A busy schedule
A Grand Prix in the 1960s was a busy day for both spectators and riders. there were typically six classes in a GP ranging from 50s to 500s plus sidecars. Every single solo class was packed with works machinery and, in an age where the only technical restriction was the engine capacity, there was a huge variety of bikes on the start line. The top class was always the 500 but this often did not provide the best racing.the problem was the absolute dominance of Mike Hailwood on the four-cylinder MV Agusta. The 125cc and 250cc classes were the most fiercely contested, which makes Redman’s achievement all the more remarkable. In the 250cc class the first six finishers were all works riders representing four different factories and competing on single and four cylinder four stroke machines and two-stroke twins.
Mallory Park, September 26, 1964: From left to right Jim Redman,vittorio Carrnana and Mike Hailwood.