JOHN SURTEES 1934-2017

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John Surtees, the only man to win world cham­pi­onships in GPs and For­mula One has died. The win­ner of five TTs, seven 350 and 500cc world cham­pi­onships and the 1964 F1 car world cham­pi­onship for Fer­rari passed away in March at the age of 83. A renowned me­chanic and bike builder, he was partly the in­spi­ra­tion for Valentino Rossi’s dal­liance with F1, 10 years ago. Rossi said: “It’s a great shame as he’s the only one to get both ti­tles. He did some­thing very his­tor­i­cal. I’m very sorry for his fam­ily but I’m lucky to have met him while he was in good shape.”

Surtees was an in­spi­ra­tion to Rossi... And thou­sands more

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