In 1957 Liberati won the 500cc, the prestige class on a Gilera four cylinder with the huge dustbin fairings. He also came second in 350cc class, after a decade of struggle and several much lower rankings with Gilera and Moto Guzzi rides. He was born in 1926 and died in 1962 in a street wreck.
He is remembered in his hometown where the local motorcycle club is named in his honor, but as far as the rest of the world is concerned he is just Liberati...who? Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.
"To Libero Liberati, motorcycling world champion, who brought to the attention and admiration of the sportsmen of the world his passion, fire and class, and thus prestige to the name of Terni and Italy, with thanks for the honor, his fellow citizens of Marmore."
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