Capirossi and the Modest Trophy Girl

Trophy Girls a Little Different at the ‘91 Czechoslovakian Grand Prix


Loris Capirossi gets a kiss from a traditionally-dressed trophy girl after the Czechoslovakian GP in 1991. He’d just clinched his second consecutive 125cc Grand Prix World Championship. Soup’s pal Alessandro “Good morning socksucker!” Gramigni stands in the background. He’d just given Aprilia its first ever 125GP victory. Thor Davidson

It seems that Czechoslovakia hadn’t quite gotten up to speed on the state of the art in trophy girl attire by the early 1990s. Here an 18-year-old Loris Capirossi is kissed by perhaps the most modestly dressed trophy girl of all time. He’d just finished runner up to Alessandro Gramigni and clinched his second consecutive 125cc Grand Prix World Championship.

Turns out trophy girls at Brno during that era wore traditional folk dress, often proudly featured during festivals, carnivals and other national events.

A search of recent trophy girls at Brno shows that their attire is, shall we say, a bit more contemporary.


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