Mike Hailwood

Mike Hailwood

1977 Castrol Six Hour Race Amaroo Park saw 9 times world Champion Mike Hailwood ride the Moreparts 750cc  Ducati  SS with co rider Jim Scaysbrook tro 6th outright and 3rd in the 750cc class. I was riding the Frasers Motor Cycles 900 SS Ducati with Graeme McGreggor, with Ian Gowanloch working on the bike, during a testing break I met Mike (The Bike) and broke into a deep conversatiion nearly 45 min had passed being a very hot day Mike handed me his "team Martini Hailwood" hat saying "u need this ur burning " iI still have  that hat today.I was soon  called to do more testing, I could have listened to him for days, I have never met anyone so interesting and so down to earth one of the nicest guys I have ever met in my entire life, I was extremely saddened to hear of his death in 1981.

 

 


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