Tonti and his assistant, Alcide Biotti, worked on, with financial support by ex-racer Umberto Premoli and testing by Alberto Pagani and Gilberto Milani. In 1968, Pagani’s Linto shared fourth place in the 500cc championship with Rob Fitton on a Norton Single. The following year, as the batch of eight Lintos went into service, the cheerful veteran Gyula Marsovsky put his second in the championship with 47 points to Agostini’s first-place 105. Other Lintos were sixth, 11th, 14th and 36th. The make was also second in the constructors’ championship just ahead of Norton. Linto’s best placings were several thirds during the season.