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Hugh Anderson

January 18, 2016 - Pilots
Hugh Anderson

Hugh Robertson Anderson, MBE (born 18 January 1936 in New Zealand), is a four-time Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion and a 19-time New Zealand national champion. He is also a two-time Isle of Man TT winner.

Growing up in Huntly, Anderson played rugby league for Huntly United alongside fellow future motorcycle champion Ginger Molloy.Hugh_Anderson_125-Suzuki

One of the most outstanding racers to come from New Zealand, Hugh Anderson’s greatest Grand Prix successes were in 1963-65, riding Suzuki machines in the lightweight classes. He was double World Champion in 1963 (50ce and 125ce), captured the 50ce World title in 1964 and the 125ce World title in 1965. He was third in the 125ce class in 1964 and in the 50ce class in 1965. He first competed in the TTs in 1960 on a Norton and with Suzuki has an impressive record 1963-66 as follows: 1963 – winner Lightweight (125) TT and runner up Lightweight (50) TT. 1964 – winner Lightweight (50) TT. 1965 – fifth, Lightweight (125) and runner-up Lightweight (50) TT. 1966 – third in Lightweight (125) and Lightweight (50) TTs.

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