Last week Pablo Gamberini died, the Chilean racer who finished fourth in the 1962 Argentinian 500cc GP. He was born Jun 27 in 1936, so 26 years old at the time. In 1984, a Pablo Gamberini from Chile raced an MBA in a couple of European 125cc GPs without success, and again in 1986 - same man? He would have been in his late forties, then, so not impossible, but I can't find anything in the obituaries mentioning anything past 1962; well, at least not with my limited language skills. There's a Pablo Gamberini hijo/junior racing karts these days, but if it was him racing in the eighties, that would make him again pretty old for a karter in the 2010s! Maybe there are three generations at work, here? Anyone know anything about the Gamberini who raced in the eighties?
Posted 14 June 2021 - 08:31
Ah, yes, and there's a also a third place finish in the 1983 "International 3 Hours of Chile" on a Yamaha TZ350, shared with Alejandro Bergmann, my friend Mr. Google tells me.
Posted 14 June 2021 - 08:52
Okay, I may have found something...
Well, that's obviously the 1962 PG. Amongst his children is listed:
Gamberini Fuentes appears to be the name of the kart racer, so it would be the grandchild of the 1962 PG, and the "middle" PG would have been old enough to race in the eighties - good. However, there's also a nephew, born the same year:
Posted 14 June 2021 - 09:29
All right, I think I can make sense of it: for a 48-year-old ice cream manufacturer, it doesn't seem likely to go to Europe and compete on a dinky bike in a couple races just because he raced successfully two decades earlier, so it can't really have been Gamberini Monreal. There's really no evidence he continued his career even only past the mid-sixties.
It could have been the nephew, but he is likely to have competed under the name of Massardo, not Gamberini unless he wanted to attract attention to the fact that he was related to his famous uncle - not impossible, but what are the chances?
No, it has to have been Gamberini Bonnemaison. As the father of Gamberini Fuentes, it also makes more sense in that the racing genes run in the family. Until further evidence surfaces, I consider this solved. Thanks for listening to my soliloquy ; as you were.
Isn't the internet an exceedingly fine thing?
Posted 14 June 2021 - 09:38
With a name like Gamberini, he was only a prawn in the game.