Tonino Tognana was born in Treviso in May 1955, the fifth generation of a family of industrialists who then diversified from the brick sector in 1946, thanks to his father, into the world of ceramics and table porcelain. The only son with four sisters, since childhood he has directed his passion mainly to racing cars. After years of apprenticeship with Opel, thanks to the good results achieved he manages to drive competitive semi-official and / or official cars of the various manufacturers, from Fiat Abarth, to Ferrari, to Lancia, and finally to Porsche. During his racing career he drove 31 different cars, managing to win on his debut 10 times. The only driver in Ferrari’s long history to have led a Prancing Horse car to victory, in 1982, in a National Championship of International Rallies, which has always been dominated by all the other car manufacturers. He retired from the semi-professional career already at the age of 28, to devote himself to family businesses. The pages of this book, full of anecdotes and curiosities, tell a lot about the pilot Tonino and it will be easy, scrolling through the story, to understand that in him “brain-liver and foot” combined very well. However, the question remains as to how far this combination of qualities would have taken him if he hadn’t stopped fighting at his best moment. But at the end of the book everyone will have an idea of him and will give the right answer.
To complete the work, a DVD that tells, with original and unpublished images, the winning ride in the 1982 Italian International Rallies Championship with the Ferrari 308 GTB.