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Emilio Soprani

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#1 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 15:19

According to website

the young Italian rider Emilio Soprani lost his life at the age of 22, on the Circuito della Superba in Genoa, on 05 May 1947, while making his debut on a Gilera 4 cylinder bike.

I am sure that the source is wrong. Searching in contemporary Italian newspapers on-line (La Stampa, Corriere dello Sport) no news about his fatal accident at Genoa in 1947 is available. Indeed, he was reported to be still active in the World Motorcycle Championship in 1950 riding a Moto Morini, this is confirmed by our Vincent Glon:
and even in 1953, on a Gilera 500!

Actually Emilio Soprani survived the 05 May 1947 accident, and possibly he did not die in a racing accident. Or, it happened in 1954 or beyond.

What was the fate of Emilio Soprani?


#2 graham houlihan

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 22:05

Soprani was born in 1913 in Piacenza and died there in 1965

#3 tonyed

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:45


Look at results 1949