Sad to hear of the passing of John Surtees today, aged 83. A true gentleman and a former MV world champion. Rip John, it was my pleasure to meet you many times.
Article - Ride in Peace, Motorsport Legend John Surtees - Asphalt & RubberSurtees is best known for winning three 350cc Championship titles (1958, 1959, and 1960), four 500cc Grand Prix Championship titles (1956, 1958, 1959, and 1960), as well as the 1964 Formula One World Championship title.
This makes Surtees the only man to win a World Championship in both two-wheeled and four-wheeled racing categories. He was also the first person to will the Senior TT race at the Isle of Man TT, three times in a row.
I'll look for it........I also remember what a gentleman he was at Barber. BTW, for those who still need a motivator to visit Barber, they have an entire mini section devoted to Surtees.Randy. Where is that autograph from the bubba event. You need to post a pic of it.