FIM Enduro Legend
Born on 20 February 1954 in Scanzorosciate, Italy
Gualtiero Brissoni joins the pantheon of FIM Enduro Legends in 2016, a destiny he set about making his own over four decades ago. Young Gualtiero quit his studies to dedicate himself completely to Enduro, honing his riding on the hills of his native Scanzorosciate, near Bergamo, and building up his technical knowledge whilst working at Angelo Tadini’s famous motorcycle workshop close to his home.
After some promising results in regional competitions he joined Gilera in 1973 and won the American six-days in the 50cc class. That same year he also won the most difficult edition of the Valli bergamasche as the only one of 32 competitors to cross the finish line, repeating victory the following year and then winning the Junior Italian Motocross Championship in 1975. Over the next ten years he would win the European Enduro Championship twice in the 250cc class to add to three consecutive 125cc titles, eight Italian Enduro class titles and four Italian absolute titles. After retiring in 1991, Brissoni returned to action in the late nineties and secured his legacy by clinching the Italian Enduro Championship in the Major 400cc class in 2000 and 2001.