The third most successful Italian rider of all time, after Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi, Ubbiali won six 125cc titles and three in the bigger category.
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He won 39 of the 74 races he entered (26 in 125cc), mostly on an Italian MV Agusta in an era before the emergence of Japanese manufacturers.
Nicknamed ‘The Fox’, the Bergamo-based rider was also successful in the Isle of Man TT races with five victories. He retired in 1960.
“I was 10 years old when he was winning everything and I dreamed of being like him one day,” said 15-times world champion Agostini, 77.
“He was an example, an incentive and a source of inspiration for me. A true point of reference.”