1969 This year saw the debut of the new model of the ‘Corsaro regolarità’ series 3 with a new experimental 5 gear change at the six day event in San Pellegrino, extended to all models.
The tool holder was moved to the tank and below the seat there was an original inflator holder within the new side panels in white fibre glass. The use of fibre glass was extended to the rear mud guard, the cover of the tool holder and also a strange filter protector which entirely covered the Dell’Orto F20.
The third version was the most loved and common and was put on sale throughout 1970; commercial and competition success was underlined by the magazine ‘Motociclismo’ on the occasion of the Valli Bergamasche event they dedicated the cover to Ezio Dall’Ara (number 65) on the seat of a Morini.
The presence of Morinis at the head of the Bergamo Valleys classifications was significant and gratifying in the 100 class Giuseppe Signorelli came fifth, Fausto Oldrati, 6th, Pierluigi Rottigni, 7th Alberto Corti, and Bruno Perucchini 8th.
For the 125 class Edoardo Dossena was third, Demetrio Bonini 4th, Sandro Dall'Ara 5th, Carlo Paganessi 6th, Augusto Taiocchi 8th.
In the 175 class, Alessandro Gritti was 5th and 10th Aldo Marconi.
A few days later on the 30th June 1969 Alfonso Morini unfortunately died at the age of 71.
The factory passed to the only daughter Gabriella who took charge with courage and determination.
In September there was a real and authentic Italian Morini team at the six days of Garmisch Partenkirchen (15/20 September).
For the representing team the following were called: Pierluigi Rottigni, Giuseppe Signorelli, Edoardo Dossena, Fausto Vergani (Morini 100), Demetrio Bonini, Egidio Calligola, Carlo Paganessi, Eugenio Saini, Giovanni Collina, Sandro Dall’Ara and Gigi Caroli (Morini 125), Romualdo Consonni, Franco Dall’Ara, Francesco Foresti, Alessandro Gritti, Aldo Passerini, Carlo Moscheni and Daniele Perere (Morini 175).
It was only misfortune which stopped them reaching the vase and trophy podium but 14 gold medals and one silver confirmed this magic moment for the Bologna ‘Reds.’
Sealing the entire season of successes, Morini was imposing in the three classes of the FMI Trophy with Fausto Oldrati, 1st in the 100 classification, Augusto Taiocchi, 1st in the 125 and Emilio Capelli also 1st in the 175 class.
The Italian championship closed with some other important victories thanks to Giuseppe Signorelli and Luigi Rottigni, 1st and 2nd in the 100 class, Alessandro Gritti 1st in the 175, while Carlo Paganessi and Demetrio Bonini were respectively judged 2nd and third in the 125cc class.