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    hopefully Moto Morini whether there controlled administration financial drama and find additional financial backing, as they make some fantastic bikes, and this is due in the very near future.
    Tarquinio Provini (May 29, 1933 - January 6, 2005) was an Italian World Champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He was also a four-time Isle of Man TT winner [1] and won 13 Italian national championships.
    He was born in Roveleto di Cadeo, Emilia-Romagna, the son of a garage owner and grew up around engines and machinery. He began riding motorcycles at the age of 10. He began racing in 1949 despite being too young by using his uncle's name on his racing license [2]. In 1954, he won the Motogiro of Italy. He moved up to Grand Prix competition in the middle of the 1954 season and won the Spanish Grand Prix at the end of the year. He won the 1957 FIM 125cc World Championship riding for the Italian Mondial factory. In 1958, he won the 250cc World Championship for MV Agusta.[3]
    When MV Agusta quit racing in the smaller classes, Provini signed to race for the Moto Morini factory. In 1963 he waged a season-long battle with Honda's Jim Redman for the 250 world championship. Each rider won four races and the title wasn't decided until the final race in Japan, with Redman winning the championship over Provini by two points [4]. In 1966, he suffered a serious crash at the Isle of Man TT that broke his back, forcing his retirement. Provini redirected his energies and co-founded the Protar company which specialized in making scale racing bike models outside of Bologna. He died in Bologna in 2005.

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    Seen that around... Don't have much faith to see it happening tbh.