Hi Steve, thanks for posting this. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but he was a pretty amazing guy who built some incredible racing bikes. Incredible is not too grandiose a description when you consider that building bikes wasn't his actual business. He had a factory that made woodworking tools and he built bikes in his spare time. I guess you could call it his hobby, but he was evidently pretty good at it. His bikes won 4 world championships in 125 and 250 classes. That's like some 'ordinary' guy going out to his shed and building a bike to beat Marc Marquez, not just once, but regularly enough to take the championship off him! I can't see that happening an time soon.
I'm sad that the museum has been dispersed before I got a chance to see it. It's a shame that his son Gianni, the ex F1 racing driver, couldn't keep the collection together.