John Surtees: an appreciation
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.