SCOTTISH STAR BADLY INJURED
Scotsman Alex George was a factory Honda rider at the 1980 TT and big things were expected after he took two stunning wins in 1979. That year, he pipped Mike Hailwood to win the Classic TT by three seconds and he also landed the Formula One title. But his 1980 TT ended in disaster when he crashed in the final practice session. He was on a life support machine and suffered a collapsed lung, but pulled through and was back at the TT in 1981!