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Luigi Villoresi
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Birth: May 16, 1909
Death: Aug. 22, 1997

Racing driver. Luigi Villoresi was born in Milan, Italy and was nicknamed 'Gigi'. He came from a prosperous family and was the elder brother of another racing driver Emilio Villoresi. Emilio died in 1937 when testing a factory Alfa Romeo. By 1938 Luigi joined the Maserati team and the following year won the South African GP. The war intervened and he returned to Maserati afterwards staying with them until 1949 when he joined Ferrari. He became Albert Ascari's mentor but after Ascari's death in 1954, Villoresi's career went into a sharp decline with him retiring in 1957. He even tried rallying winning the 1958 Acropolis Rally. He finally died at his home in Modena at the age of 88. 
 
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Cimitero di Albareto
Albareto
Provincia di Parma
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
 
Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Feb 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13352586
Luigi Villoresi
Added by: Paul Narramore
 
Luigi Villoresi
Added by: Paul Narramore
 
 
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REST IN PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- wayne wachtell
 Added: Jul. 22, 2010
Rest in peace Gigi. Motor racing historians in S Africa have not forgotten you.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: May. 7, 2008

- arianna
 Added: Nov. 30, 2006
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