|Franco Ringhini, started his career at the Guazzoni factory, where he designed competitive race engines for gokarts and later mopeds. Then he joined Morbidelli, a woodworking factory, who had their own raceteam. Here he designed a string of fast disc-valved tvostrokes making him and teammate Eugenio Lazzarini able to go GP racing.
In the late '60s the Ringhini-designed Morbidelli 50cc racer was the factory's first successful Grand Prix project, and the team collected several GP points.
Late 73 Ringhini left the Morbidelli factory and started up on his own in Pesaro, where this beautiful racer emanated from.