Mike Hailwood

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Was Mike Hailwood better than Valentino Rossi?

On the afternoon of September 17, 1961 Mike Hailwood rode a Honda RC162 to victory in the Swedish 250cc grand prix to clinch his first world title. Just three months earlier the 21-year-old had won his first Isle of Man TT, aboard an RC144 125cc twin. This was the summer that he laid the foundations to his legend – Mike the Bike would go on to win another nine world championships.
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Racer and genuine hero: Mike Hailwood remembered

Forty years ago this week, on Saturday 23 March 1981, Stanley Michael Bailey (but known by his fans as Mike the Bike) Hailwood GM, OBE succumbed to injuries incurred two days earlier in a road accident caused by a U-turning lorry in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire. Alongside him in his mangled Rover...
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