Libero Liberati

Libero Liberati (born 20 September 1926 in Terni, Umbria, Italy, † March 5, 1962 ) was an Italian motorcycle racer.


Libero Liberati began his career in the Italian Motorcycle Championship. In the early 1950s he made ​​several unsuccessful attempts to gain a foothold in the Motorcycle World Championship.

Later, however, he made ​​his breakthrough and was able to celebrate the season in the 1956 Nations Grand Prix at Monza in the 350 cc class his first Grand Prix victory.

By far the most successful season of his career, incidentally, the only one in which he took part in all World Cup races, he had 1957 Gilera. In this year, there were, as was usual, only five races instead of which he won four ( including the Grand Prix at the Sachsenring and the Nürburgring ) import and a second place. Liberati was superior 500cc world champion and was runner-up in the 350- cc class with a win, one second and three third places behind the Australians Keith Campbell. Nevertheless, he threw himself at the end of the season with his team and took no part in the 1958 World Cup.

In the 1959 season he played on Morini in the 250 cc class his last Grand Prix.

Libero Liberati was next to his successes in the Motorcycle World Championship win total of 39 races, including for example, the Coppa d' Oro Shell at Imola in 1954 and 1960.

Liberati was born on March 5, 1962, at the age of only 35 years, in a traffic accident in Valnerina killed. He was with his Gilera Saturno en route from Terni to Modena, where the first race was held on the Italian championship. He was in honor of the stadium of the football club of his hometown, Ternana Calcio at Stadio Libero Liberati baptized.



In the World Motorcycle Championship