THE EAR­LI­EST OF YEARS

Classic Racer - - NEWS -

1946 – Aged 12, John Surtees gets his first ride on a mo­tor­cy­cle, a 500cc Wal­lace-black­burne speed­way bike

1948 – Aged 14, first race on his fa­ther’s 1000cc Vin­cent side­car out­fit

1949 – Aged 15, first solo race on a 500cc Ex­cel­siorJAP in a grasstrack race

1950 – Aged 16, first road race on a Tri­umph Tiger 70 at Brands Hatch

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