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John Surtees CBE

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Very sad news that he has passed away.

Rest in peace.

 

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The only man to win world championships on two and four wheels. RIP John Surtees 

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A TRUE motor racing legend, and one of the nicest people in the sport.

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A true gentlemen by all accounts and another one passed over for a knighthood.

RIP

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Interesting fact of the day: Surtees and Sheene went to race upstairs on the same date. There's something quite befitting about that.

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Aside from being the only person to win bike and F1 championship he really was one of the greatest ever bike riders. Between 1958 and 1960 he won 32 of 39 races and was the first to win the Isle of man TT 3 years on the trot.  Seven world championships in two classes. 

350cc – 1958, 1959, 1960

500cc- 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960

What a rider …..

   
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Whilst Big Johns achievements on two and four wheels are astonishing. The thing that really makes him stand out for me are his morals and principles. He really was a man of honour, often to the detriment of his racing career. 

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