He was 87. His name was linked to Scuderia Ferrari, but he also worked on the BMW MotoGP project
The world of motorsport is mourning the loss of Mauro Forghieri. The legendary engineer has died in Modena, at the age of 87.
Engineer, Formula 1 car designer and more besides, Forghieri was a motorsport genius chosen directly by Enzo Ferrari who wrote memorable pages of 'red' history. Under his guidance, the Maranello-based Scuderia won 54 Grand Prix, four drivers’ world titles and seven constructors’ titles.
Forghieri’s adventure in Maranello continued from the 1970s until the 80s, when he moved on to Lamborghini and Bugatti.
Together with Franco Antoniazzi and Sergio Lugli, Forghieri founded the Oral Engineering Group, a Modenese firm that also worked in the two-wheeled world. Oral developed the BMW MotoGP project, a fascinating and futuristic idea but one that would never see the light, with the German bike used only for limited testing with Luca Cadalora.
Oral also worked on the OE-250M3R project, designed to race in the Moto3 class.
The Motosprint editorial team sends its condolences to the family of engineer Forghieri.