Goodbye Franco Farne | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati lost a piece of it's soul today

Franco Farne, legendary rider, mechanic and engineer has passed at 81.  The obituaries will say he was brilliant and important, he was there at Ducati from the beginning for all of it, from the Cucciolo to the modern superbike, the stuff of Ducati legend –  Paul Smart’s Imola win,   Mike Hailwood’s come back to win the Isle of Man TT, that he was among the first to see the potential in Carl Fogarty, that his partnerships with Taglioni, Bordi, and NCR in particular, resulted in brilliant, stunningly fast, machines. But the thing about Franco Farne that I loved best...

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