Marcellino Lucchi

Marcellino Lucchi ( born March 13, 1957 in Cesena, Emilia -Romagna, Italy ) is an Italian former motorcycle racer.

Lucchi was for many years employed as a test driver for Aprilia with the development of machinery for motorcycle and Superbike World Championship.


Marcellino Lucchi started in 1977, at the age of 20 years, with the motorcycle sport. He worked as a garbage collector and operational racing for many years as a hobby on weekends. His debut in the motorcycle world championship he gave at the Grand Prix of Nations in 1982, when he finished seventh in the 250 cc race on a Yamaha. Until 1989, the Italian started as wildcard rider regularly in 250cc World Championship races, but to have without great success. 1990 and 1991, denied Lucchi on the Aprilia quarter-liter World Cup as a regular driver, but again could not draw attention to themselves with front places.

In 1992 Lucchi joined no Grands Prix at, but was on the first Italian Aprilia 250 cc champions. Until 1997, he won this title six times in a row.

From 1993, Marcellino Lucchi started as a wildcard and substitutes pilot sporadically in the 250cc World Championship. At the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello in 1995 he succeeded at the age of 38 years finished third behind Max Biaggi and Tetsuya Harada his first podium finish in the Motorcycle World Championship. The following year Lucchi was even second in his home Grand Prix behind Biaggi. He also played on the 400 - cc Aprilia V2 as a substitute for Doriano Romboni the only two 500cc World Championship races of his career.

At the Grand Prix of Italy 1998 Marcellino Lucchi reached the only Grand Prix victory of his career in the quarter-liter class. He pointed in the race at Mugello, which had to be canceled due to rain and restarted as wildcard rider his Aprilia factory team - mate Valentino Rossi, Tetsuya Harada and Loris Capirossi on the courts and was the fourth oldest of 41 years and 65 days, winner of a 250cc Grand Prix in the history of the Motorcycle World Championship. The later third place finish at the Grand Prix of Czech Republic in Brno, where he started for the team DocShop Racing as a replacement for Jürgen Fuchs, helped the Italians to rank 15 in Gesamntklassement and thus to the best World Cup result of his career.

Then Lucchi could no longer continue our success. His last Grand Prix he contested the age of 47 in 2004 in Malaysia.

Marcellino Lucchi completed in 23 years, a total of 78 World Championship races, and reached it a win and four other podiums and three pole positions.


  • Italian 250 cc champion on Aprilia: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • 1 Grand Prix victory