Fast Freddie: ‘ What a guy and what a legend’
Meeting Spencer was an absolute dream come true
I’ve just spent an enthralling evening listening to Freddie Spencer at the launch of his new book ‘ Feel’. He may be one of the all-time legends of GP racing but you’d struggle to meet a nicer or more humble man. It was fascinating to listen as he described his wheel-to-wheel battles with Kenny Roberts, how he never used braking markers, relying purely on his own depth perception and how he drew strength from adversity. At the end of the evening he signed autographs, posed for photographs and genuinely thanked each and every member of the audience. I joked that I had only just dried out after watching him win at Silverstone in 1985 and he was still able to recall the cross wind on the Hangar Straight that day and what a struggle he had to hang on to the bike.
They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes but that’s not the case with Freddie