ASG IDENTIFIED 3
Dear CR With reference to Mark Kulczyk’s letter in CR191, the no 49 ASG shown was taken at the 1972 John Player International. The rider, Andreas Georgeades, is listed in my program in the 500 and 1000 races and his country given as Canada. This rider, when described as South African, came fifth in the one-off Canadian GP of 1967. I have a report in an old scrapbook by your former scribe Jim Greening who states ASG was riding a race kitted Velocette Thruxton. He was thus awarded two world championship points when only the first six riders qualified for them. The race was over 40 laps and lasted 75 minutes. Mike Hailwood, Honda; Ago, MV and Mike Duff, Arter Matchless were placed first, second and third. ASG completed 39 laps in the damp conditions, so must have been a fair rider. There were 12 finishers out of 34 starteds. Congratulations on the recent issues which contain many excellent articles. Tim Bolton Hull
Thank you all for the many responses we had to the ASG and its history. I'm sorry that we didn't have space to print them all but there have been lots of replies to the original query. Once again, CR readers have proved themselves a fount of fine and heartfelt knowledge. You chaps are brilliant. Tony.