was ridden by Domenico Brigaglia.
Après l'impression du catalogue, nous avons été informés que cette moto a été conduite par Domenico Brigaglia.