When we start to add up the numbers, an almost incredulous smile appears on Dario Raimondi’s face. The Aprilia Racing Sports Manager has been in racing since 1991, basically nonstop, and always at the top levels in the world. An adventure that began, as is often the case, almost by chance: an interview with the legendary Giacomo Agostini, immediate admittance to the Team that “Mino” managed in the GP500 category and the beginning of a long career with Dario working as Team Coordinator and Team Manager on the most important MotoGP and Superbike teams. It was precisely from the factory derivative category that the Aprilia phase began, exciting years and victories with the RSV4 machines ridden by the likes of Max Biaggi, Eugene Laverty, Sylvain Guintoli, Marco Melandri and Leon Haslam.
But now the challenge is MotoGP, which Dario Raimondi takes on from a new point of view.