It is a well known fact that life is always fraught with surprises. It is with this frame of mind that we can tell the story of a brilliant Agricultural Studies student, who find himself working in one of the greatest racing teams in history. The farm where Giuseppe Busato is born is in the right area, since it is only a short distance from that famous racing company whose motorbikes win around the world, and it’s not like Giuseppe doesn’t think about motorbikes. Not only he thinks about them, he tweaks them, he disassembles and reassembles them, he races his friends on the country roads in the north-eastern Italy. His uncle has a brilliant intuition, looking at his nephew and his blazing passion.
“He told me to attend a course – Giuseppe explains – a very specific one, with practical connotations. Motorcycles maintenance, 9 months long, during which time I learnt all the secrets: from mechanics to electronics, from fairings to accessories. I was introduced to Aprilia in 1998, at the end of an internship, and they chucked me right at the deep end! I was with a close friend, who had also attended the course with me, and we found ourselves straight in the midst of the action. We started out in the Guarantees division.”