Blood brothers – the feud continues
Fifteen times World Champion Giacomo Agostini younger brother Felice competed in both 125 and 350cc Grands Prix. Felice finished fifth in the 1978 125cc Spanish Grand Prix. William De Angelis, brother of Alex, was 12th in the 1999 Imola 125cc Grand Prix race while Mika Kallio’s younger brother Vesa was 15th in the 125cc race at the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix. While we easily recall the exploits of the Aoyama, Salonen, Bolle, Nieto, Pons, Sayle, Oncu, Van de Goorbergh and Pesek brothers there are other who have been virtually anonymous. World Champion Walter Villa’s older brother Francesco took two third 125cc places in the fifties. Alex Barros’s brother Cesar competed in 125 and 250cc Grands Prix. Jose and 350cc World Champion Johnny Cecotto competed in Grands Prix and in more recent times Tarran and Taylor Mackenzie.