Posted 08 February 2013 - 21:55
Vinicio has provided a number of photos to myself and they are now here - http://www.oldracing.../vinicio-salmi/ - help with identifying any photos would be appreciated - Vinicio's English is not brilliant, albeit better than my Italian, so any advice or feedback would be welcome.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 23:03
Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:12
Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:34
I had read about Salmi when he was involved in the accident that all but ended his career and took the life of Tommaso Piccirilli.
Then, I was 14 and Italy has no weekly moto magazines, so TV and La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy's main sports daily) were the best media to closely follow motorcycle racing.
When he resumed racing, I was mostly following Lucchinelli, Mario Lega's chase to the '77 250 title, then Roberts, and lost track of Salmi.
In 1990, I was offered a 10-day journey to U.S.A. in August. One Sunday morning, I lazily turned on the TV on ESPN, which was broadcasting a race of American Racing Series (or IndyLights) cars, and surprise, Vinicio Salmi was in the starting grid.
marco/armchair from Milan, Italy