chief protagonist for the America at MV was Fredmano Spairani (ex Ducati). MV engineers involved in building the prototype were headed by Ing Giuseppe Bocchi and comprised Ing Guiseppe di Matteo, Dott. Luca Apolloni, Flavio Gallo and Guiseppe Minervi. Testing was predominantly by Alberto Pagani who reported to the senior engineering team led by Bocchi, Magni,m Rossi, Mattavelli and the comercial representative Bertola. source is Ian Falloon's 'the book of classic MV Agusta fours'