1. #OMP50 Episode 6: Fasten your seatbelts for the new era

    In 2008, after more than one year of attempts and negotiations, OMP changed ownership. The Percivale family, following the death of their eldest brother Piergiorgio, sold the company to Paolo and Alberto Delprato, with Federico Minoli, former Ducati Motor Holding CEO, as co-investor. The news was announced to employees on February 4, 2008, during a heavy snowfall in Ronco Scrivia. OMP’s...

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  2. #OMP50 Episode 5: At legend Michael Schumacher's side

    Without Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 found its new leader in Michael Schumacher. He became OMP’s new testimonial from 1996, when the German driver, a fresh two-time world champion, kicked off his adventure with Ferrari. Michael and his manager, Willi Weber, were convinced by OMP following a first meeting at the 1995 Italian Grand Prix, when all the paddock was talking about Schumacher’s ...

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  3. #OMP50 Episode 4: A decade full of world titles

    From Ronco Scrivia to the top of the world. This is not a figure of speech, because the 1990s for OMP were studded with world titles. The first two came three days apart. On October 18, 1990, Carlos Sainz, driving a Toyota, won his maiden World Rally Championship by finishing third at Sanremo Rally. The event was held in Liguria, the Italian region where OMP was born and was consolidating its...

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  4. #OMP50 Episode 3: When OMP became worldwide famous

    In 1989, Gerhard Berger was competing in his third Formula 1 season at the wheel of Ferrari, but had been using OMP equipment since 1986, when he was under Benetton colors. During those years, the Austrian was one of the most scrupulous drivers in relation to safety. As he became a friend of the Percivale brothers, he visited the Genoa workshop a couple of times and was one of the few to regu...

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  5. Being part of the success: Jari-Matti Latvala highlights OMP's role in Toyota's WRC wins

    Few people in the rally community are as familiar with OMP products as Jari-Matti Latvala. From the 2021 season, the Finn is the team principal of Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team, equipped with the Italian brand's products, such as fireproof racewear and car seats, on the way to four Manufacturers' world titles in six years and five consecutive Drivers' world titles. Furthermore, Jari, a...

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