WORST RACE IN THE ISLAND?
“Well, from the point of view of comfort it was certainly the 1959 Senior. I was so cold and wet after winning the race I had to thaw out for literally hours after. But the most frightening time in the Island for me was undoubtedly the first time, when Joe Craig gave me control of a pair of works Nortons – I was really terrified with the responsibility. then afterwards I remember when I’d broken my wrist on the EMC, and was coming back on the boat, I never heard Les Graham’s name mentioned once – you knew he’d had a terrible accident.”