His death leaves a void hard to fill with fans and let me make a brief comment with staff , vosto that I myself grew up reading his articles, his stories around the world and a thousand anecdotes that could come out of his pen. And thanks to him I'm in love with this strange world that is journalism at 2 wheels.
And then surely there is no better way to remember that through the words of another great of our world, Luigi Rivola who made it through the pages of Motonline. Here it is: "Roberto Patrignani silently closed the last chapter of his life and in the early morning of January 22, left this world, who had traveled far and wide in motorcycle, scooter and moped to go to know another which unfortunately can not describe with his most impassioned prose.
It's up to me to write these lines of condolences for his death. To me that was devouring his articles in the '60s, when he felt Patrignani the exclusive Grand Prix race cars of the samples the moment, that he had been pilot who became a journalist - for me the most specialized of all - jumped from a motion to another, from one country to another, managing to convey his passion to imitate those who dreamed of.
Some of the many books he wrote during his long career are religiously preserved in the libraries of motorcyclists and are still a source of inspiration in discussions on internet forums, in particular, "I'll take you to Bray Hill" where the author confesses and tells his infatuation for the Tourist Trophy, "Be right back" where narrates experiences and adventures in motion, "In Vespa from Milan to Tokyo," a book in which he relives his raid on a scooter to attend the 1964 Olympic Games.
Among his many professional experiences, all still tied to the bike and his world, Roberto Patrignani could boast the direction of public relations major Italian brands: first Moto Guzzi, then the Brembo, Nolan and Cagiva, then the Garelli. It was also sports director of the Suzuki-Italy and Garelli.
Born November 21, 1935 in Florence, died in Mandello del Lario, where he lived a few hundred meters from the establishment of Moto Guzzi. The death of Roberto Patrignani is a great loss for all the Italian motorcycling. "
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