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Tesi 1D's in WSB

 
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: Tesi 1D's in WSB Reply with quote

In 1991 Bimota, keen to show the alternative technology that was the Tesi 1D to the world, embarked on an under-funded campaign (sound familiar?) into WSB.They contested the first 6 of the scheduled 13 rounds before being forced to quit when no sponsors were found and the money ran out. The season went so :-

Round 1 - Donington Park, UK
according to the official entry list, both Vittorio Scatola and Steve Manley were to ride the same bike - #41 !
It was Steve Manley who rode the bike to 15th place in race 1 and 20th in race 2.

Round 2 - Jarama, Spain.
Dominique Sarron - yes that one! - was entered to ride bike #77. He retired with engine failure in race 1 and achieved 13th place in race 2.

Round 3 - Mosport Park, Canada.
Mike Baldwin was entered on bike #37, but didn't ride it.

Round 4 - Brainerd, USA.
No entries listed.

Round 5 - Osterreichring, Austria.
Russell Lee Wood (bike #71) took over the factory ride, retiring in race 1 and scoring 1 point for a 15th place finish in race 2.

Round 6 - Misano, Italy.
Both Russell Lee Wood (#71) and Vittorio Scattala (#77) appeared on the entry list but the only race records are for Russell, who came 14th in race 1 and improved to finish in 10th place in race 2.

and that was to be the final race in WSB competition for the much-maligned Tesi's.....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russell Lee Wood







Vittorio Scatola



Dominique Sarron






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brian



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice snippet of history there Gaz. Beaut pics too
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EYREY1



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice info !
the more i look the more i like them
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Test 1D raced in USA Reply with quote

http://raresportbikesforsale.com/super-rare-italian-beauty-1991-bimota-tesi-1d/

Interesting side note to Tesi race history
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting side-note to an interesting side-note - Dale Quarterly is the sole reason that Airtech US have moulds for Tesi 1D bodywork.
They supplied Dale with replacements after every crash. They supplied a lot of bodywork.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many many Thanks for postage this, I just love this bike but sadly never able to aquire one.
I remember just being piped at 10k for a very low milage bike back in mid to late 80s.
But I had to respectfully expect a max bid selling as my wife agreed to the purchsae, anyhow this brings a smile to my face.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many many Thanks for postage this, I just love this bike but sadly never able to aquire one.
I remember just being piped at 10k for a very low milage bike back in mid to late 80s.
But I had to respectfully expect a max bid selling as my wife agreed to the purchsae, anyhow this brings a smile to my face.
Cheers
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/bimota/bimotatesi1d.htm
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BimotaBoy



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: racing tess Reply with quote

Love the photos, nice to know where I can get replacement bodywork but hope I never need any
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