ASG IDEN­TI­FIED 3

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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.

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