John Surtees: an ap­pre­ci­a­tion

Classic Racer - - NEWS - Photo: Mor­tons Archive

As a reader of Clas­sic Racer you need no in­tro­duc­tion as to who Mr Surtees was and what he achieved. If you’ve picked this up as your first taste of this magazine then the man who won seven mo­tor­cy­cle GP world cham­pi­onships and also went on to take the F1 crown, is the fo­cus of much of this episode of the clas­sic racer world for good rea­son.

John Surtees tak­ing the MV to the limit of not only the tyres, but the chas­sis also. At the 1958 Bel­gian Grand Prix, by a fluke of po­si­tion and the abil­ity of the pho­tog­ra­pher, Mr Surtees’ inch-per­fect line is over­seen by a racing car in a fore­telling of a di­rec­tion to come.

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